From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BESSEMER — The Foundry Ministries welcomes 18 members to its newly created Board of Influencers. The board exists to give counsel, provide support and serve as ambassadors of The Foundry. The men and women appointed to the board all hold positions of influence in their respective fields.
“There is a wealth of talent and wisdom in our community and we can now tap into that talent through our Board of Influencers,” said Chief Executive Officer Micah Andrews. “The individuals we serve are diverse with wide-ranging needs and through this new board, we can equip ourselves with wise counsel and expert knowledge from leaders representing a variety of fields.”
Board members serve as ambassadors of The Foundry within their respective employers, civic organizations, churches, recreation leagues and professional circles. The role of Board of Influencer members is solely to provide counsel and guidance for The Foundry staff—they hold no governance responsibilities, volunteer expectations or fundraising responsibilities. Board members meet quarterly and serve a two-year term.
Board of Influencers foundational members include: Heather Averett, Samford University Director of Employer Relations; Laura Blake, Urban Cookhouse Project Manager and Farm Bowl & Juice Human Resources Director; Dave Coffey, Sequel Youth and Family Services YCW; Jeff Inman, CBS 42 WIAT Sales Manager; Noah Rocker, Alabama Power Company Customer Service Manager; Mayo Woodward, Prudential Financial Services Manager; Rev. Spencer Knight, Hunter Street Baptist Church Minister of Ministry; Missi Wimberly, Health and Fitness Instructor and Community Leader; Dr. Barry Cosper, Bessemer Baptist Association Director of Missions; Scott Warren, Alabama Power Company/Southern Company Engineer Manager; Meg McGlamery, Crisis Center, Inc. Executive Director; Dr. Doug Dortch, Mountain Brook Baptist Senior Pastor; Dr. Jason Murphree, Crosshaven Church in Cullman Senior Pastor; Jessica Miller, Alzheimer’s Association – Alabama Chapter Director of Development; Jenni Crumpton, Sarder TV in NYC Reporter, Freelancer and Blogger; Cameron Bishop, Peoples Bank of Alabama Commercial Relationship Manager; Luke Holcomb, Crimson Tide Sports Marketing Business Development Manager; and Rebecca Day Tucker, EBSCO Information Services Customer Service and Contracts Director.
“Not only are board members experts in their fields, they also have a heart for our ministry and those we serve,” Andrews said. “This is an opportunity for us to align their passion with our needs, and out of this sweet spot comes tremendous blessing and growth. We are honored to work with such caring and gifted individuals.”
For more information on The Foundry’s outreach services and their programs of Recovery, Reentry and Rescue, please visit foundryministries.com.