Be Generous

the team

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

 
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Founder & Director

Stephanie McMinn

Stephanie McMinn, Founder and Executive Director of BeGenerous Inc. serves her local community by aiding, resourcing, and serving women in desperate situations as well as partnering with other organizations and agencies from Panama City to Fort Walton Beach, including Path of Grace, Bethel Village, and Ronda Coon House.   She is an active member of the Walton County Anti-Drug Prevention Coalition and the Walton-Okaloosa County Sexual Assault Inter-Agency Council.  Her desire is to aid and assist others, serving alongside of them to provide resources and strategy for change.  She believes unity brings change and she is determined to see it.  She operates in compassion advocating for the lost and the broken. She is unapologetic about her love of 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. Her heart is to restore hope and faith in women while helping them discover their royal identity in Christ through the Word of God. Stephanie also serves as the Local Mission Leader at Impact Life Church in Destin, Florida where her and her team serve our homeless brothers and sisters in our community.   Before the ministry, her priority is her household of 7.  She is married to husband Chance for 11 years with a beautiful blended family of five children.  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 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 7 years. 

 

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Assistant director and Advocate

Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith serves as Assistant Director and spokes-person for BeGenerous, Inc. She works hand and hand with Executive Director, Stephanie McMinn ministering to women and families, managing daily operations, implementing policies and procedures, and creating training programs. Ashley is a wild dreamer and woman of intense passion, and considers loving others to wholeness her life mission. Her passion is to assist in the rescue and restoration of the broken, lost and forgotten, which comes from her own life story of hope, mercy and redemption with the Father.  As a survivor of sex-trafficking, she has a deep belief in the restorative, healing power of Christ and his ability to truly make all things new. Ashley uses her story to inspire others and to spread hope to those who feel hopeless. It is the joy of her life to testify of the Lord’s goodness and immeasurable love. Ashley holds a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in Communication and has held numerous sales and management roles. She has her Florida real estate license, and is currently in the beginning phases of starting her own business. She lives in Niceville with her son Deonte, and can usually be found cheering on the sideline of whatever field he’s playing.  

 

 
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community outreach assistant

Sereen Gualtieri

Sereen is a graduate of the University of Florida, a wife to Dan, and mother to two sweet girls. She loves to paint, make new friends, and spend time with her family. Sereen has been an advocate for women and child victims of human trafficking since 2010 by using her gift of painting to raise awareness, bring hope, and fund raise for several anti-trafficking initiatives. Her paintings depict hope, redemption, and healing for victims and survivors of sex trafficking. She has had the honor of participating in over 30 art showcases, fundraisers, and speaking engagements and has sold/donated around 600 pieces of art. Sereen also spent two years in a leadership position with Created. Gainesville, a ministry is reaching and assisting women in the sex industry. She served as an Outreach Coordinator and helped to organize and lead outreaches to the local strip club and streets where women were vulnerable to or caught in prostitution. She currently is part of the Be*YOU*tiful ministry team that is lead by Tara Beard. Sereen and her husband, Dan, have a heart for children and families undergoing trauma or life-burdening circumstances and are in the process of becoming licensed foster parents through Families First Network. Sereen serves BeGenerous Inc. as the Community Outreach Assistant. She goes on neighborhood outreaches, helps to deliver urgent needs, and is a liaison for BeGenerous to families in need of services.

 

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Board Member and Founder of Be*You*tiful Ministry

Tara Beard

Tara Beard, Assistant Director & Board Member, married to husband, Josh, and a mother of two precious baby girls, Norah and Rose which she homeschools.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing with an emphasis in management.  She has served in church ministries for numerous years. 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. 

 

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Board Member and Human Trafficking ABOLITIONIST

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 leads Impact Life Church's Womens ministry team.   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.   

 

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Board Member and 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.