Meet Our Leadership Team

Larry Griffith, CEO

Larry Griffith

Chief Executive Officer

Larry Griffith, CEO of Corporate Chaplains of America (CCA), is a committed servant leader who loves people and business.  Larry has more than three decades of leadership experience, as a U.S. Naval Officer, at a Fortune 250 firm, and in the non-profit sphere.  His journey has taught him that holistic care for your people is the key to creating great culture, which is paramount for a thriving organization.  At the pinnacle of his business career as Area President with ALLTEL, he led more than three thousand employees, serving 2.6 million customers, with annual P&L responsibility exceeding $1.5B.  Larry and his wife have been married for over 30 years and have four children. They are based in Wake Forest, NC.

Brian Ayers, COO

Brian Ayers

Chief Operating Officer

Brian Ayers has served employees in the workplace for 20 years with Corporate Chaplains of America. He has served on the senior leadership team in various roles including the areas of chaplain operations, recruiting, training, and mission advancing programs. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer. Brian and his wife have been married for 23 years and have 5 children. They are based in Wake Forest, NC.

Jason Bates, CGO

Jason Bates

Chief Growth Officer

Jason Bates joined the Corporate Chaplains of America team in 2018 as Chief Growth Officer. Jason, former Vice President of SMB Field Sales at Windstream Communications, has over 22 years of experience as a successful leader in sales in the telecom sector. He is based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Enjoys spending time with his family at the lake and in the outdoors.

Diane Parker, VP of Human Resources

Diane Parker

VP of Human Resources

Diane Parker, born and raised in Minnesota, is a veteran of the United States Air Force. Before coming to CCA five years ago, Diane served with Samaritan’s Purse International Relief. She now leads CCA as the Vice President of Human Resources and is based in Wake Forest, NC with her husband.

Jeff Brown, VP of Quality & Strategic Initiatives

Jeff Brown

VP of Quality & Strategic Initiatives

Jeff Brown, a former military officer from Colorado, has been serving Corporate Chaplains of America for more than 14 years in a variety of roles. From chaplain to senior director to current Vice President of Quality & Strategic Initiatives, Jeff has been invested in the mission of CCA. Jeff currently lives in Wake Forest with his wife and they have one daughter and several grandchildren.

Steve Ross, CFO

Steve Ross

Chief Financial Officer

Steve Ross has served in various financial roles for 4 different nonprofit organizations over the past 25 years. Most recently he served as the Controller for Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA and previously served in audit, tax and administrative roles for the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and Berean Mission in St. Louis, MO. Steve now serves as the Chief Financial Officer of CCA. He lives in Youngsville, NC with Traci, his wife of 26 years. Steve and Traci have 2 sons and 2 daughters.

Mike Anthony, VP of Talent Acquisitions

Mike Anthony

VP of Talent Acquisitions

Mike Anthony, a retired military Senior Non-Commissioned Officer from North Carolina, has been serving Corporate Chaplains of America for 5 years. Mike, former Regional Manager at United States Air Force Recruiting Command and Director of Recruiting at ITT/ESI, has over 23 years of successful Talent Acquisitions leadership experience. He now leads CCA as the Vice President of Talent Acquisitions and is based in Wake Forest, NC with his wife.