Support Staff


Stephen Haynsworth


Disaster Relief Coordinator for the Diocese of SC

Hurricane Florence Director of Operations

28 yrs Bosch Emergency Response Team, 25 yrs as Safety Specialist with Bosch responsible for emergency response for 2000 employees, 14 yrs with Charleston CERT (Citizens Emergency Response Team), 5 yrs Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief

Stephen grew up in Central America, the son of an Episcopal Missionary and later Bishop. As a youth he translated for a dental team and youth mission trips. He finished school in the US, married and settled down on Johns Island, SC. He began in Youth Ministry helping lead the Youth group at St Johns Parish(Anglican). His heart for Missions took him to the Dominican Republic his teams of volunteers helped build a mission church and school.  His wife Cindy and Stephen travelled to Gulu Uganda and help St Johns Parish build a relationship with the Dioceses of Northern Uganda. He added Kairos Prison Ministry to his rich experience in missions and youth ministry. As an Ambassador for Christ Stephen is currently helping start a relationship with the Anglican church in Peru.

Professionally, he created drafting and designing mechanical systems before moving into Safety in a large industrial plant.  He was responsible for training, emergency planning and emergency response.  When Charleston County started a Citizens Emergency Response Team, he joined and offered his expertise and support. He has also supported and trained with the Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Team of SC.

Stephen led a team of Volunteers from SC helping victims of Hurricane Irma on our first Disaster Relief weekend in Miami. He is building the Preparedness section of the Disaster Relief Manual and offering classes for Churches along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.

Tim Schiro, Director of Communications

Director of Prayer


Helen Hooper, Lady’s Ministry / Prayer & Grief Counseling


Helen brings a variety of talents and abilities to the program.  An ordained Evangelist Helen uses her spiritual gifts to lead ladies into a personal relationship with Jesus the Christ.  A renowned leader throughout the community she was a valuable asset during the Washington Heights outreach.  Helen is a builder of institutions and people utilizing her strengths in Management, Strategic planning and resource development. Her recent experience includes:

  • Founder, Executive Director, Lady's Choice Center for Women: this Christ Centered business is exclusively dedicated to the educating, empowering, and building strong women of all ages. We realize that everyone is born with a leadership SPIRIT, but not everyone has developed the SPIRIT of leadership. We want to cultivate every GIFT and TALENT God has placed inside every women we encounter, 2003-present. Ladies Choice offers: Mentoring, Chris Counseling, Etiquette Training, Leadership Training and Development & College Tours for seniors.

  • Founder, Executive Director, Simply Solutions Consulting, Christian counseling service, 2013-present.

  • Community Coordinator/Organizer for Washington Heights, Moncrief Village, and Springfield Properties. Fostering positive partnerships/relationships between Duval County community agencies and organizations that will best assist low income residents to become viable citizens, transitioning out of low income communities and becoming strong healthy families, 2010-present.

  • Advisory Board positions for numerous agencies including the Crisis Center of Duval County, Early Learning Coalition, Kidz Extreme Bible Club, Rainbow Center at UNF, Edward Waters College.

Helen says: “My strong suits are building people, helping to structure or plant churches. I also thrive in the planning events and programming.”

Wade Fallin Logistics Coordinator & SOP


Wade is a 64 year old husband, father of three and grandfather of four.  He has been married to the former Kathy K. Dolan for nearly 40 years.  Wade is from Fort Walton Beach, FL and Kathy is a Jacksonville native.

Wade had a 20 year career serving our nation in the United States Navy.  After retiring from the Navy in 1994, Wade started a new career in the Information Technology industry which lasted for 21 years.  In 2016, Wade retired from working altogether to enjoy spending time with his family and friends.  Wade enjoys volunteering*, playing golf, hiking through nature trails, cycling, walking and metal detecting.

Wade and Kathy have been members of Church of Our Savior in Jacksonville Beach since its inception in 2013.  Prior to that, they were members of Calvary Anglican and Calvary Episcopal going back to 1994.

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After returning home from evacuating in advance of Hurricane Irma, Wade contacted and to learn about their efforts in N. FL. On October 14th & 15th, Wade joined the IrmaRelief team as a team leader assisting volunteers in relief efforts to the residents of Flagler Estates. Wade ran a crew for Irma Relief in November . He is also credited with writing the rough draft of the Gulf Atlantic Diocese Disaster Relief Manual.

