Mike Jestes

Mike Jestes is Oklahoma Family Policy Council's executive director. Acting out of his strong personal concern for the health of Oklahoma's families, Mike left a successful business career of 20 years and joined the Oklahoma Family Policy Council full-time in November, 1998. Mike and his wife, Donna, are the parents of three grown children. They homeschooled their own family for over 20 years and served as one of the original advisory families for the homeschooling organization known as OCHEC. Because of his deep concern for young people, Mr. Jestes, by gubernatorial appointment, served for eight years as the chairman—on a volunteer basis—of the State Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention. As a result of his experience, he presently serves on the Oklahoma County Juvenile Board. Mike also currently serves part-time on the pastoral staff of his church, where he directs a large number of young people who, among other activities, serve schoolchildren and teachers weekly in several of the inner-city public schools of Oklahoma City.