Family Support Coordinator
Jason Williams was born, raised, and educated in Washington, DC. After graduating from Georgetown University, Jason spent time in public education then moved to the non-profit sphere. Jason is also freelance journalist focused on the arts. Jason is happily married to his college sweetheart, the former Serena Warner, and they have one college-age son, Christian, who attends Morehouse College in Atlanta.
Why do you care about DC127’s mission? I care about DC127’s mission because I know first hand the importance and the power of dedicated individuals helping families through times of crisis and transition. When communities look out for one another the impacts can be felt from neighborhoods up to regions and beyond. My hope is to lend my effort to the incredible team already established at DC127 and help as many families as we can.
What excites you most about your new role? I’m excited that with my work here no two days will be just alike, and that even though this work will be challenging, there will be days where God’s grace and mercy shines through in a variety of actions. I’m also pretty jazzed about not being in a cubicle for eight hours a day looking at excel spreadsheets.
What’s your favorite part about living in DC? DC is home so I love it in a way that is completely biased and at times barely rational. My favorite part of living here is seeing my hometown adjust to so many changes and still at its core stay the same welcoming city that has been home to so many incredible moments, large and small. Some of the changes have been tough to stomach, but this place keeps moving on and I find real comfort in DC’s resolve.
Favorite kid’s movie? There is a two-way tie between Disney’s Fantasia and Harlem Nights. I know they are not exactly similar movies, but both sparked different kinds of magical moments for me during my childhood. As a younger sibling, I connected very deeply with the premise of doing a boring and hard task while an older more experienced person worked their magic, then trying an inventive way to do the task with a terrible outcome. Despite minimal dialogue, Fantasia told an incredible story that I still enjoy all these years later. Harlem Nights did something with dialogue that amazed nine-year-old me. Growing up in a church-going household, I had never heard the volume or variety of swear worlds that Harlem Nights sprinkled over two hours. Harlem Nights is way more than curse words; it got me interested in learning about Jack Johnson and the actual Harlem Renaissance, which is loosely around the time where the movie takes place. Bear in mind this was the 80’s so parental advisory on media was a new frontier.
Chrissy Weeks grew up in a military family and doesn’t have a singular “hometown,” but is thrilled to be living in DC with her husband and two children. She studied theatre in college and is a full-on musical theatre nerd. She is passionate about having an open door, cooking great food, and spending quality time with people.
Why do you care about DC127’s mission? Because every child should know that they are deeply loved, have a place, and belong to their family and community.
What excites you most about your new role? I’m excited to tangibly support the leadership of DC127, get to know the folks that we work with, and envision my brothers and sisters in the church for what God is calling them to share in their own lives and homes.
What’s your favorite part about living in DC? After living in the suburbs of Dallas for the last few years, being back in a city means enjoying all of our favorite things: food, public transport, living right up against our neighbors (and knowing them better!), the ability to walk instead of drive, and the energy that city-life brings.
Favorite kid’s movie? In our house, the current favorite is Moana. And the soundtrack is on repeat!