Who we are and how we can serve you.
Andy is the Executive Director of REMERGE. He is a native of Anderson, IN and has a B.A. from Anderson University and an M.Div. from Anderson School of Theology. He earned his Ph.D. in Moral and Practical Theology (Theological Ethics) from King’s College, University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Andy is a founding member of TraffickLight – an international coalition united in combatting sex trafficking. He has over 20 years of ministry experience.
Andy is the editor and a contributor to the book Joining Lives: A Primer in the Ministry of Reconciliation (Eugene: Cascade Books, 2017).
Andy is married to Amy and they have three daughters and one son.
Topics: Reconciliation, Imagination, Placemaking, Community Building, Driving Change by Building Movements, Design Thinking as Community Building, Human Trafficking, Poverty/Homelessness
Mary has over a decade of experience in nonprofit leadership, grant writing, communications, and program development. She is committed to developing programs and services that improve the lives of underserved women and children. She is also active in raising awareness about and promoting initiatives that aid in the prevention of trafficking, exploitation, and abuse of the most vulnerable. Mary is a graduate of Harvard University and also holds a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology. She serves as chair of the Civilian Review Board and is a member of the policy council for Head Start in Anderson, Indiana where she resides with her children.
Topics: Human Trafficking (awareness & prevention), Nonprofit Leadership, Workforce Development, Communication Strategies, Educational Program Development & Implementation, Education Assessment
Christy is the Director of the Giving Grace program of REMERGE. Christy is native to Atlanta and a graduate of Georgia Tech. She began volunteering in 2013 and soon discovered her ability to network and mobilize people to respond to neighbors in need. Christy is married with three children.
Sylvia is the Community Facilitator in the Sweet Auburn Community of REMERGE. She also directs our women’s programs and Immersion Workshops. Sylvia has worked in ministry since 1996. After working with an innovative shelter in New Orleans she realized what can be accomplished when people share life together living as neighbors, rather than a sterile “fixing” model. This experience began to transform the way she approaches life and ministry. Sylvia has been with REMERGE since 2011. Sylvia has her master’s degree in Theological Studies (Christian Ethics) from Columbia Theological Seminary.
David is a senior consultant with 16 years driving organizational effectiveness and strategy execution for clients operating at the intersections of business, civil society, and government.
Topics: Strategy Development, Strategy Execution, Organizational Culture, Change Management, Organizational Development, Leadership, Systems Thinking, CSR
Dan is an instructor and director of the Community of Reconciler’s for REMERGE. He is married to his amazing wife Adrienne and they have four children. He is from Bumpville, PA and holds a Biblical Studies degree from Liberty University and a Masters of Intercultural Ministries from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. Dan has over ten years or ministry experience cross-cultural and socio-economically. He is a trained Dignity Serves facilitator. He speaks and writes on topics such as; poverty, holistic gospel, dignified interdependent relationships, reconciliation, the spiritual formation of serving and intimacy with God.
Topics: Reconciliation, Community Building, Neighboring, Poverty, Spiritual Formation of Serving
Anna is the Director of Operations for REMERGE. She is a native of Jamestown, NY and has a B.A. from Anderson University where she studied management with a concentration in nonprofit leadership. Anna joined the REMERGE team in 2016 in pursuit of joining the Lord’s work of reconciling the world to Himself. She is passionate about learning from others and breaking down misconstrued stereotypes.
Paul is the treasurer of the Board of Directors for REMERGE. He is the Vice President for Strategy and Operational Effectiveness for Habitat for Humanity International. He has over 20 years of leadership experience in international development at all levels: community, national, regional and global. His core strengths are finding solutions to complex challenges, thinking strategically while ensuring critical details are addressed, leading by listening, incorporating ideas of diverse stakeholders, and learning new skills. He has a B.S. from California Polytechnic University, a Masters of Divinity from Gordon Conwell Seminary and an Executive MBA from the University of Michigan. Paul is married with three children.
