Current Board

Greg Triplett, Chairman of the Board

Greg is the vice president of GeoSpatial Services for Larson & McGowin, Inc, a forestry consulting firm located in Mobile, Alabama. He has a degree from Mississippi State in Forest Management and has 37 years of experience in forestry and its related fields. Greg also manages Silvics Solutions, a software development company located in Birmingham, Alabama and a subsidiary of Larson & McGowin that specializes in custom development of spatial software for the natural resource industry.

Anne Henderson, Vice Chair

Jim Purcell, Treasurer

Jim Purcell is a realtor for Purcell Group Real Estate Consultants which serves the Athens and Atlanta areas. Before real estate, he was in community banking for 24 years. He is a 1985 graduate of the University of Georgia. Also, he has coached basketball for the Falcons and actively serves at Athens Church. Purcell and his wife, Holly, live in Watkinsville with their three school age children. He also has two college age children currently attending UGA and Athens Tech.

Keith Campbell

Keith is an Athens, Georgia native. After graduating from Clarke Central in 1999, he went on to play baseball at ABAC in Tifton, Georgia. In 2001, he transferred to Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Georgia, where he finished his baseball career and graduated with his Associate and Bachelor degree in Business Administration. Since then, Keith has served as Minister of Music in various capacities and currently works as a life insurance agent. His involvement with Downtown Ministries goes back to 2009, where he has been a part of the coaching staff. Keith attends New Covenant Worship Center in Athens where he serves in the music ministry and youth department. He and his wife Cristy and have three children, twin boys Benjamin & Michael and daughter Gabrielle.

Gale Coleman

Mandy Estile

Katherine Crosby Gross

Anne Henderson

Advisory Board

Wesley Bennett

Wesley is a charter member of the Board of Directors for Downtown Ministries and has remained an active member for a total of five years. Wesley is a Marketing Specialist with Boswell Oil Company, a locally owned Chevron Distributor serving the Southeast. He is a graduate of Georgia State University with a BA in Business Administration and an Accounting Equivalency from the University of Georgia. He has resided in Athens with his wife, Jane, and two children since 1990. Wesley is a founding member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church and has also served on the Board of Young Life Athens.

Hal Farnsworth

Hal was born and grew up in Greenville, South Carolina. He attended Furman and the University of South Carolina. He received his M.Div., from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis. He was an RUF campus minister both at Mississippi State and Vanderbilt University until he came to Athens to plant Redeemer Presbyterian Church in 1996. He and his wife, MaryBeth, have 4 children, 3 granddaughters, and twin grandsons.

John Morecraft

Jason Nesbit

Blake Bailey

Chris Cornwell