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OUR TEAM

Vapor Ministries' footprint spans four countries impacting tens of thousands of people. It takes a diverse team of dedicated professionals locking shields with a coalition of church, business, and individual partners to meet needs, feed souls, and elevate God in some of the most difficult places on earth.  A sampling of our global team members is shown below. From our U.S. team members and volunteers to the indigenous men and women living out the mission at our centers, we thank God for bringing people together for His glory and the good of those we serve.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kenneth H. Polk, CPA, CFP - Board Chairman
Founder & CEO - Arlington Family Offices

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Kenneth H. Polk, CPA, CFP® founded Arlington in 1998 and is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer. Ken sets the strategic direction for the firm and leads the investment team. He also leads the firm in assisting families align around a common purpose and shared family legacy. Prior to founding Arlington, Ken was a tax consultant with Deloitte where he worked with families and their closely held businesses. Ken graduated from Lipscomb University with a degree in accounting. Before graduating college, he attained the investment securities license. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).

Micah McElveen - Executive Director
Founder & CEO - Vapor Ministries

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In 1995, Micah learned life was a Vapor when he broke his neck in a near-fatal surfing accident. God also opened his eyes to purpose. Not able to play football, he picked up soccer and went on to play in College, where he earned a degree in Intercultural Studies. There Micah met his bride and a shared passion to serve the poor and reach the lost emerged. In graduate school, he traveled to Africa and was broken by extreme poverty. Awakened by the experience, a vision to alleviate poverty and multiply disciples birthed Vapor Ministries. He is a follower of Jesus, a husband to Audrey, and a father to Arrow and Given. Author of, “Dying For Purpose,” Micah speaks across the country inspiring people to make a difference while providing leadership for Vapor Ministries.

Dr. Adrianne Johnson Ross
CEO & President - The University of Vermont Health Network - Home Health & Hospice

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Adrianne Johnson Ross is a native of Orlando, Fla., where she gained her initial experience in the home health field, earned a Master of Science in Health Administration (MHA) from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. Adrianne is currently the CEO at The UVM Health Network-Home Health and Hospice. She is passionate about Vapor Ministries’ desire to serve the core needs of those in underserved regions. Her desire is to honor God’s call to love by serving on the Vapor Ministries Board of Directors.

Amy Hanks
CEO & President - Beverly-Hanks Mortgage Services

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With over two decades in Mortgage Lending, Amy began her journey as a Loan Officer at a local community bank, eventually founding Beverly-Hanks Mortgage Services in 2000. She proudly became its first Loan Officer and now serves as CEO & President. Amy cherishes assisting clients in making local financing choices for their new homes. Western North Carolina's diverse people and captivating four-season landscape hold her heart. She raised her family there and partnered with her husband, Neal, who leads Beverly-Hanks Realtors. They are committed to working, playing, and giving big in Western North Carolina.

John Wright
Co-Founder & CEO - ShearWorx

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John, his wife, Sarah, and their children live in Birmingham, AL. Born and raised in Macon, Georgia, John attended The University of Georgia where he studied finance and real estate. In 2010, John co-founded Amwaste, a waste management company, which he exited in 2019. Later that year, John co-founded and still serves as CEO of ShearWorx, a scrap metal processing and logistics company that serves steel mills and metal processing facilities nationally. John and his family attend Church of the Highlands and love to serve regularly. John has a passion for start-ups, adventure, aviation, the outdoors, and helping others live out their God-given purpose in the marketplace.

Leslie Baldwin
SPHR - First Citizens Bank

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Leslie Baldwin is a gifted senior HR professional who loves adding value to people's lives professionally and spiritually. Since graduating from Metropolitan State University, her twenty-year career has spanned organizations such as Synovus, Lawson Software, and Tires Plus, as well as a 6-year run as the CEO of her own consulting firm. She specializes in guiding executives in best employment practices and currently serves as a Sr. HR Advisor for First Citizens Bank. She is married to Nelson E. Baldwin Jr. and they live in Alpharetta, GA where they both serve in marketplace ministry and enjoy spending time with family, especially their beautiful granddaughter, Ana.

BOARD OF ADVISORS

David Pursell
Founder & CEO - Pursell Farms

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After a successful career in the family fertilizer business, which was sold in 2006, David is now CEO and Chief “Visionary” of Pursell Farms. The 3200 acre Pursell Farms Resort, which includes FarmLinks Golf Club and the Orvis Shooting Grounds, is also home to Vapor Ministries headquarters. David and his wife Ellen have six children and four grandchildren.  They love the Lord, pursue Him as a family, and continually seek to intentionally invest themselves in eternally fruitful work. The Pursells met Micah and Audrey in 2007, and have formed a lasting friendship, as well as an enduring partnership with Vapor Ministries. 

Ryan McDonald
Director of Organizational Development - Escalante Golf

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Ryan pursues a life dedicated to serving others through business and ministry. She is a future fourth-generation owner of McDonald Automotive Group in Denver, CO, and a second-generation partner in Escalante Golf, a boutique owner and operator of luxury golf properties. Ryan graduated with a Bachelor of Business at Belmont University and earned her MBA at William & Mary. As Director of Organizational Development at Escalante Golf, Ryan focuses on enhancing the impact of the company’s work through the people, resources, and opportunities they’ve been blessed to steward. She is passionate about enabling individuals and organizations to use their gifts to multiply God’s Kingdom.

Dennis Ross
Founder & CEO - Book Ambition Inc.

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As the founder of Book Ambition Inc., Dennis Ross serves authors and corporations from Wall Street to Silicon Valley. For them, he creates compelling stories used to sell their products and services. As a ghostwriter for thought-leaders, Dennis has written more than 15 books from business to law, self-help to biographies. His innovative approach to story creation is based on a renaissance professional history. One that extends from writing for the best-selling R & B group of all time, Boyz II Men, to heading an equity derivatives division of a biotech pharmaceutical hedge fund. Dennis has a BA in Speech/Rhetoric from Georgia State University and resides in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Shawn Lovejoy
Founder & CEO  - Courage to Lead, Birmingham

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Shawn Lovejoy is Founder & CEO of CourageToLead.com. His heart beats for coaching leaders. Shawn has been a successful real estate developer, a church planter, megachurch pastor, and now CEO of a fast-growing coaching and consulting organization. He specializes in leadership, personal growth, and organizational health, and helping leaders create momentum. Shawn is the host of The CourageToLead Podcast with Shawn Lovejoy and the author of several books including; Measuring Success, Leading Yourself To The Next Level, and Be Mean About The Vision. Shawn has been married for 25 years to his best friend Tricia and they have three children. 

