Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of caring, concerned adults from the community. Our board provides direction, oversight, and vision for the Executive Director. The team meets monthly for prayer, ministry updates, and strategic planning.

Meet our Board

  • Chairman
    Luther Bradley (Sylvia)
    • Education Graduate University of Notre Dame bachelors Finance
    • Professional football player, Detroit Lions, Chicago Blitz, Arizona Wranglers, Houston Gambler (USFL)
    • Sales successful sale position at Merrill Lynch, Prudential Bache, Herman Miller, Blue Cross Blue Shield (25 yrs)
    • currently Market relations Representative at Blue  Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (2 yrs)
    • Trustee New Prospect Baptist Church
    • NFL Player Ass.
    • Chairman of Board Youth for Christ (10 yrs)
    • National YFC Board 2 yrs

  • Co-Chairman
    Thomas Delano (Carole)
    • Bachelor Mechanical Engineering General Motors Institute – 1968
    • Retired Engineering Group Manager after 34 years of service at General Motors Corporation / helped oversee the corvette development.
    • Retired Lt Col after 22 years of service in the MI ANG – USAF
    • Trustee - Bethesda Christian Church
    • President – Hills of Regency II Condominium Association
    • Board Member – Youth for Christ of Detroit

  • Secretary
    Jim Gresham  (Peggy)
    • Married to Peggy, and they have three children who have all Graduated from Liberty University.
    • An Oakland University graduate, who worked in the Sales Division of Chrysler for 13 years, rising to Sales and Planning Distribution Manager before leaving to pursue, on a full time basis,
    • \the service business he started in 1979  Gresham Seasonal Services .  This business has grown to one of the largest in Metropolitan Detroit, employing approximately 145 people at peak seasons.
    • Jim has authored two books on Movie Posters
    Having accepted Jesus as his personal savior at a young age, Jim has served in many different positions in his church, where he is currently an Elder. 
    • Served on the YFC Board since approximately 2005.

    "Let your light so shine before man that they may see your good works and praise your Father in heaven."  Matt. 5:16

  • Treasurer
    KIRK P. RADFORD (Renate)
    • President, Principal Consultant
    • Kirk has held senior leadership positions in the IT services and health care industries. He has dealt successfully with the challenges of today's workplace by working with companies to develop HR and employee-relations initiatives that offer a set of distinguishing characteristics in a highly competitive market place. Areas of particular interest include union avoidance, leadership training and development, and HR strategy.
    • Kirk holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He serves on an advisory panel for Innovative Consumer Solutions LLC, and is a member of the Board of Trustees for YFC – Detroit.
    • Taligence promotes a consultative approach to developing and implementing human resources solutions for small and mid-sized organizations. With experience in multiple industries, we are recognized leaders in helping companies allocate scarce HR resources into appropriate channels to support business objectives.
    • Our approach starts with understanding your enterprise. Every company is unique, so we do not start with a set of “off the shelf” solutions and try to fit them to your circumstances. Instead, we help you identify and implement programs and solutions tailored specifically to your goals, aligning HR with overall business strategy and objectives.
    • The human resources function, in any company, must be relevant to the purpose and strategy of the organization. At Taligence we make that happen for our clients.

  • ASAAD FARAJ  (Lois)
    Asaad and his wife, Lois, along with their three wonderful children, Blake, Billy and Chloe live in Waterford, Michigan.  Asaad has ownership overrides on 34 Primerica offices in several states including California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin.  These offices service over 30,000 clients by over 400 licensed representatives. 

    Asaad's drive and success in business is fueled by his passion to reach others for Christ. He is proud to serve as an Elder at his church, Oakland Christian Church. Asaad is also involved in leadership in other ministries. He is on the Board for The Dream Project, a charity for orphaned children in Mozambique, Africa.  He also serves on the Board for The Detroit Youth For Christ, an outreach ministry for urban kids in the Detroit area, and is a board member for The Fellowship of Christian Athletics, a ministry dedicated to spread Christianity to teens through the venue of sports.  Asaad also serves on the Board for the Aramaic Broadcast Network that reaches out to millions of households around the world with the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ.

    In the past four years, Asaad has been blessed with the incredible opportunity to travel to 14 major international cities with Dominic Russo Ministries where he has been able to share the gospel by speaking to thousands of business leaders and pastors in several countries including India, Honduras, Guatemala, Bolivia, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru and the Dominican Republic.  He has also spoken in several cities through seminars for churches and businesses across the country. 

  • Rev. Edwin A. Chunn, (Patricia)
    • Two years college *Four years USAF  *USAF outstanding achievement award TopSecret Clearance
    • General Contractor for fifteen years  *Building and Grounds Manager at Word of Faith International Chirstian Center 
    • Salaried posistion at Chrysler Corp. twenty four years 
    • Ordained Minister in 2000 
    • Boaard Menber Youth For Christ Detroit 
    • Also member of Directors Board at Beulah Ministries, Nigeria, Africa - missions.

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