Servant Fellows

kimdalferes_sKim has been involved in public policy and systems reform, especially in the juvenile and criminal justice fields, for over twenty years. Currently Kim is a Principal Partner with Dalferes Enterprises, Inc., a project management and public policy consulting firm that she owns with her husband Greg. Kim’s passion for public service includes experience in juvenile and criminal justice planning, systems reform, crime prevention, government relations, resource development, grant writing and management, coalition building, and addressing girls and delinquency. Her publications include Mobilizing the Nation to Prevent Crime, Violence and Drug Abuse (CPCA annual report, NCPC, 2005 and 2006), Prevention Can Be a Priority in the Midst of Fiscal Calamity (Topics in Crime Prevention series, NCPC, September 2003) and What About Girls? (with Ellen Shields-Fletcher, OJJDP Fact Sheet #84, September 1998).

Kim began her career while still in college when Florida Governor Bob Graham appointed her to Florida’s Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) State Advisory Group (SAG). Kim served as a member of the SAG while in graduate school at Florida State University where she earned her Masters degree in Criminology in 1987. For six years she served as the Juvenile Justice Specialist for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice where she was responsible for oversight and implementation of the provisions of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, grants administration program/service development, legislative liaison, and training and technical assistance. While in Tallahassee, Kim also worked as a criminology adjunct professor.
In 1995, Kim left the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice to travel to Washington, DC and joined the State Relations and Assistance Division (SRAD) of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Kim worked as the Region Chief for SRAD’s Midwest and Northeast regions until her promotion to Director of OJJDP’s Concentration of Federal Efforts (CFE) Program. As the Director of the CFE Program, Kim facilitated the coordination of juvenile justice activities across Federal agencies. In this capacity she also directed the work of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, an eighteen member Council chaired by the Attorney General and consisting of representatives from nine Federal agencies and nine practitioner members.
In 2001 Kim was hired by the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC, home of McGruff the Crime Dog®) to serve as the Director of the Embedding Prevention in State Policy and Practice initiative, was appointed national director of the Crime Prevention Coalition of America (CPCA) in January 2004, and became managing director of NCPC’s Constituency Services division in March 2006. Kim’s work as Managing Director included her continuing to serve as the CPCA National Director and supervise staff with responsibilities for CPCA, and to also manage NCPC’s government relations, training, and conferencing (including the National Conference on Preventing Crime, the premiere national crime prevention conference event). Kim’s duties included budget and contractual negotiations, congressional and federal agency activities (including appropriations requests), federal legislation tracking, policy review, and representing NCPC for various external relationships. Examples include the staff lead for NCPC’s National Watch Groups Summit (conducted in May 2007 in partnership with US Departments of Justice and Homeland Security) and serving on the Board of Directors for National Safe Place®.

beckedwardsAfter receiving her Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of Arts degrees in English and secondary education from the University of Connecticut, Rebecca has taught at both the middle and high school levels. She was her district’s nominee for the state’s beginning teacher of the year award, and was also recognized for excellence in team teaching by the Connecticut Association of Middle School Principals. Her professional experiences have included teaching English and language arts in both suburban and urban settings. As an educator, she has been cited for her creative and non-traditional approach to meeting the social, emotional, and academic needs of all children. Rebecca’s teaching career has included educating the most talented as well as the most challenged students.

Beyond her classroom experiences, Rebecca developed and implemented an innovative alternative educational program specifically designed to meet the needs of students who have met with repeated failure or incarceration. As the architect of this inventive program, she was successfully able to reach those students who had otherwise been abandoned by society. Her expertise in developing and implementing systems of intervention and prevention at the classroom level translates into great academic and behavioral success for her students.
Most recently focusing her attention on writing and consulting, Rebecca has written and edited documents for a variety of national organizations, and has recently revised the curriculum for the Amer-I-Can program, which was founded and run by football Hall-of-Famer, Jim Brown. She has also contributed to the expansion of the Amer-I-Can program to schools in England, and has worked to redesign the curriculum to meet the needs of those students. While she pursues a doctorate in Organizational Leadership, she continues to focus her efforts on techniques to assist educators in reaching those students who have experienced repeated school failure.

steveedwardsA leader nationally recognized by USA Today for his innovative approach to education, Dr. Edwards successfully implemented numerous programs to improve student performance during his sixteen year tenure as a school administrator. One such program, the Student Assistance Center, was one of only seven national winners of grass roots programs. The Center combined school and community to solve educational issues.

Dr. Edwards also has been instrumental in helping countless school districts tailor similar programs with positive, far-reaching results. In addition, Dr. Edwards is a nationally recognized keynote speaker, facilitator and trainer regularly featured as a content expert on television and radio with appearances on CNN on topics such as school safety, school climate and reform and strategic planning. As a planner Dr. Edwards has worked locally, nationally and internationally with both for-profit and non-profit organizations, such as schools, churches, corporations and cities. Clients include The World Bank and The United Nations. As a planner he has assisted groups and individuals in identifying and achieving individual and organizational goals.
Throughout his twenty-eight year professional career, Dr. Edwards has published numerous articles on school reform, and has authored a book, which outlines the implementation of the Student Assistance Center. He has also served as an adjunct professor for the University of Connecticut, teaching prospective administrators in the Graduate School of Education. In addition, Dr. Steven Edwards has served as the Vice President for the Children, Communities, and Youth Division of the National Crime Prevention Council in Washington, D.C., where he oversaw initiatives that focus on delivering a crime prevention message to America’s youth. His efforts in this area involved working with schools, youth service agencies, community leaders and policy makers across the country and internationally. He also served as a Professor in the Graduate School of Educational Leadership at The George Washington University, teaching courses in planning and organizational change.
Currently, Dr. Edwards is President and CEO of Edwards Educational Services, where he oversees educational initiatives both nationally and internationally. His most recent publication is a dropout prevention monograph outlining seven effective strategies principals can implement to reduce the dropout rates in their schools.

frohling_sCarley Frohling began her career in the private sector. Working at one of the nation’s largest consulting firms, American Management Systems (now CGI), she traveled the country working with telecommunications companies to implement solutions that managed risk in their credit and collections portfolio. With that experience, she moved on to work at Acumen Solutions to support their growing business and staff development objectives.