William White
CEO - Summer Classics and Gabriella White

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William White is the CEO of Summer Classics & Gabriella White, LLC, a luxury indoor and outdoor furniture company that has seen record growth over the past two years. Before becoming President of the company, he developed the indoor furniture line, Gabby, while serving as CMO of both brands. He led Gabby to rank as one of the Top 1,000 fastest-growing companies in America. Prior to joining Gabriella White, LLC, White served as a product manager for Compass Bank and sales specialist for BASF. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Colorado and an MBA from The University of Alabama. He is a dedicated husband and father of three.

Brent Fielder
3rd Generation Owner & Board Member - Chick-fil-A

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Brent and his wife, Angela, are third-generation members of Chick-fil-A's Cathy Family, and they live in Atlanta with their four children. Brent was formerly the Owner/Operator of a Chick-fil-A Franchise in Birmingham.  He loves to share Christ's love locally and internationally. Brent serves on the board of directors of Chick-Fil-A, the board of advisors for Impact 360 Institute, and the board of overseers for Samford University. He is passionate about influencing the next generation and has over ten years of experience leading non-profit ministries to equip and develop young leaders. 

John Mejia
Founder & CEO - Providence Investments

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John Mejia is the founder and CEO of Providence Investments, a multifamily investments and development firm. John currently leads the company's strategic apartment investments acquisition and development platform throughout the US.
John attended Syracuse University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. Upon graduating from S.U., John was commissioned as an Officer in the United States Navy and later became an airline pilot for US Airways.  John has been a guest speaker at Auburn University Harbert College of Business and the University of Alabama Manderson Graduate School of Business. He is also fluent in Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. One of John’s favorite pastimes is spending time with his wife Kristi and two daughters.

Brant McDuffie
Managing Director & Head of Rates - Stifel

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Brant is a Managing Director and Head of Rates & Securitized Products Group within the Fixed Income Capital Markets platform at Stifel, Nicholas, Inc. He oversees the firm’s institutional fixed income brokerage business serving middle-market depositories, insurance companies & money managers across the country. Brant resides in Birmingham with his wife, Sally, and their three boys. Brant is involved with a number of civic service organizations as well as his local church. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors for Highlands College as well as Christ Health Center, United States Israel Education Association, Alabama Policy Institute and the True Vine Foundation. 

BOARD OF PASTORS

Pastor Chris Hodges
Senior Pastor - Church of the Highlands

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In 2001 Chris Hodges founded Church of the Highlands, now known as one of the largest churches in the U.S. with over 60,000 members and 23 campuses. Chris remains the senior pastor and Chancellor of Highlands College, a ministry training school that has trained and launched hundreds of students into full-time ministry careers all over the world. Chris has a deep passion for developing leaders and planting life-giving churches. He co-founded ARC (Association of Related Churches), which has launched hundreds of churches across the United States and world. He continues to serve these churches and leaders through making all of Highlands Resources available at no cost. He speaks at conferences worldwide and is a New York Times best-selling author of Fresh Air, Four Cups, The Daniel Dilemma, What’s Next?, Out of the Cave, and Pray First. Chris and his wife, Tammy, have five children and 8 grandchildren and live in Birmingham, Alabama where they still root for the LSU Tigers.

Pastor John Siebeling
Senior Pastor - The Life Church

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John and Leslie Siebeling are the founders and senior pastors of The Life Church, a thriving, diverse body of believers committed to serving people, developing leaders, and impacting generations. John and Leslie consider it one of their greatest honors to pastor The Life Church and the thousands of people who call it their church home. In addition to leading The Life Church, John has authored several books and various resources designed to help grow people and build the Church around the world. John and Leslie also lead the Make Room Pastors Network, an environment designed to coach and equip other pastors and leaders to build healthy churches and reach more people. John and Leslie approach life with faith and optimism about the future and have two amazing children, Anna and Mark.

Pastor Dave Patterson
Senior Pastor - The Father's House

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Dave and Donna Patterson are the Lead and Founding Pastors of The Father’s House in Northern California, where the church community started with 8 people, in the living room, and is currently 7,500 people in 5 locations. Pastors Dave and Donna have over 30 years’ experience in leading worship, teaching, and pastoring. They also lead The Father’s House Network (related Churches) and speak at conferences nationally and internationally. Their passion is to see people encounter the reality of God and the Body of Christ to experience new levels of God’s presence through worship.

Pastor Wayne Francis

Senior Pastor - The Life Church NYC

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Wayne and his wife started Authentic Church in 2010 and recently merged with The Life Church, a multi-site, multi-national church based in TN, founded by Sr. Pastors John + Leslie Siebeling. Wayne now serves as Lead Pastor of its New York location. He founded The King’s Cellar- an organization committed to helping men navigate midlife successfully. He is also a chaplain for The Brooklyn Nets. Wayne co-authored “GOD AND RACE: A Guide for Moving Beyond Black Fists and White Knuckles” and is co-host of the podcast “Leadership in Black and White.” Wayne and his wife of 24 years, Classy, have two teenage daughters. He’s a cyclist, but is most proud of being in his mid-forties and still well able to drop it like it’s hot on any dance floor!

Pastor Danny Anderson
Senior Pastor - Emmanuel Church

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Danny Anderson has served as Lead Pastor of Emmanuel Church since 2006, having served as Emmanuel's High School Pastor for six years prior. After years of growth and seeing more and more people have their lives transformed by Jesus, Emmanuel became a multi-site church in 2013—one church with multiple locations throughout the state of Indiana as well as smaller “microsites” in Indiana and Florida. The church also has a thriving community of people who call its online campus home. As Lead Pastor, Danny is the primary communicator for Emmanuel's weekend messages. He also leads the Staff Leadership Team (Executive Team). An avid reader, Danny also enjoys shooting hoops in his limited free time, going on hikes, and spending time with his wife Jackie, their three children, Andrew, Beau, and Ruby, and dogs, Buddy and Toby.

Pastor Quovadis Marshall

Senior Pastor - Hope City Church, Waterloo

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Pastor Q, as he is called by his church, is a native of Waterloo, Iowa. Pastor Q and his wife, Angela, and a small group of friends, planted Hope City Church in the fall of 2015 to help people know God, find freedom, and make a difference. Today, Hope City Church is a fast-growing, multi-ethnic, multi-site church in Iowa’s Cedar Valley. For multiple years, Hope City has been recognized as one of the 100 fastest-growing churches in America by Outreach Magazine. Pastor Q is a coach to Pastors and Leaders and works very closely with government on issues related to crime and incarceration. Pastor Q and his wife have two children.

