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The Team


Hello, I’m Michelle Tonkin. I’m a believer in Jesus Christ, a Naturopathic Doctor and have been a part of Charlotte for the last 7 years. I’ve lived in NC with my family for 10+ years.  Going through my own struggles with illness (Lyme Disease) I’ve had to fight for my own health and life. Through that experience, God has given me a compassionate heart for those who are often left behind.  Besides being a Naturopath, I’m also a part of a music ministry with my twin sister Melissa, called Deep Renewal Ministries. 

Not too long ago, I was watching a program on YouTube from the Sid Roth channel about a woman whom the Lord told to hold a protest in Kansas City concerning abortion. I was touched through listening as she described how abortion really hurts the heart of the Father and how it was never in His plan.  After I listened I thought maybe I’ll just donate to their cause and pray for them, when I felt the Lord asking me…”Why don’t you do something?”  That night, the Lord gave me ideas for a logo and a name for this event, as well as what He wanted to see happen.  I got in contact with Nathan Johnson (Unite 2 Ignite) and the Lord has had us join forces to move on His behalf for these innocents who have no voice. 

I  also feel compassion for those who may believe that Abortion may be their only way out, or perhaps don’t realize what REALLY happens during an abortion.  I also want to offer HOPE and FORGIVENESS through Christ for those who have already had an abortion and now look back in regret on what they’ve done.

My heart is that this event will be something that truly gives people HOPE, shows them the TRUTH, and CONNECTS them with options so that they can choose LIFE and not death! So, welcome to Operation Rescue Me!


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Nathan And Michelle Johnson 

The Founders And Co-founders Of Unite 2 Ignite Believe That “Together We Can Bring Unity To The Community.” The Heart And Passion To See Those That Are Lost And Hurting, Find Hope And Community, Is Very Evident In All They Do. 


Their Vision Is To See The Metrolinas Mobilized And Working Together In Unity With Local Non-profits, Churches, Ministries, And Businesses For The Sake Of The Community. To See To It That Everyone In The Metrolinas Has A Clear Opportunity To Have A Relationship With Jesus And Walk In Their Purpose Along With Other Jesus Disciples. 


This Is Only Possible With The Partnerships And Relationships That They Have Built Along The Way. Since 2012 They Have Had The Opportunity To Host/Co-host Over 340 Community Events, Having An Estimated 20,000 In Attendance And Over 50 Partners Came Together To Make All This Happen In The Last 8 Years. Thousands Have Been Served, Saved, Healed And Set Free. 


Nate And Michelle Are Known To Be Passionate, Driven And Big Hearted. But On Another Note, They Are A Bit Silly. It Makes It Fun To Be Around Them But, Just A Warning...


Nathan Has A Background In Manufacturing, Engineering, And Entrepreneurship. Michelle’s Background, After Raising Their Three Kids Tony, Analiese And Dejay Is Now A Licensed Field Underwriter. 

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