Lincoln Christian University
Evens was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and raised in Leogane. After graduating from high school, Evens studied at Christianville College in Haiti, and then received a masters degree in ministry from Lincoln Christian University in Illinois. Evens’ personal experience growing up in poverty inspired him to start a school in Gressier, Haiti and found Just 4 Them Inc.
William (Bill) Browning
University of Illinois
Bill is a two-time graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with both a Bachelor of Science and Masters in Business Administration (MBA). He has over 35 years of professional experience in private business, government regulatory organizations, and non-profit work including more than six years living and working in Haiti for Peace Corps and USAID-sponsored relief programs.
Georgina is a native Haitian, born and raised in Cavaillon, a prominent commune in the South Department of Haiti. She is a naturalized American citizen and has lived and worked in the Springfield, Illinois area since 2009. She is active with the Rochester Christian Church as a volunteer and teaches a Haitian Creole class attended by parishioners traveling to Haiti for relief programs.
Scott Norton is a Christian who is dedicated to the mission in Haiti to provide Christian-based educational opportunities to students. He has spent a combined total of over 2 months at Christianville between 2013 and 2017 through six separate mission trips to work on the school in Grande-Savann. The presently operating school has 300+ students, nine classrooms, a food preparation area, eight functional private commodes (the first flushable commodes in the community) and a sanitation station including drinking fountains. Scott's family sponsors one Haitian student’s full educational and medical needs through high school. Scott plans to continue future construction-based mission trips to build additional classrooms for grades 7 through 12 when the opportunities arise.
Scott serves on a worship team in Springfield, IL at Real Life Church playing bass and acoustic guitars and running the sound board. Scott's son (Jacob) is an ordained worship minister at Real Life Church and Scott feels blessed to serve along side his son and the other talented musicians and vocalists. Scott also, when possible, serves as a bassist at Rochester Christian Church on the worship team.
Scott is nearing retirement from 28 years of employment with the State of Illinois. He is presently employed at the Illinois State Board of Education where he has dedicated over 23 years to Illinois education for the 2 million Illinois students. His lifelong profession has been in the fields of Information Technology as well as several years supporting schools to deliver education to students with special needs (Special Education).