OUR TEAM

  • Abby Carnill

    Abby Carnill

    Regional Communications Coordinator

    Ecuador

  • Aimee Hurtubise

    Ignite SA Administrator

    Canada

  • Amy Townsend

    Amy Townsend

    Fish Hoek Dream Center Director

    South Africa

  • Andreina Berrú

    Andreina Berrú

    Dream Center Tutor

    Ecuador

  • Andrew Suarez

    Andrew Suarez

    Asia Mobilization Coordinator

    Philippines

  • Anne Benavides

    Anne Benavidez

    Golden Hands Program Director

    Philippines

  • Anne Haag

    Living Hope Life Skills Program

    South Africa

  • Brad McKenna

    Brad McKenna

    President and CEO

    USA

  • Brice Wilson

    Brice Wilson

    Africa Regional Director

    South Africa

  • Daniel Lopez

    Daniel Lopez

    Dream Center Tutor

    Ecuador

  • Dawn Carnill

    Dawn Carnill

    Co-Founder / Christmas Outreach

    USA

  • Doug Darr

    Doug Darr

    Chief Operations Officer

    USA

  • Erika Recalde

    Erika Recalde

    Dream Center Coordinator

    Ecuador

  • Gabe Fisher

    Gabe Fisher

    L327 Life Skills Program Director

    South Africa

  • Geraldine Peñeda

    Geraldine Pineda

    Cavite Dream Center Director

    Philippines

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    Gina Cline

    Co-Founder

    USA

  • Jason Chappell

    Jason Chappell

    Dream Center Coordinator

    Philippines

  • Jen Emery

    Jen Emery

    Furlough

    USA

  • Jenny Reitz-Compere

    Jenny Reitz-Compere

    House of Hope Director

    USA

  • Jerry Carnill

    Jerry Carnill

    Co-Founder

    USA

  • Johanna Hidalgo

    Johanna Hidalgo

    Americas Region Administrator

    Ecuador

  • Jomz Emboltura

    Jomz Emboltura

    Regional Accountant

    Philippines

  • Jose Jimenez

    Jose Jimenez

    Quito Program Supervisor

    Ecuador

  • Joshua Benavides

    Joshua Benavidez

    Asia Regional Director

    Philippines

  • Lindsey Fisher

    Lindsey Fisher

    Support Staff

    South Africa

  • Mary Veltman

    Mary Veltman

    Fish Hoek Dream Center Coordinator

    South Africa

  • Meaghan Catron

    Meaghan Catron

    Director of Development

    USA

  • Nancy Cadena

    Nancy Cadena

    Americas Administrative Assistant

    Ecuador

  • Nick Carnill

    Nick Carnill

    Short-term Team Coordinator

    South Africa

  • Nieves Nivelo

    Nieves Nivelo

    Dream Center Tutor

    Ecuador

  • Pen Bullo

    Pen Bullo

    Pathway For Hope

    Philippines

  • Pete Emery

    Pete Emery

    Furlough

    USA

  • Rachel Icenogle

    Rachel Icenogle

    Mobilization Assistant

    USA

  • Raymond Sumaya

    Raymond Sumaya

    iBike Program Director

    Philippines

  • Richyll Torredes

    Richyll Torredes

    Regional Administrator

    Philippines

  • Ron Gilbert

    Ron Gilbert

    Chief Financial Officer

    USA

  • Ron Townsend

    Ron Townsend

    Fish Hoek Dream Center Director

    South Africa

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    Russ Cline

    Co-Founder

    USA

  • Ruth Harris

    Ruth Harris

    HR & Mobilization Director

    USA

  • Sam Wilson

    Samantha Wilson

    Volunteer Coordinator

    South Africa

  • Sara Walkowski

    Sara Walkowski

    Donor Accounting Specialist

    USA

  • Silvia Pazmiño

    Quito Office Assistant

    Ecuador

  • Steve Haag

    Steve Haag

    Living Hope Life Skills Program

    South Africa

  • Teresa Jimenez

    Teresa Jimenez

    Quito Women's Program Supervisor

    Ecuador

  • Tim Fausch

    Tim Fausch

    Communications Director

    USA

  • Walt Walkowski

    Walt Walkowski

    Global Impact Coordinator

    USA

  • Xavier Hidalgo

    Xavier Hidalgo

    General Services Assistant

    Ecuador

  • Zac Carnill

    Zac Carnill

    Americas Region Logistics & Teams Coordinator

    Ecuador

Abby Carnill

Abby Carnill

Regional Communications Coordinator

Most dangerous activity?
We live on an active volcano in Ecuador!

Favorite keepsake/collection?
Photos and art

Who is your hero?
Corrie Ten Boom – I aspire to have her bravery, strength and faith

Aimee Hurtubise

Ignite SA Administrator

Weirdest food eaten?
Giraffe (it’s really yummy)

Most dangerous place?
Safari – was chased by a bull elephant

Favorite keepsake or collection?
Crocheted blanket that has traveled the world with me

Amy Townsend

Amy Townsend

Fish Hoek Dream Center Director

What gets you out of bed?
A 90 pound dog

Favorite keepsake/collection?
Refrigerator magnets from places we’ve traveled

Who is your hero?
Our three daughters; they are strong, independent and loving!

