Emily Fitchpatrick, Founder & CEO
Emily spent a decade as Founder and Executive Director of an anti-trafficking organization serving sexually exploited teen girls in North Carolina through residential care and a social entrepreneurship program. She grew the residential program from a start up to a nationally accredited and licensed care home with an onsite school and a staff of fourteen. The program expanded by launching a sister organization in San Pedro, Belize. Emily’s work in the fight against human trafficking has been featured in Christianity Today magazine, CBN’s 700 Club, and other media outlets. She has presented to members of Congress in Washington D.C., and received numerous awards including a community leadership award from former FBI Director Robert Mueller. Emily graduated with a degree in Hospitality Management in 1999. Prior to her anti-trafficking work, she spent six years in event management with Hilton, Marriott and the Billy Graham Training Center, The Cove. In 2015, Emily became a Certified Faith-Based Nonprofit Coach with Ministry Ventures and is currently pursuing her certification as a Philanthropic Advisor from The American College of Financial Services.
Emily uses her 18+ years of ministry experience to provide coaching and consulting to faith-based nonprofit organizations. Her personal mission is rooted in Proverbs 11:25 - The generous will prosper, those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.
Taylor Johnson, CFRE
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Taylor Johnson is a Florida native who is constantly on the move with her husband, Matt, who is a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences and a Master of Science in Nonprofit Development both earned from the University of Florida. Prior to joining the Flagship team, she was an Associate Director of Development for the University of Florida Foundation for three and a half years during which she raised $1.7 million toward essential programs, student scholarships, and capital projects.
She serves on the engagement committee for the Family, Youth, and Community Sciences Advisory Council and as the Secretary for the 127 Worldwide Board of Directors.
To bolster the “textbook knowledge” she gained while earning her degrees, she has worked and volunteered for several different nonprofit organizations in a variety of capacities. She has a passion for organizations that empower all people to flourish and pursue positive community change that is sustainable. In February of 2022, Taylor received her CFRE accreditation.
In her leisure, she can be found exercising, hiking, listening to podcasts, or drinking iced coffee.
Taylor enjoys helping our clients create achievable and scalable fundraising solutions through one-on-one coaching so the people they serve can thrive. Taylor leads the Flagship Anchor Program.
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Tom serves as the President of Growth Mission. Tom brings 25 years of ministry experience as a pastor and nonprofit leader to help organizations develop to reach their goals, outcomes and objectives. Tom has worked with organizations such as the New York City Leadership Center, Willow Creek, World Vision, Compassion International, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and more. Tom lends his time to Flagship as a trusted advisor and partners to serve our clients.
Director of Operations
Rebecca is a motivated trainer, speaker, author and columnist for several magazines. She is currently the Director of Education for a large software company rated the top in their field for the past seven years. She was named as one of the"Most Influential Women" in her field. Rebecca has been part of Flagship since inception and has helped develop courses, blogs and workshops. Serving at Flagship allows her to use her wealth of corporate experience to equip ministry leaders for excellence in leadership. Rebecca and her husband reside in Asheville, NC.
Certified Development Officer
Amy is passionate about entrepreneurship and empowering others to aspire to their potential. She loves travel and experiencing different cultures. She has studied abroad in Italy, Spain, France and Canada. Amy has a degree in Business Administration with a background in sales and hospitality. As a Flagship Development Officer, Amy partners with our clients to strengthen donor relations and increase support for their cause. Amy enjoys helping clients develop scalable fundraising solutions that are easy to implement. Amy and her family live in Parkersburg, WV.
Holly Ann Williams
Certified Development Officer
Holly describes herself as an overcomer and has a powerful testimony from youth to adulthood. Her own story fuels her passion for youth and organizations that serve youth. She is a gifted networker and relationship builder. Holly has a degree in Healthcare Administration. As a Flagship Development Officer, Holly partners with our clients to strengthen donor relations and increase support for their cause. Holly enjoys living out what we teach our clients: fundraising is a ministry! Holly and her family live in Palm Coast, FL.
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