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who are compelled by their faith to use their unique gifts and talents collectively to provide the best overall experience for the children they serve. From continually learning from one another to building on each other's strengths, the staff is modeling the very thing they are teaching. Being a part of the Path Project team is more than showing up to work, it's creating a lasting impact that can change not only one child's life but the entire family and a whole community!


Bailie Johnson

Operations Manager


Bailie has the incredible gift of creating systems, organizing chaos, and figuring things out.  Her understanding of Google Docs, spreadsheets, and office systems bring joy to the entire Path Project team! Her listening ear is an extraordinary gift, and she is a passionate advocate for children who face tough challenges.  Bailie and her husband Drew are passionate foster parents on the road to adoption.

Michael Dresselhaus

3rd – 5th Grade Community Director | Bay Creek


Michael is an expert at serving and recruiting others to join the work of Path Project. Michael joined the Path Project team after working and teaching in Romania for 2 1/2 years. During his time in Romania, he led English and Bible classes in government-run centers, ran the village after-school program as well as a transition home for boys who had aged out of the orphanage. Michael created the first coffee bar for volunteers in the Bay Creek Community and he runs on a steady stream of caffeine!

Sheri Sharer

Birth – 3rd Grade Community Director | Gwinnett Estates |Training Coordinator


Sheri has been a part of Path Project since the very beginning and has volunteered or worked in every aspect of the program. While working as a community director, Sheri has helped create the framework for all Path Project programs. Her incredible attention to detail has been a valuable asset to the entire organization.  She is always well-equipped with a fire extinguisher.

Maira Hernandez

K-2nd Grade Community Director | Valley Brook


Maira has served in almost every capacity within Path.  She’s been a volunteer, an intern, and is now a Community Director.  Her personal experience of growing up in a bilingual home allow her a special connection to the children and families in her programs.  Maira is a enthusiastic learner and currently balances college studies with planning and leading creative lessons for the young learners in Valley Brook.  She serves as an amazing role model to all Path kids.

Anissa Lotti

Community Director | Peachtree Village


When you first meet Anissa, you immediately feel her deep love for people.  She spent a year of her life sharing this love and serving others in 11 different countries as part of the World Race.  Nepal, Ethiopia, and Honduras were the countries that captured her heart the most during that time. After her journey around the world, she began to pray about how God would use her experiences, and every conversation pointed her to Path Project. Anissa’s background of teaching English and preschool and her experiences with home visits and counseling young girls and mothers make her a valuable part of the Path Project team. 

Hugo Lopez

Middle & High Community Director | Countryside Village

Taylor Melton

Development Specialist 


Taylor has always had a heart for empowering students and joined Path after years working on a church staff in youth ministry and serving in Honduras.  Taylor is also passionate about the important details that take place behind the scenes and are critical to serving children and families well. She is creative in helping new groups and individuals learn about Path and engage with the work that is happening communities.

Lauren Knight

Birth – 2nd Grade Community Director | Bay Creek


Lauren is the person you want to sit next to during a boring meeting because she can find humor in every situation. Her life experiences with ADHD and her background in sociology provide valuable insights into her programs and the entire Path Project organization. Lauren loves watching children grow as learners through the use of art and hands-on activities.  Plus, she always has extra coats, scarves, sweatshirts, and cold weather gear available for anyone who needs it.  

Margaret Jane Strelecki

Community Director | Franklin Estates


Margaret Jane’s unique life experiences over the past 15 years have helped prepare her to lead the first Path Project outside of Georgia.  After college, Margaret Jane taught history in an urban school in Houston with a large immigrant population.  Her experiences there and while attending an Indonesian church grew her interest in healthy community development.

Tiffany Hale

4th Grade – HS Girls Community Director | Gwinnett Estates


A little girl named Jennifer captured Tiffany’s heart many years ago when she signed up to be one of the first Path Project mentors. Since that time, she has volunteered in every possible way! Tiffany focuses primarily on girls in fourth grade through high school students. She is passionate about sharing God’s word and helping the children in her programs develop strong character and faith. Tiffany creatively encourages scripture memory using Coca-Cola!

Summer Adcock

3rd Grade - HS Community Director | Valley Brook


Summer engages the world with a positive attitude and attacks challenges as an opportunity to grow and become stronger.  She spent years as a high school English teacher before joining Path staff, and her favorite teaching memories revolve around time spent empowering students to overcome their more challenging circumstances.  Summer joined Path years ago as a mentor and the work captured her heart. Her vibrant personality and enthusiasm bring encouragement to other. Summer recently shared that a few years ago life gave her lemons which later became lemonade.  Now, God has opened doors for her to open a lemonade stand.

Ashley Hollandsworth

Program Facilitator


Ashley was a dynamic classroom teacher who loved the challenge of working with students who struggled to succeed academically and socially. She saw first hand the connection between success at in school and life at home which made her an amazing fantastic fit for Path Project.  Ashley draws from her experiences as a classroom teacher and Path Community Director to help launch new Path sites and programs!

Katie Hove

K - 5th Community Director | Countryside Village


Katie was working her dream job as a 2nd-grade teacher.  Then, one of her sweet students shared some family challenges with her.  Suddenly, Katie’s thoughts began to shift to the struggles her students were facing after school. Through an incredible chain of events, Katie found herself launching a new Path Project in Countryside Village!  She is able to empower children and families during our after-school programs to ensure they are successful in the classroom.

Kristen Ruzicka

Community Director | Franklin Estates


Kristen is a person that can make any space beautiful with her creativity, decorators eye, and love for people.  Kristen taught in a variety of settings in Chicago and Nashville before joining the Path Project in the Fall of 2017.  She is an expert educator and compassionate leader who desires that every child feel special and loved for the unique way God created them.

MacKenzie McKay

4th Grade - HS Boys Community Director | Gwinnett Estates


Mackenzie joined the Path Project as an intern and has worn many hats along the way.  MacKenzie has the amazing gift of identifying the very specific needs of children and helping create opportunities for each child to be successful. Mackenzie coordinates our partnership with FCA soccer, oversees programming for older boys in two communities, loves to chaperone field trips, and at one time had memorized seven entire books of the New Testament!

Meredith Peirce

Community Director | Baker & Glover


Meredith has been passionate friend of the children and families living in the Baker & Glover Mobile Home Park for over 10 years.  She started and has led a weekly After School Program for them at Gainesville First United Methodist Church. She’s also planned summer camps programs for the children as well.  Meredith has watched children from Baker & Glover grow up alongside her own children, and her eyes light up as she shares their success stories. Meredith is a proud member of the Gainesville Community and her faith has grown as she has watched Gainesville First United Methodist Church rally with the Baker & Glover neighborhood.