The Love Thy Neighborhood Staff and Board of Directors are passionate about discipling Christians to serve their neighbors, cultivate healthy relationships and follow Jesus in their culture and context.
Jesse spent seven years serving as the director of Hope for Louisville, the precursor to Love Thy Neighborhood. Having raised over $2 million in the previous two years to help the homeless, Jesse launched Love Thy Neighborhood in January 2014, returning to his roots leading young adults to build relationships with people who are marginalized, serve with nonprofits, and experience spiritual formation in Christ. He geeks out over Ira Glass and Tim Keller, loves listening to his wife Lindsay rap Salt-N-Pepa lyrics, and hanging-out with his son and daughter. Jesse and his family reside in the Audubon Park neighborhood.
Director of Operations
Kiana is a graduate of Wayland University in Texas where she received the Female Citizenship Award, Wayland’s highest honor. She is an alum of the precursor to Love Thy Neighborhood’s urban missions program and even met her husband, Brad, who was a fellow team member. Kiana previously served as a special events coordinator and office administrator for area nonprofits. She’s obsessed with house plants, enjoys interior design, loves baking, and enjoys laughing at the humor of her husband as he entertains their son and daughter. Kiana and her family reside in the George Rogers Clark Park neighborhood.
Recruitment + Admissions Director
Rachel was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Ind. After graduating from Butler University, Rachel worked in a variety of roles: staff member with Cru, worship director, store manager at Starbucks, and director of worship technology. In her free time, Rachel enjoys singing, watching British detective dramas, and laughing loudly at her son! Rachel, her husband and son reside in the Shelby Park neighborhood.
Director of Relational Formation
Lindsey is originally from Fort Worth, Texas. Lindsey completed her undergraduate education at Texas A&M University and will soon graduate with her Master of Divinity in Theology from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Lindsey comes to Love Thy Neighborhood with loads of experience in administrative assistance and Enneagram coaching. She also loves spending time with her husband and two daughters. You can most often find Lindsey drinking a Chick-fil-A iced tea. Lindsey currently lives in the Prospect neighborhood.
Podcast Producer & Director
Anna is from Lancaster, PA and is an alum of Love Thy Neighborhood’s urban missions program. Anna graduated from Millersville University where she learned to tune her ears by studying music and audio technology. After reading some movie credits, she discovered that being a sound designer is a real job, and she’s been pursuing that ever since. Anna loves her family, friends, and the Church, and she enjoys thinking about a lot of things like God, culture, creativity, sound, and media. On the weekends, you might find her at a grocery store or trying to learn something on YouTube. Anna currently lives in the Beechmont neighborhood.
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