Board of directors


Bethy Butler- President

Bethy and her husband Mark live in Nashville, Tennessee, where they attend Otter Creek Church and she teaches at Lipscomb University. Bethy first worked in Haiti when consulting with an NGO in establishing a school near Cap-Haitien, and during that time she met Hunter and Jillian, loving everything she learned about Emmaus House (and her new friends!). She is excited to serve on the board and work with those interested in learning about intercultural service work and global missions, especially in Haiti!

Board Member Since 2018

Ed Wilson- Vice President

Ed has known about the work of Emmaus House since its inception. He first traveled to Haiti in 2016 to help in the process of finding land to build homes for the youth. With a degree in architectural engineering and his experience in construction, Ed will use his knowledge to help see the development project to completion. Ed and his wife, Loree, have two daughters and live in Three Forks, Montana where Ed is a self-employed engineer working on projects throughout the United States and Canada and Loree is a school teacher. 

Board Member Since 2018

Adrienne Weaver- Treasurer

Adrienne Weaver has been traveling to Haiti since 1992. Over time she has been involved with several areas of work in Haiti. The majority of her time has been spent leading or serving medical missions which provide mobile clinics to local communities in Northern Haiti. Over the last 12 years Adrienne also been working on nutrition and educational projects throughout Haiti. Adrienne resides in Johnson City, Tennessee where she has been an accountant at her family's firm since 1998. Adrienne currently has her MBA and is working to complete her CPA and Master of Accountancy. Adrienne will be serving Emmaus House as treasurer. 

Brian Way

Brian Way lives in Johnson City, TN with his loving wife Missie.  They have 4 biological children and 2 adopted children.  He has been blessed with the opportunity to serve in Haiti on numerous medical mission trips and is excited to be on the Board of Emmaus House.  He believes in the mission of transitioning young adults as they age out of orphanages and get launched into becoming Haitian leaders.  Brian enjoys time with his wonderful family, serving at his medical practice, and volunteering at a local program for the poor/homeless. Brian is also an elder at his congregation.

Board Member Since 2019

Lisa Vaughn

Lisa Vaughn lives in Fairfax, Virginia, is a mother of two, and a wife to her husband of 11 years, Dusty Vaughn.  Lisa received her Master of Public Administration degree from the University of North Texas in 2008 with a specialty in Nonprofit Administration, and has a Bachelor in Social Work degree from Abilene Christian University.  Both Lisa and Dusty have served internationally and have been continually impressed by the way Emmaus House works to meet the unique needs of its students.  Lisa is excited have the opportunity to support the tremendous efforts of the students and staff of Emmaus House. 

Board Member Since 2017

Anna Torbett

Anna currently lives in Smyrna, GA where she works as a Learning Designer for Chick-fil-A, Inc. and attends North Atlanta Church of Christ. She grew up attending church with friends Jillian and Hunter and followed their journey in Haiti and the start of Emmaus House. After her first trip to Cap Haitien in 2015, she has become more involved with Emmaus House and their mission, including leading a team-building seminar for the Haitian staff in 2018. Anna is looking forward to using her skills to further serve the Emmaus House staff and youth. 

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