Martha Bennett - Executive Director
My name is Martha Littlefield Bennett, I am the widow of the late James “Jim” Edward Bennett, and we have a wonderful daughter Chelsea Elizabeth and 4 grandsons. 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 Praise Cathedral. I am a member of the Greer Lions Club and Leadership Development Council. I was a member of the Greer Chamber Leadership Class #39.
I studied Interior Design at Winthrop University. My love for design and working with people started there. Later leading mother and I to start Chelsea's Catering over 30 years ago. My love of God, people and food connected me with the soup kitchen. We would connect with Mr. Merle and give him left overs from weddings and other events we catered. I have been the Director of the Daily Bread Ministries/Greer Soup Kitchen for 13 years. We are here to serve, so always remember to be God’s Hands and Feet wherever you go.
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.
Chris Farinella - Chairman of the Board
Retired, married to Carol Herron, 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. BS in finance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Have been a resident of Greer, SC for the last 13 years. 40 years of retail management experience with May departments stores and Belk. Currently on HOA boards for Thornblade and Spring Crossing neighborhoods. Active member of St. Mary Magdalene Church for the last 10 years. I have been a volunteer at the Greer soup kitchen for over a year.
Sandy Thomason - Board Member
Sandy and her husband, Bryan have resided in Greer for more than 35 years. They have 2 children, Emily and Cole, who both reside in the area. Sandy received a degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and a Masters in Elementary Education from Converse College. She is currently a retired teacher that has returned to the classroom part-time. Both she and her husband are active at their church, First Presbyterian Church of Greer. Sandy is also a weekly volunteer serving meals at the Soup Kitchen.
Sonia Propst - Board Member
Sonia Probst is retired and living in Greer, SC with her husband, Maurice Bennett. Originally from NW PA, she worked there for 30 years in a senior living community as a Nursing Home Administrator and retired after serving the last 8 years as the organization’s CEO. Presently, she serves as a Director for a regional bank in PA. Sonia joined the Daily Bread Ministries board in 2022. She and Maurice are active members of the Covenant UM Church.
Eugenia Bentley - Board Member
I have lived, loved and continue to grow here in Greer South Carolina for more than 30 years. I am a happy wife to the most loving husband, Bryan. I am a proud Mamma bear to one son, and two daughters. I am a Mortgage loan officer and my passion is in serving others by making the dream of homeownership into a reality. God, my family and serving our community are what brings purpose to my every day. I love our growing community and I strive to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
Jeff Flack - Board Member
Susan Burch - Board Member
Mark Williams - Board Member
Other Board Members
Board of Directors
Rev. Furman Pace Gatewood
Volunteer Facilitators and Specialist
Kathy Deeter - Co Lead Facilitator
Marla Hutson - Co Lead Facilitator
JoAnn Rishforth - Facilitator
Bob Blake - Facilitator
Chris Hammond - Facilitator
Demetra McKie, CPA - Specialist - Financial Management
JD Nelson - Specialist - Mortgage Banker Advisor