Vapor Centers & Regional Offices
Vapor Thrift Stores
Full Time Staff
Part Time Staff
Vapor Ministries' footprint spans four countries impacting tens of thousands of people. It takes a diverse team of dedicated professionals locking shields with a coalition of church, business, and individual partners to meet needs, feed souls, and elevate God in some of the most difficult places on earth. A sampling of our global team members is shown below. From our U.S. staff and volunteers to the indigenous men and women living out the mission at our centers, we thank God for bringing people together for His glory and the good of those we serve.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Kenneth H. Polk, CPA, CFP - Board Chairman
Founder, CEO & Partner - Arlington Family Offices
Ken is a Partner and the Founder of Arlington Family Offices(SM). He attended David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn., where he received his degree in accounting and finance. Ken began his career as a tax consultant with Deloitte. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner(TM) and also serves as Chief Compliance Officer for Arlington Partners®. Ken is involved in a number of civic service initiatives and is very involved in his local church, Church Of The Highlands, where he serves as a trustee. He is happily married to his beautiful wife, Ashley, and together they have four children.
Founder & CEO - Vapor Ministries
In 1995, Micah broke his neck in a near-fatal surfing accident. During the intense recovery period that followed, God began to reshape Micah and taught him that life is a vapor. Not able to play football, he picked up soccer and went on to play in College, where he earned a degree in Intercultural Studies. While there he discovered the power of leveraging sport to reach people and met his bride, Audrey. In graduate school, he traveled to Africa and was broken by the extreme poverty he encountered. Awakened by the experience and moved to respond, a vision to alleviate poverty and multiply disciples formed and he founded Vapor Ministries.
Founder & CEO - Pursell Farms
After a successful career in the family fertilizer business, which was sold in 2006, David is now CEO and Chief “Visionary” of Pursell Farms. The 3200 acre Pursell Farms Resort, which includes FarmLinks Golf Club and the Orvis Shooting Grounds, is also home to Vapor Ministries headquarters. David and his wife Ellen have six children and four grandchildren. They love the Lord, pursue Him as a family, and continually seek to intentionally invest themselves in eternally fruitful work. The Pursells met Micah and Audrey in 2007, and have formed a lasting friendship, as well as an enduring partnership with Vapor Ministries.
Founder & CEO - Courage to Lead, Birmingham
Shawn Lovejoy is Founder & CEO of CourageToLead.com. His heart beats for coaching leaders. Shawn has been a successful real estate developer, a church planter, megachurch pastor, and now CEO of a fast-growing coaching and consulting organization. He specializes in leadership, personal growth, and organizational health, and helping leaders create momentum. Shawn is the host of The CourageToLead Podcast with Shawn Lovejoy and the author of several books including; Measuring Success, Leading Yourself To The Next Level, and Be Mean About The Vision. Shawn has been married for 25 years to his best friend Tricia and they have three children.
Chick-fil-A Board Member & Owner/Operator - Greystone
Brent and his wife Angela are third-generation members of Chick-fil-A's Cathy Family and Brent currently is the Owner/Operator of a Chick-fil-A Franchise in Birmingham where he and Angela live with their three children. They are active members of The Church at Brook Hills and love to share Christ's love locally and internationally. Brent serves on the board of directors of Chick-Fil-A, the board of advisors for Impact 360 Institute, and the board of overseers for Samford University. He is passionate about influencing the next generation and has over ten years of experience leading non-profit ministries to equip and develop young leaders. He and his bride have four children.
Executive Vice President, General Manager & Corporate Marketing Executive - CBI
Charlis is the Executive Vice President, Charlotte Market Executive – General Manager and Corporate Marketing Executive for CBI. She is responsible for growing and operating CBI’s largest market of almost $70MM annual revenues. In addition, she provides executive leadership for CBI’s marketing and branding activities. Her leadership and management skills were instrumental in building the CBI Charlotte team and establishing the CBI brand across all business markets. Outside of the office, Charlis enjoys volunteering in her local community. She is a very active member of her church and spends her time leading a small group that regularly volunteers in the local Charlotte community.
