Board of Directors

We are honored to be led by a group of men and women who love the Lord and desire to lead with integrity, compassion, and wisdom. Meet our Board of Directors.

Board chairman Mike Mayernick is a wealth management advisor with Mayernick and Associates. He joined the Amazima Board in 2008. Mike resides in Brentwood, TN with his wife Suzanne and their 7 children.

Darryl Thompson serves as treasurer of Amazima’s board. He is married and has two teenage daughters. Darryl is a financial advisor at Raymond James and is active on the mission committee at his church in Nashville, TN.

Mary Pat Davis, B.S. in Nutrition from Indiana State University. Mary Pat is the mother of Katie Davis Majors and “Jjaja” to 13 beautiful granddaughters. She been directly involved with Amazima Ministries since its inception in 2007 and has experience with both state-side and in-country programs.

Carissa Pereira is a small business owner and mother to 5 children. She is originally from Arkansas, but has lived in Nashville for over 20 years. She has a heart for orphan care and has served on the board since 2011.

Greg Pope serves as Chief Mission and Ministry Officer for Saint Thomas Health in Nashville Tennessee. Greg is an Elder at Forest Hills Baptist Church and serves in volunteer leadership roles for several other ministries including The National Council of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and The Tennessee Prayer Breakfast.

Nate Morrow currently serves as Headmaster of Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville, TN. He has served on the Amazima Board since 2013. Nate is married to Anne and the father of four.​