Kevin and his wife Sue founded Excelling Leaders after 16 years of cross-cultural mission work. Kevin brings a unique blend of government, business and ministry experience in his role as Team Leader of Excelling Leaders
One of my craziest adventures: I skipped my High school graduation and instead rode my bicycle over 3000 miles from the West Coast of the United States to the east coast. But what makes it more crazy is I did it again three years later.
Favorite sport to watch: US college football
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Sue’s heart, as a co-founder of Excelling Leaders and Team Leader is to be a support and encouragement to families in missions; to provide a place missionary families can come, be refreshed, and re-equipped.
Favorite season: I love spring, new life, growing things, but especially flowers that declare the beauty and majesty of God!
Heritage: My parents grew up and married in the Netherlands before coming to Michigan, where I was born less than a year later. Most of my relatives are in the Netherlands.
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Grant Writer/Financial Assistant
Gene has degrees in both accounting and business management and brings many skills in the area of fund development and grant writing to his work with Excelling Leaders. We are excited to have him on our team!
My Passion: “You can find God best in your garden” ~ I love gardening and sharing what I grow with others. I feel as if this is part of my mission field.
Where God shows Himself to me: I enjoy finding God wherever I travel. Seeing Him in Nature wherever I go as well as sharing those travel experiences with my family
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Kristi grew up in West Michigan and has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. We are glad she has brought her experiences in providing graphic design services for many types of organizations and businesses to Excelling Leaders.
My happiness: I am low maintenance, it doesn’t take a whole lot to make me happy. I love simply meeting with friends for coffee.
My view on travel: I will go any place, any time, any where, to do anything. As long as you pay!
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Jolanda has been a missionary with Youth WIth A Mission serving in the Netherlands as well Bosnia and now with YWAM in Colorado Springs with her husband Rodney and their 2 daughters. She has a very outgoing personality and loves people.
Coffee!!: Coming from a Dutch coffee culture, I love to drink my coffee strong and with good company. That could be YOU one day!
Family: Our family speaks “Dinglish”: We are raising our kids bilingual, Dutch and English. The funniest conversations happen, when we just throw in the language that comes first to our mind.
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Mona has been a missionary with Youth With A Mission serving in the North Asia as well as the Caribbean and now North America with YWAM
Caribbean girl: Born in Jamaica I love jerk chicken and spicy food
Family: I would tell my friends when I became engaged to JT tat I was found my “Tarzan.” We come from different nations of birth but God has blended us with a great marriage and an awesome daughter
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Jt has served as a missionary with Youth With A Mission for the past 10 years. He has traveled and lived all over the world and has a passion to see Gods redemption in every culture and walk of life. He is a gifted worship leader and is a key strength to any team! He demonstrates great leadership and enjoys being the hands in the body to his family and all around him.
Favorite Sport: Well being from Fiji Island Rugby is a must !! I’ve converted my beautiful wife Mona in getting up at 4 am sometimes to watch Fiji play. My wife however being from the Caribbean has got me hooked on yummy Jerk Chicken
Family: We are the proud parents of a beautiful little girl, Anaya. She is a giver of joy and loves being around people and so far responds to the many languages we speak to her daily, at least that’s what we think.
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Val is a midwest gal from South Dakota who has been a missionary with YWAM for 30+ years, spending most of those years pioneering ministry centers with her crazy visionary husband and raising a family in several island nations of Grenada, Barbados, and Jamaica. I love building a team and developing our staff, especially through coaching, mentoring, and teaching. We have three grown children and 3 active grandchildren which is my favorite way to have fun!
My Passion: To coach and encourage others in their journey with God. I love coaching others as they process things in their life, hearing from God and moving forward to accomplish the things on their heart.
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Linda has a degree in Occupational Therapy, and her heart’s passion is to teach young children – to inspire them to love to learn, but above all to lead them to know and recognize the character and voice of their Heavenly Father. We are glad to have her bring her love for children to our support of missionary families.
Favorite outdoor activity: clambering/scrambling over rocks & boulders on a sunny 70* blue-sky day. I also enjoy a good tree-climb now and then.
Ton has been in Christian Ministry over 30 years as counselor and teacher. He lives in the Netherlands and is married to Carla.
For the last 16 years he also ministers in Albania as coach and trainer for missionaries. Besides that he has worked with a project in Mozambique.
Favorite hobby: The best way for me to relax is sailing. With so many waterways in the Netherlands I can always find places to sail. I also enjoy hiking in the mountains which is somewhat difficult to find in my home country.
Family: Ton has 3 children and 3 grandchildren who he enjoys spending time with. Being called “Opa” is one of his favorite names.
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Carla has been a missionary for over 20 years with Youth With A Mission serving in the Netherlands as well as in the United States. She has worked with kids in schools, churches and summer camps in the Netherlands as well as overseas. She is married to Ton and together they life in the Netherlands.
Dutch girl: If you walk through the Schiphol airport in Amsterdam you will for sure pass signs saying on average the Dutch people are the tallest people in the world. Being born and raise in the Netherlands I am no exception.
Green Thumb: In the Netherland my friends say I have “green fingers,” which means I loves to grow plants. Because of not having an outside garden I love to grow house plants.
You can email Carla at: CarlaV@excellingleaders.org
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