BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Board President, Homes for HOPE
Matthew (Matt) Morris is an active Board Member, Advisor and Investor with industry expertise in the Real Estate, Financial Services and Technology sectors. Prior to February 2020, Matt was the President and CEO of Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE: STC) where he served in various executive roles starting in 2004 as Vice President of Planning and Development and ultimately assuming the role of CEO in 2011. Matt currently serves on the board at Stewart (NYSE:STC) as well as the Cornerstone Funds (NYSE: CLM) and (NYSE: CRF). Matt has recently formed Lutroco, LLC targeting purpose driven strategic investment opportunities.
Prior to his time at Stewart, Matt served as the COO and Managing Director of a strategic litigation consulting firm after serving as Director for Choice Ministries/Passion Conferences and Metro Ministries.
Matt was recognized as the gold winner in Executive of the Year, large company category, in the Best in Biz Awards, a Gulf Coast EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist and has been recognized in the Swanepoel Power 200 ranking of real estate industry leaders.
Matt received his BBA in Organizational Behavior and Business Policy from Southern Methodist University and his MBA from the University of Texas with a concentration in Finance. Matt is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, The C Club of Houston and the CEO Forum. He has served in board positions for various non-profits including the Greater Houston Partnership, Houston Baptist University, Homes for Hope and the National Christian Foundation, Houston. Matt and his wife Melissa have been blessed with four boys and reside in Houston, Texas.
CEO, Grand Homes
Stephen Brooks, CEO of Grand Homes, is a third-generation builder, with over 33 years of experience in producing over 21,000 house units with residential and commercial projects valued in excess of 2 billion dollars. He is a graduate of the University of Texas, and holds an MBA from the University of Miami. Mr. Brooks has three sons, the oldest of whom is Vice President of Land Acquisition for Grand Homes. In 1996, Mr. Brooks earned the prestigious Lee Evans Award for Excellence in Business Management by the National Association of Home Builders, and was named by Builder magazine as “America’s Best Builder” in 1996 and 2011. In the past two and a half years Grand Homes has built two homes for hope – with proceeds exceeding $400,000. He has a passion both for Homes for Hope, the HOPE International mission and for helping those in need work their way out of poverty.
Co-Founder, FoxBuilt Homes
Board Secretary, Homes for HOPE
John grew up in Harrisburg, PA. He was raised in a Christian home and began working construction at the age of 16 for a local contractor. He worked in construction five years while attending a Bible school in New York. In 2001, God called him to step out on his own to start his own business with his wife… with $2.00 in his bank account. Before long his brothers, Paul and Steven joined him and FoxBuilt was established. Over the past 10 years, John has led his company to become an award winning and reputable custom home builder and remodeler in central PA. The Fox team has been striving towards excellence in their business while being passionate in serving others.
President, HOPE International
Peter Greer joined HOPE in July 2004, following extensive education and experience in the field of microfinance. Peter received a BS degree in International Business from Messiah College, and he earned an MPP with a concentration in Political and Economic Development from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Prior to his education at Harvard, Peter served as Managing Director for URWEGO Community Banking in Kigali, Rwanda for three years. He also served as a technical advisor for Self-Help Development Foundation (CARE Zimbabwe) in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and he worked as a microfinance advisor in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. While at Harvard, Peter studied HOPE’s work in the Democratic Republic of Congo for a graduate thesis project. He says his interest in working for HOPE grew as he saw “its unique desire to combine physical and spiritual ministry through the tool of microfinance.”
Founder & President, Southern Development Homes
Frank Ballif is the Founder and President of Southern Development Homes which he established in 1999 in Charlottesville, VA. Frank received a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia. He is actively involved in the management of both land development and home construction. Contributing positively to the community is important to Southern Development Homes and Frank personally. Frank serves on the Board of Directors of the local Homebuilder’s Association and on the Salvation Army of Charlottesville Advisory Board. He is also very active in his church. Frank learned about Homes for HOPE through a friend and became excited about their mission. In 2020, Southern Development Homes completed their first Homes for HOPE project and Frank went on a HOPE trip to the Dominican Republic with his family.
Co-Owner, Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chief Visionary/Inspiration Officer of McCall Development
Greg McCall, co-owner of McCall Homes, is an experienced builder and long-time resident of Josephine Crossing. Among the neighbors, he is commonly referred to as, “The Mayor”. In the office, Greg manages the growing team at McCall Homes and helps Brad and Carolee plan the future of the company. Having grown up in Billings then graduated from the University of Montana, Greg is proud of his home state. As much as he loves being a Montanan, he adores raising his family of four along with his wife, Erin, in the neighborhood they conceived and built.
VP of Millwork, BFS
Paul is a native Texan with over 40 years in Construction Industry. He is the VP of Millwork for BFS where he has been for over 29 years. He is a voting member of the ICC (International Codes Council). He has been an instructor with the NHBA University Housing for over 20 years, a Master Instructor for 6 years, where he teaches Sales & Marketing, Customer Service and Negotiating Skills. He travels the country teaching classes for CE Credit for the NAHB, BFS, the AIA and for National Builders. Paul was Voted “Educator of the Year” in 2015 by the NAHB and “National Speaker of the Year” by Toast Masters in 2012. He graduated from Lamar University school of engineering. He also earned his MBA from Rice University. Paul has 3 grown children and 2 Granddaughters.
Vice President of New Business and Development, Schuber Mitchell Homes
Oscar Antillon is the Vice President of New Business and Development at Schuber Mitchell Homes. His work at Schuber Mitchell started at the very beginning of the company as one of its very first employees. Over the last decade, his guidance has led Schuber Mitchell Homes to new markets and products with excellence. Oscar is an experienced leader who leads with heart and provides direction and expertise to every area he oversees. His innovative, fresh ideas keep his teams on the cutting edge of new products and opportunities.
CEO, Keystone Custom Homes
Founder, Homes for HOPE
Jeff Rutt is the founder of HOPE International and currently serves on the boards of both HOPE International and Homes for HOPE. Jeff worked as a dairy farmer for almost a decade before becoming the founder and president of Keystone Custom Homes in 1992. The business has grown exponentially under his leadership. Jeff has been named the winner of the “Builder of the Year Award,” by Builder Magazine, a record three times and is the only homebuilder in the country to do so. Jeff founded HOPE International in 1997 and has acted as Chairman of the Board since then. His vision for international ministry, specifically microfinance, is centered on the gospel. Jeff believes that HOPE’s work in microfinance and other complementary activities should be transforming lives both spiritually and physically and providing permanent solutions to poverty. In 2008, Jeff was awarded the Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Lifetime Achievement Award for his philanthropic contributions.