These are the local leaders who are making a difference in our community by sharing their time, talent, and treasure.
Jonathan Johnson is married to Bethany and together they have 5 children. Jonathan is retired from Chick-fil-A, Inc. after 30 years serving in positions with Chick-fil-A’s Training, Marketing and Operations Departments. Jonathan is also the founder of BEHOLD Coach, a coaching business committed to serving leaders who desire to grow their vision and influence. He is an undergraduate of Carson-Newman College (TN) and earned his MBA from Mercer University. Jonathan had the privilege of serving on the Board of Braelinn Community Services and The Real Life Center for seven years. In 2010, Jonathan started a non-profit called The I-58 Connector, Inc. in Senoia, GA to accept the challenges and promises of Isaiah 58:6-12. Since then, God has faithfully assembled a growing team of individuals, partner churches and businesses to form the Sow Good Center now called The I-58 Mission, Inc.
Shelby and his wife Emily have four kids and live in Peachtree City. He has served Fayette and Coweta counties for years as a pastor and most recently as lead pastor of the Gathering. Shelby currently works for Everest, an executive leadership support network, where he helps America’s top health executives think through innovation and how to make healthcare better. He holds a master’s degree in Christian Ministry from Liberty University, loves the Kansas City Chiefs, good Mexican food, and Jesus!
Tony is a married, devoted Catholic and father of two. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Master Degrees in Management, Strategy Studies, and Program Integration/Acquisition. He is a retired Army veteran with 28 years of service to our country and a retired financial advisor from an international financial company. Tony has served as an I-58 Mission board member since our inception and previously served as Vice President and board member of Sow Good Center. In addition, Tony currently serves as Governor, GATEway District Optimist International and Director, A Brighter Day Children’s Organization.
Elisa is an accomplished homemaker, wife and mother. She is an active member at StraightForward Church and is one of the Children’s Leaders. She has always had a heart for service and was overjoyed when she found out about I-58. She dove in head first and has been volunteering since 2017. Elisa has the pleasure of greeting and sitting with new clients each week which affords her the opportunity to get to know their needs. She looks forward to serving on the board and seeing how God is going to work in her life and the life of The I-58 Mission.
Jonathan Leak serves as Senior Vice President – Fuel Management for World Fuel Services, Inc. and holds a BBA in Administrative Management from the University of North Texas. Jonathan and his wife Denise have four children, one granddaughter, are members of Crossroads Church in Newnan, GA and reside in Senoia, GA.
Alan is the Director of Operations, Facilities, and Events Management at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. He holds a Master degree from Georgia State University and a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Georgia. Alan and his wife Kim have been married for over 25 years. He is the proud father of daughter Emily and son Elijah. Alan has a passion for working behind the scenes to support the work of this ministry.
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Karhma Novak, the President and Co-founder of Project 586, attended the University of West Georgia and graduated with a BA in English and a minor in Education. Karhma holds an MEd in Literacy and has been in the classroom as an English teacher since 1999. Because of Karhma’s empathetic heart, her desire to share and spread the love of Christ, and her willingness to partner with multiple organizations and churches to build a compassionate community, she was brought on as the Director of Operations for The I-58 Mission, Inc. in June of 2015. In this new role, Karhma continues to uphold Isaiah 58 as she serves those who are in need of the merciful and lavish love of the Lord.
Anthony has taught in Coweta and Fayette County for 17 years and he holds a Masters in Education. For nearly two decades, he has viewed teaching as part of his ministry. Pouring into others is Anthony’s calling; he loves people well and is committed to walking with them through the joys and pains of life. This calling has led Anthony to be The I-58 Mission’s Discipleship Coordinator. Anthony is married to Karhma, the mission’s director, and together they have two beautiful children.
Jamison resides in Fayetteville, with her husband and fellow UGA grad Matt (an attorney at Chick-fil-A) and their three ballerina daughters – Wells, Mary Clayton and Hollace. Their family actively serves at Southside Church. Jamison discovered her passion to serve leading mission trips to Guatemala. She felt a calling to show the same love and service to people in her local community – which led her to The I-58 Mission! Jamison currently serves I-58 as the Coordinator of the Clothes Closet. She finds tremendous joy in providing our clients with clothes that make them feel confident, dignified, and loved by God. We are so grateful to have Jamison on our team!
Paul Mathews retired from AT&T in 2015. He is married to Susie and they have two children and three granddaughters. Paul loves golf and fishing but decided he also needed to use his extra time after retirement to serving for the Lord. Paul joined us as Scale Manager and leads a team of gentlemen weighing food that is donated, as well as accounting for the weights of the boxes given out each week. He loves the mission volunteers and has gotten to know and love our clients. The clients like that he is always kidding and joking with them and have said it brightens their day.
Teré Turner has been married to the love of her life, Don, for 33 years. They have 3 kids and 7 grandkids. Teré was a stay-at-home mom who went back to school in her 40’s to get her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Development. Her focus has been working with under-resourced families, educating children and their parents. She has also been a Mentor Mom with the MOPS organization, which was another opportunity to help young families with children. Teré has joined our team as the Children’s Room Coordinator…what a perfect fit!
Judith Glover, who moved to Senoia in the summer of 2017, is married to Rod. They have a son, Ryan, and a very pampered rescue dog named Finn. Born in the UK, she has lived and worked around the world. She is a Nursing Graduate with over 25 years experience in both Hospital and In-Home patient care. For relaxation Judith enjoys competitive running. She is an active member of her church, Senoia United Methodist Church. Judith first volunteered at the I 58 Mission early in 2018.
Sara is married to Steve, has two married daughters and six grandchildren. Sara has been serving at The I-58 Mission for over five years in various roles, but truly enjoys helping clients with home goods. Sara also helps to source and pursue grant opportunities for The I-58 Mission. After retiring from owning a business, Sara says she has found her purpose once again by serving God’s people in need along with the other team members.