Who We Are

Our Team

Leadership Team

Ron Cook

Ron Cook

CEO/Director of Donor Relations

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Ron and his wife Rodetta have been married 45 years. They have actively served the Lord together in ministry during the entire time and are co-founders of Care for Pastors. Ron’s main role at Care for Pastors is ministering to hundreds of pastors and spouses annually through counseling/mentorship in-person and online. He has been a pastor for 44 years and understands the stress of ministry and wants to share his longevity in ministry with other pastors and help them finish well. Another role Ron serves in is our Care for Churches Initiative, where he takes counseling, mentorship, and coaching on-site to multi-staff churches.

Rodetta Cook

Rodetta Cook

Director of Operations/Donor Relations

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Rodetta and her husband, Ron have been married 45 years. They have actively served the Lord together in ministry during the entire time and are co-founders of Care for Pastors. Rodetta has a passion to minister to pastors’ wives who need the message “they are worthy.” Her main role at Care for Pastors is ministering to those pastors’ wives through “The Confidante” program, as well as managing the office and coordinating all events for Care for Pastors.

Counseling Team

Robert White

Dr. Robert White

Faith-Based Coach/Counselor

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Dr. Robert White was raised in central Florida and completed his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Central Florida. After college, he completed the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees at Luther Rice Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. For more than 40 years he has served as pastor of churches in Florida and in Massachusetts. In October 2016, Dr. White joined Care For Pastors as a Pastoral Counselor/Coach. Robert currently resides with his wife, Kaye, in Leesburg, Florida.

Krissie Garland

Krissie Glass

PK Ministry Director/Counselor

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Krissie was born and raised in Texas. She has two amazing boy/girl twins, Joah and Selah. Krissie is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. She holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. For over 8 years, Krissie has counseled with people of all ages and from all different backgrounds. Her experience and training have prepared her to work with individuals and families struggling with depression, anxiety, parenting, grief, and everyday life stressors. Krissie has an extensive background working with local churches and ministries. She grew up a Pastor’s kid and served in the ministry alongside her husband for eight years.

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Sherri Sanford

Faith-Based Counselor/Wellness Coach

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Sherri Sanford is originally from Tuscaloosa, AL and has lived in Florida for the past 30 years. She has been married to her husband Steve for 8 years. Their blended family includes 4 children and 4 grandchildren. Sherri has a heart for ministering to pastors’ wives as she herself was a pastor’s wife for over 30 years. She obtained her degree as a Physician Assistant from Trevecca University in Nashville TN in 1983 and has been a nationally certified family practice PA for over 35 years until recently changing her focus to become a Faith-Based Counselor and wellness coach at Care for Pastors. She is passionate about encouraging the pastors’ wives in their emotional, spiritual, and physical health.

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Carol Godwin

Faith-Based Coach/Counselor

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Carol was born, raised, and educated in Virginia. She has an MA in Religion/Counseling from Liberty University where she worked there and at Thomas Road Baptist Church as a staff counselor. She served as counselor and executive director of the Liberty Godparent Foundation, an organization that oversees a group home for pregnant girls and a licensed adoption agency.

She and her husband Ron moved to Florida in 2019 and are enjoying their relaxed lifestyle. They enjoy traveling and visiting with their amazing grandchildren.

Robby Bolden

Director of Pastoral Care

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Robby grew up in Dallas, Texas, and is a son of a pastor. He received his Bachelor’s degree from East Texas Baptist University and a Master’s of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Currently, he serves as Next Gen. Pastor at Grace Emmanuel Church in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Robby has served as pastor of churches in Florida, California, and Kansas for over thirty years. In April 2022, he joined Care for Pastors as a Counselor/Pastoral Coach. Robby and his wife, Traci, have three daughters and live in Port. St. Lucie, FL.

