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Leadership

Dr. T. Tyronne Champion D.EdMin, Founder and President

Ethnos College is the passion of Founder and President Dr. T. Tyronne Champion. In 2017, being an avid teacher of the bible, his passion for biblical academic instruction, nonprofit work, ministry, and business knowledge led him to create a place where people could obtain quality education that would prepare them for ministry and the marketplace. His vision is to empower people to be world transformers, innovators, disciples, and biblical advocates for the gospel of Jesus Christ. Dr. Champion previously served as Senior Pastor of True Deliverance Ministries where he has preached and taught congregants for 25 years. He has worked in the nonprofit arena and fundraising for 25 years, and banking/real estate industry for 20 years.
Dr. Champion is very active in the community and has several commendations for his work. He is currently an active member of the PATH Foundation Community Action Committee. NAACP Chair Community and Economic Development Committee. He and his wife received the Fauquier County VA. Citizen of the year for Nonprofit work twice. Martin Luther King Community Service Award for nonprofit work. Dr. Champion received the Fauquier County Lee District Citizen of the year award and the Virginia Assembly House Joint Resolution Commendation for nonprofit and religious service. He also received the President Obama letter of Commendation for Community Service.

Dr. Champion received certificates from the University of Indiana School of Philanthropy, B.A. degree in Business Administration from Strayer University, M.A. in Practical Theology from Regent University and a doctorate degree in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Champion enjoys golf, fishing and traveling. He is married to his wife Felicia, and they have four children Alisha, Howard, Derek and Denzell.

Keith McCullough, Chairman of the Board

Keith McCullough was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Herman McCullough and Barbara Owens. He moved to the Washington, DC area in 1985 and worked for a local law firm until he started his Information Technology career in the federal government where he has held positions as a computer programmer, network engineer, and a systems engineer.

Keith gave his life to Christ in 1990 at Crossroads Baptist Church in Arlington, VA. He got serious about his walk in 1997 and joined the Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Manassas, VA where he was baptized later the same year. At Mount Calvary, he participated in the youth ministry as an instructor, headed the audio/visual ministry, and served as a mentor in the Boys To Men program. Keith received his call from the Lord to the foreign missions’ field in 1998; during his time on the missions’ field, he has taught at pastor's seminars, participated in street evangelism, preached crusades, and functioned as a team leader during trips to Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, and Brazil.

In 1999, Keith became a volunteer staff member of the Shalom Outreach Ministries whose goal is to bring the Gospel message to impoverished nations and teach local churches in the United States-- especially African Americans, how to effectively witness to their Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the outermost parts. He now serves as the board chair for Shalom Outreach.

Keith joined the First Baptist Church of Sterling in 2000 where he accepted his call to preach the Gospel and was licensed to preach in October 2003. He served as an instructor for the Christian Discipleship class, overseer of the associate ministers, ministers in training, and the information technology ministry. He also served as one of the instructors for the New Members course and was responsible for securing the travel arrangements for guest speakers. He was ordained as the pastor of foreign missions in July 2004.

He was called to pastor the Victory Baptist Church of Front Royal, Virginia in 2007. During his time there the church successfully executed an annual school supply give-away and clothing drive and updated the audio/visual components of the sanctuary. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministry with a focus on Biblical Studies. He was installed as the 13th pastor of Mount Zion in April 2017.

Pastor McCullough is active in the community as well. He serves as a charter member of the Community Action Team that helps shape policing policies and has also served on various communities over the years adding the board of Ethnos college to his community activities.

In 2007, Pastor McCullough and his wife Annette joined seven other families in establishing Covenant Christian Academy located in Vint Hill, Virginia. Keith served as the Board Chair until 2019 and now serves as a trustee for the school and his wife Annette works at the school as a teacher. Keith and Annette currently reside in Warrenton, Virginia. They actively conduct premarital and marital counseling and have been presenters at marriage conferences in the area. They have five children Takoria, Justin, Takia, Stebbins, and Akili; nine grandchildren Harmony, Aniscia, Kingston, Izabella, Zachary, Somiah, Shyheim, GiGi, and Amari.

