Tony McNorton: Chair
Tony made is first trip to Haiti in June 2008 with his family. The physical and spiritual poverty he saw was heartbreaking and that is when Jubilee Kids was born in his heart. Tony’s question has always been “Why not”?. Why not change the world through a little poverty-stricken community in Haiti? So the journey began by introducing others to what was going on in that little community. Tony has made many trips to Jubilee over the years and continues to lead others to experience the transformation that is taking place in Jubilee. Tony leads Jubilee Kids as the Chair of the Board of Directors and acting treasurer. In addition, he and his wife sponsor a child through Jubilee Kids. Tony and Sondra have 3 children, Chase, Apps and Callie, and he works for Georgia Pacific in Brunswick. When he is not making trips to Haiti, he enjoys playing golf.
Pam Scoggins: Jubilee School Support Coordinator
Pam is the Director of Nursery and Preschool Ministries at St. Simons Community Church on St. Simons Island, Georgia. She has been in ministry for over 10 years and prior to that was a teacher at a Christian school. She has a heart and passion for children to not only have the opportunity to learn academically but more importantly to learn about the love of Jesus. Pam made her first trip to Haiti in 2011 and it was then that God gave her a heart for the community of Jubilee Blanc. Since that trip, Pam traveled back to Haiti in 2012 and had the opportunity to witness the amazing work God is doing through the school that was started there in 2009. After returning from that trip, Pam accepted a position on the Jubilee Board of Directors as the liaison to the school and its administrators. She also partners with the school to offer support and encouragement through the Jubilee School Support Team.
Shannon Hemenway: Public Relations Coordinator
Shannon is a nurse practitioner, wife, and mom of 2 great kids. She works at Coastal Cardiology in Brunswick, Georgia and has over 20 years of experience in cardiovascular medicine. The children of Jubilee Blanc captured her heart during her first trip to Haiti, which was a medical/dental mission trip in April 2010. She has returned to Jubilee Blanc every year since then, each time falling more in love with these amazing children. God has used these trips to open her eyes to the needs of impoverished children in Haiti and around the world. She serves on the Jubilee Kids Board of Directors as the public relations coordinator, as well as the Outreach Coordinator at her local church. She and her husband also serve on their church’s worship team. Shannon and her family sponsor David, Ashline, and Benji-Love who are students in the Jubilee School.
Dottie is the Media Specialist and Technology Director at Frederica Academy. In 2012, she traveled to Haiti to help set up the library at Jubilee School. That was her first connection with the school and it was an incredible experience. During the 2013-2014 school year, the second grade class at Frederica Academy enjoyed a year- long connection with the second grade class at Jubilee School exchanging videos and letters. As an educator, she believes that there is great value in flattening the walls of a classroom and giving students the opportunity for relational experiences in a globally connected world. Dottie also serves on the Jubilee School Support Team and sponsors Sisinio, a student at the school.
Mary Catherine Lyons
Mary Catherine is the Lower School Media Specialist and Technology Integrator at Frederica Academy. In 2016, she traveled to Haiti to help with a week-long teacher training and fell in love with the school, it’s wonderful students, and the community of Jubilee. Mary Catherine serves on the Jubilee Kids Board of Directors as the sponsorship coordinator, is a member of the Jubilee School Support Team, and sponsors Daveson, a Pre-K student at the school. She is an active member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick, serving as the youth minister and she also work with Beloved Ministries at St. Simons Community Church.
Charlie Maxwell: Honorary Lifetime Board Member
Charlie felt the call to Haiti when Emory and Mary Wilson spoke at First Baptist Church Brunswick a number of years ago. When Tony McNorton reported on the 2008 flood after he returned, Charlie knew he had to go and help the people of Haiti. He has made three trips to Haiti, and the children of Haiti have entered his heart to stay. He truly believes in assisting the children of Jubilee Blanc. He previously served as Vice Chair of Jubilee Kids, and when he stepped down as an active board member, the Board of Directors voted to make him a honorary lifetime board member. Charlie and his wife Sara are active members of FBC Brunswick and he enjoys his family, hunting and fishing in his spare time. The Maxwells sponsor a student in the Jubilee School.