Dan Pinkerton

Faith-Based Coach/Counselor

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Dan Pinkerton was raised in Key West, FL. After graduation, He joined the USAF and Retired in 1993 as a Special Agent. He completed his Bachelor’s in Occupational Education at Wayland Baptist University and has a Master’s in Education and Counseling from the University of Alaska. He served as a full-time pastor in several churches in Alaska and was a Chaplain for the Alaska State Troopers, before becoming a Middle School Counselor in Anchorage AK. He has worked with teens and families as a counselor for over 45 years. He was an LPC in AK, (Ret.) and is a National Board Certified Counselor (Ret.) He and his wife moved back to Florida in 2018, he has two children and 8 grandchildren.

Dr. Kevin Urichko

Faith-Based Coach/Counselor

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Dr. Kevin Urichko was born in Illinois but raised in Central Florida. He holds degrees from Boston University (B.A.) and Reformed Theological Seminary (M.Div. & D.Min.). Kevin was a pastor with Northland Church in Longwood, Florida, for 30 years, and continues to serve through Shepherd Ministries today. He and his wife, Linda (married since 1991), enjoy ministry and teaching together. They are the grateful parents of two grown children, Kristen and Isaac. Kevin’s desire is to come alongside pastors and pastoral family members with an understanding heart, sharing the compassion and hope he has received from Jesus in his own needs and challenges. He joined the Care for Pastors team in February 2023.

Traci Bolden

Faith-Based Coach/Counselor

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Traci was born and raised in Louisiana. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Louisiana State University, Shreveport. She served as Center Director for Care Net Pregnancy Services counseling women and families facing unplanned pregnancies. She and her husband have been associated with Care for Pastors for 12 years. In February 2023, she joined the staff as a faith-based counselor. 

Traci has been a Pastor’s wife for over 32 years and has a heart for serving women. She and her husband, Robby, have been married since 1990 and have three daughters, Kristen, Kaitlyn, and Hannah.

Administrative Team

Jared Simons

Jared Simons

Marketing & Media Director

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Jared is a born and raised Floridian. He completed his certification in Multimedia Design Technology at Orange Technical College, alongside his Associate of Arts degree at Lake Sumter State College. Initially planning to go into a career in advertising, graphic design and communications, Jared shifted his focus to working in the non-profit ministry space with Care for Pastors as their Marketing & Media Director in 2014. Since then, he continues to work alongside the leadership and directorial staff in expanding the outreach and resources of Care for Pastors in multiple arenas, as well as helping connect pastoral families, churches, and supporters with the Vision and Mission of CfP.

He has been married to his one and only “Pretty Girl”, Jenni, since 2014 and has three incredible (and wild) daughters together with her: Adeline, Alison, and Ava.

Christy Watson

Christy Watson

Administrative Assistant

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Christy became involved with Care for Pastors through “The Confidante”. Her desire is to help women heal and grow in the Lord. She has been a Pastor’s wife for over 15 years. She has been married to her husband, Paul since 1994 and they have 3 children, Lacey, Chloe and Tater. Christy answers the phones, greets guests and assists where needed here at CfP.

Kathy Rivers

Kathy Rivers

Financial Administrator

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Kathy has been involved with Care for Pastors since 2006 and assumed the role of Financial Administrator in January 2017. She has been married to a “PK” (Preacher’s Kid) since 1976 and has 1 daughter.

Patti Johnson

Patti Johnson

Confidante Coordinator/Admin Assistant

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Patti had been volunteering with Care for Pastors with The Confidante for Pastors’ Wives for 7 years after she and her husband received counsel from Care for Pastors as a way to give back to the ministry. She joined the Care for Pastors staff in January 2020. Patti is one of the administrators of The Confidante Private Facebook group for pastors’ wives and is a regular contributor to weekly blogs. She loves to use her gifts and abilities to support the needs of the ministry. Patti has been married to her Pastor husband Keith for 40 years. They love seeing how God uses them both in ministry to the church her husband, Keith has pastored for the past 14 years. They have 3 adult children, all married and have just recently become first time grandparents to two granddaughters.

