Bill Cariano - Executive Director

Executive Director


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Bill is a veteran business executive with experience in both prison and jail ministry. Bill began his work with Forgotten Man in 2012 as the Director of Mission Advancement where he has worked to build relationships with supporting churches and individuals. As Executive Director, Bill seeks to strengthen existing missions, encourage chaplains and volunteers, and expand into new Michigan county jails. 

Rev. Nathan DeWard

Assistant Director

(616) 784-4620

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Rev. DeWard began working with FMM in 2014 after 16 years of working in ministry and non-profit settings. His professional life began as a college recruiter, which led him into college and university chaplaincy as he pursued his Masters of Divinity from Western Theological Seminary. Upon graduation in 2003, Nathan was ordained in the Reformed Church in America and served a mid-sized church for eight years along with his wife, Andrea, who is also a Minister of Word and Sacrament. The Lord led the DeWard family into developing new ministries in Florida and Michigan for three years before Nathan joined FMM as the Director of Mission Advancement. "My work is a perfect combination of my passion and calling," observes Nathan. "I love to share how God is changing lives of men and women in county jails through FMM's ministry. Our chaplains are an incredible witness to the transforming power of the Gospel. Countless lives are saved and restored through their work."

Rev. DeWard is responsible for developing relationships with supporters through FMM's print, web, and other media communications. He assists the Executive Director in leader recruitment, hiring, and training.  

Forgotten Man Ministries
3940 Fruit Ridge Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544

Tel: (616) 784-4620


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