Reconcile - Renew - Rebuild

providence home Staff

Executive Director Executive Director Rob Settle
Development Director Christy Cox
Program Director Mark Davis
Office Manager Carleen Edmonds Smoak
Assistant Development Director Caitlin Bonesteel
Steven-Stevenson Resident Assistant Steven Stevenson

A Bio from Rob Settle

God has allowed Rob to have a broad spectrum of experience that makes him especially suited for his current executive director position.  Rob has his seminary degree in Theological Studies from Columbia International University, which has equipped him to serve 12 years in Christian education and 17 years in the pastorate.  He also has a Criminal Justice degree and spent 7 years in police work.  Therefore, his background in “law” and “grace” suits him well for his current role. He and his wife, Sally, attend Hope Church, where he serves as an elder.  His genuine love for the resident men is evident in all he does.

2 Chronicles 16:9a  For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.

A Bio from Christy Cox

Christy Cox currently now serves as the Developmental Director of Providence Home. She has three decades of experience in communications, working as a television reporter and then in government, at the state and federal levels, including at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada. She has been a special advisor at the Nelson Mullins law firm since 2009. Christy started two businesses that she uses to honor Christ, and God has taken her on a journey from “chasing success to finding significance” that ultimately led her to Providence Home. She and her husband, Tobe, are parents to William, a member of the South Carolina National Guard who is finishing up his degree at Clemson University, and Reagan, who is pursuing a degree in business at Columbia International University.  They are members of Covenant Baptist Church in West Columbia.

Daniel 3:18 But even if He doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.

A Bio from Mark Davis

After a successful business career, Mark felt the Lord calling him into ministry.  Originally from Georgia, in 2004 and at the tender age of 36, Mark moved with his wife and two small children to South Carolina so he could pursue a degree in Biblical education from Columbia International University.

In 2008, Mark graduated from CIU with a B.S. in Family and Church Education Bible.

For nearly a decade now, Mark’s passion has been serving the city’s homeless community.  Mark’s desire is to work with men in need of the Savior, helping them to understand God’s true love for them.

In May 2022, Mark took over as Program Director here at Providence Home. 

Mark has been married to the beautiful Charlene for 30 years and they have two adult children, Alex and Jacob, and one absolutely perfect grandson, Jase.

He is known to annoy South Carolina fans with his avid love for the Georgia Bulldogs.

He and Charlene attend Grace Life Church in Northeast Columbia.

Favorite Bible Verse:  Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

A Bio from Carleen Edmonds Smoak

Carleen enjoyed more than 35 years in the legal profession serving as an administrative assistant specializing in real estate, estate planning and corporate law; managing trust accounts, overseeing the real estate department and working as a title insurance underwriter before starting her work at Providence Home in 2020. Serving as office manager, Carleen has numerous responsibilities overseeing budgetary and administrative operations.

While Carleen is a gifted bookkeeper and administrator, it is her deep love for Jesus Christ that shines through in her work.  She is a true prayer warrior – devoting much time and attention to the ministry’s resident men, fortifying them continually by praying with them and for them.

Originally from upstate New York, she moved to South Carolina in 1983 and began her career as a certified fitness trainer and continues to enjoy that work parttime. She is currently employed at the Columbia YMCA and at Fit Columbia as needed.

Carleen has a passion for healthy living and an active lifestyle. She is an avid tennis player, loves the outdoors and camping, and spending time with family and friends.

She is wife to Allen and they enjoy a large blended family.  She is the mother of two amazing adult daughters, and thinks her beloved grandson, Charlie, hung the moon!

The Smoaks are members of Sandy Level Baptist Church in Blythewood.

Favorite Bible Verse:  

The joy of the Lord is my strength! Nehemiah 8:10

A Bio from Caitlin Bonesteel

Caitlin has spent most of her life in Lexington, SC. She earned her B.S. in Communications and Bible from Columbia International University and has spent her career working in management, website development, and sales. She met her husband, Chadd, at CIU and they have two wonderful children, Parker and Grayson.  Caitlin and Chadd started their company, Southern Ink, in 2019 serving businesses throughout the Midlands.

While Caitlin spends most of her time being a mom and a teacher, she has always had a passion for marketing and communications. As assistant development director, she is excited to use her God-given gifts to serve Providence Home and raise awareness for the ministry in which God has placed her.

The Bonesteels are members of Radius Church, Lexington.

A Bio from Steven Stevenson

Steven came to Providence Home on August 6, 2018 due to changes in his previous living situation involving a devastating experience.  Thankfully, having been involved in Celebrate Recovery for many years, he had the tools to get him through this traumatic time.  Steven recalls it was a time to get back to putting his focus on God.  He knows that God had a plan and purpose for him being at Providence Home.  Steven joined the staff of Providence Home in 2019 to assist residents during intake and regarding their steps to progress.  His goal is to help other resident men realize their potential and God’s purpose for their life.

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower;
    the righteous man runs into it and is safe.  

providence home Staff

Executive Director Executive Director Rob Settle
Development Director Christy Cox
Program Director Mark Davis
Office Manager Carleen Edmonds Smoak

A Bio from Rob Settle

God has allowed Rob to have a broad spectrum of experience that makes him especially suited for his current executive director position.  Rob has his seminary degree in Theological Studies from Columbia International University, which has equipped him to serve 12 years in Christian education and 17 years in the pastorate.  He also has a Criminal Justice degree and spent 7 years in police work.  Therefore, his background in “law” and “grace” suits him well for his current role. He and his wife, Sally, attend Hope Church, where he serves as an elder.  His genuine love for the resident men is evident in all he does.

