Meet Our Staff

At the Short Creek Dream Center, we have a heart to serve people.

Our staff is dedicated to the vision of helping bring hope and healing to the people of Short Creek and beyond.

Konstance Merideth

Co-Executive Director

Born in Germany and living in 12 different states across America, Konstance has always preferred living in small towns. Since moving to Short Creek 2 years ago with her husband (Luke) and children, Konstance has served as the assistant coach for the Water Canyon Volleyball team along with various other volunteer roles. Konstance is passionate about working with other organizations and leaders to better serve the community!

Genuine service cannot be separated from love. We can go through the motions of serving God, but if our hearts are not in it we’re missing the point. 1 Corinthians 13 makes it clear that, unless our service is rooted in love, it’s meaningless.

Luke Merideth

Co-Executive Director

A military veteran with a Master’s degree in Substance Abuse Counseling and a graduate of the Phoenix Dream Center himself, Luke loves using his gifts and experience to help others see their God-given potential!

Briell Decker

Residential Aide & Advocate

Briell was the 65th wife of Warren Jeffs who formerly owned what is now Short Creek Dream Center. It is her desire to see people have a safe place to recover and heal fully from trauma. She is proud to know that the Dream Center provides those kinds of opportunities.

Lucia Barlow

Residential Aide

Born and raised in Short Creek, Lucia left the FLDS 10 years ago. She was introduced to the Short Creek Dream Center after fleeing from an abusive relationship and losing everything to a house fire. In 2020 she was given the opportunity to come full circle and begin giving back to her community through the Dream Center. 

As a Chaplain, Peer Support Specialist, and a Residential Aide, Lucia  now gets to express her passion for helping others. “Who better to walk alongside someone then, someone who has truly been through it themselves.”

Jessica Martinez

Executive Administrator

Jessica brings a wide variety of skills to the Short Creek Dream Center. Full of love and an incredible example of servant leadership she is selfless and works hard to help bring together the background tasks that help the Dream Center run. As someone who has experienced an incredible amount of transformation and growth in her own life she loves to see others experience the same joy and freedom.

Mary Jo Eldridge

Development – Volunteer

Mary Jo picked up and moved her entire life when she felt led to help lead the education effort at the Short Creek Dream Center. A former teacher, she has a passion to see people learn and looks forward to helping others reach their education goals.

Anthony Henson

Community Resource Office Lead

Born in Chicago and living in Phoenix for more than 40 years, Anthony has never felt more at home than riding his Harley around the Crick! He was inspired to move to Short Creek by all the stories he had heard from friends and fellow staff members about how peaceful life in the high desert was. And they were right!

Anthony is responsible for the Community Resource Office which assists SCDC residents and community members with applying for SNAP, registering for Medical Insurance, connecting people to legal services, and more!

Steve Anderson

Operations – Landscaping

Steve visited the Short Creek Dream Center in April of 2021 and 2022 from Mt. Vernon, WA.  He immediately felt a calling to make himself available which resulted in Steve moving to Short Creek in May of 2022.  Steve is a part of the Operations Department helping with landscaping, gardening and repairs.  Steve enjoys playing golf and brings with him many years of experience in the recovery field.  Steve is a great example of Christ as he works and serves in the community.

Need help?

Get in contact with our support team 24/7 at (435) 619-4294
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Need help?

Get in contact with our support team 24/7 at (435) 619-4294
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