Our WATER PARKS are OPEN AS SCHEDULED today. Please check here daily (at around 11AMor before heading out for the latest status.

REMEMBER - Our indoor pools are open no matter the weather - you can always come inside and swim.


ATTENTION - We're looking for summer lifeguards for our indoor pools and outdoor water parks. We offer lower-cost certification and, to qualifying guards, a refund of charges.

South YMCA Staff

YMCA staff are committed to serving you and your family. That's why we strive to both model and exemplify the Y's core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Ashley Sorensen: Branch Director

Ashley began her YMCA career in 1999 where she started as a program director in Jacksonville, Florida.  In 2003 she moved to Tampa, Florida to continue her career with the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA.  There she gained experience as a Senior Program Director and spent the last 5 years as the Executive Director of the Northwest and West Park Village YMCA.  Ashley joined the Greater Wichita YMCA in May of 2015 as the East Branch Executive Director and then the West Branch Executive Director in November 2016.  Ashley holds a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Mobile.

Kasey Williams: Senior Program Director

Aquatics, Dance, Gymnastics, and Late Night

Kasey has been with the Greater Wichita YMCA for twelve years and is very excited to be working with the South staff and community. Kasey has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology/Human Services and a Masters in Organizational Development from Friends University.

Jessie Gorges-Sawhill: Senior Program Director

Membership, Group Exercise, Kid Zone, Sports, and Housekeeping

Jessie started her career at the Greater Wichita YMCA in 2011 working at the Andover branch in member services. She worked as a Fitness Service Associate for the South Y in 2012 and went on to open the Downtown YMCA as a Membership Director. She left the Y for two years, following a different career path, but she’s excited to be back. Jessie has a bachelor’s degree in communications and is currently pursuing her master’s in that field.

Thomas Liss: Membership Coordinator

Thomas began his career with the South YMCA  in November of 2015 as our Assistant Member Director. He has his Associate's Degree in Exercise Science from Heritage College. Thomas is passionate about bettering his community. 

Cameron Jackson: Late Night Director

Cameron graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University with a Bachelor in Sports Management and Masters in Business Administration. Previous to the YMCA Cameron was the Director of Spiritual Development at Kansas Wesleyan University. Cameron is very passionate about his faith, family and making a positive impact on the next generation. He is excited to be a part of the mission of the YMCA and the Greater Wichita team. 

Kelli Long: Youth Programs Director 

Caitlin Craig: Dance/Gymnastics Director

Blake Redenbaugh: Personal Trainer

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specializes in: Strength training, weight loss, power lifting, sport specific training and general fitness.

Jennifer White: Personal Trainer

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Melissa Morrow: Personal Trainer

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Ken Hoover: Personal Trainer

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Grover Williams: Personal Trainer

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Bill Wiggins: Personal Trainer

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer