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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Website Design and Administration
Katy comes to us from a diverse life of 10 years in ministry and leadership. We are excited to have her skills and experience in logistics, administration and website design and maintenance on our team!
Favorite Pastry: My Grandmother’s Ollie Bollen with raisins, covered in powdered sugar.
Ideal Morning: Wake up without an alarm clock, sit on a porch overlooking woods or nature with a cup of coffee, and my journal and Bible.
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Randy has been a photographer for 25 years, and also has received training through the American Association of Christian Counsellors in Marriage and Family Development, along with Member care training through Youth With A Mission. We are excited to have his passion for photography and missionary support on our team.
Ideal meal: Any meal at any time with all my kids and grandkids gathered around the table. I love to listen, watch and be a part of the sarcasm, jokes and also the serious heartfelt conversations that flesh out.
Good life scenario: As an adult who grew up late drinking coffee I have made light speed progress in the “I love a good cup of coffee” dept.. Coffee, sunshine, water/beach and good friends fit the bill nicely.
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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.
Movie character I identify with: Maria in the Sound of Music. Just ask my kids. So, if you want to understand me, watch the movie.
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