Board of Directors
The Harbor is an international division of the Orphanos Foundation. This foundation has a Board of Directors that helps govern the cause. Here is a list of that board:
Board of Directors
Wayne Sneed is the founder and director of Orphanos Foundation, and has an extensive quarter-century background in short-term mission management. As a teenager he lived with his family in Iran during 1976-1977 where his dad was employed in a secular job. He has Bachelor’s Degree from Stephen F. Austin State University (TX) in Liberal Arts. He is an ordained minister (non-denominational Bible Church). Wayne began his mission career in 1981 when he went with his home church on a short-term outreach to Mexico. He has been the President of Orphanos since its inception in 1997. He is the co-author of Maximum Impact Short-Term Mission, which has been called the “bible of the short-term mission movement.” He serves on the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Excellence in Short-Term Mission as the treasurer, on the steering committee for the Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission, and was on the steering committee for the Fellowship of Short-Term Mission Leaders for 9 years. Wayne is a speaker for mission conferences and training seminars. He has provided consulting for churches, mission agencies, and Christian colleges. He has traveled in more than 60 nations and personally led more than 100 short-term outreaches during the past 30 years Wayne is also a musician and can often be found doing double duty at conferences as both speaker and worship leader. Wayne and his wife Angela have been married since 1999 and have two daughters.
Chad Hall has worked for True Temper Sports since April 2001. During that time he has served in various senior level marketing and sales roles including marketing communications, product strategy and national sales.
He has a heart for children in need that was birthed in 2008 on his first International missions trip to a children’s home in western Kenya. He now leads teams each year to Leticia, Colombia, to work with Lucy and the children at La Aljaba. He is a member of Bellevue Baptist Church where he serves as a Deacon and on the Missions Committee.
Chad graduated from Liberty University in May 1996 with a B.S. degree in Marketing. He is an avid golfer and outdoorsman. He and his wife Kristi have been married since May 1999 and have three sons.
William (Bill) Granger is the owner and operator of Granger Electric. He has been married to his wife Cindy for 37 years and has 4 children (Ages range from 19-35). Bill has a heart for missions and helping children. Locally he has worked with the youth at First Evangelical Church for 15 years and on Tuesday nights he helps tutor inner city children. Bill has also served on the mission board at First Evan for 4 years and has been on 9 mission trips. His first mission trip was in 1999 which developed his love for missions. Bill has traveled to several of the Orphanos partner homes including Isaac Children’s Home, La Aljaba and others.
James (Jim) Stock is a Partner in the Memphis office of Jackson Lewis LLP. He is an experienced litigator and counselor in labor and employment law, and has been nationally recognized for both trial and appellate work. An attorney who carries Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV rating, as well as recognition in Mid South Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America for many years, his practice focuses on representing national and regional corporate entities in all facets of employment law, traditional labor relations, wage and hour matters as well as enforcing restrictive covenants. Mr. Stock regularly partners with in-house counsel and human resource senior executives on issues as diverse as executive compensation, severance and separation agreements, EPLI coverage, arbitration of employment claims, the creation of employment policies, and workforce reductions.
Mr. Stock completed his B.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Memphis, and in his career, has litigated employment cases in 28 states in both State and Federal Courts, Administrative Agencies, Arbitration forums, and has practiced in the 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th Circuit Courts of Appeals, as well as the United States Supreme Court. Licensed to practice law in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, Mr. Stock is also a Certified Mediator and a frequent speaker at labor and employment seminars around the country. He currently serves on the Boards of BASE Institute, Orphanos Foundation. The YMCA of Memphis and the MidSouth, and also serves as adjunct professor.
Beth is an RN with a BS in Nursing and a MSN (Masters in Science of Nursing) in Community Health Nursing. She also volunteers within Memphis City Schools, serving at her children’s schools and has a heart for adoption and children in need.