Pastor Jason Hitte
Senior Pastor - The Lakeside Church

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Jason Hitte, Sr. is the founder and Lead Pastor of the Lakeside Church in Oakland, Florida. Starting as a new church plant with a handful of families, Lakeside Church has now become one of the fastest-growing multicultural, multigenerational churches in the Greater Orlando area. In 2023, Outreach Magazine named Lakeside the 6th fastest-growing church in the nation, with over 3 thousand people engaging in our weekly services.  To continue to expand the gospel, Pastor Jason’s dynamic messages of grace and truth are featured on a local Christian broadcasting network that serves 3.8 million people in 9 counties throughout Central Florida. His driving passion is to help people learn the truth of God’s Word and walk in the freedom made available through Jesus. He is also deeply committed to raising up the next generation of leaders in the church. He has been in Ministry for over 25 years. Jason is married to Caroline, and together, they have one daughter, two sons, and six grandchildren.

Pastor Joshua Kelsey

Senior Pastor - Fount NYC

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Josh along with his wife, Georgie, are the Lead Pastors of Fount NYC in New York, where they are raising their two sons. Fount NYC started as a Dinner Party in 2013 and has since grown to be 1 church in 3 cities; NYC, Paris & Berlin. Josh’s passion is to communicate the transforming message of God’s grace, raising up and releasing a generation of leaders, reformers, and pioneers who love Jesus, believe in His church, and reflect His glory wherever they are.

Pastor JC Worley

Senior Pastor - Go Church

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Go Church is a multi-site and multi-state movement, which was recently identified as number 21 of the top 100 fastest growing church in America by Outreach Magazine. JC is passionately in love with Jesus and his primary ministry is his family! He says, “There’s a lot of dynamic speakers, Pastors and Coaches out there, but I’m the only one who can be a dad to my kids and the husband to my wife!” For many years JC traveled the country as a keynote speaker, coach and mentor – with invitations to camps, conferences, and even the NFL. JC is a graduate of Lee University, with a Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Studies.

Pastor Jonathan Moore

Senior Pastor - NorthRock Church

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In 2009, God called Pastors Jonathan and Alicia to San Antonio, Texas with a vision to plant NorthRock Church and a heart for the people of this city. Along with their sons, Mason and Britton, God has helped the Moore family lead a strong and growing community of faith, fueled by one goal: to see lives [re]defined by being filled with life in Christ.

Pastor Eric Gamero

Senior Pastor - The Local Church

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Pastor Eric Gamero is Lead Pastor of The Local Church in Davie, Florida were he has served since 2012. Eric’s passion is for people to know their identity in Christ and live in the power of the purpose that comes from God. He is a member of EXCEL Leadership Network and Association of Related Churches. Pastor Eric volunteers at Everglades Correctional Institution, is a coach for community leaders for Excel Leadership Networks, and is the Chaplain for the Davie Police Department. Pastor Eric met his wife, Jessica, while serving in ministry. They have three beautiful children, and all share an overstated love for all things Disney. Pastor Eric joined the Southeast Thrivent Member Network Board to share his perspective as a pastor and help engage other churches and communities of faith in the mission of Thrivent.

Pastor Nick Dalton

Senior Pastor - The Jefferson Church

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Pastor Nick and Channe’l Dalton are the Senior Pastors at The Jefferson Church in Jefferson, Georgia. Over an 8-year period, they have seen amazing church growth in a small, rural town in North Georgia - marked by salvation, serving, and extreme generosity. They have four young children, love to travel, and LOVE Georgia Football. 

Pastor Jeff Kapusta

Senior Pastor - Lifepoint Church

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Pastor Jeff Kapusta (Ka-poo-sta) is the founding and Lead Pastor of Lifepoint Church. After graduating from Liberty University with a degree in religion, he spent eight years in youth ministry, during which God began birthing a desire to plant a life-giving church. In 2005, he answered that call and founded Lifepoint Church in Wilmington, NC. He and his wife, Michelle, married in 1998 and have three amazing kids: Riley, Kenly, and Emery, as well as a 3 lb dog appropriately named “Brutus” and a 100 lb dog named Cabo. Pastor Jeff loves CrossFit, surfing, coffee, and anything Apple makes, and exists to point people to life in Jesus.

Pastor Kenneth Wagner

Senior Pastor -  UNITED Church

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Kenneth Wagner is the Founding and Lead Pastor of UNITED Church in Dover and Milford, Delaware. The dream of starting a church first came into Pastor Kenneth's heart while in college and became a reality on September 20, 2015, when the doors of UNITED opened. Through partnering with the Association of Related Churches (ARC), UNITED Church has since expanded to two locations in the State of Delaware and has grown to reach thousands with the life-giving message of Jesus. UNITED is passionate about living out their mission to 'Love Delaware until their heart beats like His'!

Pastor Brian Moore

Senior Pastor - Cross Point Church

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Brian Moore is the lead pastor at Cross Point Church in Anaheim, California – a growing and exciting church.  Before coming to Cross Point, he would travel around the country speaking to youth ministries, camps, and churches as he served as the campus chaplain at Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO.  After graduating from college, he served as the student pastor at Friendship Baptist Church in Owasso, OK, for five years.  He enjoys spending time with his wife, Shannon, playing basketball, working out, reading, and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.  Brian loves missions, preaching, and, most of all, passion for Jesus Christ.  

Pastor Brad Wilkinson

Senior Pastor - Christian Life Austin

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In November 2022, Brad stepped into the role of Lead Pastor of Christian Life Austin. He was born and raised in Austin and has been a member of CLA his entire life. Brad and his wife, Cassidy, have served in ministry at CLA since 2005 in many different capacities. After knowing each other from childhood, Brad and Cassidy got married in 2006 and have three children: Wyndsor, Caroline, and Ellory. Brad received his Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies and his Master’s degree in Family/Human Services from Liberty University. He counts it the privilege of a lifetime to serve the wonderful people who call Christian Life Austin home.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Micah McElveen

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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In 1995, Micah learned life was a Vapor when he broke his neck in a near-fatal surfing accident. God also opened his eyes to purpose. Not able to play football, he picked up soccer and went on to play in College, where he earned a degree in Intercultural Studies. There Micah met his bride and a shared passion to serve the poor and reach the lost emerged. In graduate school, he traveled to Africa and was broken by extreme poverty. Awakened by the experience, a vision to alleviate poverty and multiply disciples birthed Vapor Ministries. He is a follower of Jesus, a husband to Audrey, and a father to Arrow and Given. Author of, “Dying For Purpose,” Micah speaks across the country inspiring people to make a difference while providing leadership for Vapor Ministries.

