MCH Senior Leadership
As President and CEO of the Methodist Children’s Homes of MS (MCH), Devon provides the direction and momentum of MCH. He is passionate about providing safe and loving homes for Mississippi’s most hurting children and his vision is to continue providing the highest quality of services for the children and families who need it most.
Devon serves as a board member for the Mississippi Association of Child Caring Agencies and has worked in the field of Child Welfare for twelve years. In addition to Devon’s experience working with children and youth in the foster care system, he has an extensive career history providing critical incident trainings, debriefings and interventions in adult corrections in Arkansas, Pennsylvania and Georgia.
Devon received his bachelor of social work degree from Arkansas State University, his MSW and Child Welfare Certification from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor.
Devon is married to his amazing wife, Jacqueline, who is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and they have three wonderful children.
As Organizational Performance Officer, Jennifer Wolfe works with staff, youth, licencing, certifying and accrediting entities to promote compliance and performance improvement across MCH.
Jennifer graduated from Belhaven University with a Bachelors of Science in Arts Administration. She connects very deeply to the mission and vision of MCH and looks forward to how the Lord will continue to direct the agency.
Jennifer resides in Madison with her husband, Christopher, and daughter, Libby.
Mandy Bufkin is a Jackson native and Belhaven University alumni. She has worked at Methodist Children’s Homes of MS since 2015 in various roles. As Director of Development, she enjoys connecting the mission of MCH with donors, volunteers and churches who want to make a difference for the children at MCH.
Before serving at MCH, she worked for various non profit organizations including MS Craft Center, Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, MS Arts Commission, and two churches in Ireland.
Outside of work, Mandy is active in her church, enjoys reading, and spending time with her husband, Craig, and son, Ezra. Mandy and her husband reside in Jackson.
Bob supervises multiple departments at Methodist Children’s Homes, including property, fleet, I.T., security, food service and equipment. Having served at other non-profits for nearly 13 years, he understands the unique set of challenges working in the non-profit sector presents. Bob brings over 30 years of experience in property maintenance and management to MCH.
Originally from Metairie, LA, Bob is a lifelong fan of both the Saints and LSU. He enjoys Cajun foods, all types of music and being Grandpa to 6 wonderful girls. He and his wife Darlene live in Brandon.
As Human Resources Director, Stephanie is passionate about the mission, vision and values of MCH. She has spent the last 20 years working in hospital and healthcare human resources. Stephanie has her undergraduate degree from the School of Public and Urban Affairs at Georgia State University and her masters in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix. She is thrilled to be using her skills, knowledge and abilities to make a positive impact on children and families in Mississippi.
Stephanie is a transplanted Mississippian who has returned to be closer to her parents. She lives in Jackson with her husband, Leon and their two furry companions, Benji and Bear. Stephanie and Leon have four children, six grandchildren and two great-grandsons.
Michael has been a local licensed Pastor with the Mississippi Conference of The United Methodists Church for four years. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Local Pastors License from Millsaps College’s Center for Ministry. He is in pursuit of a Master of Divinity.
Michael is happily married with two daughters.
As the Foster Care Director, Farren oversees youth and families in MCH’s therapeutic foster homes. She supervises the foster care program team, recruits, trains, and licenses therapeutic foster parents. Farren began her career in Tennessee while working as an in-home counselor for Health Connect America. She believes that it is her calling to be a public servant. With over ten years of child welfare experience, Farren has worked in Child Protective Services, family preservation, and foster care in Mississippi and Alabama. She has also served on various task forces including working with sexually abused children as she supervised the CPS division at the Child Advocacy Center in Mobile, Alabama for four years and has been trained as a forensic interviewer by the National Child Advocacy Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Farren received a volleyball scholarship and graduated from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She later received her master’s degree in Social Work from Walden University. Outside of work, Farren enjoys spending time with her daughter and family. She also enjoys cooking and catching up on some of her favorite shows.