Ordinary people compelled to make an extraordinary difference.
Curtis Stout | Founder & Executive Director Holland, Michigan Curtis is passionate about helping people, especially the left behind, discover their role in God's story. This passion developed out of a 9-month serving trip to Haiti in 2010.
Britanny Reef-Stout | Administrative Director Holland, Michigan Britanny is passionate about education and inspiring the next generation. She finds great joy in helping others to use their gifts and skills to serve our students in Haiti and connecting them with the heartbeat of One 17: to help students discover who they are in Christ and what they were created to do.
Sarah Smith | Communications Director Denver, Colorado Sarah is passionate about telling stories and equipping others to discover and tell their own. She believes that faith-based nonprofits and the local church are on the front lines of standing against injustice and fighting for the left behind. Trained as a teacher, she knows the importance of education and the value that each and every student brings.
Board of Directors
Irene Rolland | Chair Branch Manager at Raymond James Kokomo, Indiana
Phil Dirkse | Treasurer Engineer at DISHER Holland, Michigan
Evan Barnhart | Board Member International Director at Redwood Schools Castro Valley, California
Scott Garner | Vice Chair Manager at Westfield Steel Kokomo, Indiana
Jean Merrell | Board Member Director of the Way and Nonprofit Advocate Kokomo, Indiana
Abigail Tice | Board Member Nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago, Illinois
Julie Smith | Board Member Patient Care Director at St. Vincent Hospital Kokomo, Indiana
John McCambridge | Board Member Director of Operations at FIVE14 Church Columbus, Ohio
Julie Vroon | Board Member Nonprofit Advocate Holland, Michigan
Katherine Rochelle | Secretary Engineer at Duke Energy Charlotte, North Carolina