Founder & Director
Stephanie McMinn, has served her local community for the past 10 years by aiding, resourcing, and supporting women and their families in desperate situations. She operates in compassion advocating for the lost and the broken and is determine to see transformation in each individual and her community as a whole. It is her heart to exemplify unity and she does that by partnering with other organizations and agencies in our surrounding areas to ensure those in need get the help available. She believes efforts are better accomplished together so working alongside others helps provide more resources and strategy for change. She is an active member of the Walton County Prevention Coalition and the Walton-Okaloosa County Sexual Assault Inter-Agency Council. Ten years in the streets of our cities has giving her firsthand knowledge of the challenges we face as a community and an eagerness to fight for freedom. She serves on the Circuit One Human Trafficking Task Force and is very active in combating this with hopes to end it! Most recently she was elected to join Congressman Gaetz on his Faith Community Advisory Board where she “will assist in the fight to protect religious liberty, provide resources to faith-based programs and initiatives and ensure the right to worship is never infringed or prohibited.” Her faith is most important and she will stand firm to uphold it.
She is unapologetic about her love for Jesus and finds joy in testifying of His faithfulness. She is intentional about each daughter sent her way and is passionate about them attaining freedom in every area of their lives. She hopes to encourage those she works with by the Word of God while helping them discover their royal identity in Christ Jesus. She wants to see all saved, healed and delivered from bondage. Stephanie also serves as the Local Mission Leader at Impact Life Church in Destin, Florida where her and her team serve our brothers and sisters struggling with homelessness. Before the ministry, her priority is her family. She is married to husband Chance for 13 years, with a beautiful blended family of five children. She is known as a “mother of many” with spiritual sons and daughters that continue to draw from her well after their recovery and restoration. Her heart is to establish family. She has completed Bethel’s School of Supernatural Ministry (DSSM-Redding, CA) and has attended Liberty University, with a focus in Religion with an emphasis on Christian Counseling as well as studies in Psychology. She has been trained in Bethel's Sozo Inner-healing and deliverance ministry. She has nine years of experience in financial institutions which have provided her with experience in leadership, management, implementation of policies and regulations, training, human resources and customer service. She was in the mortgage industry for seven years and has been self-employed, owning several businesses within the last 13 years.
Board Member and Founder of Be*You*tiful Ministry
Tara Beard, Assistant Director & Board Member, married to husband, Josh, and a mother of two precious baby girls, Norah and Rose which she home schools. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing with an emphasis in management. She has served in church ministries for numerous years and is at current in leadership over Children’s Ministry with Impact Life Church. She is active in outreach ministry, as her passion is mentoring women in vulnerable situations. She has founded in 2015, Be*You*Tiful strip club ministry, where she leads the BeGenerous Inc. team in outreach efforts monthly to serve, encourage and love the women in the sex industry. She assists in creating, implementing and teaching curriculum for women that we reach in our community. She is very involved with “The Yellow House” Project engaging closely with Executive Director working on policies and procedures for the mission. Her personal testimony will bring hope and an awakening to those with similar struggles through life. We are blessed and honored to have her as a steward of this ministry.
Trafficking Survivor Advocate, Strip Club Ministry Leader & Board Member
As a young model in Los Angeles, Sula was lured into a sex trafficking nightmare. Today she is a powerful motivational speaker and advocate for sex trafficking victims around the world. Sula uses her story to help others find the same healing, freedom and hope that she has found. She enjoys speaking and reaching community groups at risk including women in shelters, in the sex industry, on the streets and in jails. While participating in work to improve legislation that aids in preventing trafficking, Sula also provides domestic sex trafficking awareness and training for communities, schools, children’s advocacy agencies, local law enforcement and military. She has a real gift in bringing comfort, peace and inner healing to victims who are struggling with complex trauma due to the horrors they've endured under the oppression of their traffickers & in brothels. She serves on a few boards and with various nonprofits and agencies as a sex trafficking survivor advocate including BeGenerous Inc., The Trindi Initiative (Lavished), Crisis Aid, Freedom Legacy International (FLI) and Florida Circuit 1 Human Trafficking Task Force. One beautiful area of redemption is Sula’s work with TRADE by Gina LaMorte which trades “Fashion for Freedom,” in the same industry that Sula was trafficked so many years ago. Additionally, Sula pastors alongside her amazing husband, John Skiles, at Impact Life Church in Destin, FL. Together they have two beautiful children.
Website: www.SulaSkiles.com / Instagram: @SulaSkiles / Facebook: @1SulaSkiles
Board Member and BeGenerous Liaison
Stephanie Bailey has been hands and feet with BeGenerous Inc. since 2011 while serving on the board and working closely with Executive Director, Stephanie McMinn, as they assess needs and bridge help to families in challenging circumstances. She holds a Master of Humanities and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Working. She is currently working Northwest Florida State College teaching GED classes to those in prison seeking transition back to the community. She has an array of experience within many local agencies which BeGenerous Inc. serves as well such as; Child Care Services, The Cope Center Healthy Start Program (Okaloosa), aiding as Homeless Liaison and a Career Counselor for Walton County Schools. She is truly a valuable asset to our efforts as she has been involved in the community for years building a personal relationship with those we will reach.
HOUSE MOTHER/ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Lisa Morgan, serves in a mulity faceted way for BeGenerous and the Yellow House Project. Before serving in ministry, she is a mother of 4 amazing godly children whom are all grown, in college and serve the Lord. She considers this her greatest accomplishment yet. Lisa has a bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology which has provided wisdom and understanding to apply to many of the situations she has been called to handle. She is currently a licensed agent with World Impact Real Estate assisting others to find a home and settle into our local community. She has been a member of Destiny Worship Center for 9 years and is on Team Destiny where she serves on the growth track team, single mom’s ministry and Purpose One:27. Purpose One:27 is a Foster Parent Support Group where Lisa is one of the founders. She leads the supply ministry, acts as treasurer and a liaison between foster families and the individual ministries within Purpose One:27. Lisa has worked with and supported BeGenerous for many years. Her Yes has enabled her to help woman find stability, strength, courage and a sure footing to step out on their own. Her heart’s desire is to see women overcome the pain, heartache and disappointment that they have endured through their lives. She ministers wisdom and encouragement to the ladies from firsthand experience. She knows how it feels like to need immediate help and safety from abuser. This empowers her now to help others through their personal circumstances. Her life experiences are a beautiful testimony of Gods redeeming love. Serving at the Yellow House allows her dream to be fulfilled while offering a safe place for women to find healing and restoration through Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ .