Angels in Progress: Who We Are
Kimberly Shane is a very compassionate person with a huge heart to help the community and the world. She loves to teach, educate and inform young women to know that their true identity is in Christ, to reach for their dreams without limitations and through forgiveness they may find peace from their past. Kimberly has served this community for the last thirty-four years from founding Angels in Aprons, (a prayer group aimed at feeding the poor and sick) and working in her local church, to mission work in Africa and South America. It is clear Kimberly definitely has a merciful heart and true passion to help people in this community shown by her altruistic mentality and decades of dedication. Kimberly has a background in finance for the last twenty-one years. She has one son and three grandchildren. Family and her faith are everything to her.
“When I first met these women, I saw intelligent young ladies who had so much potential but very little opportunity. They experienced hard times growing up which impacts their lives today. I’m empathized with their pain they were holding when telling me their stories. I had a burning desire to help them get on their feet and introduce them to their strongest supporter, Our Heavenly Father.”
Meet The Board
John is a dedicated servant of his Lord Jesus Christ, his family, and the nation. He’s been married to his wife Jamie for 33 years. Together they have two married daughters, two wonderful son-in-laws, and five grandchildren. He is currently a civil servant for the Department of Defense following twenty years of active duty service in the Air Force. He serves in his church in multiple roles, and has served the local community on a transportation advisory committee. In addition to Angels in Progress, John serves on the board of directors for his church and for another local ministry.
Kristy is a woman with many passions who desires to serve the Lord in her home, church, workplace and in her community. She is an Operations Manager for a small defense contractor where she has worked for the past 27 years. Kristy and her husband Kevin have two adult children and two precious grandchildren. Because the Lord is near to the brokenhearted, Kristy is drawn to those who suffer in hopes that she might bring comfort and healing in Jesus Name. She has been involved in various counseling ministries, including serving seven years as an advocate at crisis pregnancy center. She especially has a heart for the homeless and has enjoyed mentoring and leading bible studies in local shelters.
Cristal has a real heart for her community and In the past 25 years of her career, she has worked in organization’s where she can make a difference. She has a background in marketing management which seems to help with coordinating fundraisers and create new paths for young adults. As a working mother and wife, she is very passionate about improving the community around her, and strive to instill in her own children strong values and the importance of volunteering and always to have faith and to believe anything is possible. We are very excited to have Cristal as part of Angels in Progress Board Executives and to help make God’s vision a succeed.
Our Angel Ambassadors
Anna Diaz is 15 years old. She is an honor roll student in high school. She has a passion and excitement for being part of a color guard team. Her family has been fostering children for 6 years. She has 3 biological and 3 adopted siblings. She has volunteered at her church nursery for 3 years. Her future goals are to go on a mission trip soon. Anna has a huge passion for helping those in need! She applied to the AiP Ambassador Program because she wanted to help young women and she thinks everyone should have a safe and supportive home.
Rachel Gorman is fourteen years old. She applied to the Angels in Progress Program because she loves helping people and she loves making people smile. Her future goals with AiP is to get involved with local and global missions. She knows how important it is to helping others and in return you change the world and you are blessed from it. It also makes her feel like she can do anything when you help others!
Isabelle Bruce is 15 years old. She has been volunteering for Ms. Kimberly for a year. She is a student at Loudoun County High School and NJROTC Female Honor cadet. She loves to write poetry, play the violin, practice drill, and participate in physical training. She believes every girl should feel safe, important, loved, and have an education. She would like to help Angels in Progress make that happen.
Deysie Diaz is 19 year old Freshman pursuing a Health Sciences degree at Mount Saint Mary’s University. She has played soccer all of her life, but recently decided to change things up and take on a new sport, rugby. She plays for the Women’s Rugby team at the Mount and loves being active. In addition to rugby she is also part of CORE, a leadership program at school that allows her to lead her fellow classmates on service trips. Finally, she loves helping others and is very excited to go on her first mission trip to Siena, Italy this coming June with Angels in Progress!