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Staff

Meet the trained and caring folks carrying out the Embrace mission each day. We can’t wait to get to know you and your family.

Abby Stewart

Executive Director

Abby Stewart

Abby has been on staff with Embrace since the program began in 2012.  Embrace was always a dream of Abby’s to create a place where those affected by disabilities can learn about Jesus and also work with local churches to create a welcoming, inclusive environment for those affected by disabilities and their families.  She loves the community and relationships that have been formed within Embrace over the past 8 years.  The programs have grown and developed into something bigger and better than Abby ever imagined they could when Embrace first started.  She loves her Embrace friends and the joy they bring to every event we host for them and their families.  It has been a joy to watch a dream I had in college come into existence and grow into something that has begun to transform a community.  Abby came into Embrace a B.S. in Special Education from Geneva College and  20+ years of working with those affected by disabilities and 6+ years of Special Education teaching experience.  She brings experience, creativity in program development and a heart of compassion for all people to the Embrace team.  

Abby serves at UNITED Church as the Special Needs Team Leader and is also involved in small groups through UNITED.  Abby is a member of the Delaware Afterschool Network (DEAN) and she has been a member of State Council of Persons with Disabilities.  She has served the past 7 years with Joni and Friends Mississippi as a teacher and behavior specialist at their Family Retreats.  She also collaborates with numerous organizations, businesses, schools and churches across the state that serve those affected by disabilities and their families.

Alex Lane

KCCS Site Leader for Embrace Afterschool Program

Alex Lane

Alex joined the Embrace team after numerous years of being an awesome volunteer for a majority of our events.  This school year Alex stepped into the role of site leader at Kent County Community school afterschool program.  Alex loves seeing the kids being able to be themselves, and able to have fun.  He brings fun, compassion and a serving attitude to the Embrace team.  Alex also attends Grace Presbyterian Church where he volunteers in various capacities.

Cheyenne Coker

John S. Charlton School Site Leader for Embrace Afterschool Program

Cheyenne Coker

Cheyenne joined the Embrace team in August of 2019, after volunteering at Embrace Family Camp 2019.  She enjoys getting to provide a fun and safe environment where the kids can attend and feel welcome.  Cheyenne is caring, understanding and creative within her role as Charlton site leader and with those affected by disabilities and their families. Cheyenne attends DelTech studying Early Childhood Education.  She serves at UNITED Church as part of the Special Needs team at the Milford campus.