Sean A. Milner, Executive Director
Sean A. Milner became the 11th executive director of The Baptist Children’s Village in November 2016. Prior to coming to The BCV Milner was a successful attorney in Clinton, MS, served on the Mississippi State Ethics Commission and numerous other community boards including a Christian school. Milner is no stranger to The Baptist Children's Village. In the spring of 1969 he arrived at The BCV, the place that would be his home for the next 18 years. As a resident of The BCV, he lived on both the India Nunnery Campus in Jackson and at, what was then, the New Albany Satellite Campus. While at The BCV, Milner graduated from W. P. Daniel High School in New Albany and received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Mississippi College in 1987 with a minor in English. He completed his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from The Mississippi College School of Law in 1993. He and his wife, Elizabeth, are active members of Morrison Heights Baptist Church in Clinton. They are the parents of two adult children, Rebecca and Nathaniel.
C. Randy Cotton, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Services
Dr. Cotton is a Clinical Psychologist who joined The BCV staff in 1999. He has practiced in hospital and outpatient settings, consulted with public, private and medical agencies, and taught psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Cotton earned his Bachelors Degree from Southeastern Louisiana University, and his Masters and Doctoral Degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi. He completed his internship in the University of Tennessee Memphis, Professional Psychology Internship Consortium. He is a regular presenter at the Annual Southern Baptist Childcare Symposium and at the Alabama Baptist Children's Homes Camp of Champions annual retreat. He speaks frequently on parenting, family relationships, childhood emotional and mental health issues, and related topics.
Campus Director, Fikes-Gatewood Campus
Campus Director, Powell-Walley Campus
Mark began the position of Campus Director July 2012. He worked in several capacities at The Baptist Children's Village on multiple campuses prior to his position as Campus Director of The Fikes-Gatewood Campus in Louisville and the Powell-Walley Campus in Waynesboro.
Tom Prather, Ph.D., Director of Human Resources
Dr. Prather previously has served Mississippi Baptist through the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board as a Church Growth Consultant and Minister of Education and Administration in the local church. He also served at Mississippi College as Assistant to the President and Director of Financial Aid. In addition, in his career he has served as Headmaster for two Christian Schools and was a teacher and coach in the Clinton School system. His introduction to The BCV began during college at MC when he volunteered as a cottage tutor and then later he lived on campus in Friendship cottage while working in the campus sports ministry. Dr. Prather received his B.S. Degree in Business and his Master’s in Education degrees from Mississippi College. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Mississippi. He and his wife Vicki have three adult sons and are active members of Broadmoor Baptist Church, Madision, MS.
Kim Reed, LMSW, Campus Director, India Nunnery Campus
Kim joined The Baptist Children's Village staff in May 2012 as Campus Director of the India Nunnery Campus in Star, MS. Mrs. Reed is a licensed Master Social Worker through The Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists. Before coming to The Baptist Children's Village, she worked in the mental health and medical fields, as well as, worked for the Mississippi Department of Human Services. She attended Hinds Community College and then Mississippi State University where she received a Bachelor in Social Work degree. She also completed a Master in Social Work degree from Jackson State University.
Chad Sauls, Campus Director, Deanash Campus
Chad received both his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and his Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Mississippi College.
Campus Director, Farrow Manor Campus
Campus Director, Reedy Acres Campus
Rev. Tate joined The Baptist Children's Village staff in 1996 as a Houseparent and Maintenance Coordinator for our Farrow Manor and Reedy Acres Campuses. In addition to his current administrative responsibilities at The BCV, he serves as Adult Men's Sunday School Teacher and Senior Adult Leader at Wyatte Baptist Church. Prior to coming to The Baptist Children's Village, he served as bi-vocational pastor for churches in Prentiss, Union and Pontotoc Counties. He continues to enjoy opportunities to preach.
Chrystelle Thames, Director of Public Relations
Mrs. Thames joined the Public Relations Department at The Baptist Children's Village in June of 1982. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Mississippi College. Chrystelle is past president of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi Board and has served on the Southern Public Relations Federation Board. She is also a member of the Southern Baptist Child Care Communications and Development Group. Chrystelle is a BCV alumnus and brings a unique perspective to her role as the ministry spokesperson. She has also served as an advocate for children in volunteer leadership roles in the Jr. Auxiliary of Clinton, local PTA organizations and in the prayer ministry at her church.
Sergio A. Trejo, Director of Non-Residental Programs
Sergio A. Trejo is a Texas native who has lived and worked in Mississippi for more than 20 years. He has an extensive background in the helping profession and has worked with numerous community and service organizations, to include adult and child protective services and working with the intellectually and developmentally disabled. He received his Undergraduate and Master’s Degree in the Field of Social Work from the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. He received his Professional License through the Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists. Sergio currently resides in Clinton, MS, with his wife and children and is an active member of Parkway Baptist Church where he leads the 11th & 12th grade Sunday school class. In his role at The Baptist Children's Village, he leads the Dorcas-In Home Support Program which allows The BCV to minister to children and families at an earlier point in the cycle of need by providing needed services in the home that can give the family new hope and help them avoid collapse.
Joyce Wilson, LMSW, Campus Director, Dickerson Place Campus
Mrs. Wilson has been with The Baptist Children's Village since 1985. She received her Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences from William Carey College. Prior to joining The BCV staff, Joyce worked with Southwest Mississippi Mental Health. She is actively involved in her church and has taught a number of children, youth and young married classes, and served as Associational Baptist Young Women's Director for three years. Joyce has always been very involved in missions, serving as a summer missionary to New Mexico, Camp Counselor at Camp Garaywa, and teaching Acteens. She now considers The Baptist Children's Village her mission field and works hard to impact the lives of children for Christ every day.