"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.