Michael A. Ewing, Vice Chair

Michael A. Ewing has been in the banking business for over 40 years and is the Chairman and CEO of Oak View National Bank. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Virginia Banker Association School of Bank Management, and is a former Treasurer and Board Member at Abundant Life Church in Stephens City. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Economics at Virginia Tech and is a former member of the Dean's Council at Virginia Tech College of Agriculture.

Jennifer S. Burke, C.P.A., Treasurer

Jennifer owns a public accounting firm specializing in not-for-profit organizations. She has experience working with a variety of not-for-profit organizations. Many of those organizations provide services to those in need in our community and around the world, including churches, not-for-profit schools, advocacy groups and many others. She has conducted seminars on the auditing process and implementing new accounting pronouncements.

Jennifer believes in serving the community and those around her. She is a leader for several organizations focusing on the youth in our community and enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons at their home in Warrenton, Virginia.

Renard Carlos, Board Member

Renard Carlos is a lifelong resident of the Town of Warrenton, Virginia and a graduate of George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government. Mr. Carlos was elected in 2018 to a four year term to the Warrenton, Virginia Town Council.

Carlos has called for the prioritization of reforms for the town, which will help to attract new residents, businesses, and increase tourism while maintaining the Town of Warrenton’s “small town charm”.

Carlos continues to stress the importance of diversity in government, community development reflective of the needs of the citizens, and the creation of policy supportive of local businesses.

In addition to his role on the Warrenton Town Council, citizens can often find Mr. Carlos serving throughout the community as a board member for the Fauquier Hospital Community Board, The Northern Piedmont Community Foundation Board, and as Vice President of the Fauquier County NAACP.

Jay Heroux, Board Member

Jay Heroux is an Information Technology industry executive who brings to Ethnos a unique blend of experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Jay spent most of his career working for Electronic Data Systems and then Hewlett Packard when EDS was acquired. He has managed highly complex technology programs including leading a team to turn around the healthcare.gov Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplace. Jay has worked with clients in many industries including government, aerospace and defense, pharmaceutical, healthcare and transportation.

Jay is a very hands-on active community volunteer. He serves as a Community Deacon at Warrenton Baptist Church were he represents WBC in many community programs and boards. He is heavily engaged in several ministries at Warrenton Baptist Church to help comfort some of the most forgotten in the community. Jay is also a member of the PATH Foundation Community Action Committee. He has previously served twice as the President of the Fauquier County Roller Hockey League. Over the years Jay has helped raise funds for and traveled on medical mission trips with the Novick Cardiac Alliance who provides much needed pediatric heart surgeries in some of the most war torn and poverty stricken places in the world.

Jay is a graduate of Stonehill College in North Easton MA. He has a degree in Public Administration. He has attended executive courses at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and University of Michigan. Jay has addressed students at the National Defense University and University of Maryland. He resides in Warrenton, VA with his wife Jill and their three sons Alex, Zack and Nick and their dog Willie.

Lorna Martinez Magill, Board Member

Lorna Martinez Magill is a strategic, forward-thinking executive with over 25 years of experience in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. She has served as a Chief Financial Officer for organizations in a variety of industries. This varied experience enables her to develop out-of-the-box solutions for the organizations she is working with as she brings a multi-faceted perspective. She believes in giving back to her community and lends her expertise as a member of numerous advisory boards and coalitions. She is passionate about education and presents financial related training to entrepreneurs, non-profits and individuals.

She is a Certified Public Accountant as well as a Certified Global Management Accountant and received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of New Mexico. Additionally, she has earned a certificate in Non-Profit Management and attended the High-performance Business Program at Dartmouth Universities, Tuck School of Business. In her spare time, Lorna enjoys spending time with her husband, three grown sons and her extended family and friends. She is an avid reader, walker, and gardener. She loves to travel and is always seeking new adventures.