In March 2015 Mike Eggleston had just finished watching the PBS documentary, “A Path
Appears”, which spotlighted the restorative efforts across the country aimed at getting girls and
women who are being trafficked off the streets and help them learn new skills and ways of
The thought that stuck out the most to Eggleston though was, “what about the boys?” So he
started looking and found that Restore One was one of the only initiatives dedicated to
rescuing boys who had been sexually exploited.
Fast forward 2.5 years and after staying in contact with co-founder Chris Smith, Eggleston is
now a board member for Restore One. “I waited until the time was right to plan a trip to Greenville to see it [The Anchor House],” Eggleston said. “That day finally came in early August 2017, when I flew out from Kansas City to attend the Open House of Anchor House.”
He said he was blown away by the house, the other board members, Chris and Anna Smith and
Executive Director, Linda Royster.
“I felt an immediate connection with the work and when I was asked if I would be interested in
serving on the Board, I couldn’t believe it. A dream was coming true.” Although Eggleston has only been on the board for about two months he has already jumped right in. He has begun reviewing policies and procedures, advising on business and legal issues and reviewing documents.
Eggleston supports Restore One because he feels that boys are overlooked – hiding in plain
sight. “While no one wants to admit that the problem of sex trafficking exists in the United States,
even fewer want to admit it happens to our boys,” Eggleston said. “I believe that these boys are
some of the ‘least amount us’ that God invites us to help and love.”
In his free time Eggleston enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters and two Scottish
Terriers. His wife and him love to explore and find new places to experience. He is also very
busy in his local church, Christ Church Anglican in Overland Park.
THANK YOU, from everyone we are so thankful for board members like Pastor Brian and Patrick Porter. Thank you both for serving and beleiving in the mission of Restore One.
We invite you to partner with us in this life changing work.