BOF TEAM

  • TOM BENZ

    Rev. Tom Benz serves as President of Bridges of Faith. Originally ordained as a United Methodist minister, Tom pastored in the United Methodist Church for 5 years. He then founded and pastored a trans-denominational community church for 10 years in Kentucky. Until February of 1999, […Click Photo For More Info]

    Phone: (334) 221-0385

    Email: benz@bridgesoffaith.com

  • KENT & CHRISTAL DEVER

    Kent Dever and wife Christal stand as oak trees as caretakers at BridgeStone. After many short-term trips to Ukraine and Appalachian Kentucky, the Devers have — in retirement — provided amazing leadership in developing the BridgeStone facility. As caretakers, they massage the physical […Click Profile Photo For More Info]

    CARETAKERS

    Phone: (256) 565-6603

    Email: kent@bridgesoffaith.com

  • KENNETH GARNER

    Rachel and I met on a BOF mission trip to Voladarka, Ukraine, in 2013. Rachel was serving as a BOF missionary and I had the privilege of serving on the Clergy Council. We quickly fell in love with each other and the mission God had called us to. Rachel and I married in 2014 and […]

    Director of Operations

    Phone: 334-380-1551

    Email: kenneth@bridgesoffaith.com

  • JENNIFER TAYLOR

    I have volunteered with Bridges of Faith since 2003. I found out about Bridges of Faith when our founder, Tom Benz, visited my church in Dothan, AL. He was the guest speaker one Sunday morning and shared about their heart for Ukraine, the ministry to orphans, and […Click Profile Photo For More Info]

    Liaison to Ukraine/Programs Director

    Email: jtaylor@bridgesoffaith.com

  • AUDREY ADAMSON, CNP

    About Audrey: Audrey Adamson has spent the last ten years in the non-profit sector doing program scheduling, planning and development as well as grant writing. Audrey graduated with Honors from Auburn University Montgomery with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2005. Audrey is certified by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) which is the only workforce […]

    Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

    Phone: 334-717-0098

    Email: audrey@bridgesoffaith.com

  • MARK EVERIST

    Maintenance    About Mark Mark D. Everist  husband of 27 years and father of two daughters, seven grandkids retired from the United States Air Force in 2011 after 24 years of military service. After retirement he and his family are once again  fortunate that God has opened doors for them to serve as domestic missionaries […]

    Maintenance

    Phone: 803-847-1705

    Email: meverist@hotmail.com

  • The NYZHNYKS

    Andrey and Tanya Nyzhnyk, Ukrainian citizens, play key roles in BOF.  Andrey coordinates all of the BOF outreaches in Ukraine serving as our Ukraine Country Director.  He also heads up Bridges of Faith Ukraine, another arm of ministry to orphans.  Tanya serves alongside Andrey in every way, bringing her warm personality and creative insight to […]

    Tanya

    Hosting Coordinator

    334-717-0008

  • JULIA PERRY

    Nineteen years old, Julia Perry is a post-orphan.  Adopted from Ukraine three years ago, she serves as an intern with Bridges of Faith at BridgeStone.  Julia is the receptionist, greeting each guest with a warm smile and treating them to her lovely accent.   Julia loves God, loves people and loves kids.  As she acts […]

    Receptionist

    334-380-8765

    julia@bridgesoffaith.com

  • NANCY HENDRIX

    I recently retired from my position as a school teacher with Jefferson County Board of Education with 25 years of teaching experience with children. This consisted of 2 years with exceptional education and 23 years with elementary education. My Bachelors and Masters Degrees are in Education from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. I now […]

    Public Relations

    Phone: 205-586-1281

    Email: nancy@bridgesoffaith.com

  • TY MARONEY

    Greetings, My name is Ty. In Jeremiah 29:11, God’s word declares: “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future. “As I reflect back on life as it has unfolded, I can clearly see […]

    Worhsip Leader

    Phone: (601) 826-5497

    Email: tyle105483@aol.com

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