Meet the staff of Intown Collaborative Ministries
Brad Schweers is the Executive Director of Intown Collaborative Ministries. He has worked with nonprofits in Atlanta for 20 years. Originally from the Chicago area, Brad graduated from DePauw University, studying religion and psychology. He moved to Atlanta as a full-time United Methodist US-2 volunteer missionary. He lived for three years at the Community of Hospitality, a simple-living, social justice community in Decatur, GA. Brad worked as a Case Manager at Café 458 in Atlanta, the first restaurant in the country exclusively for homeless people. Brad also worked as a Senior Program Manager at Community Friendship, Inc. in Atlanta, where he helped adults with mental illnesses to achieve living, working, social, and educational goals in their lives.
Always drawn by the intersection of faith and work toward social justice, Brad attended Candler School of Theology at Emory University, graduating with a Master of Theological Studies degree, focusing on comparative religion, religious experience, and social change. Brad is a lay member of Neighborhood Church. Working at Intown is Brad’s dream job, bringing together his passions, skills, education, and creative mind to bring about what Martin Luther King, Jr. called “The Beloved Community.”
Chloe T. Cook
Director of Operations
Rev. Sally Oakes
Director of Food Ministries
Sally Oakes serves on staff at the Director of Intown’s food pantry and food co-ops. is an ordained pastor of the United Methodist Church. She received a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. After serving for 16 years as a local church pastor, she refocused her ministry toward missions and outreach. She began working at the Food Pantry as a volunteer and eventually took leadership of the Food Pantry and the Food Co-ops programs. Sally really likes the excitement and creative challenges it brings, but she loves the different people she gets to meet – from guests to volunteers – and all their different talents.
Community Partnerships Coordinator
Kay Hunter, LCSW
Assistant Director, Homeless Outreach Program
Team Leader, Engagement, Homeless Outreach Program
Stan Sullivan is a team leader of Intown’s Outreach Program. Stan worked for 25 years on staff as a Senior Mental Health Specialist and director of the CHOP (Community Homeless Outreach Program) team of Mercy Care Services. He has worked in the fields of mental health and a addiction recovery for homeless people in Atlanta for three decades. The CHOP team worked with people who are traditionally difficult to serve–chronically homeless people living on the streets (They were covered by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2011). Stan is a Licensed Counselor and has degrees in counseling and theology.
Franco Bejarano, LMSW
Team Leader, Navigation, Homeless Outreach Program
Franco Bejarano is a team leader of Intown’s Outreach Program.. He is a licensed social worker and a graduate of the University of Georgia where he focused in community psychotherapy. Having previously worked on staff as a case manager and a therapist for different agencies around in the city of Atlanta, Franco is interested in the intersection of mental health, social justice, and urban life. He is passionate about connecting and enriching people’s lives, community development, restructuring urban places into inclusive and welcoming centers for all people, and the power of solidarity at the neighborhood level. Outside of work he enjoys painting, drawing, writing, and experiencing city culture.
FLOW Housing Coordinator
Michael McMillon, Jr.
Peer Support Specialist