Our Team

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.

Emily uses her 15 years of ministry experience to provide coaching and consulting to faith-based nonprofit organizations. She has personally coached and executed fundraising strategies for several ministries in recent years, resulting in $3.5 million + raised. Her personal mission is rooted in Proverbs 11:25 - The generous will prosper, those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. She and her husband Josh, along with their two children reside in Palm Coast, FL.  


Our Team

Rebecca Johnson

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. 


Taylor Johnson

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Taylor Johnson is a Florida native who recently relocated to Northern Virginia 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 Leadership Development both earned from the University of Florida. Prior to joining the Flagship team, she was a Development Officer 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. In her leisure, she enjoys exercising, being outdoors, listening to podcasts, and drinking iced coffee.

As a graduate student, she collaborated with professors to create an evaluation instrument for youth organizations to measure their effectiveness in developing leadership skills regardless of their priority curriculum. This tool is being implemented throughout several 4-H programs in the state of Florida. 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 from collaborating with the administration team to committing her time as a volunteer. She has a passion for organizations that empower all people and pursue positive community change to flourish.

Taylor enjoys helping our clients create achievable and scalable fundraising solutions through one-on-one coaching. Taylor manages the Flagship Anchor Program



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.

Rachel Fernandez

Certified Development Officer 

Rachel Fernandez is a recent college graduate from Columbus State University. Rachel received her degree in Business Management with the intent to work for nonprofit organizations and has a vision to one day start her own. Rachel became a published author at age 19 and is currently working on manuscripts to be published in the future. Rachel is very creative and enjoys helping our clients tell their story in unique ways. Rachel lives in Peachtree City, GA. 

Amy Jackson

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. 

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