OUR HISTORY AND OUR BOARD
In 2006, three former inmates and the Chaplain of the Rappahannock Regional Jail (RRJ) began meeting in a local park to discuss, pray, and seek guidance with their current life situations.
In March 2008, a group of volunteers from the RRJ began meeting to discuss helping inmates upon release. Eight months later, on November 1st, the first former inmate joined the group and the Christian Brothers Transition Program (CBTP) was founded. The “park ex-inmates” became part of the foundation and continue to play an integral part of the ministry still today.
In 2012 a women’s extension of the CBTP was started; the Christian Sisters Transition Program (CSTP). From the beginning and until present, we are a group of unpaid ministry volunteers representing many local churches and organizations. In addition, our volunteers have diverse backgrounds; serving our community are business leaders, military personnel, former inmates and/or their family members, some over-coming addictions, all serving our Lord Jesus Christ.
MEET OUR BOARD
Mr. Jack L. Richards, CEO and Chaplain
Mr. Jack Richards is the CEO of the Christian Brothers Transition Program (CBTP) and the Senior Chaplain of the Rappahannock Regional Jail (RRJ) where he has been serving the incarcerated community since 1995.
Mr. Richards is the founder of the CBTP which began in 2008. His favorite quote is “God acts – I react” and one of his favorite scriptures is “Plans fail for lack of counsel but with many advisers they succeed” from Proverbs 15:22.
Mr. Richards retired from General Motors in 2006. Outside of serving in the CBTP and RRJ ministries, Jack enjoys riding one of his two motorcycles and following his grandchildren in sports.
Mr. Anthony E. Boyda, Board Chairman
Mr. Boyda has been serving on the Board of Directors since 2016 and as President since 2019. He is a retired Army Officer with a BS in Mathematics and a MS in Cost Estimating and Analysis and is currently employed by the Department of the Army. In addition to serving CBTP and Celebrate Recovery, he enjoys working on cars, home improvement projects, and is learning how to weld.
One of his favorite bible verses is James 1:22. He has been married for over 30 years and is looking forward to retirement one day so he can devote more of his time to ministry.
Mr. Gerald A. DePasquale, Board Vice Chairman
Mr. DePasquale also served the BOD as Treasurer for many years. Mr. DePasquale is a founding member of the CBTP. He is the primary author of the current CBTP Articles and Incorporation and Bylaws. He has also been instrumental in the set-up of the CBTP Document Repository and G-Suite. He has been serving the inmate population of the RRJ since 2008 in various roles providing Sunday Services, Bible Studies, distributing Bibles as a Gideon, and visiting inmates as the CBTP Representative to RRJ.
Mr. DePasquale also served as a Gideon volunteer to Camp 21 (The Diversion Center) and the Rappahannock Juvenile Center. Mr. DePasquale currently owns and operates two Mathnasium franchises. He served as Department Manager, Program Manager, and Technical Lead of 120 engineers within the National Security Division of BAE systems supporting the FBI's Operational Technology Division. He also served as a Chief Architect and Technical Lead for CACI in support of the Joint Warfare Simulation System. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1995. He holds an MS in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School and a BS in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University.
Mr. Brandon Good, Board Secretary
Mr. Good is currently serving as Secretary on the BOD and has been a board member in a directorate capacity since 2012. He has been serving the incarcerated community with the CBTP since 2010. He championed CBTP's effort to become 501(c)(3) in 2011.
Mr. Good served in the United States Marine Corps for 20 years as an active duty Marine, then in a government civil servant capacity upon retirement from the Marine Corps in 2015 where he currently serves as the lead for the Marine Corps Host Based Security initiative. His favorite Bible passage is Romans 5:1-5. He has been blessed with a wife, 5 children, and one grandchild.
Mr. Keith D. Hill, Board Treasurer
Mr. Hill is currently serving as a Director and Treasurer to the Board. Mr. Hill has been serving the incarcerated community since 2017 after retiring from 32 years of service with the department of Navy where he served as technical director and deputy program manager for a large Navy program.
Mr. Hill serves in his church and has led many bible studies and life skill classes within Rappahannock Regional Jail, the Diversion Center and the Regional Juvenile Center and has a burden to assist those finding a new life in Christ. Mr. Hill’s favorite verse is John 14:6.
Ms. Cindy K. Marcott, Director
Ms. Marcott is currently serving as a Director to the Board, and as the Business Administrator and Manager of the Christian Sisters Transition Program (CSTP) Women’s Home. Ms. Marcott has served the incarcerated community since January 2000 and is a founding member of the CBTP and the CSTP. Ms. Marcott has led bible studies, church services, and Ready, Set, Release Classes in the RRJ.
She has served the Department of Defense directly as a civil servant and Currently as a federal contractor. One of Cindy’s favorite scriptures is from Isaiah 41:19. In her personal time, Cindy enjoys road trips, antique/yard sale shopping, fellowship and coffee with family and friends.
Mr. Steven A. Jones, Director
Mr. Jones has been serving on the Board of Directors of CBTP since 2020. He led the New Building Campaign seeking an alternative to CBTP/CSTP meetings at the Salvation Army Building in Fredericksburg. He has been serving the incarcerated community since 2017, first with Kairos at Sussex 1 maximum security prison and now with CBTP. He participates in the Ready Set Release Program at the RRJ. His favorite bible passage is from Matthew 25: 34.
He has been blessed with a wonderful wife, 4 children and 8 grandchildren. Mr. Jones served 24 years in the Navy as an Engineering Duty Officer, designing, building, testing and operating AEGIS Ships. He also worked at Raytheon for 11 years and the Defense Acquisition University for 9 years.