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Board of Directors

Patrick Nelson

chairman

Patrick Nelson is the Redevelopment Coordinator for Bartow County Government. He and Matt Warren were the first to begin the partnership efforts between the local government and the church to provide outreach efforts in the southern portion of Bartow County, GA in 2015.

 

Patrick and his wife Bree, a second grade teacher at Cartersville Primary School, have two boys Colin and Hollis. 

 

In addition to the Coalition, Patrick serves or has served in various capacities throughout the community including:

  • Chairman of the Cartersville Bartow Community Foundation

  • Board member and former Chairman of Bartow Collaborative

  • Member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Etowah

  • Chairman of the Bartow Cartersville LandBank

  • 2015 Chairman of the Cartersville Bartow County Chamber of Commerce 

  • Former Director of the Allatoona Resource Center

  • Served as Interim Director for Advocates for Children (2018)

  • REACH Georgia Mentor in Bartow County Schools

  • Head of the Bartow County Community Housing Partnership

Jeff Tindall

Communications/

Media

Jeff Tindall is the Managing Director for Agile Innovations Group, an international product management company, and sits on the board of various private companies.  After meeting Matt Warren through Leadership Bartow, he realized the power of the BLESS Coalition's vision and became an early partner with the Red Door Food Pantry.  

 

He and his wife Tiffany, a dance instructor at Steps of Faith Dance Studio, have two children, Elyse and Jacob.

 

In addition to the Coalition, Jeff serves or has served in various capacities throughout the community including:

  • Logistics Coordinator of the Red Door Food Pantry

  • Professional dancer for the Cartersville Dances with the Stars benefiting the Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter

  • Vestry and 2015 Senior Warden of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension

  • Board member of Steps of Faith 

  • Member of the Rotary Club of Etowah

  • 2017 Ambassador for the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of of Commerce

Matthew Warren is the Engagement Pastor at Crosspoint City Church responsible for all local and world outreach. Matt is the founder of the BLESS Coalition.

 

Matt and his wife Rebekah have three children, Joseph, Simon and Abigail.

 

Matt is very involved in the local community serving with:

 

*Chamber Board of Directors

*Georgia Initiative for Community Housing

*Leadership Bartow

Matt Warren

Board Member

Carrie Trotter

Legal Director

Carrie Trotter is an attorney at Tilley Deems & Trotter, LLC.  She received her J.D. from Georgia State University after graduating from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  A graduate of Cartersville High School, Carrie returned to her hometown to begin her career and cultivate relationships in the community where she was raised. 

 

Carrie and her husband, Grant, live in Marietta with their two daughters, Vivian and Winnie.

 

In addition to her service on the Board of the Coalition, Carrie has been involved in the following programs:

  • Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia Leadership Academy, Class of 2011

  • District Representative for the Northern District of Georgia, YLD of the State Bar of Georgia

  • Board Member for the YLD of the State Bar of Georgia

  • Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce Leadership Bartow, Class of 2015

  • Member of the Youth Leadership Bartow committee, Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce

  • Chairperson, Youth Leadership Bartow committee, Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce, 2016 and 2017

James Gilstrap

Board Member