Advisory Board

 

Randy and Sharon Weaver

Randy and Sharon Weaver were married in 1972. They have served in various capacities in ministries during these years. They attend Colorado Ridge Church in Westminster, Colorado where Randy recently stepped down after serving 7 years as an elder.

Randy has been the president of Trinity Construction Management for the past 25 years and specializes in commercial construction in the Denver metro area. They are currently involved in leadership of their small group. In the past Sharon has been a teacher in children’s ministries and in women’s ministries, leading Bible studies and speaking at women’s conferences. She has been an elementary teacher for 18 years in the Jefferson County School district. They have 2 married children and 5 grandchildren.

 



Ken & Barbara Ruffing 

Ken Ruffing serves as an usher at Church in the City in Rowlett, Texas.  He is employed as a letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service in Dallas.  Ken's heart is to minister one on one with individuals that he meets on a daily basis through his position at the Post Office.  Ken is married to Barbara, a teacher at Rockwall Christian Academy, a ministry of Church in the City.  They have two grown sons, Shawn and Jason. Both Ken and Barbara have served overseas previously.

Ken and Barbara have been personal friends of the Hatley family for more than twenty-five years.  Ken has visited CMIA twice.  The most recent trip was in November of 2006, when he and Barbara were able to travel to Kenya to spend 2 weeks with them, visiting several of CMIA's churches, schools, and orphanages, and participating in a pastors and wives conference.  During this time they were greatly impacted by the opportunity to see the tremendous ministry that David and Jennifer have faithfully built over the years.

 


 


Jason & Anna Holland

Jason and Anna Holland are both graduates of Christ for the Nations Institute. Jason holds advanced degrees from Jacksonville Theological Seminary and a Masters Degree of Business Management from Regent University.

Jason and his wife Anna both serve Joshua Nations, where Jason is Director of Operations and Anna serves in and administrative capacity. Together they have traveled and ministered in over 25 nations for the past 17 years. Jason and Anna have three sons, Marcus, Judah, and Amos. The Holland family has led multiple teams to Kenya and many other nations. 

 


 

David & Dorothea Shields

Rev. David Shields and wife, Dorothea, live with their children in the small community of Rockwall, Texas.  Together they founded ReIgnite International Ministries, an organization that exists to reignite vision, refuel passion and refresh the spirit of those who love and serve the Lord.  They attend LakeShore Church where David has served as Missions Director since 2005, and a member of the board since 2003.  David also serves as an 'ambassador" for Texas-based Global Advance, conducting and participating in many Global Advance Frontline Shepherds Conferences.  In addition to these, he is VP of Sales and Marketing for Paty Preferred Meat Company, and founder and president of Steak Expressions Meat Company Inc.

Dorothea has served in several areas and outreaches of the church, but the call to minister the special love of God to women around the world is the motivating passion of her heart.  Dorothea finds deep satisfaction and fulfillment of purpose when women receive and walk in their own revelation of God's plans and purposes for their lives.  Her greatest prayer is that each woman of God would live life "on Earth as it is in Heaven!"

 


 

Bob & Kim Wiese

Bob and Kim Wiese are long time friends and supporters of CMIA and David and Jennifer Hatley. Bob and David first met in 2001 while international speakers at pastors' conferences in Arusha and Dodoma, Tanzania.

Bob is a dentist in successful private practice, and Kim is a popular Christian author, teacher and lecturer. They have four grown children.  The Wiese's live in Rockwall, Texas and are active members of Lake Highlands Church in Dallas.  Both are regular conference speakers for Global Advance Frontline Shepherds Conferences.

 

 


Robyn Oldenburg

Robyn Oldenburg lives in Washington State with adopted daughter, Nasia. After serving fourteen years in her family's gospel music ministry, she felt God calling her to work with the children of Kenya. Since 2001 she has followed that call. A great friend of and advocate for CMIA, Robyn worked as a personal banker for eighteen years, and is now a branch manager for a major banking institution. She is also a professional photographer, operating a business that covers weddings and special events. In addition, she serves on the missions council at Canyon Hills Community Church in Bothell, Washington.

 


Pastors Greg and Jean Ishmael

Busy and very dedicated in the numerous ways they serve this ministry and others, Greg and Jean are longtime CMIA friends and partners. Both serve as USA Coordinators, advising and helping ministry teams prepare for their time with CMIA in Kenya, and have themselves led many short term ministry teams over the years. Jean also serves on the CMIA executive board, as the USA office manager/bursar, and as the Grace Children’s Centre Child-Sponsorship Program Coordinator. Greg finds time to give to CMIA in spite of his many responsibilities as Senior Pastor to the congregation at Christ The King Church in Snohomish, Washington. Jean also works as the transport manager for the Washington-based ministry, Prisoners For Christ (founder/director, Pastor Greg von Tobel).