2 Chronicles 16:9a  For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.

A Bio from Christy Cox

Christy Cox currently now serves as the Developmental Director of Providence Home. She has three decades of experience in communications, working as a television reporter and then in government, at the state and federal levels, including at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada. She has been a special advisor at the Nelson Mullins law firm since 2009. Christy started two businesses that she uses to honor Christ, and God has taken her on a journey from “chasing success to finding significance” that ultimately led her to Providence Home. She and her husband, Tobe, are parents to William, a member of the South Carolina National Guard who is finishing up his degree at Clemson University, and Reagan, who is pursuing a degree in business at Columbia International University.  They are members of Covenant Baptist Church in West Columbia.

Daniel 3:18 But even if He doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.

A Bio from Mark Davis

After a successful business career, Mark felt the Lord calling him into ministry.  Originally from Georgia, in 2004 and at the tender age of 36, Mark moved with his wife and two small children to South Carolina so he could pursue a degree in Biblical education from Columbia International University.

In 2008, Mark graduated from CIU with a B.S. in Family and Church Education Bible.

For nearly a decade now, Mark’s passion has been serving the city’s homeless community.  Mark’s desire is to work with men in need of the Savior, helping them to understand God’s true love for them.

In May 2022, Mark took over as Program Director here at Providence Home. 

Mark has been married to the beautiful Charlene for 30 years and they have two adult children, Alex and Jacob, and one absolutely perfect grandson, Jase.

He is known to annoy South Carolina fans with his avid love for the Georgia Bulldogs.

He and Charlene attend Grace Life Church in Northeast Columbia.

Favorite Bible Verse:  Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

A Bio from Carleen Edmonds Smoak

Carleen enjoyed more than 35 years in the legal profession serving as an administrative assistant specializing in real estate, estate planning and corporate law; managing trust accounts, overseeing the real estate department and working as a title insurance underwriter before starting her work at Providence Home in 2020. Serving as office manager, Carleen has numerous responsibilities overseeing budgetary and administrative operations.

While Carleen is a gifted bookkeeper and administrator, it is her deep love for Jesus Christ that shines through in her work.  She is a true prayer warrior – devoting much time and attention to the ministry’s resident men, fortifying them continually by praying with them and for them.

Originally from upstate New York, she moved to South Carolina in 1983 and began her career as a certified fitness trainer and continues to enjoy that work parttime. She is currently employed at the Columbia YMCA and at Fit Columbia as needed.

Carleen has a passion for healthy living and an active lifestyle. She is an avid tennis player, loves the outdoors and camping, and spending time with family and friends.

She is wife to Allen and they enjoy a large blended family.  She is the mother of two amazing adult daughters, and thinks her beloved grandson, Charlie, hung the moon!

The Smoaks are members of Sandy Level Baptist Church in Blythewood.

Favorite Bible Verse:  

The joy of the Lord is my strength! Nehemiah 8:10

Assistant Development Director Caitlin Bonesteel
Steven-Stevenson Resident Assistant Steven Stevenson

A Bio from Caitlin Bonesteel

Caitlin has spent most of her life in Lexington, SC. She earned her B.S. in Communications and Bible from Columbia International University and has spent her career working in management, website development, and sales. She met her husband, Chadd, at CIU and they have two wonderful children, Parker and Grayson.  Caitlin and Chadd started their company, Southern Ink, in 2019 serving businesses throughout the Midlands.

While Caitlin spends most of her time being a mom and a teacher, she has always had a passion for marketing and communications. As assistant development director, she is excited to use her God-given gifts to serve Providence Home and raise awareness for the ministry in which God has placed her.

The Bonesteels are members of Radius Church, Lexington.

A Bio from Steven Stevenson

Steven came to Providence Home on August 6, 2018 due to changes in his previous living situation involving a devastating experience.  Thankfully, having been involved in Celebrate Recovery for many years, he had the tools to get him through this traumatic time.  Steven recalls it was a time to get back to putting his focus on God.  He knows that God had a plan and purpose for him being at Providence Home.  Steven joined the staff of Providence Home in 2019 to assist residents during intake and regarding their steps to progress.  His goal is to help other resident men realize their potential and God’s purpose for their life.

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower;
    the righteous man runs into it and is safe.  

providence home Staff

Executive Director Executive Director Rob Settle
Development Director Christy Cox
Program Director Mark Davis

A Bio from Rob Settle

God has allowed Rob to have a broad spectrum of experience that makes him especially suited for his current executive director position.  Rob has his seminary degree in Theological Studies from Columbia International University, which has equipped him to serve 12 years in Christian education and 17 years in the pastorate.  He also has a Criminal Justice degree and spent 7 years in police work.  Therefore, his background in “law” and “grace” suits him well for his current role. He and his wife, Sally, attend Hope Church, where he serves as an elder.  His genuine love for the resident men is evident in all he does.

2 Chronicles 16:9a  For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.

A Bio from Christy Cox

Christy Cox currently now serves as the Developmental Director of Providence Home. She has three decades of experience in communications, working as a television reporter and then in government, at the state and federal levels, including at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada. She has been a special advisor at the Nelson Mullins law firm since 2009. Christy started two businesses that she uses to honor Christ, and God has taken her on a journey from “chasing success to finding significance” that ultimately led her to Providence Home. She and her husband, Tobe, are parents to William, a member of the South Carolina National Guard who is finishing up his degree at Clemson University, and Reagan, who is pursuing a degree in business at Columbia International University.  They are members of Covenant Baptist Church in West Columbia.

Daniel 3:18 But even if He doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.

A Bio from Mark Davis

After a successful business career, Mark felt the Lord calling him into ministry.  Originally from Georgia, in 2004 and at the tender age of 36, Mark moved with his wife and two small children to South Carolina so he could pursue a degree in Biblical education from Columbia International University.