Wade’s volunteering started just after retiring from the Navy.  In 1995, Wade was one of the first to volunteer to Save Our Saratoga effort.  This was a group of retired sailors and city leaders devoted to purchase the recently decommissioned USS Saratoga and place it along the south bank of the St. Johns river as a teaching museum.  In 2001, while Wade was working at TNT Logistics, North America (now CEVA Logistics), Wade volunteered in many ways.  His Helpdesk team helped build several Habitat for Jax homes, became an active member of TNT CARE, which held a variety of fundraisers, such as cook offs, car washes, golf tournaments, 5k walks, etc.  In 2010, Wade created, organized and manned a week long humanitarian drive to get food, water and clothes collected in support of the victims of the January 12, 2010 7.0 earthquake that devastated Haiti.  He filled a 45 foot long semi-trailer and arranged for it to be delivered to a port for shipping to Haiti 10 days after the quake.  Most recently, Wade volunteered on August 4th & 5th, 2017 at the Mayport Naval Station Windy Harbor Golf Course in support of the Navy Safe Harbor Foundation 4th Annual Southeast Golf Tournament.  Then starting on September 28, 2017, Wade volunteered for 5 days as a course marshal at the 2017 Tour Championship located at the Atlantic Beach Country Club.  

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SHDR Board of Directors

Rev. Frederic S. Smith, President   Rev.
Frederic S. Smith

  • Created ecumenical Hurricane Relief program for North America and Caribbean. Assisted over 4000 victims after hurricanes Florence and Michael.  Founding Director 5/18 – 9/18. President 8/18 - Present
  • Created, organized, recruited & trained staff. Built an ecumenical Disaster Relief program ministering to over 3000 victims in 7 months; 9/17- present
  • Disaster Relief Coordinator- Gulf Atlantic Diocese/Anglican: 11/17- present
  • Builder / Contractor / Finish Carpenter:
    1. Steinway Technician, 1983-present
    2. Church offices in Oregon, 1990
    3. Houses/duplexes/offices/restaurant construction in FL and GA for 30 years,
    4. Sterry Construction, Columbus, GA- Built 225 houses in 365 days with a crew of 7
    5. US Embassy- Finish Carpenter of Executive Suite- 1995-1996
    6. Repairs on British Governor’s Compound in Beersheva, 1994
    7. Built 5 offices in Taji, Iraq, 2005
  • Top Secret Clearance with FBI/DOJ
  • Secret Clearance with DOD, including work at US Embassy’s in Tel Aviv and Baghdad
  • Trinity School for Ministry- 1988-1990
  • Ordained Baptist Minister-1993
  • Worked with local congregations to assist in evangelism and church growth: 1985-present,
  • Church Planting: Church of the Reconciliation(TEC), St. Augustine- Director of Evangelism, Outreach and Publicity: brought church from 12 to 250 members in 3 years, 1985-1988,
  • Church Army Captain: 1990 - present
  • Associate Director of CMJ-USA: 2015 – present, teaching Jewish roots(Shoresh) and combating anti-Semitism in churches
  • Disaster Relief Management Training, Southern Baptist Church - March 2018

Other volunteerism and certification:

  • Established and managed three 501-c-3’s in FL over the past 8 years:
    1. Play It Forward (Band instruments for underprivileged students): Founding President
    2. St. Augustine Youth Orchestra: Founding President
    3. SHDR/SHDR- 501c3 Founding Director / President
  • Boy Scouts of America: Eagle Scout, Cub Master, Scout Master, Aquatic Director: 25 years
  • St. Augustine’s Festival of Music: 1985 – present
  • Red Cross First Aid
  • Red Cross CPR
  • Red Cross Life Guard

John Siegling, Vice President

John Siegling was born in Charleston, SC, raised in St. Michael’s Church and now lives on Wadmalaw Island near Charleston with his wife Judy of four and a half years. They were married after having met through Lutheran Hospice grief groups following the deaths of their respective spouses within one month of each other. Between them they have eight children and 18 grandchildren. Great-grands are now on the way on a more and more regular basis.

His education consisted of concentrations in science and language. He even spent three years studying medicine before leaving medical school to become a bacteriological researcher at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, where he was a member of the team that developed the first successful vaccine used to protect troops from meningococcal meningitis.

Having a large family necessitated his having to learn many of the trades involved in keeping a house running. As a result he became quite proficient in the fields of carpentry, electrical wiring, plumbing, and house painting, skills which have helped him enormously on Mission trips.

As Vice President of Servant’s Heart, John brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Board of Directors. Disaster Relief projects and mission trips have taken him as far as Miami during Hurricane Irma, SC and NC with Florence and Apalachicola with Hurricane Michael. Other mission trips include a trip to Tennessee to help impoverished families in need. His wife, Judy has accompanied him on some of these trips.

