President and CEO
Bob Bruder-Mattson is the president and CEO of FaithBridge. He leads the day-to-day operations at FaithBridge and works to advance its mission and vision as a leader in Christian child welfare.
Bob was previously the president and CEO of The United Methodist Children’s Home. While in this role, Bob emphasized performance, innovation, and partnerships as he worked to create an environment where all children could have the opportunity to thrive and be part of a loving family. In April 2014, Bob was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to the Child Welfare Reform Council, which was created to improve our child welfare system and better protect Georgia’s most vulnerable citizens.
Bob’s involvement with at-risk youth and families began with Big Brothers Big Sisters while in college, and has continued over the years with service to the United Way, Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, Fraser Neighborhood Services, Winton Place Youth Center and Habitat for Humanity. Along with his considerable child welfare experience, Bob brings a record of visionary leadership, change management, and organizational development.
Prior to joining the Children’s Home, Bob was the CEO and co-founder of Bluewater Nonprofit Solutions, an information technology and management consulting firm. Before starting Bluewater, he spent nearly 17 years in a variety of leadership roles at the American Cancer Society, including his most recent role as the national vice president/chief information officer of shared services.
Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bob received his bachelors in business administration from Bethel University and his masters in planning/management from the University of Cincinnati. He and his wife, Sue, have been married for 32 years and reside in Roswell with their three daughters: Katherine (25), Emily (21), and Madeline (19). Bob is an active member of Stonecreek Church (one of our champion churches) and has served there as a small group leader, Sunday school teacher, worship leader, choir member and board member.
Jessi Esterling, LCSW
Vice President of Foster Care Operations
Jessi Esterling, LCSW is the vice president of Foster Care Operations. She oversees intake, case management, home study and foundations training. With over 10 years of social service experience, Jessi brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new role having previously served as FaithBridge’s director of foster care programs from 2014 to 2015. Most recently, she was the executive director of Goshen Homes.
Prior to her role at Goshen and FaithBridge, she was the director of operations at Lifesong for Orphans in Gridley, Illinois serving as director of operations of The Forgotten Initiative (which is their foster care advocacy program). Prior to Lifesong she served as the director of foster care casework and clinical services for the Children’s Home Association of Illinois in Peoria. Jessi was also a domestic violence shelter caseworker for the Center for Prevention of Abuse in Peoria.
Jessi and her husband Zach have four children and reside in north Atlanta.
Director of Quality and Compliance
Leslie leads the development and implementation of the Annual Performance and Quality Improvement Plan and the collection of data for this plan. She also annually reviews all FaithBridge policies and procedures to ensure compliance and assists the VP of Programs with adhering to contract requirements and Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) standards, policies and procedures.
Leslie started at FaithBridge in 2009 as a foster family consultant and brought several years of experience being a case manager at the State of Georgia Department of Family and Children Services in Cobb County.
She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Kennesaw State University and has her Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University. Leslie is a Georgia native, always having lived in Cobb County, loves her two dogs and is a huge Auburn fan. She attends one of FaithBridge’s partner churches in the Atlanta metro area.
Beth Vinyard, MPA
Director of Foster Home Development
Beth leads FaithBridge's home study team and monitors and manages the foster and respite families application approval process. She brings with her over 16 years of child welfare experience, including overseeing child welfare contracts, serving as a case manager, caring for therapeutic level children and licensing foster families.
For 12 years, she served in the Army National Guard, supervising and commanding military units. She has lived all over the United States and in Italy. Beth holds a master's degree in public administration and a bachelor's degree in sociology. She is actively involved with the National Charity League and lives with her husband and three children in the suburbs of Atlanta.
Area Managing Director and Implementation Manager for Atlanta and Glynn County
Kris serves as a FaithBridge area managing director, overseeing a team of family consultants and ensuring that our foster families and church partners receive the best possible care. She also works with the team to bring the Community of CareSM model to new markets, which not only involves launching FaithBridge offices all throughout Georgia, but also includes being a part of the consulting team that works with a wide variety of clients all across the country.
Prior to joining the FaithBridge team, Kris has worked with child welfare offices in Georgia and Oregon and various youth programs in Washington and Oregon. She has her bachelor’s from the University of Oregon and earned her master’s from Portland State University. Kris is a huge Oregon Ducks football fan, and she enjoys writing poetry and listening to music. She resides in the Atlanta area with her husband and dog Enzo.
Anna Crumbliss, MSW
Area Managing Director
Anna Crumbliss, MSW, serves as a FaithBridge area managing director. She oversees a team of FaithBridge foster family consultants and ensures that our foster families and church partners receive the best possible care. She joined the team in 2013 as a foster family consultant and was promoted in June 2015 to her current role.
