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MEET THE TEAM

Philippines Staff

Leah Malone

Founder & Chief Visionary

Jeni Lopez

House Mentor

United States Staff

Sarah DuBose

Chief Accountant

Jessica Hall

Finance + Administrative Manager

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Tom Wohlgamuth

Tom came to meet the Lord Jesus over forty-five years ago. He and his wife Tracy have been married for over forty years and have two adult children who love Jesus. Since college, Tom has found success in leading, coaching, and developing teams, and organizations in the pharmaceutical industry, while obtaining a Masters in Biblical Studies. After leaving the professional world, Tom has worked closely with many missionary ministries in Asia, and Africa for the Kingdom, while serving in a pastoral care and mentoring capacity in both his community and local church.

Jeff Kaldahl

Jeff is a father of four (Caleb, Gideon, Ezra, and Sierra) and happily married to his wife, Autumn.  They currently live in Hawaii where Jeff is Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. As a career Soldier, Jeff has served in various leadership positions in Europe, Asia, and the United States.  He has a Masters degree in Strategic Intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College and Bachelor's degree from the United States Military Academy. When not working or spending time with his family, Jeff serves in his local church teaching Sunday School.

Charissa Dvorak

Charissa Dvorak is an attorney in Dallas, Texas specializing in institutional
responses to sexual misconduct. She leads investigations, conducts policy audits, and provides training for universities, churches, and other youth-serving
institutions. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Poiema Foundation while she and her husband are active in local church ministry. Charissa enjoys playing fiddle, piano, and the bass guitar in a band.

Rob Lane

Rob is the senior pastor at Woodlake Baptist Church in Carrollton, Texas. He is
married to his high school sweetheart, Michelle, and they have one son, Joshua, a beautiful daughter-in-law Tory, and a precious granddaughter Karoline Lane. Rob is passionate about prayer, missions, and teaching. Ephesians 5:15-18 reminds him that time is precious and he must make every moment count for God’s kingdom.

Meagan LaFoy

Meagan currently lives in Springfield, Tennessee where she serves as the Children's Minister at Springfield Baptist Church. She served from 2013-2018 as a missionary with Leah in the Philippines. Meagan is passionate about bringing the love of Christ to children of all nations and helping them see their true identity and value in Christ.

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