Be Generous

the team

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

 

Founder & Director

Stephanie McMinn

Stephanie McMinn, Founder and Executive Director of BeGenerous Inc. serves her local community by aiding, resourcing, and serving women in group homes from Panama City to Fort Walton Beach, including Bethel Village, and Ronda Coon House.   She leads monthly street outreaches in Defuniak Springs and neighboring cities.  Stephanie also serves as the Local Mission Leader at Impact Life Church in Destin, Florida.  She leads life groups and Bible studies for local teen girls.  Her heart is to restore hope and faith in women while helping them find their royal identity in Christ through the Word of God.  Before the ministry, her priority is her household of 7.  She is married to husband Chance for 10 years with a beautiful blended family of five children.  She is currently participating in her second year of Bethel’s School of Supernatural Ministry (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 healing and deliverance ministry. She has nine years of experience in financial institutions holding positions such as Branch Manager, Assistant Director of Call Center and Loan Underwriter for 9 branches. These positions 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 6 years. 

 

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assistant director & board member

Tara Beard

Tara Beard, Assistant Director & Board Member, married to husband, Josh, and a mother of two precious baby girls, Norah and Rose.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing with an emphasis in management.  Her experience serving in church ministries has led her to a current leadership position in Youth and Children’s Ministry for 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 will be working in daily operations of “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 leading in this mission.  

 

 

 

Board Member

Sula Skiles

Sula Skiles serves on the Board. She works directly with the Executive Director, Stephanie McMinn, in the establishment of policies & procedures, implementing training programs, and working with the Board of Directors to fulfill the vision of “The Yellow House” and BeGenerous Inc.  One of the things she enjoys most is personally ministering to and mentoring women in need.  Sula’s passion for helping people comes from a painful life story.  She has found freedom and healing from the traumas of her life and has been radically transformed through becoming a believer and a follower of Jesus Christ. As a survivor of sex trafficking, she works to spread awareness, teach prevention and help victims and survivors of trafficking. Sula uses her story to help others find the same freedom she has found. She enjoys sharing her life to bring hope to those who need it most. Sula is a motivational speaker, licensed minister, writer and sex trafficking abolitionist. Sula has a heart for ministering to women and serves on the “One Heart One Voice” Ministry team in Destin providing monthly women’s ministry. Most recently Sula became Freedom Director for Trade by Gina La Morte, where they fight for freedom through fashion.  She is happily married to Pastor John Mark Skiles.  Together they started Impact Life Church in Destin, FL March of 2014. They are blessed to have two beautiful children and live with great joy as a family dedicated to the advancement of God’s Kingdom and the spreading of the Gospel.    

 

 

BeGenerous Liaison

Stephanie Bailey

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.  

 

 

 

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director of development

Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith serves as our program developer. She handles all aspects of fundraising and creating business partnerships for BeGenerous Inc. She is also helping to develop the Yellow House program. She currently resides in Niceville, Florida with her son, Deonte.