Susie Tierney, Executive Director
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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 the Executive Director of the Center for Social Ministry in Des Moines; a Pastoral Minister in a Catholic parish; a food pantry site manager/volunteer coordinator; and a workshop presenter on poverty and justice. She coordinated efforts to promote and encourage participation in the JustFaith Ministries programs in the Des Moines area (and across Iowa) for over fifteen years. Susie has a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University. In her spare time, Susie enjoys spending time with family – especially her school age son and daughter. She also enjoys reading and writing poetry.
Jack Jezreel, Senior Advisor
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Jack is the original author of JustFaith, founder of JustFaith Ministries and was the first Executive Director of the organization. Prior to that, he spent five years in a Catholic Worker community working with men and women who were homeless and, after that, divided his time between faith-based justice education and organic agriculture. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion and a Master of Divinity degree from Notre Dame. He and his spouse Maggie have been married for 32 years and have three adult daughters. Jack is a popular speaker and author of the book, A New Way to Be Church: Parish Renewal from the Outside In. His work now focuses on presentations, workshops and training to introduce JustFaith programs and local leadership & networking.
Kristin Dollar, Director of Programs
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Kristin is the Director of Programs at JustFaith Ministries, which means she works with experts in their fields to compile and write the materials for our programs. As a United Methodist pastor from South Carolina, Kristin has served a variety of congregations: large and wealthy, small and rural, multicultural and progressive, Spanish-speaking and conservative. Kristin has a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School and a bachelor’s degree in English from Furman University. She has experience with homelessness and end-of-life ministry and is particularly passionate about liberation theology and immigration justice.
Andrea Martin Gaddis, Director of Development
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Andrea brings over a decade of nonprofit development experience to JustFaith Ministries. Prior to joining JustFaith, she served as the first dedicated development staff person at the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), a national nonprofit committed to ending mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial injustice. Before her time at EJI, Andrea consulted with museum and social service organizations throughout the country at Daniller + Company in Austin, Texas, and she taught middle school students in St. Louis as a Teach for America corps member. Andrea holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Honors, Government & Liberal Arts Honors, from the University of Texas at Austin, and earned a Master’s degree in Secondary Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Heidi Villaluz, Communications Manager
Heidi is the Communications Manager at JustFaith Ministries. She supports the development and distribution of print and electronic communications for marketing, development, and membership. Heidi holds a B.S. in Cognitive Science with a specialization in computing from UCLA and an M.A. in Education from Loyola Marymount University. Using her skills in technology, photography, and design, she has worked to echo the stories and improve the effectiveness of those organizations whose mission aims to improve the lives of others. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she lives in Gardena, California. Heidi also serves as a Master Catechist for the Archdiocese of LA and enjoys cooking, music, and paddle boarding in her free time.
Maggie Jezreel, Human Resources and Operations Support
Maggie has developed a variety of skills while at JustFaith Ministries. She has worked in the areas of bookstore, development, bookkeeping, and outreach. She brings these experiences to contribute in her new role as Human Resources and Operations Support. Maggie is married to Jack, and enjoys spending time with their three daughters, son-in-law and grandson. She teaches Nonviolent Compassionate Communication at a local nonprofit. In her spare time, she enjoys walking, gardening, crafting and kayaking.
Micah Hammontree, Data Manager
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.
Laura Impellizzeri, Business Manager
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Laura Impellizzeri is the Business Manager at JustFaith Ministries. She brings over 15 years of accounting and business experience to the organization. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accountancy from the University of Louisville and has worked mostly in public accounting. During her career, she has assisted various nonprofit organizations with bookkeeping and accounting. Over the years, Laura has found that providing a compassionate, yet professional perspective for staff, clients, and customers is important and something she has offered. She and Paul have been married for 16 years and have a 12 year old son, Joseph.
Susan Chapman, Registration and Resource Manager
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Susan’s job responsibilities at JustFaith Ministries include oversight of the bookstore, website and website content as well as the program registration process. Susan enjoys using her skills to help people connect and use their gifts in the world. She has an engineering degree and psychology minor from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and certifications in life, career, and relationship coaching.
Leila Oakley, Outreach and Engagement Manager
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Leila is the Outreach and Engagement Manager. She works to engage local communities in JustFaith Ministries through local organizing and program promotion. Leila has spent the last seven years working with various nonprofits across the southeast. Leila has a Masters of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School and a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from Furman University. In her free time, Leila enjoys being active and spending quality time with friends.
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.