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Board Members


Ron Hutchins - Founder & CEO

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Rick Whittle

Rick is a lifelong resident of NWA. He is married to D’Ann, they have 2 adult sons, and is a business owner. Currently on the board of Thirst No More, International Partners, Berkshed Cemetery. Currently a member of Rotary International. Past affiliations with Rambo Water, NHF Pastor Advisory Council, and Church Administrator. He is an avid hunter, enjoys fishing, and wood and metalworking


David Conner

David grew up in Denver, Colorado, and married his wife, Sandy, in 1968. They have two children.  After serving in the Marine Corps, David's career was building houses and land development. David and Sandy acquired land in Arkansas in 2014 which prompted them to move to Rogers, Arkansas in 2019.


Gail Reid

Gail is a Mom and loves Jesus with all her heart. She was married to her high school sweetheart for 59 years before he met his heavenly father in May 2020. They have six children, 15 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Over the years she has been a part of Women's Aglow serving as President and Treasurer. Isreal has a special place in her heart and she has had the privilege to travel there 11 times. She was ordained on July 30, 2017. She has ministered in the women's jail alongside Ron.


Bryan Hutchins

Bryan Hutchins is married to his wife Kylie. They have two wonderful kids. He is a firefighter for Branson Fire Rescue and has been in emergency services for 13 years. He and his wife own and operate Table Rock CrossFit along with their team of coaches. He has also had the opportunity to be able to teach at Missouri Southern State University for 8 years. He was saved as a young boy and never struggled with drugs or alcohol but like any person, still sins and falls short of His glory. He has been involved with Freedom Seekers since its inception and has witnessed thousands of lives transformed away from all addictions. Throughout his life, he has seen our God give grace to his family and to thousands of people that have gone through Freedom Seekers.


Nick Rogers

Nick is a Husband and Father to 3 boys.  He has a background in real estate. He enjoys woodworking, hunting, and fishing in his free time. He is passionate about the work that Jesus is doing through Freedom 

Seekers Ministry

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Dick Kelsey

Pastor Dick Kelsey currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Rocky Branch Baptist Church. He graduated from Fort Wayne Bible College in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science degree in pastoral ministries. He pastored a community Church in Monticello, Indiana for three years before returning to college. After much hard work he received a master’s degree in Christian Administration. Later he returned to pastoring for two years in Michigan City, Indiana. Pastor Kelsey, with the help of another pastor, started a Christian school that he led for ten years. He owned and operated a residential boys’ home for ten years, a drug and alcohol treatment center, and was executive director of the Wichita Alliance of Evangelical Churches for 12 years.


James Dalton

James received the call to ministry at age 20 after being delivered from drug addiction, a reckless lifestyle, and surrendering his heart to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. After graduating from Central Christian University with a B.A. in Ministry, James served in various capacities within the church (Youth Minister, Outreach Minister, Small Group Leader) and outside of the church (Hospice Home Care (Chaplain), Pathway to Freedom Inc., UAMS Hospital (Chaplain Resident). James brings a unique perspective to Freedom Seekers Ministries due to
his time serving as a Program Counselor/Teacher at Pathway to Freedom Inc. During his time as staff counselor/teacher, James taught course curriculum to inmates at the Wrightsville Unit in Wrightsville, Arkansas, and managed a caseload of 80 inmates consisting of two groups of forty each. As such, James developed an understanding and empathy to encourage the incarcerated to push past their self-imposed limitations and reach unto God for greater than they imagined.
Currently, James serves as a Re-Entry Specialist for Pathway to Freedom Inc. He helps parolees with job opportunities, clothing, housing, mentoring, and various other “wrap-around” services in order to reduce recidivism in Arkansas. He remains passionate about helping others discover their God-given destiny and living out their God-given purpose. He resides in Lowell, Arkansas with his wife, Yesenia Dalton, and their two rescue dogs, Noble and Lilly.

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