William Stanford - SOAR Director

I am blessed to be married to my amazing wife Kimberly and have the privilege of helping raise our 3 beautiful daughters. I graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2016 with a Master of Arts in Christian Education with a Concentration in Church Recreation and Wellness. I was ordained to ministry at Sherwood Baptist Church .

My favorite teams are the New Orleans Saints, Auburn Tigers and the Atlanta Braves. When I am not spending time out on the SOAR sports fields I enjoy spending time with family,  reading a good book and watching television.

Social: Facebook
Home Church: NewSpring Church
Years with Soar - Since 2018


Caleb McKillop - Field Operations

Caleb maintains the sports equipment and facilities that SOAR players and their coaches and families enjoy!  Caleb is also a Chaplain Candidate in the US Navy Reserves and he is preparing to serve our military when they are deployed.  He  enjoys being with friends, running, and listening to music.

Social: Facebook
Home Church: Cornerstone Presbyterian
Years with SOAR: Since 2018


Meet our Leadership Board

  • Ed Parrish - Chairman

    • Married for 47 years to Cyndi. President-Parrish and Partners, Consulting Civil Engineers

    • 5 Grand children currently in SOAR Soccer. Enjoys offshore sport fishing, cycling.

    • Home Church: Cornerstone Presbyterian

    • Years with SOAR: Since 2014

  • Rick Hayward

  • Allison Ford

  • Joshua Knott

    • Senior Pastor at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church. Enjoys reading and weight lifting, He's eager to help SOAR continue to be a community-transforming blessing

    • Home Church: Cornerstone Presbyterian

    • Years with SOAR: Since 2017

  • David Mulholland

    • Assistant Vice President at Wells Fargo.

    • David grew up in a missionary family in Costa Rica. Was part of the founding leadership of SOAR in 1999.  David coached youth soccer 10 years and now enjoys giving leadership to the SOAR adult soccer ministry

    • David is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America.

    • Home Church: Grace Point Church

    • Years with SOAR: Since 1999

  • Chaz Friendly

  • Ray Hewitt

    • Pastor at New Life Community Church in Irmo since 1994, married to Tina and they are parents to 2 sets of twins

    • Has been a Soar soccer and baseball coach since 2001, and restores vintage drink machines on the side.

    • Home Church: New Life Community Church

    • Years with SOAR: Since 2001

  • Adam Burger

    • Works at Colonial Life as a computer programmer.

    • Deacon at First Baptist Columbia. Teaches adult Sunday School and Awana.

    • Been coaching at Soar since 2014, I enjoy helping kids grow in their love of God and sports

    • Home Church: First Baptist Columbia

    • Years with SOAR: Since 2014