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Board of Directors

  • Chairman: Ryan Wade – Crossgates Church (Brandon, MS)
  • Treasurer: Ashley Ferrell – Faulkner, Mackie, & Cochran (Nashville, TN)
  • Chuck Yungkurth – Johns Hopkins (Huntsville, AL)
  • Forrest Head – BigLife (Blue Mountain, GA)
  • Joey Garner – Samaritan’s Purse (Boone, NC)
  • Mark Harvey – Bell Road Church (Nashville, TN)
  • Warren Waddell – Fountain Park Church (Sheboygan, WI)


Blazing Trees Executive Team

James Harvey, Founder/CEO

James founded Blazing Trees in December 2016. He is passionate about serving leaders and their teams. His greatest joy is encouraging and journeying alongside leaders through changing life seasons and spiritual warfare.

Don Buege, Chief of Shepherds

Don has a shepherd’s heart. He loves to encourage and disciple men. He has led over 80 international mission trips, and he is passionate about indigenous leadership. Don’s greatest passion is helping others experience the glory of God.

Brian Hayden, Chief of Creativity

Brian is a versatile artist. He loves graphic design and prophetic art. He is passionate about reaching and discipling the lost. His greatest passion is creating resources that equip frontier mission initiatives.

Rob Harvey, Chief of Innovation (with Jesus in glory!)

Rob ascended to heaven in March 2020. Please continue to pray for his wife and six children. Rob served with our team for two years, and his influence and values deeply impacted our ministry’s culture and direction. Rob launched a project @ Blazing Trees called “Wild Frontier.” He was a Spirit-filled, courageous voice on our team pointing us all towards walking in the freedom of the Holy Spirit and embracing the unpredictable plans laid our for us on this wonderful faith journey. We can’t wait to see Rob again soon, Shalom Maranatha!

Dick Rollins, Volunteer Accountant

Dick Rollins takes has a desire to serve our Lord and be obedient to His command to be a witness of His love for all mankind for many years. He particularly likes hands-on mission work to show God’s love by physically helping them. “Be doers of His Word and not just hearers only” is his motivation.


Our team is supported by generous givers like you.

Blazing Trees is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Nashville, TN that innovates mission resources and provides prayer, encouragement, and coaching to leaders and their teams scattered across the nations.