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.
Chip Patat - Board Chairman
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.
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.
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.
Robert "Bob" Earley - Board Member
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.
April Breton - Board Member
April has spent her entire professional career of 30 years in Real Estate and Property Management. Originally from Greensboro, NC, April returned to Greenville SC to raise her daughter and continue to build, own and operate full service real estate companies specializing in property management. In 2013, April was awarded Woman of the Year for Greenville’s Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fundraiser. She currently is on the Board of the Greer Soup Kitchen, a facilitator of Greer Steps program (providing housing for the homeless) and volunteers weekly at her church, Covenant United Methodist Church. April is passionate about her faith, family and her business finding satisfaction in helping others achieve their goals and dreams.
Reggie & Janie Garrett - Board Members
Board Member with Greer Soup Kitchen/ Board Liaison with STEP
Senior Pastor of Jubilee Baptist Church
Certified Faith Based Counselor
Field Supervisor with the Society of St. Andrews Gleaning Society
Vice President of the Enoree River Baptist Association Congress of Christian Education
Board Member and Senior Advisor with Covenant Women's and Girl Ministries, Cincinnati, OH
Volunteer Minister at Home with the Heart Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Center
Evangelist Janine Garrett
Advisory Board Member of Covenant Women and Girls Ministry
Board Member of Daily Bread Ministries and Board Liaison with STEP
First Lady of Jubilee Baptist Church
Licensed Baptist Minister
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