In 2008, Mark graduated from CIU with a B.S. in Family and Church Education Bible.

For nearly a decade now, Mark’s passion has been serving the city’s homeless community.  Mark’s desire is to work with men in need of the Savior, helping them to understand God’s true love for them.

In May 2022, Mark took over as Program Director here at Providence Home. 

Mark has been married to the beautiful Charlene for 30 years and they have two adult children, Alex and Jacob, and one absolutely perfect grandson, Jase.

He is known to annoy South Carolina fans with his avid love for the Georgia Bulldogs.

He and Charlene attend Grace Life Church in Northeast Columbia.

Favorite Bible Verse:  Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

Office Manager Carleen Edmonds Smoak
Assistant Development Director Caitlin Bonesteel
Steven-Stevenson Resident Assistant Steven Stevenson

A Bio from Carleen Edmonds Smoak

Carleen enjoyed more than 35 years in the legal profession serving as an administrative assistant specializing in real estate, estate planning and corporate law; managing trust accounts, overseeing the real estate department and working as a title insurance underwriter before starting her work at Providence Home in 2020. Serving as office manager, Carleen has numerous responsibilities overseeing budgetary and administrative operations.

While Carleen is a gifted bookkeeper and administrator, it is her deep love for Jesus Christ that shines through in her work.  She is a true prayer warrior – devoting much time and attention to the ministry’s resident men, fortifying them continually by praying with them and for them.

Originally from upstate New York, she moved to South Carolina in 1983 and began her career as a certified fitness trainer and continues to enjoy that work parttime. She is currently employed at the Columbia YMCA and at Fit Columbia as needed.

Carleen has a passion for healthy living and an active lifestyle. She is an avid tennis player, loves the outdoors and camping, and spending time with family and friends.

She is wife to Allen and they enjoy a large blended family.  She is the mother of two amazing adult daughters, and thinks her beloved grandson, Charlie, hung the moon!

The Smoaks are members of Sandy Level Baptist Church in Blythewood.

Favorite Bible Verse:  

The joy of the Lord is my strength! Nehemiah 8:10

A Bio from Caitlin Bonesteel

Caitlin has spent most of her life in Lexington, SC. She earned her B.S. in Communications and Bible from Columbia International University and has spent her career working in management, website development, and sales. She met her husband, Chadd, at CIU and they have two wonderful children, Parker and Grayson.  Caitlin and Chadd started their company, Southern Ink, in 2019 serving businesses throughout the Midlands.

While Caitlin spends most of her time being a mom and a teacher, she has always had a passion for marketing and communications. As assistant development director, she is excited to use her God-given gifts to serve Providence Home and raise awareness for the ministry in which God has placed her.

The Bonesteels are members of Radius Church, Lexington.

A Bio from Steven Stevenson

Steven came to Providence Home on August 6, 2018 due to changes in his previous living situation involving a devastating experience.  Thankfully, having been involved in Celebrate Recovery for many years, he had the tools to get him through this traumatic time.  Steven recalls it was a time to get back to putting his focus on God.  He knows that God had a plan and purpose for him being at Providence Home.  Steven joined the staff of Providence Home in 2019 to assist residents during intake and regarding their steps to progress.  His goal is to help other resident men realize their potential and God’s purpose for their life.

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower;
    the righteous man runs into it and is safe.  

providence home Executive Board

William Brumbach - Board of Directors Chairman William Brumbach
Hal Stevenson - Board of Directors Vice Chairman Hal Stevenson
reggie boan board member Board Treasurer Reggie Boan
Beth Atwater Secretary Beth Atwater

A Bio from William Brumbach

Will Brumbach is an attorney who holds the Labor Relations Manager position at Dominion Energy, Inc.  As a dedicated board member Will has shared his expertise on many occasions to assist Providence Home.  He loves camping with his daughters, Amelia and Claire.  They attend Shandon United Methodist Church and serve meals regularly to residents on campus. 

A Bio from Hal Stevenson

Born in Rock Hill, Mr. Stevenson graduated from Wofford College in 1981. After developing billboard sites across the country with his wife Diana, they established what is now known as Grace Outdoor Advertising in Columbia in 1987. Grace manages over 300 billboard displays in the Carolinas and Georgia, including 35 digital billboards.  Active for many years in business, political, civic, and Christian organizations, Hal currently serves on the boards of the Outdoor Advertising Association of South Carolina, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the Vista Guild, Columbia’s premier art and entertainment district. He is a past president of the Columbia Rotary Club and former chairman of the SC Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council. He recently rotated off the board of the Greater Columbia Community Relations Council where he served for 10 years. Many people would be surprised to know that in 1996 and 2000, he ran the presidential campaign for Alan Keyes in South Carolina.  Hal and Diana, a Columbia native and USC graduate, also have 5 children (Alex, Hannah, Noelle, Grace, and Jacob) one grandson (Calvin) with 2 more on the way! The Stevenson’s are founding members of River City Chapel, an independent church plant that meets at the SC State Museum, where Hal serves on the leadership council. Hal’s hobbies include playing golf and tennis, learning Spanish and Guitar, and spending time with family and friends.  

