Our Story

About City Impact

No one ever said a ripple must be small, especially with the Divine. The ripple of our lives begins and ends with our Creator. God is in all things. A pebble, small and seemingly insignificant, tossed into a placid pond gently disrupts the stillness, causing a continuous cadence that increasingly vibrates outward.

A ripple is what City Impact seeks to emulate in our neighborhoods and beyond. We show youth and their families their God-given gifts and purpose so they, in turn, can empower others. It’s cause and effect at its best. We don’t just dip our toes in. We unleash a tidal wave of transformation.

The ripple of empowerment began over 25 years ago! In 1993, Brad and Carma took a step of faith, spending time with kids who needed love and hope. Check out this video that chronicles the early years of City Impact as the Bryans’ said yes to God’s calling of holistic Gospel ministry.

Staff & Board of Directors


Kristy R Goodwin, M.T.S., M.M., M.Ed.
Executive Director

Eboni M. Caridine, Ph.D.
Operations & Program Director

Tessa Contreras
Development Manager

Candace Reid, Ph.D.
Communications & Marketing

Jessica Brinkmeyer
Literacy Programs Manager

Ariel Kinney
Program Assistant 

Andrea Mailand
Faith Program Manager

Angela Pillow
Community Liaison

Susan Lakeway
Office Coordinator

Board of Directors


Craig Ames
Retired COO
Bryan Health

Vice Chair

Lucas Hains
Director of Business Development


Brenna Grasz
Keating O’Gara


Philip Rihanek
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones


Brad Bryan
Financial Advisor
Plan A – Wealth Management

Brian Bossard, MD
President & CEO
Teledigm Health


Ron Brown
Senior Offensive Analyst
UNL- Football Coach

Kristy Goodwin
Executive Director
City Impact

Pastor Kenji Madison, Ph.D
Angelic Temple COGIC

Ed Osborn
Retired Owner & CEO
GT Exhaust, Inc.

Julie Schumacher
Rembolt Ludtke Law Firm

Mike Stice
Chick-Fil-A 48th and O