Board of Directors

Rev. Brian Bennett

President and Founder

Brian Bennett
Rev. Brian Bennett is the founder of Overflow Church and Mosaic CCDA. He currently serves as the Lead Pastor of Overflow Church (www.overflowchurch.org) and the President of Mosaic CCDA. He has been married to his wife Cindy since 2001, and they have three children (Hannah, Dawson, and Elle). The Bennetts relocated to Benton Harbor, MI in 2007 with a clear calling from Jeremiah 29:7 which says, “Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you…Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” They have since fallen in love with the community and celebrate all that God has done within the community. Currently, Cindy and Brian as well as their children are enjoying living in Benton Harbor and all that Lake Michigan beaches have to offer. Brian is currently a doctoral student at Fuller Theological seminary focusing his research and writing on churches that seek the Shalom of the city. He also enjoys hanging out with family and friends, reading, and attempting to get back into shape.

Justin Beene

Vice President

Justin Beene
Justin S. Beene has a Masters degree in Social Work (MSW) with an emphasis in Management of Human Services from the University of Michigan, a Masters of Arts in Ministry Leadership from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and is currently working on a Doctorate in Transformational Leadership with a focus on Entrepreneurial Transformation from Bakke Graduate University. Justin has years of experience in both international and local urban community development, child welfare, housing, working with homeless and delinquent youth, economic development, and social entrepreneurship. Justin is the founder of Building Bridges Professional Services a business model that employs at risk populations to provide fee-for-service landscaping and construction services; Justin has also founded CocoWorks! a business that seeks to connect an urban community in West Michigan with an urban community in Guatemala through the production and distribution of coconut based products.

Mary Whitwam

Secretary

Mary Whitwam
Mary Whitwam has lived in Saint Joseph / Stevensville, MI for 19 years, with her husband Mark and their 3 children.  She is originally from Northville, Michigan and studied at Michigan State University, where she received her Bachelors Degree in Employment Relations.

Mary has been involved in Women’s Service League and the Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores.  She and her husband own The Boulevard Inn and Bistro in St. Joseph.  In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, reading and traveling.

Tom Fowler

Treasurer

Tom Fowler
Tom Fowler is a Senior Finance Manager at Whirlpool Corporation located in Benton Harbor, Michigan. He has over 25 years experience in various finance leadership roles ranging from Strategic Planning, Marketing, Merchandising, Product Development, and Project Management. Tom has served as a Trustee of the F.S. Upton Foundation, as the treasurer, Christian Education co-chair person, and member of the steering committee for the Congregational Church of St Joseph Michigan. Tom’s utilizes his experiences as a financial leader in his community for philanthropic endeavors. Tom resides in St Joseph Michigan with his wife and 3 children.

Thomas Austin

Board Member

Thomas Austin
Thomas moved to Saint Joseph in 2003 from South Bend. He is the president and owner of Austin Tax and Financial. Thomas is also married and has 3 children.

Bryant Bacon

Board Member

Biography coming soon.

Prudy Barrett Nelson, MD

Board Member

Prudy (Barrett) Nelson
  • Practiced Pediatrics 30 years in St. Joseph
  • Technical Consultant for International Medical Corps
  • Technical Adviser for Rotary International in Maternal/Child Health and Disease Prevention
  • Married, Tom Nelson; 2 kids, Thad (lawyer) and Nick (Political Consultant)
  • I’ve responded to disasters and humanitarian crises in Pakistan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Liberia, Darfur, South Sudan, Rwanda, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala
  • Enjoys any kind of travel

Gary Bennett

Board Member

Gary Bennett
Gary has been in the non-profit field 35 years, serving children and families through child welfare services. His role with Bethany Christian Services is focused on ensuring high quality outcomes that exceed performance standards of the state. His drive for excellence in all areas has been appreciated by the MCCDA Board. Gary states, “I am honored to serve on the MCCDA Board, and I am excited to be part of its ongoing growth and impact for so many people in the Benton Harbor/St. Joseph region!”

Rev. Tony Campbell

Board Member

Tony Campbell
The Rev. Tony Campbell grew up in Gary, Indiana. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy and served five years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. After graduation Rev. Campbell received a Master’s Degree from Yale University in Divinity. He served in congregations in South Carolina, Texas, and Washington D.C. He later became Executive Director for Community Mobilization for America’s Promise, while Colin Powell was the Chair.

Rev. Campbell serves the Reformed Church in America as the Strategic Priority Leader for Engaging in Christ Kingdom Mission. He leads the projects of local Missional Engagement, Global Missional Engagement, Volunteer Engagement, Church Multiplication and Advocacy. He also serves as coordinator for African American Black Ministries supporting congregations in the US and the Caribbean.

Rev. Campbell was previously the Vice President of Focused Impact at Heart of West Michigan United Way. In this position, Rev. Campbell is spearheading United Way’s, Schools of Hope initiative which focuses on literacy. He is also an Associate Pastor at Messiah Missionary Baptist Church in Grand Rapids. Tony also serves on the Michigan Community Service Commission in which he was appointed to by Governor Granholm. In addition to this service, he is also Chair of the Mentor Michigan Task Force and currently serves as a board member for the Student Advancement Foundation.

Rev. Campbell is an Associate Track and Field Coach at Calvin College. In this capacity, he has coached a NCAA Intermediate Hurdle Champion in the 2008 season. Throughout his career, he has presented over 200 keynote addresses for national, regional and local organizations such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters National Conference, Department of Health and Human Services for the State of Kentucky and Grand Rapids Public Schools Annual Kick-off event.