Sommer L'Hoste

Chief Marketing Officer

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Sommer graduated from the University of New Orleans in 1999 and spent the next decade teaching, particularly drawn to schools in low-income communities. Throughout her career, she felt the call of God on her life and saw her classroom as a platform where she could provide a safe, hope-filled place for children in need. Connecting with Vapor's mission to meet needs and feed souls in areas of extreme need, she took a position at Vapor Thrift Store in 2012, being promoted to Store Manager in late 2013. Over the next 3 years, Sommer led the Greystone team through a period that saw a doubling of the store's revenue and profitability. In 2017, Sommer became the leader of the Marketing team where she gets to do what she loves most - increasing awareness of the mission and helping people make an eternal difference by partnering with Vapor Ministries.

Jack Pope

Chief International Operations Officer

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Jack studied business administration and accounting at Jefferson State and has operated several small businesses and an NGO dedicated to reducing recidivism among ex-offenders returning back to the community. He has worked in missions across Alabama and the US.  Jack has been a part of and led mission teams to South America, Cambodia, Nepal, and the Ivory Coast.  Jack felt God’s call to full-time mission work in Africa and join Vapor Ministries in 2016 as a Regional Director. He now serves as the head of Center Operations. Jack is the father of five children, grandfather to eight, and great-grandfather to one baby girl.

David Johnson

Chief Business Officer

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David graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1985 with a BS in Business Administration. He joined Walmart in 1985 and spent the next 32 years in various levels of management.  He served the last 22 years as a Market Manager operating markets in South Carolina and Alabama.  After a brief retirement period, David began to pray about an opportunity to use his business background in an organization where ministry and missions were a focus.  In December of 2019, those prayers were answered when David joined Vapor as a store manager at the Vestavia location.  He now serves as the head of the US Profit Centers department. David and his wife of 30 years, Leslie, live in Trussville and have 3 adult sons.  

Christian Nkulikiye

Vice President of International Profit Centers

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Christian was born in Mubimbi, Bujumbura – Burundi. He moved to Nairobi in 1994 and began playing professional soccer in Kenya from 1995 to 2008.  He was an Awana Ministry Coach at Hope Baptist Church from 2003 to 2007, where he met Micah.  Christian was the first person to join Vapor Ministries in 2005. He served as a missionary and leader in Vapor Ministries in Kenya, Togo, and now Haiti. He and his wife, Celine, have two lovely daughters.

Katie Price

Vice President of Finance

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Katie earned her degree in Accounting from the University of Iowa and became a CPA in 2012. She has spent most of her career working in the non-profit sector, mainly with large churches and most recently as VP of Finance at Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity. She is passionate about using her gifts and talents to serve the Lord. When she isn’t working, she can be found with her family on the lacrosse field. Katie and her husband, Ben, live in Chelsea and have three children, Luke, June, and Aaron. 

Mike Davenport

Vice President of Project Advancement

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After receiving a BS in Building Science from the School of Architecture at Auburn University in 1983, Mike has spent the last 30+ years working in the construction industry;  in project management, operations, and as the owner of a small construction company.  He is married to Colleen, who is a Registered Nurse, and they have five children.  In 2007, after a short term mission trip to Ukraine, Mike started to feel the Lord calling him toward full-time ministry.  He answered that call to full-time ministry with Vapor in 2011.  Because of Mike's passion for glorifying God, advancing the Gospel, and serving the poor, he looks forward to the work at hand each day.

INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT TEAM

Roger Kpotogbe

West Africa Regional Manager

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Roger studied accounting and business management at Defitech University Togo. He Joined Vapor Ministries as a volunteer in 2009. He is passionate about his role and the daily opportunity to do what Jesus calls us to do - meet needs, feed souls, and elevate God. Roger and his wife, Valerie, have two daughters.

Davies Lule

East Africa Regional Manager

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Lule serves on our Africa Regional Team. It was through his everyday interaction with community members in his former career that he felt the urge to use his skills to contribute to a ministry that glorifies Christ and positively impacts people’s lives.  Lule is delighted to be part of Vapor Ministries, serving in his role since June 2017.  Lule and his wife Abby have been married for 8 years and together they have three children.

Selinah Nkulikiye

Haiti Regional Manager

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Selinah attended college in Nairobi, Kenya, where she studied computers, administration, and French language.  She worked as an Administrative Assistant in a religious institution for 4 years and spent 6 years working in an accounting firm.  In 2006, Selinah joined an NGO where she worked as a Project Administrator for two years before joining her husband on mission to West Africa with Vapor Ministries.  Currently, Selinah is a Regional Administrator. 

Vincent Okoth

East Africa Regional HR Coordinator

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Vincent joined Vapor Ministries as a volunteer in 2009. He loves working with children, teaching and imparting life skills and discipling them. Vincent has a BA degree in Leadership and Management as well as a diploma in Counseling. He and his wife, Criscensia, have one son.

Emmanuel Zagana

West Africa Regional HR Coordinator

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Emmanuel studies Theology and Mission with a Master's degree. He served as Wise Intentional Leadership Development National Director, teaching at Neues Leben Bible Institute in Lomé and leading God's Family Community Church in Lomé. Through Jack Pope in 2018, he came to know Vapor Ministries and was delighted to serve the Lord as West Africa's HR Coordinator to meet needs, feed souls, and elevate God. He is married to Genevieve, and they have four children.

Frandieux Clermond

West Africa Regional Finance Coordinator

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Frandieux's family spent many years struggling to afford the fees to send him to school. In spite of the hardships, he was able to graduate. When the Vapor Ministries center opened in his community, he began work as a Guard. In 2014, he was given a position on the Ground Crew, and two years later he worked his way up to Center Director. Frandieux loves that Vapor Ministries has enabled him to grow professionally, personally, and spiritually.

Patrick Kilonzo

East Africa Regional Finance Coordinator

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After graduating from school in Nairobi, Patrick served as a full-time volunteer for Compassion International at his local church. In 2009, Vapor Ministries began construction of a new center and initiated partnership with Patrick's church. He worked in the construction of the center and was hired full-time as the Child Education Coordinator. In 2019, Patrick was promoted to Discipleship and Poverty Alleviation Manager and now serves on the Regional team as the Finance Coordinator. He and his wife, Virginia, have 3 children.

Francia Dervilus

Haiti Regional Finance Coordinator

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Francia Dervilus, a volunteer Vapor Ministries translator since 2013, enriched her academic foundation with a degree in Leadership Management in 2014. In 2017, she assumed the role of Administrator at Danita's Children's Home, showcasing her leadership skills and dedication. In 2023, Francia embarked on a new journey as an intern at the Haiti Regional Office. With a commitment to bridging communication gaps and a passion for community betterment, Francia exemplifies dedication as Regional Finance Coordinator.

