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Executive Committee

Rex HoffmanExecutive Director
Rex Hoffman -
rhoffman@ministryofhope.org
Rex is a Vice President at Wells Fargo in Asheville, N.C. and has worked for the bank for more than 25 years. He has served on the boards of numerous community and faith-based organizations. He has been to Malawi numerous times along with his wife, Tricia, and their four children, participating in leadership retreats with MoH staff, conducting vacation Bible schools, working in the mobile medical clinic and visiting the MoH community centers.



Carmel CourtrightMission Volunteers
Carmel Courtright -
ccourtright@ministryofhope.org
Carmel and her family are active members of Valley Presbyterian Church (PCUSA). Carmel is currently the elder on the Mission Committee of VPC. She and her family participate in many local greater Phoenix Missions as well as working with Presbyterian Border Ministries. Carmel and her daughter Katy have traveled to Malawi on mission trips numerous times since 2007, and their lives have not been the same.

Bill GraysonBill Grayson - bgrayson@ministryofhope.org
Bill and his wife Cecilia live in Garland, Texas, and are members of St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Dallas. Bill served for many years as Treasurer for the church, and has also served as chairman of the Stewardship, Missions
and Pastor Nominating Committees. Now retired, Bill was formerly a CPA in the manufacturing and construction industries, and for twenty-eight years, the owner of a staff leasing company based in Garland.





Van KornegayCommunications
Van Kornegay -
vkornegay@ministryofhope.org
Van is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. He attends Church of the Apostles. He has worked in mission projects in Malawi, Africa with Ministry of Hope and Albania and Kosovo with Samaritan's Purse.






Janet WellsDevelopment Director
Janet Wells
- jwells@ministryofhope.org
A member of San Marino Community Church (PCUSA), and formerly a financial executive with the Los Angeles Times. Ms. Wells holds an MBA in finance from the Wharton School and a B.A in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She transitioned into the field of arts education ten years ago in recognition of her lifelong love of music and has served as the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Children's Chorus.



Members at Large


Karen BennettKaren Bennett - kbennett@ministryofhope.org
Karen is a dedicated educator with over 30 years of experience teaching students and developing innovative global programs. She and her husband Paul are members of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Severna Park, Maryland, where Karen is on the Refugee Resettlement Committee and has been called to serve on several missions, particularly those focused on educational development. She traveled with her son to Malawi in 2015.




Jim SkidmoreFinance
James M. Skidmore, Jr. CPA, P. A -
jskidmore@ministryofhope.org
Jim is a CPA with James M. Skidmore, Jr CPA, P.A. in Black Mountain, N.C. He serves others by consulting with ministers, churches and other non-profit organizations. He is also the treasurer and an elder in Montreat Presbyterian Church and the MPC Foundation, Inc. He and his wife Jean visited Malawi in the spring of 2005 and set up an accounting system for the MoH Crisis Nursery and the Community Based Orphan Care (CBOC) programs



Pat JohnsonPatricia Johnson
- pjohnson@ministryofhope.org
Pat has worked for more than 40 years in clinical settings related to children's health and has a doctorate from the University of Minnesota. She currently works in quality improvement at Children's National Medical Center in Washington D.C. She is a member of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, Severna Park, Maryland, is an Elder and Stephen Minister, and has served as Chair of Missions Ministry. Pat has been to Malawi three times with groups from Medical Benevolence Foundation and Woods Memorial and says her life has been vastly changed by these experiences. She is married and has two adult sons.

Donna KaminskiDonna M. Kaminski - dkaminski@ministryofhope.org
Danna, DO, MPH is a family physician who calls New Jersey home. She spends her days teaching resident physicians and seeing her own patients as faculty at the RWJUH- Somerset Family Practice Residency Program. She first came to Malawi in 2010 as a medical student, returned in 2013 as a resident, and 2014 as an attending physician. She is very committed to the mobile medical clinics and mission of the Ministry of Hope.



Helen ZimbaHelen Zimba -hzimba@ministryofhope.org
Helen Zimba was born and raised in Malawi, Africa and relocated to Dallas in 1988. She is a Certified Non-Profit Leader and has been working in the HIV/AIDs field providing case management and advocating for families, including those with special needs and dealing with child protective services. Helen is the mother of five children and a long-time member of Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas where she participates in mission trips to Malawi with the Malawi Mission team. Helen is also part of the Malawi Mission Network Leadership team.



scott rodehaverScott Rodehaver - srodehaver@ministryofhope.org
Scott has been involved with the Church of Central Africa Presybterian (CCAP) in Malawi since 1997, and he is a founding board member of Ministry of Hope, USA. Scott is an elder at First Presbyterian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma and serves on his Presbytery's Malawi Partnership Committee. He has also served in numerous short-term mission trips over the past 17 years in Africa. Scott currently is a civil engineer for Wallace Engineering in Tulsa.





Ken RootKen Root

Ken is a neurologist who recently retired from private practice in Mesa, Arizona. He is now a neurology specialty case review consultant for Aetna insurance and an adjunct professor of neuroscience at University Medical School in Mesa AZ. He and his wife Lynda will soon make their home in Nashville, Tn. He has been involved with short-term mission outreach projects since the early 1990's in places such as Malawi, Haiti, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico and Puerto Rico.