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Tony Souder: Founder

Tony is the Founder of the Pray for Me Campaign and Executive Director of the Chattanooga Youth Network, a ministry dedicated to helping the Church flourish in bringing the greatness of God to the next generation. For over two decades he has served the Chattanooga and north Georgia regions by connecting, coaching, and caring for youth ministry leaders across denominational and racial lines. Tony and his wife Rhonda live in Chattanooga, Tennessee with their twin daughters.

zach wyatt: director of ministry connections


Zach is the Director of Ministry Connections at the Chattanooga Youth Network and an advocate for the Pray for Me Campaign.  Zach has served in youth ministry for over 15 years and is a graduate of Tennessee Temple University with a degree in Bible. He and his wife, April, have been married since 2003 and they have two sons, Noah and Eli. Zach is passionate about loving and serving youth leaders in our region well.  He also loves the Tennessee Vols, Tex-Mex food, and his family, in no particular order.

MARY ELIZABETH haynes: ministry assistant

Mary Elizabeth is our Ministry Assistant. If you have any questions at all about who we are or what we do, she's your go-to person! Mary Elizabeth grew up in Alabama and graduated from Auburn University where she studied Communication Disorders and Human Development. After graduation, she served on staff with RUF at Texas Christian University for three years before moving to Chattanooga in July. Mary Elizabeth lives in St. Elmo, loves a good hike, good coffee, a good book and a good taco.

Morgan sharpe: translation project manager

Morgan is our Translation Project Manager. She graduated from Covenant College in May of 2015 with a degree in Psychology. She is a former Chattanooga Fellow and an intern here with us. As we seek to make the Pray For Me Campaign accessible to more people, Morgan is working to have our Prayer Guides translated from English to Spanish.