Team

Luke Forstmann

Luke Forstmann

Co-Founder

Luke Forstmann comes from an extraordinary lineage of family committed to working in the philanthropic and financial fields. He has had a successful career working in finance, tech and marketing, and is currently working in project management in the oil and gas sector. While sitting on the board of the non-profit Restoring Purpose Ministries, Luke has been proactive in fundraising, and in his spare time, he enjoys being active in his church as well as mentoring individuals. Luke sees the need to spread the Word of God and has a vision for using a vehicle such as Christ Coin to plant seeds. It is a win-win for all: helping struggling churches as well as people who may not typically grace the doors of a sanctuary.

George O'Connor

George O'Connor

Co-Founder

George O’Connor Jr. is an entrepreneur and successful business owner. He has a diverse professional background from project management to sales and marketing to law enforcement. George owned and operated his construction company Southern Pro Remodeling LLC, assisting numerous families to rebuild their homes and their lives devastated by the Great Flood of 2016 in Louisiana. He is an active member in his local church and has volunteered with the Special Olympics and the Boys and Girls Club of America. George has an altruistic spirit, always willing to go the extra mile to help those in need. This fervor to help and unite people together was one of the driving forces behind the creation of Christ Coin.

Simone O'Connor

Simone O'Connor

Director of Communications

Simone O’Connor is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with her own private practice counseling children, teens and families in Louisiana. She has over 17 years professional experience helping individuals and families coping with changes such as divorce, trauma, crisis, relational problems as well as anxiety and depression. Additional experience includes working with children at the Grief Recovery Center, volunteering at the Crisis Intervention Center and working with Survivors of Suicide. She is a practicing Catholic who enjoys connecting with others, and is passionate about helping people reach their full potential.  She lives with her husband, George, and their four children.

Laura Brooks

Laura Brooks

Director of Business Development

Laura Brooks has worn many hats in her professional career. She started out as a paralegal at the largest defense law firm in Baton Rouge, followed by working at a local CPA firm, and most recently working full time as the manager of a large horse farm. Laura is a member of the local nonprofit Junior League of Baton Rouge. She is an active member of Healing Place Church, where she serves with many committees and groups. She has a passion for serving others and helping the hurting. It is Laura’s belief that through Christ Coin people that who would not ordinarily read the Bible will share or engage in conversation with others and find freedom, God’s favor and God’s grace.

Emmanuel Ogunjumo

Emmanuel Ogunjumo

Ministry Relations Advisor

Emmanuel Ogunjumo has served as a church leader, speaker, teacher, and advisor in various ministries in the United States and South America. He is the author of several books, including Love Deficit and D.E.A.R Singles. Emmanuel holds an advanced degree in theology and Biblical studies. In his spare time, Emmanuel enjoys mission trips and traveling, counseling, and blogging.

Justin Obney

Justin Obney

Lead Programmer

Justin Obney is a Web and Mobile developer that brings 10 years experience to the team. Justin is a husband, father, teacher, developer, and a life long learner. He is very active in the local tech community speaking when he can and mentoring younger developers.

Brandon Cornett

Brandon Cornett

Lead Programmer

Brandon Cornett has many years of consulting experience developing web and mobile applications for 40+ clients. This, combined with his experience developing Ethereum tokens, has allowed the Christ Coin Token and Life Change Platform to come to life. Brandon is very involved in the community, speaking at development conferences and mentoring students at Southeastern Louisiana University. He believes in helping people achieve their greatest potential.

Justin Gautreau

Justin Gautreau

Tech/Crypto Adviser

Justin Gautreau is a highly driven individual possessing years of experience dealing with emergent cryptocurrency technology and markets. His professional history is exceptionally rounded with experience in coding, business management, fabrication, marketing and teaching martial arts. The vast array of skills acquired from such a diverse background is perfectly channeled through the creation, vision, and development of Christ Coin. Justin has a burning desire to make a positive impact on the world we live in.