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#PRAY127 07.27.20

Man Up and Go, like all organizations, has faced tremendous challenges in 2020. Thankfully we have an incredible team of Board Members that are helping to steer and navigate these uncertain times. Truly, they are only uncertain inasmuch as we don’t know the details – we do, however, know the God who holds everything together by His powerful Word.

Speaking of His Word, I love this verse in Proverbs:

Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety. Proverbs 11:14

Safety is a beautiful place to be. Not in the sense of completely eliminating risk, but in having confidence in who holds your destiny.

This is why having such God-fearing and Jesus-loving Board Members makes such a difference. I’m convinced it’s the reason Man Up is making any impact in the world at all. We have men and women leading the charge who are committed to God, committed to the Scriptures, and committed to the commands therein.

Here are the current members:

Mark is our current Board Chair. He’s the President of OneSource Insurance Group in Nixa, MO. He is married to his beautiful wife Stephanie and they have two children, Brynn and Maddox, and an adopted child from China, Tobias.

Eric is our current Board Secretary. He lives near the Quad Cities (IL side) and is married to Shannon and has 3 children (Gabrielle, Elijah, and Carver). He works in a leadership role for Athletico Physical Therapy in Eastern Iowa.

Jason lives in Clearwater, FL with his wife (Janna) and children (Will, Kylie, and Braden). He is a founder in The Sports Facilities Management, The Sports Facilities Advisory, Empower Adventures Tampa Bay, and Empower Adventures Middleburg.

Stephen has been married to his dream girl, Wynne, for almost 13 years. They have 2 precious little ones, adopted from Ethiopia, Camp and Asher, both 7. Stephen lives in Bryan Texas, is an entrepreneur, and loves his Lord and Savior.

Laney is a clinical social worker with experience working in Florida’s foster care system. She and her husband Matt are currently foster parents because of their passion for helping restore biological families and protect vulnerable children.

Craig is married to Kimberly, his wife of over 23 years and they have 3 boys; Braden, Dawson and Dylan. Craig is VP of Sales at OneSource Insurance Group and serves his clients as “Mr. Insurance.”

Jim is the only Treasurer Man Up has ever had. He is a 50 something father of 4 kids, husband to Nancy for 29 years (yes, she’s a strong woman), avid runner, and lover of the Lord – striving to do more than just exist in the time God has given.

Matt is our current Vice Chairman and will take over as Board Chair in 2021. He lives in Clearwater, Florida with his wife Amy and their three children. He works in Regulatory Compliance at ClearCaptions and serves in his local church at Lakeside Community Chapel.

Shane and Sarah, his wife of over 20 years, make their home in Clearwater, FL with their three children: Simone (14), Anthony (8; born in Bethlehem while the family was serving in Jerusalem), and Sophia (6).

Luke served as the Director of Operations for Man Up and Go before coming on the Board. He now works as a Chaplain in various baseball settings. He is married to Abbie and they just had their 4th child earlier in 2020.

Raul is the Owner and Founder of Ignite Chiropractic in Palm Harbor, FL. He is married to his wife Jessica and has four beautiful children, Adriana, Aria, Atlas and Asa.

Vicki has been married over 30 years to her high school sweetheart (Tom) and is the mother of 2 boys (Zachary & Logan). She was born and raised in beautiful Clearwater, Florida. She attends and serves at Calvary Church and works full time at Bouchard Insurance.

I didn’t have time to give their whole bios, but you can read them HERE.

For today’s #PRAY127 request, would you please pray for a couple of things:

  1. Please pray for one or more of our Board Members. Pray that they would have a rich relationship with Jesus, one that inspires and convicts them to love their families and communities well.
  2. Pray for our upcoming season of Board nominations and reviews. We would love to be more diverse as a Board, not just in gender and ethnicity, but also in skillset and wisdom.

Thank you again for your concerted and consistent effort in praying for this work God has given us. We couldn’t do it without you!

Jeff Ford, CEO
Isaiah 1:17

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