Richard E. Mitchell
Richard Mitchell (Rick) was born and raised in Ensley, Alabama. He graduated from Ensley High School in 1974 and attended Jefferson State Community College for a short time before transferring to Toccoa Falls Bible College in northeast Georgia. On November 6, 1977, the Kelly Barnes Dam collapsed and the 40-acre lake it held crashed through much of the Toccoa campus, killing 39 people, as well as destroying everything he owned. As a starting-over process, Rick returned to Birmingham and began a career in printing and publishing, which led to management and culminated with 20 years at Reynolds and Reynolds in the automotive industry. God has given Rick a servants heart for the Nations, which has been displayed in preaching, teaching student ministry, serving the homeless, being a father to the fatherless and short-term missions locally and in many third-world countries. Rick is married to his wife, Lisa and they are members of Christ Fellowship Church in Homewood, Alabama.
Spencer E. Mitchell
Spencer Mitchell was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, with the exception of 1.5 years spent in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida during middle school. He is a 2008 graduate of Oak Mountain High School and a 2014 graduate of the University of Alabama with a BS Degree in Sports Medicine / Athletic Training. Spencer has held positions in athletics with the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and Champion Sports Medicine in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, AL. He transitioned to become a manager for hospital sterilization processes and then took a position with Smith and Nephew as a sales representative in the orthopedics and trauma division in Birmingham, AL. Currently, Spencer works for Steris / IMS as a Regional Product Manager throughout the Southeast. In his first short-term mission trip in 2004, Spencer traveled to Belo Horizonte, Brazil to share the gospel in the slums of Recreio. Since this time, he has spent time in Choctaw County, Alabama serving those in severe poverty, as well as working in orphanages and installing stoves for widows in Solola, Guatemala. Spencer is a member of Christ Fellowship Church in Homewood, Alabama.
J. Wesley Mitchell
Wesley Mitchell is a life-long resident of Birmingham, Alabama. He is a 2002 graduate of Vestavia Hills High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of Alabama with a Masters in Accounting. Wesley has many years of experience in the accounting and finance industry, generated by employment in auditing at Ernst and Young, cash management and purchasing at JS Printing, Inc., asset accounting at Alagasco and financial analysis at Southern Nuclear Operating Company. He served as a Corporate Governance Analyst before becoming a Marketing and Events Coordinator for Alabama Power Company. Wesley has been actively involved in local missions in Choctaw County, Alabama and has lived in a global household with students from inner-city Birmingham, South Sudan and Ethiopia. Wesley’s kind and giving heart longs to serve the less fortunate and share Christ with those around him. Wesley and his wife, Ashley, have one daughter Carley Quinn and they attend Hunter Street Baptist Church in Hoover, Alabama.
Marianne M. Strong
Marianne Strong, a native of Nashville,Tennessee has resided in Birmingham, Alabama for the last 20 years. She holds a BA degree from the University of Mississippi and has worked as a Marketing Account Manager for a building supplier and an Interior Design Assistant prior to starting her own Interior Design Firm in 2007. Marianne is the owner and nationally recognized designer for Marianne Strong Interiors and leads a team who work with clients across the United States with a regional client base in the Southeast. She has been in involved in local missions in the Black Belt of Alabama and is a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. Marianne is a wife to Patrick and the mother of three sons, Henry, Samuel and Miller.
Staci L. Caldwell
Staci Caldwell was born in Chicago, Illinois, but was raised in Glencoe, Alabama. She graduated from Samford University with a degree in Elementary Education and married her college sweetheart. Staci continued her education by getting a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She spent 3 months as a summer missionary in Australia working through the International Mission Board. Staci has also traveled to Venezuela, Guatemala, New York, Uganda, New Orleans and Haiti, sharing and serving to glorify God. She has worked locally in inner city Birmingham and the Black Belt of Alabama. Staci is currently on staff with Radical in Customer Care and as an office assistant. Staci and her husband, Josh, married in 2004, adopted a precious son, Moses, from Uganda in 2011 and have a 2016 blessing, Richardson, from Haiti. Staci and Josh are members at The Church at Brookhills in Birmingham, Alabama.
Ronn Q. Patterson
Ronn Patterson was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama in an area of town called Wylam. When he was 16, his family moved to Pleasant Grove which is less than five miles from where he grew up. Ronn graduated from Ensley High School in 1975. While a freshman in high school, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Ronn graduated from the University of Alabama in 1978 with a BS in Accounting and began working at Alabama Power Company. His career in accounting and years of service afforded him the position of VP and assistant treasurer with Alabama Power. With over 40 years of service, Ronn retired in March 2019 and moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He became a Christian when he was nine years old and over the years has participated in jail ministries, nursing home visitation and homeless mission groups. Ronn is a deacon and Sunday School Leader at Pleasant Grove First Baptist Church. Ronn has traveled to Montana on mission trips in the Jocko Valley, helping with building projects and programs for the children of the Indian tribes in that area.
Dana N. Plott
Dana Plott was born and raised in the small town of Monroeville, Alabama. She attended the University of Alabama and graduated in 2011 with a double major in Marketing / Management and in Computer Technology / Applications. After graduation, Dana moved to Birmingham, Alabama and worked for J. Edwards Interiors as an Interior Design Assistant. In 2013, she became a Corporate Sales Representative for Integrated Medical Systems traveling the United States and was promoted to Director of Corporate Sales several years later. Dana currently is the Regional Sales Manager for Steris / IMS. She has a strong heartfelt passion to help others and share Christ in all walks of life. Dana and her husband, Bill David, live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and have one child, Olivia Jane.
Fran C. Frost
Fran Frost was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She attended Family Christian Academy and graduated from UAB Occupational Therapy school in 1994. Fran has worked for Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Child’s Play and currently work for United Ability. Fran has traveled to China with Lifeline Children Services to serve orphans and using her occupational therapy skills. Fran is married to Michael and has two sons, Parker and Reece. They are members at The Church at Brookhills.