Prior to her work at FaithBridge, Anna worked as a social service case manager at the Fulton County Department of Family and Children’s Services and interned at various churches and schools and nonprofits. She has a bachelor’s degree in human services and sociology from LaGrange College and a master’s degree in social work from Georgia State University. Originally from St. Simons Island, Anna has been in Atlanta since 2008 and attends North Avenue Presbyterian Church where she volunteers with the youth group and participates in mission trips. She enjoys photography and spending time with her family and friends.
Director of Training
As the director of training, Katrina manages the training teams while maintaining compliance and content for foster family applicants, licensed families, church ministry team leaders and Community of Care volunteers. She started as a contractor with FaithBridge in 2009 and solidified a permanent role in 2014. Since 2010, Katrina and her husband have fostered children ranging from newborns to teens and she currently leads the foster care ministry, serves as the director of Women's Ministry and on the Pastoral Care Team at Liberty Church. As an active church member at a FaithBridge Champion Church for the past two decades, she also had the opportunity to manage the youth and children’s ministry and serve as the nursery director.
Prior to her work in ministry, Katrina had a corporate background as the director of placement at Bauder College. While there, she provided students with career guidance and counsel. Prior to that, she attained a degree in fashion merchandising from Bauder College and became a business buyer for Sullivan's Department Stores/National Stores. She has been married for 28 years and has two adult children, including a 24-year-old son and a 21-year-old daughter.
Director of Community of Care
Chuck is the director of the Community of Care and manages church recruitment, church relations and provides guidance on how churches can build their Communities of Care. The Community of Care® helps find resources, such as clothes and toys, and providing respite services (overnight childcare), tutoring, babysitting, mentoring and transportation.
As an an active leader and member of Liberty Church's pastoral team, he has first-hand experience of day-to-day operations of churches. He has been serving his church in Marietta, Georgia for over two decades and his involvement throughout the years have been in youth and children’s ministry. In addition to his church experience, Chuck has previous job experience in sales and customer service.
Originally from Tennesee, Chuck attended Columbia State Community College on a tennis scholarship and later transferred to Memphis State University where he also played tennis. He enjoys mountain biking, hiking, golf and being outdoors. Chuck and his wife currently reside in Acworth, Georgia and have been married for 28 years. They are currently a respite family, but since 2010, they have fostered or provided respite for children ages ranging from newborn to 18-years-old. Chuck and his wife have two adult children including a 24-year-old son and a 21-year-old daughter.
As the Controller, Kelvin oversees all financial aspects of FaithBridge companies. He’s been doing so since 2012 and previously held similar roles at LocumTenens (a Jackson Healthcare company) and in other organizations, giving him decades of accounting and financial experience. He most enjoys getting to train, lead and empower others to do their job well. He has two bachelors of science degrees, one in accounting and one in finance, from North Georgia College. Kelvin lives in the Georgia foothills north of Atlanta, attends Jasper United Methodist Church and has four sons that keep him playing sports and watching football, cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs.
Richard L. Jackson–Chairman
Richard L. Jackson serves as FaithBridge Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jackson Healthcare, the nation's third largest healthcare staffing company. Jackson Healthcare provides hospitals with physicians, clinicians and allied health professionals to ensure the delivery of timely, high quality patient care.
Wayne Stolz, co-founder
Wayne Stolz is the co-founder and corporate secretary for FaithBridge Foster Care and has over 30 years of experience as a business executive, consultant and project manager in the information technology industry. In addition to being one of the co-founders of FaithBridge, he has served on the board for a group home and was appointed as chairman of the missions committee for his 9,000-member church.
Ron Blue is the founder and president of Kingdom Advisors, a ministry that empowers Christian financial advisors who seek to integrate a biblical worldview into their advice and counsel. He is also founder of Ronald Blue & Co., the largest Christian financial planning firm in the country.
Michael Kendrick is President of Kendrick Capital Management, Inc. and previously co-founder and Senior Partner of Roswell Capital Partners, LLC an Atlanta based private equity firm. Michael is also founder of Ministry Ventures, Inc., a nonprofit organization that has been instrumental in launching over 50 new Christian nonprofit organizations.
Laurence (Larry) Powell
Laurence (Larry) H. Powell is the president of Powell Family Enterprises, LLC, a private equity investment company in Atlanta, Georgia. Previously, he served as president of Powell & Company Insurance from 1978 to 1991, when it sold to AON Risk Services, Inc. of Georgia, a subsidiary of AON.