Please meet the people that make financial decisions for Reach Out Honduras, Inc. We are blessed and proud to have this group of diversely talented people. Above all, these persons add integrity and accountability to this mission.
Introducing….in no particular order 🙂
I’m a husband, father of four, seminary student, and work as a software developer for a small public safety company. I have been married for 16 years to my lovely wife Collette and we have four children, Ashlee, Alex, Katie, and David.
I have previously served as both the worship leader and discipleship pastor at Pin Oaks Christian Fellowship in Anna, TX, where we also lead a small group during the fall and spring. My regular job is with a company which provides police and fire records, in addition to emergency dispatch software. I have a BS in Business Information Technology from Rogers State University, a MS in Information Systems from Tarleton State University, and will complete a Master of Divinity in Apologetics from Luther Rice Seminary in May 2014. Any extra time I have is spent reading, studying weather, and most things Disney.
Collette Ginn is also on the Board of Reach Out Honduras.
Wendy grew up in the church and felt a heart for missions at an early age. Her early influences included Marilyn Laszlo and Shirley Kilosky, Wycliffe missionaries to Papua New Guinea who attended Wendy’s church. Wendy has lived and taught in Honduras, Kenya, and most recently, Dallas! Traveling is a big part of what she enjoys doing in her free time. Zanzibar, Curacao, Aruba, and Madagascar are a few of the faraway places she has gone. Wendy also has a burden for children/young adults which is helpful since she is a teacher.
I am a wife (of 7 years) and a mommy to 3 crazy, awesome boys!!! Mason (5), Canon (3), and Braydon (1), and they keep us very busy! I am an elementary school teacher and am blessed with a job that I absolutely love! I am a member of Pin Oaks Christian Fellowship where we have been touched by so many special relationships. I went to Puerto Lempira, Honduras for the first time in March 2010 and fell in love with it. Since that time, I’ve visited again in November 2010 and March of 2011. I anticipate being a part of the Thanksgiving Team 2011. There will always be a huge place in my heart for the people (children) in La Moskita.
I am 30 years old and I live in Anna Texas. I am married to Amy Pratt and I have three wonderful boys, Mason 5, Canon 3, and Braydon 1. We have been married for 7 years wonderful years. I am a Physical Education Teacher for Plano ISD and I also coach two girls soccer teams as well as Mason’s team. I have a passion for working with kids and plan to continue this for many years to come. I went to Puerto Lempira in La Mosquitia in March of 2010 and then again in March of 2011. I have a special relationship with one young man, Benky, and hope to visit again in the near future.
Charlie walks in faith. He uses his hands and knowledge of construction to bless people with his abilities to create and build. He frequently uses his skills on mission events both locally and distant. Charlie also serves on the Board of Directors for Pin Oaks Christian Fellowship Church in Anna. He and Liz have been married for 18 years and enjoy spending time and having adventures together.
Liz loves animals and feels like God has given her the unique ability to communicate with them. Liz and Charlie have dedicated their lives to look after animals that need a little help by setting up a place in the country for rescues and run a bed and breakfast for animals to bring their owners. She wears many hats in her life, ie. Pharmacist, bee keeper, author, gardener, horse trainer, horse Ferrier, vet, and church bookkeeper. She loves to finds ways to give back by taking mission trips when ever possible.
Salvation – Mike was saved by Grace in 1977 but recommitted his life to Jesus Christ in 1998. Testimony – Mike was born in Jackson, Mississippi but spent most of his childhood in Texas. In 1981 he moved with his parents to Plano, Texas where he had the opportunity to meet most of the people who shaped the life he leads today. Mike graduated from Plano Senior High School in 1986.
During his college years, Mike fell away from his walk with Christ and followed a path focused on material acquisition. After marriage, the birth of 2 children and many years of empty success and failure he realized that happiness was only possible by aligning his life with God’s plan for his life. Mike continues to work at living a life that mirrors the example set by Jesus Christ.
Education – Graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1991 with a BS in Business Management Employment – Client Executive for IBM Family – Mike married Cheryl Bernard in 1992. He has two beautiful daughters, Hailey 17 and Claire 13
Greg enjoys all things outdoors and adventure. His greatest adventure has been his daily walk with Christ. He has been married for 15 years, and is father of 3. (Maddie age 13, Victor age 8 and Jonathan age 7) He has been an electrician for over 15 years; and is an electrical service manager for a large company in Dallas. During a trip to Puerto Lempira with his daughter, Maddie, and a mission team from church in November 2011, Greg fell in love with the country and the people of Honduras. His goal is to be able to teach the young men in the community electrical skills which will provide them with a future trade.
NOT PICTURED: Joni Holz, Terry Billups & Steve Ezell
Alex is a Christian father of 5. He is a proud University of Texas alumna who once played both college and professional football. Alex’s work career has focused on marketing and consulting in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. In November of 2009, Alex and his wife, Laura, visited La Mosquitia, Honduras and were forever changed. In 2010, Alex and Laura founded Reach Out Honduras and moved to Puerto Lempira. Alex lives in Puerto Lempira, Honduras, with his family.
Laura is a follower of Christ, wife to Alex, and Mommy to 5. Before getting into the Mommy business, she was an attorney. Laura likes to read, write, take pictures, gab with friends via skype and drink lots of caffeine. Laura lives in Honduras with her family and sees God’s hand working every single day. Gracias a Dios.