BBA Ministry Center Staff

Richard Buccio serves as Chaplain of Discipleship and Training. Richard develops ongoing training for volunteers and helps implement a disciple-making strategy for seafarers. He served as a pastor for many years in NY and also worked in the aeronautical industry. He and his wife Darlene have nine children and four grandchildren.

Canaveral Port Ministry Staff

BBA Staff

Mike Hoffmann serves as Lead Missional Strategist. Mike oversees the overall ministry of the Association and seeks to develop Spirit-directed ministry with BBA Churches, BBA Teams, and other kingdom partners. Mike and his wife Barbara have served in church planting ministries in Texas, Georgia, Maine, and Florida. They have been married for 40 years and have two children and three grandchildren. Send Mike a note at

Jeff Johnson serves as Chaplain to the seafarers. While Jeff assists with chapel services, his primary work is with the cargo ship workers. Jeff goes onboard to offer gospel ministry to the men and women who work on cargo ships. His wife Julie serves as Kitchen Coordinator working with volunteers who serve in the kitchen area. Jeff and Julie served more than ten years as international missionaries in Asia. The Johnsons have been married 23 years and have two daughters.

Carolyn Bowers serves as Administrative Coordinator. Carolyn oversees the office operations, volunteer staff scheduling and finances of the ministry. Carolyn is a native Floridian. She and Ren have been married for 35 years. They have five children and one grandchild..

Mark Wodka serves as Director of our Space Coast Seafarers Ministry. Mark oversees the staff and development of Spirit-directed ministries at the Ministry Center. Mark's wife Jeanie serves as a Chaplain to build witnessing relationships both on and off the ships. The Wodkas have two sons.

Vera Barton serves as Administrative Assistant. Vera oversees the BBA Ministry Center office and ensures a warm friendly greeting to those who visit. The Bartons have two children and four grandchildren. Her favorite pastime is being a grandma. To contact the office, email Vera at