A Bio from Reggie Boan

Reggie Boan has been an active member of Gateway Baptist Church for some 30 years, serving on and chairing various committees.  He brings his longtime experience and expertise as a public accountant and financial advisor to our Providence Home Board where he currently serves as our treasurer.  Married to Janet since 1979, the Boans feel richly blessed by their two adult daughters and the gift of health.  They enjoy traveling together.  Reggie, an avid walking-running enthusiast, has completed several half marathons with their daughters.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

A Bio from Beth Atwater

Beth Atwater is a founding partner of Atwater and Associates and has practiced law in public service at the federal and state levels. She has a special focus on charter schools and extensive experience in state government, having worked for the Office of the SC Attorney General and for the SC Speaker of the House.  A devoted wife to Todd and mom to Caroline, a 2021 graduate of Furman University who is teaching in Arizona, and Jim, a junior attending Clemson University who is also a graduate of the prestigious South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, Beth is known as a fierce prayer warrior totally devoted to Jesus.  The Atwaters are longtime members of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia. 

providence home Executive Board

William Brumbach - Board of Directors Chairman William Brumbach
Hal Stevenson - Board of Directors Vice Chairman Hal Stevenson
reggie boan board member Board Treasurer Reggie Boan
Beth Atwater Secretary Beth Atwater

A Bio from William Brumbach

Will Brumbach is an attorney who holds the Labor Relations Manager position at Dominion Energy, Inc.  As a dedicated board member Will has shared his expertise on many occasions to assist Providence Home.  He loves camping with his daughters, Amelia and Claire.  They attend Shandon United Methodist Church and serve meals regularly to residents on campus. 

A Bio from Hal Stevenson

Born in Rock Hill, Mr. Stevenson graduated from Wofford College in 1981. After developing billboard sites across the country with his wife Diana, they established what is now known as Grace Outdoor Advertising in Columbia in 1987. Grace manages over 300 billboard displays in the Carolinas and Georgia, including 35 digital billboards.  Active for many years in business, political, civic, and Christian organizations, Hal currently serves on the boards of the Outdoor Advertising Association of South Carolina, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the Vista Guild, Columbia’s premier art and entertainment district. He is a past president of the Columbia Rotary Club and former chairman of the SC Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council. He recently rotated off the board of the Greater Columbia Community Relations Council where he served for 10 years. Many people would be surprised to know that in 1996 and 2000, he ran the presidential campaign for Alan Keyes in South Carolina.  Hal and Diana, a Columbia native and USC graduate, also have 5 children (Alex, Hannah, Noelle, Grace, and Jacob) one grandson (Calvin) with 2 more on the way! The Stevenson’s are founding members of River City Chapel, an independent church plant that meets at the SC State Museum, where Hal serves on the leadership council. Hal’s hobbies include playing golf and tennis, learning Spanish and Guitar, and spending time with family and friends.  

A Bio from Reggie Boan

Reggie Boan has been an active member of Gateway Baptist Church for some 30 years, serving on and chairing various committees.  He brings his longtime experience and expertise as a public accountant and financial advisor to our Providence Home Board where he currently serves as our treasurer.  Married to Janet since 1979, the Boans feel richly blessed by their two adult daughters and the gift of health.  They enjoy traveling together.  Reggie, an avid walking-running enthusiast, has completed several half marathons with their daughters.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

A Bio from Beth Atwater

Beth Atwater is a founding partner of Atwater and Associates and has practiced law in public service at the federal and state levels. She has a special focus on charter schools and extensive experience in state government, having worked for the Office of the SC Attorney General and for the SC Speaker of the House.  A devoted wife to Todd and mom to Caroline, a 2021 graduate of Furman University who is teaching in Arizona, and Jim, a junior attending Clemson University who is also a graduate of the prestigious South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, Beth is known as a fierce prayer warrior totally devoted to Jesus.  The Atwaters are longtime members of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia. 

providence home Executive Board

William Brumbach - Board of Directors Chairman William Brumbach
Hal Stevenson - Board of Directors Vice Chairman Hal Stevenson
reggie boan board member Board Treasurer Reggie Boan

A Bio from William Brumbach

Will Brumbach is an attorney who holds the Labor Relations Manager position at Dominion Energy, Inc.  As a dedicated board member Will has shared his expertise on many occasions to assist Providence Home.  He loves camping with his daughters, Amelia and Claire.  They attend Shandon United Methodist Church and serve meals regularly to residents on campus. 

A Bio from Hal Stevenson

Born in Rock Hill, Mr. Stevenson graduated from Wofford College in 1981. After developing billboard sites across the country with his wife Diana, they established what is now known as Grace Outdoor Advertising in Columbia in 1987. Grace manages over 300 billboard displays in the Carolinas and Georgia, including 35 digital billboards.  Active for many years in business, political, civic, and Christian organizations, Hal currently serves on the boards of the Outdoor Advertising Association of South Carolina, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the Vista Guild, Columbia’s premier art and entertainment district. He is a past president of the Columbia Rotary Club and former chairman of the SC Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council. He recently rotated off the board of the Greater Columbia Community Relations Council where he served for 10 years. Many people would be surprised to know that in 1996 and 2000, he ran the presidential campaign for Alan Keyes in South Carolina.  Hal and Diana, a Columbia native and USC graduate, also have 5 children (Alex, Hannah, Noelle, Grace, and Jacob) one grandson (Calvin) with 2 more on the way! The Stevenson’s are founding members of River City Chapel, an independent church plant that meets at the SC State Museum, where Hal serves on the leadership council. Hal’s hobbies include playing golf and tennis, learning Spanish and Guitar, and spending time with family and friends.  

