OUR TEAM

Our committed team works effortlessly to identify the ever-changing needs of our community. Started by David and Maria Coggin in 2011, Barnabas Vision leads our devoted volunteers and board members to serve the greatest needs in Rutherford County while spreading the light of Jesus. We are fortunate to partner with many local churches and nonprofits to reach people through our community.

BOARD

David Coggin
President

David Coggin is from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He graduated from Lipscomb University in 1991 with a B.A. in Business Organization and Communication. David received his Masters in Ministry in 2009 from DLU.

For over 12 years he served as an evangelist in Scotland and England. Upon returning to the United States, he served as the Outreach Minister for North Boulevard Church of Christ in Murfreesboro from 2009-2011. David became the Executive Director of the Barnabas Vision as well as Community Minister in 2011.

He is also a graduate of Leadership Rutherford and a member of the Murfreesboro Noon Rotary. David serves on the Board of Barnabas Vision, Journey Home, and the European Christian Workshop.

David is married to Maria, who is from Chester-le-street, England. They have two sons, Carl and Benjamin. David and his family worship at North Boulevard Church of Christ where he serves as a deacon. Both he and Maria regularly teach Bible classes.

Teb Batey
Vice President

Teb serves as Rutherford County Trustee.  Prior to his election in 2006, he worked with his family business, Batey’s Office Supply and Photo Equipment. He has served as minister of the Milton Church of Christ for nearly 30 years.

Teb, and his wife Kari, live on their family farm with their 3 children, Houston, Kate, and Taylor.

Jason Burgess
Treasurer

Jason serves as CEO of Cloud 9 Strategies, a company providing technology solutions to businesses and nonprofit organizations across the United States. He has over 25 years experience in business management and process automation. Jason has been married to his wife Jennifer for twenty-four years. They have two children, Reed and Jack. Reed is a Senior at MTCS and Jack is a Kindergartner at MTCS.

Trish Waldron
Assistant Treasurer

Adam Coggin
Secretary

Adam Coggin graduated from Middle Tennessee Christian School in 1995 and from Lipscomb University in 1998. Adam is currently the Director of AdamsPlace Residential Living, which is an NHC affiliated property. He previously worked as Director of Development, Campus Minister, Trap Coach, Tennis Coach, Golf Coach, and an Assistant Jr. High Basketball Coach at Middle Tennessee Christian School.

He was elected for his first term on the county commission in 2006 and again in 2010. While on the county commission, he served on the Steering, Legislative and Governmental Committee as Chairman, the Property Management Committee, the Ethics Committee, the Insurance Committee, and also served two years as the County Commission Chaplain. Adam has been involved in numerous campaigns on the local, state, and federal levels. Serving in many different capacities from knocking on doors, making phone calls, and serving as campaign treasurer. He has been a member of the local Rutherford County GOP for many years and most recently served as the party’s Treasurer until being appointed to the Republican Party State Executive Committee.

Adam actively serves, or has served, on multiple community organization boards and committees including Murfreesboro Noon Rotary Club, Nashville Healthcare Council, Leadership Healthcare Council, Leadership Rutherford, Leadership Rutherford Executive Board, Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Blue Raider Athletic Association Board, National Rifle Association, Barnabas Vision, Read to Succeed Executive Board, Project Help Advisory Council, and Rutherford County Family YMCA Board.

He is married to Holly Coggin, and they have a son, Slater, and a daughter, McCall.

Joanne Coggin

Joanne Coggin born and raised in Murfresboro, TN. A graduate of central high school in 1969. She received a BS from David Lipscomb University in 1973. Married to Gerald Coggin and have 3 sons , David, Jr., Robert and Adam.  Joanne is a member of North Boulevard Church of Christ. She has previously served on read to succeed board and currently serves on board of Barnabas Vision and the Rutherford Community Foundation.

Shane Reeves

Above all else, Shane Reeves is committed to his five core values (FAITH, FAMILY, CAREER, SERVICE & HEALTH)

After attending Middle Tennessee Christian School and graduating from Oakland High School, Shane went on to earn an undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University and a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee.

Following graduation, Shane bought into the family pharmaceutical business, named Reeves-Sain Family of Medical Services, in Rutherford County. Together with his partner, Rick Sain, Shane built this small healthcare business, into a multi-million dollar enterprise reaching across the state of Tennessee with specialties in retail pharmacy, compounding, respiratory, infusion therapy, home medical equipment, immunizations, diabetic care , long term care pharmacy and MediPACK. Reeves and Sain sold their retail and specialty pharmacy, Entrust, in 2015. In 2016, Reeves launched a new pharmacy focused on servicing patients with chronic, complex and rare diseases in post acute care settings called Twelve Stone Health Partners.

In 1998, Reeves-Sain was awarded Tennessee’s Student Preceptors of the Year for excellence in student training by the University of Tennessee. Reeves-Sain has received two prestigious awards for innovation, the first was by the Tennessee Pharmacist Association (TPA) in 2000 and the second was by the Nashville Business Journal in 2008. Twelve Stone was recognized for innovation in 2016. In 2003, Shane was recognized as Tennessee’s Young Pharmacist of the year.

In addition to Shane’s professional endeavors, he is highly active in his community, serving as past Chairman for the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, past-president of Leadership Rutherford, past board member in Leadership Middle Tennessee and past chairman for Tennessee’s National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) leadership council. In 2005, Shane was honored as Tennessee’s small business champion by NFIB. In 2012, Reeves, and his partner, Rick Sain were given the prestigious “Business People of the Year” award from the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. In 2017, Reeves was invited to be part of the Fellows Program with the Nashville Healthcare Council. Shane has also been active in the Blue Raider Athletic Association, Alzheimer’s Association (past Memory walk Corporate Chair), American Heart Association (co-chair for Heart Ball in 2017), and the American Cancer Society.

