Tim Wright has been a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America since 1984. In 2005 he started Community of Grace, in Peoria, AZ. He’s authored five books, including his most recent–Searching for Tom Sawyer: How Parents and Congregations Can Stop the Exodus of Boys from Church, and has trained pastors and church leaders throughout the US and around the world. Along with Michael Gurian he co-created the rite of passage program: Following Jesus: A Heroic Quest for Boys. He and his wife, Jan, raised a daughter and a son. They are now happily investing their lives in their 4 grandchildren.
Chuck Fitzgerald led the Office of Faith and Community (OFC) at the Arizona Department of Economic Security. The mission of the OFC is to develop, implement and refine strategies for encouraging, enabling and supporting the community in service to those who rely on Arizona’s safety net.
The OFC and provides oversight for many of the Faith-Based & Community Initiatives in Arizona, including: Governor Brewer’s ArizonaSERVES Task Force, Arizona’s Community Network Teams, the Arizona Council on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the CommunityConnect and onPurpose e-newsletters, and the CommunityImpact Leadership Academy.
When he is not at work, Chuck is in the community helping others. He has served on many local nonprofit Boards, such as Neighborhood Ministries, Communities in Schools, Leadership West and Shoebox Ministries. He is a long-time and active member of the Vineyard Church of North Phoenix, and a member of the Peoria Rotary Club.
Chuck and his wife Susan have been Arizonans since 1992. They have three children, six grandchildren, and a Labrador Retriever-mix named Moses.
April Jones has experience in the public, private, academic and nonprofit sectors. She has served the public as a Community Engagement Director for the Office of Faith and Community at the Arizona Department of Economic Security.
Prior to that April spent 12 years with regulatory state agencies and 11 years in public and private institutions of higher education including AT Still University, East Carolina University – Regional Development Institute and University of Michigan. April’s nonprofit experience includes 15 years board service (president, vice-president, vice-chair, committee chairs, etc.) and volunteer leadership/board development.
As a professional who’s passion is to help others thrive, her experience with building and strengthening relationships and organizations allows her to develop, implement and refine a holistic approach for engaging the community in service to Arizonans in need of safety net services. As a proven leader; accomplished facilitator and effective team motivator April is able to create a strong foundation for organizational success.
Conrad Lindo is a First Things First Regional Director for East Maricopa and serves as an expert spokesperson to raise awareness and build support for the importance of early childhood development. He has a combined twenty two years’ experience working in juvenile justice, human services and early childhood. His preceding work experience includes working as a Program Director of the Arizona Center for Responsible Fatherhood (ACRF) and Father to Father Program, as a Juvenile Probation Officer in Pima County and as a Youth Care Worker with the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections.
Conrad possess over fifteen years’ experience working in pilot and best practice, family-centered, comprehensive programs. Additionally, he has conducted trainings on developing fatherhood programs, father engagement and creating father friendly environments. He has a passion for making a difference in the lives of children, families and communities in Arizona for over twenty years and his core values make him a strong ambassador for children and parents.
Kathleen Winn is currently the Executive Director of the Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network. She graduated from the University of Arizona and served as the Director of the Community Outreach and Education Division at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office where she organized and coordinated statewide outreach events to communicate with vulnerable populations statewide, regarding scams, dangerous substances, predatory behavior, Veteran affairs and how to protect Arizona constituents and their families. Kathleen has been in Real Estate and Lending for 26 years. Although, real estate and lending is not her primary duty, she does help those in need. Kathleen has founded a homeless shelter for women and children in the state of Arizona. She has successfully organized the Arizona Identity Theft Coalition that has been devoted to raising public awareness, improving inter-agency infrastructure and referrals, as well as educating and training service professionals. Kathleen also played a vital role in the creation of the Arizona Military Outreach Taskforce know as CAMO where community leaders, key stake holders in government, military, and community organizations address problems and issues associated with our Military and Veteran population. Lastly, Kathleen directed the creation of the Attorney General’s Taskforce Against Senior Abuse known as TASA which is comprised of specialized attorneys, investigators, and outreach specialists that educate and heighten awareness about what senior/elder abuse is, how we can help prevent it in our state and to vigorously prosecute cases. Kathleen Winn is also happily married and the mother of 7 children.
Terrilyn Miller, a fourth generation Arizonan, serves as the Director of CityServe Arizona. Her passion is to bring the community together across business, faith, non-profit and government sectors to help those in need by promoting loving service, building relationships, and fostering collaboration. Initiatives and outreach efforts include; Adopting Schools, Human Trafficking, and HopeFest Phoenix.
Prior to her work at CityServe she owned and operated her own businesses. She has over 15 years experience in the nonprofit sector serving on boards and actively helping others; from teaching workshops in prisons, to facilitating groups for abuse survivors, to serving with college students building homes in Mexico, to one-on-one biblical counciling, it is her passion to see people live life to their fullest by identifying and resolving barriers. She holds a B.A. in Business and a M.A. in Biblical Counseling.
Terrilyn and her husband Mick have five sons, one daughter, two-daughter-in-laws and three adorable “Ger-Merican” grandchildren.
Antoinette (Toni) Means, MBA/HCM, is the Chief, Office of Women’s Health State Adolescent Health Coordinator, for the Bureau of Womens and Children’s Health at the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Jason Gillette is the State Director for School Health for the Department of Education. Mr. Gillette also contracts with community organizations on implementing health measures, programming and strategic planning. He also sits on several councils and leadership groups addressing the direction of policy, program and implementation of health processes in Arizona. Jason sits on the advisory council for the Mayo Clinic for Community Health Research, Board of Directors for the Arizona Public Health Association, Advisory Council for Southwestern Interdisciplinary Research Center, Community Innovations Council (Aetna) and Native Health’s advisory council. Jason holds a bachelor’s in Global Health from Arizona State University. Jason previously was the project manager for the federal program AmeriCorps for St. Luke’s and held the communication manager position for Arizona Living Well Institute. Jason is currently a Health Educator for Cigna and Summit Health and has been a nutritionists and personal trainer for four years. Jason also served four years in the United State Marines as a Sergeant, serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jason also has a company that partners with non-profits such as the Mollen Foundation to focus on community health and physical activity and has worked in the field of obesity and chronic disease for over eight years. Jason has also worked the lead project researcher for Chicanos Por La Causa studying physical activity and health perception in Hispanic adults and presented at the American Public Health Association conference in 2012. Jason’s dedication to health, obesity, quality of life and community engagement has fueled his drive and progress since moving to Arizona 2003.
April Street is dedicated to her lifelong commitment of improving the lives of adults, children and families. Her mission is to bring goodness to the world through engaged communities of united and focused people. April has over twenty years experience teaching, encouraging, nurturing and guiding others to personal and spiritual growth for a rewarding and fulfilling life. On any given day, April can be found teaching personal and spiritual development principles, advising parents how to lovingly parent their children, locating resources for those in need, providing guidance to transitioning foster care youth, motivating others to pursue their purpose, encouraging those who have lost their hope, and collaborating with others who share her mission. April pursues tasks with a kind and nurturing leadership style. She is lively and energetic and is often referred to as the Energizer Bunny by her family and friends. April is the proud and happy mother of one son, two daughters, one desert tortoise and “Nonnie” to two granddaughters and one Goddaughter. April believes that every person is a treasure and she is thankful for all she has been given.