Meet Our Board




Jennifer Orton ~ Sister President

non profit education in Kenya

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 ~ Secretary

 Deanna Gorman Our Next ministry education in Kenya
Growing up Deanna had Africa missionaries in her family, her father built and planted many churches in the country of Kenya.  She always knew she would visit Kenya one day.  After 2019 stepping foot on Manna Academy she felt God's calling on her life emerge!  Deanna feels most alive when she gets to use her voice God blessed her with to sing worship with her family and friends in Kisumu, Kenya. 


Juanita Hooper ~ Treasurer

"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 ~ Advocate

Sonja is a true example of being the hands and feet of Jesus.  Anything from media to volunteering with special events she
is always looking to serve.