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I was very excited to join the board of GenOn during the year of its 50th anniversary. In this age of quickly changing technology and with the explosion of social media, GenOn has the ability to reach and help more families and faith communities than ever before. —Tom Kanavy

GenOn Ministries is led by a dedicated staff and Board of Directors, and over 100 regular volunteers. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is funded by training events, resource sales, individual donations, and churches that intentionally partner with us in ministry. Partner churches 1) have an active LOGOS ministry, 2) make regular donations to GenOn Ministries, and 3) express and live out a commitment to the partnership. A Church Partnership Form for your church and a list of Partner Churches, can be found on our Partner Churches page.

2013 Annual Report    2014 Annual Report     2015 Annual Report


Renda Brinson - Regional Church Supporter, South East Region 
Kelly Burnett
- Youth Summit Operations Coordinator 
Tracey Daniels
- Communications Coordinator
Betsy Dishman
- Training Coordinator
Julia Fratzke - Marketing Intern
Suzie Lane - Program Director and Central US Church Relationships ext. 102
Robin Menck - Regional Church Supporter, North Central Region
Amanda Nevin - Database Administrator
Liz Perraud - Executive Director and Northern US/Canada Church Relationships ext. 103 
Nancy Shimpeno - Bookkeeper ext. 104



Anne Pankratz - Board President, Midland, Michigan, United Methodist Church
Beth A. Thompson - Board Vice President, Corporate Communications Manager at RSM US LLP, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Presbyterian Church (USA)
Tara Dew - Board Secretary, Director of Children and Youth Ministry, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), El Reno, Oklahoma 
Tom Kanavy - Board Treasurer, Co-founder and Partner of The Binkley-Kanavy Group, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Roman Catholic
Rev. Aqueelah Ligonde - Field Staff for Racial Ethnic Young Women, Presbyterian Church (USA), New York, New York
Rev. Dean Lindsey – Pastor, State College Presbyterian Church (USA), State College, Pennsylvania
Jim Ryan - Co-founder and Partner of Green River Associates Inc., Worcester, Massachusetts, Evangelical Lutheran Church  in America
Rev. Merideth Sprigler - Pastor, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Nashville, Tennessee

Ed Carlson - Emeritus, La Crescenta, California, Presbyterian Church (USA)
Shirley Carlson - Emeritus, La Crescenta, California, Presbyterian Church (USA)
Rev. Anna Taylor-Sweringen - Emeritus, Pastor, Presbyterian Church (USA), Albuquerque, NM


GenOn Ministries is blessed with over 100 regular volunteers, who are invaluable to our ministry. They unselfishly contribute their time and energy to lead our training events, serve on our board, lead our Youth Summits and serve in many other significant ways. To learn more about volunteering with us, follow this link.  OUR VOLUNTEERS


GenOn Ministries' donors and Partner Churches make our ministry possible by generously sharing their financial resources. Through these partnerships, we are able to extend our reach in growing Christian relationships. To partner with us, follow these links. OUR DONORS       OUR PARTNER CHURCHES


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