Managing Director and Head of Rates & Securitized Products Group
Brant is a Managing Director and Head of Rates & Securitized Products Group within the Fixed Income Capital Markets platform at Stifel, Nicholas, Inc. He oversees the firm’s institutional fixed income brokerage business serving middle market depositories, insurance companies & money managers across the country. Brant resides in Birmingham with his wife, Sally, and their three boys. Brant is involved with a number of civic service organizations as well as his local church. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors for Highlands College as well as Christ Health Center, United States Israel Education Association, Alabama Policy Institute and the True Vine Foundation.
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Pastor Dino Rizzo
Co-Founder & Executive Director - Association of Related Churches
Author, Servolution & Pastor at Church of the Highlands, Birmingham
Dino serves as the Executive Director for the Association of Related Churches (ARC), a growing group of churches devoted to launching, connecting, and equipping churches and pastors. Dino also serves on the Executive Team and is Outreach and Missions Pastor for Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Alabama. Dino teaches in weekend worship services throughout the year and leads the church to recognize the needs and serve the community. Dino and his wife of 32 years, DeLynn, have three children, two of whom serve in ministry as well. Dino is passionate about seeing believers join together in a revolution of serving others—Jesus style.
Dr. Alfred L. Malone
Radiologist - Radiology of Huntsville
Dr. Alfred L. Malone (Shawn), a Huntsville native, joined Radiology of Huntsville in July 2010. A graduate of Auburn University with a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering he was also nominated All-SEC. Dr. Malone then continued on to Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio where he earned his M.D. degree in 2004. His medicine internship, radiology residency and musculoskeletal fellowship were all accomplished at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. Dr. Malone is board certified in diagnostic radiology by the American Board of Radiology. He is a member of the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America.
President (retired) - Spire Inc. Alabama and Mississippi Operations
Ken served as President of Spire, Inc.’s Alabama and Mississippi operations, overseeing operations of 1000 employees in providing pipeline delivery of natural gas to 530,000 homes and businesses. He began his career with Alagasco in 1981 after receiving a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Auburn. His civic involvement has included serving on boards of the United Way, Birmingham Business Alliance, Leadership Birmingham, and the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council. Ken and his wife, Lyn, are members of Mountain Brook Community Church where Ken serves as an elder. They have three children and two grandchildren.
President - Summer Classics and Gabriella White
William White is the President of Summer Classics & Gabriella White, LLC, a luxury indoor and outdoor furniture company that has seen record growth over the past two years. Before becoming President of the company, he developed the indoor furniture line, Gabby, while serving as CMO of both brands. He led Gabby to rank as one of the Top 1,000 fastest-growing companies in America. Prior to joining Gabriella White, LLC, White served as a product manager for Compass Bank and sales specialist for BASF. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Colorado and an MBA from The University of Alabama. He is a dedicated husband and father of three.
SPHR First Citizens Bank
Leslie Baldwin is a gifted senior HR professional who loves adding value to people's lives professionally and spiritually. Since graduating from Metropolitan State University, her twenty-year career has spanned organizations such as Synovus, Lawson Software, and Tires Plus, as well as a 6-year run as the CEO of her own consulting firm. She specializes in guiding executives in best employment practices and currently serves as a Sr. HR Advisor for First Citizens Bank. She is married to Nelson E. Baldwin Jr. and they live in Alpharetta, GA where they both serve in marketplace ministry and enjoy spending time with family, especially their beautiful granddaughter, Ana.
