Board of Directors
Some of the people that support and make 25:40 possible.
Amy is a Northern Virginia native. She worked as a journalist in Washington, D.C. for more than a decade before marrying Alec and starting 25:40. She then stayed home for 15 years raising their four kids and working on 25:40. She is now a campus advisor at Dallas Theological Seminary – Washington, D.C. and is pursuing a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling at DTS.
Lori and her husband, John, live in Northern Virginia where they have raised their five children. Over the years, she and her family have followed and supported the work of 25:40 through its annual walk and spectacular concerts. Lori was inspired to become more active in 25:40’s work after she visited its Canzibe mission site and volunteered in its children’s programs. Her son, Jay, has also volunteered in Canzibe, assisting in the establishment of its aftercare program. Following a career on Capitol Hill, Lori now directs programs in global food security and aid effectiveness at The Lugar Center. She joined the board in 2013.
A long time native of Northern Virginia, Monique first met Alec and Amy and became acquainted with 25:40 as a member of Abiding Presence Lutheran Church in Burke, Virginia. Along with her family, she has supported 25:40 in a myriad of ways, including participation in the 25:40 Walk for Kids, World Aids Day Concerts, and other fundraising initiatives. As a CPA and Enrolled Agent, Monique has used her accounting experience to help 25:40 offer the highest possible level of mission support. Through her multiple trips to Canzibe and Coram Deo, Monique’s commitment to 25:40 has grown and become an integral part of her Christian life of service.
Alec and his wife Amy Zacaroli founded 25:40 in June 2003. Alec lived in Johannesburg, South Africa, as a child, and from this experience has remained keenly interested in issues facing southern Africa, especially social justice issues and community development. He has practiced environmental law for 21 years and is an author of two books — Give1.25 and Obey: the Power of Love and Surrender. He recently earned his Master of Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary and is now the Missions, Outreach and Assimilation Pastor at Burke Community Church.
In August 2007 Jack made his first trip to South Africa’s Eastern Cape with 25:40’s co-founder Alec Zacaroli and has been involved with 25:40 ever since. Jack recently retired from Chevron after a 39-year legal career focused on litigation. He currently serves as a volunteer mediator for the Dispute Resolution Centers in Montgomery County and Harris County (Texas) and the Anglican Church in North America. He is a member of and Counsel to the Board of Montgomery County’s Dispute Resolution Center in Conroe, TX and a small group leader at HopePointe Anglican Church in The Woodlands, TX. Jack and his wife Melanie have two grown children, one grandchild and another on the way.