Naomi Parke- Treasurer
God gave me a heart for missions since my childhood. I was a missionary with a BCM International for 17 years in state side ministry. I count it a privilege to be involved in a ministry that is serving the people of Haiti.
Crystal Funk has been a personal friend of mine for many years. As a retired person (at age 62) I want to use my time to further God's kingdom and serving with Hearts United with Haiti is a great way for me to do that.
I have known Crystal Funk for many years. We first met in the mid 90’s when attending the same church. I have been her “mentor” when she was youth leader for her current church since I was involved in youth ministries for many years with my husband. She would come to me for advice with struggles, ideas and just general ministry issues/topics. I was blessed to be used by God to help Crystal and Ron serve the youth of their church.
It is great to see Crystal's willingness to follow God wherever He is leading and Haiti is on that list of places. I am excited to be part of Hearts United with Haiti by serving on the board and helping advise her in this venture as well as those we are led to in the future.
Pastor Dave Groh
I became a Christian in 1976 and realized God's heart was to reach people with the message of the Gospel. Impacted by the message of God's love, I have been sensitive to the work of missions ever since.
I attended and served in a local church for 25 years, attended Lancaster Bible College, then Trinity Seminary to further become equipped to continue to teach the Bible and continue the work of missions. I currently pastor Living Rock Bible Church and have a desire to further God's mission wherever I can.
It is exciting to be part of a work at the ground level, to serve the people of Haiti and to help build a ministry that may continue for His Glory for many years to come.
Gerald was born in Port au Prince, Haiti and moved to the USA in He is married with a beautiful daughter, serves as an elder in his church and works at a local university where he is an IT and marketing specialist. He has taught numerous computer classes to his community, his church and private individuals.
Mission work is not new to Gerald. He has traveled to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina to help with rebuilding, he has done local missions in his community and volunteers as a soccer coach for both boys and girls ages 6-12. He also designs websites for people and writes a daily devotional on Facebook. "Like" his page on Facebook to receive a bit of inspiration each day.
He is fluent in Creole and French and will be invaluable to the board when it comes to questions about Haitian culture, trip planning, etc... Gerald's favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength".
Jordan McRae & Georgia Martin (***bios and photographs coming soon)