Ron and his wife Rodetta have been married 39 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 annually through counseling/mentorship in person or by FaceTime/Skype. He has been a Pastor for 39 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 the counseling/mentorship/coaching on site to multi-staff churches.
Rodetta CookSenior Administrator/Co-Founder
Rodetta and her husband, Ron have been married 39 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 pastor’s wives through “The Confidante” Initiative. She also coordinates all events for Care for Pastors.
Duane WattDirector of Development
Duane serves as the Director of Development for CfP and has been with this ministry in his role since February 2016. As Director of Development, Duane’s passion is to invite others into the Vision of CfP and see people get involved in the cause of supporting Pastors and their families through the ministry of Care for Pastors. Duane has been married to his high school sweetheart, Lori, since 1984. They have 4 children and 4 grandchildren (with more on the way!). Duane also serves as an elder in his church. His life verse is Galatians 2:20.
Robert WhitePastoral Coach/Counselor
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 staff of Care For Pastors as a pastoral counselor/coach. Robert currently resides with his wife, Kaye, in Davenport, Florida.
Jared SimonsMarketing & Media Administrator
Jared has served as Care for Pastors’ Marketing & Media Administrator since March 2014. Jared discovered his passion for design and marketing in 2009 and has been working in the field ever since. His desire in serving with Care for Pastors is to see his work being used to help pastors and their families grow and persevere in ministry. He has been married to his “Pretty Girl”, Jenni, since 2014, and has one daughter (Adeline) with another little one on the way.
Kathy RiversFinancial Administrator
Kathy has been involved with Care for Pastor’s Ministry 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.
Donna StaveFront Desk Receptionist
Jean MillerFront Desk Receptionist
Beth BayukFront Desk Receptionist
Joyce JiningsFront Desk Receptionist