Brother Bryan board member Sandi Gornati introduced several years ago the idea of instituting a Junior Board. Sandi had served on the board of another non-profit that had a Junior Board and felt like it would be a good fit for Brother Bryan Mission.
During the past two years Sandi has worked tirelessly, along with the BBM board committee, to see this come to fruition. We are pleased to introduce the inaugural Junior Board of Brother Bryan Mission.
Catherine Colville is the great-great granddaughter of Brother Bryan. She is excited to be on the Junior Board to support and promote the mission which continues his legacy of ministering to the economically, spiritually and emotionally impoverished men of Birmingham. She is a Financial Analyst in Budgeting and Reporting at Southern Company and attends Dawson Memorial Baptist Church. She is wife to Robert Colville and mother to Charlotte Grace (3) and Maggie (1).
William Snell recently graduated from Auburn University and was looking for ways he could positively impact Birmingham. He feels the Brother Bryan Junior Board is a wonderful way to advance God’s kingdom and serve a great need in the community. He is a Healthcare Credit Analyst at Regions Bank and attends Redeemer Community Church.
DeAngelo Goulsby, Jr., joined the Brother Bryan Mission Junior Board to assist men in the rebuilding of their lives through godly counsel and a fresh walk with Christ. DeAngelo works at SGI Logistics and attends Highpoint Church.
Lydia Kirkland is an Administrative Coordinator on the Marketing team at Encompass Health. She has been friends with Catherine Colville since high school and was introduced to BBM by her. She is excited to serve Birmingham by contributing to the Junior Board. She and her husband Ryan most recently were members of Raleigh Avenue Baptist Church and are currently looking for a new church home.
Stephen Thomas completed the New Life Program at Brother Bryan Mission after being in addiction for twenty-one years. He heard the gospel and Jesus changed his life. He wants to be able to support an organization that is leading men into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ and providing them with necessities they need to be productive members of society. Stephen is the new Director of Adult Education at BBM. He and his wife Stephanie attend Double Oak Community Church.
John Fitzgerald works as a Data Analyst at Surgical Care Affiliates in Birmingham. He grew up in a Christian home, always knowing who God and Jesus were, but it wasn’t until he was in college at Birmingham-Southern where he planned to walk-on to the soccer team, that he came to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He had two non-surgical knee procedures that eliminated his opportunities to play soccer and asked God to save him from his brokenness.. John says he believes the calling on his life is to bear witness to the truth and glorify the name of the Lord. He has been attending Redeemer Community Church since college and has been a member there since 2019.
If you are interested, or know someone who may be interested, in serving on BBM’s Junior Board contact the mission.