Core Of Brothers

Focused Living's board is in reality a Core of Brothers who are committed to each other and to the ministry that God has placed before us. 


Rob Buck

Rob Buck

Rob and Betsy live in Columbia, SC and have four grown children, three adopted "in-law" kids and six grandchildren. They have been married since 1982 and enjoy spending time with grandkids, walking, and anything outside. Rob is the president of Alpha Training and Services, a software training and services company. He is an elder at Columbia Crossroads Church. He holds a computer science degree from the University of South Carolina and is a crazed Yankee, Colt, Celtic and Gamecock fan. He is a writer and enjoys chicken farming. He also loves playing disc golf at Buck Forest, the 18 hole back yard course he built with his son.


Creig Dupuis

Creig Dupuis

Creig and his wife Amelia live in Chapin, SC. They have four grown children. Crieg considers himself a product of Focused Living and has been involved since the early years in the 90’s. He hosts one of the weekly men’s forums and is having a blast being an elder in his local church. Creig loves investing himself into the younger generation of Christian leaders. He has worked in the area of general dentistry for over 30 years.


Jason Yarborough

Jason Yarborough

Jason is married to Julie, his amazing bride since 1996, and they live in West Columbia, South Carolina. They have been blessed with 3 wonderful children, Kenneth, Reese and Kyler. Jason started attending SALT and weekly forum meetings with Focused Living in 1999, after his first child was born. Jason continues to serve and participate in FLM events due to the value brought through life applicable teachings and relationships that God has developed with other men in FLM. Jason received his undergrad degree from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina in 2000. He started working with UPS in 2003 and is currently the healthcare marketing manager in the South Atlantic District. Jason’s passion is to be an encourager to those around him, and to be the leader that God created him, in order to point men toward Christ. His hobbies include home improvement projects, boating, and watching his children participate in sporting activities. 


Paul Yarborough

Paul Yarborough

Paul and his wife Claire reside in Georgetown, SC. This Harley riding, shag dancing, custom home builder and realtor has a great heart for people. He is constantly bringing folks to and building them up in Christ. With Paul around, fun will abound! They have two grown children and three grandchildren.


Chris Mercer

Chris grew up in Columbia, SC and met his wife, Sharon, at the University of South Carolina. They got married in 1990 and have two grown sons and wonderful daughter in laws — and a grandbaby on the way! He worked
as a director of development and software for Computer Sciences Corporation. Chris became a Christian at the age of 33. Soon after becoming a Christian he was mentored by Perry Bowers, and discovered he had a passion for discipleship and memorizing and applying scripture. In 2015, he was diagnosed with brain cancer. Although he has had four years of treatment and three craniotomy’s with limited abilities — he loves his wife, his church, and loves to serve others. At this season, his calling has been to encourage and support others walking through the same health journey.


Tyler Priester

Tyler and his wife, Lindsey have been married since 2011 and live in Columbia, SC. They have two children, Gardner and Tap, that keep them busy. He is a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley and graduate of the
University of South Carolina. Whether it's hunting, fishing, or playing with his kids Tyler loves the outdoors. He attends the downtown forum and disciples men in Grip.


Advisory Brothers

In addition to the Core, FLM also has a group of advisory brothers that are consulted on an as needed basis regarding ministry direction:


South Carolina Advisors


Derek Gowdy

Derek Gowdy

This die hard Carolina Gamecock fan (Moore School MBA '95) has been happily married to Phyllis since 1987. They live on Lake Wateree in Camden, SC. He has been involved with FLM since 1995 hosting a forum, discipling men in GRIP, leading 15+ international missions adventures, and is now a member of the advisory team.  Derek spends his days working within his consulting firm focusing primarily in private equity markets along with his involvement in Food For The Soul, a homeless shelter and soup kitchen.  He enjoys weight lifting and spending time on the lake.


Nathan Trevett

Nathan Trevett

Nathan married his bride, Christy in 2002 and they now live in Chapin, SC. They have three great children who keep them entertained and on the move. He owns a business in Irmo called Trevett's providing graphic design, web development and printing services to organizations (including Focused Living) all around the area. He has been discipled by amazing men throughout his life such as David Andes, and has developed a heart for discipleship. Before the sun comes up you can find Nathan working out with other men in the gloom through F3 (fitness, fellowship, and faith).


Far & Wide Advisors


Kenny Bowers

Kenny Bowers

Ken lives in Rockville, MD with his wife, Rachael, and has three grown children. Kenny is a real-estate manager and executive at LLewellyn Reality. This University of MD graduate is a soccer fanatic, loves watching action movies, and raises golden retrievers.


Russ Cadle

Russ Cadle

Russ lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Virginia, and they have 3 grown daughters. He has been president of Friendship Ministries for over 25 years, which is also a ministry to men in the Delaware Valley. Russ loves people, people and more people. Occasionally you will find him meeting with, serving and loving people! His claim to fame for us is that God used him to bring Perry into a relationship with Christ in 1969. 
 www.friendshipministries.com


Jeb Shore

Jeb Shore

Jeb has known Perry since 1978 when Perry was a youth pastor and Jeb was an awkward middle school student. Jeb was involved in the beginning of Focused Living while he was living in Columbia in the early 90's. In fact, Jeb met his wife, the former Laurie Antablin, while they were working at WOLO-TV (aka ABC Columbia). Perry was the best man in their wedding. Jeb graduated from Eastern College and Fuller Theological Seminary. He served in two large churches in the Philadelphia area and considers it an honor to encourage people in their journeys with Jesus. Jeb enjoys watching college basketball, traveling and playing with his two daughters. They currently live in the Philadelphia area. Jeb continues to connect with Perry, David and the Focused Living men and is always up for doing a Hans and Frans skit with Perry.