JO ANNE ARNETT
Jo Anne is President and Co-Founder of Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center. It is her desire to be fully available to the Lord; to allow Him to live and move through her in a way that will bring Him honor; to let Him choose the “what, when, where, and how” of her life; and to be rightly related to others. Jo Anne serves on the Board of Directors of Mission Tallahassee, and Pray Tallahassee. She is an active member of her church, Prayer Coordinator for the U.S. Strategic Prayer Network, and a member of the Tallahassee Pastor’s Council. She is married to Joe, and has two children and five grandchildren.
Donald R. “Ray” Bardill, Ph.D., joined the faculty of TCCTC in 2017. He brings the experience of a full career in teaching, research and oversight of social work as a discipline and clinical practice in social work services to individuals, couples, families, and groups. He is professor emeritus in the School of Social Work at Florida State University, where he also served as dean for 15 years. Dr. Bardill’s long history of service to the community is capped by his appointment to the National Commission on Child and Family Welfare by the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Interspersed among his extensive academic writings on family are those in faith-based publications: “Basic Values for Family Living”, in The Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly; “Christ-Centered Fathering”, and “Father as Spiritual Leader” in Reconnections; and his book, “Thank God I’m a Teenager” for Augsburg Press.
MATTHEW MARK CARTER II, J.D., Ph.D.
Matthew Carter is an Independent Senior Consultant, providing professional consulting services to corporate, small businesses and non-profit organizations on renewable energy, telecommunications and governmental affairs. He is also the International Evangelist in Residence for Carter Ministries, Inc. He is a gifted Christian Evangelist, speaker and writer for workshops, conferences, seminars, revivals and other events. Matthew earned a Master’s degree in Theological Science from Smith Chapel Bible University, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Christian Ministry from Gulf Coast College & Seminary, and received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from St. Thomas Christian College. He served as Senior Pastor of Beulah Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Gretna, Florida, where he formerly served as President of the Congress of Christian Education (Union Baptist Association) and Vice Moderator for the Gadsden County Baptist Association (Southern Baptist Convention). Matthew is a graduate of Florida State University, undergraduate and law school. He is an attorney and has been a member of the Florida Bar for many years.
Gary Griffin, B.S., graduated from Florida State University with a degree in meteorology. He retired after many years of service from the US Treasury Department, and has been enrolled as a student at Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center. He has served as a Deacon and an Elder at Faith Presbyterian Church, as well as a lay preacher at the Seafarer’s Chapel at Shell Point, and in several Tallahassee area assisted living facilities. He is an avid long distance runner and Master Gardener.
Darlene Heinrich, Ph.D., earned her B.S. in Elementary Education at the State University of New York at Geneseo, her M.S. in Educational Research at Bucknell University, and her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at Florida State University. She also received a Diploma in Biblical Studies from Holmes College of the Bible. Darlene was the co-Founder and initial Director of Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center, and is currently serving as a Senior Management Analyst II in Planning and Evaluation for the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
Marian Johnson is Senior Vice President of Political Strategy for the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida’s largest business federation, representing 139,000 companies, associations, state and local chambers. She also serves as the Executive Director of the Florida Chamber Political Institute, a unique research organization that provides vital detailed demographic and political analysis to its members. Johnson, who holds a PhD in Biblical Studies and PhD in Biblical Counseling, is the pastor’s wife, Sunday School teacher, and music director, for Tama Community Church which is a Muskogee Creek Church. Johnson and her husband maintain a residence in Tallahassee, Florida and in South Georgia. The couple has three children and two grandsons and two granddaughters.
Dubbed the “Queen Bee of Networking” by the Orlando Sentinel, Sheri McInvale often rallies people and organizations around a cause through skilled consensus building and seeking out win-win solutions. McInvale’s accomplishments in the nonprofit world and her stellar reputation for relationship building led her to the state capitol to serve two successful terms as a state legislator. She also recently served as chair of Brewfest, an annual fundraiser for the Tallahassee Sunrise Rotary Club. Now she puts that same networking know-how to work in the private sector, generating catering sales for 4Rivers Smokehouse here in Tallahassee.
Emily Moore, J.D., earned her B.A. at Agnes Scott College and her J.D. at Florida State University College of Law. Emily has worked with the Florida Division of Retirement, Florida Department of Management Services, Office of the General Counsel; the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Office of the Secretary; the Florida Department of Business Regulation; and the Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities. She serves as Staff Counsel with the Florida Education Association, Legal Services Department. With her husband, Bishop Darrin Rich, she coordinates the Deeper Life Christian Center, a book-chapter-verse Bible-based training ministry.
Joyce received her B.S. degree in Business from Florida State University, her M.B.A. from Baker College Center for Graduate Students in Flint, MI, and her Ph.D. from Walden University, School of Public Policy and Administration in Minneapolis, MN. She has held positions with the Department of Management Services (Division of Retirement and the Office of the Inspector General), and also worked for H&R Block, and Allied Department Stores. She was a Steering Committee Member of the ARENA Technology Learning and Resource Center, on the Board of Directors of Bond Community Health Center, and on the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Capital Improvements Review Team. Honors and Awards include Golden Key International Honour Society, Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration, and a two-time recipient of the Davis Productivity Award for cost savings and efficiency.
W. FREDERICK THOMSON
Fred, a CPA, managed a Public Accounting practice in Tallahassee for many years. He specialized in forensic accounting, particularly in the area of family law, and personal financial planning services. He was designated a Personal Financial Specialist and Accredited in Business Valuation by the AICPA. He holds the designation as a Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and is an Accredited Estate Planner by the NAEPC. Formerly he was a Certified Biblical Conciliator as designated by Peacemaker Ministries. He operates Thomson Consulting which primarily provides estate planning, personal financial planning and consulting services. Fred has served on the Board of Directors and been President of Easter Seals of Tallahassee, Tallahassee Chapter of the American Red Cross, Live the Life Ministries in Tallahassee, and the Community Foundation of North Florida. He currently serves on the Board of A Women’s Pregnancy Center in Tallahassee. Fred is on the teaching faculty at Wildwood Church (PCA) and Tallahassee Christian College & Training Center. In addition to Biblical instruction, his special areas of interest include community spiritual transformation, restoration of covenant marriage, biblical conflict resolution, mentoring younger men, and providing biblical financial counsel.
IVEY WILLIAMS III
Pastor Ivey Williams, B.S., earned his degree in Speech Communications from FSU. He is a Counselor/Advisor and Coordinator for the Florida College Preparatory Program (C-PREP) at Florida A & M University, and is ordained in the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, and in The Redeemed Christian Church of God (Lagos, Nigeria). He is the founding USA coordinator of The Throneroom Trust Prophetic Prayer Ministry of North America.