The Fathers and Families Center team is passionate, talented, and supportive of all our program participants and their families. Our diverse staff is united in the belief that every man who walks through our doors can build a noble legacy of fatherhood for their children. See our team members below—and be sure to take a look at our bios to learn more about us.

Corey Parchman

Director of Partnership and Outreach

Education: B.A. Ball State University

Been a part of Fathers and Families Center:  Since 2022

How I help participants: I work with community partners and other companies to ensure Fathers and Families Center is around another 30 years to ‘build noble legacies of fatherhood.’

My family includes: My fiancée, my mom and siblings.

Fun Facts:

While at Ball State Corey was once known as the fastest player in college football. He holds several records at Ball State including highest kick return average in a season and in a career, most kick return yards in a season, career and a game. Corey also holds a Ball State and NCAA Football record for the longest kick return (105 yards) in a game, which is still a record today. Because of this record-breaking feat, he was featured on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman.

 

Corey Parchman, born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the youngest of three children by Vivian Parchman and the late Edward Parchman who passed away when Corey was nine years old.

Corey graduated from Manual High School where he excelled in sports.   After high school, Corey accepted a football scholarship to Ball State University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree.

After college, Corey was selected by the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars as an Un-drafted Free Agent. He spent time with several NFL teams throughout his career including the Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts, St. Louis Rams, Oakland Raiders and the Green Bay Packers.

After retiring from the NFL, Corey pursued a career in business. He is the current owner and founder of several successful endeavors including Parchman Development, Clear Vision Media, Executive Concierge, and Core Par Enterprise. Corey is also an educator and philanthropist and founded two non-profit preschool franchises, Mini Men Pre-K Leadership Academy and Pre-K University Academy.