Board Members

"How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? -Romans 10:14-15

True Freedom Ministries Board Members

This Board of Directors, in submission to God’s leading, is dedicated to setting a vision for this ministry, providing guidance to our staff to achieve that vision, and equipping them with the resources needed to fulfill this vision. Our focus is on reaching persons behind prison bars, those subject to various addictions, and those trapped in homeless with the life-giving hope of Jesus Christ.

Frank Sinito
Frank Sinito

Chairman

Frank T. Sinito is the President and CEO of Millennia Housing Companies and American Preservation Builders. Frank’s experience is widespread, including acquiring, managing, developing and constructing affordable housing projects, and general contracting for conventional and subsidized housing as well as commercial properties. Frank is a member of the Northeast Ohio Apartment Association and the Midwest Affordable Housing Management Association. Frank is active in several Christian Ministries and is Chairman of True Freedom Ministries. He has a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Finance from Cleveland State University.

Chris Bryniarski
Chris Bryniarski

Treasurer

Chris is the Vice President of Operations at Prestan Products LLC, a premier fabricator and supplier of medical devices. Chris has an Masters of Business Administration from Cleveland State University. He also holds a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. Chris' undergraduate Zoology degree is from The Ohio State University.

Kimberly Smith Rivera, Esquire
Kimberly Smith Rivera, Esquire

Secretary

Partner with McGlinchey Stafford PLLC, Kimberly specializes in litigation, primarily in the areas of consumer finance and employment law. Kimberly graduated summa cum laude from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana in 1988 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in communication studies. She went on to graduate cum laude with a Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Kim has received the William H. Wallace Award for Excellence in Litigation, and the American Trial Lawyer's Academy Award for Outstanding Trial Advocacy.

Lowell Snider
Lowell Snider

Member at Large

Lowell is President of Magnaproducts and Sulo Enterprises Inc. He graduated from Defiance College with a B. A. degree in Business Administration.He owns and operates a magnet manufacturing company specializing in rare earth magnets, which are distributed worldwide. He is very active in The Gideons International with the distribution of the Word of God around the world.

Dr. Reuben Gobezie
Dr. Reuben Gobezie

Vice Chairman

Dr. Reuben Gobezie is the Division Chief, Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, UH Case Medical Center, and also serves as Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Assistant Professor, The Case Center for Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry. Reuben earned is B.A. at Johns HopkinsUniversity then studies Medicine at Harvard Medical School.He did his Surgery Internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital then his combined Orthopaedic Residency and Shoulder Fellowhip at Harvard.

Richard Gibson, Esquire
Richard Gibson, Esquire

Member at Large

Richard is the Senior Pastor Elizabeth Baptist Church. In 1919, Elizabeth Baptist Church was founded. In July 2003, Pastor Richard Gibson became pastor of this wonderful church. Under Pastor Gibson's leadership, the church has experienced a revitalization. Pastor Gibson introduced many new ministries, including: Praise Team, Prayer Circle, Dance Ministry, Video Ministry and Prison Ministry. Also, the Church, under Pastor Gibson's leadership, relocated to a beautiful new church and campus at East 55th Street and Francis Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio.

Jon E. Lawrence
Jon E. Lawrence

Financial Advisor

With more than 28 years of experience in the financial services industry, Jon brings a wealth of knowledge and a broad perspective of the investment world to our clients. While he has enjoyed success in numerous leadership positions over the years, Jon finds the greatest joy in serving clients and helping them articulate and achieve their most important goals. Jon began his career as a Financial Advisor at E.F. Hutton in 1987 in his hometown of Buffalo, NY. During his tenure with successor firms, he steadily grew into leadership roles beginning in 1992 and culminating in 2009 as Director of Northeast Ohio for all Morgan Stanley operations and member of the Firm’s National Branch Manager Council. Jon then spent 5½ years leading Bank of America/Merrill Lynch in Northeast Ohio, where he oversaw 13 offices, 300 employees and $25 billion in client assets before returning to Morgan Stanley to join the Terrell Lawrence Group. Jon earned his degree in Finance from University of Dayton. Jon and his wife, Melanie, have been married since 1990. They reside in Chagrin Falls with their two daughters, Danielle and Erika. Outside of work, Jon enjoys golf, tennis, running and travel. In addition, Jon attends Parkside Church and serves philanthropically as a Board Member of both Mission Possible and True Freedom Ministries.