Boys & Girls Club names new executive director
Propst took over leadership of the club from Ray Hurley, Executive Director who retired September 30, after thirty-two years of service.
Propst is a native of Cleveland County and a graduate of Burns High School. While attending Appalachian State University, he met his wife Stephanie and they have been married 18 years. They have two boys: Zachary who is eight years old and Elijah who is five years old.
Joshua has been working with Boys & Girls Clubs for more than 15 years and with youth in general for more than 20 years.
He holds a Masters of Human Resource Development degree from Clemson University and a Bachelors of Recreation Management degree from Appalachian State University.
Prior to his work with Boys & Girls Clubs, Joshua worked in Christian and secular camps conducting leadership development and teamwork initiatives through activities such as ropes courses, rock climbing, canoeing, spelunking, and snow skiing.
For the past six years, Stephanie has been a stay-at-home mom. Prior to that she worked in banking as a Trust Officer. In total, she has more than 11 years of professional banking experience.
Zachary and Elijah are excellent students, love the outdoors and enjoy Legos, riding bikes, and playing video games. The entire family enjoys hiking, camping, boating, and pretty much anything outdoors.
The Propsts are also very involved in their church. Joshua serves as a song leader, bible class teacher, and Missions Deacon; Stephanie serves as a bible class teacher and assists with special projects. Together they have been on mission trips to Russia, Haiti, and Honduras. Joshua is involved in Rotary Club and served on the Jefferson County, TN Health Council.
Joshua and Stephanie are excited to be moving to Cleveland County and becoming involved in their new community.