A Bio from Reggie Boan

Reggie Boan has been an active member of Gateway Baptist Church for some 30 years, serving on and chairing various committees.  He brings his longtime experience and expertise as a public accountant and financial advisor to our Providence Home Board where he currently serves as our treasurer.  Married to Janet since 1979, the Boans feel richly blessed by their two adult daughters and the gift of health.  They enjoy traveling together.  Reggie, an avid walking-running enthusiast, has completed several half marathons with their daughters.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

Beth Atwater Secretary Beth Atwater

A Bio from Beth Atwater

Beth Atwater is a founding partner of Atwater and Associates and has practiced law in public service at the federal and state levels. She has a special focus on charter schools and extensive experience in state government, having worked for the Office of the SC Attorney General and for the SC Speaker of the House.  A devoted wife to Todd and mom to Caroline, a 2021 graduate of Furman University who is teaching in Arizona, and Jim, a junior attending Clemson University who is also a graduate of the prestigious South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, Beth is known as a fierce prayer warrior totally devoted to Jesus.  The Atwaters are longtime members of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia. 

providence home board of directors

Matt Thompson
Kim Abbot Kim Abbott
Tara Whitfield - Board of Directors Tara Whitfield
Brantley Hanna - Board of Directors Brantley Hanna
Henry “Papa” Hennagan
Henry Rollins - Board of Directors Henry Rollins
Mike Millington Mike Millington
Richard Fleming, Jr.
Edwin Davis-Board of Directors Edwin Davis

A Bio from Matt Thompson

Matt has been leading organizations through successful growth and change for over 21 years. Throughout his career he has served in senior leadership roles, including CEO, COO, Senior Consultant, and Executive VP for organizations across multiple industries. In addition, Matt has had the pleasure of spearheading multiple start-up ventures that experienced rapid expansion. He is supremely talented in the areas of operational planning and implementation, staff development, recruitment, business development, and marketing.

In 2005, Matt co-founded Capital Marketing Group that would later be re-branded as Splash Omnimedia. He brought his vast experience and knowledge to the table to provide organizations more relevant marketing options that deliver a high ROI. His experience has taught him to analyze an organization’s marketing strategy, sales, and communication processes as an overall business issue. The byproduct of his analysis is highly measurable, performance-driven marketing strategies with clear objectives.

Psalm 120:1

A Bio from Kim Abbott

Kim and her husband, David, are drawn to ministries that change lives. As “empty-nesters,” they have raised a son, Bryan, and daughter, Mary Ellen, now married. Kim and David are both active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and sports and attend Shandon Baptist Church.  Kim loves anything sports, having played amateur tournaments and coached Women’s Golf at USC. She currently serves as the Assistant Athletic Director at Columbia International University. She originally started their Intercollegiate Athletics program in 2010 as the Athletic Director and left briefly to take care of elderly parents in the Midwest, returning to serve at CIU once again.   

A Bio from Tara Whitfield

Tara Whitfield is retired from the SC Department of Mental Health and enjoys serving others.  She is constantly helping at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church where she is an active member of the Roads & Anchor Sunday school class and serves in the Funeral Ministry, Worship Committee and Good News Committee.  On her free time Tara enjoys a variety of crafting and activities, spending time enjoying the beauty of nature, journaling, and caring for animals.  A little-known fact about Tara is that Francis Scott Key, the author of our American national anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner,” was the brother of her great-grandfather, John Alfred Key. She is married to her husband John Whitfield and they have four children: Pickens, Laurel, Cy, and Jonathan.  

A Bio from Brantley Hanna

Brantley Hanna is a retired Battalion Chief with the Columbia Fire Department and currently is the owner of Custom Lawn Service, MM&M Properties, and co-owner of Whit’s End Vacation Properties.  He loves getting up early and working (or playing golf). Brantley has been married to his beautiful bride, Jennifer Hanna, for an awesome 25 years.  Together they have four daughters, Maddie 22, Mollie 20, McKenzie 17 and Macie 13.  Brantley is a proud member of the Village Church in Blythewood for the past twelve years where he helps lead an annual mission trip to Haiti and Financial Peace University classes, while also helping with weekly youth activities and the 11th grade Bible study his wife leads. He is a coach for men and couples in financial issues and keeps everyone laughing with his humorous approach to life! 

A Bio from Henry “Papa” Hennagan

“Papa” Henry Hennagan was born on July 28th, 1944 and “born again” at age fourteen.  He is the third child in his family with three brothers and three sisters.  Henry served in the military with the U.S. Air Force for over eight years. Afterward, he was also employed as a Customer Service Technician with IBM, a Communications Consultant and Line men with Southern Bell, a Service Manager of the South Carolina region for Simplex, an Electronic Media Specialist and Producer of a WMHK program at the Columbia Bible College, and in Revenue Recovery at UPS Unit until retirement.  


“Papa” Henry is an ordained minister and has served in many capacities, such as an Outreach Development and Instructor with Child Evangelism Fellowship and in the church with a ministry of encouragement to believers, evangelistic outreach, and preaching. Henry has a burden for seeing families reconciled through Jesus Christ, with a focus on prayer. He and his wife, Mary, have been married 55 years and have six children, thirteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. They are a valued part of the Providence Home family, taking time to meet with Providence Home staff weekly and pray for the resident men and ministry.  

A Bio from Henry Rollins

After graduating from Wofford College, Henry Rollins began a career in real estate that has continued for 49 years.  He has been working in Columbia and the surrounding areas for 49 years.  Henry Continues to enjoy working with people and helping them find the perfect home for their needs.     Henry has been married to his lovely bride for 44 years, and together they have four children and nine grandchildren of which they are extremely proud.  Henry has been a lifelong member of the Methodist church and has served on the Finance Committee and Board of Trustees.  Henry says being on the Providence Home Board of Directors has been one of his most rewarding experiences of his life and says, “Witnessing God working through the staff and volunteers in helping men transform their lives is truly amazing.” 

