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We've gathered together faithful friends and professionals, each of whom offer their unique gifts and talents.

Jim Robinson, Counseling & Creative Director

Jim Robinson is an award-winning songwriter, and a successful singer, producer, musician, author, counselor, and speaker.

His songs have been recorded by major artists in country, Christian, and rock music, among them John Michael Montgomery, Restless Heart, The Martins, B.J. Thomas, Neal McCoy, Al Denson, Asleep At The Wheel, and many others. He has also recorded three CDs of his own—ProdigalSong, Clean, and Healer of My Heart. Jim has written numerous # 1 inspirational hits; songs such as "Be," "Come and Fill This Place," and "Healer of My Heart" have been adapted into major choral arrangements and performed in places of worship worldwide.

A graduate of Christ Center School of Counseling and Addiction Studies, Jim also works as a professional Recovery Counselor, in private practice with a team of clinical therapists in Nashville. Combining music, speaking, and educational workshop presentations, he travels and performs in churches, treatment centers, schools, and correctional facilities throughout the country.

In 2003, Jim published his first book, Prodigal Song: A Memoir, which garnered high acclaim. Midwest Book Review called it "a moving and life-affirming portrayal, spiritually rewarding and reader inspiring." He is now working on three new books, two non-fiction and a novel. In other writing endeavors, Jim publishes a monthly article on Internet site Crosswalk.com. Other articles have appeared on CBN.com, and additional sites are requesting his materials regularly. These posts typically generate hundreds of web site hits for ProdigalSong.com and many new subscribers to Jim’s e-newsletter list.

Jim lives with his wife, Teresa, and their two children in Tennessee.


Teresa Haislip Robinson, Executive Director

Born and raised in North Carolina, Teresa graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, earning a B.M. degree with a specialization in Music Education. Following graduation, Teresa traveled from North Carolina to various parts of the U.S. doing dinner theatre, outdoor dramas, and regional theatre.

In the mid-80s, Teresa moved to New York City to pursue theatre. While there, she studied at Uta Hagen’s Studio in Greenwich Village and performed off-Broadway at the Light Opera of Manhattan in “The Mikado” and “The Vagabond King.” She also appeared in bit parts on the soap operas “Ryan’s Hope” and “One Life To Live” and did regional commercials.

In August of 1991, Teresa made a move to Nashville, TN. She switched gears from performing to a career in the business side of the music industry, quickly working her way up to publishing administrator at Tom Collins Productions.

Teresa grew up in a Christ-centered family, and in childhood made her commitment to Him. She has been active in church life everywhere she has lived. In New York, she served on the advisory board for the young adult ministry at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian. Currently, she is the music administrative assistant at St. Bartholomew’s Church and serves as a children’s leader for Bible Study Fellowship.

Teresa’s beautiful singing voice, combined with her administrative expertise, allows her to serve in a critical, multi-faceted role in ProdigalSong Ministries. In addition to being a powerful component in the musical/ministerial aspects of the live performances, Teresa oversees all of the administrative, music publishing, booking, and live performance/ promotional duties. As Jim says, “She does everything but play the piano!”

Soon after moving to Nashville, Teresa met Jim Robinson. They were in engaged by Christmas and married in May of ’92. Teresa and Jim have two beautiful children.


Kim Garrison, Promotional Director

As Promotional Director for ProdigalSong, Kim Garrison works to gain exposure for the ministry by scheduling Jim for radio and TV appearances, and by submitting his articles for publication on the Web and in magazines. Kim is also Jim's acting literary agent, actively pursuing a publisher for his next book projects.

After earning her B.A. in Communications, Kim worked in Christian radio for five years, and was later employed by the Dale Carnegie organization in San Diego. Today Kim runs CLASS Promotional Services, LLC, one of the few publicity companies specializing in promotions for Christian communicators. Kim is an Associate member of the National Religious Broadcasters and a member of Women in Christian Media. She is a contributor to You Can Market Your Book by Carmen Leal (Write Now Publications, 2003) and But Lord, I was Happy Shallow edited by Marita Littauer (Kregel, 2004). She is also a regular faculty member of the Glorieta Christian Writers Conference.

Kim lives near San Diego with her husband and their two teenagers.


Michael Euliss, Technical Director

Michael was led by God to begin working with Prodigal Song following a performance by Jim at his church in 1999. He was so inspired by Jim's message that he contacted Jim in Nashville the very next day. As ProdigalSong's Technical Director, he facilitated a major web site makeover and maintains the current site.

