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Jeff Wesley is married to Julie Wesley and the father of two daughters. He currently is an Airline Captain with Southwest Airlines in the United States. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Arts Degree in Business from Webster University. Jeff entered active duty with the United States Air Force in 1984. He initially flew the T-38 Talon while serving as a flight instructor for undergraduate pilot training. Later in his career he flew the A-10 fighter aircraft. After 15 years on active duty he transitioned to the Air Force Reserves working as an admissions officer for his alma mater the U.S. Air Force Academy. He retired from the Air Force as a Lt. Colonel in August 2006. Jeff was raised in a Christian home and today is a committed Christian living out his faith with the hope and vision to make our world different by serving and ministering to people in West Africa.
David was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa and moved to the states when he was 7 years old while his father completed a PHD in Theology and Intercultural Leadership studies in Pasadena, California. He returned to Ghana at 13 years of age and proceeded to attend two years of middle school and three years of high school in Kumasi. He then returned to the states in the fall of 2004 to attend college.
David graduated from the University of Arizona in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Computer Science. While in college, he was part of the African Students’ Association where he met and worked with many other students within the African diaspora to raise awareness and funds for charitable causes in the states and in Africa. He currently lives in Tucson, Arizona with his beautiful wife Kemoy Addai and three young children.
Since his mid teens, David has had a heart for helping Africa in some capacity. His father was a very influential figure in Ghana and in most African countries. He believed that cultivating good servant-leaders was the key to a prosperous Africa. Being around his father for many years showed him that the way to bring about true lasting change, is by helping African leaders bring about change in their own communities as opposed to only providing them with aid and hand outs. He also believes Christ-like principles must override some of the cultural values and behaviors in order to help Africa move forward as a continent.
President and principal owner of Copygraphix, LLC. Copygraphix, is the largest locally owned provider of office equipment in Southern Arizona. June was born in Pittsburgh, PA and raised in Youngstown, OH. She initially chose a communications business career path and worked at a radio station, a CBS radio/TV affiliate, during and after high school.
She later expanded her career in marketing administration with American Aviation which later became Grumman American and Gulfstream American. During her ten year span in general aviation, June enjoyed working with manufacturing, managing a flight training program and coordinating with dealers to market light aircraft. June relocated to Tucson, Arizona in 1983 and became Manager of Communications with Hughes Aircraft Corporation. In June, 1985 she purchased Copygraphix, Inc. a dealer for Konica Minolta copiers. Copygraphix has enjoyed over 25 years as a highly successful business in Tucson Arizona. June is involved in many volunteer projects. She is the past chair for Tucson Women and Children, past president of a local service sorority and volunteer for many local projects. June is the treasurer and a director of the Heartbeat for Africa Foundation Board of Directors and is a member of the Tucson Airport Authority. She is a strong Christian who lives out her faith each day both in the community and as a business owner. She developed the mission and vision of her company which is to honor and glorify God by living out core values which will foster a culture to best serve her clients, employees and their families. She also is committed and is working on a team helping to transform a local Tucson neighborhood and is involved in starting several partnerships with local business owners to partner with business owners in Africa.
Originally from New York City, Mark became a follower of Jesus while serving as a Military Police Dog Handler in the Army. Upon completion of his tour of duty, he then pursued a career in Music, receiving a Master’s in Music Education from Long Island University. However, most of Mark’s career was in information technology, in which he also holds a Master’s in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona. Mark now lives in Tucson with his wife Lynn, an OB/GYN-MFM physician, and their two daughters, Sarah and Elizabeth. After several short-term mission trips to Mexico, India, Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana, Mark left his career in information technology in response to God’s call to full-time ministry. Mark received his M.Div from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in 2013, and then served with his family at the Baptist Medical Centre in Northern Ghana for two years. Upon returning to Tucson in 2015, Mark was called by their home church, Mountain View Baptist, as their Executive Pastor, and is now on staff as their Associate Pastor for Discipleship and Outreach. Mark desires that others become true followers of Jesus Christ, grasping the reality of an active and loving God, whose Word is relevant, and can speak to every area of our life. He and his family are still active with international missions, have made return trips to Ghana, and have recently served in Malawi, and Tenwek Mission Hospital in Kenya.