Andreina Berrú

Andreina Berrú

Dream Center Tutor

Most dangerous activity?
Visiting the Amazon jungle

Favorite phrase in the Bible?
Do not fear

Who is your hero?
My mom because she’s the best example of bravery I know

Andrew Suarez

Andrew Suarez

Asia Mobilization Coordinator

Favorite sports team?
Chicago Bulls in the 90’s

Favorite keepsake/collection?
Guitars

Who is your hero?
My mother because she raised me and my three siblings while our father worked abroad

Anne Benavides

Anne Benavidez

Golden Hands Program Director

Weirdest food eaten?
Century egg

What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Worship songs

Favorite keepsake/collection?
Starbucks mugs from various countries

Anne Haag

Living Hope Life Skills Program

Habit you want to break?
Excess sugar consumption

Favorite sports team?
Fish Hoek Dophins

Favorite keepsake/collection?
My parents artwork (dad is a painter; mom is a quilter)

Brad McKenna

Brad McKenna

President and CEO

Weirdest food eaten?
Soup #5 in the Philippines – look it up!

Favorite sports team?
Michigan State Spartans

Favorite keepsake/collection?
My Gumby toy – he travels with me on every trip reminding me to be flexilble.

Brice Wilson

Brice Wilson

Africa Regional Director

Weirdest food eaten?
Iguana, Agouti, Zebra

Favorite weekend activity?
Hiking

Who is your hero?
College pastor who inspired me to pursue life and ministry

Daniel Lopez

Daniel Lopez

Dream Center Tutor

Favorite keepsake/collection?
Toy cards

What inspires you?
Mountains, books and coffee

Who is your hero?
My dad who just passed away after fighting cancer for 11 years

Dawn Carnill

Dawn Carnill

Co-Founder / Christmas Outreach

Weirdest food eaten?
Sloth

Most dangerous activity?
Shark cage diving

What/who inspires you?
People who overcome

Doug Darr

Doug Darr

Chief Operations Officer

Weirdest food eaten?
River eel

Favorite keepsake/collection?
Desk in my home office I made from a 200+ year old beam from my grandfather’s barn

Who is your hero?
Uncle Leon – he makes me feel like I can do anything and is a great encourager

Erika Recalde

Erika Recalde

Dream Center Coordinator

Weirdest food eaten?
Guinea pig gravy

Most dangerous activity?
Hiking down a waterfall in Baños, Ecuador

Favorite phrase in the Bible?
Be courageous

Gabe Fisher

Gabe Fisher

L327 Life Skills Program Director

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Geraldine Peñeda

Geraldine Pineda

Cavite Dream Center Director

Coming Soon…

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Gina Cline

Co-Founder

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Jason Chappell

Jason Chappell

Dream Center Coordinator

Most dangerous activity?
Sky diving

Habit you want to break?
Biting my nails

Favorite weekend activity?
Lunch with the ER Dream Center kids

Jen Emery

Jen Emery

Furlough

Favorite keepsake/collection?
Rocks from Ecuador

Favorite phrase in the Bible?
Redeemed

Favorite weekend activity?
Paddleboarding

Jenny Reitz-Compere

Jenny Reitz-Compere

House of Hope Director

Weirdest food eaten?
Capybara

Most dangerous activity?
Driving in Haiti

Who is your hero?
Haitian believers – they are resilient and joyful in spite of difficult circumstances

Jerry Carnill

Jerry Carnill

Co-Founder

Weirdest food eaten?
Bird soup with the feathers included

Most dangerous activity?
Various prisons

Favorite keepsake/collection?
My dad’s Bible

Johanna Hidalgo

Johanna Hidalgo

Americas Region Administrator

Weirdest food eaten?
Octopus

Favorite sports team?
Deportivo Quito soccer team

What inspires you?
Serving God

Jomz Emboltura

Jomz Emboltura

Regional Accountant

What gets you out of bed?
My daughter who always wakes up at 4:45 a.m. sharp!

Favorite keepsake/collection?
Virtual items – mostly NFT’s and games

Favorite phrase in the Bible?
Trust

Jose Jimenez

Jose Jimenez

Quito Program Supervisor

Most dangerous activity?
Dangerous streets in certain parts of Quito

What gets you out of bed?
All of our pets!

