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

Administrative Staff:

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
Larissa Smith – Communications/Finance Manager

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

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

Adam Cessna – StreetLeader Educational Advisor
Salima Watson – StreetLeader Discipleship and Mentoring
Rhonda Raines – College and Career Advisor

UrbanPromise Academy ~ 7th-12th Grade

Joel Orr – Director of the Academy
Melisa Davis – Vice Principal, Dean of Students
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

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.