Who We Are: Staff

Rod Handley

Founder and President

Rod is the Founder and President of Character that Counts, which launched in July 2000. He and his wife, Janna, live in Lee's Summit, MO.

Greg Griffin

Vice President and TGIW Executive Director

Greg joined the CTC team overseeing the TGIW (Teaching God's Infinite Wisdom) program in 2003. Greg and his wife, Sharon, live in Independence, MO.

Damion Cooper

Collektive Company

Damion is the Founder of Collektive Company which launched on July 1, 2021. Damion and his wife, Krista have two beautiful daughters (Briella and Malia). They live in Lee's Summit, MO.

Bill Stutz

Dedicated Life Coaching

Bill joined the Character that Counts team as a Certified Life Coach in 2010. Bill and his wife, Valerie, live in North Kansas City, MO.

Dan Meers

KC Wolf

Dan Meers (aka KC Wolf) has been the Kansas City Chiefs mascot since 1989.

Janna Handley

Administrative Assistant

Janna and Rod have been married for 29+ years (married on April 4, 1992).

Laura Maxwell


Laura has been editing Rod's books for the past 20 years.

Steve Sheridan

Mission Wealthy Warriors

Steve began the ministry of MWW on 11/11/2011.

Tim Truesdale

We Are Real Men

Tim joined the CTC team on January 1, 2018. Tim's day job is selling LED lights with True Provision. He, and his wife Michelle, have four children and the Truesdale's live in Raytown, MO.

Patricia Plumb

The Shepherd's Touch

Patricia Plumb is the Founder/Executive Director of The Shepherd's Touch. Patricia lives in North Kansas City, MO.

President of Good News Coaching & Counseling.rnFormer Associate Pastor (Blue Springs Christian Church); Blue Springs, MO