Karey Gaston

Executive Director

Born and raised in North Pole Alaska, Karey moved to Mat- Su Valley in 1985. 

After joining  Blood-n-Fire in 2005 Karey has worked tirelessly to grow the ministry so it can serve more people. All while being grandma extraordinaire and  studying to be a pastor which she became in 2017.

Her faith in the Lord has been key to her success in this ministry. Karey is known for her ability to “Just Believe”. When it seems like a challange she will be found trusting God for the outcome!

Colby Hall

Knik House Director

Born in Kalispell, Montana and raised in Palmer, Alaska since 1976, Colby is proud to call Palmer, Alaska home. 

Colby joined the team in April of 2019. Pulling from his own life experience of temporary homelessness and codependency, Colby has the perspective to relate to those who need someone to see, and bring out, the gold that is in each one of us. 

Colby’s compassion for people from all walks of life and the ability to meet people were they are at is one of his greatest strengths. Colby believes that true healing and restoration of a persons heart begins once you touch the pain of your past and allow the Holy Spirit to show you your true identity in Jesus.

Colby’s life mission is to encourage those who have lost hope and to awaken the body of Christ to it’s Great Commission. 

Amber Odell

Knik House Program Assistant

Born in Santa Rosa California, Amber moved to Mat- Su Valley in 1978. 

Amber joined our team April, 2015. Amber is a real “go-getter” with a no-nonsense approach to life that screams, “you can do it”. She has worked in many areas of the ministry from volunteer staff, resident assistant, administration and now program assistant. All while becoming a cosmetologist and caring for all the grand kids! 

Her ability to see through the the mess to help people is a real inspiration to the entire team.

David Grow

Resident assistant

Born and raised in Palmer Alaska David is a local grown Mat-Su resident.

David joined our team in a volunteer capacity June, 2017 while a resident in Knik House programming. He  became our resident assistant August, 2017.

David is known for his sense of humor. He can bring a smile to your face even when you’re facing the hard times. 

David’s phrase, “Knik House did it to me”, has become a inspiration. It started as a joke and has become a slogan of success.

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