Meet the Team
Who We Are
Founder & CEO
Sylvarena Funderburke is the founder and CEO of Sydney's Place with a heart to serve and empower young women. A learned woman, Sylvarena holds a degree in accounting. She has chosen to employ her degree in the private sector as the accountant for an area landscaping firm. Not stopping there, she has further chosen to employ her degree as the owner of Accounting the Cost Tax Service. Sylvarena is married to Carlton Funderburke and the mother of three beautiful children.
1st Vice President
Carlton Funderburke is a native of Kansas City, Missouri, Formally educated at Drake University, Carlton Funderburke is a highly sought after conference speaker and lecturer. An ordained elder in the Lord’s church, Carlton Funderburke is the founding senior pastor of Church at the Well, in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to his pastoral duties at The Well Kansas City, Carlton Funderburke is also the founder and chief executive officer of Anointed One Ministries, a para-church organization. With his eye also trained on the marketplace, Carlton Funderburke founded and incorporated His Hands Extended, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization linking corporate America to grass roots Christian organizations, creating synergy, funding and partnership between the two. In acknowledgement of his service and commitment to ministry, Overseer Funderburke received a doctorate of divinity (honoris causa) from the Atlantic Coast Theological Seminary, Daytona Beach, Florida. Carlton Funderburke is married to Sylvarena Funderburke and the father of three beautiful children.
2nd Vice President & Asst. Treasurer
Priscilla Chatmon of Kansas City is the youngest child of Donnie and the late Delores Chatmon. Priscilla graduated in 1996 from Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts. Priscilla has four beautiful children, three sons and a beautiful daughter.
Priscilla currently works for the Missouri Department of Corrections, and holds a position at Footprints Recovery Center in the Wayne White Community Center. Priscilla serves her church faithfully as a faithful member and minister. Priscilla has defeated many obstacles homelessness, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and drug addiction. This grew her compassion to aide and assist the less fortunate population.
Sharrecia Cubit is a Public Health Specialist with the City of Kansas City Health Department. She has over 17 years experience working with youth. She is the Secretary for Sydney’s Place. She is also a mentor and Vice President of Colored Roses non-profit. She has taught beginning and competitive swimming. She is also the proud Mother of two boys.
Brittany Davis is a proud resident of Kansas City, Missouri, where she was born and raised as the middle child of 5 girls.
An advocate for child development and education, Brittany has taught as an early childhood educator for the last 12+ years at schools and early childhood centers in both Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas. Brittany also serves as Youth Director at her church, Church at The Well Kansas City.
Tierra Green was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. Having defied many odds at birth, Tierra completed her Associate of Arts degree in Teaching and Business at the Metropolitan Community College- Longview Campus, Tierra works as assistant bank manager at one of this region’s leading banking institutions.
Dividing her time between the professional world and service in her community, through her local church and Daughters of Sarah, Tierra serves at Sydney’s Place- a nonprofit purposed to service young mothers in the Greater Kansas City area.
Through all her diligence and servitude to her community, ministry life, and career she counts as her greatest joy in life- being a mother to her beautiful son, Jayden.