MEET THE TEAM
MEET THE TEAM
DAVE KUNTZ, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Dave comes to R3 with a background of 10 years pastoring in St. Louis. He's taught, coached, and been an employer of youth and has also managed three Subway restaurants. Better yet, he's an experienced rehabber and loves working with his hands. Dave also has a deep passion for community development, having given ten years of his life investing in a neglected St. Louis community. His resume happens to line up exactly with what R3 is about, and it is evident the Lord has directed his steps to join the efforts of R3 in East St. Louis.
ILEANA O'NEILL, OPERATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Ileana has a degree in Business Administration and vast experience working and serving within low-income and under-resourced communities. She was born and raised in Managua, Nicaragua, and worked with kids and youth coming from poor urban neighborhoods in the capital. Here in the United States, she's served inner-city youth in the St. Louis area working at public and charter schools. She's passionate about social justice, equality, diversity, and inclusion. She brings her experience, passion, determination, and creativity to our team.
Loreal was born and raised in East St. Louis. She graduated from SIUE Charter High school in East St. Louis IL in 2018. She has been a part of the R3 team since 2016. Loreal began working for R3 as a Construction Worker intern in 2016, she then progressed to a Project Management intern in 2017, and most recently gained the role as the Administrative Assistant in the staff office of R3 in 2019. She also volunteers around her community in various areas. She is passionate about bringing change to her community with Jesus Christ as her foundation and motivation. She’s on her way to becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and her goal is to conquer life as a lifesaver.
AMY TAMBLYN, PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Amy and her husband, Jon, have been married for 25 years and have four daughters. After 24 years as a military family, the Tamblyns have now settled in the Metro East and are preparing for full-time church ministry. Amy loves community building, hospitality, baking, and serving in East St Louis with R3.
DJ MERNICK, GENERAL CONTRACTOR
D.J. owns his own construction company and is serving as a construction advisor on the board as well as the general contractor for the organization. His business-minded service brings such value to R3's operations. He oversees the investment properties we flip to fund the organization.