GOD HAS GIVEN US AN INCREDIBLE TEAM OF PEOPLE HERE AT CHOOSE TO INVEST! WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THIS STORY IS THAT THERE ARE A LOT MORE PEOPLE ON OUR TEAM THAN WHAT YOU SEE HERE!

WE DECIDED AT THE LAUNCH OF CHOOSE TO INVEST, THAT AS MINISTRY / MISSIONS WORKERS, WE WOULD BUILD TEAMS OF MINISTRY PARTNERS WHO SUPPORT US THROUGH PRAYER, FINANCIAL SUPPORT, SERVICE, AND ENCOURAGEMENT. BEHIND THESE PICTURES IS AN ARMY OF PEOPLE INVESTING IN THE CALL OF KINGDOM DEVELOPMENT, BUILDING UP THE BODY OF JESUS CHRIST THROUGH DEEP AND ONGONG DISCIPLESHIP!

WE ARE HUMBLED AND HONORED TO SERVE ALONG WITH THESE TEAMS AND THANKFUL TO CALL THEM PARTNERS IN MINISTRY. IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR STAFF, EMAIL NATHANAEL AVERY OR CHECK OUT OUR "OPENINGS" LINK UNDER THE HEADING, "CONNECT" ABOVE.

YOU CAN JOIN THE MANY WHO ARE SENDING US OUT BY FOLLOWING THE "PARTNER WITH..." LINKS BELOW OUR PICTURES AND BIOS. 

 
Nathanael founded Choose to Invest alongside his wife in 2008. He began leading at Choose to Invest after formerly working for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, assisting in the launch of a North Point Community Church partner in Pittsburgh, PA., and 10 years of management with Starbucks Coffee Company. - Outside of loving his wife and 4 children, Nathanael is blessed by the opportunity to combine a love for travel and adventure with ministry through Choose to Invest! 

Nathanael founded Choose to Invest alongside his wife in 2008. He began leading at Choose to Invest after formerly working for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, assisting in the launch of a North Point Community Church partner in Pittsburgh, PA., and 10 years of management with Starbucks Coffee Company.
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Outside of loving his wife and 4 children, Nathanael is blessed by the opportunity to combine a love for travel and adventure with ministry through Choose to Invest! 

NATHANAEL AVERY

EXEC. DIR. - OPERATIONS

Kristin founded Choose to Invest alongside her husband in 2008. A graduate of Brenau University, she worked with North Point Community Church in College & BigStuf Camps. Kristin taught for several years, wrote curriculum for Orange, consulted churches focusing on family ministry and planted four North Point Partnerships. She served as a Director and Principal of a hybrid school in the Atlanta area before coming on staff with Choose to Invest in 2011. Kristin has a passion for Jesus, for family, generational discipleship, experiential learning & therapeutic education. - She is blessed mom of four which includes her two African beauties they adopted last year. Kristin is an avid napper and coffee enthusiast who loves to travel with her husband, snuggle with her kids, watch baseball, sing or anything to do with color, paint and art supplies. 

Kristin founded Choose to Invest alongside her husband in 2008. A graduate of Brenau University, she worked with North Point Community Church in College & BigStuf Camps. Kristin taught for several years, wrote curriculum for Orange, consulted churches focusing on family ministry and planted four North Point Partnerships. She served as a Director and Principal of a hybrid school in the Atlanta area before coming on staff with Choose to Invest in 2011. Kristin has a passion for Jesus, for family, generational discipleship, experiential learning & therapeutic education.
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She is blessed mom of four which includes her two African beauties they adopted last year. Kristin is an avid napper and coffee enthusiast who loves to travel with her husband, snuggle with her kids, watch baseball, sing or anything to do with color, paint and art supplies. 

KRISTIN AVERY

EXEC. DIR. - GLOBAL STRATEGY

Johannes has been a team member since 2011, and oversees the Rejoice Project discipleship programs in East Africa. He and his wife Liz are parents to a son, Benjamin.

Johannes has been a team member since 2011, and oversees the Rejoice Project discipleship programs in East Africa. He and his wife Liz are parents to a son, Benjamin.

JOHANNES MUTUKU

REJOICE PROJECT MANAGER

Jay is a graduate of Clemson University with a B.S. in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management. He loves using experiential education, adventure, and the outdoors to teach others. He has a passion for Jesus and a desire to carry His name to all nations. This passion has led him to Choose to Invest. In 2014, he interned with Choose to Invest for 10 weeks during the Journey Internship. Shortly after that trip he married his wife, Sumter. Together, they oversee all internships for CTI and share the same desire to faithfully disciple the next generation of believers. Specifically, Jay manages most of the logistics of internships, helps oversee safety and security operations, and plays a vital role in the overall discipleship. - In his spare time he enjoys reading, playing chess, and doing anything outdoors.

