Jeff McKinneyBoard President
Gwen ChandlerBoard Secretary
Duffy NaborsBoard Member
Gwen Chandler hails from Augusta, Georgia! She has been married for 42 years, and 21 of those years as an Army wife. They work together as Navigator Associate Staff. She has 4 beautiful daughters, 3 great son in laws and 7 amazing grandchildren! Gwen has spent 30 years working with the Protestant Women of the Chapel. You can find her most days loving on her family, ministering to military wives, on the tennis courts or at Starbucks!
Duffy Nabors is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Smartox.
Having been in sales for over 20 years, Duffy has a passion for finding
solutions to problems and presenting those solutions in a clear and
concise manner. Duffy loves to serve. This love of service drives Duffy
to be deeply involved in various ministries in his hometown of Mckinney,
Tx. His involvement in YoungLife, Family Promise, Samaritan Inn and now
Planting Roots provides him with a deep appreciation for God’s love for
us all. He is often heard saying that “Service gives us a good feeling
because it’s what God wants us to do”. With the support of his wife of
almost 20 years and two beautiful daughters by his side, Duffy feels
like the luckiest guy in the world.
Kori Yates loves adventure – and life is full of them. As a popular speaker and writer, Kori desires to challenge and encourage women to follow Christ wholeheartedly, knowing the Christian walk is the greatest adventure of all. Being a military wife has added to this adventure in ways she could never have imagined. Her first book, Olive Drab Pom-Poms, encourages military wives to find the calling God has for them in what can seem a crazy, unstable life. This life is no surprise to God.
Distracted, quirky, independent, and mostly capable, Kori is just an ordinary military wife seeking to follow Jesus. Married to her Soldier-husband, Kyle, for eleven years, she also homeschools their two kids, ages ten and seven. It is certainly an adventure.
Kori loves to run, read, sew, bake, and eat chocolate, which is exactly why she runs. She attempts to be creative on occasion, and is at times successful. Longing to be more like Christ tomorrow than she is today, she has become a huge fan of grace. To learn more about Kori, check out her blog, or grab a copy of her book, visit her website. The book is also available on Amazon, and other bookstores online. You can also connect with her on Facebook or Twitter.