Jim has 25 years of experience in marketing strategy and brand building including 15 years with the Walt Disney Company. He earned an MBA degree from Tulane University with a concentration in Strategic Management. In the last ten years, he has worked as a marketing consultant and business advisor helping small business owners and leaders grow their companies. He currently works with Pelican Pages, developing a new portfolio of state-of-the-art digital marketing solutions for their clients. He lives in Slidell with his wife and three children.
Amanda Wakula serves as the Construction Site Coordinator/Project Manager for the Epworth Project. Amanda is a native of upstate New York, but has lived in Slidell for 18 years. Amanda graduated from Delta College in 2006 after earning her medical assistant certification. She has been involved in the Epworth Project since February 2013 and enjoys meeting and interacting with the different volunteer groups that arrive each week. When she isn’t cooking or spending quality time with her family, Amanda loves volunteering for both local and national mission projects.
Volunteer Coordinator/Office Administrator
Dana Fatic serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Epworth Project. She is a native of Slidell, graduating from Pope John Paul High School in 1990. After attending Nicholls State University, Dana moved to Orlando, Florida where she worked for the Walt Disney Company for several years. While in Orlando, she met her husband Jim and also earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Central Florida. Dana moved back to Slidell in 2004 with her husband and their two children – just in time to help her family deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Dana has always felt a call towards mission work, but it was watching her older children go on mission trips that inspired her to follow their lead. She fell in love with it and it has become one of her passions, along with youth ministry. She feels very blessed to be able to work with the Epworth Project helping others discover the joy of mission work.
David is our materials expeditor. A native of Chicago, Illinois, David spent 14 years in the Navy as a weapons technician with high explosives. After a tour in Iraq and Afghanistan, David settled in Slidell, La. He joined the staff of Epworth in 2012 and loves being able to help those that need it most.
Philip is a senior at Northshore High School and is our office intern responsible for our social media presence. He has been a member of the Epworth Project Summer Program staff for several years, leading volunteer teams as a senior site manager. He plans on attending Louisiana State University in the fall.