Leading the Way
Leadership is fundamental to the success of any team or organization and at Christ’s Hands the Board of Directors provides that leadership. God has blessed the ministry year after year to provide the opportunity to meet various needs within the community. The board addresses each matter with prayer, seeking guidance from the Holy Spirit, which has been critical as Christ’s Hands continues to grow. As much as the churches' prayers are sought after for the ministry, clients and community, prayers for the leadership of Christ’s Hands is appreciated as well.
Board of Directors:
Dr. Robert Atkins is the founder of Christ’s Hands and serves as Chairman of the Board. He currently resides in Hazard, Kentucky where he practices family medicine at the Kentucky Community and Family Medicine Center for Ural Heath. He and his wife, Julie, attend Summit Church.
Tim Howard serves as the Secretary of the Board. He is the owner and president of Howard Engineering and attends Harlan Christian Church. Tim volunteers Wednesday evenings serving and delivering meals.
Steve Miracle, a licensed electrician, offers insights on building projects. He is the owner and operator of Total Electric. He and his wife Mattie attend Immanual Baptist Church. Steve volunteers in assisting with the various operating systems within the building.
Matt Nunez serves as the Treasurer on the board. He provides a valued connection to local community resources. He operates the Harlan Dental Clinic where he serves the community as a dentist. He and his wife, Brandee, and their four children attend Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Scott Pace offers his expertise in technology support. He is a teacher at Harlan County High School and attends Sunshine Baptist Church. Scott volunteers on Monday evenings serving meals.
Pete Broersma leads one of our discipleship programs, the cabinet making shop, that we offer to the cadets from the Appalachian Challenge Academy. He is the 'Location Coordinator' for the 'Sharing With Appalachian People' repair program of the Mennonite Central Committee. He and his wife Stephanie and their four children attend the Harlan Baptist Church.
J.D. Smith is our newest board member, offering insights on matters requiring board action. He is an attorney at law and the sole practitioner in his firm. He and his wife Peggy attend Harlan Baptist Church.