For many years we have been praying for God’s direction for the future of Somebody Cares St. Augustine.
Our Board has been keenly aware that new leadership would be needed if Somebody Cares St. Augustine was going to be able to continue the work the Lord has called us to. At our August 2021 board meeting I was so blessed to be able to nominate Jeff Rogers (a long time board member) to succeed me as President of Somebody Cares St. Augustine. Jeff was unanimously elected, and I couldn’t be more excited about the future of Somebody Cares St. Augustine.
Founding and leading this ministry for the past 15 years has been one of the most exciting and rewarding seasons of my life. Being a witness to 13 years of CareFest blessings, Coats for Kids, caring for homeless students and seeing how God united the body of Christ in our city to bless so many and change so many lives, has filled me with a personal knowledge of His awesome power to move His people, and a deeper faith that continues to sustain me.
As Founder I will continue to serve on the board and will be active in the ministry as long as God allows. My plan is to be the best most active volunteer that Jeff has. Please join me in supporting Jeff in his new role.
Meet Our New President
Jeff Rogers has worked in various positions for a major Japanese Electronic Component manufacturer (Omron Corporation) for the past 37 years. For the past 8 years he has served as President and COO (Americas Region) of the Electronic and Mechanical Components (EMC) business company of Omron. These roles have moved Jeff and his family around the U.S. and required traveling the globe on business. Jeff says that has provided him with “the blessing of being able to experience some amazing sites and meet so many wonderful people from different cultures.”
Jeff and his wife Karen have 6 children and 4 wonderful grandchildren. In 2009 they relocated to St. Augustine from Alpharetta, GA (Atlanta) where Karen worked for an international ministry (She is Safe) whose mission is to prevent, rescue, and restore women and girls from abuse and slavery. During those years Jeff had the opportunity to make several international ministry trips to India, Kenya, and Egypt, where he had the opportunity to experience first - hand the commitment to help build a stronger future for everyone.
For the past 10 years Jeff has served on the Board of Somebody Cares St. Augustine, and has been with us every step of the way. Jeff also sits on the board of Only Hope Prison Ministry, whose mission is, to declare the Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the inmates of the Los Angles County Jail System, and other jails and prisons across the nation.
Jeff says “After my faith and family, I enjoy getting out and playing a round of golf, enjoying a relaxing day at the beach, as well as participating with the weekly men’s group.
What We Do
Helping Homeless Students
In 2011, Somebody Cares St. Augustine joined forces with the St. Johns County School District to help provide for the over 600 homeless students in our county. Since then, we have supplied shoes, clothes, handicapped equipment, and we have tried to meet every need that has been brought to us, and we want to continue to help these students that are staying in school under the most difficult circumstances.