Bringing ministry leadership and business excellence to accomplish the mission and vision that God has directed is the reason Michael Nolan now leads The Operation Andrew Group.
Michael has over 20 years of executive level leadership experience and has served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for multi-business unit organizations. He has education and experience in the areas of Management, Business, Finance, Operations, and Marketing. Michael worked in the for-profit sector with General Motors and GMAC (the financing arm of GM) before God shifted his focus to church ministry, which led him to the pastoral staff at a large independent church in Michigan. While there, he served in the areas of compassion and discipleship.
A native of Arkansas, Michael holds MBAs in Operational Management and Marketing from the University of Dallas. He and his wife Kristen have three daughters and live in Franklin. Kristen has served faithfully in ministry with Michael for 15 years. Michael Nolan is the founder and president of The Intersection Ministries. He coaches and comes alongside churches and ministry organizations to help with strategic planning, finance and business consulting, operational leadership, and more. Michael is also the author of The Business Side of Ministry.
Serving over 200 organizations across the country, Michael’s realization of the gospel’s power to propel faith and fuel ministry brings him to a new chapter with The Operation Andrew Group.
“Michael Nolan brings not only a servant’s heart but also a wealth of experience in leading multiple church ministries,” said Turney Stevens, board chair. “He has a Christ-centered vision of how Operation Andrew can equip congregations to serve our city more effectively. He has the leadership skills to build collaboration and cooperation, while respecting a broad variety of faith traditions and practices.”
“My passion and life’s work is building out the capacities of children and youth, AND bringing along the local church community to make this happen. This is what lights my fire,” says Stan Weber. After 30 years of leadership as the Executive Director of Salama Urban Ministries, Stan transitioned to his current role as Director of United4Hope in 2015.
Stan has been involved in urban ministry for over 35 years; 5 years in Vicksburg, MS and 30+ years in Nashville. During his time at Salama, he focused on building a strong and effective faith-based organization that assisted families by equipping their youth with skills and values needed for productive adulthood.
A passion for public education runs in the family as his wife, Alice, is a teacher in MNPS, and his daughter also works in public education. He and Alice have four adult children and two grandchildren, with a third on the way.
Stan is strategically equipped to lead United4Hope. His years of advocating for families and his strong networking skills across the city provide the foundational skill sets needed to advance the mission and vision of United4Hope. He serves on the Chronic Absence Action Team through The Nashville Public Education Foundation, Community Achieves A Team through Alignment Nashville, and the Harvard University L.I.F.E. design cohort.
Janelle has a M.Ed. in Community Development and Action from Vanderbilt University. She worked part time for United4Hope while completing her degree and has recently accepted a full-time position with the organization.
Previously, she served as Education Coordinator for National Audubon Society’s John James Audubon Center outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While there, she wrote and implemented STEM curriculum for local school districts and managed the internship and animal ambassador programs.
Janelle is passionate about providing all students with opportunities to receive a high quality education and discover their passions. She is excited for this opportunity through United4Hope.