Our Staff


NFI Leadership Team

Christopher Brown, President

chrisWhere I come from

My mother’s womb, where did you think? Seriously, I was born in Rochester, New York. My parents hated the cold and snow. When my father landed a teaching position at Arizona State, they moved us to Tempe, Arizona when I was only a year old. That was a huge mistake. My mom couldn’t stand the heat and scorpions...Several found their way into mine and my brother’s bed. So, when I was 4 years old, my father landed a position at the University of North Texas, and we moved to Denton, Texas, just north of Dallas, where I grew up a huge Cowboys and Rangers fan.
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Erik Vecere, Vice President, Program Support

erikWhere I come from

Born in Western Pennsylvania, moved to southern California during my grade school years, and then back to central Pennsylvania. Ended up full circle in western Pennsylvania again after attending Robert Morris University and meeting my amazing wife!
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Melissa Steward, Vice President, Marketing

MelissaWhere I come from

I’m an only child, born in Richmond, VA, grew up taking art classes and singing in church and high school choirs, with a Pekingese dog named Randy as my furry little “brother.” Later in life, I graduated George Mason University with a B.A. in Communication, and earned Graphic & Web Design Certificates from Montgomery College.
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Supporting Staff

Jacqueline Hannan, FatherSource™ Manager

jacquelineWhere I come from

I was born in Landstuhl, Germany and currently reside in Germantown, MD.
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Ryan Sanders, Director, Marketing & Communication

ryanWhere I come from

I'm a native Tennessean, I studied psychology and religion at Middle Tennessee State University. After graduating, I went to The Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky for the Master of Divinity.
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Christa Sutherland, Administrative Assistant

christaWhere I Come From

I am a native Washingtonian. I grew up in McLean, Virginia when it was a relatively new and small suburb. What is now a jungle of traffic, metro tracks and high-end retail was nothing but a little mall with adjoining grassy fields. After a few jaunts to other parts of the country, including Tennessee, North Carolina and Missouri, I landed once again in this area, this time on the Maryland side. I now live in Olney, which has got to be one of the greatest places on this earth.
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