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 and Betsy live in Columbia, SC and have four grown children, two adopted "in-law" kids and five grandchildren. They have been married since 1983 and enjoy traveling to see their kids, playing pool and anything outside. Rob is the president of Alpha Training and Services, a software training and services company. 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, drummer, gardener and chicken farmer. He also loves playing disc golf at Buck Forest, the 18 hole back yard course he build with his son.
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 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. He works full time as the Marketing Manager for UPS in the South Atlantic District. Jason’s passion is to be the leader that God created him to be and to point men toward Christ so they can become the men that God designed them to be. Jason’s hobbies include home improvement projects and fishing. Jason received his undergrad degree from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina in 2000.
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.
In addition to the Core, FLM also has a group of advisory brothers that are consulted on an as needed basis regarding ministry direction:
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 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).
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 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.
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.