board of directors
REV. JENNIFER 'JENNY' SMITH WALZ - has been called to help people come more fully alive as deeply committed disciples of Jesus Christ, particularly through practices of spiritual formation, liturgy, and community-building justice and service. She and her husband Robert, an engineer, have a six-year-old son, Elliot.
A graduate of Baylor University and Duke University Divinity School, Rev. Jenny is a trained leadership coach and spiritual director. She served churches in Arizona for 12 years and was on the pastoral team at Trinity UMC in Hackettstown for six years. In Arizona, she served on the Board of Directors for the Lodestar Day Resource Center and worked closely with the Human Services Campus and the Justa Center, all focused on eliminating homelessness and serving those experiencing homelessness. She takes great joy in getting to know people from diverse backgrounds and hearing their stories. Jenny serves as the Chairperson of our Board.
LARRY APPERSON - founder and CEO of CCK, grew up in the South, earned a BS in Industrial Management at Georgia Tech, and was a fighter pilot in U. S. Air Force. After a forty-year marketing career with IBM, he retired and lives in Montgomery.
TIM EWER - has served as a CCK team leader since opening night, June 6, 2012, and is the Chief Financial Officer for the Board. He served as a Trustees for Princeton United Methodist church for over ten years, and is recently retired from Siemens as a senior mechanical engineer. Tim lives in East Windsor with his wife Pam.
SUSAN DAVELMAN - has been a CCK team leader since its founding in 2012. A graduate of Boston College, Susan works as a technologist at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, a division of Bank of America. She lives in Hillsborough and is an active volunteer in her community.
DOUGLAS FULLMAN - has been assisting CCK since its founding. He is retired from the Boy Scouts of America where he was an executive on the national staff, and serves as Principal of Values to Vision, LLC. In addition to CCK he is a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America, American Camp Association, AARP, and president of the Plainsboro Senior Citizens Club, and is active with Princeton United Methodist Church. He resides in Plainsboro.
GIL GORDON - has been a CCK volunteer for Wednesday meal prep and related tasks for several years. He has been an active volunteer and board member at numerous nonprofits for the last twenty years in greater Mercer County, after retiring from a career in Human Resources first with Johnson & Johnson and then in his own consulting business. He lives in Monmouth Junction.
RAMESH JAYARAM - has been a CCK volunteer for Wednesday meal service and related tasks for several years. He works full time at TIAA, a non-profit financial services company. Prior to TIAA, he was associated with Merrill Lynch Bank of America, for about twenty years, where he actively participated in various annual fundraising events for United Way and other charities. He lives with his family in Plainsboro Township.
KAREN LONGO - has been teaching English as a Second Language since 1995. She taught in and developed the ESL literacy program for adults at the YWCA Princeton. In 2015 she retired from teaching ESL at Somerville High School. Karen has been teaching ESL for CCK since 2016. Besides her ESL certification, Karen’s background includes a BA in biochemistry and a Master’s in health education.
RICK KELLY - has been a weekly volunteer at CCK since November 2015. A proud native of Syracuse, NY, Rick served in the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) and retired after 25 years of combined service (7 years active, 18 years reserve) with the rank of Captain. Upon leaving active duty, he enjoyed a successful career in the financial services industry and is now retired. He and his wife, a teacher for 32 years in the Princeton Public Schools, live in Washington Crossing, PA.
JEANETTE TIMMONS - has been a weekly volunteer at CCK since its third month of operation in August, 2012. She has held many positions at CCK, and is currently the clothing store manager. Jeanette retired from legal administration management to raise her family, and has been a community volunteer all her life. She has lived with her husband and two sons in Princeton since 2009.