Dr. Robert (Bob) Flayhart
Senior Pastor - Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church
Bob Flayhart holds a B.S. in Quantitative Business Analysis from Penn State University, a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Doctor of Ministry from Covenant Theological Seminary. His dissertation project focuses on Grace-Centered Discipleship. Bob previously served with Cru and in a church planting effort on the North Shore of Chicago. In 1989, Briarwood Presbyterian Church called him to plant a daughter church, Oak Mountain Presbyterian. Bob continues to serve as Senior Pastor there and has seen the church grow to approximately 2600 members. He also serves on the Board of Covenant Theological Seminary. Bob and his wife, Laurie, have been married for 32 years and have three children.
Community President - First Southern National Bank, Somerset
Daniel serves as Community President with First Southern National Bank in Somerset, Kentucky. Daniel had a successful track career at Western Kentucky University, graduating in 2005 with his degree in accounting. He worked at First Southern in Kentucky until 2009, until he felt the Lord leading him to take on a more active role in international ministry amongst the poor. Daniel served in India for several months with Good Samaritan School and then began full-time with Vapor Ministries. In 2016, Daniel felt the Lord leading him back to central Kentucky and First Southern National Bank. He is passionate about international ministry and local community outreach.
Dr. David Stampfl
Gastroenterologist - Gastroenterology Associates
David graduated from Boston University School of Medicine, completed his residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin and fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He currently works for Gastroenterology Associates in Green Bay, WI. He is married to Connie, who practiced as an emergency physician prior to raising their three children. He helped launch a church now called "Word From The Barn" where he serves as an elder and maintains a multimedia resource center. He has served at all of Vapor Ministries centers in Africa and is excited about how God is using Vapor Ministries in the lives of he least and lost.
Pastor Jason Hitte
Founder and Lead Pastor - Lakeside Church
Pastor Jason Hitte, Sr is the founder and Lead Pastor of the Lakeside Church in Oakland, Florida. His driving passion is to help people learn the truth of God’s Word and walk in the freedom that is made available to us through Jesus. He is also committed to raising up the next generation of leaders in the church. He has been in ministry for 20 years, starting at the age of 21 as a Student Pastor. Additionally, he was a police officer in Melbourne, Florida for 10 years before starting the Lakeside Church. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Pastoral Leadership from Southeastern University. Jason is married to Caroline and together they have one daughter, two sons and three grandsons.
Owner & Co-Founder - Coffee Corral
Kris and her husband, Andy, are owners and co-founders of Coffee Corral, a unique espresso and eatery in Baker City, Ore. Previously, Kris and Andy were owners in the Thomas Angus Ranch of Baker City, a nationally recognized cattle business. The Barr’s have faithfully supported Vapor Ministries from its beginning, both personally and through their business. The Barrs serves as elders in their local church and have served in a variety of charitable leadership posts in their community. They have four children and a bunch of grand children. Together they passionately love and serve Jesus at in their community and around the world. They are excited to serve His mission through Vapor Ministries.
Founder & CEO
In 1995, Micah broke his neck in a near-fatal surfing accident. During the intense recovery period that followed, God began to reshape Micah and taught him that life is but a vapor. Not able to play football, he picked up soccer and went on to play at bible college, where he earned a degree in Intercultural Studies. While there he discovered the power of leveraging sports to advance the gospel and met his bride, Audrey. In graduate school, he traveled to Africa and was broken by the extreme poverty he encountered. Awakened by the experience and moved to respond, a vision to alleviate poverty and multiply disciples formed. Micah now serves as CEO for Vapor Ministries.
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Conor graduated from Auburn University in 1994 with a B.S. in Business Administration, Finance. He spent the next 14 years in the Financial Services industry, also earning an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham during that time. This was followed by 9 years in the Healthcare industry, where he first began to feel the call to full-time ministry. With a strong desire to glorify Christ and serve the poor, he was thrilled to join Vapor Ministries in September of 2017. Conor and his wife Jeanne have been married for over two decades have two teenage boys.
