Our Leaders

“But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant.”

Matthew 20:26

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Carlton R. Tipton

Founder and President

Our founder is a native of Sanford, Florida. After graduating from Seminole High School, he spent 4 years in Kentucky where he played college football.

Upon returning home in 1991, he pursued a career in law enforcement with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. He has fulfilled roles as a Patrol Deputy, a DARE officer, Juvenile Probation Deputy and is currently a School Resource Deputy at Lake Mary High. Carl has coached youth and high school sports for over 30 years primarily in football, as well as girls lacrosse and girls  weightlifting. During this time, he has also sponsored Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

He has three amazing children and is very active in his church and community. His hobbies include weightlifting, rose gardening, coaching, and fathering the fatherless.

He considers himself a Jesus Freak!

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Beatrice Manley

Vice President

"Queen" as she is affectionatley called, is a native of Sanford, Florida. After graduating from Seminole High School, she has worked in public service for almost 30 years mostly with Seminole County Public Schools. She currently works for the Seminole County Sheriff's Office in the Child Protective Services division. She has been married for 35 years and has three amazing sons and a daughter. She is active in her church and community. Her hobbies include cooking, family time, and helping others.

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Kenneth Bevan Jr.

Chief Governance Officer

Kenny is a native of Lake Mary, Florida. After graduating from Lake Mary High School, he has worked in public service for almost 30 years with Seminole County Public Schools. He has been a teacher, Dean, and principals of an alternative school. He currently works as the assistant principal at Winter Springs High School. He is the father to two amazing sons. He is active in his church and community. His hobbies include kayaking, family time, and helping others.

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Emily Tipton

Director of Operations

Daughter of the Founder/President, Emily is a UCF B.Sc graduate, where she played on the Women’s soccer team for four years. She is now pursuing her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and hopes to make a positive impact on families within the community, like her father continues to do, in her future career as a pediatric health care professional.

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Chan Robinson

Project Manager

Chan Robinson is a native of Sanford, Florida. He is a Lake Mary HIgh School graduate who went on to Florida International University on a track scholarship. 

Chan then enlisted in the US Army where he was in the Airborne Division. Chan is currently running for the City of Sanford mayor as well as maintaining a fulltime business and pursuing a degree in mass media. He is married to his lovely wife, Natalie, and they have an amazing son, 

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Andrea Anderson

Legal Advisor

Attorney Andrea Anderson has been practicing law for 24 years and is a member of the bar in New York, Georgia, Connecticut, and Florida.
Attorney Anderson has her own law firm, Law Offices of Andrea Anderson and is Of Counsel to Bogin, Munns and Munns PA.
Attorney Anderson was educated at the George Washington University and Touro College Law School in New York. She has two children, Zackary Weiss who is a top scholar at the University of Florida and her daughter Alyssa Anderson who attends Lake Brantley high school, is in gifted classes and a member of the cheerleading competition squad.

Andrea has a heart to serve Jesus and her community.

 
 

Our Executive Board

“Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.”
Proverbs 11:14

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Grant Derner
Executive Director

Grant has been a resident of Central Florida and has continually been active in support of our community in a variety of capacities for over 25 years. He has been married to his amazing wife Janet for 35 years and together they have raised three awesome young adults teaching them to give back to their communities in their own ways separately as a teacher/coach, an innovative business leader, and within the legal profession. Professionally, Grant has served as a C-Level Executive of two separate multi-million dollar recruitment  and employment related organizations over the past twenty-years and brings his proven diverse and strategic business expertise to the Red Suitcase Board of Directors.

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Pastor Bobbi Stiver
Executive Board / Director of Pastoral Care

Pastor Bobbi Stiver has been in the Central Florida area for over 50 years. She has been a pastor for this community just as long. Many have come to know the Lord because of her work. She also worked extensively in missions. She retired from Seminole County Public Schools where she worked with disabled students. She recently reopened her church called Ambassadors for Christ which is located in Longwood FL. She also has three children who live in the area.

  

RIck & Jodi Campbell
Executive Board / Spiritual Directors

Rick and Jodi grew up in Central Florida. Rick played his college football in Kentucky and then came home to help run his family business. Jodi has been an educator for over 30 years. They have a adult daughter Natalie and an amazing son Nathan.