Senior Leadership Team

Ryan Duerk

President/Chief Executive Officer

Ryan has been working at Miracle Hill since 2008. He has served in various roles including Food Warehouse Supervisor, Overcomer Counselor, Program Manager, Director of Overcomers and Vice President of Adult Ministries. He began serving as CEO in January of 2020. Ryan holds a BS in Experimental Psychology from USC Upstate and an MBA from Anderson University. He is a Board Certified Biblical Counselor through the American Association of Christian Counselors and an Ordained Minister of the Gospel. Ryan and his wife Lauren have two children. His passions are spending time with his family, endurance sports, and woodworking.

Rick Ingram

Chief Financial Officer

Rick brings years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer in non-profit organizations, working previously at Homes Of Hope and United Housing Connection, both located in Greenville, SC. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Pfeiffer University and is a Certified Public Accountant and a licensed real estate broker. Rick’s life verses are Romans 5:3-5 – Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, character and hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

Ken Kruithof

Chief Operations Officer

Ken Kruithof joined Miracle Hill in January 2018 as COO. He had previously been with Michelin Tire Corporation for more than 40 years in a variety of roles with responsibilities in the US and internationally. Ken received his BS degree in Business Administration from the College of New Jersey where he met his wife, Caroline. Together, they are blessed to have three married children and ten grandchildren. Ken and Caroline are active at Fellowship Greenville where they have been members since 1991.

Jacob Edmisten

Chief Development Officer

Jacob is a native South Carolinian. He began work with Miracle Hill in 2012. He attended the University of South Carolina where he earned a BA in Religious Studies and is currently finishing up an MA in Ministry Leadership at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jacob is also an ordained Southern Baptist Minister. He and his wife, Kelsey, have 4 children. Jacob is passionate about music, worship leadership and aerial photography.

George Allwes

VP of Thrift Operations

George Allwes joined Miracle Hill in January 2019. He previously served in the US Army and held numerous leadership roles in specialty retail with Gander Mountain, Raymour & Flanigan and Aldi Food Stores. He’s also served in leadership capacity in the nonprofit realm. George received his BA degree in Sociology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife Donna are blessed to have a son and wonderful daughter-in-law who reside in Greer. George and Donna are active at Praise Cathedral where they have been members since 2016. His passions are spending time with family and the great outdoors.

Tim Brown

VP of Adult Ministries

Tim has served with Miracle Hill since 2014. He worked at Overcomers as a counselor for 2.5 years and as Director for 3 years. Prior to his time with Miracle Hill, he served in the U.S. Army, retiring after 30 years of service. Tim has a Masters in Divinity from Columbia International Seminary, an M.A. Degree in Finance from Webster University, and a B.S. Degree in Business Management from The Citadel. He is a Board Certified Biblical counselor through the American Association of Christian Counselors. He and his wife (and high school sweetheart), Laurie, have been married for 37 years. They have three sons, two daughter-in-laws, and four grandchildren. Tim loves spending time with his wife and family, reading, yard work, and backpacking. His life verse is Psalm 32:8 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.”

Annette Gonzales

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Annette Gonzales joined the leadership team in 2004 serving as the Executive Assistant to the President/CEO. Prior to working in the Administrative Offices, she served on staff at the Children’s Home for 10 years while also teaching at a local Christian school. In 2006, Annette became a foster parent and began serving children in her own home. In 2017, Annette married her husband, Kenny. They have been blessed with four beautiful children: Amelia, Rylan, Cass and Jameson and are members of Brookwood Church.

Brenda Parks

VP of Children's Ministries

Brenda Parks has been part of Miracle Hill for six years. She is an experienced leader with 40 years of service in child welfare, and a lifetime of serving Jesus in ministry. Brenda is a graduate of Webster University, where she earned a Master of Arts in Counseling. Active in her church, where her husband is the pastor, Brenda hosts an annual prayer retreat where she speaks to the hearts of women. In addition, she teaches workshops, seminars and is a noted and published speaker, mentor, and coach on women’s issues. Brenda has been happily married to Dr. Toney C. Parks, - for nearly 40 years. Together, they have two sons and two grandchildren.

Tim Smith

VP 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 Relentless Church.

Board of Directors

K. Miller

Board Chair
Greenville, SC

J. Chilton

Greenville, SC

L. Daniels

Greer, SC

D. Dorman

Gaffney, SC

K. Giddens

Simpsonville, SC

T. Guin

Simpsonville, SC

A. Harris

Greer, SC

C. Hipps

Piedmont, SC

P. Hudson

Greer, SC

C. Lawton

Cleveland, SC

M. Miller

Greenville, SC

B. Worley

Greenville, SC

Board Emeritus:

D. Cunningham

Greenville, SC

L. Ligon

Greenville, SC