Vice President of Marketing
Sommer graduated from the University of New Orleans in 1999 and spent the next decade teaching, particularly drawn to schools in low-income communities. Throughout her career, she felt the call of God on her life and saw her classroom as a platform where she could provide a safe, hope-filled place for children in need. Connecting with Vapor's mission to meet needs and feed souls in areas of extreme need, she took a position in Vapor Thrift Store in 2012, being promoted to Store Manager in late 2013. Over the next 3 years, Sommer led the Greystone team through a period that saw a doubling of the store's revenue and profitability. In 2017, Sommer became the leader of the Marketing team where she gets to do what she loves most - increasing awareness of the mission and helping people make an eternal difference by partnering with Vapor Ministries.
Vice President of International Profit Centers
Alain was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At 13 his parents sent him to South Africa for better educational opportunities. He graduated in South Africa with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing and moved to America in 2001. Over the past 20 years, Alain has held several roles in sales, marketing, and business management. Growing up in Africa, Alain was disturbed by the level of poverty in many communities and developed a strong desire to do something about it. Together with his wife Kiesa, they share a great passion for God and His people. Joining Vapor Ministries was a dream come true in which he could combine his business acumen, cross-cultural understanding, and ministry passion. He now serves as VP of International Profit Centers and is grateful for the opportunity to generate revenues to meet needs, feed souls, and elevate God.
Vice President of International Operations
After receiving a BS in Building Science from the School of Architecture at Auburn University in 1983, Mike has spent the last 30+ years working in the construction industry; in project management, operations, and as the owner of a small construction company. He is married to Colleen, who is a Registered Nurse, and they have five children. In 2007, after a short term mission trip to Ukraine, Mike started to feel the Lord calling him toward full time ministry. He answered that call to full time ministry with Vapor in 2011. Because of Mike's passion for glorifying God, advancing the Gospel and serving the poor, he looks forward to the work at hand each day.
Vice President of U.S. Profit Centers
Josh graduated from Samford University in 2002 with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Fine Art. He continued his education at Cumberland School of Law at Samford, graduating with his J.D. in 2006. He spent the first ten years of his career in private law practice, litigating various types of cases and working with businesses on start-up and consulting issues. During that time, he and his wife, Jenny, felt the Lord calling them and their three boys towards full-time ministry, but without a clear vision of what that would look like. In March 2016, that call and vision were made clear when Josh joined the Vapor Ministries' team. Leading a group of outstanding individuals, Josh overseas Vapor's U.S. based profit centers, including the stateside thrift operations, along with serving as Vapor's in-house general legal counsel.
Vice President of Strategic Development
After completing undergraduate studies in Marketing and Finance at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN, Ben completed his MBA and Masters in Finance at the University of Alabama. Ben then worked in finance while volunteering for Vapor Ministries, before joining the team as its CFO and then later its COO. Today, Ben serves part-time as our VP of Strategic Development.
HQ SUPPORT TEAM
Volunteer Communications Coordinator
Audrey serves as our volunteer Communications Coordinator. She is the wife of Founder, Micah McElveen, and mother to her son, Arrow Amani, and daughter, Given Gracia. Audrey’s qualifications rely on the fact that God often uses the weak, the broken & unimpressive in the world’s eyes to bring Himself glory (1 Corinthians 1:27-31). She has seen God move powerfully in her own life & in the lives of many others. She has been compelled by the physical need and spiritual darkness in the world to work alongside Vapor Ministries to bring the hope of Christ into very difficult places.
Volunteer Watchmen on the Wall Coordinator
Kiesa graduated from Shaw University with a BA Degree in Elementary Education. She went on to work in the public school sector where she passionately helped students inside and outside the classroom. In 2015, Kiesa completed her Masters Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University. She is passionate about Christ and His mission. She currently serves as the coordinator of Vapor Ministries' 24-hour prayer program.
