Althea Allen Dryden, Marketing and Communications Associate
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Althea is responsible for all JustFaith print and digital communications including GradNet, our bi-monthly publication for program participants, and VOICES our bi-annual publication for participants, partners, donors and friends. Althea is also responsible for our website and social media. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Louisville and a Master’s degree in African American Studies from The Ohio State University. She’s an Elder at Central Presbyterian Church in Louisville and has two delightful children.
Chris Breu, Senior Advisor
Chris is a Senior Advisor to JustFaith Ministries. She brings to her current role eight years of direct work on the JustFaith program and six years as Director of Charitable Giving for the organization. Chris has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Marian University and a Master of Nursing Science degree from UCLA. Prior to coming to JustFaith Ministries she taught at UCLA for ten years and was a healthcare administrator for fifteen years. Chris has experience in the areas of education, curriculum development, and small not for profit administration. She also provided volunteer nursing support at a low income community agency for fifteen years.
Cory Lockhart, Program Associate
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Cory serves on the Program Team, with GoodNewsPeople and JustFaith Catholic as her primary responsibilies. For 14 years she taught Spanish and organized service opportunities for students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. After going through JustFaith in 2005-06, she earned a Masters in Spirituality through a joint program between Bellarmine University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and her teaching focus shifted to include Catholic social teaching. She left teaching to volunteer abroad, which led her to an ongoing commitment to Christian Peacemaker Teams and her current role at JustFaith Ministries.
Geri Collecchia, Data Entry Specialist
Geri Collecchia maintains data integrity in the JustFaith Ministries data base. Geri has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Roosevelt University in Chicago, and worked for 25 years as a computer programmer.
Jane Walsh, Executive Director
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Jane comes to JustFaith Ministries with 20 years of social justice advocacy and non-profit management experience. She most recently worked with the Network Center for Community Change, a social justice movement of more than 5,000 people who live, work, and worship in Louisville’s urban neighborhoods. Before that she was the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Housing Coalition, where she led a coalition working for fair, safe, and affordable housing in the Louisville region. Jane is a member of St. Francis of Assisi parish in Louisville and has two (very lovely) children. She is a fourth generation Louisvillian and a lifelong advocate for racial and economic justice.
Maggie Jezreel, Director of Charitable Giving
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Maggie is delighted to serve JustFaith Ministries in her role as Director of Charitable Giving. She previously managed the online bookstore and served as Outreach and Engagement Associate at JFM. She has been married to Jack Jezreel, founder of JustFaith, for 30 years: this means she has been around JustFaith from its inception. She has the great pleasure of having met many of the amazing facilitators and board members who have brought the mission of JustFaith to life, and has been inspired over and over by their dedication and zeal for justice and peace. She looks forward to connecting with many of you in the future!
Mary Wright, Senior Advisor
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Mary Wright’s job responsibilities at JustFaith Ministries include managing relationships with our primary partner organizations, and working as part of the Program Team with a focus on the JustMatters modules. She has a BS in history and English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MSW from St. Louis University. In addition to teaching school, she worked at the Human Rights Office in the Archdiocese of St. Louis for 14 years and as Education Coordinator for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for 12 years.
Micah Hammontree, Data Manager
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Micah is the Data Manager at JustFaith Ministries. She is responsible for maintaining and overseeing data integration into the JustFaith Ministries database and the analysis and reporting of JFM datasets. Micah has a Bachelor of Science in Geography from the University of Louisville. Prior to joining the team at JustFaith, Micah worked as a data analyst and database manager at the Network Center for Community Change.
Pat Reeves, Business Manager
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As Business Manager, Pat ensures the smooth running of the JustFaith Ministries office and business functions. She has a degree in accounting and has worked for various organizations in the Louisville area in both the bookkeeping arena and in management. Pat is highly organized, but attributes her highest level of success as raising three socially-just mindful daughters with her husband of 40 years, Jeff. She completed the JustFaith program in 1992.
Susie Tierney, Director of Organizing
Susie supports JustFaith Ministries’ program facilitators and helps with local organizing and promotion of programs. In addition to Susie’s work with JustFaith Ministries, she is the Executive Director of the Center for Social Ministry in Des Moines, Iowa, and has coordinated efforts to promote and encourage participation in the JustFaith Ministries programs in the Des Moines area since 2003 and across Iowa since 2008.
Susie is a graduate of the Education for Ministry program through Sewanee University School of Theology, but her education and experience has come through her previous work as a Pastoral Minister in a Catholic parish; a food pantry site manager/volunteer coordinator; and a workshop presenter on poverty and justice. In her spare time, Susie enjoys spending time with family – especially her 3 yr. old son and 2 yr. old foster-daughter – and writing poetry.
Toni Roppel, Administrative Assistant
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Toni provides part-time, administrative support to the JustFaith Ministries staff. She possesses strong experience and background in the faith-based, non-profit organization work world. The last 18 years of her career were dedicated to providing administrative support for various programs at the Presbyterian Church (USA). Toni is a member of St. Bernadette Catholic parish in Prospect, KY and has two adult children, a son and a daughter. The lights of her life are her three beautiful granddaughters. This year she and her husband, Mike, will celebrate 48 years of married life.