Operation Tristan

Emmanuel’s Hammer is led by individuals who know the Lord Jesus Christ as their savior and are dedicated to furthering His Kingdom through the support of those who are His “feet on the street”. They are:

Les Pritchard, Chairman

Mr. Pritchard is originally from Hattiesburg, MS and moved to Greenville, SC in 1977 from Atlanta, GA.  He attended the University of Southern Mississippi, majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Architectural Technology.  Mr. Pritchard has a combined 44 years of construction industry experience including Senior VP of Argo Construction/Division of MB Kahn, VP of Business Development York Construction and VP of Business Development Roebuck Buildings Company.  He retired from Roebuck in 2012, formed Pritchard Enterprises, LLC and is currently a licensed General Residential Contractor in South Carolina.

Mr. Pritchard currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the South Carolina UMC Camps and Retreats Board, is the past President of the South Carolina Economic Development Association and Founding Chairman of the Upstate South Carolina Alliance.

Mr. Pritchard has been a member of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church since 1977 where he currently serves as Chairman of the Staff Parish Relations committee. He and his wife, Bobbie, have been blessed with three children, Jason, Amy and Hap and five grandchildren.

KC Carter, Executive Director

Mr. Carter is the founder and has served as Emmanuel’s Hammer’s Executive Director since its inception in 2004. Mr. Carter has successfully led Emmanuel’s Hammer through its focus in the Bahamas, to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi after hurricane Katrina in 2005 and now to assisting homeowners in need in the Southeast.
Prior to founding Emmanuel’s Hammer, Mr. Carter was an entrepreneur in the telecommunications industry. In 1990 he founded PROFITLAB, Inc. a telecommunications consulting and bill management firm. In August 2004, the company was purchased by Cass Information Systems, a member of NASDAQ.

Mr. Carter is a past Board member of A Child’s Haven which provides therapeutic intervention for developmentally delayed, abused, and neglected young children and their families.  He has been actively involved in the Commission on Missions at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church in Greenville, South Carolina.  He has either led or participated in dozens of mission trips to Mexico, the Bahamas, Poland, Haiti, Mississippi, Florida and South Carolina.

Marshall Hobson

Mr. Hobson is recently retired from Glen Raven Mills after 42 years in textile sales, development, and manufacturing. He is married with two children and two Grandsons. He has taught continuing education involving the history of Anderson, SC the Electric City.

Mr. Hobson served as Elder and Deacon at First Presbyterian Church in Anderson. He participates in mission work locally and throughout the southeast. He believes serving on the Board of EH allows him to be more involved in local missions to which the Lord has called him.

Danny Thompson

Mr. Thompson retired with 31 years of maintenance experience in the electric utilities industry, having worked at several steam stations and in a nuclear station.  At the nuclear station, he served as the Maintenance Engineer for 12 years and Director of Maintenance Training for 5 years before retiring.

Mr. Thompson has served in various positions in the Methodist Church.  In 1994, he was Chair of the Building Committee at Trinity UMC, Anderson, SC, where he oversaw a $1.2 million construction and renovation project.

Since a 1999 mission trip to Mexico with Volunteers in Mission, Mr. Thompson has been on numerous mission trips to South America, Central America, the Caribbean and Haiti.

Mr. Thompson was on the first Methodist Emergency Response Team (ERT) from South Carolina that responded to Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi. Over the next 5 years he returned to assist 12 to 14 times constructing and repairing homes.

Mr. Thompson continues to serve the Anderson District as Disaster Relief Coordinator, is a certified UMCOR team leader, a member of the Executive Committee of the South Carolina Volunteers In Mission and serves on the board of South Carolina UMC Early Response Teams.  He also assists Interfaith Ministries of Anderson, SC with their home repairs and construction of ramps.

Mr. Thompson is a member of Zion UMC where he is a member their Mission Team assisting with local and regional projects.

Jim Grayson

Mr. Grayson is originally from Columbia, SC and has resided in Greenville, SC since 2008. A graduate of Wofford College with a BA in English and minor in Economics, Mr. Grayson spent 30 years in the pharmaceutical sales industry in various sales and marketing positions. He is currently a partner in E-Scribe, LLC., a business information management start-up company.