Volunteer Special Projects Coordinator
Sam, a lifelong resident of Birmingham, recently retired from a successful 30 year career in the salon industry. Jackie, Sam’s wife, led the artistic team while he handled all the aspects of the business end. A marketplace ministry was born in the salon when Sam developed a passion for encouraging and ministering to the needs of others. Believing that God had plans for him after the salon, he received a Certificate of Ministry and Leadership from Highlands College in 2015. Sam is grateful to be a part of the Vapor Ministries team and his role in growing God’s Kingdom.
Manager of Donor Development
Jennifer graduated from the University of Tenn. with a degree in Psychology and Communication. She joined the Peace Corps and assisted in a variety of HIV/AIDS relief in Kenya. Thereafter she moved to Phoenix to develop transitional shelters for illegally smuggled and trafficked children before taking a position with Jimmy Carter’s foundation in Southern Sudan. Upon completion of her task in the Horn of Africa, she moved to the remote island of Moloka’i to assist in cultural preservation efforts. It was here where Christ began to capture her in a powerful way leading to healing and complete surrender to God. After a period of renewal, she met her husband Eric and together they had a beautiful girl. Along this amazing journey, she was led to Vapor Ministries and now serves as a leader in the ministry.
Sher serves as the Executive Assistant to the CEO & COO. She felt the call to missions early in life while attending the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She has had the opportunity to serve the Lord through many avenues, including the healthcare industry and as a teacher. After learning about Vapor Ministries, she felt a strong leading from God to pursue working through global missions. She was honored to join Vapor Ministries in March of 2014, and is grateful to be a part of helping to reach the lost and hurting around the globe. Sher and her husband, Mike, have been married for 30 years and have two children.
Human Resources Coordinator
Steve graduated from The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in 1999. Upon graduation, he worked in a number of different positions and industries, all focused around people. In 2013, Steve and his family began to prayerfully consider how he could best use the skills and passions God created and equipped him with for the glory of Christ. The Platt family was drawn to the vision of Vapor Ministries and the opportunity to invest their lives in eternal matters. Steve serves people throughout the world as Vapor Ministries' Human Resources Coordinator and is thankful for the variety of roles that equipped him to serve the King. Steve and his wife, Johnna, are the proud parents of four daughters.
Trevor received his certification from Udacity in iOS Programming. He is passionate about helping the community and spreading the Gospel. When he heard about Vapor Ministries, he prayerfully sought a position where he could make a difference using his skills in technology. Trevor is an integral part of the team, serving in the role of I.T. Coordinator.
Donor Services Coordinator
Ashton graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Global Studies and a minor in Sustainability in 2018. She is currently enrolled in Highlands College Evening program pursuing her Certificate of Ministry. She has seen the immense spiritual and physical need across the world and feels called to be a part of the work Vapor Ministries is doing. Currently, she serves as our Donor Services Coordinator, managing trips and our child sponsorship program.
Donor Engagement Coordinator
Bethaney began her long-time career with the United States Postal Service in 1995 where she dedicated 24 years of service. During this time, she gained invaluable experience in customer relations and operational support. In the latter part of her career, she felt the Lord leading her to use her skills for a greater purpose. In 2018, she connected with Vapor Ministries and began a journey serving the ministry as a volunteer. In 2019, she transitioned from her volunteer role to a full-time role with the ministry. Bethaney and her husband, David, have been married for 25 years and are blessed to have 3 wonderful children.
Doug has been an electrician by trade for over forty years. He spent those years in construction and later in maintenance. In 2010 Doug and his wife Amy felt a call to serve the Lord in a full time capacity and moved out of state. In 2013 they moved back to the local area and learned that Vapor needed a Facilities Superintendent. His role at Vapor combines service to the Lord and a desire for good stewardship of facilities and equipment at Vapor Headquarters as well as in Haiti and Africa. Doug and Amy have three adult children and six entertaining grandsons.
