Jonathan started in the nonprofit sector as a volunteer in 2003 and has worked in several capacities with nonprofits as support staff, manager and director. He brings a host of experiences to Life Abundant, Inc. as an accomplished director, skilled in educating and motivating marginalized citizens in life-skills training, spiritual formation and higher learning.
Jonathan also has over ten years of experience in conflict resolution techniques, mediation & program implementation and is versed in Nonprofit Management, evidenced-based practices and staff development.
Jonathan holds degrees from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL and Eastern University in St. Davids, PA. Jonathan has also received training in Organizational Administration for Nonprofit Correctional Ministries from the Institute for Prison Ministries (IPM) and has studied prison culture, re-entry strategies, and the nonprofit sector in Pennsylvania, Illinois and Louisiana.
He currently serves as an advisory board member with two nonprofit organizations, remains active at his church and continues to mentor, train and advocate whenever the opportunity arises.
Jonathan, his wife Genea and daughter Gabrielle, attend Bethlehem Baptist Church in Spring House, PA.
Women’s Ministry Coordinator
Regina has served in the church as nursery attendant, Sunday school teacher, church secretary and special event staff coordinator. She is a Certified Pastoral Counselor and an Ordained Senior Chaplain for the International Fellowship of Chaplains (IFOC). Regina has also worked with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, as a Chaplain, and has been on mission trips to Mexico and Israel.
Through a series of events, Regina began teaching Bible studies at the Bucks County Correctional Facility in 1997. In 2012, Regina joined the staff of Life Abundant, Inc. as the Admin. Assistant.
After many years of teaching and mentoring, Regina accepted the role of Interim Women’s Ministry Coordinator in 2018. She has amassed a wealth of knowledge and experiences during her years with Life Abundant. We are excited to see how God will use Regina in this new role.
“It is hard for me to believe that I started in 1997 and that I am still going into the Bucks County Correctional Facility. Working with the women inmates has been such a blessing…words cannot even describe.”
Ruth brings many years of experience to Life Abundant, Inc. having worked and volunteered with churches, Christian schools and local businesses. She has served in various women’s ministries and has been instrumental in the strategic and organizational planning of several key initiatives.
Ruth’s heart is to empower women with the truth of who they are – through Christ’s eyes – and to mentor and motivate them towards salvation and a “life of abundance” as promised in John 10:10. She has also developed several small businesses that run independently, providing Ruth with the freedom to now work with a ministry that aligns with her passions.
Ruth attended Cairn University, majoring in Social Work. Ruth and her husband Steve, have 5 grown children, and attend Covenant Church in Buckingham, PA.
Volunteer Community Liaison
Sandy has served in churches as a Sunday School teacher; nursery attendant; prayer ministry leader; drama director, writer, and actor; and has participated in short-term missions.
Sandy received her BA in Professional Writing from Lasalle University in Philadelphia, PA. She served as an office administrator for over 30 years and is now retired and very happy to be a grandmother to six grandchildren. Sandy started visiting incarcerated women in 2015 through the encouragement and direction of Life Abundant volunteer Carolyn Zimmerman. Sandy has faithfully ministered to 17 women in the past 3 years.
“Ministering to the women at the Bucks County Correctional Facility has been an awesome experience for me. A feeling of being where God wants me to be captures my heart every time I am with the ladies.”
Reverend Bob Wood – Chairman
Minister of the Gospel, Davisville Church
Robert C. Schmauk – Vice Chairman
Retired Consulting Engineer, Gilmore & Associates, Inc.
New Britain, PA
W. Wilson Dorward, Esq. – Treasurer/Secretary
Retired CFO & General Counsel, Millennium Radio Group
Kaitlin Bangert, LSW, MDiv Candidate
Drug & Alcohol Therapist, NHS Human Services
VP, Radius Global Market Research
President, NextWave Consulting, Inc.
General Manager, Mobilityworks of Philadelphia
Lisa S. Palise, MDiv
Volunteer Chaplain, Doylestown Hospital
New Hope, PA
Senior Director, Aetna, Inc.
Herbert W. Rose
Executive Director Emeritus, Life Abundant, Inc.