OUR MISSION

impacting lives through love and sustainability

submersion14, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to spread love and promote sustainability throughout the world.

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Behind the Name

submersion14 obtained its name after a deep revelation of submerging into God's love. It represents deep love that is to submerge all people and to give them deep purpose and passion. The number 14 comes from Exodus 14:14 in that The Creator will make a way for all, we just need to be still and spread great love.

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Changing Lives

submersion14 is on a mission to change the lives of all people that we impact. Our goal is to help people know they are deeply loved and that they have a great purpose in this world. submersion14 improves lives through humanitarian assistance, cleaning up the environment, and meeting individuals where they are at on a personal level.

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ahava14 backpack

The ahava14 backpack is 100% eco-friendly and contains eco-friendly items inside that promote cleanliness, creativity, activity, and sustainability for people in poverty.  The ahava14 backpack is our beginning step to enter into developing countries. The ahava14 backpack provides eco-friendly items that are handed out, and in turn allows us to develop lasting relationships to continually serve.

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OUR STORY

Go out into all the world

I will never forget the moment I stepped into Zone 3 of Guatemala City. The sound of glass shattering as native Guatemalans were tirelessly working to make $1-2 a day to provide for their families.  The amount of trash that sat alongside the road was in vast amounts with no place to go. I remember thinking to myself that there has to be a way to help offset the amount of waste and pollution that was negatively impacting each individual that lived there. That was the moment a fire was lit inside of me to ignite change. submersion14 actually started before all of this though. I already knew that this was a major problem, and I felt the weight on my shoulders to change the way we assist individuals in developing countries. It goes deep within in my bones. The amount of love and passion I have for those who are in need starts a fire in my soul to ignite a movement of change. I want all people to know, no matter where they are, that they have purpose and they are loved so deeply. I started submersion14 to do just that. It started as a way to provide eco-friendly humanitarian assistance to those in poverty, but most importantly it is a way to show people the love of our Creator and for them to know they are loved.

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OUR TEAM

Board of Directors

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Taylor Wehri

Founder/Executive Director

Taylor Wehri has a love for people and helping them identify their true purpose in this world. She has always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur and starting her own business, especially a nonprofit. It became quite evident that she was being called to care for The Creator’s children and His earth. Taylor has a deep passion for missions and wants everyone in all creation to know they are deeply loved. Taylor graduated from Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries. She also has a love for writing, drawing, and designing. Taylor owns and operates a design and ministry studio called Drawing Deeper Studio where she is the lead artist.   Starting submersion14, Inc. has brought her to a new level in her faith and she cannot wait for others to join the movement as well.

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Kim Erickson

President

Kim Erickson is an attorney who practiced business litigation for thirteen years before becoming a law professor for a decade. Currently, Kim helps families navigate the immigration laws and legally become U.S. citizens. She graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1997. Kim earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Bowling Green State University in 1992. Kim also is the author of two books: His Last Words, a Bible study of the Gospel of John, chapters 13-17 (Moody Publishers, January 2017) and Surviving Sorrow ~ A Mother’s Guide to Living with Loss (Moody Publishers, March 2020). You can find information regarding her writing and speaking ministry at: www.KimAErickson.com. 

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Megan Gonzalez

Vice President

Megan Gonzalez is a mother of three who is passionate about her faith and finds her creative outlets through writing and photography. After years of owning a successful photography business, a still small voice lead her to a greater mission— helping others by empowering, inspiring, and equipping them to fulfill their purpose! She has found her niche in the industry of brand mentoring and content creation.
Though art and communication are where she shines, ministry is the heartbeat behind everything she sets out to accomplish. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 says, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing.” It is this simple wisdom that Megan has aligned her purpose with and she intends to embody this statement with each and every person she encounters!

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Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes

Secretary

Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes  received her BA in English and a MA in Elementary Education at Adelphi University. She received her Doctorate of Education and Supervision at Arizona State University. Katherine taught for 8 years before moving to the principalship of K-8 and K-6 schools for approximately 10 years. She has served as a freelance writer for various magazines including, Church Weekly, Prom Guide and Glendale Magazine. When Katherine isn’t working as counselor or writing curriculum she loves painting and photography. Some of her work in art, poetry and short stories has been distinguished by awards including the New York Mayor’s contribution to the arts Award, Outstanding Resident Artist of Arizona and the Foundations Awards at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. She also runs recreationally, coordinates fitness boot-camps for women and has a black belt in Taekwondo.  She has been involved in church ministry for 18 years leading women’s ministry, teaching, playing piano, singing, and teaching liturgical dance.

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Virginia Doolen Girton

Board Member

Virginia Girton is a marketplace and ministry leader based in Jacksonville, FL. Virginia leads the Virginia Girton Home Team with Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty as an owner and real estate agent. Her professional background includes 12+ years as an Operations Manager in the financial services industry, and she also runs a ministry-based video blog under the pen name “V.A. Doolen” on Facebook, Instagram, and WordPress. Virginia is passionate about helping others grow in their God-given identities and teaching others to apply practical biblical principles to real life challenges. Virginia serves as a deacon in her local church and enjoys volunteering in the Northeast Florida community, as well as through global mission trips. She's a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. To find out more about Virginia’s marketplace endeavors, visit www.virginiagirton.com, or check out her ministry vlog at www.vadoolen.com.

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