A Bio from Mike Millington

Mike Millington currently serves as the Area Director for the Northern Midlands Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Mike and his family moved to Chapin, SC in July of 2018. Prior to joining staff with FCA in 2016, Mike was a youth pastor at a church in the Twin Cities (MN). Mike and his wife Janelle are blessed with three children; Connor, Lydia, and Kiara. Mike enjoys cooking, being with his family, golf and ice hockey. Mike strives each day to serve and honor the Lord and is thankful for a new life in Jesus Christ!

A Bio from Richard Fleming, Jr.

Richard Fleming is a longtime, steadfast friend of Providence Home. He graduated Columbia International University with a Master of Arts in Bible (1987) and has a broad and rich ministerial experience. He has served God as Dean of Students and Bible professor at Carver Bible College in Atlanta, GA (1987-1989); Interim Pastor of Grant Park Alliance Church in Atlanta, GA (1988-1989); Pastor of Columbia Christian Fellowship in Columbia, SC (1989-2005); Adjunct Faculty (Bible Teacher) at Columbia International University (1996-1997); church planter of Beracah Bible Baptist in Columbia, SC (2007-2012); Life Coach at Oliver Gospel Mission in Columbia, SC (2011-2013); pastor of Christ’s Community Church in Savannah, GA (2013-2016), and the program director at Providence Home (2017-2018). Richard currently is Discipleship Coordinator and supply pastor at Arsenal Hill Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC.


A native of Pontotoc, Mississippi, Richard and his bride of more than three decades, Patrice, have three grown children and three grandchildren.


Isaiah 40:31
“But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”

A Bio from Edwin Davis

Born in Columbia S.C., Edwin has lived in the city all his life. He graduated from USC with major in math, completed a master’s degree, and worked for IBM before joining the family manufacturing business, The Marwin Company.  Later, he entered the garage door business by starting Bilt Rite Garage Doors, concluding a 44-year career in 2017 when he retired.  He is married to his high school sweetheart, Jane, and after 54 years, they have three children (Haden, Andy, and Neely) and five grandchildren.  He and Jane are members of Riverland Hills Baptist Church since 1970, and he has served as a deacon and on many committees including Executive, Nominating Personnel, and others.  Edwin enjoys reading and being around Lake Murray. For many years, he has supported homeless and prison ministries. What most people do not know about Edwin is that as a young teenager, he had a horse, and his parents gave me the choice give up the horse or the girl friend.  He gave up the horse and later married the girlfriend! 

providence home board of directors

Matt Thompson
Kim Abbot Kim Abbott
Tara Whitfield - Board of Directors Tara Whitfield
Brantley Hanna - Board of Directors Brantley Hanna

A Bio from Matt Thompson

Matt has been leading organizations through successful growth and change for over 21 years. Throughout his career he has served in senior leadership roles, including CEO, COO, Senior Consultant, and Executive VP for organizations across multiple industries. In addition, Matt has had the pleasure of spearheading multiple start-up ventures that experienced rapid expansion. He is supremely talented in the areas of operational planning and implementation, staff development, recruitment, business development, and marketing.

In 2005, Matt co-founded Capital Marketing Group that would later be re-branded as Splash Omnimedia. He brought his vast experience and knowledge to the table to provide organizations more relevant marketing options that deliver a high ROI. His experience has taught him to analyze an organization’s marketing strategy, sales, and communication processes as an overall business issue. The byproduct of his analysis is highly measurable, performance-driven marketing strategies with clear objectives.

Psalm 120:1

A Bio from Kim Abbott

Kim and her husband, David, are drawn to ministries that change lives. As “empty-nesters,” they have raised a son, Bryan, and daughter, Mary Ellen, now married. Kim and David are both active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and sports and attend Shandon Baptist Church.  Kim loves anything sports, having played amateur tournaments and coached Women’s Golf at USC. She currently serves as the Assistant Athletic Director at Columbia International University. She originally started their Intercollegiate Athletics program in 2010 as the Athletic Director and left briefly to take care of elderly parents in the Midwest, returning to serve at CIU once again.   

A Bio from Tara Whitfield

Tara Whitfield is retired from the SC Department of Mental Health and enjoys serving others.  She is constantly helping at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church where she is an active member of the Roads & Anchor Sunday school class and serves in the Funeral Ministry, Worship Committee and Good News Committee.  On her free time Tara enjoys a variety of crafting and activities, spending time enjoying the beauty of nature, journaling, and caring for animals.  A little-known fact about Tara is that Francis Scott Key, the author of our American national anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner,” was the brother of her great-grandfather, John Alfred Key. She is married to her husband John Whitfield and they have four children: Pickens, Laurel, Cy, and Jonathan.  

A Bio from Brantley Hanna

Brantley Hanna is a retired Battalion Chief with the Columbia Fire Department and currently is the owner of Custom Lawn Service, MM&M Properties, and co-owner of Whit’s End Vacation Properties.  He loves getting up early and working (or playing golf). Brantley has been married to his beautiful bride, Jennifer Hanna, for an awesome 25 years.  Together they have four daughters, Maddie 22, Mollie 20, McKenzie 17 and Macie 13.  Brantley is a proud member of the Village Church in Blythewood for the past twelve years where he helps lead an annual mission trip to Haiti and Financial Peace University classes, while also helping with weekly youth activities and the 11th grade Bible study his wife leads. He is a coach for men and couples in financial issues and keeps everyone laughing with his humorous approach to life! 

Henry “Papa” Hennagan
Henry Rollins - Board of Directors Henry Rollins
Mike Millington Mike Millington
Richard Fleming, Jr.