Perry graduated from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1979, and obtained his CPA certificate in 1980. His career has primarily been spent in the Financial Services industry, where he served as CFO and CEO. He has also served as CFO of a not-for-profit organization, and operated his own consulting practice. After retiring from full time work, he was led to seek a place where he could use his skill set to further the Kingdom of God. He was guided by God to Vapor Ministries in 2019. Perry and his wife, Dee, have been married over two decades.
THRIFT MANAGEMENT TEAM
Store Manager, Vapor Thrift Store - Greystone
Baker graduated from Samford University in 2014 and pursued a career in journalism. He was given the opportunity at 25 to become President and Publisher of the LaGrange Daily News in LaGrange, Ga. Not long after, he was handed the reigns to a second local newspaper and served as the President and Publisher of two dailies in neighboring cities for approximately two years. The Lord captured Baker’s heart for mission work, and specifically for Vapor, after he was able to witness first-hand the work being done by Vapor in Haiti in October of 2018. A year and half later, the opportunity to join Vapor’s team as the Greystone Thrift Store Manager presented itself, which he accepted. Baker and his wife, Mary Holland, is a fitness instructor and real estate agent in Birmingham.
Store Manager, Vapor Thrift Store - Vestavia
David graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1985 with a BS in Business Administration. He joined Walmart in 1985 and spent the next 32 years in various levels of management. He served the last 22 year as a Market Manager operating markets in South Carolina and Alabama. After a brief retirement period David began to pray about an opportunity to use his business background in an organization where ministry and missions were a focus. In December of 2019 those prayers were answered when David joined Vapor as a store manager at the Vestavia location. David and his wife of 30 years, Leslie, live in Trussville and have 3 adult sons.
Assistant Store Manager, Vapor Thrift Store - Vestavia
David grew up in New Jersey and has lived in Birmingham, Alabama for the past two years. He relocated to grow his relationship with Jesus Christ. David was blessed to have the opportunity to work for Vapor where he started out driving the donation truck. David has had the opportunity to work in both the Vestavia and the Greystone locations and brings valuable knowledge from working in both locations. He was promoted to Assistant Manager recently, where he is able to use his love for Christ to lead others in the ministry.
Assistant Store Manager, Vapor Thrift Store - Greystone
While working in film and television, Austin started as a volunteer with Vapor in April of 2014. He immediately felt the call to serve after seeing the real spiritual change in the communities around Vapor centers. He has served in many different capacities within Vapor Thrift since his 2014 start date, and currently serves as Greystone’s assistant manager in charge of the retail floor. He and his Wife Rebecca live in the Birmingham area.
Assistant Store Manager, Vapor Thrift Store - Greystone
Nathan graduated from Blue Mountain College in 2000 with a degree in Biblical Studies. For approximately 25 years Nathan has served in ministry, primarily through the local church and in cross-cultural missions. He began work at Vapor Thrift Store Greystone in 2017 and now serves as the store’s assistant manager in charge of warehouse activities. His wife, Rachel is a social worker. They have three children.
INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT TEAM
Christian was born in Mubimbi, Bujumbura – Burundi. He moved to Nairobi in 1994 and began playing professional soccer in Kenya from 1995 to 2008. He was an Awana Ministry Coach at Hope Baptist Church from 2003 to 2007 which is where he met Micah. Christian was the first person to join Vapor Ministries in 2005. He is currently a Regional Director. He and his wife have two lovely daughters.
Selinah attended college in Nairobi, Kenya, where she studied computers, administration, and French language. She worked as an Administrative Assistant in a religious institution for 4 years and spent 6 years working in an accounting firm. In 2006, Selinah joined an NGO where she worked as a Project Administrator for two years before joining her husband on mission to West Africa with Vapor Ministries. Currently, Selinah is a Regional Administrator.
Regional League and Discipleship Coordinator
Bio coming soon.