Greg Lynch is the President and co-owner of ECVS, Inc., an engineering and quality sciences consulting business supporting pharmaceutical and biotech clients world-wide. Greg lives with his wife, Beth, in Tucson, Arizona and has two grown sons, David and Jonathan. He received a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Colorado State University in 1984.
Greg began his career at General Mills, Inc. in the food Research and Development Center (Minneapolis, MN), and gained additional experience working in various engineering and leadership positions at H.J. Heinz, Nestlé Food Company, and Schein Pharmaceuticals. He currently serves on the board of managers for Morning Star Energy, LLC, an alternative energy company based in Indiana.Together over the past twenty years, Greg and Beth have actively supported missions work through TEAM, The Navigators, Campus Crusade, Christian Foresters Fellowship, and New Tribes Missions (NTM) including their personal involvement in local and international relief efforts and home building in Mexico. Greg is an avid photographer and outdoorsman.Greg was raised in a Christian home and began his journey with Jesus at age 8. His heart’s desire is to live out his faith in Christ Jesus with integrity and determination as a servant who has been given the awesome opportunity and responsibility to use the gifts and talents granted to him by God.
Troy is married to Jammie, a RN and soon to be Nurse Practicioner, and has five wonderful children. He was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. He enjoys being with his family, playing sports, traveling and serving with his church. He completed his BA in Spanish from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, then returned to the University of Arizona for his medical degree.
He then moved to Merced, CA to complete a residency in Family Practice through UC Davis. Since 2001, he has worked with Carondelet Medical Group, first in Nogales, AZ, then later in Tucson. He has served in short-term mission trips in 8 different countries, the most recent being Ghana. In 2009, he became a board member of Heartbeat for Africa in order to better serve the needs of families in Africa and is excited to see where the Lord will lead he and his family for future service in the US and abroad.
Dr. Ron Pust, MD, is a family physician who is also board certified in public health. His 40-year career as a physician has combined teaching global health to medical students with field research and clinical practice among underserved populations. After 4 years with the U. S. Center for Disease Control’s Tuberculosis and Smallpox Programs [Navajo Area Indian Health Service for 2 years, followed by 2 years in Nigeria after its civil war-] he, with his family, then spent 6 years as a Lutheran medical missionary, doing general practice and public health in the highlands of Papua New Guinea.Returning to the U.S. in 1979, Ron joined the faculty of the University of Arizona’s Department of Family & Community Medicine, where he has developed training courses for health care professionals who plan to work in less developed countries. He was Director of FCM Predoctoral Education Division from 1981-2009. Dr. Pust now co-directs the College of Medicine’s program in Border, Indigenous and Global (BIG) Medicine; this now includes a Global Health Distinction track for medical students. On a 2004-5 sabbatical, he was founding head of Family Medicine at Moi University in Kenya. In early 2009, he was a Yale Scholar in Global Health at Orotta Medical School in Eritrea. In recent years, he has also worked in short-term and mission assignments in Honduras, Mexico, Belize, and HaitiDr. Pust is a board member of the Heartbeat for Africa Foundation, providing critical medical expertise in our mission to promote community transformation and improved health in Africa. Having worked for the church, various governments and universities, his passion is to help integrate these agencies’ mission in global health.
Doug Rogers is a small business entrepreneur focused in Business-to-Business software development. Doug lives with his wife of over 30 years, Margaret, in Las Vegas, Nevada and has three grown sons: Chris, Brian & Mark. Doug received his BS in Biochemistry from Ohio State University in 1982 before beginning his career in computers. Doug enjoys the outdoors and Margaret is an avid photographer.
