Bryce Norton, President & CEO
Bryce Norton grew up in St. Petersburg, FL. He graduated from Furman University with a BA in Accounting in 1993. He worked with Ernst & Young until 2004. From 2004 until 2015, Bryce served as part of senior leadership at two different churches in Atlanta. Bryce has graduate degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary and Asbury Theological Seminary. His passions are missions to the least of the least, enjoying family time with his wife and kids, and sports.
Larry Bateman, COO
Larry joined Miracle Hill Ministries in November 2009. His passion is to help the ministry, clients and employees to be all that God desires us to be. Prior to joining Miracle Hill, he served in both local church and mission agency settings. Larry has also served in various leadership roles in business and education. He received his MBA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his BS degree from the University of Arkansas. Larry is married and has four children.
Wayne Copeland, CFO
Wayne Copeland joined Miracle Hill Ministries as CFO in 2010. Before joining Miracle Hill, Wayne served for nearly twelve years as VP for Business Administration at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. He received his MBA from the University of Virginia, his Master of Divinity degree from Covenant Seminary and is also licensed as a Registered Nurse. Wayne and his wife, Ann, attend Redeemer Presbyterian Church, where he is an elder. Wayne is a native of South Carolina and was proud to serve aboard the USS South Carolina as a hospital corpsman in the navy.
Ryan Duerk, VP of Adult Ministries
Ryan Duerk has worked in many capacities for Miracle Hill over the years. He began his career at Miracle Hill working in the Relief Ministry. Since, he has served in several roles in Adult Ministries including counselor, program manager, and as Director of Overcomers. Ryan holds a BS in Experimental Psychology from USC Upstate and a MBA from Anderson University. He is also a Board Certified counselor through the American Association of Christian Counselors. Ryan is married to Lauren and they have one child, Lincoln. Ryan’s passions are spending time with his family, endurance sports, and woodworking.
Tim Smith, Director of Human Resources
Tim Smith is a South Carolina native, having grown up in Spartanburg. Prior to joining Miracle Hill in 2016, Tim served in the United States Navy for 24 years in various human resource roles, retiring with Honorable Service designation. Tim earned his BA degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from DeVry University and his MBA from Webster University. He and his wife Quiana have six children and are members of Redemption World Outreach Center.
Beth Williams, VP of Children’s Ministries
Beth Williams moved to Greenville from Texas in 2005. She received her B.A. degree from University of Memphis in Tennessee and her M.S. degree from Capella University in Counseling Studies in 2004. Beth has worked in Behavioral Health and Foster Care for over 20 years. She has experience supervising behavioral health programs in multiple states including SC, GA, NC, TX and VA. Child advocacy work is Beth’s passion along with spending time with her husband and daughter.
Lisa Yerrick, VP of Collaboration and Engagement
Lisa Yerrick joined Miracle Hill with over 30 years of experience in various nonprofit work. She has served various ages and diverse populations with an extensive background in developing programs and services to meet their needs. Lisa has a passion to inspire people to move and grow beyond what they think possible and become the best that God has created them to be. She earned her BS in Social Work from Radford University and an MS in Human Services from NOVA Southeastern University. She is married and has two children.