Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Our ministry would not be possible without the help and support of our friends and fellow saints. We appreciate all those who give so generously of their time and talents to the ministry of Reasons for Hope. Thank you for all you do to help us spread the message of hope in Jesus Christ.

Speakers


Bob Gillespie

Bob Gillespie

Speaker & Author

Bob and his wife Lois graduated from Cedarville University in Ohio. Together, they’ve spent over 24 years serving as teachers and missionaries in the US and West Africa. Today, Bob and Lois present dynamic speaking events with Reasons for Hope*.

Carl Kerby

Carl Kerby

Founder & President

Carl is the President and a founder of Reasons for Hope. An inspiring and motivating Christian speaker with more than 20 years ministry experience, Carl shares his extensive knowledge and understanding of God’s creation in his talks. 

Juan Valdes

Juan Valdes

Speaker & Author

Dr. Juan Valdes is a bi-lingual speaker for Reasons for Hope and senior pastor of a Spanish-speaking congregation in Miami, Florida. With over 25 years experience teaching critical thinking and philosophy, Juan brings dynamic speaking and writing to RforH*.

 

Team Members


Candace Nordine

Candace Nordine

Executive Assistant

Having worked with Carl at Answers in Genesis, Candace joined Reasons for Hope when the ministry started in 2011. She brings her exceptional organizational skills to the daily operations of the RforH* ministry.

Brad & Suzanna Holland

Brad & Suzanna Holland

IT Admin

Brad and Suzanna joined the Reasons for Hope team in 2016. With degrees in MIS, Business Administration and Biblical Linguistics, Brad and Suzanna manage IT systems for RforH.

Eric Purtic

Eric Purtic

Eric was an assistant pastor at Calvary Chapel Ft. Lauderdale where he oversaw several educational ministries. He brings his unique planning skills to RforH* in helping develop outreach initiatives.

 

Ministry Friends


D. Marc Jacobs, Jr.

D. Marc Jacobs, Jr.

Author

Marc is a long time friend of Carl Kerby and an amazing writer. He serves as Senior Vice President of Operations for PENNECO where he oversees natural gas drilling, development and production. Marc has over 25 years experience in geology.

Carl Kerby Jr.

Carl Kerby Jr.

Author

Carl Kerby, Jr. founded Apolomedia with Drew Thorwall. Carl is a high-impact speaker with a passion for teaching parents and reaching youth. He serves as a youth pastor at Big Bone Baptist Church.

Andrew J. Fabich, Ph.D.

Andrew J. Fabich, Ph.D.

Author

Dr. Andrew J. Fabich is Associate Professor of Biology, Truett McConnell University + Genomics Microbiologist and a frequent guest author for a number of publications, including several excellent articles here at RforH*.

 

Board Members


Paul Gracey

Paul Gracey

Founding Member

Paul Gracey is a founding member of Reasons for Hope.  With more than 25 years of experience as a lawyer and corporate general counsel, Paul brings unique legal experience to the ministry of RforH*.

Carl Kerby

Carl Kerby

Founder & President

Carl is the President and a founder of Reasons for Hope. An inspiring and motivating Christian speaker with more than 20 years ministry experience, Carl shares his extensive knowledge and understanding of God’s creation in his talks. 

Wade Wacker

Wade Wacker

Founding Member & CEO

Wade Wacker is a founding member and CEO of Reasons for Hope.  With over 23 years in financial planning, Wade uses his business experience, along with a heart devoted to serving Jesus, to guide and direct RforH*. 

Randy Baker

Randy Baker

Founding Member

Dr. Randy Baker is a founding member and chairman of the board of Reasons for Hope.  Randy knows his healing skills as a doctor are a gift from God and that Jesus Christ guides his practice and his heart in daily living.