Kim Pinkerton

Data Entry Clerk

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Kim became involved with Care for Pastors after her husband, Dan Pinkerton, started helping with counseling/life coaching. Her goal is to help wherever she is needed. She was a pastor’s wife for 7 years and has been involved in ministry for over 45 years. In her professional career, she was a paralegal for over 20 years. She has been married to Dan for 45 years and has two children and eight grandchildren.

Board of Directors

Jeff Connor

Chairman of the Board

Jeff is a highly successful, resourceful business owner that has many years of experience in building relationships that matter. He understands the power of joining the business owners who know how to make money with a cause that makes an eternal difference! He and his wife, Patty, have been allies for pastors and their wives for years before he joined this nonprofit Board, already encouraging others to Get Involved. He and his wife Patty have a burning desire to serve the Lord, especially in the area of providing care for pastors. They live in Florida with two of their children and live with the anticipation that their efforts will yield great fruit for the Kingdom of God, and the benefit of their children’s children!

Ron Cook

Board Member

Ron earned his BS degree from Liberty University in 1979. Upon graduation, he pastored two churches in West Virginia from 1980-1988 before returning to Lynchburg, VA, to complete his Masters Degree in Counseling at Liberty. He was also on the pastoral staff at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg from 1989-1997. Ron and Rodetta came to Florida to serve at First Baptist Church of Leesburg, and in April of 2000 he was called to be the Senior Pastor at a new church plant called Southpointe Baptist Fellowship. During their service at Southpointe, the church grew to over 800 members with multiple services and several community affecting outreaches.

The ministry of Care for Pastors was launched in 2004 and the church was very supportive of the mission of CfP. At the Holy Spirit’s leading, Ron stepped out of his role as Lead Pastor at Southpointe Baptist Fellowship in January of 2011 to dedicate his full attention to the development of this nonprofit, to ensure it reached its full potential to minister to pastoral families. His passion to care for pastors includes helping others get involved to make an eternal difference.

Mike Hamm

Board Member

Mike applies the servant leader model of Christ in his personal and professional life. He received Christ at age 7 and became an ordained deacon in 2009. A longtime resident of Clermont, FL, he started Restorsurance Services in 2006, a successful Central Florida-based roofing company and has been married to his wife, Tonya since 1992. Mike’s passion is the “Joy of Service”. He’s lead small groups, children’s church, VBS and continues to sit on multiple committees at his home church in Montverde, FL. Eager to apply his talents and time to support and help develop Care for Pastors, he is always one to get involved and to encourage others to join him.

Kathy Dustin

Board Member

Kathy moved to Central Florida after graduating Syracuse University with her B.S. in Elementary and Special Education. After several years of teaching in the in the Sumter County School District she went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from St. Leo University.  For more than a decade, she has served the students and community as a school principal and district administrator in Sumter County Schools. Over the last 20 years, Kathy has had the opportunity to actively serve in churches as a children’s ministry director, VBS coordinator, leadership team in a church plant and various teaching roles from Pre-School to adults. Through many friendships with pastors, pastors wives and their families, she sees the ongoing need to get involved and support Care for Pastors.

Dan Campbell

Board Member

Dan grew up in the mountains of PA and moved to Florida at the age of 13. He and his wife, Sara, have been married 30 years. They have two precious girls, Savannah 18, and Grace 13, and reside in Windermere FL. In his free time, he loves spending time with the family, fishing, and camping.

Dan was raised in the church by Christian parents, and at the age of 12  gave his life to Christ and was baptized at a summer camp.

At the age of 16, he was hired by the Walt Disney Company as an entertainment performer. After graduating high school, he became an Entertainment Coordinator supporting the Disney character department, parades, park shows, and special events. From 1999 to current day, he has worked as a Disney Entertainment Manager.

Dan has a passion for supporting those in the ministry of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and he and his wife and proudly support Care for Pastors.

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