Topics: Multi cultural Leadership, Strategic Planning, Change Management, Business Planning, Non-profit Finance, Community Development, Project Management, Construction.
Tricia is the Director of Strategic Development for REMERGE. Her career began serving the legacies & family of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & Coretta Scott King. During her 22-year tenure, Tricia rose from Intellectual Property Licensing Admin to Chief Operating Officer of the global public & private interests of Dr. King’s legacy & the business & legal affairs of the family.
Tricia consulted with numerous charities, social enterprises & political campaigns. She is a regular key note speaker for corporate & community audiences about social and economic progress, diversity/inclusion and advancing humanity. Tricia was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Chattanooga Times Free Press, JET Magazine, The Atlanta Tribune, Rolling Out, & recognized as “Young and Gifted Under 30” in Essence Magazine.
Allen is the Director of Impact 46 an organization committed to transforming cities into places of refuge and strength for the glory of God. He is a Methodist pastor who has served the city of Lawrenceville, GA since 2008. Allen works with communities being impacted by the suburbanization of poverty. He is passionate about weaving nets of trust that catch and connect community difference makers. Through Impact 46, he facilitates collective impact initiatives that discover, develop, and deploy disciple making disciples. Allen has degrees in Social Work and Education as well as a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Seminary.
Topics: Organizing, Networking, Leadership Development, Suburbanization of Poverty
Kimberly serves as Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries at Anderson University and is a co host for Viewpoint, a syndicated radio program for Christians Broadcasting Hope. Additionally, Kimberly is founder and CEO of Stripped Love, a not for profit ministry empowering women in sex trade to walk out of fear and into love (strippedlove.org) . Kimberly is an ordained minister of the Church of God (Anderson) and has completed post graduate education at the University of Notre Dame and the Anderson School of Theology. Kimberly and her husband Kevin reside in Anderson, Indiana with their son Max.
Topics: Sex Trafficking, Women in Ministry, Women of the Bible
William is the Art Director for REMERGE. He is also a freelance artist, sculptor, creative entrepreneur. William initially found his voice through art during his time at Valdosta State University. In 2013, William moved to Atlanta and began his art career, from glassblowing, to teaching art to homeless youth, to public art installations on the BeltLine. He now is a force of creative connection in Atlanta – utilizing the power of art to pursue social and racial reconciliation, build community, and comfort those in hardship. William currently has work exhibiting on the Atlanta BeltLine, throughout the neighborhood of Reynoldstown, and in Watkinsville, Ga. He also facilitates art programs at Winship Cancer Institute and The Gateway Center. He serves on the board at Renew the Arts, Twin Radius, and Arts in Health at Winship, and is the founder of CarCanvas and ColorATL – The Atlanta-based Coloring Book.
Topics: Community Art, Creative Workshops
Amy is the director of the customer experience for REMERGE and also serves as the bookkeeper. Amy is a native of Seattle, WA via Sitka, AK. She is a graduate of Western Washington University where she studied recreational therapy. Amy’s passion is in working with older adults with dementia. Amy is married to Pastor Andy and is the mother of three lovely daughters and one son.
Cherie serves on the Board of Directors for REMERGE. She is the executive director of Good Places and is a business and development consultant in Atlanta, GA. Cherie holds a BComm in Accounting and Finance from the University of Melbourne and an M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois.
Topics: Community Development, Ethical Impact Investing, Strategic and Business Planning
Bill is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors for REMERGE. He held several key positions with large corporations (Kraft Foods, ZEP Manufacturing, and Georgia Pacific) prior to acquiring Quality Fabricators® in Atlanta, GA. His ownership in this small business allows him the time to give back to the community. In addition to his work with REMERGE he is also a board member and volunteer at TEDxPeachtree, and the CFO/COO of Community-Guilds –STE(A)MTRUCK – a mobile maker space in Atlanta. Bill and his wife Rita live in Atlanta. They have two children and one grandchild. Bill is a foodie, soccer and hockey fan, loves to bike ride, and practice yoga.
