About Us

LIVE-IT Mission:

To seek and serve the needs of our community by using the gifts and talents of volunteers to advance the Kingdom of God  through service to their neighbors; to teach it is a greater blessing to give than to receive.

Our Vision:  To mobilize the Body of Christ to eradicate poor living conditions and to change lives in our community. 1John 3:17-18

Widows and Children Are Suffering.

  • Poor nutrition
  • Poor health
  • Homes that are cold in the winter
  • Homes that are hot in the summer
  • Homes that are falling apart

Many of the homes these women and children live in are in such bad shape, they are beyond what most people could ever imagine habitable. These neglected souls have homes that are crumbling with unhealthy and dangerous conditions. Some are raising their grandchildren because their parents are incarcerated, have addiction or died.Conditions that cause respiratory issues and trip hazards can be extremely dangerous, not only because of the widow's advanced age, but can also be hazardous for children, pets, or anyone staying in the home. Who helps the widow and orphan in their distress?

 

 

Together We Can...

Everyone has the ability to help someone else. Many elderly widows are home bound but miss having a connection with others in the community. Many just need a little nudge and encouragement. By helping to build connections with individuals, area organizations and/or church groups we can build a bond that will continue to nurture our neighbors in need.

MEET THE TEAM

While there are hundreds of volunteers that help to facilitate the hands, feet and movement to our effort, here is a little bit about our team leaders.

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Paul Danis, President

Founded LIVE-IT ministry in Sevier County, TN with his wife Terri Danis in 2010.  Prior to his involvement with the LIVE-IT ministry, Paul served 12 years with the U.S. Navy.  During his service, Paul studied at the Navy Campus for Achievement earning his nursing degree. After his service with the Navy, Paul worked with Hill-Rom, a biomedical company for 9 years as a Regional Director. Later Paul moved to Sevier County and owned a Century 21 Real Estate Office. When Paul was ordained in 2005 he began working as a Senior Adult Pastor with a local church before founding LIVE-IT.

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Terri Danis, Managing Director

Founded the LIVE-IT ministry in Seymour, TN, with her husband Paul in 2010.  Prior to her involvement with the LIVE-IT ministry, Terri studied at North East Alabama State College earning her degree in nursing. After 20 years experience in nursing Terri moved to Sevier County in 2000 work as a Broker with Paul in Real Estate. In 2007 Terri joined the staff of a local church before founding LIVE-IT.

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Ryan Shannon, Project Manager

Prior to joining LIVE-IT, Ryan owned and operated, from 2004-20015, a full service remodeling and construction company located in Knoxville, TN. Ryan enjoys spending his free time with his two children, River and Riley, and with his wife, Linda.

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Brianna Carman, Executive Assistant

Brianna is currently a Public Health student at Johnson University, and previously studied Urban Planning at The University of Cincinnati, DAAP. Brianna loves singing Disney tunes, mountain climbing, reading, exploring new cities, distance running and cooking. She adores East Tennessee but calls Colorado Springs, Colorado and Cincinnati, Ohio home. Brianna joined the LIVE-IT team in August 2017 and is very excited to be a part of furthering God’s kingdom right here in our community!

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Mykael Lourens, Community Relations

Mykael has a BA in Visual Communications. In addition to over 20+ years of experience in marketing and design as a freelance Graphic Designer she has also functioned for years in business management. Prior to pledging her help to LIVE-IT, she spent 5 years as the General Manager for a local cabin rental company. Mykael loves to spend her free time oil painting and sharing time with her husband and their two Pomeranians.

 

Board of Directors

 Bruce Anderson
Home Depot

 

Jeff Schoefnfield
All Pro Realtors

Dan Spencer
FBC Sevierville

 

Dustin Brackins
Smart Bank

Tim McCormick
Kings of Real Estate

 

Tracy King
Kings of Real Estate

Sponsorship Support

How can you help?

Donations go a long way!! We appreciate all offerings. You can give a one time gift, monthly contributions, adopt a project, leave land or items to LIVE-IT. Together we can help stop needless suffering. Learn more about donations.

Next Steps...

Volunteers both skilled and unskilled are needed all year round. If you are interested in learning more about how you can personally help or you would like to bring a group to help, contact us today! We look forward to having you join the team!