Lucsaint Laurent

Haiti Regional HR Coordinator 

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Lucsaint Laurent is a versatile professional who studied Business Administration with a minor in HR at university in 2018. In 2022, he joined Vapor Ministries as a part-time team member, later interning at the Regional office. In 2023, he transitioned to Sovereign FC, assuming the role of Operations Director, highlighting his commitment to driving change and his diverse skill set in business and human resources. He now serves as the Regional HR Coordinator for all Haiti operations.

Isaac Wambani

Regional IPC Manager

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Isaac joined Vapor Ministries in October 2020. It was through his interaction with the Kawangware center team that he came to learn about Vapor ministries, hence developing an interest to use his gift to serve within the ministry. He serves as IPC East Africa Regional Manager and is blessed to be married to his wife, Jentrix, with whom they have been blessed with one child.

Elga Laroque

Regional IPC Manager

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Elga served with several local and foreign organizations in management roles for more than a decade before joining Vapor Ministries in 2018. In 2021, he became the IPC Haiti Regional Manager. Passionate about helping people and lover of the gospel, Elga loves advancing the mission of Vapor Ministries. He is married to Eunice, his wonderful wife. 

Albert Mukoyani Manyego

West Africa Regional Project Manager

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After completing school in 2000, Albert began working in the construction field in Nairobi. In 2009, he was involved in the construction of the Gichagi center. Today, Albert is a member of the Africa Regional Team, overseeing all construction at our Africa centers.
Albert and his wife, Caroline, have four children.

Dossa ABLAmvi Domefa

Togoville Center Manager

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Dossa is a father of four daughters and was born in 1995. He completed his first degree in 2017 and joined Vapor Ministries as a part-time team member of U12 in the same year. He was hired as an Education Coordinator in 2021 and was promoted to serve as Poverty Alleviation Manager in 2023. At the end of the same year, he was selected as an interim Center Manager. Now, he has been promoted to the position of Togoville Center Manager.

Wilfred Katuka Litwachi

Kawangware Center Manager

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Wilfred earned a BS in Computer Science, majoring in software development, from
University of Nairobi. He has volunteered with Vapor Ministries since 2010, and he loves
being a part of the impact the ministry is making in the lives of less privileged members
of his community. Wilfred and his wife, Torrence, are blessed with two sons, Karsten
and Kenzo.

Benjamin Felix

Dilaire Center Manager

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Benjamin worked very hard to achieve his education despite growing up in difficult circumstances. He was working as a school teacher when he learned about Vapor Ministries. He began serving as a Child Education Coordinator in 2013 and was promoted to Center Director in 2016. Benjamin loves the fact that he experience spiritual growth while living out his calling. He considered Vapor Ministries his family. 

Benard Nyutu

Gichagi Center Manager

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Benard joined Vapor Ministries in 2009 as a casual laborer when the Gichagi center was under construction. During that time, he came to know Jesus Christ through the discipleship classes which took place every morning before work. When the center was opened, Benard was hired as the Health Coordinator and was later promoted to League Manager. Today, Benard serves as Center Director. He is blessed with a wife, Millicent,  and one son.

Nixon Bernadin

Ouanaminthe Center Manager

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Nixon started working at the construction site during the construction of Dilaire Center.  The money he was paid enabled him to finish high school.  He then started volunteering as a coach in 2012. He continued volunteering till April 2014 when he was appointed as a League Coordinator in Dilaire Center.  In March 2021 he was promoted to the Discipleship Manager in Dilaire. He held this position till March 2022 when he was promoted again to be the Center Director of Ouanaminthe Center.  Nixon is married to Pauline and has a son. 

HQ SUPPORT TEAM

Audrey McElveen

Cofounder & Strategic Care Coordinator

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Audrey cofounded Vapor Ministries alongside her husband, Micah, and serves as our Strategic Care Coordinator. She is mother to her son, Arrow Amani, and daughter, Given Gracia. Audrey’s qualifications rely on the fact that God often uses the weak, the broken & unimpressive in the world’s eyes to bring Himself glory (‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭1:27-31‬). She has seen God move powerfully in her own life & in the lives of many others. She has been compelled by the physical need and spiritual darkness in the world to work alongside Vapor Ministries to bring the hope of Christ into very difficult places. 

Bethaney Roland

Donor Services Manager

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Bethaney began her long-time career with the United States Postal Service in 1995 where she dedicated 24 years of service. During this time, she gained invaluable experience in customer relations and operational support. In the latter part of her career, she felt the Lord leading her to use her skills for a greater purpose.  In 2018, she connected with Vapor Ministries and began a journey serving the ministry as a volunteer.  In 2019, she transitioned from her volunteer role to a full-time role with the ministry. Bethaney and her husband, David, have been married for 28 years and are blessed to have 3 wonderful children and 4 adorable grandchildren.

Raquel Hustad

Key Partner Coordinator

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Raquel was born & raised on the island of Culebra, Puerto Rico. She graduated from Sacred Heart University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management with minors in Public Speaking and Public Relations.  In addition, she is John Maxwell Team Certified. At a young age, she embraced God's call to seek and serve the Lord. For the past 24 years, she has coordinated women's events throughout churches across the US and has traveled as a missionary and translator throughout Central America & Africa. She is passionate and bold in sharing the Gospel, and being a part of Vapor Ministries allows her to continue to walk in His call on her life. Raquel and her husband, Douglas, are blessed with a son, Madison Andrew, and daughter, Amarige Nicole. 

Rachel Holmes

Donor Experience Coordinator

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Rachel graduated from the University of Montevallo with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She worked in retail for 12 years and retail management for 8 years. During this time, Rachel had the opportunity to learn about building teams and providing excellent customer experience. God developed a love of missions in Rachel’s heart at the age of 14 when she and her family became involved with missions in Ukraine. While on a short-term mission trip to Nepal, Rachel felt that she should be better equipped to serve the vulnerable. Upon returning home, she started Highlands College and graduated in 2020. Rachel is excited to bring her passion and live out her purpose at Vapor Ministries.

Cathie McElveen

Volunteer Donor Information Coordinator

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Having recently retired, Cathie is grateful to focus her efforts on making a difference in the lives of lost and hurting people by volunteering for Vapor.  Through the years, she worked in a variety of industries and capacities and now enjoys using her relational and technical skills to help further God’s kingdom. Randy and Cathie McElveen are parents of Founder, Micah McElveen, and are blessed with four children and many grandchildren.

