President of the Board
Kolby is a Regional Sales Manager for ToolWatch Corporation. He and his wife Jenny have three boys: Kaden, Konor, and Kaleb.
In 2008 at a Sunday school class, I heard about the great work of Missions Ministries. I was so intrigued that I took my family on their first trip to Juarez that year. Witnessing those people that have such strong faith in God amid immense poverty was a life-changing moment for me. We’ve returned to Mexico several times since then. Whether it’s swinging a hammer, holding a baby, working in the clinic, or playing with kids in the orphanage, opportunities to be of service are everywhere. Trust me, the need is great.
The greatest parts about being involved with Missions Ministries are both seeing God work through our team to truly make a difference in the families’ lives – you can see the deep appreciation on their faces — and the friendships that have developed over time.”
Sean is a Technical Architect at Statera, in Denver, Colorado. Sean and his wife Jenny have 5 children: Sean Jr, Emily, Nathaniel, Madison and Abbilynn.
Steve does community relations for MorningStar Senior Living in Denver, Colorado. Steve and Marilou are proud parents to Liza and Clark.
My first trip to Juarez was in 1996. I was privileged to lead a team of high school students. I led multiple trips each year because the influence was so great. Our teams were able to provide life-changing resources in such a short time and for such reasonable costs. Our teams were also blessed by the cross-cultural experience and the loving relationships. I thank God for the growth of Missions Ministries, and how many lives are being touched by the team center and medical clinic. God has used teams to build houses, churches, school buildings, libraries, orphanages, drug rehabilitation centers, community centers, the clinic and team center, and I look forward to seeing what God will do next.”
Glaphre is a retired R.N. having worked primarily in Critical Care throughout her career.
My heart for missions began early in my life as I was a missionary kid in South Africa. My first trip to Juarez was in 2009. Having done other medical missions trips I was absolutely overwhelmed by having a real, well equipped clinic to work in. The Missions Ministries team as well as the patients we treat have captured my heart and I always look forward to going back. It is amazing to see how many lives are being touched in so many different ways through the work of Missions Ministries. I am excited to be a part of the team and I know that God will continue to use and bless each person that becomes involved with this ministry.”
Gary Currently teaches ESL Classes (English as Second Language) and is a retired technology professional. He and his wife Terri have three adult children: Becky, Brian, Matt and his wife Kristie, and two grandsons.
I have had a heart for Spanish speaking people for many years and visited Juarez with Missions Ministries first in 2011. My heart was immediately ‘captured’, and I have been coming every year since. I continue to be impressed and also blessed at the ministry Missions Ministries provides to the Mexican people in the Juarez colonias through housing, medical care, libraries and other various programs to serve these people in very practical ways. I have developed close friendships with the incredible Mexican staff at the Team Center and my fellow team members. God is clearly using Missions Ministries in a special way to touch lives and demonstrate his love to these beautiful people.”
Rhonda is a founding partner of Williams & Rhodes LLP, a Denver law firm which emphasizes the representation of federal employees in claims again the government.
In 2005, Deb Wall, my neighbor and then Missions Ministries employee, told me I had said for long enough that I was going on a mission trip. Off I went to Juarez with Deb and her daughter, Chris Henshaw and his family, seventy 7th graders, their sponsors, and others to build four houses. I came back a changed person and have since then annually led a team back to Juarez for a few short days where we try our best to frame, insulate, hang windows, spackle, and lay some tar paper. Although we leave the keys to a house with precious families, we also leave our hearts. Proverbs 14:21 rings true with every trip: ‘blessed are those who are kind to the needy.’”
Jeff is Zone Vice President of Sales for Fujifilm Medical Systems, a healthcare technology company. He has worked in this industry for much of his career but also worked for an international ministry developing and growing state-level public policy organizations and their boards in over 30 states.
Jeff and his wife Karen have three great grown children and a beautiful daughter-in-law and live in Douglas County, CO.
In 2012 I went on a Missions Ministries trip with two guys in my small group after hearing them rave about the experience they had had on their trips. My first trip was powerful and moving. It was so meaningful to get to know the staff in Juarez and the families and pastors in the colonias. Seeing the joy and smiles of the people in the colonias taught me much. And I was completely blown away by the efficiency and impact Missions Ministries has – building homes, feeding people, employing staff, and so much more. I have now gone on 4 annual trips being a small part of building 7 houses and hope to go for many more!”