In 2018, Shane was elected as a Tennessee State Senator for the 14th district which includes Rutherford, Bedford, Marshall, Lincoln and Moore Counties.

Reeves is very proud to serve as a deacon at the North Blvd. Church of Christ. He and his wife, Amanda, live in Murfreesboro with their three children, Will, Jack and Emma-White.

Matt Tiller

Before accepting his current role as President at Middle Tennessee Christian School, Matt spent 2.5 years as the Interim President, Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at Middle Tennessee Christian School.

Prior to coming to MTCS, Matt spent 17 years providing leadership to the Human Resources function at Lipscomb University.  He started at Lipscomb in a Human Resources Generalist role in August of 1996 about one year after receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from Harding University.  In 1999, Matt had the opportunity to assume leadership of the Human Resources area as the Director. By time of his departure, Matt’s role at Lipscomb had expanded to include oversight of a variety of operational areas as an Associate Vice President. During his time at Lipscomb, Matt received an MBA from Lipscomb University and was recognized as the Student of the Year finishing with a 4.0 GPA.

Matt has been married to his wife Paula for twenty-three years.  They have two children, Grant and Gracie.  Grant is a Junior at MTCS and Gracie is in the 8th grade.

Cliff Sharp

Cliff and Jane Sharp met while attending Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas and were married in 1961. Cliff returned to Harding in 1964 to teach in the Science Department and coach Football and Track.

After teaching for 28 years and raising 3 daughters, Cindy, Candace, and Christy, Cliff and Jane moved to Murfreesboro, Tennessee in 1988 and began serving as director of the Crisis Pregnancy Support Center in 1990. After nearly 9 years at the Pregnancy Center, Cliff served as associate minister for Belmont Church and they started Greenhouse Ministries in 1999.

Greenhouse Ministries is a faith based helps organization that has two main goals. The first is to help meet not only the physical needs of the underserved but also the educational and spiritual needs. Its second goal is to be a venue for volunteers to use their talents to serve their community. Our desire is to look for needs in the community and strive to fill or refer these needs.

Their three daughters, families, seven grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren all live in Rutherford County.

Cliff and Jane serve on several boards, counsels, and task forces in the community. They attend Christian Life Church in Murfreesboro Tn. Cliff has received awards and recognitions in Education, Athletics, Social Work, and Community Service.

STAFF

David Coggin
Executive Director/Community Minister

Michael Miller
Program & Volunteer Director

Michael is a Murfreesboro native who earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Barry University, a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from Middle Tennessee State University, and a high school diploma from Middle Tennessee Christian School.  Additionally, Michael has a certificate in Program Evaluation from Florida International University.

Prior to working at Barnabas Vision, Michael was the Academic Initiatives Manager for the Nashville After Zone Alliance (NAZA) where he helped programs improve the quality of their out of school time activities.  For the past 4 years Michael worked in Miami, Florida with the Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI) whose community work in Liberty City was extremely challenging and rewarding.  At MCI, Michael held positions such as Lead Student and Family Advocate, Site Coordinator, Director of Community Programs, and Education and Program Director.  Michael has also worked as a youth minister at Auburntown Church of Christ.

In 2018, Michael moved back to Murfreesboro with his wife Joy.  Michael and Joy are proud members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Lori White
Administrative Assistant

Prior to working at Barnabas Vision, Lori White has served as Education Director and Volunteer Coordinator for the Murfreesboro Boys and Girls Club, as well as an Extension Educator for the Rutherford County Extension Service. She is a graduate of MTSU, with a major in Journalism/Public Relations and minors in Social Work and Business. Lori and her husband, David, raised their two children in Murfreesboro, are now proud grandparents, and remain active in their local church.

Laura Minchey
L.I.F.E. Coordinator

Laura has been married to her husband, Kevin, for 27 years and they have recently become empty nesters. She moved back to Murfreesboro 4 years ago when her husband accepted the position as Director of Missions for Concord Baptist Association. Her daughter, Anna, graduated from Union University in May and got married in June. She and her husband, Drake, live in West Tennessee where he is a minister.

Laura completed her degree in Organizational Leadership from Union University and has served as Coordinator of the Hand Up for New Hope program at Greenhouse Ministries for the past 3 years prior to joining the Barnabas Vision team in January.

“It’s a great place to work and I’m so thankful I can have a hand in ministering to those in need here in Rutherford County.”

Jill Petersen
Receptionist

Jill graduated in May from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Child and Family Studies.  Before moving back to Murfreesboro, she worked for a Christian non-profit in Knoxville called Thrive.  There she taught third graders in the after school care program.  Jill loves getting to work with those in the community who are struggling, and getting to help provide for their physical and spiritual needs.

“I feel honored to get to work for an organization that is doing such great things for the Rutherford County community while also furthering the Kingdom of God.”

Madison Mickle
Intern

Madison has been an intern with Barnabas Vision since January of 2018 while she completes her degree at MTSU in Community and Public Heath. She loves the internship because she gets to serve the community alongside like minded believers. She appreciates how the Barnabas Vision team fellowships together on a daily basis as they share Gods love with those who are in need.

“I will forever appreciate the opportunity of getting to work here!”