Leadership Team


Larry Griffith, CEO

Larry Griffith, CEO of Corporate Chaplains of America (CCA), loves God, people, and business.  Larry has walked with Christ since his childhood and brings more than three decades of leadership experience at a Fortune 250 firm, in the non-profit sphere, and as a Naval officer.  He considers his role at CCA as the magnum opus of his life, and is energized by their quest to see 6,000 people a year come to Christ through their Chaplains building caring relationships in the workplace. Larry, his wife of 28 years and four children, reside in the greater Raleigh area.   Contact Larry here.

Brian Ayers, VP of Key Accounts

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 Vice President of Operations and Strategic Initiatives. Brian and his wife have been married for 23 years and have 5 children. They are based in Wake Forest, NC. Contact Brian here.

Jason Bates, CGO

Jason Bates joined the Corporate Chaplains of America team earlier this year 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.  He is based in Little Rock, Arkansas, with his two children and wife of 21 years. Contact Jason  here.

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.  Contact Diane here.

Jeff Brown, VP of Training and Special Projects

Jeff Brown, a former military officer from Colorado, has been serving Corporate Chaplains of America for more than 12 years in a variety of roles.  From chaplain to senior director to current Vice President of Training and Special Projects, Jeff has been invested in the mission of CCA.  Jeff currently lives in Wake Forest with his wife and they have one daughter and one grandson.  Contact Jeff here.