Board of Directors
The board of directors is the governing authority of Our Father’s Project, and it is responsible for supervision, control, and direction of the affairs of our organization. The Board determines our general policies, actively promotes our goals and objectives, raises funds, and supervises finances.
Mark has decades of experience in both church leadership and in the business world—and he’s funny.
Mark is originally from Akron, Ohio, and accepted Christ in 1973. He married his wife, Jan, in 1984, and they have 2 grown children, A.J. and Jennie.
Currently, Mark is the director of small groups at Sycamore Creek Church in Pickerington, Ohio. He has also served there as the Director of Student Ministries and Director of Leadership. He also often preaches the Sunday morning messages, and is a gifted communicator both to small and large groups.
He is owner of Phillips Wealth Management, a financial advising firm.
Chris has been participating in the Project ministry and organization for over 6 years. God has transformed him from “guy who doesn’t feel like he fits in” to secretary of the board.
He has made a career of web design and marketing for over a decade and helps lead technology initiatives at his church, Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church. He uses these gifts to help with outreach initiatives for Our Father’s Project.
Chris grew up in Grove City, Ohio, and attended college at Capital University in nearby Bexley. He became a Christian in 2006 and has been amazed at what Jesus has accomplished in his life since. Chris convinced his wife, Kristen, to marry him in 2012. Chris and Kristen now live in Springfield, Ohio, raising their daughter, Claire.
John was invited to visit The Project and joined the board shortly after. He was impressed with all aspects of the ministry and the impact that it is having on people’s lives. Although he grew up with both of his parents, he still went through many of the same struggles of inner-city living as the Project teens.
John grew up in inner city West Philadelphia. He accepted Christ at the age of 12 and was very active in church, attending youth group, summer camps, choir, and was on the youth leadership team. He is now an Elder at Sycamore Creek Church in Pickerington, Ohio. He and his wife, Pam, have 2 daughters, Neah and Dori, one in college and the other in high school.
John is Associate Vice President at AECOM, a provider of professional technical and management support services.