Meet Our Staff
Morgan Funke, C.E.O.
Morgan, our fearless leader, has been working in the nonprofit field for over 15 years. In 2008, she founded a nonprofit homeless outreach alongside her sister Molly. That project, Fill-A-Belly, is still operating today. She has traveled to over 30 countries - including 9 trips to Africa! - and has walked across Swaziland in addition to doing missions work all over the world. Morgan has become a sought-after nonprofit consultant and event speaker. While she admits to losing at yoga and hating Pinterest projects, she loves to “win” cross-training at her local gym and throwing awesome parties.
Jennifer Ryan, C.O.O.
Jenn is a world-class administrator and organizer extraordinaire. She brings 20 years of experience as an executive administrator to our staff, managing things at The Cause from the ground up. She is an avid world traveler who has lived in Latin America and is fluent in Spanish. When she’s not making spreadsheets or creating new organizational systems for us, Jenn loves to cook, grow things in her backyard garden, sing at the top of her lungs, help others, and laugh with friends.
Meet Our Board of Directors
Scott is a business owner and entrepreneur. Through his career he has developed understanding for what it takes to start a business or ministry and he loves to encourage people on similar journeys. He got married in 1988 and has an adult son. Scott also leads Mexico mission trips and serves at a local homeless outreach. He loves being a part of something bigger than himself through the Cause. Scott is grateful for the opportunity to further God's kingdom through supporting our partners.
Jenneffer is a lawyer by training. She loves using her legal perspective to help our partners and further The Cause. Jen is wonderful at spotting potential issues and helping The Cause proceed wisely. She is married and has two daughters, who she home schools part-time, which is a joy and passion. She loves hearing about the incredibly creative ways our partners are serving God and loving people.
Jane is a stay-at-home mom in this current phase of life, but received her MA in Intercultural Studies with a concentration on International Development and Urban Studies from Fuller Seminary. She has worked in education/development in inner-city Philadelphia, outdoor education/grant writing for Outward Bound, community development as an urban forester in Camden, NJ, and micro-finance in Kolkata, India. She has served internationally as well as domestically through the World Race, Adventures in Missions, and several other missions organizations/churches. She has a passion for sustainable community development and community building and believes in empowering people to be a part of transforming their own communities.
Meet Our Leadership Team
Derek and Sarah Gill, Partner Care Team Leads
Derek and Sarah have spent the last four years traveling extensively serving and building relationship with ministries around the world. After seeing and experiencing the challenges causing vulnerability to burnout, they began Set a Fire Ministries to encourage, support, and resource ministry leaders to be holistically sustainable. They bring this passion to serve The Cause by coordinating the team that cares for Partners.