Seth Perkins

Church Engagement Coordinator

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Seth has spent most of his life in ministry since God called him at age 14.  Seth and his wife, Kristi, have been married for almost 20 years and have served in bi-vocational ministry since 2007.  They are the proud parents of two children, Madisyn and Greyson.  Seth graduated from Lee University with a Bachelor's in Pastoral Ministries. He had the opportunity to grow in his passions for training, leading teams, building systems, and mentoring when he worked for influential institutions like Apple, Inc. and Highlands College in Birmingham, AL.  He is grateful to serve our churches and partners to advance the vision and mission of Vapor Ministries.

Ryan Bartels

Communications Coordinator

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Ryan received an honors degree in English from Arizona State University and has served as an award-winning communications and marketing professional in the Christian nonprofit industry for more than 16 years. He has also volunteered in or led 12 humanitarian efforts in Malawi, Ukraine, and Turkey, where poverty alleviation, orphan care, and rural medicine became social challenges very close to his heart. Ryan’s passion for encouraging and facilitating life-changing efforts through visual and written storytelling led him to Vapor Ministries in 2022. He and his wife, Jessica, live in Birmingham, Alabama.

Trevor Drummonds

I.T. Coordinator

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Trevor received his certification from Udacity in iOS Programming. He is passionate about helping the community and spreading the Gospel. When he heard about Vapor Ministries, he prayerfully sought a position where he could make a difference using his skills in technology. Trevor is an integral part of the team, serving in the role of I.T. Coordinator. He and his wife, Krysta, reside in Sylacauga. 

Harrison Parker

Facilities Superintendant

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After graduating from Auburn with a BA in English, Harrison spent a decade working in the retail space, primarily in management. Harrison then moved into construction, where he spent five years working on commercial and residential projects as an ironworker. Vapor Ministries brought Harrison on board in August of 2020 to oversee the closure of the original bulk bailing and storage facility located in Westover. Harrison quickly proved a valuable addition to the team with his work ethic and attitude, and soon became an integral part of the bulk bailing business. When the Facilities Superintendent position became available, Harrison was the first choice to fill the opening. He and his wife, Jamie, enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Jessica Bartels

Executive Assistant to the CEO

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Jessica specialized in spearheading client success strategy and implementation for strategic accounts across the financial technology and dental industries for nearly a decade. An increased focus on cross-functional collaboration, personnel training, and systems efficiency later propelled her into the administrative arm of the corporate world. Her passion for international missions ultimately led her to Vapor in June of 2023. Jessica earned a degree in business administration from St. Petersburg College in 2018. She and her husband, Ryan, live in Birmingham, Alabama.

Hannah Doak

Culture & Care Coordinator

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Hannah moved back to her hometown of Birmingham, AL in 2018 after serving 6 years overseas with YWAM (Youth With A Mission). She was primarily based in Australia where she organized and taught discipleship schools and led teams across southeast Asia on mission trips to share the gospel and train pastors. Hannah gained a heart for the lost serving overseas, but in 2018 she felt God calling her home. She continued her education while working and learning business leadership. Now, Hannah gets to pursue her passion for reaching the lost and helping the impoverished as part of the Vapor Ministries team. 

Sonya Berger

Accounting Coordinator

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Sonya Berger was born and raised in Talladega County, Alabama. With a distinguished career spanning nearly 23 years, she retired from her role at Protective Life. Following her retirement, Sonya's journey took a new direction. During a church service, she felt a compelling call to explore joining the Vapor Ministries team. As she delved deeper into Vapor’s mission and values, she recognized that she had found her God-orchestrated path. Outside of her professional endeavors, Sonya finds joy in traveling alongside her husband, Duane, embarking on adventures that allow them to experience new horizons. She places great importance on quality family time, relishing moments spent with her three adult children and four grandchildren.

Pete McVey

Volunteer Strategic Operations Coordinator

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Born and raised in Southern California, Pete attended the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor’s in Communication and Business. In 2007, he married his bride Candace, relocating back to California and completing an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management. Called to serve his country, Pete was commissioned as an Officer in the U.S. Navy in 2010 where he went on to become a member of Naval Special Warfare. Over the past decade, he has completed five deployments to the Middle East. Through his military journey he has witnessed the brokenness of our world. Having had a calling and passion for Africa, he is committed to giving his time to the Great Commission and serving the Lord through Vapor Ministries.

THRIFT MANAGEMENT TEAM

Olivia McCombs

Manager of Thrift Operations

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With over 18 years of management experience, Olivia is known for her dedication to excellence and innovation. Guided by her faith, she has found her calling at Vapor Ministries, where she can merge her professional skills with her passion for serving others in need. Olivia finds joy and fulfillment as a loving wife to her husband, Jackie, of 18 years, and a devoted mother to their two beautiful daughters, Blakely and Joy Rose. Olivia approaches both her personal and professional life with passion, integrity, and a commitment to continual growth, drawing inspiration from her faith to make a positive impact in the world.

Sabrina Clauser

Store Manager, Vapor Thrift Store - Vestavia

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Sabrina is a graduate of Samford University where she studied Human Development and Family Studies.  After graduation, she worked at Edgar’s Bakery until she met her soon to be husband and moved to Maryland.  After moving she started a career with Pier 1 Imports, where she grew with the company and managed stores for 20 years.  After the closing of Pier 1 in September of 2020 Sabrina found herself with a wide-open opportunity to start over with a new company and began praying that God would show her what the next step would be.  God opened the door to pursue a store manager position with Vapor, which would allow her to meld both her love for the Lord and years of experience in retail. 

Nathan Harper

Store Manager, Vapor Thrift Store - Greystone

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Nathan graduated from Blue Mountain College in 2000 with a degree in Biblical Studies. For approximately 25 years Nathan has served in ministry, primarily through the local church and in cross-cultural missions. He began work at Vapor Thrift Store Greystone in 2017 and served as the store’s assistant manager in charge of warehouse activities before being promoted to Store Manager. His wife, Rachel is a social worker. They have three children.

Elsa Thiessen

Store Manager, Vapor Thrift Store - Westover

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Elsa is from the city of Curitiba, in Brazil. She has a degree in Business Administration and worked for several years providing business management services. God called her to work in a ministry that helps children in socially vulnerable situations. She eventually began managing a local thrift store as well as leading donor development for the ministry. But God had other plans for her life as her husband received an invitation to transfer his job to the United States. In July 2021 they moved to Alabama. After a few months, God showed Elsa that she could serve God using the gifts he had given her to help other people through Vapor. She has been married for 25 years and has a 24-year-old daughter and a 12-year-old son.

