Boards of Directors

Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.

Partner Congregations select a church member to serve a two year commitment on the Board of Directors. At-Large Board Members are nominated by current Board Members or staff, interviewed, and then offered an opportunity to serve a two year term as well.

Board meetings are typically held monthly, the second Thursday of each month, and normally located at Shades Valley Presbyterian Church from 5:45 – 7:15 pm. An executive committee is chosen to lead this committed group of volunteers to provide leadership and direction to The Firehouse Shelter’s ministry of serving our communities most vulnerable citizens – the homeless men of Birmingham and the surrounding seven county metro area.

Board of Directors

Name Church or Company Affiliation Contact
Matt CahillLutheran Church of Vestavia Hills
Nick D'AlessandroBarfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith
Fred EsleckFerguson Enterprises
Tosi GilfordUAB Physican's Assistant Program
Kathryn HowardChurch of the Highlands
Bobby HumphreyCEMEX
David JohnsonProtective
Charlotte JonesProtective Life
Dr. Rick KilgoreUAB Physican's Assistant Program
Mark LagorySt. Luke's Episcopal
Don LupoCity of Birmingham
Nancy MartinBrookwood Baptist Church
Jennifer J. McGaheyBradley
Doug McKInneyGardendale Mt. Vernon
Amy McNeerMedical Properties Trust
Ricky MiskelleyBlue Dawg, LLC
Dottie Mitchell
Luke Newell Dunn Building Company
Diane NewlandShades Valley Presbyterian Church
Janice NixonMt. Zion Church
Lee Ann PettyRegions
Rev. Arthur Price16th Street Baptist Church
Kyle PuchtaBluff Park United Methodist Church
Patti Reid Renasant Bank
Danny RodgersSt Paul's Cathedral
Rhonda RushTrinity UMC
Aimee SimontonHoly Trinity Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Victor SmithHillcrest Behavioral Health
Ken StalnakerHiller Fire Protection
Bob StrakaGrand View Financial Group

Junior Board of Directors

The mission of the Firehouse Ministries Junior Board of Directors is to support the overall mission and activities of The Firehouse by acting as ambassadors for the agency and the homeless community as a whole, overseeing and participating in Board and shelter sponsored events and fundraising, and ensuring the health and sustainability of the agency through policy development, budgeting, and strategic oversight.

Name Church or Company Affiliation Contact
Austin AverittBulter Snow LLP
Shannon BairdUAB PA
Matt CateCobbs, Allen and Hall
Major ClickWhite Arnold Dowd
Mary Ann CouchBradley Arant
Matt CouchCabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O'Neal
Mary CurtisLakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital
Craig FowlerDunn Building Company
Rachel HayesUAB PA
Jennifer KerstiensENT Associates of Alabama/St Vincent's
Cody JacksonDunn Constructions
Anne Knox AverittBradley Arant
William MarinosIberbia Bank
Mary "Gracie" McGuireUAB PA
Mary McIntyreUAB Occupational Therapy
Maegan McRobertsIndependent Presbyterian Church
Kathryn NewellInternational Paper
Audrey PannellStyle Advertising
Charles PrueterWaller Lansden Dortch Davis LLP
Jeff RodgersAlabama Associated General Contractors
Grayson SandersGrandview Medical Center
Justin ShadeDunn Construction
Sammy SlackC Spire
Auston SullivanBarfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith
Summer TrammellMercedes Benz US International
Michael Wade Jr.ProAssurance
Bo WeldenDunn Construction