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The MWJC Team


Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

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Founder & President

Christopher Jefferson

Business Consultant, Project Manager, and aspiring Film Maker, Christopher Jefferson founded Mysterious Ways JC with the vision of developing and supporting initiatives to provide resources to those in need. As a resident of Jersey City Christopher focuses most of his time in the community and listening to those who feel unheard and forgotten about and partnering with local organizations to provide them with the resources they need to thrive.

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Vice President

Gary Brown

A fourth-generation native of Jersey City, Gary is a digital forensics specialist. His interests include CrossFit, philanthropy, and The Learning Channel.

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    Board Member

    Clecia Thompson

    Clecia R. Thompson, a financial services industry veteran, her career includes more than 15 years of experience providing clients personalized guidance on topics ranging from banking to investing. She began her journey through this industry as a Series 7 and 66 licensed advisor with Merrill Lynch. Eventually, she transitioned to retail consumer banking where she managed teams of employees on delivering quality sales and service to banking customers. Her professional background has helped cultivate her passion for educating underserved communities on the personal finance topics that can help them change their lives. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Public Relations and Entrepreneurship from Syracuse University.

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      Craig R. Morrison

      Craig R. Morrison is a product of Jersey City. He is a School Counselor, Rotarian, and is passionate about helping others. He has dedicated his time and energy in volunteering in many ways when he can. He is excited and very humbled to be on this board of Mysterious Ways and looks forward to furthering the mission and vision of this wonderful organization!

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        Michele Lewis-Bellamy

        Michele is a Technical Engineer with over 20 years’ experience working with top 10 law firms throughout Manhattan. As well as her experience as a technical engineer Michele was the campaign manager for Lewis Spears, the 2021 Jersey City mayoral candidate; she is the co-President of the board of trustees for Art House Productions, a local arts organization that is designed to entertain and challenge northern NJ audiences with purposeful performing and visual arts programming.

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          Joe Cherian

          Joe is a digital marketing program manager with a newfound passion for helping small businesses grow. Leveraging what he has learned throughout his professional career, Joe loves any opportunity to help entrepreneurs become their own best resource and realize their full potential.

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          Melanie A. Wiewiorski

          Graduate of Rutgers University - Mason Gross School of the Arts and former Owner/Director of Major Affect Dance Academy is ecstatic to make a difference with Mysterious Ways JC.

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            Secretary & Treasurer

            Deirdre Jefferson

            I have had the honor to train individuals for over 20 years with various Financial Institutions throughout the United States. I now look forward to continuing my journey by helping others grow and enrich their lives through Mysterious Ways JC.


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              Lawrence Lapitan

              Project Manager and photography enthusiast, Lawrence Lapitan joined Mysterious Ways JC to bring years of expertise in to aid in the success of future projects.


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                Justin Romero

                A native Jersey City resident and local realtor, Justin brings his life experiences and community engagement to help bring MWJC to the front of the northern area of Jersey City.

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