"I alone cannot change the world but I can cast a stone across
the waters to create many ripples"
- Mother Teresa
CURRENT SENT STAFF
Kent Pope – Director of Operations
Kent has called Topeka “home” since 1996 – where his career in retail management has developed his skills in managing people and processes. His ability to listen and see the needs of others will help advance the goals of SENT. Kent is married to Marsha and they have two married sons (and now two daughters!). When not at work, Kent is biking, hiking or on an outdoor adventure.
Tim Vincent - Construction Manager
THE SENT BOARD
Johnathan Sublet – Chairman
Johnathan functions as the Lead Pastor for the Hi-Crest campus of Fellowship Bible Church. He is married to Tricia and together they have three wonderful kids. Johnathan is a Texas native who is new to hunting but an avid fan of sports.
Jeremy Wynne – Vice Chairman
Raised in Topeka and currently serves as the Outreach Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church as well as the Sharefest Coordinator and Vice Chairman of SENT. Married since 2014 to Paige Wynne they live in the Hi-Crest community and love spending time with friends, family and at Shawnee Lake. Jeremy graduated from KU in 2013 and will complete his masters degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2019. His desire is to see the Church mobilized to make disciples of Jesus Christ among the nations.
Rob Hunt – Business Development & SENT Transition Coordinator
Retired after 35 years in sales and marketing. Most recently worked in strategic business planning and developing college graduates in intern programs. Since retiring in 2015, has spent much time in Hi-Crest working with Networx and other programs to help develop skills and opportunities with the local residence. Has a mindset of working from within the community to grow and elevate itself to achieve bigger and better opportunities.
Renee Hunt – Secretary & Community Wellness
Renee has been a nurse for 39 years and a Neonatal Nurse practitioner for 22 of her career. Has taught in nursing school as well as been in labor and delivery prior to the NICU. Married 39 years with one son. Has a heart for helping people find and follow Christ through identifying their talents and creating a plan for letting them flourish in their relationship with God. Loves to open up her home to cook and feed people both physically and spiritually.
SJ Hazim – Resource Development & Education
SJ was awarded a Rising star recognition from The Topeka Capital Journal 2019, for his community involvement and impact. A board Member of the Police Athletic League and council member of Strengthening Police and Community Partnerships. An all around community servant promoting volunteerism and mentorship. Founder of Project Forward and a member of Momentum 2022 Community Engagement, Pride, & Service Work Group. SJ is “all in”, “all the time” in any endeavor he takes on.
Dr. Beryl New
Dr. Beryl New is Director of Certified Personnel and Equity for Topeka Public Schools. She is also the co-chair of the district’s Equity Council, which closely examines the ways in which race impacts student success. She has served as an educator for thirty years in teaching and school leadership. A resident of Topeka since the age of nine, she is also a member of Faith Temple Church - Topeka, where she has taught Sunday School for nearly forty years.
Sara Hoyer - Treasurer
Sara was born and raised in Topeka. She currently serves as Director of Business & Finance and Board Clerk for the Shawnee Heights School District. Sara earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from Washburn University and a Certificate of Public Administration from the University of Kansas. Her twenty-year career in budgeting and accounting has centered on the human (disability) services and educational sectors of government. She volunteered in various capacities at her local church home since 1998 and loves to serve people. She currently attends Fellowship Bible Church – Hi Crest, in community with other people who have a heart to serve. Outside of work and ministry, she spends her time with her two sons, RJ and Elijas, who are her two greatest gifts. Spending part of her childhood in Hi-Crest gives her a passion for the SENT mission. In her role at SENT and in community, she hopes to teach her sons that with God, all things are possible.
Nikki Ramirez-Jennings - Board Member
Raised in Topeka, Nikki currently serves as Club Director for the Boys & Girls Club of Topeka-Adams Unit. Nikki loves to do life with others and is appreciative of any opportunity that allows her to love, gather and elevate others in our Topeka community. Nikki is a firm believer of leading with love and logic. Her ability to lead with grace makes her a beloved member of the Topeka Community as well as a wife and mother to her four kids and two fur babies. You can find Nikki at church, serving in the community or in the bleachers cheering on her favorite athletes, her children. Nikki’s favorite thing to do is curl up with a good book. She is currently reading, Tattoos on the Heart, the Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyles
Collin Billau - Board Member
A Tecumseh native and graduate of Washburn University’s School of Business, Collin has had the opportunity to work and consult in a variety of industries from higher education to agriculture. He’s always had a passion for small business development and entrepreneurship, which he gets to live out as the Director of Digital Development at Sprout Creative, LLC. Collin is blessed with an awesome wife and three great kiddos.