Among numerous honors, Rev. Campbell is a member of the Indiana Track and Field Hall of Fame, Religious Leader of the Year in South Carolina for 1989, a member of Who’s Who in Religion, and Episcopal Outreach of Pauley’s Island was named by President Bush as the 613th Point of Light where Tony served as the Executive Director.

Rev. Campbell is happily married to his wife Molly and he has five children.

Rev. David Colp

Board Member

David Colp
Pastor David Colp currently serves as Lead Pastor at First Church of God, St. Joseph, Michigan and was officially installed on Sunday, September 16, 2007.

Pastor Colp was born and raised in Marion, IL and was a member of the Marion First Church of God. He went on to graduate summa cum laude from Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with a BA in pastoral ministry. He has served in pastoral positions in Oklahoma (1989-91), Illinois (1991-96) and Ohio. Previous to his current pastoral position at First Church in St. Joseph, he led the Breiel Boulevard First Church of God in Middletown, Ohio (1996-2007).

St. Joseph First Church is a multi-site church with a history of community outreach. As a result, David serves with several para-church and community organizations including Church Builders Plus, Mosaic Christian Community Development Association, Stewards of Southwest Michigan and others.

He has been married to his wife, Crystal for 24 years. They have two boys, Caleb and Jacob. Caleb just completed his freshman year in college at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, MI and Jacob is finishing his junior year of high school.

Commissioner Sharon Henderson

Board Member

Sharon Henderson
Bio coming soon!

Alan Holaday

Board Member

Alan Holaday
Holaday joined Whirlpool in 1971 and has held a series of engineering and manufacturing roles throughout his career at multiple locations. In June 2001, he was named Vice President, Manufacturing for the North American Region and assumed responsibility for all NAR manufacturing operations, environmental health and safety, and the continued implementation of the manufacturing strategy. Holaday was named Vice President, Global Manufacturing Strategy for Whirlpool in April 2005. In June 2007, he assumed both Quality and Manufacturing leadership for the North America Region. Holaday holds a bachelor’s degree in business and Industrial Management from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He and his wife Jan have three grown children. Holaday retired from Whirlpool in 2013.

Craig Jennings

Board Member

Craig Jennings
Craig Jennings looks forward to the opportunity to serve on the Board of Mosaic and fully supports the mission of Mosaic. Craig graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1985 and received a Bachelors Degree from Western Michigan University in 1989. In 1992, Craig graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law. Craig has been a practicing attorney in our area since 1992. Craig has been a member of First Church of God for 28 years where he has served on various boards. Craig and his wife , Sue, have 3 children and a son in law; Chelsey, Cooper, Gavin, and Christian. Craig enjoys sports , spending time with family, the outdoors, participating in Bible studies, being involved with Young Life, and supporting his kids in their activities. Favorite Scripture: Luke 9:23: “Whoever wants to follow me must say no to themselves. They must pick up their cross every day and follow me.”

David Krock

Board Member

David Krock
David Krock is a serial entrepreneur and Chairman of Sunset Coast Brands, developing lifestyle businesses throughout Southwest Michigan. God called David to Himself through the pursuits of endeavor, and David loves to see business and endeavor help make our community a great place to live, work and play.

Elizabeth McCree

Board Member

Bio coming soon!

Scott McFarland

Board Member

Scott has lived in Berrien Springs since he moved to Southwest Michigan in 1998.  He is married to an incredible woman, Beth and has 4 kids (Mason, Mara, Marshall, Micah).  Scott and his family enjoy hanging out on the St. Joe river, swimming, fishing, and all the sports that the kids are involved in.  Scott finds relaxation in coaching rocket football in the fall, something he has done for 12 years and heading to the beautiful beaches on Lake Michigan.

Scott is currently the CEO of Honor Credit Union.  He has worked for credit unions since graduating from Albion College in 1990.  He has held all positions from teller to CEO.  He is passionate about helping people achieve financial independence through financial cooperatives (credit unions) and strongly believes in community investment and involvement.  Scott is involved in numerous boards that support that belief and are action oriented in achieving it.  In addition Scott was a catalyst in cooperation with other team members at Honor for the formation and launch of the Honor Credit Union Foundation that provides immediate need grants to the community.

Scott enjoys life and is committed to his family and his communities.  His greatest commitment is to Christ and tries to follow one of his favorite versus each day in Micah 6:8 “No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what He requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”

Larry Schuler

Board Member

Larry Schuler
Larry Schuler is President of Schu’s Hospitality Group, LLC, a hospitality management and consultancy company he recently started with an eye toward becoming the premier provider of guest services in the Midwest through Superior Guest Insight™ and the delivery of Surprising Hospitality™. He is past owner of Schu’s Grill and Bar in St. Joseph, Michigan, and past President of Schuler’s of Marshall (est. 1906). As the fourth generation member of the Midwest’s well-known Schuler Restaurant Family, he proudly followed the long-standing tradition of ‘working’ at the restaurant since childhood.

An active supporter of his community, Larry founded the Schu’s International Triathlon in Saint Joseph, MI, an event designated as a United States National Pro Championship for three years. He is an avid fundraiser, hosting the annual Schu’s Memorial Golf Classic and SCHULEBRATION to raise funds for the American Cancer Society and other events to support the local Boys and Girls Club. He also is a past Chairperson of Pacesetter for the local United Way.