Lloyd Gary Smith is a retired educator who taught math and physics in high school and college. Gary married Anne Adams and they have attended Covenant  Presbyterian Church over 40 years. Anne and Gary have two sons and four grandchildren. Gary was chief negotiator for the Johnson City Teachers Association for over twenty years and coached Little League baseball for many years.

Laura Arnfield, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, is the Co-Chairperson of Bear Another's Burdens Ministry of Christ (BABMOC).  She is also a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor who has worked with children with mental health and behavioral issues for over 30 years.  She has been a community activist/organizer and spent over a decade as a leader with the Boy Scouts of America.  She is married, with one child.

Matthew Cary, MD, is the Chairperson of Bear Another's Burdens Ministry of Christ (BABMOC) and is originally from Colorado.  He  has been practicing Internal Medicine for 19 years in Johnson City. TN.  He has been active as a Scout Leader, Parks and Rec Coach, and volunteer for Family Promise.  He attends and is an active member of Covenant Presbyterian Church.  Matt is married with three sons, their dog Kirby, and their cat Ping.  He enjoys bicycling and golf.

Isaac Mayon, MS, MPS, is the Secretary and Founder of Bear Another's Burdens Ministry of Christ (BABMOC).  He is a native of Liberia and has been in the U.S. since 2000.  Prior to coming to the U.S., he worked as an educator with the Monrovia Consolidated School System, and as a Civil Engineer/Manager for the Liberia Telecommunications Corp, for a combined period of over 15 years. For the last five years, Isaac has been associated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU) in various capacities, including his service with the Technology Department as an adjunct faculty. Isaac is married with 16 children (including non-biological children) and is eager to return to Liberia to implement his dream of providing free primary education to children in Liberia who are in need.