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ProdigalSong is not an ordinary family. As a kind of hybrid group of professionals, we have drawn from a wide range of talent and spiritual gifting.

Professional counselors, music industry experts, administrators, performers and teachers, each brings a unique vision and purpose to the table. Together, we seek a Christ-centered approach to healing, offered in ways that disarm and entertain, while helping each of us to rediscover the child God longs for us to become again.

MARK FORD
A South Carolina native, Mark Ford is a 12-year veteran of Nashville’s music industry. Though officially serving as Communications Director for the 4,000-member Nashville Songwriters Association International, Mark’s presence has expanded into other administrative areas such as presenting the annual 700-guest Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner during
Country Music Week, as well as staging 100-plus shows with 450 songwriters during the annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival.

Mark currently serves on the Board of Stewards for St. Paul Southern Methodist Church. Until recently, Mark had served three consecutive years as chairman and is the only person to do so in the church’s 40-year history. In addition to serving on the church’s Personnel Committee, Mark has co-chaired St. Paul’s Strategic Planning Committee and Building Committee. Through Mark’s leadership, the church has successfully renovated its sanctuary, built an amphitheatre, conducted a multi-million dollar capital campaign and is nearing completion on construction to remodel the church and add facilities for youth, children and music.

Mark is also a past board member for Camp SummerSong, an effort founded jointly by the Country Music Foundation, the Girl Scouts and NSAI to allow inner-city teens to experience the fun of traditional summer camp combined with the joy of learning to create songs.

A graduate of Clemson University (B.A. in English, 1985), Mark and his wife, Carol Ann, have two sons – Daniel and Dawson.


MIKE O’NEIL

A therapist and author in private practice at Power Life Resources and Counseling Center in Nashville TN, Mike has over 20 years of experience in the field of addiction. A Tennessee Licensed Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor and National Certified Addictions Counselor, Mike is a nationally known lecturer and workshop presenter. His experience in the field include Hospital Administrator, Clinical Director, Author, Lecturer, Consultant, and creator of the Power Life Recovery system used in churches, community outreach centers, and treatment facilities. He is also the Southeast regional chairman of The National Association of Christians in Recovery. Mike’s books include Power To Choose, Boundary Power, and The Church as a Healing Community.


DIANNE O’NEIL
Diane is the Safe & Drug-Free Schools Coordinator for the Williamson County Board of Education in Franklin, Tennessee. She has been in her present position since 1987, specializing in the implementation of their student assistance programs (SAP’s) countywide in elementary, middle and high schools, a total of 30 sites. Her district was the recipient of the 2001 Student Assistance Program of Excellence Award from the National Association of Student Assistance Professionals. She is a certified teacher, music therapist, Tennessee Licensed Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor and National Certified Addictions Counselor. Dianne is an experienced regional and national conference presenter.


TIMOTHY JONES
Timothy Jones leads Episcopal Campus Ministry at Middle Tennessee State University and is Assistant at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Murfreesboro, Tenn. He graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree and received a second Master's degree from the University of the South at Sewanee. An ordained minister in the Episcopal Church, he is the author of several books on the spiritual life, including The Art of Prayer: A Simple Guide, Awake My Soul, and Nurturing a Child's Soul. With pollster George Gallup, Jr., he coauthored The Next American Spirituality. He also travels around the country leading retreats and workshops. He and his wife, Jill, have three children.

RON DOYLE
Graduated from the University of Florida in 1970 with a BS in Broadcasting. Received Masters of Arts in Religious Education from Fuller Seminary in 1972 Ordained to the ministry with the Evangelical Church Alliance in 1972 Served as the Area Director of Young Life in East Atlanta from 1970-1975 Worked in sales, sales training and business owner for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. from 1975-1990. Received Charter Life Underwriter designation in 1984 Currently serving as Vice President for Christian Leadership Concepts, Inc., a ministry devoted to equipping men for Christ centered leadership. Long time member of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Nashville, TN. Served as Senior Warden on two separate occasions. Married 32 years to Barbie, 2 grown children, Keri Perry and Ryan Doyle, 3 grandchildren.


 


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