Co-Founder & President
Oliver is originally from Paris, France. His parents became missionaries with Reach Beyond (formally known as HCJB World Radio) in 1983 at which time his family moved to Ecuador, South America. Oliver attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and later Union University in Jackson, Tennessee where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (1995) and a Masters in Business Administration - MBA (1997).
Oliver met Rachel at Union and they were married in 2000. They have two boys, Alexander and Zachary, and two girls, Liana and Kaylee. Oliver enjoys spending time with his family, the outdoors, and traveling. One of his greatest personal accomplishments was being a part of alaska96, a 4150 mile bicycle trip from Colorado to Alaska in 1996.
Chuck Hopkins was originally a native of Michigan but has lived most of his adult life in the Pacific Northwest. He is single, and has one grown son by the same name (the third) and two grandchildren, a young granddaughter, Serenity, and younger grandson, Jack Xavior, who live out west.
Chuck has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Michigan and Master of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies from Regent University in Virginia. His primary career was overseeing a major environmental program for the State of Oregon.
He gravitates to traveling adventures and exploring with deep appreciation for God’s natural wonders and enjoys relationships with people from other countries.
Chuck has a heart for missions and missionaries after visiting third world countries and living in Thailand after retirement. He moved to Tennessee where he was introduced to EdenRidge and Mission to Missionaries and caught its vision and found meaningful relationships with its families and volunteers. He is a member of the Board and author of the book that tells the story of EdenRidge and Mission to Missionaries.
Brian serves as the Multi-campus Executive Director of Adult Ministry Environments at Southside Church near Atlanta, GA. Previously he served as the Chief Operating Officer with Operation Mobilization (OM). OM is a non-denominational, global missions organization with 7,000 workers from 90 different nationalities serving in 120 countries and an ocean-going ship.
Brian received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and Theology from The Moody Bible Institute and his Masters of Arts degree in Christian Education from Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology. Brian has spent the last 30 years serving in leadership roles in the local church and Christian non-profits and enjoys helping ministries go further faster. Brian is also trained in advanced Conflict Resolution and Mediation with ICC Peace and is passionate about seeing individuals and organizations experience transformation through Biblical conflict resolution. Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Brian and his wife Karen and their 4 children make their home near Atlanta, GA.
Blake lives in Jackson, Tennessee, where he has worked as a Realtor at Coldwell Banker for 21 years. He is married to Catherine, and they have six children who range in age from 13 to 3. They enjoy outdoor activities as a family and they are members at Fellowship Bible Church.
Justin is a native of west TN and currently resides in Jackson Tennessee. He is married to Selanie Hassell and they have four children ranging from 8 years old to infant. Justin has a BSBA with an emphasis in accounting as well as a MBA from Union University. He currently works at Russel Metals Inc, serving as Regional Controller for multiple companies. The Hassell family are active members at Fellowship Bible Church. In their free time the family enjoy being outside on their farm and making/building things from scratch.
Pam and her husband, John, have been married 38 years. They raised two sons who both went home to be with the Lord at ages 20 and 22 in 2001 and 2004. Since retirement, Pam and John have been volunteer Hosts at Pastor Retreat Centers, and in 2020 felt God lead them to Mission to Missionaries-EdenRidge to expand their ministry to missionaries. They have lived most of their adult lives in Colorado and now reside in Grand Junction, where John volunteers with Veterans and serves on the Honor Guard at the VA Cemetary. Pam volunteers with HopeWest Hospice with their special events. They are members and volunteers at Canyon View Vineyard Church as well. They owned their own business for twelve years, Pam served as President of their local school board for ten years, and spent seven years on Lake Mills Family Fitness Center Board in several positions. She and John are excited to be involved at EdenRidge at this passage of its Vision and into its future.