Sharing the Love Foundation

  • Founding partner and 501(c)(3)
  • Manages marketing and volunteer activities
  • Two members on the FCM Board of Directors (Marian Stewart and Amanda Lewis)

First Presbyterian Church

  • Founding partner and 501(c)(3)
  • Provides financial support
  • Manages the uniform exchange ministry…currently at its church facilities
  • One member on the FCM Board of Directors (David Ivie)

Hunger Relief Ministries

  • Founding Partner and 501(c)(3)
  • Provides financial support
  • Providing alternative and cooperative sources of food to better meet the needs in our community.
  • Purchasing property to develop "transitional housing" and/or a community activity center
  • Provides volunteer twin engine airplane transport out of Mesquite Metro Airport
  • One member on the FCM Board of Directors (Michael Lewis)

Forney ISD

  • Works interactively with FCM to directly meet the needs of FISD families
  • Shares activities with FCM
  • Directs donors to FCM for community aid donations
  • One member on the FCM Board of Directors (Dana Curry)

First United Methodist Church

  • Partner and 501(c)(3)
  • Manages the Shots Ministry and others to come
  • One member on the FCM Board of Directors (Sarah Oleksy)

Connect Church

  • Partner and 501(c)(3)
  • Managing construction projects
  • Two members on the FCM Board of Directors (Austin Wilson and Doug Moran)

Forney Lions Club

  • Partner and 501(c)(3)
  • Several community-wide projects
  • One member on the FCM Board of Directors (Mary Baker)

Community Life (C-Life) Church

  • Partner and 501(c)(3)
  • A driving force with their RE:BUILD team
  • One member on the FCM Board of Directors (Cheri Akers)

RelyOn Credit Union

  • Community business partner
  • Provides financial support and financial training
  • One member on the FCM Board of Directors (Sarah Spooner)

Water of Life Lutheran Church

  • Partner and 501(c)(3)
  • Backpacks and food drive participation
  • One member on the FCM Board of Directors (Vivian Themer)

Board of Directors

The current officers and directors, and their corresponding representative organizations are:

  • Michael Lewis - President (Managing Director of Hunger Relief Ministries)

  • Amanda Lewis - Treasurer (Treasurer of Sharing the Love Foundation)

  • David Ivie - Secretary (Pastor of First Presbyterian Church)

  • Marian Stewart - Projects Coordinator (Executive Director of Sharing the Love Foundation)

  • Dana Curry - (Community Partnerships Coordinator for Forney ISD)

  • Mary Baker - (Forney Lion's Club)

  • Vivian Themer - (Outreach for Water of Life Lutheran Church)

  • Cheri Akers - (Community Life Church (C-Life))

  • Sarah Oleksy - (First United Methodist Church of Forney)

  • Sarah Spooner - (RelyOn Credit Union)

The 2018 founding Board of Directors (from left):
* Warren Ketteman of First Presbyterian Church (since moved away to Waxahachie, TX);
* Amanda Lewis - Treasurer of Sharing the Love Foundation and now Mayor of Forney;
* Marian Stewart - CEO of Sharing the Love Foundation;
* Michael Lewis (in back) - Managing Director, Pilot and Minister for Hunger Relief Ministries;
* David Ivie - Pastor of First Presbyterian Church