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MEET OUR TEAM

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Melanie Williams

Founder and President

Fiercely driven to end all crimes against the innocent, Melanie has seen first hand the effects of those manipulated and abused.  Working with Sex Trafficked Survivors for over 9 years lead Melanie to enter the battle on the other side.  Her goal is to squash this insidious crime before it begins.  

When Melanie isn’t working with Pursuit 3416 or “her girls” (as she likes to call the survivors) then you will find her creating design plans for her Interior Design clients, serving others, and exploring God’s creation during traveling adventures with her family.

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Kayla Sifuentes 

Vice President and Director of Training + Development

If you get the chance to meet Kayla you will quickly learn that she is someone who is extremely passionate, cares deeply for others, and loves talking.  Since high school Kayla has taken that love for people and pursued opportunities that focus on growing individuals skills and knowledge so that they can be the best version of themselves.  Inspired by her own learning of the horrific nature of human trafficking Kayla, with no hesitation, decided to partner with Pursuit3416 as the Director of Training + Development to help bring awareness and an end to human trafficking everywhere. 

 

When Kayla is not hard at work creating powerpoints or drafting presentations , you will likely find her outdoors with her husband or family enjoying God’s wonderful gifts of nature and the great outdoors.

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Abbey Wilson

Treasurer - Director of Marketing + Fundraising

Abbey Wilson is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ. At church she serves with the best kids ever- TODDLERS! She also is on the leadership team for Celebrate Recovery. She is married to Nick Wilson and together they have two wild Wilson boys.

 

When she is not doing marketing and fundraising for Christian School District during the day you can find her outside doing anything not on a computer. As a mother of two boys, Abbey feels compelled to help this ministry accomplish its mission because our children are the stewards of the next generation. With the right information they can be the generation that ends this. 

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Blair Williams

Secretary and Behavioral Health Consultant

Blair is a therapist that works primarily with teens and young adults struggling in a variety of different areas (depression, anxiety, boundaries, identity, etc.). She has a passion for people to understand they are fully known and fully loved by their Creator. This passion has inspired her to partner with Pursuit 3416 and be a part of God's bigger plan in ending the crime that is Human Trafficking. 

In her free time, you can find Blair trying out a new coffee shop, traveling to visit her friends all over the US, or cheering on the Kansas Jayhawks (Rock Chalk!). 

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Christine Erker

Fundraising Coordinator

Christine is a wife and mom to three adult girls and spent her career as an accountant until her and her husband James moved to Puerto Rico in 2018 for his job.  She fills her time with volunteering and has spent 3 years with the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, fostered about 15 puppies for Love4Satos and has assisted in the fundraising event planning for the Jane Stern Library.  She has also coordinated the Dress for Success program at the Boys and Girls club of Puerto Rico. 

 

When she isn’t busy with volunteer work she spends her time walking her two dogs, shopping, bible study and spending time with friends exploring the island.

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Sheri Parisi

Event Coordinator

Sheri was designed with a heart committed to pray for others. A few years ago, Sheri was called to be a prayer warrior specifically for the victims of human trafficking. Her passion and fervent prayers increased after being trained and educated to become a mentor with those who had been rescued. Sheri is honored to be a part of Pursuit 3416 team's mission to provide knowledge to communities so that they may be mindful and equipped to stop Human Trafficking. 

During her personal time Sheri enjoys reading God's Word, traveling as well as spending time among His masterpieces in nature with her family and friends. 

Mary Day

Event Coordinator

Mary has a heart to help people with a broken spirit & heart and to help them discover and understand the unfailing and unconditional love that Jesus has for them.  He is the only one who will never leave you or forsake you (Deut 31:6). That their identity is not in what the world says about them but only what God says about them.  Mary has a desire to educate people about sex trafficking in our country, a subject that is not often talked about but is still very real. 

 

She has served in her church from babies to teens as well as prayer partner.  Her spare time includes reading, bible study, sewing & decorating - especially repurposing items.  Mary and  her husband John celebrated 32 years of marriage and have 2 children and 7 grandchildren.  What a joy her family is!   

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Patty Hermeyer

Events and Outreach Coordinator

Patty has recently joined the team with a desire to help and support this ministry on the front lines to protect our most precious - children. Jesus warned people not to come between Himself and children. She is passionate about the call of Pursuit 3416 to shine light into the dark places where children are being hurt and exploited. 

Patty is blessed with 41 years with her husband and grateful for their weekly family dinners with all the kids and grandkids (and the laughter that ensues).

 

Patty loves to learn new things; and spends time with the youth group at church, or reading. She is a creative writer and enjoys photographing His marvelous creation.  But nothing is a greater treasure to Patty than relationship. Always discovering more of the Father heart of God and grateful for every relationship He gives us with each other; connecting hearts as He planned from the beginning.

Tina

Events and Outreach Coordinator

Tina is a blessing to our ministry.  Her kindness, generosity, and purity of heart are rare.  She thrives to make everyone feel the love of Christ and like her teammates, her hope is to stop all forms of abuse against children.

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