Navigators

Love Out Loud’s Pathways program is resourced by a number of highly relational volunteers that want to hear your story, passions, and interests and help you find your FIT in service around the community. They assist us in helping volunteers find their passion, find their purpose, and find their place.


 
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Chester David

Chester is a native of W-S, at least since 1946. He is retired from a meaningful 40-year career as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with the state and then with VA. As of 2011, God called him to start a ministry called Hunger2Health, a community resource to Ashley Academy and to the surrounding neighborhood. Hunger2Health recently begun a new relationship with Moore Elementary to provide support such as reading buddies, mentors and teacher support.

Chester serves on the Experiment in Self-Reliance Board of Directors, volunteers with Ronald McDonald House to visit patient rooms at Brenner's Children's Hospital, and currently leads a ministry called God's Pedal Power through Love Out Loud’s Gift Mart to collect gently used children's bikes to serve families who cannot afford to purchase a bicycle for their children at Christmas. He and his wife are also foster parents for a teenager.

Chester uses his love of relationship and connection as a Navigator with Love Out Loud and attends Ardmore Baptist Church.


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Christie Williams

Christie has a heart for catalyzing efforts in nonprofits. She has 20 years Board Experience with Non-profit. She’s been
the executive director, helping nonprofits make camps happen for past 15 years - Including most recently, Winshape Camps for Kids in Winston-Salem.

Christie believe in Collaboration, The fire inside to grow new initiatives, and supporting kids and families and those with special needs and attends Reynolda Church.


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De Ewing

De Ewing is a retired Reading Specialist with an undergrad degree in Hearing Impaired Education. She and her husband, Paul, of 44 years, have been active in various ministries including pre-marital counseling, camps for abused and neglected children, and Christmas for the City. They both share a love for children and dogs; recently adding Finn, the schnauzer to their family.

As a Pathways Navigator, she looks forward to meeting and hearing the stories of those interested in connecting their passions and interests with volunteer opportunities in the community.


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JM Dixon

J.M. was born in Winston-Salem and grew up in nearby Mount Airy. He is a 2019 Wake Forest graduate with a major in Philosophy. He wrote his senior thesis on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s political philosophy and is eager to put into action the teachings of such a great man. J.M. was introduced to Love Out Loud through the Winston-Salem Fellows: a year-long program designed around building community within the city and looking for new areas to spread the love of God to those who most need it. 



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Liz Miller

Liz has a passion for connecting people all over the city with their deep passions. She works with Love Out Loud as the partnership director, building and maintaining relationships with local nonprofits and helping facilitate Pathways and managing our new online platform BASE (volunteer.loveoutloudws.com)

She’s a former ECU Pirate with a bachelors degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communications and a current coffee addict. She loves serving in the margins and under-resourced populations, developing relationships, and helping organizational and administratively - as well as crisis and disaster relief. She lives in Winston-Salem with husband, Wes, and her cat, Zoey.

Liz loves meeting with Pathfinders (you!) and helping them think through how their stories (the good, bad, big and little) can lead them to the place where their passion, skills, and calling collide.


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Santiago Ramos

Born in Bogota, Colombia. Raised in Winston Salem NC, 2013 Graduate of RJ. Reynolds High School. A six-year veteran of the Army National Guard doing power generation mechanics. A Long-time entrepreneur having businesses in landscaping, Real estate development, application licensing and logistics. He is currently an active community organizer, member of Awake Church and supports business development for a local industrial distribution company. He enjoys a good hacky sack session and reading challenging books. He has a passion for the environment, the low income and marginalized, mental health, and strengthening philanthropic efforts in his community.


Kirsten Russ

Kirsten Russ enjoys teaching high school students. There is always a new adventure and challenge in the classroom. She thoroughly appreciates working with committed colleagues, all of whom strive to create positive and stimulating learning situations for the students.

Kirsten is active in her church, St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, Women Who Care about Clemmons and in the Navigators Pathways. She is highly motivated to serve and to “delight in Thy [God’s} will” as she builds relationships with members of our community. Through the Navigators Pathways, she appreciates the opportunity to meet volunteers who are also searching for service possibilities.

Married for 35 years and with three sons, Kirsten spends her free time with family, nuclear and extended.


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Joani Hughes

Joani has lived in Winston Salem for 29 years. She graduated from Wake Forest University and taught elementary school for 20 years. Since retiring, She has trained as a spiritual director and now enjoys offering direction to people in all stages of life.

Joani is passionate about educational challenges in our city as well as food security, and issues around low income and marginalized people. She loves to help people find volunteer opportunities which match their passion and gifts.


Chuck Byrd

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Tonya Montinero

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