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ANNIE June

Annie June was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in New Jersey. During a high school trip with her church, she happened to drive through the heart of Chicago and Annie couldn't shake off the feeling that she had to come back. So quickly after returning home, she searched for universities in the city and was introduced to the University of Chicago. Two years later, she started her journey at The U of C, met Joseph, whom she'd marry seven years later, and received her B.A. in Political Science, due to her parent's desire for her to pursue law. However, during her junior year of college, God provided an opportunity for Annie to pursue a summer internship in advertising. Over the last 14 years, Annie has worked at various advertising agencies like Ogilvy & Mather, McCann Erickson, OgilvyOne and Havas, working with brands like AT&T Wireless, Gillette, the U.S. Army, DuPont, and Charles Schwab to develop brand communication strategies and integrated marketing solutions. Currently, she works at Rauxa, a smaller, independent agency, as VP of Account Services responsible for business development and driving cross-functional teams to deliver innovative solutions for her clients. Annie and Joseph have two daughters: Emma (6) and Olive (3).


DAVID HA

David Ha was born in Seoul, South Korea and came to the U.S. as an infant. He grew up in NJ and went to high school at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. From there, he attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he studied engineering and business. Since graduating in 2003, he has worked in the NJ/NY area for four different companies writing software. He spent a year at a small company right out of school, then two years at PSEG Corporate, and then four years at Goldman Sachs. He currently works as a senior engineer and manages a team of three developers at Dstillery. Located in New York, Dstillery is a technology company that helps businesses place advertisements on the Internet. 


HERA YANG

Hera Yang was born in Seoul, Korea and immigrated to Canada at the age of four. She grew up in Toronto, Canada for 20 years, attending elementary through college in Canada. She received a B.A. in Sociology at York University. After college, she moved to New Jersey. She earned her M.A. dual degree in Elementary Education/Reading Specialist. Hera has nine years of teaching experience in various classroom settings. She is currently working as a third-grade tenured teacher at Paramus Public School. She is also attending Alliance Theological Seminary as a part-time student in the Biblical Studies M.A. program.


Daniel Lee

Born and raised in Maspeth, Queens, Daniel Lee moved to Glen Rock, NJ just before his freshman year of high school. He graduated with a B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Gordon College, a Christian liberal arts school north of Boston, MA. It was during these college years where Daniel fell in love studying the bible and was prompted by his professors to attend seminary for further studies. Daniel went to Princeton Theological Seminary, earning his Masters of Divinity in 2012. He is currently a bi-vocational pastor, working both in sales as Account Executive of Kio Yamato Optics (an eyewear company) and a pastor at New Mercy Community Church. During the little off-time he has, Daniel enjoys photography, keeping up with the latest gadgets, and looking at watches.