Dorie is a Nashville, Tennessee native, recently graduating from Lipscomb University. She earned a degree in Marketing with a minor in Spanish. As an ATL Zacchaeus fellow, she will work in Marketing with Atlanta Fine Homes | Sotheby’s International Realty. Dorie looks forward to the opportunity to move to Atlanta and expand her professional and communal networks while also growing spiritually to deepen her relationship with God. Dorie also seeks advice and wisdom from those in generations above and longs for a strong mentor relationship in this community.


Carter is from Hillsborough, North Carolina. He recently graduated from Emory & Henry College with a degree in Religion. He particularly enjoys outdoor activities such as the Appalachian Mountain trails, cycling and running. Carter is excited to join the team at Urban Recipe, a program focused on providing food security in the Atlanta area. During his time as an ATL Zacchaeus Fellow, Carter hopes to grow in his faith, learn a lot about the non-profit sector and find his community: making new friends in the city of Atlanta.


Laura, a Lancaster, Pennsylvania native, received her Bachelor of Art in Writing with a minor in Psychology from Geneva College. As an ATL Zacchaeus Fellow, she hopes to gain a deeper understanding of the social services’ field and further develop leadership and community building skills. Laura will be serving at LaAmistad, an organization with the vision that Latino students and families achieve life-long self-sufficiency. She looks forward to how she will be transformed this year by building community while deepening her faith. She hopes to find a lifelong mentor that will help her navigate through this world.


Lillian is from Raleigh, North Carolina. She is a recent graduate from the University of Georgia majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Communication Studies. During her time as an ATL Zacchaeus Fellow, Lillian will be using her degree at the company scoutSMART, a recruitment tool for college athletes, pushing marketing and public relations strategies forward. Lillian is excited about this unique opportunity to be surrounded and supported by Christians who also want to grow through education and professional development. Life after college can feel daunting, but Lillian looks forward to exploring a specific career path and deepening her personal faith.


Liz, a Plant City, Florida native, graduated from Eckerd College with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Biology. During her time as an ATL Zacchaeus Fellow, Liz hopes to gain more experience in the education field, while also strengthening her relationship with the Lord. She also longs for the development of lifelong friendships that share similar beliefs as her. She desires a better understanding of the Lord's calling for her life with clarity on what direction she will take her career and population she will focus on. As a Zacchaeus Fellow, Liz will work as an Inclusion Specialist at Peachtree Presbyterian Preschool.

"This experience is impacting me. I am gaining clarity on who I am, and what talents, skills, and purpose I bring to all that I do. I see myself getting on the right path and becoming more confident in what I’m doing and how I Impact others. Being confident helps me better serve others and spread the gospel!"


Mariah Smith graduated in May 2021 from the University of Tennessee, with a degree in kinesiology and a minor in Leadership Studies. She led the women’s golf team, and was invited to play in the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur as the only African American in the field. Conversely, she was the first amateur African American woman in history to compete at Augusta. She will combine her discipline on the golf course and love of the housing market into the servant-leadership culture of a leading residential real estate firm.

“In this Fellowship, I am discovering how I move in the world and how God is using me. It is valuable to spend time exploring answers, to be in conversation with others about God, and to be in a learning role to become a leader! 

I am constantly learning."


Uwezo Flewellen is an Atlanta native, and recent graduate of Georgia Tech’s School of Mechanical Engineering in 2021. As a Bill Maness Good Samaritan Scholar, Uwezo has a lot of experience in helping others. Uwezo developed a keen interest in climate change’s impact, and is focused on providing clean-energy solutions to low-income communities. He enjoys writing, making, and recording music, and is a published musical artist. He serves in his childhood church as a choir member and a children’s ministry volunteer.

"I am growing in faith while I also learn how to lead and to create a business that blesses and encourages others."


From Pawtucket, R.I., Schneider Alexis graduated in May 2021 from Gordon College with a dual degree in Business and Christian Ministry. While earning these degrees, he launched his own creative business (Kaos Klothing) where he produces, markets, and sells his faith-inspired designs on streetwear. In turn, Schneider used these marketing skills throughout his church’s media ministry. With his paid role in the retail e-commerce space, he will continue to build these skills.