Favorite weekend activity?
Spending time with my family

Joshua Benavides

Joshua Benavidez

Asia Regional Director

Weirdest food eaten?
King cobra cooked in soy sauce and vinegar

Favorite keepsake/collection?
Coke bottles and memorabilia from countries I’ve visited

Who is your hero?
My uneducated father who taught me valuable lessons and incredible life insights

Lindsey Fisher

Lindsey Fisher

Support Staff

Weirdest food eaten?
Tongue

What gets you out of bed?
My daughter Hope. Every.Single.Day

Favorite keepsake/collection?
We collect refrigerator magnets from every city we visit

Mary Veltman

Mary Veltman

Fish Hoek Dream Center Coordinator

Favorite keepsake/collection?
Old passport stamps that I turn into décor

Favorite weekend activity?
Coffee with friends

Who is your hero?
Amy Carmichael – her mission journey in India inspired me to serve in South Africa

Meaghan Catron

Meaghan Catron

Director of Development

Most dangerous activity?
Cliff jumping into the water

What gets you out of bed?
The thought of working towards something that day

Favorite sports team?
Dallas Cowboys

Nancy Cadena

Nancy Cadena

Americas Administrative Assistant

Weirdest food eaten?
Toasted ants

Most dangerous activity?
Paragliding in Indonesia

Habit you want to break?
Cut back on my road rage

Nick Carnill

Nick Carnill

Short-term Team Coordinator

Weirdest food eaten?
Mopane worms

Favorite sports team?
Atlanta Braves

Favorite weekend activity?
Woodworking

Nieves Nivelo

Nieves Nivelo

Dream Center Tutor

Weirdest food eaten?
Grilled armadillo

What gets you out of bed?
Learning new things to teach others

Favorite keepsake/collection?
My mom’s sewing machine

Pen Bullo

Pen Bullo

Pathway For Hope

What gets you out of bed?
My dog Sparky

Favorite sports team?
Akari Power Chargers volleyball team

Favorite keepsake/collection?
Archie comics/stamps

Pete Emery

Pete Emery

Furlough

Most dangerous activity?
Climbing Wolves Head in Cirque, Wyoming

What gets you out of bed?
Serving our Savior, Jesus

Favorite keepsake/collection?
Bugs

Rachel Icenogle

Rachel Icenogle

Mobilization Assistant

Most dangerous activity?
Camping above the artic circle in Sweden

Habit you want to break?
Hitting the snooze button

Favorite keepsake/collection?
Postcards from places I have visited

Raymond Sumaya

Raymond Sumaya

iBike Program Director

Weirdest food eaten?
Crocodile

Most dangerous activity?
Laos mission trip

What gets you out of bed?
Noise of the chicken broiler

Richyll Torredes

Richyll Torredes

Regional Administrator

Weirdest food eaten?
Roasted tarantula

Habit you want to break?
Overthinking

Favorite sports team?
LA Lakers

Ron Gilbert

Ron Gilbert

Chief Financial Officer

Weirdest food eaten?
Waffle House – take your pick

Habit you want to break?
My heavy foot while driving – allegedly

Favorite keepsake/collection?
Cameras from each of my grandfathers

Ron Townsend

Ron Townsend

Fish Hoek Dream Center Director

Most dangerous activity?
Putting out an apartment fire

Favorite keepsake/collection?
Grandfather’s Bible he preached from

Favorite weekend activity?
Baseball

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Russ Cline

Co-Founder

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Ruth Harris

Ruth Harris

HR & Mobilization Director

Favorite sports team?
GA Bulldogs college football team

Favorite keepsake/collection?
My mom’s journals

Who is your hero?
My dog Max because he is so forgiving and kind

Sam Wilson

Samantha Wilson

Volunteer Coordinator

Favorite sports team?
Whoever has the prettiest color jersey

Favorite keepsakes/collections?
Kitchen gadgets

What inspires you?
People and Pinterest

Sara Walkowski

Sara Walkowski

Donor Accounting Specialist

Weirdest food eaten?
Skate fish

Most dangerous activity?
Devil’s Soup Bowl (Yankee Springs, MI)

Habit you want to break?
Using aggressive driving skills

Silvia Pazmiño

Quito Office Assistant

Steve Haag

Steve Haag

Living Hope Life Skills Program

Weirdest food eaten?
Giraffe

Most dangerous activity?
Serving as a Marine in the Iraq War

Favorite phrase in the Bible?
Hope

Teresa Jimenez

Teresa Jimenez

Quito Women's Program Supervisor

Weirdest food eaten?
Chantacuro worms

Favorite keepsake/collection?
Items from my trip to the Dominican Republic with my husband

What is your favorite weekend activity?
Cleaning my house and resting

Tim Fausch

Tim Fausch

Communications Director

Most dangerous activity?
Hiking the Grand Canyon in 12 hours

Favorite weekend activity?
Mountain biking

Who is your hero?
Peter – he was impulsive and mistake-prone, yet Jesus loved him

Walt Walkowski

Walt Walkowski

Global Impact Coordinator

Weirdest food eaten?
Balut in the Philippines (hard boiled fertilized duck egg)

Favorite sports team?
Detroit Lions

Favorite keepsake/collection?
Music CDs – I have around 700 of them

Xavier Hidalgo

Xavier Hidalgo

General Services Assistant

Most dangerous activity?
Climbed Mt. Rucupichincha, an active volcano

What gets you out of bed?
Car alarms going off in the street

Who is your hero?
Messi, the soccer player

Zac Carnill

Zac Carnill

Americas Region Logistics & Teams Coordinator

Weirdest food eaten?
Worm/grub

Most dangerous activity?
Rafting down the Nile

Favorite sports team?
Atlanta Braves

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