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Providence Staff

Phil Darke


portrait of Phil Darke

Phil Darke, his wife Becca, and their five children, live in Folsom, CA. Phil received his Juris Doctor Degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law and his B.A. Degree in Rhetoric and Communications from U.C. Davis. Before coming on-board with Providence as Research & Development Director in October 2008, Phil worked as an attorney with different firms in Sacramento, CA, and Atlanta, GA, and as a clerk for a federal judge in Honolulu, HI. In 2014, Phil co-authored “In Pursuit of Orphan Excellence”, a much needed and inspiring call for excellence in global orphan care.

Paul Blackmon

Director of Strategic Development

Paul grew up the Netherlands and moved to the United States in 2000. In early young adulthood, God placed a call on his heart for full time ministry. After attending Bible College in Michigan, Paul served several churches as worship/student director in Michigan, Canada and, more recently, California. Paul joined Providence as Director of Strategic Development in October 2012 and is committed to foster life-giving relationships between Providence and the local church. Paul, his wife Bethany and three children, live in Ripon, CA, and worship at First Christian Reformed Church.

Briana Cady

Office Manager

portriat of Briana Cady

Bri Cady is keeping us organized and on task in her role as Office Manager. Her heart for serving children started at a young age and propelled her to obtain a degree in Education. She lives in Ripon, CA with her husband, Greg and their three children. Bri is actively involved in children’s and youth ministries at First Christian Reformed Church where her family worships.