The KORE Team
Dr. Dennis Bratton, Founder/CEO & Brenda Bratton, Co-Founder
Dennis & Brenda spent more than 50 years in church ministry, retiring in 2010 to spend time with their three children and seven grandchildren. Having spent so much of their ministry supporting mission work, they were moved to try a new approach focusing on projects with sustainable impact. When not working on KORE business or enjoying time on the golf course, Dennis spends time traveling and serving on several boards for organizations that are important to him and Brenda continues to love on her grandkids and support Dennis in all of his ventures.
Jennifer Bratton Farber, Executive Director
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Milligan College. Jennifer works with the Small Holder Poultry Project team and coordinates stateside activities. She is married to David, and they have two sons. Easton is 17 and made his first trip to Haiti when he was 15. He is hoping to return this summer. Rylan is 12 and hoping to make his first trip soon!
Katherine Louw, Director of Development
Katherine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from the University of Richmond and spent eight years in Development at Vanderbilt University. She was introduced to KORE after Jennifer became her neighbor in 2012, and she was intrigued by their sustainable approach to addressing poverty in Haiti. Katherine is passionate about giving, and would love to help you have a meaningful giving experience through KORE. Contact her today about making a financial commitment to sustainable solutions to extreme poverty in Haiti!Katherine is married to Rico, and they have two daughters.
Peter Noble, Director of Advancement
Peter is originally from Pennsylvania, but as a musician, he was drawn to Nashville in 2003. After 4 1/2 years of national touring, he settled back into an IT Director career. In 2012, Peter and his wife, Angel founded Nashville4Haiti as a network and resource hub for organizations working in Haiti. Peter was first introduced to KORE through Nashville4Haiti and Join the KORE team in 2015. Peter & Angel have two children, Owen and Selah.
Edsel Redden, M.S. Faculty, Department of Environmental & Global Health at the University of Florida
Edsel is the expert consultant for the Haiti Small Holder Poultry Enterprise effort and has over 20 years’ experience as a county extension director (Putnam County, FL) as well as background and training in meat processing. He also has expertise in the area of fresh and salt water aquaculture and has developed freshwater (tilapia) aquaculture systems in two locations in Haiti. Edsel has been working in Haiti for over 30 years focusing on creating access to animal protein for malnourished children. He travels to Haiti each month and works with the team to provide oversight and training to KORE Farmers.
Christian Jean Pierre. M.S. Ing. Agronomist and Director of Production
Christian works closely with Edsel Redden. He provides production training and oversight for all farmers in SHPE and manages the Business Agent Facilitator (BAF) Team. Christian is married to Nellou and they have three children.
Angel Noble, Director of Community Outreach
Angel Noble holds a Bachelor degree in English from Rollins College where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. After graduation, Angel worked for a performing company where she danced and performed on stilts. This job moved her to Nashville in 2005, but she retired performing full time in 2007 to focus on family. In 2012, Angel and her husband, Peter Noble, founded Nashville4Haiti- a network and resource hub for organizations working in Haiti. She was introduced to KORE through Nashville4Haiti and became part of the team in 2016. Angel & Peter have two children and reside in Franklin, TN.
Tom & Yvette Kinman, Guest House Coordinators
Tom & Yvette married in 1992 and have two boys, Zach and Tyler, and Tom has a daughter, Kala, from a previous marrige. They have attended Clayton Christian Church for the past 19 years, where Tom has served many years as an elder and Yvette with children's ministry and worship team. The Kinmans' heart for missions began with short term trips to Haiti, Panama, Louisiana, and Tennessee. When they learned KORE had an opportunity to serve as guest house coordinators, the Kinmans went to The Coop, KORE's guest house in Haiti, to learn more about the mission. In November 2016, Tom retired from law enforcement so they could answer God’s calling to become missionaries for KORE Foundation. As KORE guest house coordinators, Tom & Yvette will work directly with KORE mission teams in Haiti. When they return to the states, Tom will continue to represent KORE at churches and conferences as needed.