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.
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.
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.