Forsyth Jail Ministry

Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries Staff


Executive Director, Mark Hogsed

A native of Canton, Ohio, Mark has previously served as the Executive Director of Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Roanoke, Virginia, as well as Vice President of Global Progams for World Help, a Christian humanitarian organization, in Forest, Virginia. He holds a Master of Education Degree in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University, as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Liberty University and Secondary Education licensure from the University of Lynchburg. Mark and his wife, Nikki, have two sons, Adam and Colton.

Interim Transition to Work Director Rodney Stilwell
Rodney has served as the Senior Chaplain with the Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries since 1985 and is now helping with the Transition to Work program. 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.”

Transition to Work Program Director, Ebony Hicks
Ebony joined Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministries in January 2022 as the Director of the Transition to Work Program (TTW). Prior to FJPM, she held the coordinator position for the Drug Education School (DES) Program in Alamance County with Coastal Horizons Center. Prior to that role, was the coordinator of the Recidivism Reduction Services program in Rowan County with the Piedmont Triad Regional Council. During her tenure at Coastal Horizons, she assisted the company with building strong rapport with the offender and ex offender population through assessments and providing resources as needed to transition into the communities. Ebony has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Strayer University. She has two children, A’Nayjah and Amir. In her spare time she enjoys reading and researching how to best advocate for the offender and ex-offender population.

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 13 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

Michael Baughan
Betsy Bombick, Secretary
Bart Coan
Joel Cook, Chairman
Gary Elkins
Tommy Hicks
Touissant Holland
Fonda Holly
James Jenkins
Rich Keshian
Trinette Kirkman
Danielle Lamphier
Karolyn Mitchell
Nancy Montgomery
Deb Pozebanchuk, Treasurer
Dawn Redd
Tanner Robinson, Vice Chairman
Darnell Sharpless

Ex-Officio Members:
Randy Casstevens, Chairman of Chaplain Council
Warden Steven Niday, Forsyth Correctional Center
Major Robert Whitaker, 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.