To contact staff via email, click on their name below.

Administrative Staff:

Andy Cross – CFO
Lyn Doyle – Admin
Bethany Gregor – Grants, Admin
Alene Heider  – Admin
Deborah Holcombe –  Work Team Director
Natalie Kok – Development Director
Lori McClain – Operations Director, Church Relations
Dekontee Rayburn -HR
Simone Rayfield – Volunteer Director

Dionne Xavier– Executive Council
James Russell – Executive Council
Josh Gregor – Executive Council

Children & Youth Programs

James Russell – Programming Director
Emily Kennedy – Children’s Programming Director
Carolyn Keefe – UrbanTrekkers Director
Josh Gregor – StreetLeader Director

Rebecca Bradford – Camp Freedom Site Coordinator
Josh Jones – Camp Victory Site Coordinator
Lisa Murphy – Camp Promise Site Director
Phyllis Tettey – Camp Hope Site Director

Anaja Young – Camp Promise Support Staff
Dajour Thompson – Camp Hope Support Staff
Kristi Chen – Camp Victory Support Staff

Adam Cessna – StreetLeader Educational Advisor
Rhonda Raines – College and Career Advisor
Ronetta Heck – SL Job Training Director
Salima Watson – StreetLeader Discipleship and Mentoring

UrbanPromise Academy ~ 7th-12th Grade

Joel Orr – Director of the Academy
Rhonda Raines – College and Career Advisor and Family Support Manager

Lawrence Manly – English
Wendy Battalora – Math
Je-Kevis Barnes – Math
Babitha Praveen – History
Vanessa Russell – Spanish
Nora Wurmbach – Science
Michele Porter – Science

UrbanPromise School ~ PreK-5th Grade

Dionne Xavier– Principal
Denise McMillan – Administrative Assistant
Shannon Roberson – Assistant Principal of Instruction
Andrea Powell – Counseling
Monica Benson – Dean of Students

Ophelia Ashiabor – Pre-K
Kourtney Bajwa – Kindergarten
Tonia Koehler – 1st Grade
Shaquan Dixon – 2nd Grade
Meloney Burris – 3rd Grade
Kendra Mckey – 4th Grade
Shannon Roberson – 5th Grade
Faith Watts – 6th Grade
Suparna Adimulapu – 7th Grade

Seth Raines- Teacher’s Assistant
D’Asia Christopher- Aftercare Assistant

UrbanPromise is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate in hiring, recruitment, training, or promotion of staff, administration of personnel policies, or condition of employment on the basis of race, color, sex, genetic information, age, national origin, disability or marital status. However, due to the religious nature of the agency, UPW reserves the right to decline employment to or terminate the employment of any individual whose own demonstrated religious beliefs are in conflict with the beliefs espoused by the ministry. UrbanPromise is an equal opportunity employer and as such, prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to staff and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.