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Board of Directors

  • Chairman: Forrest Head – BigLife (Blue Mountain, GA)
  • Treasurer: Ashley Ferrell – Faulkner, Mackie, & Cochran (Nashville, TN)
  • Chuck Yungkurth – Raytheon (Huntsville, AL)
  • Joey Garner – Samaritan’s Purse (Boone, NC)
  • Mark Harvey – Publix Grocery Stores (Nashville, TN)
  • Ryan Wade – Crossgates Church (Brandon, MS)
  • Travis Wyckoff – Kingdom Coaching (Midlothian, TX)
  • Warren Waddell – Fountain Park Church (Sheboygan, WI)


Blazing Trees Executive Team


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.


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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.


Chief of Creativitybrian hayden

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.


Chief of Generosity
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Nick Werline is passionate about generous giving. He loves the Lord and wants to surround himself with Spirit-filled leaders and develop a deeper relationship with Jesus. He enjoys helping others learn about the Bible’s extensive teaching on living our lives with a heart for helping and serving others.


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Rob Harvey is passionate about innovation. He is called to build new things including businesses, ministries, and programs. Rob innovates in four focal areas: research, education, innovation, and collaboration. He takes ideas and makes them practical in sustainable ways. Rob ascended to heaven in March 2020, he’s reunited with his son, and he continues to impact our team and mission every day, and he’s praying for us to fulfill the Great Commission. Please pray for his wife and six children.

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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.

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