Leadership Team | Methodist Children's Homes of Mississippi

Leadership Team

Devon Loggins

Devon Loggins

President and CEO

601.853.5000 ext 1242

As President and CEO of the Methodist Children’s Homes of MS (MCH), Devon provides the direction and momentum of MCH. He is passionate about providing safe and loving homes for Mississippi’s most hurting children and his vision is to continue providing the highest quality services for the children and families who most need it.

Devon serves as a board member for the Mississippi Association of Child Caring Agencies and has worked in the field of Child Welfare for twelve years. In addition to Devon’s experience working with children and youth in the foster care system, he has an extensive career history providing critical incident trainings, debriefings and interventions in adult corrections in Arkansas, Pennsylvania and Georgia. Devon received his bachelor of social work degree from Arkansas State University, his MSW and Child Welfare Certification from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor. Devon is married to his amazing wife, Jacqueline, who is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and they have three wonderful children.

Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe

Operational Performance Officer

601.853.5000 ext 1237

As Operational Performance Officer, Jennifer oversees MCH accreditation and compliance. She has been with Methodist Children’s Homes for four years and feels passionately about leading MCH to continued excellence. Jennifer graduated from Belhaven University with a Bachelors of Science in Arts Administration. She connects very deeply to the mission and vision of MCH and looks forward to how the Lord will continue to direct the agency.

Jennifer lives in Madison with her husband and daughter.

Samantha Kalahar

Samantha Kalahar

Director of Development

601.853.5000 ext 2201

As Director of Development, Samantha oversees all fundraising, donations, and communications. She is passionate about helping others as she has served at several non profits during her career.

Samantha has a background in Social Work. Her combination of Social Work and Development experience makes her the perfect match for helping the children at MCH.

She lives in Madison with her husband and five children.

Keisha Varnell

Keisha Varnell

Director of Program Operations

601.853.5000 ext 1239

Keisha holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Public Health. She brings a broad program and operational leadership perspective that will enhance our vision “to become a national leader in providing innovative therapeutic services”. Previously, Keisha was at Jackson State University where she enjoyed a career as the Title IX Coordinator in which a few of her duties included program leadership, policy development and serving as a member of the Mississippi Council on Human Trafficking.

Bob Schroeder

Bob Schroeder

Director of Facilities and Technology

601-853-5000 ext 1021

Bob supervises multiple departments at Methodist Children’s Homes, including property, fleet, I.T., security, food service and equipment. Having served at other non-profits for nearly 13 years, he understands the unique set of challenges working in the non-profit sector presents. Bob brings over 30 years of experience in property maintenance and management to MCH.

Originally from Metairie, LA, Bob is a lifelong fan of both the Saints and LSU. He enjoys Cajun foods, all types of music and being Grandpa to 6 wonderful girls. He and his wife Darlene live in Brandon.

Lesley Carter

Lesley Carter

Director of Finance and Accounting

601.853.5000 ext 1241

Lesley Carter graduated from Mississippi College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Lesley is very experienced in the world of finance. Before coming to Methodist Children’s Homes, she worked as a Controller for over 15 years. Lesley is passionate about seeing a project through to the end. She enjoys seeing how all of the individual pieces work and come together to produce the end product.

Lesley lives in Madison, MS with her husband Christian, and son Connor.

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