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 19 and made his first trip to Haiti when he was 15. He is hoping to return this summer. Rylan is 14 and hoping to make his first trip soon!
Blain Peerson, Director of Agri-Business
With degrees in Animal Science and Dairy Science from the University of Georgia, Blain has spent the last 27 years in the commercial livestock feed industry. After his 2017 retirement from Howland Feed Mill in Live Oak, Florida, Blain wanted to use his past experiences and knowledge to serve God and bring glory to His Name. At that time, Blain had become a trusted volunteer advisor, and we were excited to have him join our team in an official role overseeing our organization's business operations in Haiti. His leadership, knowledge, and passion for serving the Lord and the people of Haiti are a tremendous asset to this organization!
Blain's family includes his wife Julie, a Veterinarian, and their daughter Tyler, a high school Mathematics teacher in Maryland.
Jake Bratton, Director of Operations
Jake has a degree from Milligan College in Business Administration. While in the States, Jake works on development opportunites and speaking engagements throughout the U.S. He travels to Haiti frequently to work with the team to provide oversight for our feeding program. He also hosts our Vision Trips to introduce leaders to the KORE experience in Haiti.
Jessi Harris, Director of Communications and Outreach
From the first time her grandmother took her to Haiti when she was just 12 years old, Jessi found a true love and desire to be a part of the bigger story going on in Haiti. Jessi decided to study Teaching English as a Second Language at Ozark Christian College. She served in vocational church ministry for ten years and missions ministry for most of that time. Jessi helps tell the story of KORE and finds ways for individuals and churches to participate in what KORE is doing in a tangible and exciting way!
Christian Jean Pierre, Agronomist and Director of Production
Christian holds a masters degree in Forrestry from the Domincan Republic, and has used his knowledge to train and lead KORE farmers in growing some of the healthiest, happiest chicken available. He provides production training and oversight for our farmers and manages our talented team of extension agents. Christian is married to Nellou and they have three children.
Tom & Yvette Kinman, Team Leaders
Tom & Yvette joined the KORE team in January 2017 after Tom retired from his career in law enforcement. Yvette's background is in preschool education. Their career paths, love of Haiti and natural affinity for hospitality and making friends have us convinced that they were made for this role!
The Kinmans attend Clayton Christian Church where Tom has served many years as an elder and Yvette with children's ministry and worship team. They have two boys, Zach and Tyler, and Tom has a daughter, Kala, from a previous marrige. When they return to the states, they continue to represent KORE at churches and conferences as needed.