Bob Rodgers serves as Street Grace president and CEO, bringing more than 30 years of corporate and nonprofit leadership and team development experience to this role.
Previously, Rodgers served as the fourth president of Richmont Graduate University, which offers fully accredited graduate programs in Counseling, Ministry and Spiritual Formation. As president, Rodgers led Richmont into an era of institutional and financial growth, including championing the addition of a new accredited master’s degree program, spearheading the fundraising efforts for the opening of a $2.3 million Atlanta campus and launching two university-sponsored trauma centers in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Atlanta. Prior to Rodgers’ appointment as president, he served the university in various roles—as a board member, consultant and executive vice president.
In a former position as vice president of one of the largest restaurant chains in the Southeast, Rodgers provided oversight and support for more than 22,000 employees in 21 states. In addition, through his firm Quantum Search, he has conducted more than 24,000 interviews and led searches for key leadership positions at Chick-fil-A, Georgia Pacific, Baptist Healthcare, Curtis1000 and other major corporate, healthcare and nonprofit organizations worldwide.
Nationally recognized for his acumen in business, recruitment and team development, Rodgers is a sought-after speaker and panelist. He has written for a variety of business journals and other publications, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal and the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Rodgers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Marketing from Lee University and a master’s degree in Ministry from Richmont Graduate University (2017).
Outside of his professional responsibilities, Rodgers has hosted “Thinking Out Loud,” a weekly radio broadcast, and is the co-author of the devotional “God Is With Us” (2013). He serves on numerous boards, is on the Business Advisory Council for Lee University, and is the chair of the Freedom Coalition, a collaborative initiative addressing global human trafficking.
Cheryl DeLuca-Johnson serves as the Brand Ambassador of Street Grace. Cheryl is responsible for the overall development of the organization’s mission and priorities. She is involved in building community awareness, mobilizing churches to the cause, and supporting those non-profits giving direct aid to victimized and at-risk children. Since joining Street Grace, Cheryl has firmly established the organization’s presence within the field and helped to solidify Street Grace’s niche within the faith-based community.
Cheryl has over twenty years of humanitarian work experience. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a background specializing in women’s issues, specifically women and addiction. Prior to Street Grace, Cheryl held several positions at Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences (MARR) and was instrumental in the changes that renovated their women’s program.
She has also served on Drug and Alcohol Advisory boards, worked with World Hope International on women’s issues in Sri Lanka, and volunteered therapeutic services with Red Cross.
She is celebrating 31 years of marriage to Ernie Johnson this year. They have six children: Eric (28), Maggie (25), Michael (24), Carmen (20), Allison (12) and Ashley (11). Her youngest four children are adopted from orphanages in Romania and Paraguay, and from the U.S. Foster Care system.
Whitney Bexley is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Street Grace, and has been on staff since January 2013. Prior to her employment at the organization, Whitney spent 3 years serving as Street Grace liaison to the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville. In December 2012, Whitney received her Master of Divinity with a concentration in Formation and Witness from Emory University. While at Emory, she focused much of her study on the sexual exploitation of children in Atlanta, with emphasis on the response of the faith community to the issue. Whitney and her husband Robert currently reside in Lawrenceville.
Board of Directors
Norwood Davis, Chairman
CFO, 12Stone® Church
Chip Sweney, Secretary
Metro Outreach Pastor, Perimeter Church
Rev. Dr. Scott Weimer, Treasurer
Senior Pastor, North Avenue Presbyterian Church
Hon. Cassandra Kirk
Chief Magistrate, Fulton County Magistrate Court
President, Emory Healthcare Hospital Group
Credit & Risk Management, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Senior Pastor, Victory World Church
President, TI Broadcast Solutions Group
Resident Sales Director, Aon Risk Services South
Representative, District 102, Georgia House of Representatives
Lead Pastor, Renovation Church
Project Manager, Aon Hewitt
Dr. Ann Cale Kruger, Ph.D.
Dept. of Educational Psychology & Special Education, Georgia State University
SVP Business Development, Savvy Money
Founder, The Healthcare Institute for National Renewal and Innovation (HINRI)
VP Strategy Development & eCommerce, Coca-Cola
Managing Partner, Second Mile Capital
Attorney General, State of Georgia
Community Outreach, Perimeter Church
President, True Vine Experience Foundation, Inc.
Senator Renee Unterman
State Senator, Georgia State District 45
The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright
Bishop of Atlanta, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta