Following a 20 year career in church based non-profit work doing leadership development with college students (2000-2015) and planting and pastoring a church in CT(2015-2022), Andrew and his wife Lauren (of 20 years and counting!) settled back in Charlotte in 2022 with their 3 children (Haddie 2011, Evelynn 2013, Aliza 2020). Andrew had a desire to use his gifts to help leaders solve some of our cities greatest problems while helping some of the most vulnerable in our communities. When he was invited to launch Mission Charlotte as the founding Executive Director in the fall of 2022 it was the perfect convergence of passion and opportunity. Andrew is thriving as he leverages his training as a coach, his entrepreneurial bent and his love for leaders with his commitment to the church and Christian nonprofits.
Andrew graduated from Davidson College, has his Masters of Divinity Degree from RTS and is soon to complete a joint doctoral degree in Theology and Organizational leadership from the University of Edinburgh and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Lauren is the middle school science teacher at Greyfriars Academy. They both enjoy serving with their church, coaching their girls in soccer and lacrosse, and playing with their dogs and family in the creek behind their house.”
Stephen brings over 27 years of leadership experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, with a track record of leading transformational change in businesses and nonprofits. Stephen is a Certified Interim Executive Director and Senior Advisor with Armstrong McGuire and previously, served as the Executive Director of Charlotte Family Housing, The Harvest Center of Charlotte, and Founding Executive Director of Freedom Communities. In the for-profit arena, Stephen is a licensed attorney whose extensive career in financial services included his being an advisor to the wealthiest families in America for PNC Bank Wealth Management and Abbot Downing, fka Calibre, an Ultra High Net worth division of Wells Fargo. Stephen is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Originally from southwest Florida, Becky has lived in Charlotte since 2015. After obtaining a degree in Community Development from Covenant College, she moved to Charlotte to work at a local church. She has previously worked with nonprofits in Miami and Chattanooga in a variety of roles. Outside of supporting local nonprofits, she and her husband are busy raising their 3-year-old son and being involved in their church’s ministries.
Tiffany is a native of Georgia graduating from Georgia Southern University in 1998. Following graduation, she spent 3 years on staff with Campus Outreach in North Carolina. She has been married to the love of her life for over 20 years and they have two amazing children. Tiffany serves full-time at StoneBridge Church overseeing global works and has a passion to invest in the city of Charlotte!
John Parker, Forest Hill Church (Board Chair)
Paul Joyce, Queens University
Kalisha Mitchell, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of the Carolinas
Beth Bell, BraveWorks
(Board Vice Chair)
Rob Kelly, ForCLT
Jessica Pierson, ForCLT
Josh Wood, The Independence Fund
RJ Caswell, South America Mission
Liz Mallas Law, Gilead Sciences
Ed Price, Nonprofit Consultant