Brian O’Neil – Executive Director, Third Lens Ministries
Prior to going into ministry, Brian worked in the banking, insurance and real estate development industries. Since serving on his first mission team in high school, Brian has had a consistent passion for serving God’s people both internationally and locally. Brian graduated from Auburn University with a degree in International Business with a specialization in Finance. He has extensive experience working in ministry finance, as a church administrator and board member for several non-profits. Brian and his family worship and serve at Church of the Highlands in Auburn, AL. He is married to Caroline and the father to four beautiful children.
Bill McMahon – Director of Operations, Third Lens Ministries
Bill has over 30 years of diverse operational, sales, organizational, and financial management experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit arenas. He co-founded a nationally recognized Program Management consulting firm that specialized in the delivery of large replacement hospital projects. That company was acquired by a strategic buyer and this allowed Bill to step away and be more involved in other areas of interest. Bill’s gifts and talents are primarily centered around operations and financial management. He has been described as process-oriented, a team builder, a collaborator, an excellent listener, and an effective manager.
Bill is a graduate of Auburn University, with a BA in Building Construction. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Lindsey and Reed, and reside in Birmingham, Alabama. He loves the outdoors and spends as much time as possible at beautiful Lake Martin.
Caleb Murphree – Communications and Intern Manager, Third Lens Ministries
Before joining Third Lens, Caleb was in ministry training at Church of the Highlands, where he served as a Small Groups intern and led teams at the Auburn Campus. His passion for ministry began when he stepped into serving in youth ministry as a small group leader. His life’s purpose is to grow the kingdom of God by supporting executive leadership and developing the next generation of leaders. Caleb graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Communication with a specialization in Strategic Communication and a minor in Philosophy and Religion. He has also been trained in ministry through Highlands College, under the directed study of Pastoral Leadership. Caleb worships and serves at the Church of the Highlands in Auburn, AL.
Adam Hefti – Assistant Program Manager, Third Lens Ministries
Before joining Third Lens, Adam took part in the Atlanta City Fellows program, a nine-month Christian leadership program for college grads seeking impactful, faith-led careers. Adam graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2020 with a degree in Environmental Geoscience. He grew up in Virginia Beach, VA and loves exploring the outdoors. He is passionate about promoting thriving communities that steward God’s creation sustainably. Adam began his work with Third Lens while finishing the Fellows program, and stepped onto the team Full-Time after graduating as an Atlanta Fellow.