The idea behind Crews came from an awareness of our need for community and vulnerability. We recognize that in order to truly grow, we must have a safe space for that to happen as well as a group of people to hold us accountable.

What are Crews?

We like to think of Crews as our version of small groups. Each of our Journey Leadership Institute participants are split up into groups of 5-8 people. Each of those Crews are led by a Crew Leader. Journeyers meet with their Crews once a month in between the Journey workshops. During these Crew meetings, Journeyers are led into deeper conversations surrounding the content they learned in the monthly workshops.

What is a Crew Leader?

Our Crew Leaders have a dual-purpose as a facilitator and a mentor. Their role is to coordinate when/where their Crews meet as well as facilitate the conversation during the meeting.

How do I apply to be a Crew Leader?

In order to apply, you must be a graduate of the Journey Leadership Institute and be enrolled in the Journey Alumni Program. Applications are closed for the 2021-2022 Journey cohort, but will reopen again in April 2022.

What’s the commitment?

  • Attend the Journey Commencement held in August.
  • Facilitate eight monthly in-person meetings with your Crew. This translates to one meeting per month beginning in August and ending in March.
  • Crew Leaders must be prepared for the meetings to last anywhere between 45-90 minutes.
  • Attend the Milestone Celebration held in April.

Meet this year’s Crew Leaders!

Asif E. Jessani

CCS: Marketing & Technology

Aurielle Williams

Piedmont Eastside
Director Physician and Provider Relations for Behavioral Health

Brittany Partridge

Andersen Tate Carr
Associate Attorney

John Knight

Cloud Trailz


Preface Project

Kevin Jones

Georgia Banking Company
Branch Manager

Samantha West

Cain Injury Law
Office Manager

Taylor Todd

Fidelity National Home Warranty
Resolution Specialist Manager

Claire Gordon

Bank of America
Vice President, Relationship Manager

Dee Driver

Gwinnett County Government
Senior Public Relations Specialist

Applications are now closed for the 2021-2022 Journey cohort, but will open again in April 2022.