Jay is a graduate of Clemson University with a B.S. in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management. He loves using experiential education, adventure, and the outdoors to teach others. He has a passion for Jesus and a desire to carry His name to all nations. This passion has led him to Choose to Invest. In 2014, he interned with Choose to Invest for 10 weeks during the Journey Internship. Shortly after that trip he married his wife, Sumter. Together, they oversee all internships for CTI and share the same desire to faithfully disciple the next generation of believers. Specifically, Jay manages most of the logistics of internships, helps oversee safety and security operations, and plays a vital role in the overall discipleship.
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In his spare time he enjoys reading, playing chess, and doing anything outdoors.

JAY BRANTLEY

INTERNSHIP LOGISTICS MANAGER

Sumter began working with Choose to Invest after graduating from Clemson University. It was at Clemson that God began to awaken her heart to the need for college students to realize their identity in Christ and to proclaim His name to the nations. Sumter is passionate about telling the world of the treasure she's found in Jesus. She currently serves alongside her husband, Jay, managing student interns and fostering student alumni relationships for Choose to Invest. - You can usually find Sumter cooking a meal or hiking in the mountains. Additionally, she enjoys spending time with Jay, gathering around the table with others, drinking hot cups of coffee, running with her pup, traveling, and doing just about anything outdoors.

Sumter began working with Choose to Invest after graduating from Clemson University. It was at Clemson that God began to awaken her heart to the need for college students to realize their identity in Christ and to proclaim His name to the nations. Sumter is passionate about telling the world of the treasure she's found in Jesus. She currently serves alongside her husband, Jay, managing student interns and fostering student alumni relationships for Choose to Invest.
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You can usually find Sumter cooking a meal or hiking in the mountains. Additionally, she enjoys spending time with Jay, gathering around the table with others, drinking hot cups of coffee, running with her pup, traveling, and doing just about anything outdoors.

SUMTER BRANTLEY

INTERNSHIP RELATIONS MANAGER

Kadie Haase served as a Journey intern in 2012, and has been a CTI team member since 2014. She graduated from Samford University and is currently in seminary at Beeson Divinity School. Kadie brings her love of the Word into her current position helping write and develop CTI discipleship curriculum for college students + Rejoice Project.
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When Kadie isn’t working or studying, you can typically find her in a coffee shop with a latte and a good book. 

KADIE HAASE

CURRICULUM COORDINATOR

 
As a former marketing communications professional in the financial sector, Cory Anna transitioned into non-profit ministry in 2014. It was on her mission travels to Kenya & Haiti that God awakened her heart to all He is doing in the world through His beloved church. This passion + purpose to know Jesus and make Him known has led Cory Anna to Choose to Invest, where she gets to love her neighbors all over the world and share the story of God’s faithfulness through the generations. Cory Anna helps connect people to the CTI story, overseeing all things content and brand consistency. - She savors fresh air in God's own sunshine at a ballgame or the beach, enjoys the slow pace of Grace, and finds freedom in writing, creating wildflower bouquets + riding dirt roads wherever she goes.  

As a former marketing communications professional in the financial sector, Cory Anna transitioned into non-profit ministry in 2014. It was on her mission travels to Kenya & Haiti that God awakened her heart to all He is doing in the world through His beloved church. This passion + purpose to know Jesus and make Him known has led Cory Anna to Choose to Invest, where she gets to love her neighbors all over the world and share the story of God’s faithfulness through the generations. Cory Anna helps connect people to the CTI story, overseeing all things content and brand consistency.
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She savors fresh air in God's own sunshine at a ballgame or the beach, enjoys the slow pace of Grace, and finds freedom in writing, creating wildflower bouquets + riding dirt roads wherever she goes.

 

CORY ANNA JONES

BRAND + STORY AMBASSADOR

Harun has been a team member since 2013, and leads several community volunteers implementing Rejoice Project in his area. He is married to Ruth and they have three sons.

Harun has been a team member since 2013, and leads several community volunteers implementing Rejoice Project in his area. He is married to Ruth and they have three sons.

HARUN NGANGA

REJOICE PROJECT COORDINATOR

Paul has been a team member since 2014. He leads several volunteers in a growing Rejoice Project program in the area of East Africa where he resides. He is married to Demaris and they  have two children - a girl and boy.

Paul has been a team member since 2014. He leads several volunteers in a growing Rejoice Project program in the area of East Africa where he resides. He is married to Demaris and they  have two children - a girl and boy.

PAUL MULANDI

REJOICE PROJECT COORDINATOR

 
Peter has been a team member since 2013, and leads Rejoice Project volunteers in the area of East Africa where he resides with his wife Jessica and son Max.

Peter has been a team member since 2013, and leads Rejoice Project volunteers in the area of East Africa where he resides with his wife Jessica and son Max.

PETER KIRIMI

REJOICE PROJECT COORDINATOR

 

Nathanael & Kristin Avery - Founders of Choose to Invest

Paul Trimble - Lead Pastor, Bent Tree Church

Kelly Mitchell - CTI Prayer Steward

Allison Coats - Strategic Business Analyst, ExxonMobil

Matt Ivy - Brands & Strategy Specialist, ReThink Group

Meghann Glenn - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Tim Avery - CEO Kardia Consulting

John Teske - Business Owner


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