Our Staff -- working on behalf of our future ministry leaders
Mero Guirguis serves as Executive Director for the 222 Foundation. He has been married to Thay for eight years.
Mero earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago. As a management consultant with a focus on growth strategy for the last 28 years, he has worked with 50+ organizations ranging from Fortune 20 to privately-owned middle market to newly established startups. He has learned the key to delivering meaningful impact is not only to be collaborative but to draw out the collaborative instincts of others – within executive teams; across functions and business units; and across partner organizations up and down the value chain.
This leadership style unleashes directed creativity and stimulates effective implementation. He continues to hone this approach with a group of business leaders that meet monthly to discuss servant leadership in the workplace.
Over the past 20 years, Mero has served in a variety of ministry roles – including teacher, preacher and small group leader. He has also led ministry initiatives, such as guiding a 15-church coalition to develop outreach programs in Chicago.
Mero is excited by the role the 222 Foundation will have in sustaining a thriving Church by allowing those called into ministry to focus on ministry … and do it well. Relieving the financial burden of a seminary education is the baseline. Equipping ministers with practical wisdom that can only be acquired through mentorship will dramatically improve their ministry and have a direct and positive impact on the Church.
Director of Operations
Wes Johnson serves as the Director of Operations for the 222 Foundation. He is married to Annie, and they have three children.
Wes earned a degree in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute (’06) and an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (’12). Wes served on staff for eight years with two churches in the suburbs of Chicago and his ministry experience includes children, students, small groups, assimilation, and congregational care.
Wes is excited to be a part of the 222 Foundation as he understands deeply both the joys and struggles of preparing for ministry through seminary and serving in the local church. He is eager to come alongside students during these formative years through financial and mentoring partnerships in order to help them launch into their ministry callings in the healthiest possible position spiritually, relationally, academically and financially. While Wes has loved his time pastoring in the local church, he is privileged to help equip an unknown number of future pastors, missionaries, and ministry leaders to serve Jesus Christ as they prepare to go places and minister in ways that he never could have imagined.