Meet the Board

The Kingdom Hearts Board is served by women seeking to use their gifts and talents for the glory of God. Each woman sacrifices her time as a volunteer and steward of the ministry.

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Dana Saraniero

Executive Director and President

Given a vision for the women of Long Island, joining together with hands raised in worship of our Lord, Dana is thrilled to carry on the mission that began over 15 years ago as the executive director of Kingdom Hearts. It was decision bathed in prayer by the entire Kingdom Hearts 2015-2016 board, and answered clearly by the Lord.  She feels privileged and humbled to partner with a team of gifted Godly women eager to see Kingdom Hearts serve as place for women to feel God’s presence and love for them, encounter the Holy Spirit, refresh their soul, and excite them about being a Jesus girl.

Dana is a licensed physical therapist assistant, Certified biblical life coach, and works as an administrative assistant at a local college prep school. As an aspiring writer, occasional speaker, she finds nothing quite as rewarding as seeing the light of Christ and His truth take root in a heart. However, her greatest joys are found in her family. Whether it’s soccer, baseball, golf, piano, flying lessons, or Civil Air Patrol, you will find her either driving, cheering or praying for a safe landing!  Married for 21 years to her husband Steven, there is still no one who makes her laugh like her husband.

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Sarona Farrell

Vice President, Tickets and Registration Coordinator

Sarona serves as VP and Ticket and Registration Coordinator for Kingdom Hearts, a role that suits her well since she loves making lists and engaging girlfriends face to face. A professional singer by trade, she spends many days immersed in music, whether she is rehearsing herself or training young singers in her private studio on Long Island, the Joyful Noise Vocal Studio.

Sarona has been married to Tim for 19 years and has three children, ages 27, 18 and 13. A Hawaii native, Sarona enjoys summer weather, the beach, the pool, dinners al fresco, and traveling the world. Her favorite verse is Psalm 104:33 “I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.” Raised in a Christian home and assured of her Savior’s deep love for her, Sarona desires that all women find that same reassurance and confidence in their Heavenly Father’s love. If God is for us, who can be against us? Amen!

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Heather Hess

Treasurer

Heather humbly but eagerly looks to serve the Lord on the board of Kingdom Hearts, using her gifts and co-laboring with an amazing team of women. In addition to running her own successful business and technical consulting company, Heather is an active leader and participant in the women’s and music ministries of her local church. She has been married for 22 years and with her husband Paul, is raising four children aged 14 through 19.  She loves her Great Danes, eating sushi and mint chocolate chip ice cream (although not at the same time :-) and having coffee with friends. Her verse for this season is from Micah 6:8, “And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Jocelyn Hutzler

Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator

Though it is hard to pick just one, Jocelyn’s favorite Bible verse of all time is Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purposes.” This verse has been a framework for her trust and faith in God through all of life’s hills and valleys. Jocelyn finds hope in God’s amazing grace and His ultimate loving sacrifice found in the redemptive work of Christ’s death on the cross and the power of His resurrection. She believes there is no one who has strayed so far that they are out of the reach of His grace, love and the transforming work of His redemption. Her desire is for others to know and share in this hope.

Jocelyn is a native Long Islander. She has been married to her husband, Rob, since 1991 and together they have three daughters and one son. Jocelyn and her family attend Island Christian Church (East Northport campus) and serve on various ministries there. Jocelyn has also served as a part-time employee at her church since 1995.

Kathy Miekley

Vendor Coordinator

Kathy is passionate about friendships among women and equipping the women of the next generation to find their identity in Christ. She is excited to serve on the Kingdom Hearts Board as the Vendor and Sponsor Coordinator.  With her incredible attention to detail, willingness to serve behind the scenes, and love for connecting with people, Kathy’s desire is to serve those who make the conference experience possible with their sponsorship and participation in the vendor hall. 

Kathy spends her weekdays working as an oncology nurse, and feels blessed to have found her calling in this area. Her evenings and weekends are usually spent at cross country/track meets, baseball games or basketball games, and more recently, disc golf tournaments.  She is usually the loudest mom cheering on her three kids, ages 21, 18 & 16. Kathy has been married to Rick for 25 years, and together they have served in a variety of ministries at their home church. You should also know that Kathy is originally from Philadelphia, and loves all things Philly: cheese steaks, hoagies, soft pretzels, water ice, Tastykakes and the Phillies! Her verse for this season of life is Isaiah 26:3 “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”(ESV)

Eve2Eve Millner

Sponsor Liaison

We are delighted to welcome Eve as new member to the board, but she is certainly not new to the Kingdom Hearts Conference. Eve has been a passionate supporter of Kingdom Hearts and it’s ministry to women since she attended her first conference a number of years ago. She feels privileged to have witnessed first hand how the songs, the Scriptures and the amazing guest speakers fueled her faith along with hundreds of other women from Long Island. Encouraged by past and present board members whom she calls friends, Eve knew it would be an honor to serve alongside this talented group of women.

Eve is a graduate of St. Joseph’s College and is a fitness instructor. Currently, she works with a Long Island Pool Builder as an expeditor. She has been married to her husband, Gary, for 22 years and they enjoy raising their twin teenagers together. You can usually find Eve swimming, biking or running around Long Island, training for her next race or just cheering on others with great enthusiasm.

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Venue Coordinator

We would like to welcome Regina as a new member of our board! Regina is incredibly thankful and humbled to be a part of this amazing ministry with such Christ-centered women who encourage and challenge her to be all that He has created her to be. She is thanking the Lord in advance for ALL He WILL do this year for the women of Long Island as they come to know Him and live for Him!

She is blessed to be married to her husband, Anthony, for 23 years. They have served together for a number of years as youth leaders and have been blessed by God’s grace and mercy in and through them. They have four amazing children ranging from 12 to 21 years old. God has gifted Regina with a wonderful career as a Speech Language Pathologist working for Eastern Suffolk BOCES. She works with student with special needs, mainly individuals living with Autism. She absolutely loves what she does! She also enjoys serving, running, going to the beach and vacationing with her family. Her life verse these days is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” She lives by three simple words, “TRUST, LOVE, and PRAY!

 

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