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 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. Mark joined FJPM in 2021 and is responsible for the operations, external relations, and programming within the ministry. 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 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 is married to Tracy and they have one daughter, Sarah.

Peggie Wells

Chaplain/Family Minister

Peggie joined Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministries in 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 Oak Ridge First Baptist Church. Peggie is the CEO and Founder of The Wells Center, Inc., which bridges the gap for women in transition.

Roy Izzard


Leroy H. Izzard III is a native of Hinesville, Georgia. He and his wife of thirty-seven years have seven adult children and currently live in Kernersville. Roy holds a Master of Divinity from Liberty University, a Master of Theology from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, a Doctor of Ministry (Chaplaincy) from Rawlings Divinity School (LU), and a Doctor of Philosophy (Bible Exposition) from Liberty University. He served 22 years of active duty in the US Army. Izzard honorably and courageously completed six combat tours. His passion for veterans carried over in his work as a Clinical Chaplain Resident with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the North Carolina Veterans Home in Salisbury. Dr. Izzard serves as the Pastor of Southeast Church of Christ.   

Jason Hawkins

Transition to Work Program Coordinator

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 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 & Prison Ministries in 2017, as the Transportation Coordinator for recently released offenders. In January 2022, Jason was promoted to Transition to Work Program Coordinator, where he works with TTW participants and supports them upon their release.
Jason enjoys playing the saxophone and the piano, when not working.  He has a daughter and three grandchildren, and recently married his soulmate, Joan.

Holly Kessler

Director of Community Engagement

Holly Kessler joined the FJPM staff in 2024 and is a native of Winston-Salem, NC. As Director of Community Engagement, Holly oversees development, marketing, and community partnerships for FJPM. She previously served as the Senior Director of Public Relations at Crossnore Communities for Children and as the Connections Pastor at Providence Road Church of Christ in Charlotte, NC. Holly holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from UNC Greensboro and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from Regent University. Holly and her husband, Jeff, have four adult children and six grandchildren. The Kesslers are members at First Baptist Church on Fifth Street.

Brooke Stultz

Office Manager


Brooke joined Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministries in 2016. She attended Forsyth Technical Community College, where she obtained an Associate Degree in Information Technology. Daily, her organizational skills ensure the office runs smoothly. Brooke also works closely with FJPM volunteers and churches. She is married to Tyler and they have two 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

Leader Emeritus

Rodney served as the Senior Chaplain and ministry leader for 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 two children and five grandchildren. Rodney’s hobbies include pottery, kayaking, and travel.

Board of Directors

Michael Baughan, Treasurer

Bart Coan

Floyd Cook

Ralph D’Agostino

Gary Elkins

George Harris

Fonda Holly

James Jenkins, Vice Chairman

Trinette Kirkman

Danielle Lamphier, Chairman

Chris Lyon

Harry Neal

Cathy Owen

Brooke Preslar

Dawn Redd

Darnell Sharpless

Ex-Officio Members:

Warden Steven Niday, Forsyth Correctional Center

Major Gabriel Hinson, 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.