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Meet our 2018 Exec Team


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  • Director
  • Assistant Director
  • Financial Exec
  • Development Exec
  • Training Execs
  • Ministry Exec
  • Media Exec
  • Marketing Exec
  Sam Dunegan  | Director  This year, I am serving as the Director of Ignite. My primary role is to cast vision for the organization and to spur on the executive team to pursue their roles with passion. I provide a direction and the rest of staff makes the magic happen.  I would love to talk with you and pray for you. Email me at  director@ignitetexas.org

Sam Dunegan | Director

This year, I am serving as the Director of Ignite. My primary role is to cast vision for the organization and to spur on the executive team to pursue their roles with passion. I provide a direction and the rest of staff makes the magic happen.

I would love to talk with you and pray for you. Email me at director@ignitetexas.org

  Abby Price  | Assistant Director  My job as Ignite’s Assistant Director is to manage all legal and administrative matters involved in running Ignite. I am the liaison to our retreat speaker, band, and campground administrators, and I support other exec team members in their projects to ensure that everyone’s ideas come together to support Ignite’s mission in the best way possible.  Contact me at  assistant@ignitetexas.org  if you have logistical questions about camp or would like some more information about our speaker and band!

Abby Price | Assistant Director

My job as Ignite’s Assistant Director is to manage all legal and administrative matters involved in running Ignite. I am the liaison to our retreat speaker, band, and campground administrators, and I support other exec team members in their projects to ensure that everyone’s ideas come together to support Ignite’s mission in the best way possible.

Contact me at assistant@ignitetexas.org if you have logistical questions about camp or would like some more information about our speaker and band!

  Tim Barber  | Financial Exec  As Ignite's Financial Exec, I am responsible for managing our budget. This includes processing payments and donations, making sure the money we have is being used wisely, and handling camper fees and scholarships.  Please reach me at  financial@ignitetexas.org  if you have questions about paying for camp, including scholarships!

Tim Barber | Financial Exec

As Ignite's Financial Exec, I am responsible for managing our budget. This includes processing payments and donations, making sure the money we have is being used wisely, and handling camper fees and scholarships.

Please reach me at financial@ignitetexas.org if you have questions about paying for camp, including scholarships!

  Morgan Miller  | Development Exec  As the Development Executive, I am responsible for the fundraising for Ignite. I get to handle the major outside relationships with businesses and parents! I plan Family & Alumni Weekend, Snowball, and Support Letters.  Please reach me at  development@ignitetexas.org  if you would like to donate or join our sponsorship team!

Morgan Miller | Development Exec

As the Development Executive, I am responsible for the fundraising for Ignite. I get to handle the major outside relationships with businesses and parents! I plan Family & Alumni Weekend, Snowball, and Support Letters.

Please reach me at development@ignitetexas.org if you would like to donate or join our sponsorship team!

  Andrew Forey & Ellie Buescher  | Training Execs  Our job as Training Execs is to lead the Training Team, made up of co-chair and prayer team trainers, in meetings and train them to lead their meetings with their co-chairs and prayer team. We oversee all of Ignite’s staff, and we make sure that our staff is equipped and prepared for camp in August.  Please contact us at  training@ignitetexas.org  if you have questions or if you are interested in hearing how we are preparing our staff for retreat!

Andrew Forey & Ellie Buescher | Training Execs

Our job as Training Execs is to lead the Training Team, made up of co-chair and prayer team trainers, in meetings and train them to lead their meetings with their co-chairs and prayer team. We oversee all of Ignite’s staff, and we make sure that our staff is equipped and prepared for camp in August.

Please contact us at training@ignitetexas.org if you have questions or if you are interested in hearing how we are preparing our staff for retreat!

  Corrin Alanis  | Ministry Exec  My job as Ignite’s Ministry Exec is to form new and strengthen existing relationships between Ignite and ministries and churches at UT and the Austin area. I organize and run the annual camp Ministry and Church Fair for both sessions, and organize fall and spring Project Serve that sends Ignite staff to various organizations for a mass half-day of volunteering.  Please reach me at  ministry@ignitetexas.org  if you have questions about or interest in tabling at our Ministry and Church Fair, or if you are or know of organizations interested in having us volunteer as part of Project Serve!

Corrin Alanis | Ministry Exec

My job as Ignite’s Ministry Exec is to form new and strengthen existing relationships between Ignite and ministries and churches at UT and the Austin area. I organize and run the annual camp Ministry and Church Fair for both sessions, and organize fall and spring Project Serve that sends Ignite staff to various organizations for a mass half-day of volunteering.

Please reach me at ministry@ignitetexas.org if you have questions about or interest in tabling at our Ministry and Church Fair, or if you are or know of organizations interested in having us volunteer as part of Project Serve!

  Chris Gaschen  | Media Exec  My job as Media Exec is to manage the creation of content that Ignite uses online, in meetings, and at events. I lead a talented media team who will be creating photos, videos, graphics, and merchandise, as well as posting to social media and working on the monthly newsletter!  I am Junior majoring in architecture and minoring in business at UT! I enjoy exploring the beautiful city of Austin and creating art!  Contact me at  media@ignitetexas.org  with any media inquiries, content ideas, or technical difficulties, and be sure to follow our social media!

Chris Gaschen | Media Exec

My job as Media Exec is to manage the creation of content that Ignite uses online, in meetings, and at events. I lead a talented media team who will be creating photos, videos, graphics, and merchandise, as well as posting to social media and working on the monthly newsletter!

I am Junior majoring in architecture and minoring in business at UT! I enjoy exploring the beautiful city of Austin and creating art!

Contact me at media@ignitetexas.org with any media inquiries, content ideas, or technical difficulties, and be sure to follow our social media!

  Vanessa Zielinski  | Marketing Exec  As Marketing Exec, I am responsible for managing Ignite’s brand and publicizing Ignite with the goal of reaching more incoming UT freshmen. This includes analyzing past years’ data in order to market more effectively, coordinating promotion and campaigns on our multiple social media platforms, and building relationships with parents, churches, youth groups, and high schools across Texas.  Please contact me at  marketing@ignitetexas.org  if you have questions or would like some more information about Ignite’s marketing.

Vanessa Zielinski | Marketing Exec

As Marketing Exec, I am responsible for managing Ignite’s brand and publicizing Ignite with the goal of reaching more incoming UT freshmen. This includes analyzing past years’ data in order to market more effectively, coordinating promotion and campaigns on our multiple social media platforms, and building relationships with parents, churches, youth groups, and high schools across Texas.

Please contact me at marketing@ignitetexas.org if you have questions or would like some more information about Ignite’s marketing.

 

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