A Bio from Henry “Papa” Hennagan

“Papa” Henry Hennagan was born on July 28th, 1944 and “born again” at age fourteen.  He is the third child in his family with three brothers and three sisters.  Henry served in the military with the U.S. Air Force for over eight years. Afterward, he was also employed as a Customer Service Technician with IBM, a Communications Consultant and Line men with Southern Bell, a Service Manager of the South Carolina region for Simplex, an Electronic Media Specialist and Producer of a WMHK program at the Columbia Bible College, and in Revenue Recovery at UPS Unit until retirement.  


“Papa” Henry is an ordained minister and has served in many capacities, such as an Outreach Development and Instructor with Child Evangelism Fellowship and in the church with a ministry of encouragement to believers, evangelistic outreach, and preaching. Henry has a burden for seeing families reconciled through Jesus Christ, with a focus on prayer. He and his wife, Mary, have been married 55 years and have six children, thirteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. They are a valued part of the Providence Home family, taking time to meet with Providence Home staff weekly and pray for the resident men and ministry.  

A Bio from Henry Rollins

After graduating from Wofford College, Henry Rollins began a career in real estate that has continued for 49 years.  He has been working in Columbia and the surrounding areas for 49 years.  Henry Continues to enjoy working with people and helping them find the perfect home for their needs.     Henry has been married to his lovely bride for 44 years, and together they have four children and nine grandchildren of which they are extremely proud.  Henry has been a lifelong member of the Methodist church and has served on the Finance Committee and Board of Trustees.  Henry says being on the Providence Home Board of Directors has been one of his most rewarding experiences of his life and says, “Witnessing God working through the staff and volunteers in helping men transform their lives is truly amazing.” 

A Bio from Mike Millington

Mike Millington currently serves as the Area Director for the Northern Midlands Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Mike and his family moved to Chapin, SC in July of 2018. Prior to joining staff with FCA in 2016, Mike was a youth pastor at a church in the Twin Cities (MN). Mike and his wife Janelle are blessed with three children; Connor, Lydia, and Kiara. Mike enjoys cooking, being with his family, golf and ice hockey. Mike strives each day to serve and honor the Lord and is thankful for a new life in Jesus Christ!

A Bio from Richard Fleming, Jr.

Richard Fleming is a longtime, steadfast friend of Providence Home. He graduated Columbia International University with a Master of Arts in Bible (1987) and has a broad and rich ministerial experience. He has served God as Dean of Students and Bible professor at Carver Bible College in Atlanta, GA (1987-1989); Interim Pastor of Grant Park Alliance Church in Atlanta, GA (1988-1989); Pastor of Columbia Christian Fellowship in Columbia, SC (1989-2005); Adjunct Faculty (Bible Teacher) at Columbia International University (1996-1997); church planter of Beracah Bible Baptist in Columbia, SC (2007-2012); Life Coach at Oliver Gospel Mission in Columbia, SC (2011-2013); pastor of Christ’s Community Church in Savannah, GA (2013-2016), and the program director at Providence Home (2017-2018). Richard currently is Discipleship Coordinator and supply pastor at Arsenal Hill Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC.


A native of Pontotoc, Mississippi, Richard and his bride of more than three decades, Patrice, have three grown children and three grandchildren.


Isaiah 40:31
“But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”

Edwin Davis-Board of Directors Edwin Davis

A Bio from Edwin Davis

Born in Columbia S.C., Edwin has lived in the city all his life. He graduated from USC with major in math, completed a master’s degree, and worked for IBM before joining the family manufacturing business, The Marwin Company.  Later, he entered the garage door business by starting Bilt Rite Garage Doors, concluding a 44-year career in 2017 when he retired.  He is married to his high school sweetheart, Jane, and after 54 years, they have three children (Haden, Andy, and Neely) and five grandchildren.  He and Jane are members of Riverland Hills Baptist Church since 1970, and he has served as a deacon and on many committees including Executive, Nominating Personnel, and others.  Edwin enjoys reading and being around Lake Murray. For many years, he has supported homeless and prison ministries. What most people do not know about Edwin is that as a young teenager, he had a horse, and his parents gave me the choice give up the horse or the girl friend.  He gave up the horse and later married the girlfriend! 

providence home board of directors

Matt Thompson
Kim Abbot Kim Abbott
Tara Whitfield - Board of Directors Tara Whitfield

A Bio from Matt Thompson

Matt has been leading organizations through successful growth and change for over 21 years. Throughout his career he has served in senior leadership roles, including CEO, COO, Senior Consultant, and Executive VP for organizations across multiple industries. In addition, Matt has had the pleasure of spearheading multiple start-up ventures that experienced rapid expansion. He is supremely talented in the areas of operational planning and implementation, staff development, recruitment, business development, and marketing.

In 2005, Matt co-founded Capital Marketing Group that would later be re-branded as Splash Omnimedia. He brought his vast experience and knowledge to the table to provide organizations more relevant marketing options that deliver a high ROI. His experience has taught him to analyze an organization’s marketing strategy, sales, and communication processes as an overall business issue. The byproduct of his analysis is highly measurable, performance-driven marketing strategies with clear objectives.

Psalm 120:1

A Bio from Kim Abbott

Kim and her husband, David, are drawn to ministries that change lives. As “empty-nesters,” they have raised a son, Bryan, and daughter, Mary Ellen, now married. Kim and David are both active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and sports and attend Shandon Baptist Church.  Kim loves anything sports, having played amateur tournaments and coached Women’s Golf at USC. She currently serves as the Assistant Athletic Director at Columbia International University. She originally started their Intercollegiate Athletics program in 2010 as the Athletic Director and left briefly to take care of elderly parents in the Midwest, returning to serve at CIU once again.   

