Bob has over 30 years’ experience in retail leadership, holding varying management and executive positions overseeing all facets of retail operations. Bob currently is the Chief Operation Officer for Road Ranger USA.
Bob earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree from Kaplan University where he graduated Suma Cum Laude. Bob and wife, Deb, live in the Jacksonville, Florida area and are proud parents of two adult sons, Bob Jr. and Michael. Both are married and have their own families. Bob Jr. is married to Tabatha and has four step children, Gauge, Tristin, Madison and Levi. Mike is married to Jackie and has a daughter, Payton.
“I joined TMCI because, while attending one of the annual TMCI celebration dinners, I witnessed firsthand Christa’s personal experience and passion for providing hope by coming along side girls who find themselves in a situation that made them feel alone and scared. TMCI has a high level of success by empowering young women to make life changing decisions. TMCI impacts the world through Christ, one person at a time, and creates a generational change!”
Dave hails from Minnesota. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Bethel University in 1983 and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management in 1992. Prior to joining Christian Union, Dave served successfully as the Chief Development Officer at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Presbyterian Homes, and The Salvation Army in Chicago. Dave has also been active as a board member with several international social service ministries. Dave and wife, Caryn, live in the Chicago area and are the proud parents of three adult sons, Trent, Caleb, and Nathan, and daughter, Grace, who is in college.
“TMCI is the most effective, strategic, and Christ-centered solution to the challenges faced by teen moms around our nation, and around the world.”
Linda is a TMC Alumni. She is married and the mother of Aiyana, who is currently studying at LIM College in New York City, NY.
“Teen Mother Choices helped pave a great path for my journey as a teen mom. It brings me great joy to have the opportunity to give back and serve God by joining the TMCI Board.”
Mark Leach is the Chief Operating Officer for Mr Brews Taphouse and has enjoyed over 40 years serving in many executive roles for both company and franchise restaurant operations. Mark has been married to Jana for over 35 years, and they have 3 adult children; Janessa, Christopher, and Netty.
“This opportunity to serve on the TMCI Board has been a “get to” not a “have to” for me. It’s truly an honor to be a part of such a class organization surrounded by like-minded board members engaged in doing Kingdom work!”
Kathy is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor working in a private practice setting, helping people navigate life’s challenges, and grow in health and well-being. Kathy is a widow who chooses to embrace life and seeks to grow in her faith. She is mother to three children, and ‘Nana’ to seven precious grandchildren. When time allows, Kathy loves playing with the Grands, reading a good book, biking, or sharing time with family and friends.
“I joined the TMCI board because I fully embrace and support the mission of equipping young teen moms to enable them to find hope, purpose and a real future. This program gives them concrete opportunity to gain a new life, well-being, and stand in the true value of who they are as God’s precious children, as they learn how to parent well. What a privilege to give back and see young women become confident, loving mothers, and productive citizens!”
Jim grew up in Lake County, Illinois and currently resides in Gurnee, Illinois. He’s been married for over 36 years to Christa and has 2 adult children. Jim received his college degree from Western Illinois University. Currently, Jim works for a marketing research company in Chicago, heading up all support groups at Head Quarters.
“I wanted to be part of making a difference in helping teen moms that chose to parent their child and did not choose abortion. They need help and support in making it and to bring them Hope, show them they have a Purpose in life and a Future. TMCI is making a difference in training and equipping those that serve teen moms and I want to be part of an organization like that.”
Caryn is married to David and together they have 4 adult children. They have been blessed with twin grandsons. Caryn is a registered nurse working in women’s health for the last 30+ years. Caryn met David at their alma mater, Bethel University, where Caryn earned her BSN.
“I believe TMCI is one of the most strategic ways I can invest my life and resources in changing the trajectory of the lives of young women and their families. It has impacted the lives of thousands already and that impact will be felt for generations.”
Marcia has been married to Brian since July 1979, they have two wonderful sons: Dan who is married to Nikki and they have 4 children (Jake, Matt, Stella, and Bennett), and Bob who is married to Jen and they have three children (Cal, JoJo, and Wyatt).
It is a great blessing to be gifted, called, and equipped to teach God’s Word. While Marcis has held many jobs throughout her adult life (from chair-side dental assistant to graphic artist for print media), teaching the Word of God in Bible Study Fellowship and various Bible studies in her church and home is by far the most fulfilling and difficult.
“I love having front-row seat to watch God at work in the lives of his children, and TMCI is a very active arena. Being on the TMCI board is a way that I can give back to the Lord while helping to equip his team !”
Our former TMC participant Nicole Raidart joined our board as a Director in September 2022.
Father of two adopted boys. Italian/Slovenian/American heritage. Large close family. Graduated from The Ohio State University with degree in Advertising and has worked for advertising agencies across the country ever since. Lived in 6 states so far including Ohio, CA, TX, MN, PA and IL. Actively involved in bible church ministries and has been part of the same men’s bible study group for over 14 years. Loves travelling around the world.
“Prayed about being more actively involved in a ministry that is close to my heart and where I feel I can use my gifts to have a meaningful impact.”
* Denotes as adopted by the National Association of Evangelicals