In July of 2017, Dennis accepted the position of Chairman and CEO of School of Grace. He is also a member of the stewardship team of Summit Church in Naples, Florida. After a twenty five year career as founder and CEO of several medical products and service companies, he sold his last company in 1999 and retired at age 48. In 2009, a friend invited him to join a group going on mission to Haiti. His friend said it would change his life – it did. At that time, Haiti had the highest under age five mortality rate in the western hemisphere and Dennis feared for and questioned the salvation of the Haitian children. When learning that his Haitian translator wanted to become a pastor, God provided an answer. Dennis put the translator (Patrick Nozil) through Bible College and thus began a long father/son relationship. Dennis and Beth have visited Haiti 6 times since 2009.
Born and raised in Boston, MA Dennis relocated to Naples, Florida where he now lives with his wife Beth. Dennis has an adult son in CA. Dennis and Beth are both working to answer God’s call by participating in the building and support of School of Grace as a beacon of light for the Christian education and discipleship of Haitian children and families.
James is the Manager of Nici Law Firm, with more than 20 years of experience specializing in the areas of estate planning administration and taxation. James, a “Top 100 Attorney” by Worth Magazine, is the sole developer of The Strategic Estate Planning System ®. James is Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates by the Florida Bar Association and is a member of the Bar’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and a member of the Collier Country Bar Association. James has served as associate editor of the Florida Will and Trust Forms Manual.
James was born in Astoria, New York, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University, and obtained his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law and his Master of Laws in Taxation from the University Of Florida Levin College Of Law. James is a dedicated father of three and member of a local church for over 20 years. .
Steve Roe came to the Lord at the age of 22. At that time he led worship at his church and has followed the Lord’s leading ever since. Steve is a business owner for the past 42 years. At the age of 21, Steve started The Roe Insurance Agency in Indiana where he was born and raised. He led his company for 24 years in Indiana before moving to South West Florida. Steve started an insurance company in Naples Florida, and for the past 18 years.
Steve is known for his leadership and business development, but his passions are God-centered. He has served in various ministries, from Young Life, local church youth ministry, small group leadership, and missions.
Steve has been married to the love of his life, Hope, for 40 years. He and Hope are blessed with a daughter, Erin and a son Jordan. They also stay busy with their 6 grandchildren.
Sandra was born in Rochester, NY and now resides in Naples, FL with her loving husband Jim and their two wonderful labs (Riley and Lincoln).
Sandra graduated from the University of Buffalo with a Business degree. She has spent most of her career working for medical device companies supporting clinicians and their patients. She is very involved organizing mission trips for the company who employs her. Sandra has gone on mission trips in Costa Rica, Peru, and most recently Puerto Rico after the hurricane.
She became a Christian at the age of 12 and thanks the testimony of her 94 year old Grandmother.
Tim was born and raised his family in the suburbs of Chicago. He and his wife Kelly have 5 grown children and 2 grandchildren, spread across the country and enjoy traveling to visit them. He came to the Lord when he was 26 years old in a small Pentecostal church in Chicago.
Tim has 8 years of construction experience working with various trades and has rehabbed homes for additional income and enjoyment. He also worked in the corporate communications industry for 20 years as a director, videographer, video & motion graphics editor. And has utilized those gifts to serve the Kingdom as a staff editor at Willow Creek Community Church in S. Barrington, Illinois for 7 years.
Tim, along with his talented wife Kelly, have an entrepreneurial spirit and has started 4 successful business, 3 with Kelly, and now helping many people create health as a certified health coaches and business leaders in the industry. Tim’s recreational passions are competing in triathlons, endurance obstacle races, traveling and volunteering.
Adrian was born and raised in a Christian home in Warrington, PA. Adrian graduated from West Virginia University in 1997. Adrian has been practicing Real Estate since 1999. He coaches over 30 people at Keller Williams Realty. Adrian’s primary factors in choosing Keller Williams isdue to their belief system which is God first, family next, then business. Adrian is passionate about giving back and helping others. He is the oldest of his siblings. He has two sisters that are twins and a brother. His immediate family members all live in SW Florida. Adrian is married to Priscilla since December 2008 and had 2 boys; Ayden who is 8 years old and Dylan who is 6 years old. Adrian and Priscilla attend Living Word Family Church in Naples, FL and actively serve there each week Adrian has been on two mission trips in the last year (Haiti and Peru).
Jay married his college sweetheart, Wendy, in 1994. He and Wendy are blessed with two daughters: Hannah (born in 2001) and Grace (born in 2004). When not working, Jay enjoys serving in his church, going on mission trips, spending time with his family, hiking, camping, fishing and playing guitar. He is a graduate of Leadership Bonita program of the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Bonita Springs Assistance Office and on the Board of Trustees of the BEAR Home Foundation. In addition to serving School of Grace, he and his wife are privileged to serve as Deacons in their local church body.