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)
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
Michael Baughan, Treasurer
Betsy Bombick, Secretary
James Jenkins, Vice Chairman
Danielle Lamphier, Chairman
Warden Steven Niday, Forsyth Correctional Center
Major Robert Whitaker, Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center
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