OUR STAFFMeet the Team

The Staff of With Purpose International is made up of several individuals and couples who seek to live With Purpose as they use their gifts and talents to impact their sphere of influence for Christ.

Jay is the founder and director of With Purpose International. In conjunction with the board of directors, Jay directs the overall focus and direction of the ministries of WPI. Jay has twenty years of ministry experience locally and internationally. He leads several Bible studies throughout the Triangle area, mentors men in the business community as well as current and former professional athletes. Jay is also a guest speaker for men’s groups, local ministries and USA-Baseball. Previously, Jay served as the area director for Priority Associates and still partners with that organization on local projects. He began his professional career in the banking and commercial finance industry after his graduation from UNC-Wilmington. His years of experience in the professional community has proven to be very valuable as he helps others live out their faith in the public square. Jay and his wife Kristi have 4 children: Josh, John, Genna & Jordyn.


Craig is on staff of With Purpose International and works in four interconnected areas:

Workplace Ministry Training
Biblical Worldview Training
Christian Civics Training
Internet Based Training Systems

Craig’s background includes a B.S. in Engineering from Purdue University and an M.S. in Industrial Administration from the Krannert School of Management. Craig has worked in a variety of industry groups including: Forest Products, Banking, Government, Energy, Manufacturing, and non-profits. Part of his consulting career was with Andersen Consulting and he helped start the small systems consulting division of Arthur Andersen in Charlotte, NC.

Craig’s ministry involvement has included several start-up non-profits. He helped start LOVE, Inc, a ministry that compassionately cares for the poor, SOLO a ministry outreach to singles, and has helped several churches and ministries make practical decisions on the use of technology in their organizations.

Craig is a frequent speaker at professionals and singles events and conferences. He also still is actively involved in ministry start-ups, serving on non-profit boards, and providing consulting service to non-profit organizations on staying effective in ministry and leadership development.

Craig has over 20 years of marketplace ministry experience with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) and in a variety of workplace settings.

He has pioneered new workplace tools that help professionals integrate faith and work and has worked diligently to equip graduating college seniors annually in the area of worldview and spiritual formation. He has extensive background in the areas of internet training and e-learning, and has developed effective ways to train and equip professionals using internet platforms.

He works with several national workplace ministries that have built workplace ministry coalitions in several major cities around the country.

Secondly, Craig directs the Christian Civics Training Initiative – an internet based training initiative that touches over 30,000 people a year. He speaks frequently on the topics of Freedom and Liberty, the Founding Principles of the United States, and Understanding the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. He has produced dozens of booklets, postcards and brochures as well as been a guest on several radio programs.

Finally, Craig serves on the national ministry cabinet of the YMCA US Mission Network. This effort is resourcing and equipping YMCAs across the country to renew the historic mission of the YMCA “to put Christian principles into practice that build a healthy, mind, body and spirit for all.” Central to this effort is helping YMCA staff and members experience the person of Christ in a loving and winsome way by both words and deeds.


David and Kathy Sawyer joined the With Purpose International (WPI) in August of 2014. In addition to coordinating and maintaining various ministry programs and missions assignments, David will serve as Communications Director for WPI.

As Communications Director for With Purpose International, David will coordinate and produce various methods of correspondence with ministry supporters, media and the general public about happenings and events within the scope of WPI’s ministry platforms. David will utilize over two decades of experience as a television broadcaster to write and produce concise and informative audio and video reports that can be published on various forms of social media including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

As a team, David and Kathy maintain and continue to grow a network of small-group Bible Studies across eastern North Carolina. Additionally, they are passionate about helping engaged and newly-wed couples discover God’s blueprint for marriage and family. Using the Bible as the principal resource, David and Kathy have and continue to develop various ministry outreaches centered on faith and family. Their mission is to mentor and encourage couples to cultivate a Christ-centered marriage and experience the blessings of a family living with purpose.

David and Kathy are both Graduates from UNC-Chapel Hill and were married in 1989. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at UNC-CH, David continued his education by obtaining a Master’s degree from East Carolina University. He also returned to North Carolina State University to pursue a degree in Meteorology.

Throughout his professional career of twenty five years David served as a broadcast television Meteorologist for CBS affiliates in Greenville, NC and Birmingham, AL.  David has also served as an educator at the high school and collegiate level.  Additionally, in 2008, David gained valuable experience as Director of Communications for the Alabama Policy Institute.

If you would like to contact David: david.sawyer@suddenlink.net


Alison Ingersoll graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1987 and has been in full-time ministry ever since. After 23 years on staff with Cru reaching college students for Christ, she spent four years with Global Service Network helping with exchange programs for professionals and students to and from East Asia and being the HR Director for their Associates in Ministry program. Now she is combining her experience with both organizations to start a local ministry for women in the marketplace called Women with Purpose. She and her husband, Shaun, were married in 2009 and live in Raleigh.


Mike Griffin brings his wife, Jacqueline and daughter, Savannah to N.Carolina from Canada to join the staff of With Purpose International.  Mike serves WPI as the director of baseball development for our sports ministry…Purpose Driven Baseball.  Mike previously worked for  Major League Baseball as director of their baseball development center in China.  He brings his skills as a professional baseball instructor and has a huge heart for helping young men grow in character and baseball excellence to the WPI family.


Chuck Milian is the Director for L2:52 Mentoring. He has a diverse background serving in leadership roles but his primary passion has always been mentoring men – helping them live their lives well personally, spiritually, and professionally.

Graduating from East Carolina University in 1984, Chuck started his career in commercial real estate development working on various malls and shopping center projects in North Carolina. It was during this phase of life that he came to faith in Jesus and discovered his passion for mentoring and training…first with new employees and later with adults in the church and community at large.

Chuck spent almost 3 decades working on staff at a large church in Raleigh, NC. His roles were focused on things such as leadership and team development with a special emphasis on mentoring and discipling adults to become fully devoted followers of Christ. During his final 16 years at the church he served as the Senior Pastor until the Lord led him to implement a Leadership Succession Plan allowing him to hand off his role to the ‘next generation leader’ whom Chuck had been mentoring and preparing for several years.

Chuck and his wife Kim have been married for 31 years and have two sons (Josh and Caleb) who are both married and living in Richmond, VA and Augusta, GA respectively.