Meet The Team

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CFO & Co-Founder

Newton Maina is a devoted follower of Christ and a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers! His academic background includes: A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting from Kennesaw State University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Accounting from DeVry University. Newton is a graduate of the Bethel Bible Intensive Series, a systematic study of the Bible that he subsequently taught at Mount Paran Church in Atlanta, Georgia for four years. Newton is an accountant by profession with over eighteen years of experience working with for-Profit and nonprofit organizations. As a Bible Teacher, he is committed to helping believers in the body of Christ understand the truths of the Bible in order to sincerely fulfill the first and greatest commandment (of loving God with all their hearts, minds, souls and strength). Newton and his wife Marlene live outside of Atlanta with their beautiful daughters, Joy and Journey.

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Interim Executive Director

Sharae Stackhouse is a passionate and committed follower of Christ. She has spent several years ministering to the people of God, and has found much purpose and joy in children’s ministry. She is devoted to playing a part in seeing the next generation reach their full potential – spiritually, emotionally, and educationally. Sharae has served as an associate minister; co-led a youth ministry; and taught Sunday School and Bible Study to children and adults alike.

Sharae has 20 years of communication and marketing experience, in both the nonprofit and public sectors. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English, with a minor in African American Studies from

Valdosta State University. Sharae later earned her Master’s degree in Corporate Communication from Baruch College, graduating with honors. She currently works as a regional marketer with Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company. Sharae is also a member of Free Chapel in Suwanee, where she serves on the altar team and as a greeter. She is an avid reader, and enjoys traveling. Sharae is very devoted to her family and friends, and holds a special place in her heart

for all of her nieces, nephews, and, God children.

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Administrator & Legal Counsel

Lorraine Ongwenyi is passionate about advocating causes and people she believes in.  Lorraine’s life goal is to be a change agent who seeks to inform and influence the administration of policies by improving accessibility, effectiveness, and equity.  Lorraine is committed to rekindling the spirit of others, especially young people, who contend with insurmountable challenges while pursuing their dreams. 

Outfitted with her passion, education, skills, experiences and resolve, Lorraine epitomizes a new order of leaders who share the common purpose and passion of improving the health and well-being of nations around the world. In her career with Fortune 500 Companies, Lorraine has been particularly drawn to analyzing, transforming, and resolving business problems to drive efficiency and continuous improvement.  With each of her assignments, her satisfaction has come from streamlining, standardizing, and simplifying business processes and problems. Lorraine earned her Juris Doctor degree from Emory University School of Law. She holds a Master of Health Administration from University of Phoenix and a Bachelor’s in International Business and Trade from St. Peter’s University in New Jersey. Lorraine loves working out, enjoys more than occasional outdoor running, is an avid reader and enjoys watching sports. Lorraine is a committed Christian. She previously served as a Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader, Mentor and Small Group Leader at her home church.

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Communications Specialist

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Music & Dance Teacher

Jenecia Kissoon is originally from Guyana, South America and has been living in Georgia for the last five years. Being the eldest of five, Jenecia developed a love for working with children quite early. She has a passion for music and enjoys singing, playing guitar and piano, dancing, calligraphy, and every activity that involves creativity and expression. From a young age, Jenecia has volunteered at church assisting with Sunday school, babysitting and providing quality child care. Jenecia has also been a part of the dance ministry at her current church, Free Chapel, though she has been dancing since she was only six years of age. Jenecia is a Collins Hill High School graduate, currently  attending Free Chapel College where she is studying music. While attending Collins Hill High school, Jenecia was part of the chorus program, which increased her love and passion for music. Her hope is to one day travel often as a missionary teacher to teach music, language arts and the Bible to children. Jenecia loves to see people, especially children, discover their gifts and use them for God’s glory.

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Basketball Coach

As a VP Senior Business Banking Relationship Manager in the greater Atlanta area, Aneury Hernandez serves as a liaison to resources that help deliver services to support businesses and its specific needs. Aneury addresses the credit and cash flow needs by understanding his clients and their businesses.  Aneury works with a team of specialists, to help deliver solutions to simplify the financial challenges that many business owners may face. Prior to his Business Banking role at PNC Bank, Aneury has also worked as a Business Banker in New York with Capital One and Citigroup with a strong focus in lending. Aneury comes as a seasoned industry expert with over 17 years of banking experience. Aneury Hernandez attended Nyack College in NY where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He loves trying out new foods, experimenting with cooking and loves to travel with his wife and two boys. His favorite team is the Miami Heat. On his down time he loves to take his boys to the park and play basketball. Aneury currently lives in Gwinnett County and also enjoys, working out and swimming.  


Basketball Coach

Chris Wilson has a passion for growth and finding the best in every one. He is interested in seeing children learning to live their best life. Having 4 kids, he has plenty of people to practice with.