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.

Wade Parmer Treasurer

Wade’s passion is people and creating environments where people can be their best. Wade brings over 2 decades of corporate and professional experience to the Barnabas Vision team. He is currently the Senior Director of Global Sales Operations for ServiceSource, and he previously held several leadership roles with Dell Technologies over a 17 year stretch. Wade also leads a career consulting practice focused on helping pre-career young people find careers with purpose. Wade and Carie have been married for 21 years. Their children are Jack (17) and Ella Grace (15). Both are students at Oakland High School. Jack is a runner and Ella Grace is a dancer, both are amazing. Wade and his family are active members of North Boulevard Church of Christ. His family loves travel, sports and movies. Wade is also an avid cyclist.

Adam Coggin Secretary

Adam Coggin graduated from Middle Tennessee Christian School in 1995 and from Lipscomb University in 1998. Adam is currently the Vice President of Advancement at MTCS.  He previously worked as Director of AdamsPlace Residential Living, which is an NHC affiliated property, and 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.

Jason Burgess 

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.

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.

Dr. Russell McKissick

Russell graduated magna cum laude from Lipscomb University in Nashville with a Bachelors of Science in Biology.  He joined TOA after completing his fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine and joint replacement in San Antonio, Texas, in 2007.  He also serves as a team physician for MTSU and Rutherford County Schools. Russell currently lives in Murfreesboro with his wife, Stephanie, and his three sons and one daughter.  He enjoys water and snow skiing, spending time with his family and participating in church activities.  He and his family attend North Boulevard Church of Christ. Russell and his family have been involved with the Barnabas Vision since the beginning.  He states that he joined the Barnabas Vision board because of his desire to help those with spiritual and physical needs in Rutherford County.

Josh McCreary

Josh is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of National HealthCare Corporation (NYSE American:  NHC).  He served in the past as the County Attorney for Rutherford County, Tennessee.  Josh practiced law for 20 years at Hudson, Reed, & McCreary, PLLC. Josh has been married to his wife, Staci, since 1996.  They have three children:  Adam, Cate and Lizy.  He has been a part of Barnabas Vision since the very beginning!

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 Office Coordinator & Executive 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.”

 

Lisa Burdette Light Coordinator 

Lisa Phelps-Burdette is a Nashville native who currently lives in Lascassas, TN with her husband and her two daughters. Lisa and Ken have been married for 21 years and are members of North Boulevard Church of Christ along with their daughters Hannah and Bella. Their children attend Middle Tennessee Christian School and are involved in several extra curricular activities. Lisa and Ken are very active parent volunteers at the school and in the community.

Lisa is a Licensed Master Social Worker who specializes in clinical social work. Lisa has several years of clinical work experience that includes individual, family, and group therapy, as well as diagnostics in the outpatient, inpatient, and in home environments. Lisa’s work has focused on children and their families who are coping with behavioral challenges, mental illnesses, and treatment for abuse/neglect.

Lisa has spent many years working as a therapist for children and teens who are in the therapeutic foster care system. Lisa has most recently worked as a tele-health crisis counselor assessing children and teens who may need hospitalization.

Lisa is also a survivor of Small Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Cervix. This life event helped her to focus on what matters most in life. She credits her ten year survival to God as she was told at diagnosis she only had a 13% chance of surviving one year. She can now look back at her cancer experience as a blessing that brought her closer to God and her family. Lisa now shares her testimony to encourage others to have hope and most importantly to have faith that God can and will work miracles in our lives.

Don Owen Social Work Intern

Don is a Nashville native who is working toward a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from Middle Tennessee State University. Prior to interning at Barnabas Vision, he worked in the mental health field for Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN Don has a heart for working with foster children as well as suicide prevention. He lives in the LaVergne, TN area with his wife, Amanda, who is a nurse. Don loves getting to work with those in the community who are struggling and wishing to improve their lives. “I feel privileged to get to be part of a team and organization that is meeting people where they are at in their lives, while helping and encouraging them for higher things.”

Kennedy Espey- Social Work Intern

Kennedy comes to Barnabas Vision as a Social Work Intern at MTSU. She is passionate about loving and serving people in the community through sharing the heart of Jesus. Kennedy attends the Experience Community Church in Murfreesboro where she serves in the nursery. She states, “I am excited to work with Barnabas Vision over the next two semesters, and I hope to learn and grow throughout my time here with the team. After graduation I hope to continue my work in a faith based ministry by meeting the physical and spiritual needs of those around me. “

Josie DavenportMinistry Assistant 

Josie is currently enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University. Her major is Organizational Communications. She chose Organizational Communications because she wants to always do work in nonprofits. Josie has attended Northside Baptist Church her whole life and is very involved. “I wanted to be apart of the work Barnabas Vision does because I love that Christ is the foundation of their ministry and that it is evident in everything they do.”