Truitt Adair | Lubbock, TX

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Truitt is a former missionary to Nigeria. He serves as the President of Sunset International Bible Institute.

Estellene Allen | Garland, TX

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Estellene holds a BA in psychology. Together, she and her husband Vic helped conduct many Marriage Enrichment Seminars. They serve on MRN’s Task Force for Missionary Care.

Dr. Mark Brewer | Edmond, OK

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Mark is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Seagate Technology. He lived in Singapore for several years and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Oklahoma Christian University.

Justin Chamblee | Alpharetta, GA

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Justin is the Senior Vice President of Financial Services and Director of Operations at Coker Group, a healthcare consulting firm. He and his family are actively involved in a variety of ministries at their church. He and his wife Allison have three children.

Winston Chong, CPA, CFP | Singapore

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Winston is the adviser and part owner in a niche financial planning company that renders advice on biblical principles. He serves as an elder in one of our partner churches in Pasir Panjang and is also a liaison elder to the Sunset International Bible Institute in Singapore. He and his wife actively mentor young adults and enjoy spending time with their three children.  

Dr. Seth Cowan | Tyler, TX

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Seth is the retired President of Family HealthCare Associates. He is a former elder and Missions Committee chairman at a church in Garland, TX. He now lives in Tyler, TX. 

Dr. Brad Crisp | Abilene, TX

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Brad is the Vice Chairman of the Board for MRN. He is the Dean of the College of Business Administration at Abilene Christian University. His education includes a BBA in accounting from ACU and an MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He previously worked in public accounting and as a professor at Indiana University. Brad and his wife Jennifer have two sons.

Ron J. Holland | Fort Worth, TX

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Ron is the Secretary of the Board for MRN and is the Minister of Church Planting at his church. He and his wife Marilyn served as missionaries in Manila in the Republic of the Philippines.

Van Kimbro | Las Colinas, TX

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Van is the Chairman of the Board for MRN and a retired PricewaterhouseCoopers partner. He is a graduate of Abilene Christian University and former elder at a church in Coppell, TX. He previously served as a Board of Trustee for Fosters Children’s Home in Stephenville, TX and Christian Works for Children in Dallas. 

Earl Lavender, Ph.D. | Nashville, TN

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Earl is Professor and Director of Missions for Lipscomb University. He teaches classes in missions, spiritual formation, faith and culture, and church history. He completed his BS and MA at Lipscomb and his Ph.D. at St. Louis University. He has ministered in Illinois, Tennessee, and Italy. He and his wife, Rebecca, have three children and three grandchildren.

Pat Lawson | Dallas, TX

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Pat serves on the boards of Christian Care Centers and New Friends New Life, and the National Alumni council of Oklahoma Christian University. She travels regularly to Rwanda to advance the cause of Christ.

Carol Manley | Sugar Land, TX

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Carol is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She works at the Houston Center for Christian Counseling. Carol is an active member of her church and her husband Steve serves as an elder. She is Bible class teacher and former missions committee member. Together, Carol and Steve teach Bible classes on marriage and parenting.

Dr. Barry Packer | Dallas, TX

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Barry is Executive Trustee for the Bell Trust and Trustee for The Christian Chronicle and Abilene Christian University. He serves as an elder at his church.

Tebogo Ramatsui | Pretoria, South Africa

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Tebogo has dealt in alternative investments with NAIC Investments since 1994. He serves as an elder at his church in Pretoria.

Joel Reed, J.D. | Atlanta, GA

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Joel is an attorney, general counsel, and consultant to real estate investment companies. He was born on the mission field to American missionaries in Italy and has a passion for missions. He is involved with Harding University's Center for World Missions. He has served as a missions committee chairman. He currently serves as an elder at his church.

Dr. Daniel Rodriguez | Malibu, CA

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Daniel is the Associate Professor of Religion and Hispanic Studies at Pepperdine’s Seaver College. He and his wife Jeanette spent nine years as missionaries in Puebla, Mexico.

Dr. Michelle Tucker | Dallas, TX

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Michelle is a Pediatrician practicing at Castle Hills Pediatrics in Carrollton, TX. She and her husband Randy are active in medical missions and serve as mentors to young families. Michelle also serves on the Board of Trustees of ChristianWorks for Children.

Dr. Vittorio Vitalone | Rome, Italy

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Vittorio is a medical doctor and specialist in anesthesiology, intensive care, and pain therapy. He lives and works in Rome, Italy. Since 1975, he has been a member of his church in Rome where he serves as a preacher and elder. Author of five Christian books, he has preached in more than 30 countries in Europe, the United States, Asia, and Africa. Vittorio and his wife, Tonia, have two children, Riccardo and Virginia.

Eric West | Midland, TX

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Eric is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas and currently serves as the Director of Site Development & Planning for Parkill, Smith & Cooper, Inc. He serves on the missions committee at his church. Eric is married to April and they have three children, Carter, Andrew, and Mallory.