Adrian Brown

Manager, Central Processing Center

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Adrian moved to Alabama from Jamaica in June of 2019. He started working with Vapor as a truck driver in July of that same year. In July of 2022, Adrian was promoted to the role of Central Processing Center Manager. Adrian found Christ in 2010 while still living in Jamaica and is excited about how the Lord continues to use him through his work at Vapor. Adrian is married to his wife, Dahlia, and they have one son, Nathen.

Colin Riggs

Store Manager, Vapor Thrift Online

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Colin grew up on the mission field in Peru and worked as an interpreter and coordinator for medical and educational missions. After returning to the States, Colin studied Foreign Languages and Linguistics at Jacksonville State University and received certification in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Colin came to work at Vapor Thrift Store in 2020 and now works as the Manager of Vapor Thrift Online. Colin and his wife, Rebecca, live in Alabaster.

Shawanda DeVaughn

Vapor Thrift Store HR Coordinator

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Shawanda retired as a Chief Master Sergeant from the U.S. Air Force in 2020.  While in the Air Force, she deployed to several countries and worked in various capacities. Her career culminated with her working as the Chief of Personnel, where she oversaw the support functions of the base where she was assigned.  After retiring, reentering the job market, and feeling much discontent, Shawanda and her husband prayed and asked the Lord for direction and discernment in where she could best be used by Him in the workplace.  That prayer led her to Vapor Ministries. As the new Vapor Thrift Store HR Coordinator, Shawanda is excited about how she may be used by the Lord to help Vapor Ministries continue His work.  Shawanda is married to her husband, William, and has a set of twins, Jeremiah and Jaelynn Christina.

Autum Sample

Assistant Store Manager, Vapor Thrift Store - Vestavia

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Autum is from the Alabaster area and graduated from Thompson High School in 2012.  After graduating high school, Autum surrendered her life to the Lord.  She worked in the retail industry for 10 years before joining Vapor in 2022, as one of the Assistant Store Managers of our Vestavia location.  Autum was drawn to Vapor out of a heart for the Lord, and the work that the ministry is accomplishing for the less fortunate.  She is married to her husband, Chris, and they have one daughter, Summer. 

Hannah Frazier

Assistant Store Manager, Vapor Thrift Store - Vestavia

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Hannah grew up in Lynchburg, VA as one of 5 kids. She was adopted from Korea at 8 months old. Hannah came into the knowledge of Christ at the young age of 12 years old.  She moved to Birmingham in June of 2017 and became part of the Vapor Thrift Team in January of 2021.  Hannah left Vapor for a brief period, but felt like the Lord prompting her to return in September of 2022.  Upon her return to Vapor, Hannah was quickly promoted to Support Team Manager and then Assistant Store Manager.  She is actively involved in her church, where she serves on the Media Team and in the Student Ministry.  She loves exploring new places and going on long hikes with dog, Sara.  Hannah is excited to see what the Lord has in store for her through her connection with Vapor.

Brandy Kelly

Assistant Store Manager, Vapor Thrift Store - Greystone

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Brandy is a Birmingham native and proud graduate of UAB where she earned her B.S. in Behavioral Science.  After graduating, she spent several years working in the medical field before starting a new career in real estate in 2009.  After spending over a decade serving her community as a real estate professional and entrepreneur, she felt the call to devote her skills and experience in a new way by joining the Vapor family back in the fall of 2020.  Brandy is married to her high school sweetheart, Scott, and they have two children.

Cherie Brewer

Assistant Store Manager, Vapor Thrift Store - Greystone

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Cherie moved to Alabama in 1999 from Bradenton, Florida.  She comes to us with over a decade of retail management experience.  At the age of 23, Cherie gave her heart to the Lord.  She met her husband, Marcus, in 2000, and they were married in June 2001.  They live in Chelsea, Alabama, and have 18-year-old quintuplets, Morgan, Maddie, Sean, Ben, and Carson (who is in Heaven).   After seeking the Lord on reentering the workforce, the Lord led Cherie to Vapor, where she works as one of our  Assistant Store Managers at our Greystone location. 

Sherri Ramsay

Assistant Store Manager, Vapor Thrift Store - Westover

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Sherri was born in Gary, Indiana, but moved to Birmingham as a young child. She spent several
years working for a medical equipment company before starting with Vapor at our Vestavia
location in 2021. Sherri is now our new Assistant Store Manager at our Westover location. She
gave her heart to the Lord in 1981 and is eager to see how the Lord uses her in her new role.
Sherri is married to her husband, Greg, and is raising her grandson, Easton.

FORMER BOARD MEMBERS

Lani Dolifka
President & CEO - Watermill Express

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In 1984, Lani and her husband, Don, founded Watermill Express, the nation’s largest drive-up, pure drinking water company with over 1,300 locations.  The company, which operates in nine states, is based on providing safe, affordable drinking water. Lani serves as Watermill Express' CEO, managing the day-to-day functions of the company. Lani is not only a successful entrepreneur, but a wife of 26 years to her husband and a mother of two children. Prior to serving on Vapor's board, Lani has served on several for-profit and non-profit boards and has been blessed with many opportunities to give, serve and volunteer.

Mason Crosby
Place Kicker - Green Bay Packers

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Mason Crosby serves as the placekicker for the Green Bay Packers. He attended the University of Colorado, where he played football, earned All-­American honors, and also met his wife Molly. Mason and Molly moved to Green Bay in 2007 when he was drafted by the Packers. Mason was a member of the 2011 team that won the Super Bowl title for the Packers. He and Molly are active members of Green Bay Community Church and have five children. The Crosbys also spend half the year in Texas, where they continue using their platform of professional sports to grow God’s Kingdom and to promote Vapor's mission.

Dino Rizzo
Co-Founder & Executive Director - Association of Related Churches

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Dino serves as the Executive Director for the Association of Related Churches (ARC), a growing group of churches devoted to launching, connecting, and equipping churches and pastors. Dino also serves on the Executive Team and is Outreach and Missions Pastor for Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Alabama. Dino teaches in weekend worship services throughout the year and leads the church to recognize the needs and serve the community. Dino and his wife of 32 years, DeLynn, have three children, two of whom serve in ministry as well. Dino is passionate about seeing believers join together in a revolution of serving others—Jesus style.

