Sold No More Staff
Jerry Peyton - Executive Director
Jerry has over forty years of experience in ministry: visionary development, pastoral ministry, teaching in college and high school, and organizational leadership, including building networks and coalitions of churches and ministries to address critical issues. He was the principal founder of the Tucson Crisis Pregnancy Center in 1981.
Jerry is a graduate of the University of Arizona and has master’s degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary and Trinity International University, including certification by the International Human Rights Institute in Strasbourg, France.
Jerry has served as a pastor, college faculty member, and teacher at Desert Christian High School and Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, both in Tucson, Arizona. He was a firefighter on the Tucson Fire Department and the city director for TFD’s minority recruitment program.
Jerry’s passion for justice and championing the oppressed has included ministering to those being brutally persecuted in Sudan. His first master’s thesis focused on women’s issues, and his second thesis involved the development of a coalition of organizations ministering in Sudan. For two decades Jerry spoke on sexuality in high schools and colleges, and served as the founding chairman of the Tucson Sex Respect movement, seeking to implement an abstinence-based sex education program in public schools.
The threads of Bible and worldview teaching, justice, compassion for the oppressed, sexuality, women’s issues, and networking/coalition building are woven throughout Jerry’s life and ministry.
Jerry and his wife, Georgia, have three children, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Their first job after being married was to serve as resident counselors for the Arizona state school for juvenile delinquent girls. They have also experienced the devastation of child sexual abuse in their own family. As a result, ministering to the victims of child sex trafficking is not a completely new direction for them. It is another step in a similar direction.
Lisa Hansen - Education Program Manager
Lisa, Jerry Peyton’s daughter, was sex trafficked in Tucson in 1976 as a fourteen year old runaway. She now has been conducting presentations on sexuality and predator prevention in schools for almost 20 years, as well as being the supervisor of a home for troubled teenage girls and a houseparent for a group foster home. She currently works with our AWARE Predator Protection Program and gives presentations around the community. Lisa is happily married with three children and two grandchildren.
Katie Sloan - Office Manager
Katie grew up around Christian missionary work and traveled overseas, where she first witnessed God's heart for the un-reached. While living in Phoenix, Katie attended a presentation by Streetlight Phoenix and learned about commercial sexual exploitation. She was astonished to learn that child sex trafficking happens locally, and knew she wanted to get involved in helping end this evil. She started volunteering with Sold No More in June of 2013 helping with office work.
Katie graduated from the University of Arizona in 2014 with a Bachelor of General Studies degree with an emphasis in Social Behavior and Human Understanding. She was involved with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at the UA, a Christain campus ministry, where she had the opportunity to lead a bible study and coordinate social events. Through her time in this community, she learned MORE about God's heart for justice and what it means to serve God and love others. She joined staff with Sold No More in January of 2014 and handles all of Sold No More's data and office management and is essential to keeping our office running smoothly!
Michelle Gilliland - Accountant
Michelle is an incredibly energetic, newly married young woman who began as a volunteer for Sold No More in 2015. She has a BS in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin, where she started an anti-trafficking organization as an undergraduate student. She is a survivor of sexual exploitation, and thanks to God she is now a passionate anti-trafficking advocate. Michelle is also a talented baker and started a ministry under Sold No More called the Ginger Bread Lady. She bakes and sells delicious bread, donating the proceeds to Sold No More!
Our Board of Directors
Jerry Peyton - President
David Hillis - Vice President - Lead Pastor of Grace Community Church
John Patton - Regional Chief Operating Officer of American Red Cross
Jed Lightcap - Treasurer - CPA
Regan Andrews - Parole Officer and Volunteer with Cord of Hope
Jill Reilly - Community member