Executive Director - Tom Seppo

Rev. Dr. Tom Seppo has been the Executive Director for Operation Transformation since January of 2002.  (He was a full-time, ordained minister for 20 years preceding that at a church in Port Huron.)  Tom meets regularly with church and community leaders to find ways to collaborate on specific projects, and be the “light and salt” that Jesus spoke of. His goal is to see cooperation (versus separation) of church and state. He has also served as the Chaplain for the St. Clair County Sheriff Department since April of 2002.  He oversees all Spiritual Life programming at the Intervention Center.

Tom has been married to his wife Brenda since 1979 and they have 3 married children - Rebecca (Aaron), Andrea (Joshua) and Andrew (Caitlyn), and 4 grandchildren. Rev. Dr. Seppo and wife reside in Lakeport, Michigan. 

Assistant Director - Terry Kuhns

Terry Kuhns has served as the Assistant Director of Operation Transformation since July, 2017. He oversees OT’s mentoring and diversity initiatives, and works to develop relationships with spiritual and community leaders in the Blue Water Area. Terry has served on state and national committees addressing family and community issues for citizens returning from the prison system, and is a private consultant to government, faith-based and
community organizations in multiple locations around the country. He has also been employed as an adjunct professor by Moody Theological Seminary.

Terry is the Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in East China.  Terry has been married to his best friend, Julie, since 1994. Terry and Julie have four children: Kaleigh, Maggie, Abbey and Ben.


Office Manager/Administrative Assistant - Renee Hernandez

Renee Hernandez has been with Operation Transformation since February 2017. She oversees the administrative duties at OT in all of the different avenues of ministry, as well as technological/social media responsibilities. She previously worked at the St. Clair County Prosecutor’s Office for almost 17 years, with her most important role in converting the office to paperless, managing that computer system and connecting all law enforcement agencies in the county to the system as well. She had brought a wealth of experience with her.

Renee is married to State Representative Shane Hernandez, and they have 2 adorable daughters – Kelsey and Kara.

Financial Bookkeeper/Executive Assistant - Brenda Seppo

Brenda has been with Operation Transformation since the beginning in the fall of 2002. Before that, she briefly taught school, and then took time off to raise children. She worked as a Family Life Secretary at a local church for 7 years before joining her husband, Tom, getting OT off the ground. She set up all initial administrative policies and procedures. Brenda currently oversees all financial and human relations procedures, writes grants, and assists other OT staff members in any way she can.

Brenda is married to Rev. Dr. Tom Seppo, and they have worked together all of their married lives. She is mother to 3 and “Mimi” (grandmother) to Jana, Tessa, Roman and Logan.



  • John Kendrick - President

  • Scott Babin - Treasurer

  • Alex Crittenden

  • Robert Eick - Vice President/Secretary

  • John Grenfell, III

  • Bill Kinnan

  • Tom Seppo

  • Jim Turner

  • Phil Whetstone