STCH Ministries is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that has been caring for children and families since 1952. Today we provide residential care, counseling, life-skills training, and international mission opportunities.
STCH Ministries is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that has been caring for children and families since 1952. Today we provide residential care, counseling, life-skills training, and international mission opportunities, and we endeavor to show the love of Christ to each and every child and family that God sends our way.
We do not charge for any of our services. We are 100% supported by private donations and do not accept any state or federal funding. You can find out more about STCH Ministries at STCHM.org.
How to Say Our Name
We pronounce our name as “Stitch” Ministries rather than saying each letter. STCH Ministries stands for South Texas Children’s Home Ministries.
Eron Green serves as the President/CEO of South Texas Children’s Home Ministries. Eron has been described as a visionary leader and has spent much of his professional career working with ministries that meet the needs of children and families. Eron’s philosophy on life and ministry are the same: excellence, accountability, integrity, vision, and glory to God.
Originally from Tibbie, Alabama, Green holds a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from Troy State University. He also earned a master‘s of arts degree in communication, with a concentration in family and organizational communication, from Eastern New Mexico University. Eron is an accomplished speaker and trainer on various topics related to leadership, motivation, management, childcare, business operations, and other factors that affect organizations.
Eron previously served at childcare agencies in Texas, New Mexico, and Florida where he oversaw residential programs, emergency shelters, foster care, adoptions, maternity care counseling, adult ministries, and outlying social work offices, as well as being involved in international childcare efforts.
Eron and his wife, Shelley, have two children – Harper and Deacon. They are members of First Baptist Church in Beeville and have a passion for ministry. Shelley is actively involved in the MOPS program at First Baptist Church Beeville and is on the school board for the First Baptist Church School.
On January 1, 2019, Greg was appointed as Vice President of Homes for Children and he served as Boothe Campus Administrator since 1996. He began his ministry at South Texas Children’s Home Ministries as a caseworker in 1991, and later held the positions of Activities Director and then Marshall Campus Administrator, prior to assuming his current role on Boothe Campus.
Greg earned his doctorate through New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and he currently holds a Child Care Administrator license from the State of Texas. He also serves as a board member of both the Association of Christian Childcare Administrators and the Texas Coalition of Homes for Children.
Greg is a trainer for the American Red Cross, Crisis Prevention Intervention, and Texas Parks and Wildlife. Prior to coming to the Children’s Home, he worked in youth ministry and has served as an interim Youth Minister in South Texas. Greg is married to Susan and they have three children and one granddaughter. First Baptist Church, Pettus is the Huskey family’s church and place of ministry.
Darin Griffiths is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) and holds a License in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT), both recognized by the Board of Examiners in Counseling of the State of Texas. He joined the STCH Ministries staff in 2005, was named Director of Education and Ministry in 2008, named Administrative Director of Corpus Christi and Satellite Offices in 2014, and became Vice President of Family Counseling in 2017.
Darin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology from Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas, and also graduated from Southwestern Theological Seminary. He holds three Master of Arts degrees in the areas of Marriage and Family Therapy and Christian Education. He specializes in working with couples and individuals who are experiencing relationship challenges, and practices a Solution Focused approach to therapy. This involves tailoring interventions to fit a client’s specific needs, in hopes of maximizing positive results. Additionally, his work usually involves some cognitive-behavioral interventions.
Darin also has an extensive history working in a ministerial capacity with churches and is a licensed and ordained minister. He is available to speak in private seminar settings on a variety of parenting and marriage topics, as well as pulpit supply in the absence of a pastor or for special occasions. Darin also is available to lead Marriage Enrichment seminars upon request.
Darin is married to Caren and they have two children, Hadley and Hayden. The family enjoys the outdoors together, especially working with farm animals, as well as hunting, fishing, and shooting sports.
Vice President of Family & International Ministries
Joanna Berry is the Vice President of Family and International Ministries. After beginning in 1996 as a part-time therapist in Corpus Christi, Joanna was asked to assume the Director of Counseling position at STCH Ministries Family Counseling. Under her leadership Family Counseling grew and expanded significantly, and in 2017 she passed the baton to Darin Griffiths as this ministry’s new vice president. In addition to the counseling ministry, she also helped establish Christian Women’s Job Corp (CWJC) of Corpus Christi, which became Jobs for Life in 2014.
In 2006, Joanna was asked to lead in the development of STCH Ministries International, focusing on ministering to children and families in the Dominican Republic, and was also named a vice president. Her passion has always been families, believing that the family is critical in the development of children, and that it is the foundation of churches and communities. She is available to speak on marriage and the family, and often speaks on the value of the family serving together, which is a strong focus of our international trips.
Joanna holds a master’s degree in clinical social work from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to STCH Ministries, Joanna worked in a family business with her husband and raised three children. She and her husband, John, are the proud grandparents of 11 grandchildren. They attend and minister at First Baptist Church, Corpus Christi.
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