Coy Buckley

Coy Buckley

Coy Buckley grew up in Mobile, Alabama and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rhodes College. He worked for KPMG as a Certified Public Accountant in the US and Europe before moving to Tanzania and co-founding Equity for Africa Group, a pan-African leasing company providing access to finance for small-to-medium enterprises, particularly in agricultural…

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Adrian Reid

Adrian Reid

Adrian is a goal-driven strategic leader who is passionate about innovation, design thinking and social entrepreneurship as a means to promote human flourishing, alleviate poverty and create just communities. He has pioneered various movements, such as empowering a developing country and its churches to embrace urban agriculture as a means of economic development and poverty alleviation. He…

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Dustin Hayes

Thanks to the support of a generous church, Dustin had the opportunity to attend Covenant College, where he earned a degree in English and Philosophy. Prior to joining the Chalmers Center, he served as an events coordinator in the Office of Admissions at Covenant College and obtained an MA in English. Dustin joined the Chalmers…

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Desiree Segura-April

Desiree Segura-April

Dr. Segura-April has a passion for growing alongside God’s people and creating collaborative learning environments where everyone brings their knowledge and expertise “to the table,” and new knowledge is constructed together. Desiree is a creative and innovative adult educator with 16 years of experience in developing and facilitating courses, workshops, and trainings and 20+ years…

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Rob Porter

Rob leads the efforts of the Generosity Team at Chalmers, invoking biblical generosity in God’s people to resource not only Chalmers’ work but that of other Kingdom work as well. Where generosity, collaboration and partnership converges, that is where you will find Rob. He has a background in the local church as a staff member,…

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Shelley Madueme

Shelley Madueme

Shelley holds a ThM in New Testament from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and an MTS from Beeson Divinity School. She spent several years running her own digital marketing business. Shelley is active in her church, St. Elmo Presbyterian, and writes about the intersection between theology and everyday life. She and her husband, Hans, live in…

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Gloria Dubose

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Gloria holds a B.A. in Communications with a minor in Nonprofit Management from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She has over 8 years of experience serving at-risk children and families in Chattanooga’s nonprofit sector. Gloria’s professional experience includes fundraising and community development, administration, marketing, customer service, and more. In a previous role, Gloria led…

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Bethany Sargent

Bethany Sargent

Bethany Sargent is a graduate of Asbury University, where she studied English Literature and Ancient Languages. Her love of storytelling, innovation, and logic has given her experience in a variety of roles, always centered around a desire to guide people towards love for others and creation. Before joining the Chalmers Center, Bethany spent four years in…

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Lauren Minshew

Lauren Minshew

Lauren is passionate about connecting donor audiences to the mission and work of The Chalmers Center. She brings over a decade of experience in grant writing and donor communication to this role. Lauren is a graduate of Berry College, where she studied Sociology Religion, and Family Studies. She and her family lived in Kenya for…

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Shay Bassett

Shay Bassett

Shay Bassett is the Work Life Program Director at the Chalmers Center. Over the past 20 years, Shay has served in various capacities with nonprofit organizations that focus on job readiness and community development. Shay leads a team of coaches who are involved in equipping ministry leaders to implement Chalmers’ Work Life job readiness curriculum. She also…

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Abigail Sebesta

Abigail Sebesta

Abigail brings a wide array of experience from diverse fields. Her passion for both scalable systems and creative thinking allowed her to develop innovative solutions in some of the most rigid sectors of society: education, immigration, and finance. Most recently, she and her husband started a social enterprise, Axios Impact Investments, in Peru focused on…

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Emily Mugisha

Emily Mugisha

Emily Mugisha received her BA in Community Development from Covenant College. She began her career in international development after graduating, starting with a local community development organization in Rwanda before joining World Relief, first as a Church Engagement Coordinator and then as a Regional Program Advisor for World Relief’s savings program. Her work causes her…

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Tabitha Kapic

Tabitha Kapic

Tabitha has trained thousands of people across 32 countries to use gospel-centered, asset-based innovation in their communities. An avid practitioner of design thinking and innovation methodologies, Tabitha has worked in the humanitarian space both internationally and in the United States. She worked with the American Embassy in London, led Medair US during their response to…

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Michael Briggs

Michael Briggs

Michael has a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary and is completing a Doctorate in Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Earlier in his career, Michael worked as a manager with Accenture for eight years, focusing on mergers and acquisitions in the financial services industry. He then served as a vice president…

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Mawoussé Tchegnon

Mawoussé Tchegnon

Mawoussé, a citizen of Togo, West Africa, has a Masters Degree in Finance and Accounting from Lomé University. He worked for the Togolese Social Security Fund and two Togolese non-profit organizations. He also worked for Compassion International Togo as the External CIV Writer prior to becoming a Chalmers Lead Trainer in 2011. For the last…

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Justin Lonas

Justin read When Helping Hurts with his church missions committee in 2009, starting a shift in his thinking about poverty and the church that led to his joining the team at Chalmers in 2016 after serving in different roles for 10 years at an international missions organization. At Chalmers, he coordinates the work behind books,…

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Jerilyn Sanders

Jerilyn Sanders

Jerilyn Sanders serves as Sr. Director U.S. Programs. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Biola University and an Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education. In her more than 10 years at the Chalmers Center, Jerilyn has enjoyed the privilege of developing the Faith & Finances and Work Life programs, equipping and supporting leaders…

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Janet Hulsey

Janet Hulsey

Janet has a BA from Wake Forest University and MA from Appalachian State University. She, most recently, worked at Covenant College helping students capitalize on their strengths and to feel productive in their work. Janet and her husband, Marcus have two daughters and worship at Rock Creek Fellowship on Lookout Mountain.

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