Forsyth Jail Ministry

Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries Staff

Senior Chaplain Rodney Stilwell
Rodney has served as the Senior Chaplain with the Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries since 1985. Over these years his greatest joy has been to see men and women leave incarceration to find their places in God’s community. His hobbies include pottery, basketball, reading, hiking, and kayaking. His wife, Beth, is a curriculum coordinator at Vienna Elementary School. They have two children and three grandchildren. In 2017, they are planning to take a spiritual pilgrimage on the Camino, a 500-mile walk in Spain.

Chaplain Robert Wolfe
Robert is a Moravian minister serving under call to the Southern Province of the Moravian Church. He has been a chaplain with the Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries since February, 1995. He previously served as Assistant Pastor at Friedberg Moravian Church. His wife, Sandy, is retired. They have two grown children, Wendy and Sam, and four grandchildren.

Chaplain Tejado Hanchell
Tejado is a native of Nassau, Bahamas. He is an ordained Pentecostal minister and received the call to serve as chaplain with Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries in June 2009. Tejado has a Master of Science degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola College in Maryland. In 2010, Tejado received a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. He and his wife, Victoria, have two children, Zaria and Zion.

Chaplain/Family Minister Peggie Wells 

Peggie joined the Forsyth Jail and prison ministry November 2016. Peggie has a MSW in Social Work. She is an Ordained Associate Minister at Oakridge First Baptist Church. Peggie is the CEO and Founder of “The Wells Center, Inc., for Women-in-Transition.”  She is married to Darrell B. Wells.

Transition to Work Director Robert Esleeck
Robert came to the Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries in April 2015 after having practiced corporate law in private practice in Winston-Salem for 36 years. He also served as an executive in residence at Salem College for six years teaching corporate law, corporate finance, and media law. Robert’s responsibilities include developing and implementing of the new job skills, life skills and job placement program at the ministry, Transition to Work. Robert earned his BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1975, as well as his MBA/JD in 1979. He and his wife, Laura, have two grown children, Doug and Mary Katherine, and one granddaughter, Grier, daughter of Doug and Ashley. Robert is an active member at Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston Salem. His hobbies are golf, reading, and Carolina athletics.

Transition to Work Assistant Director Martin Lawson
Martin joined the Forsyth Jail and Ministries team in June 2016. He was ordained at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Seattle, Washington, in January 2011 and completed the requirements for his Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies at Seattle University in June 2011, graduating Cum Laude. In the spring of 2014, Martin received his Master’s of Divinity degree from Wake Forest University School of Divinity, where he received the Samuel and Sarah Wait Fellowship for academic achievement. He is the published author of “My Brother’s Keeper: A Warrior’s Tale” and the founder of Seattle’s Youth Development Institute. Martin is married to Meko, his wife of 17 years, and they have a 15-year-old son, Maiz. He is currently serving at United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church in Winston Salem.

Church and Community Relations Coordinator Jone Reid
Jone began working for the Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries in 1995 as the Administrative Assistant. In 2003 she moved into the position of Church and Community Relations Coordinator. Her responsibilities include sharing the message of the ministry’s outreach to inmates and families and raising financial support for this community funded ministry. Jone was born in Virginia and graduated from Roanoke College. After her move to NC, a new life began at age 29 when she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior. She is a member of Reynolda Church. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, biking, reading, movies, and spending time with friends.

Administrative Assistant  Brooke Stultz
Brooke joined the Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries in Fall of 2016. She has been happily married to Tyler for 7 years and they have 2 children, Rylan and Reece. She enjoys spending her time outdoors and with her family. She is an active member at Konnoak Hills UMC.

Board of Directors

Scott Bauer
Joel Cook, Secretary                                                                                Gwendolyn Dervin
Templeton Elliott
Touissant Holland                                                                                              Keith Huskins                                                                                                        Rich Keshian
Karen Lefler, Vice Chairman
Renita Linville
Kevin Lyall
Becky Perkinson                                                                                                    Deb Pozebanchuk, Treasurer
Tanner Robinson, Finance Committee
Larry Watlington
Jeremy Willard, Chairman
Robert Yurkutat

Ex-Officio Members

Randy Casstevens, Chairman of Chaplain Council
Benita J. Witherspoon, Superintendent, Forsyth Correctional Center
Major Robert Slater, Director of Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center

Speakers Bureau

Our staff, board members and volunteers are available to speak to your church groups and civic clubs. Please Contact Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries for more information.


PO Box 11802
Winston-Salem, NC 27116
office: 336-759-0063
fax: 336-759-0554

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