Jani first joined KIN as Volunteer Outreach Coordinator in 2017, then stepped into the Executive Director role in 2020. Her previous experiences include working with refugees and other internationals both locally and overseas. Jani has six grown children and one grandchild. She holds a bachelor’s degree in theology and nonprofit management from Johnson University.
Judith Kimsey Communications Coordinator
Judith came to KIN after being on the other side of the equation (the transplanted one) for several years. She took on a workforce development role in 2018 then shifted into communications in early 2020. Judith and her husband, Scott, have one college-aged child and one high schooler. Judith brings with her a bachelor's degree in architecture and a master of arts in theology.
Susie Isaac Operations Director
Susie has been with KIN since it began in 2010 and served as Board secretary before coming on staff in late 2021. She and her husband, Issa, a native Arabic-speaker, have ministered to Knoxville's local Arabic-speaking community since they moved to Knoxville in 2008. They have two college-aged children. Susie holds a bachelor's degree in communications and a masters in Christian education.
Ashley Anderson Blount County
Ashley first learned about KIN while volunteering with a partner organization. When she moved to Maryville in 2017, she saw the need for similar services. Before long, she organized an adult English program in her own church and began promoting KIN across Blount County. Ashley and her husband, Jared, have two young daughters. Ashley holds a B.A. in Spanish with a teaching certification.
Anna Garlington Knox County
Anna was on the team that founded KIN in 2010, serving with this committed group for 4 years before moving overseas. In 2021, she returned to metro Knoxville, and she is excited to be back in this new season with KIN! Anna is married to Ned, and they have four adult children. Anna is fluent in Spanish, French, and Moroccan Arabic. She holds a B.A. from Columbia International University.
Board of Directors
Dick Nixdorf, Chairman Sharon Cate Svetlana Hutvert Bob Mackey Charlotte Rufyiri Joyce Wyatt