The sense of divine vision must be restored to man's daily work. - C.S. Lewis

Higher Call Staff

Meet the team

  • David W. Atchison

    Founder and Director

    David Atchison is a business and ministry leader who lives in Franklin, Tennessee. As a veteran of commercial real estate development, and a co-founder of The Riverstone Group, David provides consulting, expertise and wisdom for business leaders and organizations. In addition, David has been serving LifeWay Christian Stores as a consultant to their Store Development Team, and has helped them grow from 60 stores to a retail chain of over 180 stores during that time. A longtime mentor and speaker on discipleship and leadership, he has challenged thousands of business professionals for over two decades. Atchison is a graduate of Baylor University with a Business Administration degree in Marketing and Management. He is also a nationally recognized speaker and the author of two books, a video series and numerous discipleship resources.

  • Simonne Poff

    Administration and Events

    Simonne is responsible for managing the Higher Call and Retail Christian Network databases, contributions and event details. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) with a degree in advertising. She worked in the fast paced world of advertising agencies for 18 years before staying home to manage her family. She is married and has 3 children ages 13, 16 and 22. After 10 years of PTO's, HOA's and various committees, she decided to re-enter the work-force. We are thrilled she joined Higher Call Ministries.