A Bio from Tara Whitfield

Tara Whitfield is retired from the SC Department of Mental Health and enjoys serving others.  She is constantly helping at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church where she is an active member of the Roads & Anchor Sunday school class and serves in the Funeral Ministry, Worship Committee and Good News Committee.  On her free time Tara enjoys a variety of crafting and activities, spending time enjoying the beauty of nature, journaling, and caring for animals.  A little-known fact about Tara is that Francis Scott Key, the author of our American national anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner,” was the brother of her great-grandfather, John Alfred Key. She is married to her husband John Whitfield and they have four children: Pickens, Laurel, Cy, and Jonathan.  

Brantley Hanna - Board of Directors Brantley Hanna
Henry “Papa” Hennagan
Henry Rollins - Board of Directors Henry Rollins

A Bio from Brantley Hanna

Brantley Hanna is a retired Battalion Chief with the Columbia Fire Department and currently is the owner of Custom Lawn Service, MM&M Properties, and co-owner of Whit’s End Vacation Properties.  He loves getting up early and working (or playing golf). Brantley has been married to his beautiful bride, Jennifer Hanna, for an awesome 25 years.  Together they have four daughters, Maddie 22, Mollie 20, McKenzie 17 and Macie 13.  Brantley is a proud member of the Village Church in Blythewood for the past twelve years where he helps lead an annual mission trip to Haiti and Financial Peace University classes, while also helping with weekly youth activities and the 11th grade Bible study his wife leads. He is a coach for men and couples in financial issues and keeps everyone laughing with his humorous approach to life! 

A Bio from Henry “Papa” Hennagan

“Papa” Henry Hennagan was born on July 28th, 1944 and “born again” at age fourteen.  He is the third child in his family with three brothers and three sisters.  Henry served in the military with the U.S. Air Force for over eight years. Afterward, he was also employed as a Customer Service Technician with IBM, a Communications Consultant and Line men with Southern Bell, a Service Manager of the South Carolina region for Simplex, an Electronic Media Specialist and Producer of a WMHK program at the Columbia Bible College, and in Revenue Recovery at UPS Unit until retirement.  


“Papa” Henry is an ordained minister and has served in many capacities, such as an Outreach Development and Instructor with Child Evangelism Fellowship and in the church with a ministry of encouragement to believers, evangelistic outreach, and preaching. Henry has a burden for seeing families reconciled through Jesus Christ, with a focus on prayer. He and his wife, Mary, have been married 55 years and have six children, thirteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. They are a valued part of the Providence Home family, taking time to meet with Providence Home staff weekly and pray for the resident men and ministry.  

A Bio from Henry Rollins

After graduating from Wofford College, Henry Rollins began a career in real estate that has continued for 49 years.  He has been working in Columbia and the surrounding areas for 49 years.  Henry Continues to enjoy working with people and helping them find the perfect home for their needs.     Henry has been married to his lovely bride for 44 years, and together they have four children and nine grandchildren of which they are extremely proud.  Henry has been a lifelong member of the Methodist church and has served on the Finance Committee and Board of Trustees.  Henry says being on the Providence Home Board of Directors has been one of his most rewarding experiences of his life and says, “Witnessing God working through the staff and volunteers in helping men transform their lives is truly amazing.” 

Mike Millington Mike Millington
Richard Fleming, Jr.
Edwin Davis-Board of Directors Edwin Davis

A Bio from Mike Millington

Mike Millington currently serves as the Area Director for the Northern Midlands Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Mike and his family moved to Chapin, SC in July of 2018. Prior to joining staff with FCA in 2016, Mike was a youth pastor at a church in the Twin Cities (MN). Mike and his wife Janelle are blessed with three children; Connor, Lydia, and Kiara. Mike enjoys cooking, being with his family, golf and ice hockey. Mike strives each day to serve and honor the Lord and is thankful for a new life in Jesus Christ!

A Bio from Richard Fleming, Jr.

Richard Fleming is a longtime, steadfast friend of Providence Home. He graduated Columbia International University with a Master of Arts in Bible (1987) and has a broad and rich ministerial experience. He has served God as Dean of Students and Bible professor at Carver Bible College in Atlanta, GA (1987-1989); Interim Pastor of Grant Park Alliance Church in Atlanta, GA (1988-1989); Pastor of Columbia Christian Fellowship in Columbia, SC (1989-2005); Adjunct Faculty (Bible Teacher) at Columbia International University (1996-1997); church planter of Beracah Bible Baptist in Columbia, SC (2007-2012); Life Coach at Oliver Gospel Mission in Columbia, SC (2011-2013); pastor of Christ’s Community Church in Savannah, GA (2013-2016), and the program director at Providence Home (2017-2018). Richard currently is Discipleship Coordinator and supply pastor at Arsenal Hill Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC.


A native of Pontotoc, Mississippi, Richard and his bride of more than three decades, Patrice, have three grown children and three grandchildren.


Isaiah 40:31
“But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”

A Bio from Edwin Davis

Born in Columbia S.C., Edwin has lived in the city all his life. He graduated from USC with major in math, completed a master’s degree, and worked for IBM before joining the family manufacturing business, The Marwin Company.  Later, he entered the garage door business by starting Bilt Rite Garage Doors, concluding a 44-year career in 2017 when he retired.  He is married to his high school sweetheart, Jane, and after 54 years, they have three children (Haden, Andy, and Neely) and five grandchildren.  He and Jane are members of Riverland Hills Baptist Church since 1970, and he has served as a deacon and on many committees including Executive, Nominating Personnel, and others.  Edwin enjoys reading and being around Lake Murray. For many years, he has supported homeless and prison ministries. What most people do not know about Edwin is that as a young teenager, he had a horse, and his parents gave me the choice give up the horse or the girl friend.  He gave up the horse and later married the girlfriend!