Bret Bowlin is the President of ATL Urban Farms and is also a sales rep for Future Growing, LLC. He is dedicated to helping people grow healthy local food using world class technology. Raised in the Metro Atlanta area, Bret graduated from Georgia State University in 1981 and has worked in the horticulture industry since 1985. He has been active in state agribusiness issues and has served on tech school and trade association boards, including the Georgia Urban Agriculture Council. As a member of Cumming First UMC, he has served on the administrative board, Mission and Search committees, and in youth ministry. He is part of a men’s small group and relational ministry. Bret and his wife Cindy raised their two children on the farm in Cumming, GA. Bret shares Rev. Guardiola’s vision for ministry based on relational discipleship and outreach according to the model of Jesus Christ.
Mike Hardin is the president and owner of Harcon, Inc., a concrete frame and formwork subcontractor working throughout the southeastern US. He obtained a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Florida and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has served on the Associated General Contractors of America Board of Directors – Georgia Chapter and the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia Board of Directors. He is the past Chairman of the Board of the Associated Builders and Contractors of America – Georgia Chapter and past Chairman of the Board of SPSU’s Construction Industry Advisory Board. Mike has been greatly involved in Mexico missions for several years, coordinating mission trips and fundraising events to support Pastor Gonzalo and Pan de Vida.He attends Northpoint Community Church, CLC Bible study, and a weekly men’s small group.
Troy McMahan is a director in the Atlanta office of Northwestern Mutual Real Estate Investments.  Troy graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1991 and has spent his career working in the financial services industry, in a number of different capacities including project management, operational efficiencies, financial management, and strategic planning.  He has used these skill sets in the past to help other non-profit organizations develop their strategic and financial plans and structure their processes and is doing the same with RIO Ministries. Troy is a devoted husband and father of three children and an elder at Life Bible Church in Canton, GA.  Troy and his wife, Chris, have worked together in a married couple ministry and with an organization that counsels and rehabilitates teens from broken families.  They continue to meet regularly with individuals and with small groups in their home.  Troy and Chris have a desire to disciple individuals and couples and feel that this passion aligns well with RIO Ministries’ vision to see lives and families restored for Christ.
Ken Morrow was raised on a small farm in northwest Alabama.  As a young boy, he recognized a love for farming and agriculture and has pursued this industry throughout his education and career. Ken graduated from Auburn University in 1975 and in 1978 with an MS in Agricultural Economics.He is currently President of TPM in Cartersville, GA. Ken serves on several industry trade association boards and as the lieutenant governor’s appointee on the Georgia Seed Development Commission.
Ken and his wife Pam live in Suwanee, Georgia where they enjoy spending time with their family (two sons- Jason and Joshua) which has expanded with the marriage of their sons and births of five grandsons. Ken’s personal ministry has focused on building relationships in Jesus and encouraging men to be part of small groups walking together and sharing their lives. He is active in supporting the National Prayer Breakfast. Ken is active in his faith, enjoying the depth of relationships resulting from shared experiences with friends in numerous ministry areas.
George Peart is the Director of Sales and Partner in Gulf States Engineering Co., Inc., working in Louisiana, Mississippi, Western Tennessee and Arkansas selling equipment for environmental projects for municipalities and industry.  George is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and has spent the majority of his career in the environmental sector, working primarily to provide solutions for water and wastewater treatment projects.  He is professionally active in the American Water Works Association, the Water Environment Federation, and various state Rural Water Associations.  George and his wife Tammie have been married for 29 years and have a 5 year old son named Will, who is their true blessing from the Lord.  Because of their desire to see children and youth flourish in the Lord, they intend to serve RIO to plant seeds into the next generation.  They have been involved in leading and teaching adult bible studies and George has been deeply involved in relational discipleship throughout the Southeast.  He has actively supported the work of men’s small groups and the National Prayer Breakfast for several years.  He has a deep love for the people of Mexico at Pan de Vida and the Lord has gifted him with the ability to speak, read and write Spanish.  He is eager to serve RIO with these gifts and is looking forward to working with the leadership to serve as the Lord leads.  
Chris Woodall is a Georgia native who grew up in the Atlanta area. Chris graduated from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC with a degree in history and political science and earned his Master’s in Education from the University of North Georgia. He has spent the majority of his career life with a focus on serving students in both youth ministry and as a classroom history teacher. Chris is currently an on-line educator with K12, Inc. He and his wife, Mary Beth and his two daughters, Emma and Hannah live in Cumming, GA and the whole family participates in various ministries at Cumming First United Methodist Church and the local Cumming community. Chris currently serves as a youth volunteer at the church with a focus on student missions as well as serves on various church boards. He and his wife have been actively involved over the past several years in growing an adult small group with a focus on young families. He also serves on the local Sawnee EMC consumer advisory board and is an active community coach for the Forsyth Central Gymnastics team. Chris has a passion for working with students in building Christ-centered relationships that cross cultural and economic boundaries.
Archie C. Wanamaker is a commercial real estate broker/developer involved in the acquisition, development and brokerage of commercial real estate throughout Metro Atlanta as well as other major Southeastern markets.  Archie graduated from GA State University in 1984 and began his commercial real estate career in January of ‘85 after serving as a security officer at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.  Beginning in the Fall of ’87, he served as a night host for 6 years with Clifton Hospitality where they fed and housed 30 homeless men each evening. Archie has been involved with Reflections Ministries for over 27 years where he served on the board of Reflections Ministries for over 15 years.  Reflections Ministries is a discipleship ministry which is led by Dr. Ken Boa.  Archie and his family are members of Dunwoody Community Church.  He served as an elder at DCC for 6 years.  Archie has been married to his wife Maxann for 30 years and they have 4 adult children.  Archie & Maxann share a common passion of introducing Jesus to those whom He brings their way and to walk alongside those who call upon His name.  It is truly our greatest gift we have been given!
Keith Cureton is currently a Partner with Safe Harbor Consulting Group. For more than 35 years, he worked in the global transportation industry across multiple disciplines, including operations, strategic planning, M&A integration, risk management and compliance & ethics. Most recently, Keith served as the Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer for UPS, which included oversight of all domestic and international compliance programs for employees, customers, and vendors.
Keith holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from Malone University, a Masters of Business Administration from Franklin University, and a Masters in Project Management from George Washington University. Keith and his wife, Dr. Deborah Burdick-Cureton, live in South Atlanta, Georgia and attend and serve at Passion City Church.  They have four adult children and seven grandchildren.