John has been a man of many hats. He has delivered babies, been a bacteriologist, served on IT teams not only in Colleges but also with the Navy, being part of the team that built a new internet system for the Navy, beginning at SPAWAR in Charleston. At one point he even was principal mechanic at the EXXON station owned by him and his oldest son in Brick, NJ. His particular skills as a musician afforded him opportunities to sing opera as a baritone first in Washington, DC, and then in New York. In addition he served as organist and leader of song for over twenty years in the New York Area and played for over 12,000 services in the New York area, primarily in Roman Catholic services, but also as cantor and choir member to numerous synagogues in the New York area for nearly fifty years. During fifty years of singing in the synagogues throughout NY and NJ, he has felt a powerful drive to share his love of Christ among myriads of people.

Today he is active as a parishioner in both traditional and contemporary worship services and is very active in Bible study programs at the church. He participates in Mission work ongoing in the Southeast US and in Disaster Relief there as well. He is an avid proponent of ecumenical endeavors in the local Fishers of Men organization which promotes genuine goodwill among the many diverse cultures found in the Carolina Lowcountry. He has joined other members of the board in Kairos mission work as well. He also has been trained with the Southern Baptists and is qualified to assist them in their relief efforts. Also he has qualified as a certified member of CERT, which stands for Community Emergency Response Team of first responders in local crises.

Bill Anderson, Treasurer

Bill Anderson, a member of St. John’s Parish Church vestry and global missions committee on Johns Island, SC is the treasurer of Servant’s Heart Disaster Relief, Inc. A retired U.S. Naval Reserve Intelligence Officer and oceanographer, he is a certified member of Charleston County’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and has completed Southern Baptist Convention’s Disaster Relief training. Bill is also a Lay Eucharist Minister and lay reader at St. John’s. He and his wife Bonnie live on Wadmalaw Island and are blessed with a son, daughter and four grandchildren.

Anna Smith, Secretary

I find it a wonderful sense of purpose in how the Lord orchestrates our lives to be in service to Him and others. As a trained pianist I have joyfully served as main church pianist over twenty years [for different churches], keyboardist in praise bands and instructor of piano for our business. Alongside my husband, our 30 years of ministry service has taken us throughout the United States, Canada, and Israel where again, the gift of music has been my primary service. Our four children have naturally been our greatest joy and I now get the pleasure of grandchildren! Our daughters married military and our son serves. We pray for them and all our armed service personnel. It has been my pleasure to serve in the capacity as Secretary for two non-for-profit organizations: Play It Forward and St Augustine Youth Orchestra. Each focused on youth development as musicians. As secretary I was responsible for quarterly board meeting notes, annual meeting notes and maintaining accurate filing system. These roles helped develop my skills to naturally serve in the position as SHDR secretary.

Advisory Staff

Rev. Canon Daryl Fenton

Director, CMJ-USA


Daryl, a graduate of Wheaton College and Trinity School for Ministry, assumed his duties as CMJ USA National Director in July 2011, joining the faithful CMJ workers who for over 200 years have advanced the Kingdom among Jewish people.  In accepting the call, Canon Fenton stated, 'Sharing the transforming love of Jesus with Jewish people is work to which the Lord first called me 30 years ago.'

Before joining CMJ, Canon Fenton served the Archbishop of the ACNA in many capacities.  One special mission was assisting victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Hurricane Katrina was an extremely destructive and deadly Category 5 hurricane that caused catastrophic damage along the Gulf coast from central Florida to Texas, much of it due to the storm surge and levee failure.

Total fatalities rose to 1,833 with an estimated $125 billion in damage, tied as the most destructive hurricane on record. Wikipedia  We are pleased to have Daryl as an advisor adding his depth of knowledge and zeal as he shares his love of Christ. 

Rev. Greg Miller

Director, Church Army- USA


I served as a parish Rector for 25 years.”  When Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey in October 2012, Greg’s church rose to the call and with ARDF funding were able to help many in New Jersey.

Greg adds, “During most of that time I had never heard of Church Army USA. When I did, I was hooked. Church Army's ministry is to equip the church so that it will be more effective in evangelizing; to reach the least, the last, and the lost with the gospel of Christ and bring them into the fellowship and ministry of the church.

Lives are being changed as many are saved by the work that the Lord is doing through Church Army all across America, and around the world utilizing many different styles of evangelism.

We engage in this work because the Lord has reminded us that whatever we do unto the least of His brethren we do unto him. Likewise, whatever we do not do for the least of his brethren we do not do to Him. I invite you to partner with us in this work as we seek to reach a lost and hurting world with the redeeming work of Jesus Christ.”

Greg and His team were some of the first to respond to the call when Hurricane Irma ravaged the Florida Peninsula in September 2017.  His team drove to Jacksonville from Pittsburg to assess the damage and offer their assistance.  Greg has offered a wealth of knowledge, understanding and encouragement.  He is a valued part of our team.