While working as a nurse, God nudged her heart towards women and children, especially in the high risk and indigent populations. She has always had a yearning to do mission work as well. After having children, she thought that this desire would be “put on the back burner”. God had different plans. As Beth started parenting and praying for her kids, a prayer for them was and still is that they see God as so much bigger than the bubble we put Him in: that they experience Jesus in different cultures and in diverse communities.
Kirk is the Managing Partner at Vaco Memphis, a consulting and placement firm specializing in Technology, Finance and Accounting, and Operations. After traveling to Nashville to start the Technology division for the company in 2004, he has been focused on building the Memphis practice, while enjoying the growth of the company to 28 locations around the country.
After graduating from the University of Memphis in 1998 with a BBA in Finance, Kirk worked on the trading floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. There, he earned a seat on the exchange specializing in Bond Futures and Options trading. He met his wife, Karen, in Chicago where they had their first son- Ethan. After ten years in Chicago, they returned to Memphis, where their twin boys, Luke and Ross were born.
In addition to Orphanos, Kirk is active in supporting several local community service projects and charities. He enjoys being physically active, participating in 70.3 triathlons, marathons, etc. and spending every possible weekend with his three boys and wife at Pickwick Lake.
Chris White, a Principal for AVL Growth Partners, provides financial strategy and leadership for healthcare and life science companies. He has been involved in companies ranging from startups to late stage to large public companies providing a unique ability to develop strategy, capitalize and scale companies through each growth phase. He is passionate about partnering with companies making meaningful contributions in healthcare through improving clinical outcomes and reducing healthcare costs.
Chris is experienced in medical device, diagnostics, software (SaaS), biotechnology, pharmaceutical and alternative investment funds. He has raised multiple equity and debt financing rounds including an $18.6m round led by a Strategic investor that entailed negotiating co-commercialization and collaboration agreements. He has been instrumental in developing and implementing strategies to drive top line revenue and improve margins as well as build and improve financial processes in preparation for fast growth.
Chris is a CPA and has a B.S. in Accounting from Auburn University and an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Wayne Sneed is the founder and director of Orphanos Foundation, and has an extensive quarter-century background in short-term mission management. As a teenager he lived with his family in Iran during 1976-1977 where his dad was employed in the defense industry. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Stephen F. Austin State University (TX) in Liberal Arts and is an ordained non-denominational minister. Wayne began his mission career in 1981 when he went with his home church on a short-term outreach to Mexico. Since then he has traveled in more than 75 nations and personally led more than 100 short-term outreaches during the past 30+ years. He is the co-author of Maximum Impact Short-Term Mission, which has been called the “bible of the short-term mission movement.” He served on the Board for the Alliance for Excellence in Short-Term Mission as the Chairman of the Board, on the national steering committee for the Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission which he helped craft, and was on the steering committee for the Fellowship of Short-Term Mission Leaders for 9 years. Wayne has been a speaker for the Perspectives Course, various mission conferences and training seminars. He has provided consulting for churches, mission agencies, and Christian colleges. Wayne is also a musician and can be found doing double duty at conferences as both speaker and worship leader. He has been the President/CEO of Orphanos since its inception in 1997. Wayne and his wife Angela have been married since 1999 and have two daughters.
Mark has broad bi-vocational experience in both ministry and business. He was one of the founding co-pastors of Linden Life Fellowship in Columbus, Ohio. His business experience spans more than 40 years, holding senior management positions in a variety of public and private companies. He also chairs the board of a small private equity firm. He and his wife, Leslie, live in Lancaster, OH, and have 3 grown married sons and 9 grandchildren.
Phillip Irvin lives in Katy, Texas which is a suburb of Houston. He works as a finance manager for a large construction company and is a certified public accountant (CPA). He has been married to his wife, Pamela, for 25 years. They have three adopted daughters. Their ages are 18, 15, and 12, and they were born in Houston, Novokuznetsk Russia, and Moscow Russia respectfully. Phillip is a deacon at his church and, along with his wife, have been mission coordinators for their Sunday school class for several years. Phillip and Pamela have led the adoption ministry at their church. Phillip has been involved in orphan care and forever families for many years and has traveled to Russia and Ukraine.