President and CEO
One family can make all the difference, and Bob Bruder-Mattson is living proof.
An amazing Christian family decided to adopt him as a baby from foster care, and he believes their decision changed everything for him. That might be part of the reason why he has so much love for our foster families and support team.
When he’s not leading day-to-day operations here, you might find Bob trying to snag a few prize fish (His favorite is salt water fishing!). He also loves to serve at his church, Stonecreek Church. Originally from Minnesota, he and his wife Sue have three grown daughters and one son-in-law — Katie, Emily and Gary, and Maddie.
Jessi Esterling, LCSW
Vice President of Foster Care Operations
Jessi wasn’t very old when she discovered she had a heart for missions.
What she didn’t realize back then: you don’t always need to leave home to find your mission field. And now, after more than 15 years in social work, she loves being able to share the mission field that’s come to mean so much to her.
When she’s not in the office, Jessi loves to head outside — hiking, gardening, swimming, or watching her boys play baseball. She also enjoys settling in with a good book. She and her husband Zach have four children, two adopted through foster care.
Gregg Pawlowski knows exactly what kind of difference a loving home can make in the life of a child.
His father lost both parents and grew up in multiple foster homes, an experience that changed Gregg’s father in many ways.
But it also changed Gregg. Today, it drives him to offer hope, healing, and the unconditional love of Jesus to as many foster children as possible.
Before joining FaithBridge, Gregg spent three decades in various non-profit and executive leadership roles. He also founded BreakThru Fundraising, a group to empower non-profit leaders.
When he’s not working, Gregg loves spending time with his wife Josie, their six children and their crowd of grandchildren. He also loves hiking and backpacking. He’s up for tackling just about any handyman project you’ve got. And guess what? He’s even been to comedy school.
Beth Vinyard, MPA
Director of Foster Home Development
You might be surprised to find out Beth served more than a decade in the military, commanding units with the Army National Guard.
She’s not wearing camo today, but Beth’s still a leader here at FaithBridge, directing our home study team. Having worked in child welfare since the 1990s, Beth has learned that faith in God is key when it comes to foster care.
Now settled in the Atlanta area, Beth has lived all over the U.S. and in Italy, but she still loves to roam. She is on the board of the Young Men’s Service League, East Cobb, and an active member of the East Cobb chapter of the National Charity League. She and her husband Wes have three children: Jordan, John and Garrett.
Kris Isom, MSW
Director of Quality and Compliance
Growing up, Kris spent five years in foster care and knows first-hand what it means to have social workers who really care for you. These amazing social workers inspired her to help other children — a job she’s been doing for 15 years. Foster care isn’t easy, she says, but families with a passion to help fill a great gap in a child’s life.
Don’t talk any smack about the Oregon Ducks while Kris is around! She’s a huge Ducks fan. And when she’s not catching up with her favorite football team, she likes writing poetry and listening to music. She’s also working on a book about her life. Kris lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and dog Enzo.
Director of Training
Want to grow your faith in some amazing new ways? Katrina Campbell can tell you: foster care is one of the best ways to do it.
Katrina doesn’t just know this because of her job; she knows this because she and her husband were foster parents for many years. Since 2009, she’s also been manager of our foundations and advanced foster family trainings; Katrina also oversees training teams.
She and her husband Chuck are very active members at Liberty Church, one of our partner churches. They have two grown children and a pretty busy schedule, but when she can she loves to make time for outdoor adventures, too.
Director of Community of Care
Churches can make a big difference in the life of a child. That’s the message Chuck Campbell loves to share as manager of church recruitment and relations.
An active member of Liberty Church’s pastoral team, he’s been serving his Marietta church for over 20 years in the youth and children’s ministries. He and his wife Katrina have two grown children, and have also fostered and provided respite for foster children. When he’s not working, he heads for the Great Outdoors, doing mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, or golf.
Matthew has a personal connection with the FaithBridge Mission. He and his wife, Deanna, have two adopted children along with their four biological kids and have fostered many over the years.
Matthew has a strong passion to see the local church reach its community for Christ. This, combined with a strong desire to see foster children placed in Christian homes, make him an ideal fit on the FaithBridge staff.
Matthew and Deanna live in Canton. Their six children, Levi, Emma, Caroline, Christian, Aidan and Isaac range in age from 21 to 4. They love to visit the mountains, hike, and fish and they attend Mt. Zion Baptist Church where Matthew plays drums in the praise band.
Katrina felt a calling to ministry in her teens and she considers her journey to FaithBridge a blessing from God.
Her experience serving as Director of Communications in two large churches (one in New England and one here in Georgia), combined with time at a large social services agency truly prepared her for her role at FaithBridge.
When she’s not writing newsletters, creating social media posts or managing the website at FaithBridge, she and her husband, Chris, can be found cheering their New England sports teams, watching college football, or creating something fun in the kitchen. They love all things outdoors and live with their dog, Fenway, in Alpharetta.
Director of Finance
If it’s dollars and cents you want to know about, Kelvin is the person to ask. He manages all financial aspects of FaithBridge and has been doing that for us since 2012.
Kelvin calls the Georgia foothills north of Atlanta home and attends Jasper United Methodist Church. Kelvin has four boys who keep him busy playing sports, watching football and cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs.
Board of Directors
Richard L. Jackson – Chairman
Chief Executive Officer, Jackson Healthcare
Church: North Point Community Church
Wayne Stolz – Secretary
Church: Mt. Bethel United Methodist
Michael Kendrick – Treasurer
President, Kendrick Capital Management, Inc.
Church: North Point Community Church
Charles R. Evans
President of the International Health Services Group and senior advisor at Jackson Healthcare
Church: Roswell Presbyterian
President of Powell Family Enterprises, LLC
Church: Buckhead Church