680 Asheville Hwy
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Fed ID# 57-0603712 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,
I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me."
At GSM, we surround ourselves with Godly people whose main objective is to see that the needy in our community are well taken care of. GSM is fortunate to have a
Board of Directors team that is totally dedicated to our cause while displaying a deep understanding and appreciation of the communities we serve.
Originally from Wooster, Ohio,
Kathie received her BS degree
from Ohio State University in
speech and hearing therapy and
her MS degree from University of Tennessee in deaf education.
She worked in education for 45
Rev. Kevin Koger has been GSM Executive Director since January 2006. Kevin is a 1983 graduate of Greer High School and received
his BS degree in Administrative Management from Clemson University Class in 1989. Kevin
Spartanburg native Frank Lee is a 1969 graduate of Presbyterian College where he earned his BA degree. He also earned his MA degree from Appalachian State University in 1970. Frank attends First Presbyterian Church and is
Anita is a Quality Engineer at Jarden Plastic Solutions in Greer. She enjoys volunteering at St. Luke's Free Medical Clinic where she prepares and files clinic charts.
Anita is a member of the Girl Scout Gold Award Review Committee for
years, most recently as Coordinator of Spartanburg County Hearing Impaired Program in all 7 districts of Spartanburg County. Her last 4 years of employment were at McCarthy Teszler School as school technology support. Kathie is a member of St. John’s Lutheran
Church and has been on the board since 2012.
She is married with two children and two grandsons.
REV. KEVIN KOGER - Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands. She sings in the choir, serves as an Elder and is a member of the bell choir at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Anita has been a board member since 2012.
served our country in the US Army from 1983 – 1989. Also, he was employed with Wrangler
Jeans Co. from 1989-2005 as Dispatcher,
Terminal Manager, and was Operations Manager for Private Truck Fleet. Kevin received his Masters of Divinity from Erskine Theological Seminary in 2005. Kevin was named Interim Administrator at Greer First Baptist in May 2005 until December 2005. Kevin is happily married with two daughters.
actively involved in the Rotary Club of Spartanburg. He is currently Vice President of Customer Services at Smith Drug Company, Wholesale District.
Frank enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, working in the yard or doing any handyman project and relaxing at the lake. Frank joined the GSM board in 2007. What he appreciates most about GSM is “the direct, hands-on ministry to both body and soul.” He likes the fact that GSM, “operates at several levels, from the self-sustaining thrift store to the direct outreach from the food pantry. It also allows volunteers to participate in a variety of ways, at whatever level their life situation, abilities, and desires dictate.”
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Brian L. Cannon was born in Denver, Colorado and grew up in Houston Texas. Brian and his wife Annette, who have been married for 45 years, are both alumni of the University of Texas at Austin. Following graduation, both Brian and his wife taught school in the Houston area. They have two children who were born in Texas but grew up in Gainesville, Florida, where they resided for 16 years. In 2003, Brian and his family moved to Boiling Springs where he began his career at QS/1 Data Systems, a Division of the JM Smith Corporation, as an Application Development Manager. In addition to his 2 children, Brian also has 5 grandchildren and attends New Beginnings United Methodist Church in Boiling Springs. Brian is also a member of the Board of Directors at the Thomas E. Hannah YMCA.
Monica is currently the Neighborhood Coordinator
for Shelter Plus Care Spartanburg and RAVE permanent supportive housing program with United Housing Connections. She acquired the CPO, FHC certifications with NAHMA as well as a property management certification with Fortune Academy. Monica worked as a Social Services Specialist and teacher for SHARE Head Start, which provides early childhood development services to children and families. Monica has a passion for helping others, specifically the underserved population.
Tamidra is a Multi Family Coordinator with the Spartanburg Housing Authority. She has a Master's Degree in Human Services/Executive Leadership
and a Bachelor's Degree in
Liberal Studies. Tamidra has volunteer and work experience with various non-profits including the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Upstate, Faith Tabernacle Church of Spartanburg, Junior League of Spartanburg, and the Broken But Healed Organization. Tamidra describes herself as positive, patient, and progressive. She created a daily platform to inspire others using social media, and she believes people need a more positive outlook on life. Tamidra has an overall understanding of the community from the youth to the elderly and a willingness to advocate for their needs.
Martha is a lifelong resident of South Carolina. She earned
both a BA in Early Childhood Education and an MAT from Winthrop University. She spent 35 years in public school education, 3 years in private early childhood education and continued as a substitute teacher after retiring from Anderson Mill Elementary in Spartanburg District 6. She and her husband, Walt, have 3 children, 4 grandchildren and are members of Southside Baptist Church. Martha serves on the Children's Team and is active in the Grandmother's Group and the Ladies' Book Club at Southside. She felt the desire to become involved with Greater Spartanburg Ministries while serving on the Acts 1:8 Missions Team. She also volunteers with Sidewalk Hope for special projects.