“For I was hungry, and you gave Me food…whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did it for me.”
– MATTHEW 25:35,40
I have always been taught that we were created to serve one another in love and that kindness is contagious. More than a decade ago, I began helping the Byron Saunders with what I could with food donations and helping with Collection sites. I am more than honored to be able to spread this giving and for our chapter to serve the residents in Pickaway County.
My name is Angela Johnson and I live in Circleville, Ohio with my husband of 15 years and our 4 sons ages 14, 12, 6, and 4 years old. I am the K-1 teacher at Crossroads Christian Academy. I also teach Preschool/Kindergarten Sunday School and am the Nursery Director at Crossroads Church. I am currently working on a master’s degree in special education. I wanted to be a part of this group because there was a time in 2012 when my husband was in a bad car accident and was unable to work and that Thanksgiving a church blessed us with a Thanksgiving meal for our family. I was in tears of joy because we really could not afford it ourselves and I just knew God was looking out for us. I would like to pay it forward and help show God’s love for others in this way!
I have lived in Pickaway County since 1983. I graduated from Logan Elm High School.
I have been married for twenty two years. I have three children out of high school and one who is a sophomore at Logan Elm. My family and I attend Crossroads Church in Circleville. I participate in many volunteer activities within Pickaway County. I have 15 years banking/customer service.
Jarrett Dunbar serves the public relations lead for Nationwide’s Innovation/Emerging Businesses, Pet Insurance, and Marketing teams. He assumed the role in July 2019.
Prior to that, Jarrett led public relations efforts for the Marketing division of Nationwide, a Fortune 100 insurance and financial services company. He assumed that role in July 2014 and was responsible for all public and media relations strategy relating to Nationwide’s advertising, cause, diverse and sports marketing efforts, including the company’s partnership with Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Alex Bowman and Hendrick Motorsports; Peyton Manning and the NFL and the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year platform; the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide and the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship.
Prior to that, he served as the communication consultant for the company’s Property and Casualty public relations team, providing media and marketing public relations support for Nationwide in 22 states and counseling Nationwide leaders on how to develop and deliver key messages to local and national media outlets.
Before joining Nationwide, he served for seven years at the Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI). For five of those years, he worked in ODI’s Office of Communications as a public information officer and later as a communications liaison, serving as the Department’s state spokesperson during Ohio severe weather events. In 2011, he transitioned to the Department’s Office of Legislative Affairs as a legislative liaison, where he lobbied members of the Ohio General Assembly on insurance matters.
Jarrett began his professional career as a sports anchor and reporter at WTVO Channel 17, an ABC affiliate in Rockford, Illinois, covering local and professional sports for six years. He then moved to the news department at the station, serving for two years as the news anchor for the morning news program, Daybreak.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast journalism in 1998 from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and takes great pride in being a Bobcat.
He currently lives in Orient, Ohio with his wife, two children and their two dogs.
Gracieanne Gray is a 2020 graduate of Logan Elm High School and a girl who has always called Pickaway County home. She is currently in college studying Marketing with an emphasis on digital Marketing. Though Marketing is her major Gracieanne’s favorite activity and her dream job is to be a professional actress. She plans to become a marketer and help businesses with there efforts while making the money to pursue her acting on the side. Above all else Gracieanne just wants to do God’s will for her life her and keep her faith at the forefront of her efforts. Gracieanne wants to help people through her God given talents and passions, so the Pickaway County Chapter of the Byron Saunders Foundation is the perfect way for her to do this while in college.
Gracieanne has always had a heart for serving the community, like the Byron Sauders Foundation does and she was not about to stop now. While in high school Gracieanne was in community service based clubs like FFA, FCA, National Honors Society, Key Club where she served as President, and 4-H where she served as her club’s President. She has taken part in many community service activities such as working at the soup kitchen, community clean up days, project giving tree volunteer, purses with a purpose, and many others. Gracieanne has been recognized for her dedicated work giving back to her community in activities like those when she received the 2020 Pickaway County 4-H Heart award and when she was named the 2020 Key Clubber of the year for Logan Elm High School by the Circleville Kiwanis. She can’t wait to see all of the great things the Pickaway county chapter will do and is grateful to be a part of it’s mission.