Reid Lehman, President & CEO
Reid Lehman has been involved with Miracle Hill Ministries since 1957. He first became President of the ministry in 1985. Reid holds a bachelor’s degree from Bob Jones University, an MBA from Winthrop University, and an honorary doctorate degree from Clearwater Christian College. In 1977, he received the Lewis Hine Award for his service to children and youth. More recently, Reid received the Silver Crescent Award for his service to the state of South Carolina. Reid and his wife, Barbara, attend worship at Fellowship Greenville and enjoy spending their spare time with their grandchildren.
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.
Ken Kruithof, COO
Ken Kruithof joined Miracle Hill January 2018 as COO. He had previously been with Michelin Tire Corporation in a variety of roles with responsibilities in the US and internationally during his more than 40 year tenure. 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.
Karen Busha, VP of Children’s Ministries
Karen Busha has always called South Carolina home. Before coming to Miracle Hill in 2018, she worked for over 30 years in state government helping to address substance abuse and mental health disorders. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor, and Master Addiction Counselor. Karen holds a BA in Christian Education from Erskine College, Master of Education in Counseling and Guidance from Clemson University and Doctorate of Christian Counseling from Omega Bible Institute. Karen is also the founder of He Understands Girl Stuff (HUGS), a Christian outreach that champions the hearts of women in the US and South Africa.
Ryan Duerk, VP of Adult Ministries
Ryan began his career at Miracle Hill working in the food warehouse. Since, he has served in several roles in Adult Ministries including counselor, program manager, and Director of Overcomers. He 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 and his wife Lauren have two young children. His passions are spending time with his family, endurance sports, and woodworking.
Jacob Edmisten, VP of Development
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 3 children and are members of Brushy Creek Baptist Church in Taylors. He is passionate about music, worship leadership and aerial photography.
John Fiedler, VP of Thrift Operations
John Fiedler joined Miracle Hill Ministries in 2013 as Sourcing Manager. In 2017, he was named Vice President of Thrift Operations. Before joining Miracle Hill, John retired after a thirty-four year career with Belk, Inc. A native of New Jersey, John attended Clemson University where he earned a B.S. in Accounting. He and his wife, Anne, have two married sons and have been members of Edwards Road Baptist Church since 1981.
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 Redemption World Outreach Center.