David Cox has an extensive background in all phases of steel. He got started in the steel trade at age 18. He has been married for 35 years and has four children and four grandchildren.
Dave began his career in 1993 for PKM STEEL in Salina, Kansas. He worked as a certified, welder, fitter, machine operator, and general laborer. After approximately one year of employment, he was promoted to a supervisory position over approximately twelve employees. In late 1995, Dave relocated to the Ellsworth area and was promoted to Shop Foreman & Production Manager of MaiCo Industries Inc to start a new business under the Mai Family ownership. Within a few years, Dave was promoted to the Plant Manager which he continues to serve as today.
Dave is an active member of AWS, and has attended the roadmap to D1.1 class put on by the American Welding Society. His experience, knowledge, reliability, perseverance, and continued drive for excellence has been the backbone of his position as Plant Manager of MaiCo Industries, Inc.
Dave is a strong advocate of supporting various activities in Ellsworth County and throughout Kansas. He actively serves as a board member for a number of colleges and technical schools. He is a devout Christian and devotes a great deal of his business and personal time to mentor others. He is active with community projects and fund raisers that benefit his community.
In 2012 Dave was selected as Volunteer of the Year at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility and also recognized as the Volunteer of the Year for the State of Kansas Department of Corrections. Dave was also nominated as Citizen of the Year by Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce in 2017. Since our founding, Dave Cox has served as the President of our Board of Directors.
Rev. Dr. Rose M. Booker-Jones serves as secretary for the Restoration Foundation. Dr. Rose is a Retired Elder of The United Methodist Church with over thirty years serving as Local Pastor and District Superintendent of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference. After retirement, Rose served as Clinical Chaplain at El Dorado Correctional Facility in El Dorado, KS.
Dr. Rose earned her MDiv from Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, Texas, and completed her DMin at McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois. With a deep passion for healing and peacemaking, Dr. Rose continued her studies in behavioral management and earned a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management and Church Mediation at Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas. She also completed four Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) units at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS.
Affectionately known as Pastor Rose, her gifts and passion are healing and peacemaking. With today’s challenges, she believes ministry should focus on the heart of all people. She feels “it’s a matter of the heart.” If the heart is changed for God’s good, then the mind, body, and soul can fully receive God’s grace. Pastor Rose also believes God desires every man and woman, whether incarcerated or free are saved through Christ Jesus. Therefore, as believers of Jesus Christ, we are called to provide restoration and wholeness.
Although Dr. Rose is no longer at a Chaplain at the El Dorado Correctional Facility, she still serves the incarcerated men and staff at that facility through her ministry with the Restoration Foundation and through guest preaching events at the Spiritual Life Center.
Makayla Ladwig currently resides in Wichita, Kansas where she was born and raised. Makayla's parents, Tim and Leah Ladwig, taught her that the greatest joy in life is to love the Lord and to love people. They showed her that one of the most beautiful gifts on this earth is to live in community with the people on the margins-- the ones the world has pushed aside. Makayla states that she always thought, “If that’s where Jesus spent his time, it must be the best place.”
All those seeds that were planted in her childhood by her parents and many others eventually grew into a vocational calling to be a nurse. After graduating from the Hesston College Nursing Program in 2015, Makayla began her nursing career in the Emergency Department, then transitioned into forensic nursing working as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner.
In 2018, Makayla began working at El Dorado Correctional Facility. Over the past five years, a group of resident volunteers and infirmary staff members have built a culture of healing and joy within the EDCF infirmary. Makayla helped found a hospice program at El Dorado with the goal of providing dignity, joy, and comfort in both life and death for the many patients that pass through the infirmary. Makayla says, "it has been so wonderful to watch the program grow and be preserved through many ups and downs."
Makayla believes in the mission of the Restoration Foundation, and am thankful to be a part of what God is doing in our prison community through this organization! She is currently serving as the Vice-President of our Board of Directors.
Clarence (Herbie) Harris, Jr. was born in Jackson Mississippi. After attending college in Memphis, Tennessee, Herbie went to work for Delta Air Lines and spent the next ten years in Memphis, St. Louis (MO) and Dallas (TX).
In November of 1996, Herbie graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. Herbie accepted his call to full-time ministry and began work with Prison Fellowship Ministries. His first assignment was to oversee a statewide evangelistic outreach in Kansas touching every State, Federal, Military and Private prison with major events that included professional athletes, national recording artists, comedians, and motivational speakers. Herbie was then made the Prison Fellowship State Director for the state of Kansas. A few years later he was made Area Director for Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri. In this role, Herbie oversaw Prison Fellowship staff and volunteers throughout the region and was tasked with fund development and program implementation.
In May of 2002 Herbie went to work for the Kansas Department of Corrections as a Chaplain at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility, overseeing the funding and building efforts of Kansas’ first Spiritual Life Center with others following at the El Dorado Correctional Facility, the Hutchinson Correctional Facility and now the Winfield Correctional Facility. In August of 2013, Herbie transferred from Ellsworth to the El Dorado Correctional Facility where he currently serves as Chaplain. He also oversees the Oswego Correctional Facility in Southeast Kansas.
Herbie and his wife Phyllis have been married 32 years and have six children, fifteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Chaplain Stephen Mattice is the newest member of the leadership team at Restoration Foundation. After serving in law enforcement for over 15 years, Stephen moved into Corrections. Briefly serving as a Corrections Officer at the Winfield Correctional Facility in Kansas, Stephen felt led to vocational ministry as a Chaplain within the Department of Corrections. In August of 2023, Chaplain Mattice started serving at EDCF and quickly became involved with the Restoration Foundation.
Stephen holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Excelsior College in Albany, New York and he received his Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College in Penella Park, Florida. He has also attended the Word of Life Bible Institute in Schroon Lake, New York. In his capacity in law enforcement, Stephen has received a number of certifications from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, Missouri Southern State University Law Enforcement Academy, Fire Fighting school at Florida State Fire College and EMT Certifications from Santa Fe Community College.
In 2009, Chaplain Mattice wrote a book entitled “Seeing it His Way… 40 Nights With a Christian Police Officer.” The book was published in 2010 with copies being sent to law enforcement agencies across the United States. Stephen has spoke at a number of events at Pittsburg State University, Missouri Southern State University, and a number of engagements with the Upwards Basketball organization. He is an avid guitar player and drummer who loves serving with worship groups when possible. Although his professional background has been in civil service, his heart has been in ministry. That now shows in his role as a Chaplain at the El Dorado Correctional Facility.