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Jason Miles

Co-Founder & CEO

Jason is the co-founder and Senior Leader of Sew Powerful and The 3 Esthers Farm. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Advancement at Northwest University as well as Executive Director of Development at World Vision, where he served for sixteen years. He has a graduate degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in International Non-Profit Management as well as undergraduate degrees in Biblical Studies and Organizational Management.

Cinnamon Miles


Cinnamon is the co-founder of Sew Powerful. She’s also the founder of Pixie Faire and Sewing With Cinnamon as well as the author of The Idiot’s Guide: Sewing (with DK Publishing), and Sewing For Beginners from Future Publishing, now on its 13th printing and found in Costco and other major retailers around the world. She has served in ministry throughout Europe, including work in Ukraine with Youth With A Mission (YWAM).

Esther M'kandawire

Zambia Program Director

Esther serves as the Zambian Director of Sew Powerful and the 3 Esthers Farm. In 2003 she founded the Needs Care Community School with a few other moms and 97 students. Today, the school serves over 1,400 children with both a primary and secondary school program. The ministry has grown to include a clinic, farms, adult literacy programs, and the growing Sew Powerful vocational training initiatives.

Dana Buck

Board Member & Director,

Dana serves as a Sew Powerful board member and Operations Director for the logistics of the Sew Powerful Purse Program. Dana is an author, speaker, and the creator and host of the Sew Powerful Parables podcast. Prior to retiring, Dana served for 38 years with the Christian aid organization, World Vision.

Jan Cancila

Global Volunteerism

Jan Cancila serves as the Sew Powerful Director of Global Volunteerism and also hosts the weekly Sew Powerful Podcast. Jan had a 25-year career with The Coca-Cola Company before owning and operating a linen and party rental business in Houston. Jan holds an MBA from Our Lady of the Lake University and resides in Houston, TX with her husband Chris.

Sue Kirby

CFO & Director,
Human Resources

Sue serves as the Chief Financial Officer where she is responsible for finance and Human Resources. Her professional career included both Finance and Human Resources duties primarily for a large high technology manufacturing company with subsidiaries in 26 international locations. Sue lives with her husband in a very rural area, lots of peace and quiet, with time to volunteer for Sew Powerful and enjoy her extended family while making quilts.

Raquel Johnson

Shows and Events

Raquel serves Sew Powerful as the Director of Shows and Events. She works with Sew Powerful volunteers to coordinate booths at quilt shows and Sew Powerful retreats and events. As a former quilt shop owner, Raquel loved hosting retreats and creating eye-catching booths at quilt shows around the US. Raquel lives in Texas where she is employed as a financial controller. She enjoys sewing purses, quilting, and spending time with her husband and family.