Michael is also Director of Marketing with PhoneTree Messaging Systems and serves as a Senior Partner with the Gallagher-Westfall Group, Inc. of Indiana. In that role he provides leadership and supervisory training to hundreds of governmental, corporate, and civic groups across the nation. He is well known for practical but powerful motivational and inspirational learning experiences. He has been featured as a guest speaker at many events including the Robert Schuller Institute for Church Leadership at the Crystal Cathedral as well as appearances on many television and radio shows. He is also a featured columnist in several faith-based publications.

Michael is active in his community as well. He has been involved in church leadership since childhood. He began by serving as an assistant to the minister as a teenager. As an adult, he served on and chaired many committees and taught numerous classes. He served eight years as a Youth Director/Minister, and eight years as the acoustic director for a seeker-style (Willow Creek Association) service in Winston-Salem, NC. He is a certified congrational health specialist.

Michael has served as the CEO and founder of two different successful companies, which provided consulting services regarding E-Commerce, Internet solutions, and associated training for individuals as well as corporations.

Michael was married in 1984 and the father of three children and resides with his family in Pfafftown, North Carolina.


Larry and Frances Vaughn - Event Directors

Larry and Frances Vaughn serve as a ProdigalSong's Event Directors, promoting Jim's efforts to establish a foundation for healing and hope in your community by utilizing ProdigalSong Ministries' resources.

Frances grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, the daughter of bi-vocational missionaries; their home was a furlough home for missionaries returning from foreign fields of service. Thirty one years of marriage, two sons, and one beautiful daughter-in-law later, she lives with her husband, Larry, west of Vail, Colorado. Frances has 30 years of volunteer ministry in a dozen plus churches across the United States and has served on the staff of several of them. She’s also served at a regional level of her denomination, working with the pastors and their staffs of over 300 churches. Event planning is her forte, and her multiple roles with ProdigalSong include booking management/organization for Jim and the team as they perform around the country, as well as overseeing many administrative duties. She loves people and is tireless in her devotion to encourage believers and non-believers alike. Her passion is the body of Christ and its edification, and to this end, she gives her life in service.

Larry has over thirty years of managing challenging healthcare construction projects. As a Senior Vice President for a Nashville, Tennessee healthcare provider, Larry has engaged and managed project delivery teams for the development and construction of hospitals throughout the United States. A lifelong member of Southern Baptist churches, Larry has held positions of Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Division Director, Chairman of Building Committees, and Deacon. Larry's good-natured enthusiasm for working closely with people belies a lifetime conflict with isolation and hopelessness, as a result of addictions and bipolar disease. God's grace, and Jim's ministry, were the blueprint for his miraculous recovery.


Sherry G. Thomas, Event Coordinator

Sherry holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Information Systems and has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry as a Senior Financial Analyst for large corporations such as ARCO and Occidental Petroleum. In 2003, she began a prayerful, soul search for her life’s purpose beyond the business arena. That search intensified as 2004 brought a quick 10-week succession of personal tragedies in the form of losing her mother to lung cancer, her husband suffering a major heart attack, and a personal diagnosis of breast cancer. Through God’s grace, she emerged from the other side with her faith rekindled and a renewed passion for a long-lost love in her life—writing.

Sherry met Jim in October of 2005 at the Glorieta Christian Writer’s Conference and soon after convinced her congregation to host a ProdigalSong event weekend at Crestview Baptist Church in Midland, Texas. Held in August of ‘06, the event proved life changing for Sherry. She has since led the charge to establish a full-blown support group ministry at Crestview and, at Jim’s invitation, is co-authoring workbook materials for ProdigalSong which will be available for churches to use following an event. The Crestview event set a prototype of what a full-scale ProdigalSong event can be. Sherry’s leadership at the forefront of the planning stages all the way through the promotional aspects and actual event itself (with follow-up as well) position her as an exceptional contact person for planning future ProdigalSong Ministries events.
A professed Christian since the age of 16, Sherry is convinced that our Christ-walks are less about the mountaintop experiences, and more about emerging from the valleys with our faith still intact so that we might serve others in valleys of their own. She feels like she has found common ground in that philosophy at ProdigalSong.

Sherry has also written numerous articles for the Crestview newsletter, has been published in P31 Woman Magazine, and is a contributing author in a compilation book entitled Laundry Tales to Lighten Your Load. She is working toward the completion of her first novel. She and her husband of 26 years have three sons and are grateful for their new lives.



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