Andrea holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Delaware State University. She completed her Master’s degree in Social Work at Widener University. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Psychology with a specialization in Mental Health Administration from the University of the Rockies in Denver, Colorado and hopes to graduate in 2016. She will also pursue her Doctorate in Divinity. Andrea has 8+ years with the State of Delaware and she currently serves as a school social worker with the Caesar Rodney School District. She has 18+ years of experience and education working with women, children, and families in schools, homes, and communities. Her experience includes clinical and generalist social work. Andrea is the CEO and founder of Life Movement Empowering Ministries, L.L.C. LMEM, LLC serves to empower women, men, children, and families. Life Movement Empowering Ministries is a limited liability company created to provide supports to families or individuals that need help making effective changes in their lives amidst adversity. The main services of LMEM are educational counseling and consultation, mental health counseling and consultation, future transitional housing, and life coaching. Andrea believes and has learned that leadership is not who you are it is what you do. Influence is an important key to leadership. Working with the community, families, and different populations has inspired Andrea’s career and she hopes that she can in turn inspire others.
Dan Lerro currently serves as the pastor for teaching and administration of Trinity Church of Smyrna. Dan grew up in Syracuse, New York and remains a huge fan of the Orange. He earned his Master of Divinity from Virginia Beach Theological Seminary, and then moved to Delaware in 2007 as part of the Trinity Church planting team. At Trinity, Dan leads corporate worship, teaches regularly, and provides oversight to the church. He is married to Lindsey, and they have 3 kids: Sofia, Danny, and Judah.
Dion Williams is the President / CEO of Del-One Federal Credit Union. Del-One is a full service financial cooperative serving over 53,000 members with 10 branch locations throughout Delaware.With over 20 years in the credit union industry, Dion has long been an advocate for serving the under-served with affordable financial products and services. Examples of this philosophy in action at Del-One includes a pay day alternative loan program, fresh start loan to assist victims of domestic abuse, and the opportunity auto loan to assist consumers with credit blemishes on acquiring affordable transportation to get to and from work. In 2015, Del-One was presented with the Corporate Citizenship Award by the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Also in 2015, the News Journal named Dion the mid-sized employer leader of the year. In addition to Grace for Dover, Dion current serves on the Delaware Supreme Court Board on Professional Responsibility, Greater Kent Committee, Delaware Tech Development Council, and the Delaware Tech Business Advisory Board. Prior to moving to Delaware in 2011, Dion served as President / CEO of Central Sunbelt Federal Credit Union in Laurel, Mississippi. Dion also served as a Deacon for First Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg, MS. Dion has a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from Wake Forest University. In addition, Dion has been a Certified Financial Planner® since 2000. Dion lives in Camden-Wyoming with his wife Susan and three daughters, Reagan, Allie and Sydney.
Lisa E. Williams is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Lisa is currently employed by Bayhealth Medical Center and works as a Wellness Center Counselor at Smyrna High School. Lisa’s past job experiences include foster care social work, school social work, outpatient therapy, suicide prevention training, and post trauma work. Lisa is a strong advocate for the Latino community and she has recently opened a part-time private practice in order to provide mental health services to Hispanics in the area. Lisa has been involved with Girls Inc. Latina Initiative, is a member of the Stakeholder Committee for the National Alliance for Mental Health’s new Latino outreach, and is involved in The United Way’s “Latinos Unidos Advisory Council.” Lisa is also a member of Development and Research Innovations’ Board, which is affiliated with Pike Creek Psychological Center. Lisa’s ministries include singing on the praise team, teaching Sunday School, helping out with Vacation Bible School, and writing devotions for the local Christian radio station. While Lisa enjoys ministries outside her home, Lisa’s primary focus is her husband and three children.
Senior Pastor of Grace Church since 1983, Jonathan has received degrees from Houghton College, Biblical Theological Seminary, and Covenant Theological Seminary. Serving on the Boards of Covenant Seminary, Young Life and Mosaix Global Network, Jonathan’s passion is for multi-ethnic, cross-cultural worship & ministry, not only at Grace Church, but also throughout his denomination and beyond. He has taught on the subject of worship in Mexico, Kenya & Ghana and is involved in the leadership & teaching ministry of Mosaix Global Network, a multi-ethnic, cross-cultural movement. Married to his wife Dale since 1975, he has four children and six grandchildren.
Julie Lewicki is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience. She maintains a private practice in Dover where she specializes in treating children, adolescents and families. Julie has dedicated her career in focusing on children, especially children in foster care and those dealing with trauma. She utilizes play and expressive therapies to assist children who have been affected by abuse, loss, trauma and family issues. Julie is also certified in Parent Child Interaction Therapy and utilizes evidence based and trauma informed therapy programs.
She is actively involved in her church through several ministries: she is the Worship Leader of the Praise Team, director of the Children’s Choir, involved in VBS with drama and music and is on the Missions Team. Julie is married and has 2 children, Landon and Hadley.
Nick Alexander is a Financial Advisor with a degree in Finance from the University of Delaware. He has been in the financial services industry since 2007 and joined Merrill Lynch in 2015. Nick volunteers for the Delaware Financial Literacy Institute and was awarded the “Got Savings Star” in 2015 for his commitment to financial education. He lives in Dover with his wife, Priscilla and their children Niko and Christian.
Jody Wood is a counselor at Calvary Church in Dover and the Chaplain of our Board of Directors.