Board & Staff

Don Power—Don is our Founding President and currently serves on our Board of Directors. Don, and his wife Angie, bring a wealth of experience and success related to their business, Florida Auto & Truck Exchange, and their extensive training in Marriage Education.

Micah Larimore—Micah joined our Board in 2009 with a passion and vision to see marriages saved. Micah is the owner of Blooming’s Landscape & Turf Management in Sarasota, FL. We are grateful for all of Micah’s contributions to our Team, including the creation of our Hope Cottage, for families in crisis.

April Dacas—April joined our Board in 2008, and serves as Secretary of the Board. April and her husband Len are effective and dedicated Marriage Coaches, who help many couples to strengthen their own marriages. April and Len are the owners of Len’s Roofing, in Bradenton, FL.

Nathan Groff-(Administrator)-Graduated from the University of South Florida with my master’s degree in Social Work, with his focus area being young people and the family unit. Nathan specializes in adoption and foster care cases due to his background of being adopted from South Korea when he was five months old. He has also had the privilege of serving as a youth pastor in a local church for four years, and have been involved in various youth, substance abuse, and mentoring ministries and organizations for the past several years.

Our Biggest Thanks for Your Service

Alan Irving….retired with honor…lol, Was our fearless Chairman of the Board—After serving as a Board member since 2008, Alan was elected Chairman of the Board in December 2011. Alan and his wife, Nicole have ten (yes 13) children and reside in Bradenton, FL., where Alan is the owner of Irving Financial Services. We miss you !

Sandy James—has gone to help at the JOY FM !!!!! AWESOME SANDY!! Sandy James was a staff member, and non-voting member of the Board. Sandy joined our Staff, as Director of Marketing & Advancement, in 2009. Sandy’s experience in marketing and program development are combined with her ability to connect one-to-one with the young, single women in our programs. Sandy and her husband John have twins, Colt & Cameron . She served us well and has moved on to the Joy FM where God uses her extraordinary talents

Kristen Ross—Kristen Ross was a staff member, and non-voting member of the Board. Kristen and her husband Tom have been Marriage Coaches at MFW since 2008, and together lead marriage & parenting classes. She still helps in so many ways. An awesome woman of God who loves family and marriages….we miss you in the office . Kristen currently serves helping her brother with his golf business. Kristen and Tom founded the Providence Community School, in Bradenton, FL. Kristen and Tom have 3 children, Hannah, Charlie and Abby.