Board Members

Tim Terry, Founder and Executive Director

Founder

Since leaving prison in September 2002, Terry, has devoted his time to faith-based programs designed to keep ex-offenders from returning to prison. His passion is establishing a nation-wide program through FreshStart Visions to show the world that God is truly the God of reconciliation.

His Christian faith and life experiences demonstrate to inmates that “he was one of them” and they CAN become successful upon release from prison.  Tim believes that reconciliation to God, family, and community is key to that success. “It is like building a bridge from the inside to the outside world, by becoming a law-abiding, tax-paying citizen”.

God has restored back all the broken relationships Tim destroyed years ago with his children and family.  His daughter Jacolyn and grandson Ty love helping tell the story of redemption and forgiveness when opportunity knocks.

Brenda Hammersley, MBA, MSN, RN

Co-Chair of the Board

Brenda  brings 40+ years’ experience in a variety of executive roles in healthcare and higher education with expertise in business development, financial management, marketing and compliance at both not-for-profit and for-profit companies. Brenda has served on the advisory committees for local chapters of the American Red Cross Board and American Heart Association, as a Director on the Amethyst Board (addiction recovery and reentry for women) and as Vice-Chair for Westminster Thurber Community (residential senior life plan community). She is currently a volunteer grant writer and adviser for FreshStart.

Brenda lives in Charleston.

Bonum S Wilson

Co-Chair of the Board

Mr. Bonum S. Wilson, Jr. is chairman of our FreshStart Visions board.  He served as the Group Vice President of Latin America, Asia/Pacific and South Africa for the Carborundum Company, a division of BP Corporation.  Mr. Wilson is a Venture Capitalist, and previously served as President of the Exchange Club of Charleston and Chairman of the Bishop Gadsden Retirement Center.  Mr. Wilson has been a Director of Carolina Financial Corporation since 1996 and also serves as a Director of Crescom Bank.  Mr. Wilson’s qualification as a member of the board of directors is primarily attributed to his financial expertise and his entrepreneurial skills. Additionally, Mr. Wilson has founded a successful international company which has required a level of industry expertise.  Mr. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Ceramic Engineering from Clemson University.

He is active in St. James Church, Cursillo and on several Kairos prison ministry teams at Kirkland CI, and Lieber CI.

Jerry Rexroad, CPA, is the current Executive Chairman of the Board for CresCom Bank and President and CEO of Carolina Financial, Inc. He has 25 years of experience in the financial sector including: Executive Chairman of the Board – Crescent Mortgage Company; Executive Vice President – Carolina Financial Corporation; Chief Financial Officer – Coastal Federal Bank; and, partner at KPMG. Jerry is an Elder at Coastal Community Church, in Conway, SC and resides near Myrtle Beach with his family.
William Stewart (Will) has over 45 years’ experience in the financial sector including: Founding Partner – Alger Partners LLC; Managing Partner – William S. Paley LLC; new division developer – Morgan Stanley; Co-founder retail sales arm – Dillon Read LLC; independent financial advisor for various entities and individuals. He has served on the Board of the Allen Stephenson School (NYC); NYC Cooperative (residential governance); and, Co-founder of Jacaranda Trust and Board member of African Angels (supporting Zimbabwe and Kenya). Will is currently volunteering with Water Mission and FreshStart Visions and is on the Board of James Island Outreach. He resides in Charleston.

Joseph L. Nicholson

Board Member

Mr. Joseph Nicholson is the Managing Director – Investments and Senior PIM Portfolio Manager at Nicholson Wealth Management Group. He has over 27 years of investment experience managing for individual and institutional investment consulting clients with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network.
Prior to his association with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, Mr. Nicholson was an Asset Specialist with Grant Thornton in Atlanta, Georgia, and a Public Finance Officer with Nations Bank Capital Markets Group, also in Atlanta.

Mr. Nicholson is a Professional Member of Kingdom Advisors which is a non-profit organization for Christian Financial professionals. He has served as President of the NAMI of Charleston and founding Treasurer of the Alzheimer’s Association of the Low Country, and past founding Treasurer of the nonprofit Carolina Autism. Mr. Nicholson also served on the board of the College of Charleston’s Alumni Association and as Treasurer of the non-profit Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy. He is a member of St. Michael’s Church in Charleston where he is active in Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University and Cursillo ministries

Bill Mills is a successful business executive and community leader with over 35 years in global sales and marketing specializing in highly technical/engineered product offerings focused on the global industrial, telecommunications, medical, and aerospace markets. Following his retirement in 2017, he became active in prison ministry through his church. Bill met Tim Terry and has since devoted his life to FreshStart Visions in the State of Florida where he serves as the Region 1 Director. With his wife, Kelli, Bill currently sponsors 5 children through child fund international. He resides in the Florida panhandle.

Vince Graham

Board Member

Vince is President of the I’On Group based in Mount Pleasant. Using timeless urban design principles found in older towns and cities throughout South Carolina, the I’On Group works to create beautiful places of enduring economic and social value. Since starting his business in 1991, Vince has been involved in neighborhood building and renovation in Beaufort, Port Royal, Charleston, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston and North Augusta. His work has received national and international attention in Southern Living, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, the BBC, and CNN. His neighborhoods have been the recipient of awards from the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

Vince’s career includes non-profit service as a board member of South Carolina-based business, transportation, housing, arts, and environmental organizations. He has also served on national committees of the Chicago-based Congress for the New Urbanism, as well as the Metropolitan Planning Council of the Brookings Institution based in Washington, DC.

Vince is a licensed pilot, a South Carolina Liberty Fellow, and a member of the Church of the Holy Cross on Sullivan’s Island. A native of Georgia, Vince has been in South Carolina since 1989. Vince graduated from the University of Virginia where he earned a degree in economics.