Our Board of Directors
Bill Booth - We welcome Bill Booth as Missionary Care Ministry’s new Chairman of the Board. Bill grew up on a farm in Jackson County, GA, and graduated from North Georgia College where he met his future wife, Jackie. They have been married for 42 years and have lived in 9 different states. Happily they have been here in the Athens area for the last 22 and have been members of Faith Presbyterian for almost that long. Jackie teaches 4th grade at Westminster Christian Academy and Bill, as a consultant with iVantage Health Analytics, works with hospitals across the country to help them meet the challenges of caring for patients in an ever-changing social, economic, and regulatory environment. Bill and Jackie have been blessed with 3 daughters and now 3 sons-in-law and 6 grandchildren. As a long-time member of Faith’s Missions Committee Bill has had the opportunity to see how MCM has impacted the lives and ministries of missionaries that he and Jackie know and many others they don’t know. The testimonies of how the missionary guests have been renewed and refreshed through their times at the Guesthouse encourage Bill and Jackie to support the ministry in anyway they can.
Wesley Middlebrooks - Wesley has served on the MCM board of directors since 2008, and has served as vice president since 2009. Wesley serves as our Local Public Relations Director. He is an active member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Athens and is General Manager of Heyward Allen Cadillac, Buick, GMC in Athens. Wesley and his wife, Courtney, live in Athens, Georgia. They have 3 children.
Tim Keil - Tim has served on the MCM board of directors as treasurer since 2008. He came to know the Lord during his college years. Upon graduating in Economics from the University of California-Berkeley, and then earning his MBA, he began his career in banking. Tim is a vice president with Bank of America. He has a heart for seeing people come to Christ. Tim and his wife, Laura (Benson) Keil, co-founder of MCM, live in Martinez, California. They have 2 grown daughters.
Cheryl Hardin - Cheryl and her husband have been involved with MCM as ministry partners since the beginning. Cheryl became a board member in 2008, serving as MCM's Communications Coordinator and Office Technical and Equipment Manager. Cheryl and her husband, Richard, attend Resurrection Presbyterian Church in Athens. They live in Watkinsville, Georgia and have 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren.
Grace Mercer - Grace is one of the newest members of the board and began serving in January 2014. She is a southern girl at heart from Nashville, Tennessee. Grace completed her degree in Journalism and Business at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and then went on to have a career in Medical Sales for the next six years. She became acquainted with Missionary Care Ministry when she reconnected with her now husband, Stephen Mercer, whom she met at Samford University. Grace had an instant connection with our ministry, starting with her love for missions and also her hobby of decorating. Grace is filling a long awaited role with the Guesthouse as the Interior Decorator and Guesthouse Appearance Coordinator. She also has the privilege of working with Julie Cohron (Guesthouse hostess) as our Guesthouse Aide. Grace and her husband, Stephen, are members of Buckhead Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
Stephen Mercer - Stephen has been involved with MCM since its beginning with his lawn care service that maintained the grounds of the guesthouse. Stephen joined the MCM board of directors in 2010 and serves as our Guesthouse Property/Grounds Maintenance Coordinator. He became a believer and follower of Christ as a child and is honored to be a part of the ministry serving Christ worldwide. After receiving his Business Management Degree from Samford University in 2004, he went on the Embry Riddle University in Florida where he received his pilot's licenses. He is a pilot for JetBlue Airlines. Stephen, with his wife, Grace, currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dane Richards - Dane, his wife Deb, and their four kids reside in Oconee County and are thankful to the Lord for the opportunity to be a part of MCM. Dane began serving on the MCM board as the Guest House Major Repairs Coordinator in the fall of 2013. The unique role that MCM serves in “reaching the lost for Jesus Christ throughout the world” is a consistent encouragement to Dane to honor the Lord wherever God calls. For Dane, this includes raising kids, working as an engineer, and everyday life things like going to the bank or getting gas. “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17
Emily Roach - Emily joined MCM’s board of directors in 2012, serving as our Staff Appreciation Representative and also as our Hospitality Coordinator of MCM's annual board meeting. She came to know Christ as a child and strives to serve Him in whatever capacity He calls her. Emily received her BS in Education from the University of Georgia and her MA in Early Childhood Education from Piedmont College. She taught special education for nine years until she had her second child. At that time, Emily stopped teaching to become a stay-at-home mom. She tutors privately part-time. In addition to serving as PTO board member at her son's school, Emily also serves as the service/ministry chair in the women's ministry at Antioch Christian Church where she and her family are active members. Emily and her husband, Kevin, live in Watkinsville, Georgia with their 2 young children.
Celia Stockamp - Celia has had the privilege of serving on the board of directors for Missionary Care Ministry (MCM) since its conception in 1999. She works as a Ministry Partner Facilitator for MCM. Celia has served on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ, Worldwide Discipleship Association, and Institute for International Christian Communication. As she has followed her Lord's call, she has served Him on short-term mission trips in Jamaica, Brazil, Central Africa Republic, various countries in Europe, Thailand and Democratic Republic of Congo. Celia and her husband, David, live in Lake Oswego, Oregon. David and Celia are members of Tigard Evangelical Covenant Church. They have 6 grown children and 6 grandchildren.
Ryan West - Ryan West and his sweet wife, Christy, are both natives of Oconee County, the county in which The Snows Mill Guesthouse of Missionary Care Ministry is located. They are members of Watkinsville First Baptist Church. Ryan is a power lineman for Walton EMC (Walton Electric Membership Corporation). Christy is an RN but currently away from work to stay at home with their three precious children, Charlie, James, and Sara Rose. Since the fall of 2013 Ryan has been very excited about this opportunity to use the skills and talents the Lord has given him to serve Missionary Care Ministry as Guesthouse Maintenance Coordinator (Minor Repairs).