Sara Beth Fentress

Executive Director
Hometown

Lawrenceburg, KY

Education

B.A. Psychology - Carson Newman University | M.A. Marriage and Family Counseling, M.A. Christian Education - Southwestern Seminary

Why is this work important to you?

I love helping people flourish in their full potential. 127 Worldwide allows me to use my best gifts to make the greatest Kingdom impact. I'm very proud of the collaborative work that is happening here!

Fun Fact / Hobby

I have an embarrassingly large collection of office supplies. I love pens!

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Manny Prieto

Director of Operations
Hometown

Hialeah, FL

Education

B.A. Political Science - Florida International University | M. Div. Christian Ministry - Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Why is this work important to you?

The thing that gets me most excited about working with 127 is the focus on empowering local leaders. I love that we partner with locals who are already doing effective gospel work in their communities. Joining in what God is already doing is a joy and a privilege!

Fun Fact / Hobby

Dad of 4 girls, 2 through adoption. I love being a girl dad! When I'm not wiping glitter off of surfaces or making spreadsheets, I enjoy making music, cooking, and reading!

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Amanda Walton

Advocate Relations Coordinator
Hometown

Knoxville, TN

Education

B.S. Biology and Psychology - University of the Cumberlands

Why is this work important to you?

Our work is important to me because it exposes us to the heart of the gospel. As God restores hope to the vulnerable, we get a front row seat as we participate in His Kingdom work.

Fun Fact / Hobby

Country livin' and world travelin'… From selfies on the farm with my cow @amoosingmagaret (follow her on IG for lighthearted fun) to climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, I love exploring God’s beautiful creation and live by the motto: #livingamiraculousadventure

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Annette Byrne

Partner Relations Coordinator
Hometown

Brecksville, OH

Education

B.A. in Business Administration (Accounting) - Campbell University

Why is this work important to you?

I love that 127 walks alongside amazing local leaders who are already proclaiming the gospel and impacting generations to come in their communities. 127 remains committed to getting to the root cause of family fracturing and poverty and does so through healthy engagement of the global church. It is a blessing to get a front row seat to see all the ways that God is working through this organization and our partners in Kenya, Uganda and Guatemala.

Fun Fact / Hobby

Mom of 4 children, 1 boy and 3 girls. Love to run and am always training for the next half or full marathon. Our family loves to travel and tent camp in the spring and fall.

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Kylie Nguyen

Content & Messaging Coordinator
Hometown

Fort Mill, SC

Education

B.A. Political Science - Union University | M.Div. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (in progress)

Why is this work important to you?

I value 127’s aim to aid and empower locals engaging widows and orphans in gospel ministry. Their desire to champion and further what other brothers and sisters are already doing around the world is what initially drew me to them.

Fun Fact / Hobby

Love playing spikeball & settlers of Catan

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Christy Boyette

Executive Assistant for Operations
Hometown

Coral Springs, FL

Education

B.S. Human Resource Management - Florida State University | Biblical Counseling Certificate - Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (in progress)

Why is this work important to you?

God brought me to 127! I love that I get to play a small role in caring and advocating for orphans

Fun Fact / Hobby

I like plants, house projects, middle of 5 siblings

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Rachel Wise

Donor Relations and Strategy Assistant
Hometown

Baltimore, MD

Education

A.A. Valencia College

Why is this work important to you?

I believe that God really orchestrated bringing me to 127! This work is important to me because the way that the Bible talks about orphan and widow care reveals that this type of work is so near to God's heart, and I think that 127's focus on coming alongside local leaders who are already doing this work is making such an incredible impact!

Fun Fact / Hobby

1 of 6 kids; aunt to 8 nieces/ nephews; I love boating and water sports, running, and plants

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