Board of Directors
Ryan’s unique perspective on organizational leadership come from having served over the years as a COO, CEO, owner and board member of manufacturing, software and service businesses. He began his career in 1999 as an investment banker in New York executing large M&A transactions. He transitioned into private equity where he deployed capital in mid-sized businesses throughout the US, often taking on operating roles. After some failure and much success, Ryan began investing his own capital into profitable businesses that prioritize people and purpose. In 2017 he helped found Cojourn Companies. Ryan’s best acquisition ever was his wife Kelly. They live in Southern California with their four children and serve actively within their church, school and non-profit communities.
Ryan Zeulner is a unique blend of Maven, Connector and Salesman who has spent the last 20 years understanding culture. His education and field experience in the youth culture industry make him the perfect influencer, spotter and shaper of trends. People often describe Ryan as a one-man think tank. He has chosen to live out his gifts and talents through ministries, various youth focused non-profits and starting up a surf/skate/snow clothing line in order to capture his strengths of vision casting, leading people and love for the graphic arts. In addition to serving as the Pastor of Missions and Integration at Grace Fellowship Church for the past ten years, Ryan also operates a non-profit called FEEDtheMUSIC, an organization dedicated to the historical model of the church community supporting artists.
Ron Mukai brings diverse real world business experience to Movements of Grace. After graduating from USC cum laude in international relations, Ron went on to graduate school at San Diego School of Law. While still practicing law, Ron founded Mukai Maravilla llc. in 1999 and began property development in East Los Angeles.
To help bring balance to his work life, Ron became involved in martial arts and eventually became a Black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. In 2016, Ron founded Ethos jiu jitsu in Fullerton, CA. Seeing the physical and character benefits that Jiu Jitsu had on his students, Ron was inspired to start a nonprofit to give back to his hometown of East LA. In 2021, East LA Jiu Jitsu was launched.
Ron has been involved in his home church, Calvary La Habra for over thirty years and has had the opportunity to travel throughout Africa and Asia while serving on missions trips. Ron’s greatest accomplishment and joy is his wife Wendy and their four children.
Sean is a seasoned non-profit executive with experience leading successful relief projects in over 30 countries. After years in publishing, communications and marketing, in 2010 Sean transitioned to his true calling, humanitarian work. For the past 11 years Sean led a domestic and international relief organization focused on feeding vulnerable communities. In 2021, Sean combined his love of story, heart to serve refugees, and desire to encourage others to use their gifts to serve others to begin Movements of Grace. Sean’s greatest satisfaction is coming home to his wife of 25 years, Crystal, and their three sons.
Drew brings non-profit experience from church ministry and international NGOs, serving in roles ranging from fundraising to executive leadership to strategy.
He currently serves as President of Christian Resource Management, an accounting and donor management firm for nonprofits.
He is passionate about equipping CRM’s clients with the best system support and analysis possible.
He holds a Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Brent Funston founded Wind River Group (WRG) in 2008 and is responsible for the firm’s investment and development activities, business development and overall management.
Previously, Mr. Funston served as Executive Vice President for Barker Pacific Group (BPG), a Los Angeles-based real estate firm specializing in the acquisition, development and management of institutional-quality commercial assets in select U.S. cities. Prior to BPG, Brent served as the Head of Development for Martin Fein Interests (MFI), a Houston-based multifamily developer specializing in luxury apartments. At MFI he was directly responsible for the entitlement, design and construction of more than 1,500 units across five new development projects.
Mr. Funston began his real estate career with Camden Property Trust. Working in project management and construction supervision on Class-A multifamily projects, he learned the fundamentals of commercial development from the ground up.
Mr. Funston received his BA from the University of Texas in Austin, and an MBA from the university’s McCombs School of Business. He has since been honored to return to McCombs as a guest lecturer at the program’s renowned Real Estate Finance and Investment Center.
Movements of Grace’s mission is personal to Brent as his lovely wife Melissa is from Venezuela and her family has been dramatically affected by the crisis in her homeland.
Kelly brings an array of experience as a quintessential servant and voice for the orphan, the widow and the forgotten neighbor. Blessed with a tender heart from a very young age, Kelly has spent much of the last 20 years serving with non-profits in Uganda, Vietnam and Mexico as well as through local organizations that serve homeless youth. She has spent time on the Boards of three non-profits during this time.
Much of the time she has spent in service has been with her three children, Aaron Kofi, Abigail and Rachel Grace, her three biggest accomplishments and pride and joys.
Kelly founded Kelly Winn and Associates in 1992 and remains the principal. Her consulting firm provides expert witness services in complex litigation matters. She is fully bilingual in Spanish which has been key in developing relationships with Spanish speaking persons in underserved communities throughout the world.
Kelly’s joy, relationship building and desire to love without borders and barriers will be a huge addition to the MOG vision.
Board of Directors Intern.
Aubrey is assisting MOG as a Board of Directors Intern. Aubrey provides support in the preparation of BOD meetings as well as recording the minutes and dissemination of critical information for board members.
Aubrey previously served as an Executive Assistant intern where her responsibilities included coordinating mission trips to Colombia, developing marketing strategies and strengthening organization processes.
Aubrey is a Junior at Pacifica Christian School in Newport Beach, Ca. She is student body Vice President and loves playing tennis, reading, and spending time with people.
Sean Lawrence is a seasoned non-profit executive with experience leading successful relief projects in over 30 countries. He led After years in publishing, communications and marketing, in 2010 Sean transitioned to his true calling, humanitarian work. For the past 11 years Sean led a domestic and international relief organization focused on feeding vulnerable communities both domestically and internationally. In 2021, Sean combined his love of story, heart to serve refugees, and desire to encourage others to use their gifts to serve others to begin Movements of Grace. Sean’s greatest satisfaction is coming home to his wife of 25 years, Crystal, and their three sons.
Juliana’s professional training began in the Banking sector. Later she would move into commercial work in the corporate world. Her strong language formation in college opened the door for her to go into the international mission field where she has been able to work with different Mission teams from the U.S.
Juliana has been a Missionary with her church in Cali, Colombia for the past 13 years. Her responsibilities include serving children and single mothers living in extreme poverty.
In 2017 Juliana began coordinating a feeding program for Venezuelan refugees on behalf of an international NGO. During this time she traveled throughout Colombia and into Venezuela researching and helping to develop the best solutions to serve this vulnerable community. Her fluency in English and Spanish make her an excellent communicator. Her sincere love for those she serves is a reflection of her faith and desire to bring the love of God into the suffering in the world.
Julianna recently became married to Yimmi Otero. After their wedding in Switzerland Yimmi and Juliana have settled in their hometown of Cali, Colombia where Julianna serves as Country Coordinator for Movements of Grace.