OUR TEAM

 
Shawn Koonce Tin Roof Society was founded by Shawn Koonce who is the acting President. Before starting Tin Roof Society, Shawn served as a youth pastor in Texas and Ohio for 9 years.  He also worked as a missionary in Nairobi, Kenya, where sports and youth ministry were important aspects of his work.   He is passionate about connecting people and empowering them to advance causes and projects they believe in.  He communicates regularly with students and adults on how their outlive their lives by using their gifts to be actively involved in what God is doing throughout the world. Shawn was joined by his wife Whitney in 2011 who actively serves alongside Shawn and their team.  

Shawn Koonce

Tin Roof Society was founded by Shawn Koonce who is the acting President. Before starting Tin Roof Society, Shawn served as a youth pastor in Texas and Ohio for 9 years.  He also worked as a missionary in Nairobi, Kenya, where sports and youth ministry were important aspects of his work.   He is passionate about connecting people and empowering them to advance causes and projects they believe in.  He communicates regularly with students and adults on how their outlive their lives by using their gifts to be actively involved in what God is doing throughout the world. Shawn was joined by his wife Whitney in 2011 who actively serves alongside Shawn and their team.  

John Kirkland TRF is about more than just meeting physical needs and John Kirkland is a key role player in our Coaching initiative. John and his wife Julie have spent over 20 years living and working in Africa with time spent in Tanzania, Kenya, Togo and Ethiopia. In each of these places the Kirklands invested heavily in mentoring and discipling young people. John’s focus with TRF will be developing and coaching those we work with on life, eternity and generosity. John also draws from his network built from his many years in Africa to build partnerships. John has been married to his wife Julie for 37 years and they have three children and one grandchild, Lily Ruth.

John Kirkland

TRF is about more than just meeting physical needs and John Kirkland is a key role player in our Coaching initiative. John and his wife Julie have spent over 20 years living and working in Africa with time spent in Tanzania, Kenya, Togo and Ethiopia. In each of these places the Kirklands invested heavily in mentoring and discipling young people. John’s focus with TRF will be developing and coaching those we work with on life, eternity and generosity. John also draws from his network built from his many years in Africa to build partnerships. John has been married to his wife Julie for 37 years and they have three children and one grandchild, Lily Ruth.

Barbara Muthoka Barbara keeps Tin Roof Foundation ticking by handling operations and administration for our projects and our day to day work.  Barbara’s personality is a huge asset as she plays a vital role in developing and growing the relationships with our partners and donors.   Additionally, Barbara plays the role of chief organizer and focus general, to keep TRF on task and productive.

Barbara Muthoka

Barbara keeps Tin Roof Foundation ticking by handling operations and administration for our projects and our day to day work.  Barbara’s personality is a huge asset as she plays a vital role in developing and growing the relationships with our partners and donors.   Additionally, Barbara plays the role of chief organizer and focus general, to keep TRF on task and productive.

 
Nancy Gillentine  

Nancy Gillentine