Leadership and Staff

Our Core Values are:

Always doing what is right (I Peter 3:17)

Authentic relationships and teamwork (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)

Attention to quality and detail (Colossians 3:23)

Honoring human dignity (Matthew 25:35-36)

Striving to glorify God in all we do (I Corinthians 10:31)

Mark Hogsed

Executive Director

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 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.

Tejado Hanchell

Senior Chaplain

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.

Jeff Carter

Chaplain

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.

Peggie Wells

Chaplain/Family Minister

Peggie joined the Forsyth Jail and prison ministry November 2016. Peggie has a MSW in Social Work and she received her Master of Divinity degree from Hood Theological Seminary in 2021. 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.”

Ebony Hicks

Transition to Work Program Director

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.

Jason Hawkins

Transition to Work Program Assistant Director

Jason Hawkins is a native of Winston-Salem, NC. He graduated from Shaw University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.  Additionally, he also received electrical and plumbing certificates from Halifax Community College. Jason’s previous employment included office and service employment in the local community. He joined Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries in 2017, as the Transportation Coordinator for recently released felons. In January 2022, Jason was promoted to Assistant Director of the Transition to Work Program. Jason enjoys playing the saxophone and the piano, when not working.  He has a daughter and three grandchildren, and recently married his soulmate, Joan.

Jone Reid

Church and Community Relations Coordinator

Jone began working for the ministry in 1995. 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. Born and raised in Virginia Jone received a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree from Roanoke College. Shortly after her move to NC, a new life began when she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior. She is a member of Covenant of Grace Church. Her hobbies include hiking, biking, reading, and cooking.

Brooke Stultz

Administrative Assistant

brooke@forsythjpm.org

Brooke joined the Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministries in Fall of 2016. She attended UNCG and Forsyth Technical Community College, where she obtained an Associate Degree in Information Technology. Daily her organizational skills ensure the office runs smoothly. She has been happily married to husband, Tyler, for 13 years and they have 2 children, Rylan and Reece. She enjoys decorating and recreational activities outdoors with family, friends and her dogs. She is a member at REVO Church.

Rodney Stilwell

Senior Chaplain Emeritus

Rodney served as the Senior Chaplain and ministry leader for the Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministries from 1985 through 2021. During his leadership at the ministry, he worked as a community reconciler, bringing together offenders, African-American, Hispanic and Caucasian volunteers to carry out ministry programs to transform lives.

Growing up in Greensboro, Rodney was the youngest child in his family. He attended Wingate College, and UNC Chapel Hill. He holds Master’s degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Wake Forest University. He later completed additional certificates in Spirituality from Columbia Theological Seminary, and the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. After college, Rodney served as a youth worker in Uruguay for two years. Rodney and his wife, Beth, have been married for more than 40 years, have 2 children and 5 grandchildren. Rodney’s hobbies include pottery, kayaking and travel.

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

Nancy Montgomery

Deb Pozebanchuk, Treasurer

Dawn Redd

Tanner Robinson, Vice Chairman

Darnell Sharpless

Ex-Officio Members:

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 church groups and civic clubs. Please Contact us for more information.

Consultation for Growing A Ministry

Ministry staff are available to consult with established 501(c)3  ministries working in prisons and jails. Contact info@forsythjpm.org for consultation services.