Jerry holds a B.S. in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry from University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky. He holds a certification as an EBAA Certified Eye Bank Technician and has completed the Leadership Development Program at the Center for Creative Leadership. He was a distinguished finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and has received numerous awards and recognition in the medical innovation arena. Jerry serves on the North Carolina Biotech Advisory Committee for the Piedmont Triad Region and is a Life Member of Gretna Fire & Rescue, where he is a certified EMT and Firefighter. Jerry is an active member of White Oak Worship Center. In his free time, he spends time with his wife Ashley and works on his cattle farm in Gretna, Virginia.
Jeb was born in Halifax County, Virginia, where he graduated from Halifax County High School. He is an avid outdoorsman and hunter and is featured regularly on the Sportsman Channel on the program “Crossroads with the Burtons.” Jeb got married in January 2020 to his wife, Brandi.
Brandon has been blessed with a wonderful wife, Jennifer, as well as two sons, Shep and Hudson. Brandon enjoys playing golf, attending NASCAR races and spending time with his family.
Lynnie has been married to his wife, Jennifer, for 19 years and has two daughters, Piper and Hadley. He loves studying God’s Word and enjoys running marathons and ultra-marathons including the 2018 Boston Marathon. He’s a member of Franklin Heights Baptist Church, of C12 Group, and the Gideons International.
Trey first signed with the New Orleans Saints, recording his first career NFL touchdown against the Buffalo Bills. In 2018, Trey was signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers, where his brother Terrell plays. He appeared in four games and contributed on special teams. In 2019, in week 10 against the LA Rams, Trey recorded an interception. He’s the first NFL player since 1988 to play running back in a game and register an interception.
Trey got married on March 12, 2022, in Miami. He is a part of a football family. His brother, Terrell, plays for the Steelers and Tremaine plays for the Bills. Their father, Ferrell, was a two-time Pro Bowler.
Trey’s mom, Felecia, always encouraged her sons to read. The brothers recently wrote a children’s book, “My Brother’s Keeper What This Means To Me.” Felecia and the family run My Brother’s Keeper Foundation and the E-Boyz Academy for Higher Learning and Enrichment in Danville.
His beautiful wife of 34 years, Kris, serves together with him. They have been serving in ministry since the day they met. In their ministry life, they have been Youth Pastors, Pastors, Missionaries, Dream Center Directors and Outreach Trainers. They have two grown kids who love Jesus and their families. In his free time, Dennis enjoys hunting, fishing and building things.
Kenny retired from Danville Public Schools in 2014 and continues to work with local community non-profits. He has founded the Danville Boys and Girls Clubs, the Danville Church-Based Tutorial Program, and the Better Together faith-based non-profit. He has been married to his lovely wife Theresa for 34 years and they have two children, Kenny Junior and Lauren.
Moore has worked for 24 years with Moore’s and has risen through the company after starting as a HVAC Technician. His most important achievement thus far is the growing company culture of caring, servant leadership, giving back, and ministry. Moore’s spends time and resources daily through internal and external programs, striving to be good stewards of the business they have been entrusted with, as they believe it 100% belongs to God.
Tony was born in Roanoke, Virginia, and now lives on a farm in Moneta, Virginia, with his wife of 25 years. He is a Born Again Believer and servant of our Lord Jesus Christ. He and his wife are members of Thomas Road Baptist Church.
Karen has two beautiful daughters.
Sherman became Danville Mayor in 2008 and served until 2016. He has received many gubernatorial appointments including the Governor’s Manpower Planning Council and Virginia Block Grants Commission. An apartment complex in Danville has been named for him, Sherman M. Saunders Court. He is married to his wife, Sandy.
Peyton started his race career in karting at age 7. By age 13, he was driving open wheel sprint cars, with 11 feature wins in his first 20 races. He competed at South Boston Speedway in Virginia as a rookie in 2002, winning Rookie of the Year in the Late Model Stock Car Division and winning 14 of 16 starts there in 2005. With many racing wins to his credit, Sellers also works alongside his family to grow Sellers Brothers Construction and Sellers Racing. Peyton and his wife, Jennie, have been married since 2012 and live in the Ringgold area. They are active members at HOPE Church in Danville.
Mike is married to his wife Becky. They have two sons and two daughters-in-law, as well as four grandchildren. Mike serves as a member and deacon of Saint Mark Church in Danville. He is also a member of the Kentuck Fire Department, on the board of directors for Boys and Girls Club of Danville and Pittsylvania County, is a member of the Gideons International, and of the Masonic Lodge in Blairs.
Since graduating college, Kari has worked in television news across the U.S., traveled the world, and interviewed world leaders. Kari has also lit the capitol of Tennessee pink for Breast Cancer Awareness, organized the Big Hug to spread kindness worldwide, created the America 4 Boston Prayer Canvas to display unity and support after the Boston bombing, and responded to natural disasters in multiple states.