Our Team

Ron Cook

Ron Cook
President/Co-Founder

Ron and his wife Rodetta have been married 42 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 40 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 Cook

Rodetta Cook
Senior Administrator/Co-Founder

Rodetta and her husband, Ron have been married 42 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.

Robert White

Robert White
Pastoral 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 Care For Pastors as an Independent Contractor for Pastoral Counseling/Coaching. Robert currently resides with his wife, Kaye, in Leesburg, Florida.

Krissie Garland

Krissie Garland
Ministry Director/Counselor

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.

Jared Simons

Jared Simons
Marketing & Media Administrator

Jared has served as Care for Pastors’ Marketing & Media Administrator since March 2014. Growing up he planned to go into a career in architecture but discovered his passion for the world of graphic design and marketing. He graduated from Orange Technical College in 2010 with a degree in Multimedia Design and continues to do work in the areas of design, branding, and marketing. His desire in serving with Care for Pastors is to see his work being used to make an impact in the lives of pastors, their families and the churches they serve. He has been married to his “Pretty Girl” Jenni since 2014 and has two amazing daughters, Adeline and Alison.

Kathy Rivers

Kathy Rivers
Financial Administrator

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.

Brian Walton
Director of Donor Relations

Brian has been married to Nealy for 25 years, and they have three children. He has 25 years of experience serving in the ministry and non-profit worlds. Brian began his ministry journey as the solo pastor of a small church, left there to help plant a church, later served as the lead pastor in a larger congregation, and currently serves as a Campus Pastor in a multisite ministry. He has helped organizations raise well over $20 Million for mission and ministry. Brian says that God used CfP to save his marriage 7 years ago, which is why he’s passionate about this ministry today.

Christy Watson

Christy Watson
Administrative Assistant

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.

Sandy Forinash
Volunteer Coordinator