MICAH'S PERSONAL BOARD
Meet the amazing group of Founders/CEOs generously pouring into Micah's professional, personal, and spiritual life.
PASTOR CHRIS HODGES
Chris Hodges is the founding and senior pastor of Church of the Highlands. He has a deep passion for developing leaders and planting life-giving churches. He co-founded ARC (Association of Related Churches), which has launched hundreds of churches across the United States. He also founded Grow, specializing in training and resourcing pastors and churches to help them break barriers and reach their growth potential. Chris is also the founder and Chancellor of Highlands College, a ministry training school that trains and launches students into full-time ministry careers. Chris and his wife Tammy have five children and live in Birmingham, Alabama. He speaks at conferences worldwide and is the author of Fresh Air, Four Cups, The Daniel Dilemma, and What’s Next?.
PASTOR TIM TIMBERLAKE
Tim Timberlake serves as a lead pastor of Celebration Church Jacksonville. Tim is a gifted communicator and teacher that has the ability to minister to people of all cultures and generations through his in-depth Bible teaching, sense of humor, and leading of the Holy Spirit. God has given Tim a vision and a heart for helping people meet Jesus, and each week he teaches the Word in a format for people to apply it in their daily lives. Tim and his wife, Jen, have one son, Maxwell. Tim is an avid sports fan and a popular thought leader. He is also a graduate of the Pistis Bible College in Detroit, Michigan.
In 1984, Lani and her husband, Don, founded Watermill Express, the nation’s largest drive-up, pure drinking water company with over 1,300 locations. The company, which operates in nine states, is based on providing safe, affordable drinking water. Lani serves as Watermill Express's CEO, managing the day-to-day functions of the company. Lani is not only a successful entrepreneur but a wife of 26 years to her husband and a mother of two children, ages 16 and 20. Prior to serving on Vapor's board, Lani has served on several for-profit and non-profit boards and has been blessed with many opportunities to give, serve and volunteer.
Jesse (Jess) T. Correll is founder and chairman of the board for First Southern Bancorp, Inc. First Southern is based in Stanford, Kentucky, and is the parent company of First Southern National Bank. Correll is an entrepreneur at heart and a creative, visionary leader. He is a passionate giver. He established and leads The River Foundation, which gives to Christ-centered organizations. Jess is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of UTG, an insurance company headquartered in Stanford, Kentucky. He is co-owner of Marksbury Farms and The Bluebird, a farm-to-table restaurant in KY. Jess is married to Angela Crouch Correll and they have three children and five grandchildren.
As the founder of Book Ambition Inc., Dennis Ross serves authors and corporations from Wall Street to Silicon Valley. For them, he creates compelling stories used to sell their products and services. As a ghostwriter for thought-leaders, Dennis has written more than 15 books from business to law, self-help to biographies. His innovative approach to story creation is based on a renaissance professional history. One that extends from writing for the best-selling R & B group of all time, Boyz II Men, to heading an equity derivatives division of a biotech pharmaceutical hedge fund. Dennis has a BA in Speech/Rhetoric from Georgia State University and resides in Atlanta, Georgia.
Rick Betenbough co-founded Betenbough Homes in 1992 with a vision to use fanatical cost control and “out-of-the-box” organizational systems to become the price leader for new brick homes in Lubbock, Texas. For 24 years, Rick served as the President of Betenbough Homes, building nearly 7,000 homes for West Texas families. Early in 2016, he stepped aside from the role, allowing internal leaders to step up. Now serving as the CEO of Betenbough Companies, PBC., Rick pursues his passion for the advancement of God’s Kingdom in and through the marketplace. Rick loves to mentor other Kingdom-minded leaders and entrepreneurs while walking his daily journey beside his loving wife and childhood sweetheart, Holly. They have two children and are grandparents as well.
Kenneth H. Polk, CPA, CFP founded Arlington in 1998 and is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer. Ken sets the strategic direction for the firm and leads the investment team. He also leads the firm in assisting families to align around a common purpose and shared family legacy. Prior to founding Arlington, Ken was a tax consultant with Deloitte where he worked with families and their closely held businesses. Ken graduated from Lipscomb University with a degree in accounting. Before graduating college, he attained an investment securities license. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). Ken is a member of Young President's Organization (YPO) and Tiger 21. He serves on the Board of two non-profit organizations focused on leadership development. Ken is married and has four children.