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Board of Directors

Equip Disciples is governed by its Board of Directors. The Board currently consists of seven members including the founders Joe and Tammie Friberg, along with Jennifer Carson, Mark Carson, Jeff Caffey, Phyllis Hardy, and Amy Dean.

If somebody overpowers one person, two can resist him. 
A cord of three strands is not easily broken.  (Ecclesiastes 4.12, HCSB)


Joe Friberg - Founder, President, Treasurer

See our Founders page.

Tammie Friberg - Founder, Secretary, Executive Director

See our Founders page.

Jennifer Carson - Vice President

  • Bachelor of Science in Education majoring in English, Baylor University, 1994
  • English Teacher, Castleberry Independent School District, TX, 1995-1997
  • English Teacher, Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District, TX, 1997-2000
  • English Teacher, Bethesda Christian School, Ft. Worth, TX, 2004-2005
  • Sunday School teacher/director, First Baptist Church Arlington, TX, 1997-2007
  • Women's Discipleship co-teacher, First Baptist Church Arlington, TX, 2001-2005

Mark Carson - Director

Mark Carson has served as a church minister for 10 years. He received his Bachelor in Business and Communications degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. He also has a masters degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Jennifer and they have five children.

For a glimpse into Mark's passion and vision for discipleship, see Mark and Jennifer's article: Believers or Followers?  In this article, Mark wrangles with what it means to be a Christian, and what is true faith.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Communications, The University of Texas at Arlington, 1995
  • Masters of Christian Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2005

Jeff Caffey - Director

Jeff is a Sr. Project Manager at Alan Plummer Associates, a civil engineering firm. He is faithful in his commitments at church, where he serves as a deacon and has been a Bible teacher for over 25 years. He is also a member of the Christian band, the Broken Cords. In addition, he and his wife Elizabeth have 2 girls and 1 boy they are raising to know and follow Jesus.

Jeff has been on mission with us to Rwanda at least three times.
  • Deacon Chair, First Baptist Church, Arlignton, TX. 2016-2017
  • BS - Engineering Texas A&M.

Phyllis Hardy - Director

Phyllis is a home school mom and a faithful member at her church. She is married to Col. Jim Hardy, and together they have 3 boys and 1 girl they are raising to know, love, and serve the Lord.
  • studied Education at Louisiana Tech University 

Amy Dean - Director

Amy has been on mission with us to Rwanda at least three times, and has been instrumental in instigating and establishing our deaf ministry there. She is a pastor's wife, with a great passion for missions.