Staff

Throughout the week, field professionals, chaperones, and many volunteers will come together to provide an excellent experience at LEAD WI.

Here are just a few of those involved in leadership!

SharaLee Nichols

SharaLee Nichols

LEAD Wisconsin Director

Growing up surrounded by the Great Lakes, SharaLee comes from a quaint Dutch town called Holland, Michigan.

After a year of traveling around America, teaching government and leadership from a Christian worldview to high school students in their state capitols, she spent time as an event planner and then in Nigeria, working alongside women coming out of sex trafficking.

She lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota for two years, working as a cosmetologist. She married her best friend, Ethan, in 2019 and moved to Wisconsin. The two are always traveling together, whether it’s across the globe or within the states. They live in Madison, Wisconsin where they are quite heavily involved with their church and community.

 

Micah Pearce

Micah Pearce

WFC Executive Vice President

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Micah is proud of his hardworking Midwestern roots.

Micah’s greatest passion is to help others see how God’s Truth is vital to and active in every area of life, from government to culture and all points in between. He has had the opportunity to share that passion by speaking to groups in 21 states and leading grassroots efforts in 4 states.

He has worked with TeenPact Leadership
Schools and most recently with American Majority.

Micah serves in youth ministry through his church, parachurch organizations, and other ministries and currently is leading middle-school students through his church’s youth group.

He attended Liberty University, where he earned a B.S. in Western Legal Tradition.

Julaine Appling

Julaine Appling

WFC President

With a heart for education, Julaine is a sought-out speaker who you may have heard in the media from Christian radio to Wisconsin Public Radio.

She works on and speaks on a variety of topics, all in an effort to strengthen, preserve and promote marriage, family, life and religious freedom in Wisconsin.

As president of Wisconsin Family Action and Wisconsin Family Council, she has both a strong platform and a strong voice on issues impacting Wisconsin families as well as for encouraging citizens to be informed and involved so they can make a positive difference in their communities.

Leslie Harrison

Leslie Harrison

Bookkeeper

Leslie grew up in Mayville Michigan. She attended Maranatha Baptist University (where camp is held!) and graduated with a degree in accounting. She began working for Wisconsin Family Action six months after graduating. After working in the office for six years, Leslie moved back to Michigan to be closer to family.

She has a beloved dog named Winston (which the whole office adores). Leslie works with the Awana program on Wednesdays at her church as well as in the 2-3 yr old class on Sundays.

Josh Howard

Josh Howard

Assembly Track Leader

Originally from the Chicago area, Josh resides in Watertown, WI where he teaches social studies at Maranatha Baptist Academy. Josh graduated from college with a B.S. in social studies education and went on to complete a M.S. in educational leadership as well as a graduate certificate in history. Along with teaching a variety of social studies classes, he also organizes student activities, works with the student leadership, and directs the handchime choir.

Josh is passionate about teaching his students the significance of holding a Biblical worldview in all areas of life. Outside the classroom, Josh loves to spend time with his wife Bethany and four children: Lucas, Ian, Piper, and Callie. They are all actively involved in their church where Josh serves as a deacon and music leader.

Hannah Stroup

Hannah Stroup

WFC Staff

Hannah grew up in Metro Atlanta. She attends Bob Jones University and is studying Political Science and Paralegal Studies. She began working for Wisconsin Family Council last summer. After finishing the school year Hannah is back in the office and is excited to be working with WFC again this summer.

She has two beloved dogs named Georgia and Sasha. Hannah works with the kids’ programs at her church on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Sierra John

Sierra John

WFC Staff

Growing up with a father that served in the Army, Sierra has spent a lot of time around guns, tanks, and helicopters. She was born and mostly raised in Kansas with a love for the summer heat and sunflowers!

Sierra graduated from Maranatha Baptist University with a Communication Arts degree, digital media concentration and enjoys using her degree, especially for graphic design and photography. Following graduation, she jumped right into working for Wisconsin Family Council.

Sierra enjoys being active outside and running, a hobby she fostered on MBU’s Cross-Country team. She has a deep love for the military and their families, as well as working with children. She is active in her church’s youth group and enjoys the opportunities the Lord gives to create new connections and friendships.