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.
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.
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