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.
Rick Ingram, CFO
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, 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.
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 non-profit 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-n-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.
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.
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.