We are SC Best
My name is Jessica Rider and I am the executive director here at SCBEST.
My husband, Chris and I have been married for 18 years and have three children, Jonathan who is 13, Nicholas who is 10, and Laurie Grace who is 8. Our family loves to go to the beach and play in the waves together.
We also enjoy a variety of sports including football, baseball, soccer, and I love to run. I earned my BS in Psychology from USC Upstate and then my Master’s in Christian Education from Erskine Seminary. I am happy and blessed to work with such a great team of people and to be able to help local churches get the good news out to public school children everyday!
John Hopkins, SCBEST’S Development Director since Feburary 2014, has been a church pastor in SC, NC, FL, PA, and the Philippines while also serving as a pastor to missionaries.
He is a graduate of Westminster College (PA) and Fuller Theological Seminary (CA). John and his wife, Glenda, live in Blacksburg, SC.
Sasha Price –Event Coordinator/Bookkeeper
I’m Sasha, and I have been a part of SCBEST since 2012. I am a life-long resident of Spartanburg County, and live happily in Inman with my husband Joseph and a fluff ball named Sugar! We are DIY addicts and spend a lot of our spare time restoring our 100 year old home. You can also find us spending time with family, camping, and pulling for the Clemson Tigers! I graduated from Chapman High School, and attended classes at USC Upstate and Spartanburg Community College before going to work in the restaurant and catering business. Planning a variety of events at our family restaurant helped me develop a love of event planning and hospitality, and I am so thankful that God has blessed me with the opportunity to use that creativity for His ministry.