Orphanos Staff

Denise Reed

Money Care Officer

Denise is the laughter and joy in our office. Originally from New Orleans (go SAINTS) she actually came to Orphanos after serving as the CFO of a beautiful non-profit in West Palm Beach, Florida working with inner city youth. Denise loves to cook and eat spicy food, and most days the office is filled with the sound of her singing praise songs while wearing her headphones. (Shhhh, don’t tell her we can hear her!) Denise loves to say she is passionate about ministry, but God didn’t design her to be one who enjoys traveling. “I’m happy to stay here and let you crazy people do all that traveling!” Denise is married to D and together they have 4 children.

Richard Roseland

Member Care Officer

Richard has been a missionary since 2008, working mainly in Mexico and Ecuador and now globally. His parents were in ministry and he says he can’t remember a time when there wasn’t some student or intern living with his family. Which is probably where he got his love for “hosting missionaries.” Even today he has a dedicated room in the house called, “God’s Room” for visiting missionaries. Richard loves to try new foods and is at home anytime he can wear open toed shoes. He is an elementary teacher by trade, but loves working with people and hearing their hearts, struggles, and experiences. He is married to Mena and they have 7 children.

Ximena Roseland

Bookkeeper

Most days when you call Orphanos, Mena is the first lovely voice you will hear. She brings the Latin hot sauce to our office. She is very outgoing, passionate, fun, and not afraid to give her opinion. (Normally she’s right too!) Everyone loves Mena. She has been a missionary since 2008 and has served in Mexico, Ecuador, and now in the US. She had 6 years of experience in accounting before becoming a missionary and is now able to put that into practice in our home office. Mena loves the beach (especially in Puerto Rico), she loves her family, including the dog Sanka, and she loves cooking. Which is good since her husband Richard loves food! Together they have 7 children.

Stephanie Wilkins

Member Care

Stephanie Wilkins joined the staff at Orphanos late in 2019 in a part-time capacity, following a twenty-year career in the classroom. It is a joy for her to come alongside others, co-laboring in Gospel-centered work. But watch out! She is a highly competitive double solitaire player. When she’s not clobbering someone at cards she can be found outside on sunny days or in a Zumba class sweating to the oldies. Stephanie has a deep appreciation for the beauty of the orthodox faith. She is married to Dave, and together they share six children.

Michelle Keller

Bookkeeper

Michelle grew up in the Memphis area, but moved to Arizona in her 20’s to be a part of a church plant. She brought her skills in administration and bookkeeping back to Memphis and we were thrilled to find her. The playlist on her phone includes everything from Bethel Praise to Country Music! Her heart for missions, particularly Africa, began on her first mission trip when she was 18 years old. Multiple trips later she’s now passionate about her work at Orphanos supporting widows and orphans from right here in Memphis, TN. A widow herself, Michelle and her son live together with their brand new brown lab puppy named Charlie!

Todd Corbin

TCK Mentor

Todd and his wife, Liana, are both pastor’s kids and have served in missions for 30 years. 10 of those years were in Budapest, Hungary. They currently live in Orlando, FL with their youngest son, Dylan (23). Their older son, Austin (25) serves in the Honor Guard for the US Army in Washington, DC. Todd now serves as the TCK Mentor/Consultant for Ministry Essentials International. Ministry Essentials offers soul care to missionaries and their families from many different agencies. God has brought Todd to invest in the TCK’s of Orphanos long-term. He will do this by leading the teen programs at our conferences as well as tracking with and visiting our TCK’s currently here in the US, AND making field visits to our families around the world. Todd has invested in teens and young adults his entire adult life. His passion for TCK’s is huge, and he truly believes this is the ministry for which God ultimately created him.

Grant Braden

Media Care Officer

Grant joined the Orphanos team in October 2019. When he’s not chasing around his young son or spending time with his wife McKenzie, you’ll likely find him riding a bike, reading a book or sipping coffee. Grant has a passion for God’s Word and loves telling others about Jesus. He likes sharing stories about what God does in His life and the life of others. He’ll have that unique privilege as he communicates to Orphanos followers and donors through various digital platforms.

Wayne Sneed

President/CEO

As a teenager Wayne (el Loco Jefe) lived with his family in Iran, but only began his mission career in 1981. Since then he has traveled in 70+ nations leading 100+ short-term outreaches. He’s the co-author of Maximum Impact Short-Term Mission, served on various boards including; Alliance for Excellence in Short-Term Mission, Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission, and Fellowship of Short-Term Mission Leaders. He’s a speaker for the Perspectives Course, various mission conferences and training seminars, and provided consulting for churches, mission agencies, and Christian colleges. Our President/CEO since 1997, Wayne and his wife Angela have been married since 1999 and have two awesome daughters.

Orphanos Board Members

We are thankful for the long and faithful service of our awesome Board members.

Jesus Christ

Chairman of the Board

The radiance of God’s glory, the exact representation of His nature, the Creator and Sustainer of all things.

Jesus has served since the beginning of time.

Jim Stock

Legal Chair,
General Counsel for the YMCA

One of my passions is to reach the next generation with the truth of the gospel, and Orphanos does this in a unique way. By touching the undeserved children of the world and supporting missionaries in the trenches, Orphanos fulfills the mandate of Psalm 10:8 to “defend the fatherless and oppressed.” I love serving on the Orphanos Board.

Jim has served since 2007. He is married to Jeanne and has three grown children.

John May

Finance Chair,
Vice President of Commercial Bank and Trust

I enjoy my role on the Orphanos Board because children are the most venerable among us and Orphanos serves those that serve the smallest among us.

John has served since 2014. He is married to Amy, and has two teenage girls.

Beth Pepperman

Member,
Retired Nurse

As a mom and as a nurse, care and compassion for children are close to my heart. The way Orphanos put’s God’s reputation first while assisting those who provide direct care to children is one of the main reasons I continue to serve on the Orphanos Board.

Beth has served since 2007 and is married to David with three grown children and one teenager.

Dr. Sam Shaw

Pastoral Chair,
Senior Pastor of the Orchard Church and former Missionary in Latin America.

I love the mission of Orphanos and the caring for children, the commitment to fee free donations, the high level of expertise and commitment of the staff, and the Christ-centered momentum.

Sam has served since 2018 He is married to Ruthe and has four grown children.

Chad Hall

Marketing Chair,
VP of Marketing for several global companies

I love serving on the Orphanos Board because everyone on the Orphanos team is solely focused on serving the needs of children at risk around the globe and supporting the partner missionaries providing their care.

Chad has served since 2014 is married to Kristi, and has four teenage boys.

Bill Granger

Member,
Retired

Orphanos is the most unique international mission organization I’ve had the pleasure of begin involved with. The vision to serve missionaries and ministries at no cost to them is something I’m really encouraged and impressed with.

Bill has served since 2010. He is married to Cindy and they have four grown children.

Kirk Johnston

Human Resource Chair,
Owner of VACO, a Staffing company

Coming from the business world it’s refreshing to see the commitment Orphanos has for integrity and God’s reputation. Combined with their love and care for missionaries and projects helping children it’s easy to see why I am honored to serve on this Board.

Kirk has served since 2012, is married to Karen and has three grown children and one teenager.

Wayne Sneed

Vice Chairman,
38 years involvement in missions

Missionaries are my heroes. I love serving on the Board at Orphanos because I see the blessing we are to them. I also love children and love the mission of Orphanos to help them.

Wayne has served since 1997, is married to Angela and has two daughters.