Meet Our Team

A portrait photo of Randy Simpkins, founder of End the Wait Foundation.

Randy Simpkins

Kidney Donor, Producer

Randy grew up in Roopville, and proudly spent all of his school years in the Carroll County school system. He was a voice major at Truett McConnell College and a graduate of the University of West Georgia with a BS in political science and is currently working on his Masters of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary. He served during the first Gulf War as a nuclear reactor operator in the United States Navy. Randy is a local business man, owner of LCS and Associates, a utility contracting company. He is a former Carroll County commissioner, and co-authored the book “Our Way Home” with his wife Christal, which recounts their spiritual journey throughout their marriage and the transformation events surrounding the disappearance of their son Joe in March of 2000 depicted in the film “The Way Home.” Called into the ministry in 2016, Randy is now serving in his eighth year at Bowdon First Methodist Church. He’s very involved with the Walk to Emmaus and Chrysalis ministries. He was appointed by the Holston conference to serve as one of two 2022 Appalachian Trail chaplains.

Dean Cain

Actor, Producer

Dean Cain is multi-faceted, Emmy-winning filmmaker and actor. He starred as Clark Kent/Superman in “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” (4 seasons), produced and hosted “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not” (4 seasons), and has made close to 200 films, including “Out of Time”, “The Broken Hearts Club,” “God’s not Dead,” “Vendetta,” “Gosnell,” “The Way Home,” and the soon-to-be released, “Little Angles” (which he wrote, produced, directed, and starred-in). You may have seen him co-hosting “The Today Show” or “Fox And Friends” inbetween his numerous film and television projects. He is currently hosting season 9 of “Master of Illusion” for the CW and season 3 of “The Christmas Caroler Challenge.” Dean is a strong believer in Human Rights. Dean’s newest documentary, “Hate Among Us,” shines a light on the current rise of anti-Semitism throughout the United States and Europe and recently won an Emmy. He is also a single father and a staunch supporter of our military and first responders.

Lance Dreesen

Producer, Director

Internationally award-winning filmmaker Lance Dreesen has directed, written, and/or produced seven feature films and numerous other projects for a wide range of production companies and studios, including Universal Pictures, Lionsgate, and Fox Television. He is also a member of the Writers Guild of America. His directorial feature film debut, the comedy/horror film “Terror Tract” was both a critical and financial success. Starring Bryan Cranston and John Ritter, “Terror Tract” was purchased by Focus Features, and has won top honors at film festivals in Europe and the United States. Lance’s latest film, “The Way Home,” starring Dean Cain, was released by Lionsgate. The film is an inspirational true story about the search for a missing two-year-old child and the crisis of faith the parents and community endure. “The Way Home” had its theatrical premiere at The Fox Theater to a sold-out crowd, and television premiere on UPtv, where it set new rating records. Lance is a graduate of the Grady School of Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, and resides in Decatur, Georgia, with his wife and two sons.

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Be a Part of the Story

There is no higher calling than to save a life, and we intend to save 100,000 of them.

Please join us by making a financial contribution today by clicking the button below! Let’s do this…together!