Staff

Allen Rainey, Founder
Allen is a pioneer in solar-powered missions, having designed and installed over 190 solar projects in some of the most remote places on earth. Before Going Green became today's mantra, Allen developed a self-taught mastery of solar technology from a variety of courses and fieldwork. He earned an M.A. in Practical Theology from Regent University.

Allen was named a 2017 Finalist for the Jefferson Award, the Noble Prize of public service. This video was showcased during the presentation ceremony:

Kevin Sasson, Executive Director
Inspired by SonLight Power mission trips to Central America, Kevin left a successful Silicon Valley career to move to Honduras and launch a comprehensive outreach effort for SonLight Power in Latin America. He was named executive director in 2011. A former Rhodes Scholar nominee, Kevin is a graduate of Ohio University where he also served as a governor-appointed student trustee. Kevin is a featured speaker on Leadercast NOW.

Clay Luna, Director of Programs

Recipient of NABCEP's Walt Ratterman Award for Creative Community Energy in 2021, Clay is a Board Certified solar PV installer and instructor. He has led several large solar PV installations for SonLight Power and serves as an instructor in SonLight Power Solar School. His leadership on a 2017 grid-tied mission project in Appalachia was featured on a WKYT (Lexington, KY) newscast.
 
Andrew Richardson, Project Development Manager
In his role, Andrew cultivates mission partnerships and new project development. He also provides design and implementation support for all aspects of SonLight Power programs.  Andrew first served with SonLight Power as a volunteer solar installer in 2019 while equipping an orphan care mission base with a solar microgrid. He has earned a M.S. in Environment and Sustainability from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Physics from Eastern Michigan University.
 
Jill Council, Mission Coordinator
Jill supports multiple areas of the SonLight Power mission, including mission team mobilization, logistical / supply chain management, donor relations and event planning. A graduate of Miami University, Jill is a leader of women's ministry activities at her church and in the Greater Cincinnati area.
 
Gary Antonius, CPA
In addition to his finance duties, Gary has led several SonLight Power mission teams from his church in Oxford, Ohio.
 
François Vibert, Solar Engineer & Independent Contractor (Haiti)
François Vibert (pronounced Fran-SWAH Vee-BAIR) is a Fulbright Scholar from Haiti and graduate of the University of Dayton master's program in renewable and clean energy.  François has served with SonLight Power in a variety of roles.  His personal journey is a powerful story that has been featured by the University of Dayton and SonLight Power:
 
 
Sara Reyes, Honduras Programs Coordinator
Sara and her team at Vida Abundante (Abundant Life) church in Tegucigalpa provide essential in-country support for SonLight Power programs in Honduras. For context on Sara's role in Honduras, see SonLight Power: Our Mission in Honduras.
 
Jacob Lucia, Engineering Consultant
Since joining SonLight Power in 2014, Jacob has provided engineering and installation support for several SonLight Power projects while serving as an instructor in SonLight Power Solar School.

Terri MacGregor, Engineering Consultant
Terri is a NABCEP-certified solar PV installer. She has served several years as a solar missionary - designing, installing and training others on solar power systems on behalf of SonLight Power.

John Foster, Engineering Consultant
John is a licensed professional engineer, NABCEP-certified installer and an IREC certified instructor. He has worked full-time with solar energy systems since 2005 and provided engineering support for SonLight Power since 2010. His expertise ranges from design, installation and activation of systems ranging up to 5 Megawatt solar farms.

Board of Trustees

Board Officers:

Angela Bradley, President
Angela is Director of Human Resources at Truckway, a full service commercial leasing, rental, and maintenance provider. Angela participated in her first SonLight Power mission trip in 2021 alongside her husband and former colleagues from the Melink Corporation. She is featured in this mission video from that trip to Honduras:

Colin Jeffries, Vice President
Colin is Director of Marketing & Communications at BrightView in Cincinnati. Colin has served on mission trips to Haiti, including his first SonLight Power mission trip in 2019. His passion for marketing combines Colin's love for creativity with his skills in analysis. Since 2014, Colin has performed in the theatrical cast of Awaited, one of Cincinnati's favorite family Christmas traditions.

Karl Bruggen, Treasurer
Karl served on his first SonLight Power mission trip to Haiti in 2017 and has supported the mission ever since. Karl is an experienced business development manager at Amcor, a global leader in packaging solutions. He is also an active volunteer leader at his church.

Tina McKinley, Secretary
Tina loves Jesus. She is a gifted leader of missions and women's ministry in the Greater Cincinnati area and has co-authored a spiritual development kit for SonLight Power mission team leaders. Tina and her husband, Doug, enjoy life's adventures together, having lived and worked in various locations around the world.

Board Leaders:

Keith Brown
Keith is a technology consultant and software developer, doing business as KB3 Technical Systems. He has served on several SonLight Power mission trips in Haiti and Honduras as Spiritual Care Leader for those teams. Keith leads a weekly men’s group and, with his wife, Nancy, serves in the Premarriage Ministry at their church. His other projects include UgandaBlessing.org and UnbrokenPeace.com.

Mark Fisher
Mark is the Vice President of Facilities, Planning and Sustainability at the Cincinnati Zoo. He joined the Zoo in 2006 after an 11-year career at Turner Construction and has become the driving force behind the Zoo’s commitment to sustainability. Mark oversees the Zoo’s aggressive green building program and has initiated programs that have led to dramatic reductions in natural resource consumption and dramatic increases in recycling. He has been instramental aligning SonLight Power with local needs, including this project in Cincinnati:

Monica Niehaus
Monica is a Business Development Manager at Melink Solar, helping organizations across the U.S. transition to clean energy. She is passionate about finding ways to reduce her customers' bottom line and carbon footprint through commercial solar PV. Monica also loves sustainability, nature, volunteering, and children. She and her husband, David, live in Cincinnati with their son, Cameron.

Rebecca Ott
Rebecca is Director, Sustainability for The J.M. Smucker Co where she leads the execution of its sustainability strategy across a diverse portfolio of products. An international business and supply chain leader with extensive experience in the CPG and Food industries, Rebecca is passionate about building strategic relationships and driving sustainable outcomes. She is active at her church and is excited to combine her love of Jesus with her passion for sustainable development.

Advisors

Gary Booth, Ph.D.

Vice President for Research and Development, Europe (retired) at Procter & Gamble

Stephen K. Melink, PE
Founder & Chairman at Melink Corporation