Carol was called into God's family at the age of 9 changing her life forever and giving her the passion to see little children receive Jesus as their Savior. While she was serving on staff as Director of Children’s ministries in 2010, God called her into the position at CEF Gwinnett. First introduced to CEF in 1968 by a friend who shared a little Wordless Book. After telling her the story, she was hooked. Carol has used the Wordless Book for over 50 years in children’s ministry. Carol was married to a wonderful Christian man for 37 years who died of colon cancer in 2003. She has two beautiful daughters, two wonderful sons-in-law and two precious grandchildren; Katie, and Jack.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Interim County Coordinator
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.
Intern Youth Coordinator
Caleb is a sophomore at Truett McConnel university where he is pursuing a degree in business management. Caleb has a passion for getting teens into our local communities sharing the Gospel.
Romans 12:1-2 because we are not meant to be part of this world but are to be set apart.
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.