Executive Director Announcement

Dear Faithful Partners,

Earlier this year, we shared that we were creating a new executive director position to provide administrative leadership to Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministries. We are thrilled to announce that our search revealed a candidate with both extensive non-profit leadership experience and values that are consistent with our own. Mark Hogsed will join our ministry as executive director on June 7th. 

A native of Canton, Ohio, Mark most recently served as vice president of global programs for World Help, a Christian humanitarian organization, in Forest, Virginia. He holds a Masters 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. 

We know our volunteers, donors, and other partners will be eager to get to know Mark and hear from Senior Chaplain Rodney Stilwell, who looks forward to shifting his administrative responsibilities to Mark so he can devote his full attention to direct ministry with inmates, volunteers and ex-offenders. You will have an opportunity to attend a Meet and Greet event this summer. Please be on the lookout for details in the near future.

We invite you to read the full press release on our website here.

Please continue to join us in prayer for those we serve, for Mark, and for the entire chaplain and administrative staff .


-The FJPM Board of Directors and Staff 


From Our Leaders

Mark comes to the FJPM with an extensive background in non-profit work and a strong Christian faith. He will be an excellent fit as we move forward with the important work of the Ministry.”

-Darnell Sharpless, Board Member, Chair of Personnel Committee 


“I am ecstatic about FJPM hiring an executive director. This position will provide new programs, energy, and dreams as we adjust to service after the pandemic. Mark will strengthen existing relationships and expand resources throughout the community. Everyone will share my enthusiasm once they have an opportunity to meet and work with Mark. The best is yet to come!”

-Rodney Stilwell, Senior Chaplain


Click here for an article that was featured in The Chronicle.