In 2001, Carley switched directions – deciding to apply her 10 years of experience to help other organizations fulfill their mission to serve others. She began this second phase of her career at the National Crime Prevention Council, where she became the Director of the Center for Faith and Service. The mission of the Center was to build capacity of small community and faith-based organizations. In this role, she managed two separate programs including Faith and Communities Engaged in Service for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the Faith and Service Technical Education Network (FASTEN). Her overall responsibilities were to manage clients and consultants, implement quality control measures, and manage the overall budget (over $2.5 million), staff, and program resources to accomplish goals on time and within budget. In addition, she developed and delivered capacity building training to over 400 CNCS grantees, wrote numerous training publications and tools, raised federal funding for the programs, and collaborated with over 30 grassroots organizations and two federal agencies to host six regional conferences around the country in nine months.

Anxious to apply these skills at the grassroots level, Carley transitioned to work with two, separate Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies, first as the Director of Outreach for Central Maryland and second as the Vice President of Development for Greater Pittsburgh. In these roles, she developed community resources and funding to build and sustain mentoring programs for children living in at-risk circumstances. She developed strategic community partnerships with foundations, corporations, faith- and community-based organizations, and law enforcement agencies. She developed new programs and initiatives that allowed each agency to reach more at-risk children as well as attract hard-to-reach volunteers such as men and busy professionals. In addition, she helped contributed to a more engaged board of directors and implemented creative improvements to expand the organizational capacity to serve more children with higher quality.

Over the past several years, Carley has served as a consultant for two training and technical assistance providers for two separate federal agencies. First, she worked with Amachi and a team of consultants to support nine CNCS grantees to use AmeriCorps members in their implementation of the mentoring children of prisoners program. The second role is with an organization providing assistance to the Department of Health and Human Services for their mentoring children of prisoners grantees. Here, she develops and conducts remote learning for grantees on current issues facing their programs as well as provides direct technical assistance on a one-to-one basis.

Carley is currently as staff consultant for Strategic Applications International, LLC where she works on domestic and international projects aimed at building local capacity to address pressing community issues. These issues include tackling chronic youth employment, mentoring high risk youth, and addressing methamphetamine use in rural communities.

cosmosCosmos Mutowa is currently serving as Africa Regional Coordinator for Nazarene Compassionate Ministries and Executive Director for Helping Hands Africa. He is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and holds a BA from Canadian Nazarene College and an MA from Africa Nazarene University. Cosmos also served as member of both the General Board of the Church of the Nazarene International and the Religious Advisory Council for the Church of the Nazarene Africa Region.

Prior to this position, Cosmos served as senior pastor of a large multicultural congregation in Harare, Zimbabwe for eight years. Prior to this, he served as College Lecturer and Vice President of the Nazarene Bible College in Zimbabwe and Extension Education Director for Central Africa. Cosmos also served as Radio Communications Coordinator for Zimbabwe and was a member of the Religious Advisory Council for Zimbabwe Radio Services for a number of years. Cosmos has coordinated and facilitated compassionate ministries activities in Zimbabwe, working very closely with Canadian Foods Grains Bank, Christian Care, and a number of other humanitarian agencies.
Cosmos was appointed as Mission Coordinator for the Church of the Nazarene in Malawi, a position he held for two years. While in Malawi, Cosmos also served as President of the Nazarene Theological College of Central Africa and sat on numerous boards both within the church and in the corporate world.
Cosmos is married to Andronica, a Swazi National, and has three children, Nomsa, Daniel and Panashe.

tomneesTom started Leading to Serve, Inc., in 2007 as a means to advance leadership consulting and coaching in nonprofit and faith-based communities and has been an executive and leadership development consultant/coach in the nonprofit and faith-based world for over 35 years.

Since 1975 as the founding director of the Community of Hope, Inc., a low-income neighborhood organization in Washington, DC., Tom has been involved in identifying as well as creating opportunities for others to serve as volunteers and leaders in their own neighborhoods.
1973 – Founding board member of Jubilee Housing in Washington, DC
1975 – Founder and executive director of the Community of Hope, Inc.
1985 – Developed Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, USA/Canada
1990 – Organized the Institute for Racial Reconciliation
1992 – Created Nazarene Disaster Response, USA/Canada
As the first director of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, USA/Canada he designed organizational development resources, including leadership training for over 200 neighborhood-based organizations now located in every major US and Canadian urban center with a combined budget of over $25 million.
In 1995, he became a director at the International Center of the Church of the Nazarene with responsibilities for leadership development for more than 5,000 parish clergy and judicatory leaders.
In 2005, he became an advisory member of FASTEN, the Faith and Service Technical Education Network for the National Crime Prevention Council. FASTEN is funded by the PEW Charitable Trust as part of a $6 million program to provide training and technical assistance to faith-based organizations.
He is a member of the East Coast chapter of Emergent Solutions, a guild of executive coaches “promoting success at the intersection of Strategy and Leadership Development.”