TEAM BIOS

Bruce Halsted

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Bruce brings over 30 years of business and ministry leadership experience to We Want More, including a career in New York City as a Network Consultant, a national leader with Cru, and as Executive Director for The Gabriel Foundation, a family foundation with a high value on partnerships and leveraging resources for Kingdom efforts. During this time he also helped give leadership launch to Giving Wisely, now part of the Global Generosity Movement. Bruce served as an Elder at Redeemer church in NYC and Lake Baldwin church plant in Orlando, Florida.  As an ordained minister, with concentrated studies in transformational leadership, he now serves the ministry team as its Executive Director. He lives and serves with his beautiful wife Cindy, in the Brooklawn area of Bridgeport, CT, and shares her crazy love for their three adult children Christina, Anna, and Pierce.  

 

Cindy Halsted

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Cindy may not love bios, but would want to be known as one who loves God, His Scripture (“the Word”), and seeing others experience God’s love and forgiveness! She has 27 years of leadership experience in various ministry, church and foundation contexts in New York City, Orlando, Connecticut and nationally. She is a founder and director with We Want More, where she is able to exercise and communicate her passions about giving, prayer and awakening “sons and daughters” to their identity and purpose in Christ. Cindy and her husband Bruce, have three children now all “launched” and amazing adults - Christina, Anna, and Pierce.

 

Ryan Burnham

CO-DIRECTOR

Ryan’s life was dramatically changed in 2008 when he started to pursue and experience the reality of God’s love. He is a founder of We Want More and is passionate about inspiring people to experience and know God’s presence in their lives. Ryan graduated from Northeastern University with a BA in Communications and he received a Master’s degree in Christian Ministry and Leadership from Liberty University.  He is also the father to three beautiful children: Laurien, Everly, and Brooklyn and is the husband to his wife Cherisse.

 

Sunnie Jones

CARE TEAM COORDINATOR

Sunnie joined the We Want More team as a Youth Ministry Leader in 2013 where her main responsibilities included mentoring teen girls, leading teen retreats, and developing relationships with local youth pastors and ministry leaders.  Prior to becoming part of the More House family, Sunnie worked with teens throughout Fairfield County in both local youth groups as well as Young Life. While at Young Life Sunnie was part of the team that invited teens who hadn’t heard the gospel into a relationship with Jesus and changed lives in the process.  Sunnie Jones is currently the Care Team Coordinator for We Want More. In her role, Sunnie focuses mainly on leading retreats and equipping seminars, facilitating releasing prayer, and counsel for women in trauma.  She has a God-given passion to help enlighten others to their beloved identity and purpose in Jesus Christ. Sunnie attended Endicott College where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Human Services, followed by studies in Elementary Education at Sierra Nevada College.  

 

Cherisse Burnham

SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR

Cherisse graduated from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin with a double major in Theatre Performance and English and a Secondary Education minor (apparently, she really liked homework!). After deciding to intentionally and passionately pursue Christ her junior year of college, her career trajectory gradually changed from acting to ministering. She now loves her current position as the We Want More ministry’s main intercessor, and is excited about helping as a youth leader, connecting teens to God’s heart. She lives with her husband Ryan in Fairfield, CT.  

 

Kim Tingler

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Kim Tingler recently joined the Want More staff where she will be focusing on creating structure, accountability and managment for the ministry.

 

Prior to joining We Want More, Kim served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, at A+E Networks®, the global media company encompassing A&E®, Lifetime®, HISTORY®, FYI,™, Lifetime® Movies, HISTORY en Español®, Crime+InvestigationTM as well as A+E Studios™ and A+E Originals™. In her role, Tingler led the company’s human resource function, serving as a global strategic business partner for all creative and growth divisions across the company. Her functions of focus included Programming, Marketing, Communications, Digital and all of International — including the UK, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Germany and Italy — where she oversees the company’s employees and contingent workforce.

 

Tingler joined A+E Networks® in December 2016 as Vice President, Human Resources for the Programming, Marketing and Communications groups. During her tenure, Tingler led the modernization of the company’s Total Rewards practice, ensuring best-in-class compensation, benefits and human capital management systems. In addition, she assisted in the launch of A+E Originals™, the company’s unscripted development studio; oversaw onboarding of international employees across the company’s growing global ventures; and helped further strengthen a work culture conducive to creativity, transparency and performance.   

 

Previously, Tingler was Vice President of Human Resources in the Cable Entertainment division of NBCUniversal, supporting the Bravo, Oxygen, Sprout, E! and Esquire networks. At NBCU, Tingler led various HR activities including organizational management and development, creating a common culture of excellence and growth, and focusing on building a robust pipeline for talent. Tingler held various HR positions within NBCUniversal for over ten years, except for three years in China where she launched a non-profit organization to help children and families in underserved communities. 

 

Tingler began her career in the Financial Management Program at General Electric. Tingler holds a BA in Account & Management from Hartwick College where she played soccer. She is married with three beautiful children and lives in Mamaroneck, NY.  

 

Isabel Packevicz

YOUTH MINISTRY COORDINATOR

Isabel began working for We Want More in summer of 2018 as one of our Youth Ministry Leaders.  More to come...

  

 

Steve Gilbert

MINISTRY PARTNER

Steve joined the WWM team in the fall of 2014.  Working in pastoral ministry and as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at The Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal.  Steve has a calling to see individuals and families touched and transformed by the power of Christ.  Once having met Bruce and Cindy it became clear to them that forming a partnership would serve to expand this work of the Kingdom.

Steve has over 25 years of ministry experience serving in youth ministry with Young Life for 14 years where he was Trainer, Area Developer, and Regional Director for CT, West Chester County, and Long Island. He has also served as director of a non-profit counseling center and as a teaching pastor in the local church.  He has a Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in addition to his counseling degree from the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology.  Steve has first hand experience with the transformative healing power of the Holy Spirit and as a wounded healer loves being a conduit of Christ's love and power for others.  He lives in Redding, CT with His wife Mary Beth and their two children Piper and Jack.

 

Karin Manton

ORGANIZATIONAL DIRECTOR

Karin began working part-time for We Want More during the fall of 2016 in the area of organizational management and discipleship.  It was during a Discovering More Women’s Retreat that Karin experienced a life changing encounter with the Father’s love and began a deeper journey into her purpose for the Kingdom.  After spending 12 years working for major corporations in Supply Chain Management, she is now passionate about seeing the transformational work of the Holy Spirit in people’s lives to bring freedom and healing to their hearts.  Today she lives in New Canaan with her incredible husband, Andy and two super active kids, Alexis and Carter.

 
 

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