Our passion and commitment to ministry starts at the top.
ACS Technologies is led by a team of ministry-minded professionals who truly believe people and technology can work together to make an eternal impact. Our leadership team approaches each day as a new opportunity to find ways to benefit your ministry in practical ways. We chart our course by creating innovative ministry solutions and responding to the needs of our clients: churches, denominations, private schools, and more. We have been doing this for over 40 years and consider it an honor to partner with ministries all over the country and beyond.
President & CEO
Joe serves as President & CEO. In this role, Joe is primarily responsible for strategic and financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, and investment management. Joe came to ACS Technologies in 2018 from Aspen Grove Landscape Group where he served as the Regional Manager of Finance. With more than 30 years of financial management experience, Joe has lent his talents to companies throughout the country such as Whittman-Hart, Inc., Thomson Learning, and Immediate Impact Group. He has a bachelor’s degree from Thomas More College. Joe currently serves on the Board of Directors for several ministries including Imago Dei Christian Fellowship, The Father’s House, and Mark Barclay Ministries.
Chief Financial Officer
Toye serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and provides financial and business guidance in developing and executing the company’s strategy, ensuring the business meets critical milestones and objectives. Toye has over 20 years of experience in strategic and financial planning, driving business growth, margin expansion, and building an inclusive team. He previously worked with Anthem Inc., Stanley Black & Decker, General Electric, and Deloitte. Toye received his MBA from Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH. He is a Chartered Certified Accountant and holds a fellowship at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA). Toye is active in Imago Dei Christian Fellowship and participates in mission works in Africa, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
Vice President, Corporate Operations
Dean is the VP of Corporate Operations and is responsible for ensuring our staff have the tools necessary to serve our customers well. He is also responsible for Information Technology and all campus facilities. Born and raised in South Carolina, He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems Management and serves on the board, and in leadership for a few local non-profit organizations. His passions include helping others succeed.
Chief Technical Officer
As the Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Robert provides strategic vision and leads the team that designs, develops, and maintains products for our ministry partners. He has led product development and engineering in multiple industries. Robert has also worked in operations and business development, which keeps him focused on understanding and solving clients’ problems. Robert has served enterprise clients like Michelin, Greystar, Joann Fabrics, and Bridgestone while working at several companies, including Fluor, iPower Distribution Group, Fabric Editions, and Grace Hill. With over 30 years of experience, Robert is excited to combine his faith and career at ACS Technologies. Robert and his family are active members of Aldersgate UMC in Greenville, SC.
Chief Customer Officer
Donna is the Chief Customer Officer and is responsible for strategic planning and operations of the customer experience organization. This includes Implementation, Ministry Success, Learning, Training, and Customer Service. Donna’s focus and passion has always been for our ministry partners as she has worked in the service part of the organization her entire career. Donna graduated from Lander College with a BS Degree in Computer Science and joined the company in 1985 as a Customer Support Representative. She is always striving to provide the best services possible through our dedicated team members who have a heart for serving.
Chief People Officer
Cary serves as the Chief People Officer and has implemented several productive programs and processes for the company. He joined ACS Technologies in 2012 with more than 20 years of progressive and strategic Human Resources leadership experience from multinational corporations such as Roche Pharmaceuticals, Becton Dickinson, and Baxter Healthcare International. He has a Doctorate of Education in Organization Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California, a business administration degree from East Carolina University and a MS in Human Resources from Troy State University.
Vice President, Data
Steve serves as the Vice President of Data and oversees the programming, quality assurance, and product design departments. He was instrumental in developing various platforms including CP/M, MS-DOS, Novel, Zenix, Unix, AIX, Windows, and .Net for the company’s many products. Our vision is to “Unify our data and make it accessible.” This includes:
- Building a more robust data warehouse to support decision making
- Promoting and strengthening the data culture across the organization
- Documenting key concepts, data dictionaries, and critical business rules in the data warehouse
- Consolidating corporate and product data in views that support data science
Steve has been with the company since 1982 and started in the programming department. He has a degree in management science from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University.
John Gilman II
Vice President, Marketing
As the Vice President of Marketing, John is responsible for Marketing’s overall corporate strategy and direction. Story teller, promoter, problem solver to churches of all sizes and shapes. Brand ambassador, content creator, and communicator. John has traveled the world working with prominent non-profit ministries and has led marketing initiatives for mega-brands like Walt Disney, Coca Cola, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, NASCAR, and TV Guide to name a few. John studied Communications at Oral Roberts University and has begun a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership at Regent University. He also serves on the board of directors for Dayspring International.
Vice President, Market Strategy
Pattie plays an integral role in key areas across the company, including business strategy and partnerships and acquisitions, leading a team who focuses on serving ministry partners across the faith-based community. Pattie joined ACS Technologies in 1995 and has served in multiple departments and leadership roles during her tenure, including Product Management, Marketing, Corporate Planning, and Director of Enterprise Churches. She has worked in advertising and brand management with Procter & Gamble and with Koinonia Partners, the birthplace of Habitat for Humanity. Pattie earned her bachelor’s degree from Duke University and an MBA from Columbia University. Pattie attends St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church in Florence, SC
Vice President, Sales and Business Development
As Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Thomas is responsible for the company’s overall sales production through multiple sales channels. “My team and I serve the entire faith-based market in the U.S. and Canada with multiple software and technology solutions. I love technology and love seeing our ministry partners put that technology to work in their ministries.” Born and raised in Florence, S.C., Thomas has over 20 years experience in sales and marketing leadership. He holds a degree in business and is currently pursuing an Organizational Leadership degree. He loves seeing people move outside of their comfort zone and exceed their goals. In addition to the work he does at ACS Technologies, he volunteers with several organizations, including a local ministry here in Florence.
Vice President, MissionInsite and Ministry Advancement
Rev. Chuck Salter is Vice President of MissionInsite & Ministry Advancement for ACS Technologies and a member of the Executive Leadership Team.
Chuck was a co-founder of MissionInsite, a web-based software solution providing community demographics and data analytics to nearly 200 faith-based agencies representing over 100,000 local churches. MissionInsite became part of the ACS Technologies family in October 2019. Chuck is a clergy member of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. As an ordained United Methodist minister, he has over 30 years’ experience in the strategic use of community demographic information. He has served as a church planter and denominational executive responsible for leading missional development and ministry advancement.
Fun fact – Chuck is also a “Corvette Guy”! He has photos of his family AND his car!
Vice President, Technology Innovation and Advancement
Chris serves as the Vice President of MinistryPlatform, which provides the most powerful and flexible Church Management System for membership, group involvement, check-scanning, contributions, event management, check-in, and public website integration – including online giving and online event registration. The rapidly growing ecosystem around MinistryPlatform allows flexible integration with the top applications in the Church market through a robust API. He leads the team finding new ways to help the Church engage with people by using information: “My team is passionate about boldly using the tools available today to help get ministry done!”
Chris was CEO of Think Ministry / MinistryPlatform before merging with ACS Technologies in April 2021.