Leanne graduated from Emory University in 1995 with a Degree in Early Childhood Education. As a former children’s minister and currently working in Children's Ministry at her local church, Leanne has a passion for children's ministry. After 3 years as Area Coordinator, Leanne has taken on the role of Interim County Director. Leanne is happily married to David Jones and homeschools her three busy teens.
James 15:5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
With a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech, Renee worked for 10 years for in the antenna measurements industry including as the Vice President of Standard Products for Microwave Instrumentation Technology. After taking time off to raise her two boys (Andrew 22 and Philip 19) Renee is now working in the mortgage industry and excited to be serving as the Assistant Coordinator for CEF Gwinnett County. Renee has been married to her college sweetheart, Mike, since 1988 and attends Grace Atlanta Bible Church. A 2-time leukemia survivor, her favorite Bible passage is Psalm 56:3 because it reminds us that we can ALWAYS trust in God.
Psalm 56:3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
Beth and her husband Tim have served at Eagle Ranch children’s home for 20 years. Beth’s degree in middle school education was obtained from Georgia State University. Beth has taught in various settings throughout her life. Her favorite subject to teach is Jesus, and her favorite audiences are children and teens. Beth remembers being drawn to the Lord as a small child and receiving Him fully at the age of nine. Her passion has always been to become a missionary. Beth is thrilled to work alongside the CEF team, bringing Jesus to the children of Gwinnett County.
Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Lisa attended bible college in Oklahoma, where she met her husband Charlton. They married the year of graduation and soon after began the journey of serving in full time ministry together. With a strong burden for children and teens, they ministered as Children and Youth pastors for 15 years. Following, they planted a church and served as Senior Pastors for the next 10 years. Lisa believes that "next generation" ministry is her life's call and is very enthusiastic about the opportunity to be serving with CEF to bring the gospel of Jesus to children in the Northeast Atlanta area.
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
Jennifer graduated from Samford University in 1993 with a degree in Elementary Education. Following graduation, she served as the Campus Outreach Director of Women’s Ministry at Jacksonville State University. She married Jonathan Howes, who was also on staff with Campus Outreach and 3 years later, God called them to become church planters. This led Jonathan to attend seminary and they planted Impact Fellowship; a church for college students at the University of Texas in Arlington. In 2003, God called them to Grayson, GA to plant Graystone Church. Jennifer joined the Grayson Elementary School staff and taught 2nd grade for 5 years.
Donna graduated from Bob Jones University with a Bachelors in Accounting. After marrying her high school sweetheart, Mike, she worked in small CPA firm becoming partner. Donna left the workforce to stay at home and homeschool their two girls. Both college graduates in Civil Engineering, they are launched, one into local civil engineering firm and local church, the other one in the National Guard as an engineer (currently deployed). Accepting Christ at the age of 5 has given Donna a passion to see children meet her Savior to live life with Him as a guide. Donna has worked with children’s ministries in church, VBS, children’s worship, AWANA and now helps in 4 GNC clubs. Donna loves being active – tennis, kayaking, SCUBA diving – as well as reading, xBox gaming, hanging with family and friends.
Psalm 139:14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.