Meet our Leadership Team

Our people are experienced and highly knowledgeable financial market professionals, each an expert in their field.  We bring more than a century of experience to meet your loan, mortgage, financial advisory, or fund raising need.

Charles Devers

President and CEO

Daytona Beach Office / St. Louis Office


Chuck heads the Daytona Beach office and specializes in church, educational financing (including colleges and universities, Charter schools, and secondary education including academies and specialty institutions),and not-for-profit organizations.  Financing expertise includes mortgages, loans, and capital market financing (public and private offerings).  His speciality is "mega-church" finance with its special needs and capital market finance methods.



Mark Griffin

Global Financial Systems Executive Manager / Sr. Director

Jacksonville, Florida


Mark is a management expert, CPA, Pastor and Director of Wayman Academy in Jacksonville.  Mark provides special consulting services to help churches and not-for-profits to organize and stabilize their finances and ready them for growth and financing stability.  Mark is a senior global advisor to the African Methodist Episcopal Church.



Debbie Devers

Senior Vice President

Cape Girardeau, Missouri


Debbie specializes in church and not-for-profit organization finance and manages marketing needs for those organizations.  She served as Regional Director for MBA programs for a Midwestern college; has been professor of marketing and business for three universities, and was marketing manager for a multi-state bank.  Her speciality is in education finance and business development for not-for-profit and religious organizations. 



Melanie Smollen

President, Faith Perceptions

Market Research and Marketing Strategies for Churches and Planters

Cape Girardeau, Missouri


 Melanie is President of Faith Perceptions, based in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  Her company operates the Faith Perceptions "Mystery Guest Program" to better understand what a first time guest thinks and feels when attending a service.   The Program helps the church do a better job of creating an experience where people feel welcome and connected.



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