Mr. Grayson is a member of Advent UMC in Simpsonville, SC and served as past UMM Chair. He currently serves on the UMM Leadership Team, the Worship committee, Finance committee, Helping Hands and as a Delegate to the SC United Methodist Conference. He is a yearly participant in March Mission Madness and Stop Hunger Now. As if that weren’t enough, he also is a member of the choir and plays in the praise band.

Mike Williams

Mr. Williams, originally from South West Virginia, retired from the US Air Force active duty in 1991 after assignments in five states and four foreign countries. After his military retirement, Mr. Williams obtained his CPA, completed an MBA from Virginia Tech, and was the controller or Chief Financial Officer for five non-profit companies before joining a defense contractor in 2005. While in the defense industry, he served as a finance director, managed a logistics support contract in four countries in the Middle East, and in 2013, moved to Iraq to start up a life support contract. He retired for the second time in 2015.

Mr. Williams and his wife Karen (KT), also a retired Air Force officer, currently own a business consulting practice assisting companies with the pursuit of government contracts. They moved to Simpsonville in 2014 and for the first time in 35 years, neither want to move again.

Peter Roe

Mr. Roe is a graduate from Emory University and the University of South Carolina School of Law. In 1972 Pete returned to Greenville, SC where he has been engaged in the general practice of law for over 40 years. As a founding member of Roe Cassidy Coates & Price, P.A., Mr. Roe concentrates his practice in civil and commercial litigation and commercial real estate transactions. Mr. Roe was selected in the inaugural issue of South Carolina Super Lawyers in the areas of General Litigation and Real Estate and more recently was named as a “South Carolina Super Lawyer” in 2012 in the area of General Litigation.

Michael Richards

Michael is the Owner of RCS Construction a remodeling business. He grew up doing construction work with his dad and has spent his entire career in construction. He and his wife, Kimberly, have three children: a daughter, Avery, who is active in sports and volunteers at the Lot Project twice a week, a ministry that clothes and feeds the needy in Anderson, and twin boys: Blake and Chase a who are active in all sports, volunteer at the Lot Project twice a week and volunteer with Emmanuel Hammer projects on the weekends.

They are members of First Presbyterian Church in Anderson S.C.

Michael has been a missionary to Haiti for several yrs. serving the people of Bohoc thru Matthews 28 ministries.  He has served the Lord thru numerous local ministries including Emmanuel’s Hammer. Through this connection as well as serving on the Board he has been called to join EH full time as Construction Coordinator beginning January 2, 2018.

His expertise will be invaluable in helping EH reach more families in need to rebuild homes and restore hope.

Beverly Clapp

Ms. Beverly (Bev) Clapp recently moved to Greenville South Carolina from Chicago where she retired from J.P. Morgan Financial.  Bev joined Buncombe Street United Methodist Church in September of 2017.

In a career spanning 47 years, Bev has been fortunate to use her administrative, research, and hospitality skills across multiple corporate industries.  Her strong planning and organizational skills allowed her to plan anything from large national sales and training meetings to holiday gatherings or serving lunch to a crew of volunteers working at a building site, Bev has a real love for hospitality.

Bev comments, “It is a true honor to serve with the leaders of this Board and see lives changed by God through volunteer efforts and donors to this mission.   My prayer is that God keep us safe as we work and richly bless the givers and receivers of the labor dedicated to His Kingdom.”

Gaines Huguley

Mr. Huguley is a 1976 graduate from the University of South Carolina College of Journalism. He worked for McCann-Erickson in Atlanta, Dallas and Houston offices, providing marketing and branding services for Coca-Cola USA and Texas Instruments. In addition, Mr. Huguley worked with D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles in Atlanta and Greenville offices, Leslie Advertising and Goudelock Advertising. In 1991, he helped establish Shafer Huguley Branding Communications. His wife, Kendall Taylor Huguley and three girls, are members of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church.

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