Mark Leach is the Chief Operating Officer for Mr Brews Taphouse and has enjoyed over 40 years serving in many executive roles for both company and franchise restaurant operations. Mark has been married to Jana for over 35 years, and they have 3 adult children; Janessa, Christopher, and Netty.
“This opportunity to serve on the TMCI Board has been a “get to” not a “have to” for me. It’s truly an honor to be a part of such a class organization surrounded by like-minded board members engaged in doing Kingdom work!”
Dave hails from Minnesota. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Bethel University in 1983 and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management in 1992. Prior to joining Christian Union, Dave served successfully as the Chief Development Officer at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Presbyterian Homes, and The Salvation Army in Chicago. Dave has also been active as a board member with several international social service ministries. Dave and wife, Caryn, live in the Chicago area and are the proud parents of three adult sons, Trent, Caleb, and Nathan, and daughter, Grace, who is in college.
“TMCI is the most effective, strategic, and Christ-centered solution to the challenges faced by teen moms around our nation, and around the world.”
Jim grew up in Lake County, Illinois and currently resides in Gurnee, Illinois. He’s been married for over 36 years to Christa and has 2 adult children. Jim received his college degree from Western Illinois University. Currently, Jim works for a marketing research company in Chicago, heading up all support groups at Head Quarters.
“I wanted to be part of making a difference in helping teen moms that chose to parent their child and did not choose abortion. They need help and support in making it and to bring them Hope, show them they have a Purpose in life and a Future. TMCI is making a difference in training and equipping those that serve teen moms and I want to be part of an organization like that.”
Bob has over 30 years’ experience in retail leadership, holding varying management and executive positions overseeing all facets of retail operations. Bob currently is the Chief Operation Officer for Road Ranger USA.
Bob earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree from Kaplan University where he graduated Suma Cum Laude. Bob and wife, Deb, live in the Jacksonville, Florida area and are proud parents of two adult sons, Bob Jr. and Michael. Both are married and have their own families. Bob Jr. is married to Tabatha and has four step children, Gauge, Tristin, Madison and Levi. Mike is married to Jackie and has a daughter, Payton.
“I joined TMCI because, while attending one of the annual TMCI celebration dinners, I witnessed firsthand Christa’s personal experience and passion for providing hope by coming along side girls who find themselves in a situation that made them feel alone and scared. TMCI has a high level of success by empowering young women to make life changing decisions. TMCI impacts the world through Christ, one person at a time, and creates a generational change!”
Kathy is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor working in a private practice setting, helping people navigate life’s challenges, and grow in health and well-being. Kathy is a widow who chooses to embrace life and seeks to grow in her faith. She is mother to three children, and ‘Nana’ to seven precious grandchildren. When time allows, Kathy loves playing with the Grands, reading a good book, biking, or sharing time with family and friends.
“I joined the TMCI board because I fully embrace and support the mission of equipping young teen moms to enable them to find hope, purpose and a real future. This program gives them concrete opportunity to gain a new life, well-being, and stand in the true value of who they are as God’s precious children, as they learn how to parent well. What a privilege to give back and see young women become confident, loving mothers, and productive citizens!”
Linda is a TMC Alumni. She is married and the mother of Aiyana, who is currently studying at LIM College in New York City, NY.
“Teen Mother Choices helped pave a great path for my journey as a teen mom. It brings me great joy to have the opportunity to give back and serve God by joining the TMCI Board.”
Sue is a wife and mother of 4 adult children and 10 grandchildren. She recently retired from school nursing where she was employed for 17 years as a certified school nurse (ILCSN) with a M.Ed. Sue just completed a certification program in Spiritual Formation and Direction from Moody Bible Institute and is pursing a ministry of spiritual direction. In addition, she is actively involved in various social and Biblical justice initiatives and volunteers as a mentor in a pregnancy center.
“I am passionate about working with the body of Christ in coming alongside and ministering to the needs of the lost, the last and the least. In particular I am invested in coming alongside young mothers who are caught in a cycle of brokenness and poverty with little hope for their future. TMC is an organization that brings the hope of redemption and flourishing to teen moms with a stellar record of success. I am delighted to serve as a board member of TMCI to help extend the reach and the number of young women served to the glory of God.”
Caryn is married to David and together they have 4 adult children. They have been blessed with twin grandsons. Caryn is a registered nurse working in women’s health for the last 30+ years. Caryn met David at their alma mater, Bethel University, where Caryn earned her BSN.
“I believe TMCI is one of the most strategic ways I can invest my life and resources in changing the trajectory of the lives of young women and their families. It has impacted the lives of thousands already and that impact will be felt for generations.”
Yvonne is an IT professional by day and a women’s empowerment champion for life. She specializes in knowledge enrichment programs that serve women in the workplace through her non-profit, Joyful Sisters Unite.
“Serving on the board of TMCI is an answer to a prayer. I had the desire to give more and supporting this organization was exactly what I needed to get that stretch that would allow me to serve God while serving others in a greater capacity. There is an opportunity to share my time, talent and treasure with a community of young women who I believe in very deeply. This program that helps teen moms through life after birth is second to none. I can’t imagine not being a part of it!”
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