Doug began his career with the State of Ohio before taking a position with Wal-Mart Stores at their Home Office in Bentonville, AR. It was here Doug learned Business Management, Customer Service and was exposed to many different countries and cultures as he traveled with Wal-Mart Internationally. After Wal-Mart Doug had the opportunity to be the COO at a software start-up called Solarwinds.com.
Over the past 30 years Doug and Margaret have been active in their church and traveled on mission trips. Doug and Margaret attend the Crossing Church in Las Vegas. Having traveled to over 30 countries, Doug and Margaret have developed a passion for working with developing countries. Doug’s desire is to help provide clean water to those in need and to use the business knowledge God allowed him to acquire to assist them in caring for their families while showing Christ’s love and looking for every opportunity to share Christ’s plan of salvation.
Robin Blumenthal serves part time as the Local Outreach Pastor at Pantano Christian Church in Tucson, AZ. In addition to that role, she also is a parenting coach, trains and speaks in the faith community, schools, with parents, and to other organizations in the areas surrounding trauma and in Love and Logic® parenting. Robin is also a senior chaplain with the International Fellowship of Chaplains. Robin and her husband, Roger, have been married 30 years and have 6 daughters who call them mom and dad, including 4 biological, 1 adopted and 1 unofficially adopted, ranging in age from 17-35. Her life is full with family, grandkids, church, and ministry. She is a certified trainer with the ACEs Consortium and a Trained Independent Facilitator of the Love and Logic® Curriculum (having taught well over 3,500 parents and educators these amazing tools.) She has a B.S. in Child Development and an M.A. in Human Resource Leadership. During the Pandemic, Robin published her first book – Where in the Zoo Are You? – a children’s book with resources to help children talk about their emotions concerning traumatic events like COVID-19.
Lisa Flowers has worked at Pantano Christian Church for the past 11 years. She is currently the Campus Event Coordinator. Prior to Covid, Lisa planned Pantano’s large events like the Family Fun Fest and December Nights. Since Covid, her role has shifted to events involving local outreach with schools, the Department of Child Safety and other areas of need in Tucson.
Lisa has been married to her husband, Rod, for 38 years. They have two boys and now a daughter in law that calls them mom and dad. Rod and Lisa both love to travel and experience different cultures. Lisa has had the opportunity to travel to Ecuador and Ghana with Pantano’s student mission trips. It was on her trip to Ghana that she fell in love with the Ghanaian people and their culture.
Brian Goodall is the Founder and Executive Director of the faith-based nonprofit City Psalms whose mission is to collectively impact lives through music and art for the good of the city and the glory of God. He also serves as a worship leader for Vineyard Christian Community, a Site Council member for Desert Sky Middle School, and is a professional songwriter. Brian has decades of experience in ministry work and community development. He has a B.S. in Christian Ministries from Arizona Christian University and graduate work in Music Theory and Composition from the University of Louisville. Brian has traveled to West Africa on short-term mission trips and professional ventures four times. He and his wife, Kate, have been married for over 20 years and have two teenage children. They call Tucson home.
Moreen Jordan is a licensed Mental Health Professional, Christian Counselor, Speaker, Author, Trainer, and Consultant specializing in working with individuals, couples, families, and corporations who have experienced trauma and/or have witnessed traumatic events. She has also worked with first responders and military personnel, both nationally and internationally. She is the President/CEO of her own company for over 20 years and of a non-profit “Compassion, Grace and Mercy.” Moreen empowers individuals to overcome personal obstacles, so that they can once again live purposeful and joy-filled lives while honoring their past and living in the present and for the future. Having overcome her own life-altering trauma, she has the passion to reach out to others and support them in addressing their traumatic experiences. Moreen’s own life is living proof of one’s ability to overcome life’s obstacles, and she is determined to help others to reclaim their Purpose, Power, and Confidence. She has her Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is a Certified Trauma Professional and Critical Incident Stress Debriefer/Manager (CISD/CISM) and has over 20+ years of Counseling, Consulting Training, and Behavioral health experience in a variety of settings. It is by God’s grace that she is an overcomer.