Staff

Our Staff

The Carthage Crisis Center is led by Jim and Judy Benton


Brooke Fry

Kitchen Supervisor/Family Program Supervisor

Brooke Fry
Brooke Fry

​Brooke is a graduate of College of the Ozarks where she met her husband, Noah. They have been married for 4 years and have 2 children with one on the way. Brooke is originally from the Jefferson City, MO area. Brooke earned a degree in Nutrition and it serves her well as she oversees the kitchen and all of our food inventory. We are so pleased to have the Frys working with us.

Noah Fry

Assistant Director/Men's Program Supervisor

Noah Fry
Noah Fry

Noah, originally form the Tulsa, OK area, is a graduate of College of the Ozarks. He comes from a large family and as a result is well qualified to live in a communal setting. Noah serves as our Assistant Director and oversees our Men’s Program. He worked a variety of jobs before coming to the Crisis Center and that has allowed him to help with maintenance and equipment issues. He is married to Brooke and together they have 2 boys; Everenn and Orson. They are expecting a girl in August of 2018

Jim Benton

Executive Director

Jim Benton
Jim Benton
Jim Benton has been the Executive Director of the Carthage Crisis Center since January of 2016. Jim holds 2 undergraduate degrees from Evangel University; a B. A. in Biblical Studies and a B. S. in Business Management. For the past 30 years, Jim has served in ministry to the poor and needy through Teen Challenge, Compassion International and homeless missions in Springfield, MO and Newark, NJ. Jim enjoys golf, old movies, (especially the Princess Bride) and time with family. Jim and Judy have 3 grown children; Jayme, (Married to Paul Carabello and who recently gave us a grandson, Hudson), Jerrett, (married to Kelsy), and Julee, (married to Tyler Pickles).

Judy Benton

Operations Director

Judy Benton
Judy Benton

Judy Benton has been the Operations Director of Carthage Crisis Center since January 2016. Judy has served as a business owner, real estate agent, and in a great variety of positions helping others. Originally from Wisconsin, Judy and her parents moved to Pennsylvania in 1971 as her father had accepted a position at Valley Forge Christian College. Judy brings a unique set of gifts to the Crisis Center and her organizational skills serve her well.