Marc Peters currently serves as the Executive Director of Life and Change Experienced Through Sports (L.A.C.E.S.). He joined L.A.C.E.S. because he knows the power sports have to be more than a game. He believes fully in how L.A.C.E.S. provides the love of community, the access to mentorship and support and the instilling of values that are transformative in the lives of children.
Previously, Marc was Brown University’s Assistant Director for Community Dialogue and Campus Engagement. He developed and coordinated programs related to: building intentional community; community-minded leadership; and facilitated dialogue. Marc had the opportunity to work with numerous varsity teams at Brown on issues related to community building, values and culture. He also continues to teach a course on sports, leadership and social change for Brown University’s Leadership Institute.
Before Brown, he served as Global Communications and Campaigns Manager for the MenEngage Alliance. His work there took him around the world advocating for gender equality and women’s rights. Marc is a graduate of Syracuse University and received his Master of Public Service degree from the University of Arkansas: Clinton School of Public Service
Pastor Roberts is a native of Liberia and felt called to ministry in 1995. Pastor Roberts is the founder of the Acts of the Apostles Ministries in Monrovia, Liberia. In August of 2008, Pastor Roberts graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology from Global University. Roberts believes in the L.A.C.E.S. program because he has experienced a nation of youth without morals and values and believes that the L.A.C.E.S. program can change children to prevent future turmoil.
Leah started working with L.A.C.E.S. in November 2018. Even though her title is “Operations and Finance Manager,” she puts on many different hats when working for L.A.C.E.S. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in French and Psychology from Allegheny College and before joining the L.A.C.E.S team, she participated in numerous teaching assistant programs that took her around the world. In her travels, She learned that teaching wasn’t for her but her experiences allowed her to realize her love for children and her passion to make a positive impact in the world. She specifically chose to work with L.A.C.E.S. because of the community aspect that is ingrained in the organization’s culture. She believes that “any change you want to see in the world has to be from the community you want to see it in,” and L.A.C.E.S. incorporates just that!