As a founder of Generous Giving, Todd has been actively engaged in spreading the biblical message of generosity for 20 years. In his current role as president, Todd acts as a key spokesperson, relating with givers and implementing strategies for advancing the generosity message. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics and entrepreneurship from Baylor University and spent 11 years with Campus Crusade for Christ International (Cru), where he served in Russia, Yugoslavia, and in the United States. Prior to joining Generous Giving, Todd was a partner in an investment management firm, advising high net worth clients on growing and using wealth wisely. Todd's passion is to disciple others, and given his experience in ministry leadership, major donor development, and philanthropic advising, he is particularly suited to encourage Christians to excel in the grace of giving. He and his wife, Collynn, have five children and live in Orlando, Florida.
Chief Operating Officer
John serves as COO, with responsibility for Generous Giving’s internal strategy and operations in sharing the biblical message of generosity. John also works to reach a new generation with biblical generosity through our Emerging Leaders initiatives. A native of Texas, John began his career as a Petroleum Engineer, spending time everywhere from the sand dunes of Saudi Arabia, to the offshore platforms of the Gulf of Mexico. While studying at Harvard Business School, John began a journey of discovery on the intersection of faith and wealth which culminated in a decision to leave behind a lucrative post-MBA job to work, speak, and write full-time on generosity (his book God and Money, co-authored with Greg Baumer, is out now).
John's greatest blessing in life comes from being married to his beautiful and gracious wife, Megan, and sharing in the joy of their three young children, Jack, Anna, and Lydia. John holds degrees from Harvard Business School (MBA, 2015), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia (MS Earth Science, 2011), and Texas A&M University (BS Chemical Engineering, 2010).
Executive Vice President, Engagement Team
David leads the Engagement Team of Generous Giving, interacting with givers and facilitating events. He has had an eclectic career, in entrepreneurship in both low and high tech business, in independent movie production, and finally in ministry. During his 5 years on Young Life staff, David had the privilege of working with many generous givers and saw firsthand their deep faith and joy in giving. This ministry experience changed his life and is the reason he loves being a part of the Generous Giving team. He played on the Missouri State University Tennis Team where he earned a bachelor's degree in Business. David, his wife, Christie, and their 3 children live in Austin, Texas.
Senior Vice President
Ladonna brings more than 15 years of leadership experience to her role with Generous Giving's engagement team. She started her career working in her family¹s business, managing a pharmacy and specializing in nutrition. An entrepreneur at heart, Ladonna has had the opportunity to open a non-profit book store and start her own business before joining the team at Generous Giving. With a passion to see people healed, Ladonna has worked with Generous Giving since 2005 and loves to see the transforming power of generosity. She and her husband, Or, have three children and live in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
JOG Team Coordinator
Lindsay serves as our JOG Team Coordinator supporting the administrative and logistical needs of the JOG Team. She was an Orlando Heart of the City Fellow for nine months after graduating from the University of Florida, where she received a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
She is currently a master’s student at Reformed Theological Seminary, and a co-chair of the Orlando Fellows Alumni Association. She enjoys time with friends, weekend trips, and talking up her hometown, Orlando, where she currently lives.
Communications & Design Coordinator
Hailey currently serves as Generous Giving's Communications and Design Coordinator. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2018 and spent the next nine months in a spiritual formation program called the Orlando Fellows.
Hailey is an Orlando native, and has been surrounded by generosity within her family and community from a young age. In her free time, Hailey enjoys spending time with her roommates and leading worship at her church.
Assistant to the Business & Finance Manager
Kristy serves in the Business & Finance office and also serves as conference registrar. She received a B.S. degree from Tennessee Wesleyan College and is a retired Purchasing Agent with the Tennessee Valley Authority. She has been back with the GG team almost two years. An active member of her church, Kristy is a Sunday School teacher for 11th & 12th grade girls and serves on various committees at the church. She and her husband Tracy, and son Brock, live in Rock Spring, Georgia.
Director, Volunteer Strategies
Heather Cousins currently serves as Director of Partnerships seeking to build collaborative relationships with Generous Giving’s strategic partners. Previously, Heather served for three and half years as National Christian Foundation (NCF) Orlando's Director of Giver Services. Heather graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Event Management and a double minor in Business Administration and Organizational Leadership for Nonprofits. Born and raised in Orlando, and the daughter of parents in full-time ministry, Heather’s passion for spreading the message of biblical generosity has grown from a young age through the first-hand and personal impact of other's giving.
Heather currently serves on the Young Professional's Council for Elevate Orlando, as a board member for First Presbyterian Church of Orlando’s Heart of the City Fellows, and as an Advisory Board member for NCF Orlando. She enjoys spending time mentoring high school girls and convincing people that Orlando is the next Nashville.
Alison supports the Generous Giving team as an event coordinator. She supports the national and regional events, organizes the revision and print processes of all JOG collateral, and executes special projects. Alison graduated from University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Outside of work she enjoys climbing, hiking, and being outdoors. Alison currently resides in Orlando, Florida with her husband, Chandler, and their son, Charlie.
