“For many are called, but few are chosen.”
With so many of God’s kids starving for the nutrients they need, the co-founders of Save God’s Kids feel that we have been chosen to help our brothers and sisters live a healthier life, one that honors God with their body. While we are still full-time students, we are dedicated to creating a movement that will empower millions of young Christians to help save God’s kids. Save God’s Kids has “angels” in Nashville, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Indiana, New York, Dallas, Florida and Australia.
.The Founders/Leadership Team
Class of 2019 (Business Major)
As a Roman Catholic Christian, I was raised to openly praise God (Romans 10:10) and to love the Lord with all my heart, soul, strength and mind. (Matthew 10:27) In order to this, I was taught that my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and that I should honor God with my body, (1 Corinthian 6: 19-21) which includes eating healthy.
I have always been involved in my church, St Aloysius RC Church in New Canaan, CT. There, I sing in the choir, as well as serve as a lector and Eucharistic Minister. I am now the Youth Music Minister.
Today, I am fulfilling a dream of helping kids live healthy by running Save God’s Kids, but I have always believed that God’s calling for my life is to sing. While I have never wanted to be a performer, I have always loved singing in church, and therefore I believe God wants me to use my voice to help bring kids closer to His son Jesus Christ. Once the Save God’s Kids solution is available to the world, I will begin to develop music that will help children learn the message of living healthy and honoring God with their body so they can fulfill their plan while I fulfill mine.
Next to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I love kids more than anything, and I have always known that I would someday care for God’s kids. While it’s easy in our privileged world to take things for granted, my parents raised us to give thanks for everything we have, because it all comes from God. We were also taught that most people in the world are not as fortunate as we are, and therefore we must always help our brothers and sisters whenever possible. Save God’s Kids is my part.
We have a health crisis in our country that is cur renting impacting the lives of millions of children, many of them before they are even born. Because I believe all children deserve to live healthy, I believe God has called me to be a neonatal intensive care unit nurse. In the meantime, I will continue to serve God, His parents and kids by promoting a healthy diet so fewer children will require my care.
Clare Wagner (17) Co-Founder, Director of Youth Liturgy
St. Joseph High School 2018
In today’s quick, instant, and fast-paced world, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s truly important; our relationship with God and our health. When I heard what Claire and Nancy were beginning to develop, I jumped at the idea of helping kids live a healthy life- and have it to the full. (John 10:10) I live in a home where Jesus Christ is ever present and a healthy meal is always available. However, just miles from my home, there are families struggling to put food on the table. Being able to provide these families with healthy produce and recipes has enabled me to look into the eyes of those most in need, which as Pope Francis says, “Will enable my heart to grow,” and it has. As a Catholic, I believe that everything we do should be to the glory of God, and that begins with honoring God with our body.
However, there may be an even greater crisis in our church. 70% of Catholic high school graduates have already abandoned their faith. As Director of Liturgy, my contribution to Save God’s Kids will be to help bring kids into a closer relationship with their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I want them to experience scripture as I have, so they can understand it’s relevance in their everyday life. My hope now is to take the Save God’s Kids solution to a Catholic college where its students can benefit, and its staff can help provide the spiritual guidance we will need to Save God’s Kids.
The Harvey School 2018
You never know when or where you’re going to be called by God to serve. That is unless you are a member of the St. Aloysius Youth Group, where there is never a shortage of opportunities to serve someone less fortunate. My calling came while I was on a mission trip to Appalachia last winter. That’s when I met Nancy’s dad, and he immediately told me about Save God’s Kids and the amazing work they were doing. When we returned home, I met with Nancy and she told me the company needed a better website and digital media. That is what I love doing, so I offered my assistance to be apart of something much bigger than myself.
By joining the Save God’s Kids team and movement, my life now has a purpose, as well as new friends who love me as I am. I’m using the talents God gave me to help save a generation of His kids. I’m “Passing It On” and I’ve never been happier!
Talie Rau (17) Co-Founder, Director of Youth Ministries
I’m a preachers kid who has grown up with a deep faith in God and a passion for serving others. After hearing about Nancy’s work and learning about the importance of phytonutrients and the consequences of bad food decisions, I wanted to help spread the word so other kids can avoid the pitfalls of unhealthy living and become better stewards of the body God has given them.
I was shocked to learn that kids my age aren’t expected to live as long as our parents. Why? Because of the harmful processed food so many people today consume out of convenience. After moving to our current home just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I became even more concerned after realizing that my new school doesn’t have a daily salad bar option for school lunch. I want to be an agent for change and help other kids know how to make better choices so they may live longer, healthier lives, and therefore be able to serve Christ more deeply. Even at my young age, I have learned that I have more to offer God when I feel healthier. I’ve devoted myself to living a more healthy, active, and smart life in order to honor God’s plan for me…and I want all of God’s kids to be able to do the same.
Like my best friend Nancy, I am also a Catholic Christian. My family and I have always been active members of the church and have always grown up with a strong faith background. Ever since I was in middle school I had known I wanted to go into the field of medicine. After some devastating sports related injuries resulting in five knee and four back surgeries, it became clear to me that I wanted to be a pediatric surgeon and give kids the opportunity to return to sports.
While I was healing from my fourth spine surgery, I decided that I wanted to help other people with the same condition I had suffered with and decided to create a non profit for people with cerebrospinal fluid leaks. When creating the non-profit, it became clear to me how the first step to fixing any problem, was to make people aware that there was a problem. Most people in America don’t realize what a large crisis is happening right before our eyes, and how it could impact future generations to come in the most detrimental way. The health of God’s kids in this country today is seriously lacking, and it is our job to fix the problem now in order to create a better future, not only for our generation, but for generations to come.
I’m currently a junior at Tulane University where I’m majoring in Neuroscience.
The company has called on a team of passionate professionals to assist in the management of the company.
Father Robert Kinnally, Spiritual Leadership- Chancellor Diocese of Bridgeport, Board of Trustees Sacred Heart University
Mario DiFiore: Management- Dean of the Gabelli Business School, Fordham University
Dr. Neil Neimark: Nutrition/Health- Dr. Neimark is a medical doctor whose practice is dedicated to healing through the miraculous power of God’s write nourishing foods.
Kevin J. Leville: Marketing- Chief Executive Officer, Nutritional Excellence, LLC,
Michelle Leville: Operations- Director of Finance, St John’s Church, Darien CT, COO Reservoir Capital Group.
Melissa Rau: Youth Strategy- Lead Consultant, Ministry Architects, Inc.
Colette LeBrun: Finance- Director, Senior Investment Consultant MPC Capital Advisors.
Board of Directors
Jose Nino: Founder & President of the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America.
Colette LeBrun: Director, Senior Investment Consultant MPC Capital Advisors.
Patrick K. Fay: CFO National Payment Group
Don Stillman: CEO Cause Genesis