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ASHLEY JONAS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ashley comes to Numana after working for the Wichita Children’s Home, at a drop-in center for homeless youth, located in Wichita, KS. She received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Human Services from Friends University. Ashley has also made several trips to Haiti serving alongside Christopher’s Hope Ministry and Mission of Hope. Why Numana? I have always had a desire to serve. Not just with my hands, but mostly with my heart. In December of 2009, I was twenty-two years old and the Lord revealed the beginning piece of how I would fulfill that desire. Nine full days in Gonaives, Haiti changed my life, my heart and my dreams. Since then I have served with a full heart in different parts of Haiti over 8 unique trips. Short-term trips are an amazing opportunity to love and serve people, but they again are short term. Numana provides the honor and opportunity to serve full-term and long-term, where the service of my hands and heart reach across the globe. What has been one of your favorite memories with Numana? The first event I went to as staff. There was a moment where I walked into the church sanctuary that was filled with volunteers packaging food, and realized I was in a room full of people who had the same heart-driven passion as I did. It’s a powerful reminder to see the body of Christ working together before you. And this is my “job”. Where can we find you when you’re not working? It will be hard to find me. Because I’ll be tucked away in the middle of no-were Kansas in a river, pond or lake with a pole in my hand and a stinger full of fish. Tell us one thing you wouldn’t be able to live without? Adventure. Whether that means driving through the countryside looking for it, or jumping on a plane and having no idea what I am getting myself into. Favorite quote? “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

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HAYDEN WIENS

EVENT MANAGER

Why Numana? My decision with Numana was easy and I had no doubts about it from the get go. Throughout high school and college I never had an idea of what I wanted to do career wise. I knew I wanted to make a difference and feel like my job was purposeful. After graduating, I wasn't sure what my next step was, but I knew God would lead me where He wanted me to go. After moving to Wichita with my husband, I began searching for jobs. I had multiple interviews, but nothing that was really screaming at me saying, "Yes, this is it!" It was probably a month into job hunting and I was feeling very discouraged and stressed out when I came across the Numana job position. I was immediately drawn towards their mission to serve. Within a couple days of applying, Ashely emailed me and invited me in for an interview. I knew this job was the one for me because we talked about God throughout a lot of my interview. That has never happened to me before in a job interview and I was completely in love. God is never too late, nor too early, but just on time! Where can we find you when you are not working? You could probably find me at home watching movies with my hubby and our puppy. I love movies, especially scary ones! Tell us one thing you could not live without? Mexican food. I eat mexican food two to three times a week. I even had it at my wedding. I get very hangry (hungry + angry) without my chips, salsa and tacos. Favorite quote? "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." - Joshua 1:9. AND "Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage. Just literally embarrassing bravery and I promise you something great will come of it." - We Bought A Zoo

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RACHAEL LACERDA

EVENT MANAGER

Why Numana? Joining the Numana team was a no brainer for me. From the first conversation I had with Ashley and every day since numana has felt like home. I was told that “The sky’s the limit to the impact we can make”.  As followers of Christ we are called to give of our time, talent and treasure and my calling is service. I prayed about it and knew that this was a place I could put my skills, education and experience in the same arena as my passion and calling and together make a true difference in the lives of those in need. Where can we find you when you are not working? When I’m not working my life is filled with soccer practice, gymnastics, bitty basketball, girl scouts, boy scouts, and volleyball. My kids range from 18 to 7 months and my life revolves around them. They’re my greatest accomplishment ever. They are my entire world and when I’m not working we’re playing games, cooking, running around and enjoying the chaos that all too soon will settle down.  In the blink of an eye they go from diapers to graduation and I am cherishing every hectic, messy, amazing moment. Tell us one thing you could not live without. Coffee. Coffee is life! I would probably go crazy without it. Favorite quote “Ironing boards are just surfboards that stopped following their dreams and settled for a boring job. Don’t be an ironing board.” AND “ Whatever you do in life, do it with the enthusiasm of a 5 year old in a new Batman shirt.”

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MARQUEZ MCCRAY

WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE
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BRENT HAMMETT

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Brent comes to Numana after having worked in the music industry touring as a drummer and creating media content for artists. Why Numana?  My family adopted a beautiful little girl from DR Congo. Our daughter was suffering from malnutrition, failure to thrive and terrible parasites. After nursing her back to health, it became my burning passion to help other children who were in the same condition.   Numana’s mission to serve the hungry aligns perfectly with that passion! No brainer!  Tell us about yourself. I drink a LOT of vanilla coke zero. I love to waterski and mountain bike. Where can we find you when you’re not working? With my family! They are the best. Tell us one thing you wouldn’t be able to live without? Traveling. If I’m home for more than a few weeks, I get a little antsy. Favorite quote?  “The ragamuffin who sees his life as a voyage of discovery and runs the risk of failure has a better feel for faithfulness than the timid man who hides behind the law and never finds out who he is at all.” Brennan Manning  

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