Director, Business & Finance
Melinda has served in the position of business and finance manager since 2003. She attended Dalton College and received a bookkeeping certificate from Walker Technical Institute in Rock Spring, Georgia. An active member of her church, Melinda has taught Sunday school for many years. She also serves as church librarian. She and her husband are active in a group called Christians in Action, which provides home repairs for people in the church and in needy communities throughout the South. She and her husband, LeBron, live in Chickamauga, Georgia. They have three married children with 6 grandchildren.
Director, Emerging Leaders & Strategic PlanningZane serves on the Emerging Leaders team, working to help spread the biblical message of generosity at college campuses. A recent graduate of Biola University, Zane interned with Southwest Airlines’ Community Affairs department before joining the Generous Giving team. He is passionate about sharing the life-giving news of generosity with the next generation of Christian leaders. His big family (he has nine siblings from three continents!), Chick-fil-A Spicy Chicken Sandwiches, Josh Turner’s music, and SEC football are a few of his favorite things.
JOG ConciergeLindsey works with those who are passionate about spreading the message of biblical generosity, serving them as they host Journey of Generosity experiences. She joined the Generous Giving team in 2012 after graduating from Clemson University and then spending ten years in the fields of fundraising and event planning. Lindsey and her husband, Mark, and their daughter, Claire, live in Winter Garden, FL.
Designer & Developer
Spencer brings a variety of skills to the Generous Giving communications and technology teams, focusing on design and development. Outside of work, Spencer enjoys music and time with friends. Before joining Generous Giving, he was on staff as an Assistant Music Director at Crosspointe Church in North Carolina. Spencer and his wife Sarah reside in Brooklyn, NY.
Director, EventsMary is Generous Giving's Event and Program Manager. She is responsible for the planning and execution of our national and regional events. Her passion to help others led her to six years of massage therapy, followed by four years in management and business development with a day spa franchise. Mary and her husband Bryan have three children and live in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Support SpecialistMac's responsibilities include supporting the leadership team with administrative tasks, supporting Generous Giving team members and volunteers with technology, and managing the Orlando office. He is passionate about working behind the scenes to make big picture dreams become realities. Mac graduated from Anderson University (SC) with a bachelor's degree in Math Secondary Education. He and his wife, Elyse, and their daughter, Maggie, currently live in Greenwood, South Carolina.
Director, Systems & Processes
Jordan works with the Generous Giving team to build, refine and execute the organization's volunteer program and related systems. Before joining the team in January of 2014, he spent 6 years in retail management with Starbucks. Jordan graduated from Taylor University with a bachelor's degree in Management. He currently resides in Florence, OR, with his wife Elizabeth, and their team which includes Henry, Hosanna, Gus, Ezra and Josephine. Jordan enjoys his family, a good round of golf, and an Oregon Duck football victory.
Volunteer Engagement Manager
Rachel serves on the Engagement Team working to build Generous Giving’s capacity to provide world-class care and support for our volunteer network. Rachel graduated from Texas A&M University with her Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies with a focus on Communications and Media. Prior to joining the Generous Giving team, she served on staff with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) for five years at the University of Texas in Austin. During her time on staff, she invested in the lives of sorority women and student athletes by training them in evangelism and discipleship, and also served as the Director of Cru at UT where she gave vision and leadership to the movement as a whole. Through the process of support raising and being on the receiving end of Kingdom-minded, sacrificial giving, she grew a passion for spreading this message of generosity as she saw the impact it made in her own life, and it’s ripple effects around the world. Rachel still lives in Austin, where her perfect day would include running town lake, eating breakfast tacos, drinking craft coffee and listening to live music with friends.
Engagement TeamTrey is an engagement team member with Generous Giving, interacting with givers and facilitating events. Trey and Julie Kate come to Generous Giving with 25 years of Co-Leading ministry experience with the marketplace and the college Greek system in Texas. Trey is passionate about the biblical message of generosity and helping others make the connection between God's grace and generosity. Trey and his wife Julie Kate live in New Braunfels, Texas and have two grown daughters at University of Texas and Texas AM. Ty, their son, is an active soccer player in high school. Trey and all his children love to run. Julie Kate enjoys photography.
Engagement TeamKay is an engagement team member with Generous Giving, interacting with givers and facilitating events. He has served and serves on the boards and leadership of a number of non-profits (NGOs), churches and companies. Kay is a serial entrepreneur who also has been inspired to be a philanthropic impact investor to create sustainable jobs for the poor in many needy places around the world. Kay is committed to the poor, needy and those that cannot help themselves (James 1:27). He has traveled to over 100+ countries and is deeply committed to seeing the Great Commission completed by spreading the Word of God and planting churches. His strongest gift is to build leadership relationships that catalyze communities and teams to fulfill global initiatives - Kay calls it “netweaving.” Kay resides in Colorado with his wife Julie and their five daughters.
