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Board of Directors

  • Chairman: Ryan Wade – Crossgates Church (Brandon, MS)
  • Treasurer: Ashley Ferrell – Faulkner, Mackie, & Cochran (Nashville, TN)
  • Joey Garner – Samaritan’s Purse (Boone, NC)
  • Chuck Yungkurth – Johns Hopkins (Huntsville, AL)
  • 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.

Dick Rollins, 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.