Board Members

In 2016, the Mount Jubilee Ministries leadership team responded to the need to move from an event centric ministry to a sustainable, visionary organization offering dynamic programming and services to the special needs population in Rockingham County. Board development and expansion was quickly identified during the strategic planning process as a top priority. MJM focuses much time in prayer, seeking God’s direction in identifying prospective candidates to join the leadership team and implement the MJM mission/vision. As a direct answer to prayer, MJM is excited to introduce the 2021 Board of Directors.

Chris Phillips

Chris serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of MJM’s Board of Directors and also chairs the Finance Committee. Chris graduated as a member of the initial Masters of Accounting program at North Carolina State University in 1995, where he also received his undergraduate degree in Accounting. Chris is the Assistant City Manager of Administration and the Finance Director for the city of Reidsville, NC. Prior to joining Reidsville in 2006, Chris had ten years of experience in public accounting. While he performed both audit and tax services, he specialized in governmental auditing. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the North Carolina Association of CPAs. Chris is a former chair of the NCACPA Government Auditing and Accounting Subcommittee and served in three seats on the board of the NC Local Government Investment Association. When Chris was approached about joining the MJM team, he was eager to assist in overseeing the financial health of the organization. Chris resides in Reidsville, NC with his wife, Heidi, and their son, Boston.

Roger Church

Roger Church joined the MJM Board of Directors in 2022. He is the President and CIO of Tech Focused, Inc. – a custom database development company that also does network and server support. Before starting his career in IT almost 30 years ago Roger worked with a medical device startup company and served as the interim Executive Director of a YMCA shortly after graduating from NC State University. He is married to Julie Church and they have two children Tatum (typical) and Adam (special needs). Roger has served as a Deacon and Chairman of the Elder Board at Grace Community Church. In addition to serving at MJM, Roger is currently on the Board of Hamilton Lakes Swim and Tennis Club where he is an active member and the Finance Chair. His other hobbies include gadgets, running (marathons and various other distances), tennis and triathlons (retired Ironman).

Kristi Harris

Kristi serves as a member of MJM’s Board of Directors. Kristi currently works for Wilson Language Training Corporation as a Literacy Advisor and Literacy Specialist. Prior to this position, she worked for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as an Exceptional Children’s Monitoring Consultant and the Rockingham County School System as a classroom teacher, special education teacher, and special education administrator.

With thirty years of experience in the field of education, Kristi continues to fuel her passion to help students become successful in school and in life by supporting teaching and school districts. She uses this same passion in her service with Mount Jubilee Ministries. “The mission of MJM is one of utmost importance and benefits many families in our area. I am thankful to be a part of God’s work in our community and beyond.” Kristi is married to Jay Harris and lives in Reidsville, NC. They have two adult children and one beautiful grandchild. She and Jay are faithful members of Community Baptist Church where Kristi enjoys being with a high school/college age girls’ Sunday School group.

Terry Howerton

Terry joined the MJM Board of Directors in 2021. He was first introduced to MJM when his daughter, Allie, attended Camp Jubilee. He is the father of two daughters and has been married for 29 years. After attending graduate school at Wake Forest University, Terry began his teaching career for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. He has taught there for 29+ years and currently works as a biotechnology coordinator and teacher at a local STEM magnet high school there. Terry’s main hobby is trail running and endurance races. Terry, his wife Jean, and Allie attend Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem.

Bonnie Larson

“I am thrilled to see numerous doors open to the present and future ministries of MJM. Albert Einstein is quoted having said, ‘Most people see what is and never see what can be.’ Choosing to be among those who see the wonderful, life-changing possibilities for our children with special needs, it is a delight to be associated with an organization which has exactly that passion.” Bonnie has served on various committees on the Board of Mount Jubilee Ministries from 2013 to 2019. In 2021, she rejoined the Board and will serve on the Future Planning Committee.

In 2011, she retired from public and private education. She is an experienced educator with awarded accomplishments, a teaching mentor, camp director, Bible teacher, and women’s speaker. Serving as a strong advocate for fostering and adopting special needs children, she has adopted two of her own. One of her children, Allie, attends Camp Jubilee annually and the His Path Developmental Day Program weekly.

In 2012, Bonnie joined the Champion Group as it is her passion to see schools and nonprofits thrive in meeting their financial needs. Serving with them for 10 years, she is now fully retired, volunteering with Mount Jubilee Ministries and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Rachel Marquardt

Rachel is welcomed as a new Director for the 2021 MJM Board. Rachel is a member of Woodmont UMC/Mission First and has participated in the MJM Family Fun Walk and Auction for the past three years as a participant and organizing teams. Rachel is a graduate of NC State with a BS in textile chemistry and an MBA from Elon University. Rachel has spent her career in the NC textile industry mainly in quality and spends her time outside of work pursuing her passions of early morning group exercise at the Reidsville Y, serving on multiple church committees including Missions, building community and being a wife and mom. As a young child Rachel spent mornings with her mom in their church’s IDD day program as part of her mother’s master’s degree internship. It was here, learning to tie shoes and doing arts and crafts, that the seed of love was planted for the special needs population. Rachel lives in Reidsville with her husband, Troy, who is the assistant principal for McMichael High School. They have two teenaged children, Kaitlyn and Trey and attend Woodmont United Methodist Church in Reidsville.

Beth Murray

Beth is thrilled to continue serving as a Board Member with Mount Jubilee Ministries for a second year. Beth is an occupational therapist, as well as the Annie Penn Hospital Rehabilitation and Sleep Disorders Center Site Manager. During her 21 years practicing as an occupational therapist, Beth has had the pleasure of helping individuals with physical and psychosocial disabilities regain their independence and learn new skills to become independent with their daily skills so that they can live and enjoy life to the fullest. “I am thrilled to work with Mount Jubilee Ministries and assist individuals and their families in our community be as independent as possible.” Beth and her husband, Josh, live in Browns Summit with their two daughters, Maddie and Emilia and they attend Woodmont United Methodist Church in Reidsville.

Norm West

Norm West is from Winston Salem, NC. He was a sales representative and subsequently became part owner and currently Vice President of Piedmont Fence Inc in Winston Salem. Norm serves as Trustee on the Board at his church, Friedberg Moravian, and serves on the security team. Norm holds a Real Estate/Broker license and General Contractor license for Piedmont Fence in North Carolina. He lives with wife, Carrie, and autistic adult son, Garrett, who has participated in the MJM programs since 2007. He also has a son, Jordan, from Winston Salem. Norm enjoys skeet shooting and ATV riding in his spare time but especially spending time with his family.

Matt Williams

Matt graduated NC State University with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering in 1995. He is currently a project manager for the consulting firm Borum, Wade and Associates in Greensboro. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer with experience in both public and private projects. Matt is married to Michelle and has one daughter Rebekah and son Daniel.

Johnny Yow

Johnny joined the MJM Board of Directors in 2020 after serving faithfully on the Resource Development Committee and the Future Planning Committee since 2017. Johnny received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1996. He has worked for the Rockingham County Mental Health and Social Service Departments since 2000. Johnny has a servant’s heart and was part of the groundbreaking volunteer team at Camp Carefree in Rockingham County. Johnny and his wife Della have 5 children and live in Rockingham County, NC, and attends Reidsville Bible Chapel.