Board Members

Martha Bennett - Executive Director

My name is Martha Littlefield Bennett, I am married to Jim Bennett and we have a wonderful daughter Chelsea Elizabeth. I was born in Greenville, South Carolina and moved to Miami. Moving back to Greer my Senior year of high school, I am a proud graduate of Greer High School. I have lived in Greer, 34 years, where I have been active at Greer High School, Greer Community Ministries and Journey Fellowship. I am a member of the Greer Lions Club.

I previously owned Chelsea's Catering and after mother retired I renamed my business Event's By Martha B. I studied Interior Design at Winthrop University. I started my love of catering and flower design at Winthrop. I am the Director of the Daily Bread Ministries/Greer Soup Kitchen for 9 years. My husband and I currently own Bennett Tire and Automotive in Greer. We love volunteering with the kitchen and the Lions Club weekly. I am also a member of Greer Chamber Leadership Class 39 and serve as the Vice President.

Robert "Bob" Earley - Board Chairman

Retired, married to Carol Imbastaro, and lives in Greer, SC. Master of Business Administration from Webster University, Master of Science Degree from Southern Wesleyan University. Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineer Technology from Western Carolina University and a Bachelor of Science-Business Administration from Limestone College  Served in the US Army from 1967-1970.  More than 40 years of engineering, design, construction, and project management experience. The last three years in Fluor Government Group and the previous twenty-

four years dedicated to the bio-pharmaceutical industry and the manufacturing. Professional Associations with International Society of Pharamical  Engineers, Project Management Institution and SC Builders License.  Six year member of the Greer Lions Club and serves on the Board of the Directors for Daily Bread Ministries since 2016.  Has been a volunteer to the Greer Soup Kitchen for 6 years.

Beth Roberts - Director of STEP

I was born and raised in Greer, graduating from Greer High School in 1974. I obtained my BS degree in Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 1978 and attended graduate school at USC in statistics and research design. After getting married in 1983, we moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, where I spent 26 years working for Goodwill Industries-Suncoast, Inc., providing services to persons with all types of disabilities and disadvantages, with the majority of my years in rehabilitation management. I also provided extensive training in all aspects of rehabilitation and mental health services, 

I was married for 30 years and sadly lost my husband in early 2018. We have 2 children - Lindsay and Mike. Lindsay moved to South Carolina in 2018, while Mike still resides in Florida with his wife and 2 children. I currently reside with my mother as her caretaker, in the home where I grew up. I have been the Director of the STEP program (the Greer Family Shelter) since January of 2018, providing intensive training to families who have experienced transitional homelessness. 

Chip Patat

Served 1 year as Board Member and is a life long resident of Greer. Chip is married to Jane Pruitt Patat and have two children, Carla, & Ben & wife Kyndal. He also has one grandchild, named Bear. He is retired, but he Owned & operated Patat Automotive LLC in Greer for 40 years. He is a Partner & elder at Freedom Fellowship.

Mark Williams

Board Member

Former Board Chairman and Treasurer

Married To Diana Williams - three children and two grandchildren

Member Covenant United Methodist Church, Greer - Missions Committee and Seekers Sunday School Class

Partner - Southeastern Packaging Equipment Sales, LLC

President/Owner - Williams Sales Associates of SC, Inc.

Volunteer Facilitators and Specialist

Kathy Deeter - Co Lead Facilitator

Marla Hutson - Co Lead Facilitator

JoAnn Rishforth - Facilitator

Bob Blake - Facilitator

April Breton - Facilitator and Housing Advisor

Chris Hammond - Facilitator

Demetra McKie, CPA - Specialist - Financial Management

JD Nelson - Specialist - Mortgage Banker Advisor