UWCG Welcomes New Staff to Resource Development Team


United Way of Central Georgia welcomes Lauren Rutherford as Director of Philanthropy. Lauren holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Georgia College & State University. She brings her background in sales, marketing, and community development to UWCG, as she has experience in both the for profit and nonprofit sectors. Her foundation is her faith in Jesus Christ. Her goal is to earn a Master of Divinity degree in Missiology. A Macon native, Lauren currently lives in Macon with her family. Lauren said, "I come to serve our local community by establishing, building, and maintaining relational connections that may contribute to the continuation of lives being touched by United Way of Central Georgia."


United Way of Central Georgia welcomes Chris Gerwig as Resource Development Director. Chris holds a Master's of Public Administration and has spent the last 10 years working with churches and small businesses. He enjoys seeing individuals and communities flourish. An avid storyteller and people connector, he looks forward to connecting new faces and businesses with UWCG. He enjoys time outdoors with his wife Maggie, reading on his front porch, and he has recently taken up trail running and ultramarathons.


United Way of Central Georgia welcomes Amber Morris as Resource Development Director. A native of South Georgia, she served as an officer (pastor) with The Salvation Army in Georgia, Florida and Mississippi for the past 10 years. Amber graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville, TN) in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry and from Evangeline Booth College (Atlanta, GA) in 2012 with an Associate of Arts in Practical Ministry. Amber currently resides in Warner Robins and is getting acquainted with Central Georgia. Her passion for service to others pushes her to volunteer when the opportunity arises. Amber is passionate about helping people achieve their full potential in life and believes that every person in our community can succeed in life.