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Meet Our Staff

The MBCH Foundation is led by Chief Operations Officer Robert C. Springate. President Bob Kenison has state-wide responsibilities and also serves the northeast corner of Missouri. The MBCH Foundation employs four professional Development Officers who live and serve in each area of Missouri. Our development officers are Billy Massey, James Morrow, Keith Vawter and Sandy Woodside. For more information about our Development Officers and staff, please select from the following list.

Support staff includes Joann Britt, Administrative Assistant to the Chief Operations Officer, and Cindy Roberts, Administrative Assistant to the Foundation Staff. Dan Leeman serves the Foundation as General Counsel for Estate Design as a consulting attorney.

Joann Britt

Title: Administrative Assistant to the Chief Operations Officer

Joann Britt joined the staff of MBCH Foundation in January of 2009 as Administrative Assistant to the Vice President. Her two primary areas of responsibility are 1) working with the new donor information system in tracking gifts and donor development plans and 2) working in the planning and implementation of special events. Read More



Trisha Crow

Title: Grant Writer

Trisha Crow joined the staff of MBCH Foundation in 2012. Trisha lives in Kirkwood, MO and serves as the Grant Writer for all of the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home affiliates.Her responsibilities include finding and developing funding sources, communicating with staff regarding needs and programs, writing and submitting applications, and managing any grants that are received. Read More



Wayne Crull

Title: Development Officer-Southeast

Wayne Crull joined the staff of MBCH Foundation in February of 2013 as the Real Estate Portfolio Manager. On June 1, 2015, Wayne assumed the role of Development Officer for Southeast and South Central MO.  Wayne will continue to work with gifts of real estate as he also works to develop ministry resources in Southeast and South Central, MO. Read More



Dr. Timothy C. Ek

Title: Development Officer

Dr. Timothy Ek joined the development staff of MBCH Foundation at the Development Officer for The LIGHT House in November of 2012. Read More



James Morrow

Title: Development Coordinator

James Morrow joined the staff of the MBCH Foundation in January 2008 as our Development Officer (DO) for East and Northeast Missouri. His DO responsibilities not only include fund raising, but also the recruiting of families and individuals interested in working with hurting children through employment opportunities, our foster-adoptive program or as a volunteer. Read More



Cindy Roberts

Title: Administravtive Assistant

Cindy joined the Foundation staff in January of 2008 as the Assistant to the Director of Advancement and is presently the Administrative Assistant to the Foundation Staff. She has also taken on some of the responsibilities of the former Director of Advancement. Read More



Dr. Robert C. Springate

Title: Vice President

Dr. Robert C. Read More



Dr. Keith Vawter

Title: Development Officer, Southwest MO

Dr. Keith Vawter joined the staff of the MBCH Foundation in January, 2007. Read More



Dr. Sandra Woodside

Title: Development Officer, West/Northwest MO

Dr. Sandra "Sandy" Woodside joined the staff of Missouri Baptist Children's Home in 1997. Read More