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 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 Jeff Carter
Jeff joined the Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministries team in January of 2019.  He serves as an ordained minister in the Moravian Church, Southern Province replacing the long-standing service of Chaplain Robert Wolfe after his retirement in 2018.  Jeff has been serving in the Moravian Church since 1997 and has pastored four congregations during that time.  He and his wife, Tracy, have been married 27 years and have one daughter, Sarah, who is seeking a BSN in nursing at East Carolina University.

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 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 10 years and they have 2 children, Rylan and Reece. She enjoys spending her time outdoors and with her family. She currently attends church at REVO Church.

Board of Directors

Scott Bauer
Bart Coan
Joel Cook, Vice Chairman
Gwendolyn Dervin
Templeton Elliott
Touissant Holland
Rich Keshian
Karen Lefler, Chair
Renita Linville
Kevin Lyall
Becky Perkinson
Deb Posebanchuck, Treasurer
Tanner Robinson, Finance Committee
Larry Watlington
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.