Board of Directors


Jody Webb, Founder & Chairman
Jody Webb

Jody Webb is founder and chairman of the Board of Directors.  Jody is a member of Ellijay United Methodist Church in Ellijay, Georgia. Jody made the first trip to West Virginia in 2001 and continues to be active in the ministry today.

Norman Baur, President

Norman Baur
Norm Baur is president of the Board of Directors. He has served on the Board for more than four years. Norm is a member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Marietta, Georgia, where he is an Elder on the Session and a member of the Outreach Team. Norm has supported the Hands of Hope Ministries by going on mission trips for nearly 10 years and providing other support to the Hands of Hope ministry as well.


Kay Gatlin

Kay Gatlin
Kay Gatlin has been involved with Hands of Hope Ministries since 2003 when she came on a mission trip with her church, Easthaven Baptist Church, Brookhaven Mississippi. Kay is known to visit and volunteer at the Hands of Hope Mission Center and The Hope Chest for extended periods of time as she serves the Welch community and the Hands of Hope board of directors.


Rev. Dr. Eric Lee

Eric Lee
Pastor Eric serves as Senior Pastor at Chamblee First United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been a Methodist pastor for 20 years and made his first of many trips to McDowell County, West Virginia with Hands of Hope Ministries in 2003.


Sue Stone

Linda Stone
Sue Stone is from Mt. Bethel Church in Marietta, Ga. Sue has had a long association with Hands of Hope Ministries since she still has family in Boone, Kanawha and Roane Counties in the West Virginia.  Sue said, “The very first time I came on a mission trip to Welch, I was in love with the people, the Hands of Hope staff and Jeff and Crystal’s family. I found the perfect place to serve and give back in some small way to the communities where I was born.” She said she has been on several trips over the last five years and looks forward to many more and doing what the Lord leads me to do in that community.


Linda Sue Stuart

Linda Sue Stuart

Linda Sue Stuart has been involved with Hands of Hope Ministries for 13 years. “Having lived my entire life in Port Gibson, Mississippi, I have been involved with many organizations. Our group makes regular trips to Welch, where we do construction projects. Although I am Baptist, we are not affiliated with any single church. Port Gibson Hands of Hope was organized 10 years ago by members of seven different churches.” Linda is a member of the Redlick Baptist Church in Lorman, Mississippi.