Staff

Jeff Steed

Dr. Jeffrey Steed

Executive Director

Dr. Jeffrey Steed joined the Louisiana Baptist Foundation as Executive Director in April 2020 after serving at the Southern Baptists of Texas Foundation as Director of Planned Giving. He has worked in the area of planned giving for over 17 years and investment management for 18 years. Formerly, Steed has served in ministries and higher education including serving as the Vice President of the Arkansas Baptist Foundation in Little Rock. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and MBA in finance from the University of Texas at Arlington. Steed is a teacher, preacher and author of articles written for Christian Leadership Alliance, Church Business, Church Solutions, ECFA and Philanthropy Journal. He is married to Shana and they have two children, Corey and Whitney.

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown

CPA, Controller

Kevin Brown joined of the Foundation staff in August of 2021. He comes to the Foundation after 25 years in governmental accounting and 11 years in public accounting prior to that. Kevin grew up in Alexandria and is a graduate of Louisiana College (1985) with a degree in accounting and a minor in Economics & Finance. He has been married to LaDonna since 1984. They have been blessed with three children: two sons, Skyler (Courtney) in Pineville and Tanner in Holloway, and one daughter, Tayler (Zack) in Effie. They also have two granddaughters. Kevin attends Philadelphia Baptist Church where he has taught an adult Sunday School class for 16 years. Kevin enjoys reading, playing golf, and spending time with his family.

Kim Deville

Kim Deville

Administrative Coordinator

Our Administrative Coordinator is Kim Deville. She joined us in February of 1999 and keeps our front office running smoothly. Kim is a native of Poland, La., and is married to Ron Deville, who is retired adaptive P.E. teacher for Rapides Parish Schools. Besides her full-time job here at the Foundation, she and Ron stay busy with boating, fishing, and most any other outdoor activity. Ron and Kim have three grown sons -Taylor, Chase, and Matt. Kim and Ron are members of Calvary Baptist Church in Alexandria where they are active in Divorce Recovery ministry.

Jared Price

Jared Price

Director of Gift Planning

Jared Price joined the Foundation in October 2022 as its Director of Gift Planning. He received his Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Southern University Law Center and his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University at Alexandria. Throughout his legal career, Jared has primarily practiced law in the areas of estate planning and administration. He and his wife Aimee have four children: Adeline, Daniel, Nathaniel, and Amelia. Jared and his wife are members of Alpine First Baptist Church, where he serves as an elder and the church administrator and she serves on the board for Alpine Christian School.

Jerry Love

Jerry D. Love

Planned Giving Consultant

Jerry Love came to the Foundation in 1997 from Fidelity Investments. He is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University in his hometown of Ruston. While in college, he met and married Jena’ Massey, now retired after teaching Special Education & Elementary Education in Louisiana and Texas. Jerry and Jena’ have five adult children: Amanda (Jon), Sandi (Kyle), Kara, M’Kayla (Hollis), and David. They also have 8 grandchildren! Jerry and Jena’ are actively involved in Kingsville Baptist Church in Ball, LA. Jerry plays percussion in the Worship Band and Jena’ leads youth and children’s Bible Drill.

Tami Willis

Tami Willis

Assistant Controller

Tami Willis, a native of Alexandria, came to the Foundation in 1994 from public accounting. She attended Louisiana State University at Alexandria. Tami and her husband, Kenneth, have two children: Courtney (J.B.) and Chris. They have also been blessed with two grandsons. They are members of Calvary Baptist Church in Alexandria. Tami enjoys reading, crafting and spending time with family.

Leah Mayeux

Leah Mayeux

Administrative Assistant

Leah Mayeux joined the Foundation as an administrative assistant in August of 2022. She is a native of Alexandria but now resides in Marksville. She comes to the Foundation with over 10 years of retail banking experience. Leah is married to Michael P. Mayeux II and they have five children: Bailey, Ethan, Noah, Tyler, and Annabelle. They are members of Vick Baptist Church in Vick, LA. Leah enjoys spending time with her family, thrift shopping with her husband, and volunteering at her church.

Meredith Hudson

Meredith Hudson

Planned Giving Assistant

Meredith Hudson, born and raised in Baton Rouge, graduated from Louisiana State University in 2014 with a B.S. in Mathematics. She has been married to Jacob Hudson since 2018 and they have been blessed with one daughter, Emma. They are members at Pineville Park Baptist Church. Meredith is a former high school math teacher and has joined the Foundation after being a stay-at-home mom. Meredith loves spending time with family, traveling, and gardening.

Isaiah Romero

Isaiah Romero

Social Media Coordinator

Isaiah Romero is from New Iberia and provides Social Media support to the Louisiana Baptist Foundation. Isaiah is a graduate of Louisiana College with a degree in Marketing. Soon after graduation, Isaiah married his sweetheart, Keylee. Isaiah enjoys hanging out with his family, working out and watching sports.