Team Category: Staff

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Josh Benton

About Josh

Josh joined Escape in 2023 after teaching in Europe and pastoring in the U.S., and writing curriculum. He has a BA in English and an AA in Liberal Arts Studies. He has a passion to give back to youth who are experiencing a difficult time and believes they can be “dangerous” when they realize their potential. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his kids, and might know a thing or two about Star Wars.


Adam Penn

About Adam

Adam is passionate about relationships, workouts, and breaking cycles. He is a student at Western Seminary and a background in corporate team management. In his spare time, Adam enjoys coaching football, talking to his mom, and moving where the Spirit guides him.


Jeremias Gaytan

About Jeremias

Jeremias “Jerry” Gaytan joined Escape in 2019 and has been a special part of ASAP and Career Connections. He is a graduate of Westshore Community College. His years of experience working in schools and his big heart make him an important part of our team. He loves to mow lawns, share with families in need, and pray for kids. Outside of Escape Jeremias is the pastor of Iglesia Pan De Vida in Fennville and a family man to his wife and kids.


Ruben Silvas

About Ruben

Coach Ruben has been training youth in boxing since 2010, and has been a certified boxing coach through USA Boxing since 2013. He helped found Westside Boxing & Fitness, where he continues to impact youth. He keeps an open door for all, and loves spending time with his most dedicated athletes, who then travel to events and Golden Gloves tournaments. When he’s not at Escape, Ruben can be found painting, making pizzas, laughing, and spending time with family.