Dr. Joe Walenciak
Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Dr. Walenciak is currently involved in university administration and a professor at John Brown University in Siloam Springs Arkansas. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from John Brown University and an MBA/PhD from the University of Arkansas. His affiliations include Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, Christian Business Faculty Association, and he serves Community Christian Fellowship of Siloam Springs.
Dr. Walenciak is one of the founding directors of the organization and has said:
My personal experiences with street children and families in need has motivated my high level of involvement.
Mr. Paul Archer
Webb City, Missouri
Paul and Alicia Archer have two children. Paul is a CPA and has worked for Leggett & Platt Corporation since 1993. He is a Staff Vice President of Business Intelligence and Analytics. He plays a direct role in helping develop financial strategies and analysis of operational financial data. Paul has served in various committee positions with his employer with oversight and implementation of projects.
My walk with Christ is much stronger than it was when I was younger. Through observing the people of Guatemala, I now appreciate what it means to be a faithful servant of God.
Mr. Rick Grove
Webb City, Missouri
Mr. Grove is the retired Director for Life of Hope Ministries (LOHM). He founded Life of Hope Ministries in 2004. During his 12 years of service, he developed partnerships in Guatemala City, relationships with churches, organizations, and individuals in obedience to God’s direction to further the ministry and the work for the kingdom.
Mr. Grove’s passion is undeniable and he states
As long as God grants me physical and mental capacity, I will be an enthusiastic volunteer for the ministry. I believe He will continue to guide and shape the work in Guatemala.
Mr. Paul Erb
Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Mr. Erb is a retired instructor from the Northwest Technical Institute located in Springdale, Arkansas. During his long career at the Institute, Mr. Erb served as Chairman and Instructor of the Diesel Truck Technology Department. He also served the Institute’s foundation as a financial development officer. He is an A.S.E. Master Truck Technician and a member of the Truck Maintenance Council for the State of Arkansas, member of the Arkansas Trucking Association, and serves on the board of First Christian Church of Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Mr. Erb is a founding director of the organization.
I serve in an effort to see sustainable efforts directed toward those in need.
Mr. Paul Osborne
Mr. Osborne has spent his entire life working in the agri-business industry. For 24 years of his career, he was Marketing Manager for MoArk, LLC, a multi-strategy egg production and by-product company. Since the sale of this family business, he has served as a management consultant with other family businesses. Mr. Osborne holds a B.S. in Management Science and Marketing from the University of Tulsa. Mr. Osborne serves because:
I want to give of my time and talents to help those in need. I specifically want to help underprivileged children and give them a life of hope.
Lonnie and Cindy McFadden
Lonnie and Cindy McFadden, husband and wife of 40 years, have spent 20 plus of those years, self-employed in the Title & Abstract and Real Estate Closing industry. They are involved in serving on boards and organizations for the betterment within their local community. They have two children, two grandchildren and one great grandchild
Lonnie made his first trip with Life of Hope Ministries to Guatemala in April of 2013 and Cindy went on her first trip in May of that same year. Since that time, they have actively traveled to Guatemala with the ministry at least once each year if not more. Their heart’s passion is to pray… pray for the needs of the Guatemalans and to show the love of Jesus in a mighty way!.
God placed us in Guatemala because our life’s path crossed with Life of Hope Founder Rick Grove. On my first trip, I met each of the partners involved and it was almost more than I could absorb. However, now I can see their ministries in such a way that it has become an incredible blessing in my life. – Lonnie McFadden.
We were exposed to missions for years through our church but traveling to Guatemala has given us a chance to be relational – the hands and feet of Jesus. Life of Hope Ministries and Guatemala is more than just a donation… it’s friends and family! – Cindy McFadden.