Our Executive Director


Jeff Waites is Global Village Renewal’s founding Executive Director. A member of Double Oak Community Church in Birmingham, Alabama, Jeff currently works at Southern Nuclear Company as the fleet Chemistry Manager. Jeff has averaged two annual trips to India since 2008, and is working to increase the time he is able to spend with the people of Tamil Nadu,  fulfilling his call and advancing Global Village Renewal’s mission.

Jeff and his wife, Lora Leigh Nunnelley, make their home in Birmingham’s Mt. Laurel Community. Lora Leigh works at Accenture as a Managing Director in their Strategy Practice focused in the Healthcare industry. She shares Jeff’s passion for education to enable sustainable change and together she works with him to support the work of Global Village Renewal.