Cal Zant
President - Betenbough Homes

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Cal serves as President at Betenbough Homes, a faith-based, employee-owned homebuilder in Texas. During his tenure, Cal developed some of the most advanced systems in the industry, which contributed to staggering growth. Today, Betenbough Homes is regularly recognized by Builder magazine as one of the top home builders in the nation. His fingerprints can be seen on virtually every surface of their business. He believes that business can be used as a platform to advance God’s Kingdom, and he’s pouring everything he has into that mission. Cal is a life-long learner, a passionate student of leadership, and loves helping others grow. Cal lives in Lubbock with his wife and their two beautiful girls.

Aaron Kampman
Former Defensive End & Linebacker - Green Bay Packers

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Aaron Kampman is a former American football pro-bowl defensive end and outside linebacker who played ten seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2002, and also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Aaron and his wife Linde have four children and are passionate about making much of Christ and raising up disciples in every area of their life.

Daniel Roberts
Community President - First Southern National Bank, Somerset

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Daniel serves as a Community President with First Southern National Bank in Somerset, Kentucky. Daniel had a successful track career at Western Kentucky University, graduating in 2005 with his degree in accounting. He worked at First Southern in Kentucky and served until 2009 when he felt the Lord leading him to take on a more active role in international ministry that intentionally ministered to the poor. Daniel served in India for several months with Good Samaritan School and then began full-time with Vapor Ministries. In 2016, Daniel and his family felt the Lord leading them back to central Kentucky and First Southern National Bank. He is passionate about international ministry and local community outreach.

Dr. David Stampfl
Gastroenterologist - Gastroenterology Associates

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David graduated from Boston University School of Medicine, completed his residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin and fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He currently works for Gastroenterology Associates in Green Bay, WI. He is married to Connie, who practiced as an emergency physician prior to raising their three children. He helped launch a church now called "Word From The Barn" where he serves as an elder and maintains a multimedia resource center. He has served at all of Vapor Ministries centers in Africa and is excited about how God is using Vapor Ministries in the lives of he least and lost.

Kris Barr
In Memoriam

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Kris was the owner and co-founder of Coffee Corral, a unique espresso and eatery in Baker City, Ore. Previously, Kris and her husband, Andy, were owners in the Thomas Angus Ranch of Baker City, a nationally recognized cattle business. The Barr’s have faithfully supported Vapor Ministries from its beginning, both personally and through their business. The Barrs served as elders in their local church and have served in a variety of charitable leadership posts in their community. They have four children and a bunch of grandchildren. Kris passionately loved and served Jesus in her community and around the world. Andy continues to serve Jesus through Vapor Ministries, and with him, we deeply miss and honor Kris.

Robert K. Flayhart
Senior Pastor of Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church

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Dr. Robert K. Flayhart holds a B.S. in Quantitative Business Analysis from Penn State University, a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Doctor of Ministry from Covenant Theological Seminary. In 1989, Briarwood Presbyterian Church called him to plant a daughter church, Oak Mountain Presbyterian, which had its first service on Palm Sunday of that same year. Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church, where Dr. Flayhart has served as Senior Pastor for the past 27 years, has grown to approximately 2600 members. He also serves on the Board of Covenant Theological Seminary.

Ken Smith
President (retired) - Spire Inc. Alabama and Mississippi Operations

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Ken served as President of Spire, Inc.’s Alabama and Mississippi operations, overseeing operations of 1000 employees in providing pipeline delivery of natural gas to 530,000 homes and businesses. He began his career with Alagasco in 1981 after receiving a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Auburn.  His civic involvement has included serving on boards of the United Way, Birmingham Business Alliance, Leadership Birmingham, and the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council. Ken and his wife, Lyn, are members of Mountain Brook Community Church where Ken serves as an elder. They have three children and two grandchildren.

Bill Boycott
VP of Biologicals and Origination - Koch Agronomic Services

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Bill currently serves as an executive with Koch Agronomic Services. He previously served as president of Sulvaris, Inc., in Canada. Before that Bill was the president of Agrium Advanced Technologies, a branch of Agrium, a Fortune 500 company. Bill has held positions of increasing responsibility throughout his career in energy and agriculture. He and his wife, Sue, live in Alabama. They are both passionate Christ followers and they love Vapor. Bill formerly served in a volunteer role as Vapor's V.P. of Operations, and Sue formerly served as donor relations manager. 

Cary Bynum
Founder & President - blr | further

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Cary is the founder and president of blr | further, a branding and advertising firm with offices in Birmingham and Nashville. The agency works with clients around the country to build brands in healthcare, quick-service restaurants, finance, high-tech, and more. Cary and his wife, Sharon, have four children and three granddaughters. In 2013, while visiting a client in Green Bay, WI, Cary learned of Vapor Ministries and was surprised to learn that, not only was Vapor headquartered in Alabama, but had a store (Vapor Thrift Store) literally across the street from blr's offices. He believes this was the Hand of God opening a door for blr to support this ministry. Since that time the Bynums, along with the entire blr | further staff, have supported Vapor's work in many different ways. Cary and Sharon attend Church of the Highlands and are active in small group ministry. 

Charlis Brock
Executive Vice President - General Manager & Corporate Marketing Executive - CBI

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Charlis is the Executive Vice President, Charlotte Market Executive – General Manager and Corporate Marketing Executive for CBI. She is responsible for growing and operating CBI’s largest market of almost $70MM annual revenues. In addition, she provides executive leadership for CBI’s marketing and branding activities. Her leadership and management skills were instrumental in building the CBI Charlotte team and establishing the CBI brand across all business markets. Outside of the office, Charlis enjoys volunteering in her local community. She is a very active member of her church and spends her time leading a small group that regularly volunteers in the local Charlotte community.

Jesse May
Co-Founder & CEO - ChandlerMay Inc.

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Jesse is co-founder and President of Chandler/May, Inc., a system integrator specializing in the development and manufacturing of ground control equipment and unmanned aerial systems for the Department of Defense. Jesse has over 20 years of experience in the defense market, providing him with a broad range of business and leadership skills. Jesse, along with his wife Carol and their three children, live in Huntsville, Ala. The May family has a passion for sharing the love of Christ with others through community involvement, globally and at home.

Michael Mulvaney
Trial Lawyer - Maynard, Cooper, & Gale

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Michael is a trial lawyer and partner in the Birmingham firm of Maynard, Cooper & Gale.  He has developed an expertise in trying lawsuits across the country and serves as the national trial counsel for several of the largest companies in the world.  Michael is privileged to have served on the Briarwood School Board.  He is also a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Children’s Literacy Guild of Alabama, as well as a founding member of the National Board of Directors for CareNet, a Virginia based women’s resource center supporting over one thousand crisis pregnancy centers across the country.  Michael and his wife, Sandy, live in Altadena with their three daughters.

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