Ted Jeon '07 (Board Chair)
Ted is an investment professional at Kohlberg & Company, a private equity firm based in Mount Kisco, NY. Prior to joining Kohlberg, Ted spent two years at Goldman Sachs in the investment banking division. During his undergraduate years at Princeton, Ted was an active member of Manna, serving as a worship leader and small group leader. Ted graduated from Princeton in 2007 with an A.B. in Politics. He currently lives in New York City with his wife (Christine) and serves as a community group leader at Redeemer Presbyterian Church.
Tom Amato '67
Tom is the CFO of Pillar of Fire, International, a Christian denomination headquartered in Zeraphath, New Jersey, which projects the gospel via radio (3 stations), primary and secondary education, churches and missions.Tom has served as CFO of three publicly-traded companies over a period of 20 years, including Symbol Technologies from 1990 to 1997. After leaving Symbol, Tom served as CFO of Dialogic Corporation and ultimately negotiated the sale of the company to Intel. More recently he served as CFO for two VC-backed telecommunications equipment start-ups (Tachion Networks & Wavesmith Networks) and privately owned Sentinel Business Systems, Inc. Prior to his return to the Princeton area with his wife, Barbara, Tom served as Chairman of the Audit Committee and a Director of Intersections, Inc., which completed a successful IPO in April, 2004. Tom holds an AB in Economics from Princeton (’67) and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (’70).
James An '08
James graduated from Princeton in 2008, with an engineering degree in Computer Science. James was part of Manna Christian Fellowship during his four years at Princeton and served as a worship team member, small group leader, and president. After graduating, James stayed in the Princeton area for two years working at ZS Associates. He received his MBA from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania and currently works in a product development role at MasterCard.
Christina Keddie '03
Christina serves as Manna board Secretary. She currently holds the position of Admissions Director at The Wilberforce School, a classical Christian private school in Princeton. Christina graduated from Princeton in 2003 with a degree in history, and continued on to law school at NYU. She took a year off after her 1L year to intern with the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship, and ended that year engaged to her now-husband, David Keddie '04. She finished law school and went on to practice as a corporate litigator for five years. During that time, David and Christina got married and started their family. She resigned from law shortly before their second child was born. They are now parents to Joshua (born 2010), Sophia (2012), and Alexa (2015), and remain active in the Princeton campus Christian community through Manna, PEF, and Stone Hill Church.
Jonathan Lew '07
Jonathan Lew ('07) serves as Manna board Treasurer. He is currently Senior Managing Director, Financial Planning & Analysis at Teach For America and has held other positions supporting Teach For America's growth, fundraising, and operations over the past seven years. Prior to that, he was a staff intern at Manna alongside his now wife Ellen ('07). Jonathan was a member of Rocky college, graduated from Woody Woo, and was a member of the Daily Princetonian as well as the Manna praise team throughout his time as an undergrad.
Andrew Protain '08
Andrew is a User Experience Research Manager at DonorsChoose.org where he manages initiatives to gather user feedback and understand user behavior. He graduated from Princeton in 2008 with a B.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and minors in Neuroscience and Japanese Language and Culture. Andrew lives in Brooklyn, NY where he serves as a deacon and small group leader at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. In his spare time he enjoys running, traveling and going to retreats.
Megan Wong '11
Megan is truly grateful for her transformational four years in Manna where the gospel became more real, beautiful, and challenging to her in all aspects of life. After graduating in 2011 with a degree in Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Megan stayed in Princeton as a volunteer staff member at Manna and a consultant at ZS Associates. She then moved to Berkeley to complete an MBA at the Haas School of Business and is currently working at a San Francisco-based non-profit called EARN, focused on helping working families develop habits of savings.
Blake is an ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America and the lead pastor of TRINITY Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oklahoma. From 2006-2011 he was the campus director of Manna and maintains a deep love for the gospel in Princeton. He has a BS in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M, and Masters of Theology (ThM) from Dallas Theological Seminary where he received the Edwin C. Deibler Award in historical theology. He is married to Lauren & has four children children - Andrew, Annie, Bennett & Augie. He enjoys connecting people, reading widely, road cycling, snow skiing, and college football.
Irene Lo '13
Irene is currently a Ph.D. student in Operations Research at Columbia University, where she studies how to design school choice mechanisms and other non-monetary markets in order to ensure that societal preferences are learned and goods and services distributed well in the absence of monetary incentives. She attends Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, where she serves on the worship team and as a Sunday school teacher. Irene was an active member of Manna Christian Fellowship during her time at Princeton, and served first as webmaster, and then as a small group leader for two years. Irene graduated from Princeton in 2013 with an A.B. in pure mathematics.
Will Harrel '13
Will is currently a Strategist at Goldman Sachs, having been there since graduating Princeton in 2013. While at Princeton, Will studied ORFE and was in Manna Christian Fellowship all four years, serving as hospitality chair and a Sophomore Small Group Leader. Since graduating, Will has been an active member of the Princeton alumni community, having been a P-Rade Marshal and a member of the Princetoniana Committee.
Laura has been involved in campus and church ministries in the Northeastern United States and in England. She finds joy in mentoring, hearing personal stories, and praying with anyone open to seeing Christ. From 2004-2009, she was a volunteer staff member with Manna and served with the junior and senior classes at Princeton. Professionally, Laura oversaw public and investor relations at Medarex, which pioneered the new field of immuno-oncology before its acquisition by Bristol-Myers Squibb. She retired from industry to pursue her most challenging and most promising venture, raising and homeschooling her children. Laura attended Wellesley College and graduated with a B.A. in Biology and in Medieval/Renaissance Studies (with a focus on the history of science and medicine). Laura lives near New Haven, Connecticut with her husband and two children.