O u r • B o a r d
“…often, stepping outside your comfort zone is not careless irresponsibility,
but a necessary act of obedience.”
D r . M a r c u s B a c h m a n n
Dr. Marcus Bachmann, president of Counseling Care, has been a clinical therapist in the Twin Cities for more than 20 years. Marcus is a popular conference speaker with practical insights, biblical principles, and humor interwoven in his messages.
I believe my call is to minister to the needs of people in a practical, caring and sensitive way. Dr. Bachmann received his Masters degree in education/counseling from Regent University located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He received his Doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Union Graduate Institute located in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Marcus and his wife Michele are the parents of five children and have been foster parents to more than 20 children. The family lives in the St. Croix Valley.
“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Col 3:17
K r i s t a C a r r o l l
Jeremy and I live in Blaine with our four kids, Macy, Cole, Izzy and Jack.
Together, we run Latitude, a company on a mission that donates 50% of profits to empower people living in extreme poverty. We build brands at retail through strategy, design, production and fulfillment, and in turn get the privilege of directing 50% of our profits to amazing nonprofit partners doing amazing work around the world.
Jeremy and I both fell in love with the people of Haiti on our first trip, and through it God has literally transformed our lives. We are so grateful for the life lessons God continues to teach us through Haiti. We are striving daily to use our God given gifts to love and help others.
M a r k C o n n e r
Jenifer and I live in Lino Lakes and have 2 boys. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and am a United States Marine. I am a vice-president at Dynamic Air Inc. (a local manufacturing company based in Vadnais Heights). I serve at Eagle Brook Church and Resolute.
Ever since I went to Haiti for the first time in 2013, Haiti has been a place where I want to be and where, I believe, God wants me to be and serve. The Haitian people have welcomed me into their homes and into their lives time and again, since that first visit. God expects us to love our neighbor as ourselves and Healing Haiti is helping make that possible. I am excited for what the future brings and I am honored to be part of Healing Haiti’s Ministry.
because the Lord has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor;
he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
Isaiah 61:1 ESV”
J e f f r e y G a c e k
My wife Julie and I live in White Bear Lake, MN with our 3 dogs and a cat.
After 25 years of working in business, I was blessed with the opportunity to seek God’s purpose for my life and focus on faith, transformation and living with significance.
God has made it clear how to live, what to do and what He is looking for from us. Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don’t take yourself too seriously—take God seriously. Micah 6:8 (taken from The Message)
B e c k y N e l s o n
Gary and I live in White Bear Lake, MN. We have four children. My background is in nursing and home building.
It is an honor to work along side other believers, serve and tell the truth and hope of Jesus. It has been such a joy and privilege for our entire family to be a part of this ministry. Haiti has changed our perspective on life and it’s purpose. God has blessed us with time, talent and treasures and we strive to use them for His glory…every day requires a “do over” for us …His grace is real.
“If you spent yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your light will become like the noonday.” Isaiah 58: 10-11
K a r a S t o e r z i n g e r
My husband Steve and I live in Shakopee, and have two teenage sons. I have served in Children and Family ministry in the church for 25 years. I am passionate about my relationship with God, family, and friends, and seek to devote my time outside of full time ministry to growing in these relationships.
After traveling to Haiti for the first time in 2011, God broke my heart for the people and country of Haiti in ways I did not anticipate. I continue to be drawn to how active and alive God is in Haiti, and believe that God is doing impactful things there for His Kingdom expansion. I am so thankful for Healing Haiti’s obedience to follow the calling to walk alongside our brothers and sisters in Haiti, and am very honored to serve in this ministry.
“Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.” Ephesians 5:1-2 NLT