Lacie is responsible for interacting with givers and facilitating events. Lacie is the co-author of God Calling, an updated version of the classic daily devotional. Prior to joining Generous Giving, Lacie was a Financial Advisor with large financial services companies for 23 years. In 2007, Lacie attended her first Generous Giving event where she discovered her passion for the message of generosity. Her joy in giving and serving have grown and continue to grow. She volunteers with Joni and Friends as a praise and worship leader. She graduated from Florida State University with a degree in multinational business and marketing. Lacie resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida with her two sons.
Matt is an engagement team member with Generous Giving, interacting with givers and facilitating events. Matt worked for Procter and Gamble for five years right out of college before entering professional ministry, working for a parachurch organization and then serving as a teaching pastor. After going to Trinity Evangelical Seminary, Matt planted NorthStar Community Church in 2002 and has led there ever since. Matt resides in Loveland, OH with his wife Kim and their three daughters Riley, Claire, and Campbell.
Janice is an engagement team member, interacting with givers and facilitating Generous Giving events. Janice comes from the consumer brands/food industry, where her last role was Vice President of Consumer Brand Marketing, ConAgra Foods. Called to lead back-to-back capital campaigns for 9 years at Mariners Church (Irvine, CA), this experience gave her a heart for truly transformational and spiritual stewardship. Her passion is helping others find spiritual freedom (2 Corinthians 3:17) through soul care and spiritual direction. Janice has a B.S and M.B.A. from the University of Southern California. She currently has a private practice in spiritual direction and soul care after receiving a M.A., Spiritual Formation and Soul Care at the Institute for Spiritual Formation (ISF), Talbot Seminary/Biola University. With a heart for travel, and light suitcase to match, Janice is a native Californian living in Corona del Mar.
Engagement TeamElbert is a native of Vancouver, Canada but has lived in the San Francisco, Bay Area for the past seventeen years. Elbert has a diverse background in ministry, philanthropy, and business. Most recently, his work-related experience has included being Executive Director for seven years for a private family foundation, VP of Business Development for Trov, and currently President of Northern California National Christian Foundation.
George L. Clark, Jr.
Chairman of the Board
Along with his service as a Trustee of the Trinity Forum, George L. Clark, Jr. is co-founder and a partner of the private equity firm Gerygone Capital in Houston, Texas, a private equity firm focused on investing equity capital in middle market companies and Chairman of Home Interiors, an international direct sales organization. Prior to co-founding Gerygone Capital, George served as Managing Director of the middle market private equity firm, Freestone Partners and President of Northstar Partners, Inc., a consulting firm focused on strategically serving investment groups in North America. He also many years in private equity working for an equity sponsor and several middle-market companies in a variety of positions. George’s nonprofit involvement has included leadership positions in Generous Giving, Christ the King Presbyterian Church in Houston, Yellowstone Academy, Houston Christian Foundation, and The Children’s Fund of Houston. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and a native of Dallas, George and his wife Ashley reside in Houston.
Board MemberKyle, who claims both Oklahoma and Texas as his homeland, holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Kansas. Kyle began his career at Exxon before joining Koch Industries in 1979, where he worked his way up to becoming a Senior Vice President for the corporation in 1995. Kyle has since retired from full-time work, but he continues to consult with Entergy and Texon, LP, and he serves on the board for Texon LP, Crosstex LP, and Legacy Reserves LP. He also serves on the boards of Generous Giving, Man In The Mirror, and Mars Hill Productions. Kyle and his wife, Barbara, currently live in Texas and have four children and nine grandchildren.
Board MemberA native of Indianapolis, IN, Greg Baumer grew up attending Indiana Hoosier basketball games and working with his dad every Saturday in the family business. He went on to earn his BS in finance, business economics, and public policy from Indiana University in 2008. Greg is blessed to be married to his beautiful, loving, and gracious wife of nine years, Alison. Greg and Alison are parents to a happy, outgoing toddler, Grant.
Board MemberApril Chapman worked in the technology industry for twenty years including five years at Microsoft, managing teams responsible for early MSN Internet properties and orchestrating relationships with key partners. Currently, she is engaged with faith-based non-profits to apply business principles like risk capital and innovation to produce transformative, sustainable solutions that target the causes of global poverty. She’s also focused on working with business leaders and entrepreneurs to foster positive social impact at the intersection of business, faith and culture. April is co-chair of the World Vision Innovation Fund, and serves on several non-profit boards including Praxis, a Christian business accelerator, National Christian Foundation Northwest, Generous Giving and Impact Foundation. She and her husband, Craig, are parents of teenage boy/girl twins and love the challenge of balancing home life with their call to serve. April holds an Oxford Diploma in Strategy & Innovation and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine.
Martha Cimmarrusti is passionate about helping others develop a deeper connection to God as they discover the breadth of Christ’s love and freedom in the context of neighborhood bible studies, outreaches, home stays, and restorative prayer. The wife of Tony and the mother of four adult sons, Martha’s favorite mentoring moments happen while biking, running, walking, cooking and paddling.