Meet Our Board
Jennifer Orton ~ Sister President
She is a wife and a mother of 3 boys (2 of which are in the US and 1 in Kenya). When she is not in Kisumu sharing the love of Jesus she is a realtor in Middle Tennessee. God gave her, several years, ago this vision that she will become a Realtor so she can do this mission ministry full time. Serving is something she takes great joy in so whether its helping her clients find the perfect home or giving the kids of Manna their porridge for the day it's all for the Kingdom impact; he put her on this journey! Jennifer has a huge passion for the land that she calls her second home - Kisumu, Kenya. Over the years, those little faces at Manna Academy melted her heart every time she stepped foot on their soil, and she hears those little voices call her 'JENN' or some 'MOMMA MANNA'. Jennifer believes that when you are feeling that stir in your heart or God places that word GO in your mind, that YOU SHOULD FOLLOW! Jennifer is all about sharing these experiences with those on her teams, and she loves to see God work in those individuals, on the trips, as well as when they get back into the US. She encourages and knows that God has a NEXT for everyone .......... what will it be.......OBEY HIM and GO!
Deanna Gorman ~ Treasurer
Juanita Hooper ~ Secretary
"When I first went to Kenya I did not know what to expect. I had been told that the students at the school were mostly orphans and were lacking in most everything. Imagine what a surprise we received when we walked into the school compound and we were greeted by all of the students singing to us. What a joyful sound! What I discovered was no matter the circumstances there was always joy. Over the years I have seen the school expand, new classrooms, running water, fresh vegetables and healthier children. I am so blessed every time I am able to go and serve. It brings me great joy."
Sonja Scales ~ Media
Blake Johnson ~ Fundraising
In 2022 Blake realized God had a larger calling on his life to fulfill. With relationships and connections Blake has he helps share and spread the word on what God is doing in Kisumu, Kenya to allow others to be part of this kingdom work.