Kristi is married to Mike Brock and they have four children – Whitney, Spencer, Meredith, and Melissa. She has been the Executive Director of Anderson Interfaith Ministries since its inception in 1990. Under her leadership twelve programs have been developed to provide a “hand-up” to families in need.
Kristi graduated from Presbyterian College in 1987 with a B.S. in Psychology and minors in both Biology and Coaching. She then attended Clemson University working towards a Masters in Guidance and Counseling.She has been recognized over the years with many awards including the Women of Achievement Award from the South Carolina Governor’s Office Commission on Women in 1998, Anderson Area Chamber Non-Profit Director of the Year in 2006 and the Athena Leadership Award in 2007. SCANPO and Francis Marion University Non-Profit Leadership Institute recognized her as Executive Director of the Year in 2008.Kristi currently serves on the Worklink Workforce Investment Board, and is Chairman of the Youth Council. She also serves on the Advisory Council for the Center for Non-Profit Excellence, the Advisory Board Tri-County Tech Anderson Campus, the Advisory Board for SC Benefits Bank, and on the Board of Directors of SC Association of Community Development Corporation.
Interesting fact about Kristi:
Who else has Kristi's heart? - "Chelsea is my beautiful spoiled Golden and TC (Tiki Cat aka Puppy kitty) is my black and white cat I rescued from the High volume gas station. He has species identity crisis he is not sure if he is a dog or a cat---acts more like a dog! They are my loves!!!" - Kristi King-Brock
Laura is a lifelong resident of Anderson County. After attending T.L. Hanna High School and Anderson University, she married her high school sweetheart, Chris and they made their home in Pendleton, SC. Laura came to AIM from the corporate world as a marketing and events executive. She took a tour of AIM and knew the Lord was calling her to this amazing place. (Those tours work!)
Outside of her duties at AIM, Laura enjoys reading, gardening, keeping pace with her 2 teenage daughters and a daily Coke Zero.
Strengthening Families Manager:
Vernita Boone Brown
Vernita is originally from Tampa, Florida. She came to the Upstate of South Carolina to become a Clemson Tiger. Then, she met a boy - and God (in all His humor and strategy) has made this their home. Vernita joined AIM as Emergency Assistance Coordinator initially, and now is employed as the Strengthening Families Manager. Her favorite memory from her time at AIM is when the staff all went to the Dancing For Our Heroes Event (put on by the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson) and watched Kristi dance to win Judge’s choice! Everyone had a blast and were so proud of her!
Basic Needs Manager:
Ammon was born in Greenville, South Carolina and graduated from Wade Hampton High School. Ammon has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from West Coast University in Los Angeles, California. He served in the United States Air Force for 23 years, until his retirement in November 2009, as Lieutenant Colonel. Ammon has one daughter, Ashley, and two sons, Joshua and Noah. He now resides in Anderson with his two sons and his beautiful wife, Susan.