meet our staff and ministry partners here at the BCM
// DIRECTOR //
Eddie became the director of the BCM in 2003. Prior to becoming the UF + SFC BCM he led a variety of student groups at churches and campus ministries. Eddie earned a doctorate of ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Eddie and his wife Lica live here in Gainesville. He's a father of two children and also a grandfather of two, Caleb and Matthew.
// ADMINISTRATIVE MINISTRY PARTNER //
David has been a partner in ministry with the UF + SFC BCM for years. He does a variety of things: from counseling students, to cooking our weekly Thursday meal (Bistro), to being the best handyman we have ever seen! He and his wife, Tami, moved to Gainesville after spending many years in West Africa with the International Mission Board (IMB).
// INTERNATIONALS MINISTRY PARTNER //
Craig is a beloved Ministry Partner here at the BCM. He does a lot of work helping international students get involved with American activities and making friends while they're here. Craig and his wife Carleen spent many years overseas with the International Mission Board (IMB) before moving back to the states. They are passionate about connecting with internationals and helping them know Jesus.
// CONNECTION GROUPS MINISTRY PARTNER //
Kurt Shiver moved a few years ago from the University of Oklahoma BCM to be with us here. His wife, Ann, served for several years in Southeast Asia with the International Mission Board (IMB). Their desire is to fulfill the Great Commission by raising up laborers who will make an impact on the campus that will spread to the nations! They are parents to their son Will with another on the way.
// MISSIONS MINISTRY PARTNER //
Brason came through the UF + SFC BCM as a student at the University of Florida. His heart is to see students reached with the love of the Gospel and raised up as disciple-makers for Christ’s global cause! He has a deep passion for seeing students lives radically changed by learning to walk with God during their college years. Then to see these students become a part of a disciple-making movement beginning in Gainesville and spreading to the state, nation, and world.
// WOMEN'S MINISTRY PARTNER //
After studying English and linguistics, Jolene graduated from the University of Florida with her bachelors degree in 2017. That year she also married her partner in crime and fellow world traveler, Brason English. She disciples college students because she herself was deeply impacted for the gospel by the BCM as a college student. Her area of focus is the Jennings dorm. Jolene enjoys gardening, carbs, and a good whodunit.
// AREA'S MINISTRY PARTNER //
Stephen graduated from the University of Florida in the Spring of 2019 with a bachelors degree in Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language. He is passionate about helping students find true purpose and identity in their lives in the midst of the madness of college life. Stephen works with student leaders in Broward, the Music School, the Business School, and various Fraternities and Sororities. Stephen’s biggest interests are sports, comic books, and all things Disney.
// SANTA FE MINISTRY PARTNER //
Meghan is an alum from both the University of Florida and the BCM, having graduated in 2018 with a degree in history. She served in various leadership roles with the BCM as a student and through this experience felt called into vocational ministry. She has a passion to see students mobilized to reach the nations through a multiplying movement of laborers for Christ. When she is not out at Santa Fe, you can find Meghan curled up with her two kitties, reading a good book, or playing Bananagrams.
// OWNERSHIP MINISTRY PARTNER //