LEADERSHIP

Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” — Mark 10: 42-45

Illya Thomas

Executive Director

Drew Smith

 Assistant Director

Senior Pastor at College Hill Presbyterian Church

I love the work of MosaixCincy because we get to taste of the “manifold wisdom of God.” (Eph. 3:10) As the church continues to seek God’s Kingdom then we will experience the beauty of the multiethnic, multiracial, and multigenerational church. We need one another for support, encouragement, and challenge. I would not be in the ministry I’m in today if it were not for the MosaixCincy Network. Senior Pastor at College Hill Presbyterian Church   chpc.org/leadership.

 

Kingsley Weingte

Treasurer

Retired President of King’s Electric Services. Kingsley has been married for over 46 years to his wife Kelly. They are the parents of three adult children and Grandparents to six wonderful grandchildren. Kingsley’s serves as an advisor, a coach, a mentor and is committed to Racial Healing and Racial Unity.

Brian Taylor

Secretrary
Brian Taylor began working in full-time ministry in 2002, serving as a campus director for Every Nation Campus Ministries on several campuses in Nashville, TN including: Vanderbilt, Tennessee State, and Fisk University. In 2007 Brian and his family moved to Orlando, FL to serve alongside Pastor Tim Johnson in starting Orlando World Outreach Center. After six years in Orlando, with two children and one on the way, Brian and his wife Chavonne moved to Cincinnati to launch Every Nation Church as lead pastors.

In addition to his work in leading Every Nation’s multiethnic congregation, Brian also serves as chaplain for the University of Cincinnati football team, and serves on the leadership team for The Mosaix Cincy Network. He holds Doctorate of Ministry degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. Chavonne works alongside Brian as he pastors and leads the church. They have three beautiful children, Elijah, Saniya, and Joshua. More at: https://everynationcincinnati.org/

Marc Champagne

Marc Champagne planted Redeemer Church in Mason, Ohio, in 2012. He also served on staff at North Cincinnati Community Church for 11 years, and previous to that, worked at Teen Challenge International. Marc is a graduate of Grove City College and Reformed Theological Seminary. He has a heart for cross-cultural ministry and loves to travel, play sports and read. Marc is married to Jill and has four children.  RedeemerCincy.com

Oneya Okuwobi

Oneya Okuwobi is a sociologist and Ohio State University Ph.D., graduate. Her research is focused on race, religion, and organizations. Oneya’s research interrogates how diverse organizations impact racial inequality. Along with her husband, Oladele, Oneya is founding elder of 21st Century Church, a church plant in Cincinnati, OH. She is co-author of Multiethnic Conversations: An Eight-Week Journey toward Unity in Your Church. It is the first personal devotional and small group study on multiethnic life and church designed for people in the pews. https://www.21stcenturychurch.com/ 

 

Chris Woodard

Chris was born and raised in Chicago and relocated with his wife Betty and their 4 children (Jaden who is now with the Lord, Bryana, Aniya and Sasha) to Cincinnati in 2012 to pastor River of Life Church, a multi-ethnic church near downtown Cincinnati. Prior to pastoring at River of LIfe, Chris was the Director of Human Resources at Wheaton College for 10 years working closely with the President on matters related to diversity and equity. https://riveroflifecincy.org/

 

Ryan Zhang

Ryan Zhang moved from Guangzhou, China, to Ohio at the age of 12. He holds a BA in government and American studies from Georgetown University and an MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the pastor for neighborhood ministries at New City Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. He also serves as the translation manager for China Partnership.  Ryan has been attending Mosaix meetings since moving back to Cincinnati in 2016, and joined the Mosaix board of advisors in 2021. https://www.newcitycincy.org/