Topics: Strategic and Business Planning, Entrepreneurship, Small Business Ownership, Design Thinking, Community Building, Dealing with Addiction in the Family.
Catherine serves on the Board of Directors for REMERGE. She hails from sunny Florida but has made Atlanta her home. She has a B.S. in Communications from Florida State University and a Masters in Public Administration from Georgia State University. She is currently a Corporate Partnerships Manager for Habitat for Humanity International in Atlanta, GA. She has worked at organizations that fight for women’s and children’s health and rights, advocate against sex trafficking, and promote the arts. She is most passionate about justice and community development.
Topics: Resource Development, Board Management, Project Management, Grant Writing, Housing
Felecia serves on the Board of Directors for REMERGE. She is the Executive Pastor for Community Church in Atlanta, GA. Felecia is an Atlanta native, a graduate of Wesleyan College with a B.A. in Religion and an M.Div. from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. In 2005, she was honored by the Program of Black Church Studies at Emory University for being the first African American woman graduate of the School of Theology. In 2015, Reverend Smith was also honored by the Black Student Caucus of the Candler School Theology and received the first “Felecia Pearson Smith Alumna Trail Blazer Award.” This award will be given every year to alumni who have displayed significant leadership in the church and the community. Felecia is an ordained minister of the Church of God (Anderson, IN). She has served as the President/CEO of the Shenango Valley (PA) Urban League, Inc, and the Director of the Bonner Office of Community Service and Student Development at Spelman College. She is the author of My Hair. . . My Marriage. In 2009 she founded Metamorphosis Ministries Inc., focusing on the spiritual emotional health of women.
Topics: Emotional Health and Spirituality, Healthy Leadership, Understanding Grief as a Process, How to Become your Best Self, How to Navigate the Turbulence of Life
Ken serves on the Board of Directors for REMERGE. He is an attorney with FisherBroyles as a business litigator representing and advising corporate, government, non-profit, entertainment and individual clients in a variety of practice areas, including complex commercial disputes, technology and intellectual property matters, franchising/licensing disputes, employment practices and medical malpractice. Before FisherBroyles, Ken was General Counsel of a global software solutions provider with over 9000 customers in over 100 countries. He was also Of Counsel with Carlton Fields LLP and a Senior Associate with Troutman Sanders LLP. Ken began his legal career as a Judge Advocate with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He is a graduate of Howard University School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude and Florida A&M University ; B.S., Business Administration. Ken is married with two children.
Topics: Employment, Franchising, General Corporate, Intellectual Property, Litigation & Risk Management, Mediation, Technology
Larry serves on the Board of Directors for REMERGE. He has been active with our Central Atlanta Community for over six years. He began his family oriented dental practice, Southern Smiles Dental Associates, in Clayton County Georgia over 30 years ago after graduating from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry. Besides dentistry, he loves the outdoors, music, and his family – especially his wife Cindy and their children Sellers, Yates, and Jesse.
Topics: Small Business Ownership, Oral Health, Individuality and Oneness as they relate to Reconciliation
Jon is the Senior Manager of Strategy and Innovation at the Atlanta Community Food Bank in Atlanta, GA. Jon has a B.A. from Mississippi College and an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Michelle is the Community Facilitator for the youth SATL Community of REMERGE. Michelle is an Ohio native and graduate of Bowling Green State University. She began her work in community development in Orlando, FL in underprivileged neighborhoods before moving to the South Atlanta community. Michelle has extensive experience in innovative community building and development, as well as fundraising and grant writing. Michelle is married to Larry and they have two children.
Topics: Youth Development, Poverty, Spiritual/Emotional Health and Growth
Donell is the Founder of the Be Love Community in the Sweet Auburn Neighborhood of Atlanta, GA. He is also an executive board member of the Historic District Development Corporation, the only development corporation in Sweet Auburn, founded in 1980 by Coretta Scott King. Donell is married to Evonne, a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University, and they have one daughter.
Topics: Community Organizing, Community Development, Networking, Leadership
Executive Director of REMERGE