Meet the Staff


Enjoy learning a little more about the people behind the scenes at GenOn. We love what we do!

 

Kelly Burnett

Kelly Burnett
Youth Summit Coordinator
Maryland

What did you want to be when you were a kid? A pediatrician.

What was your very first job? A bus girl at a local restaurant.

What excites you most about your work for GenOn? RELATIONSHIPS!! I love meeting so many people during the exciting times of planning to go to Summit and of dreaming/planning for Summit…which all leads up to being a Christian community AT Summit and beyond!

  

Ryan Chu

Ryan Chu
Marketing Intern
New Jersey

What did you want to be when you were a kid? I wanted to be a football player in the NFL.

What was your very first job? My very first job was at Walmart.

What excites you most about your work for GenOn? The thing that excites me the most about GenOn Ministries is the opportunity to bring people from all different generations together.



 

Betsy Dishman

Betsy Dishman
Training Coordinator
Virginia

What did you want to be when you were a kid? Thanks to the influence of the church from my childhood, I thought I would be a missionary.

What was your very first job? I worked in a bakery at the mall where you could eat whatever you wanted for free. They said everyone eventually got tired of all that sugar. I never did.

What excites you most about your work for GenOn? Working with churches and their leaders from all over the country and Canada is a highlight. Helping them innovate, adapt, and get energized to lead their congregations to become more intentionally intergenerational is very rewarding. Also, our volunteer Training Leaders are amazing, gifted people. I cherish those relationships and look forward to developing new ones!  

Suzie Lane

Suzie Lane
Program Director
Tennessee

What did you want to be when you were a kid? I wish I could remember!

What was your very first job? Babysitting. My first paycheck job was lifeguarding.

What excites you most about your work for GenOn? I am always excited about GenOn’s emphasis on helping churches foster Christ-centered relationships, and I am especially excited about the wide variety of resources we have to help churches to do just that.

 

Amanda Nevin

Amanda Nevin
Database Administrator
California

What did you want to be when you were a kid? I wanted to be a doctor until I saw blood and nearly passed out. I still get faint when I see the sight of blood, so I guess being a pastor was a better calling. 

What was your very first job? I worked at a movie theater, selling and cleaning up popcorn and later in a managerial position.

What excites you most about your work for GenOn? I love seeing how many congregations and people are engaging with GenOn and encouraged by the desire to be an intergenerational community of faith and the desire to raise children in the faith. 

 

Liz PerraudLiz Perraud
Executive Director
Maryland


What did you want to be when you were a kid? Either a teacher or “office worker.” I played pretend school and office a lot.

What was your very first job? Working for my dad in the summer of junior high. It was a flooring installation company and I worked filing papers in the office. And I babysat a lot.

What excites you most about your work for GenOn? Knowing that we’re making a difference by supporting churches in their ministry with all generations, motivates me daily. I love hearing the stories of impact and the part that we play in it.  

 

Tracey Schoch

Tracey Schoch
Communications Coordinator
Virginia

What did you want to be when you were a kid? A Broadway dancer.

What was your very first job? Newspaper reporter.

What excites you most about your work for GenOn? That I get to be part of helping churches build and maintain community across generations. Community in and of itself is incredibly valuable in our fast-paced, fragmented society. But beyond that, community -- particularly intergenerational community -- is foundational to the development and deepening of faith and a relationship with Jesus Christ. 

 

Nancy Shimpeno

Nancy Shimpeno
Bookkeeper
Pennsylvania

What did you want to be when you were a kid? Starting in my junior high years, I thought I wanted to be a secretary. But I have always had a love of dogs and wanted to breed, care for, and train dogs.

What was your very first job? I babysat the neighborhood kids a lot. During my senior year of high school, I would attend school for half-day then work for half-day. My first job was as a file clerk for a lumber company. When I graduated, they offered me a job in the accounts payable department. So, I have been involved in the field of accounting since I was 17 years old. Whew!

What excites you most about your work for GenOn? I find my work with GenOn very gratifying because of the sheer nature of what we do. Helping people and churches to learn and grow is great! Although I’m “behind the lines” by being the bookkeeper and not having direct contact with our customers, I always have felt part of the team effort!

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