Benjamin worked very hard to achieve his education despite growing up in difficult circumstances. He was working as a school teacher when he learned about Vapor Ministries. He began serving as a Child Education Coordinator in 2013 and was promoted to Center Director in 2016. Benjamin loves the fact that he experience spiritual growth while living out his calling. He considered Vapor Ministries his family.
Frandieux's family spent many years struggling to afford the fees to send him to school. In spite of the hardships, he was able to graduate. When the Vapor Ministries center opened in his community, he began work as a Guard. In 2014, he was given a position on the Ground Crew, and two years later he worked his way up to Center Director. Frandieux loves that Vapor Ministries has enabled him to grow professionally, personally, and spiritually.
Regional Project Manager
Frednel earned a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Ruben Leconte in Port Au Prince. He worked with Natcom Telecom from 2011 to 2015 as Vice Technical Director of North Haiti branch and for USDAID as superintendent from 2016 to 2018 on a house reinforcement project for people who lost their houses after the earthquake. In October 2017, Frednel joined Vapor Ministries as a Regional Project Manager. He loves working with Vapor Ministries it allows him to fulfill his dream of doing something for the people in need. Frednel and his wife have two daughters.
Jack studied business administration and accounting at Jefferson State and has operated several small businesses and an NGO dedicated to reducing recidivism among ex-offenders returning back to the community. He has worked in missions across Alabama and the US. Jack has been a part of and lead mission teams to South America, Cambodia, Nepal and the Ivory Coast. Jack felt God’s call to full-time mission work in Africa and join Vapor Ministries in 2016 as a Regional Director. He is the father of five children, grandfather to eight and great-grandfather to one baby girl.
Lule serves on our Africa Regional Team. It was through his everyday interaction with community members in his former career that he felt the urge to use his skills to contribute to a ministry that glorifies Christ and positively impacts people’s lives. Lule is delighted to be part of Vapor Ministries, serving in his role since June 2017. Lule and his wife Abby have been married for 8 years and together they have three children.
Regional HR Coordinator
Vincent joined Vapor Ministries as a volunteer in 2009. He loves working with children, teaching and imparting life skills and discipling them. Vincent has a BA degree in Leadership and Management as well as a diploma in Counseling. He and his wife, Criscensia, have one son.
Regional League and Discipleship Coordinator
Having trained in the fields of Global Leadership, Social Work, Project Management and Community Development, Counseling, Community Evangelism, and Biblical Church Planting, Johnstone has a passion to serve God and others through his role at Vapor Ministries. He joined the team in 2006 and is dedicated to meeting needs, feeding souls, and elevating God through his role. Johnstone and his wife, Ann, have been married for 12 years and have one son.
Albert Mukoyani Manyego
Regional Project Manager
After completing school in 2000, Albert began working in the construction field in Nairobi. In 2009, he was involved in the construction of the Gichagi center. Today, Albert is a member of the Africa Regional Team, overseeing all construction at our Africa centers.
Albert and his wife, Caroline, have four children.
Gibson Mwaura Mwae
Gibson joined Vapor Ministries in 2009 as a casual laborer when the Gichagi center was under construction. During that time, he came to know Christ better and was saved. When the center opened, Gibson volunteered as a coach in the league, and in 2012, he was hired as a grounds crew staff member. Today, Gibson is a Center Director, and is blessed to be married to his wife, Alice, and father to three children.
Roger studied accounting and business management at Defitech University Togo. He is passionate about his role and the daily opportunity to do what Jesus calls us to do - meet needs, feed souls, and elevate God. Roger and his wife, Valerie, have two daughters.
Wilfred Katuka Litwachi
Wilfred earned a BS in Computer Science, majoring in software development, from the University of Nairobi. He has volunteered with Vapor Ministries since 2010, and he loves being a part of the impact the ministry is making in the lives of less privileged members of his community. Wilfred and his wife, Torrence, are blessed with one son.
FORMER BOARD MEMBERS
President & CEO - Watermill Express
In 1984, Lani and her husband, Don, founded Watermill Express, the nation’s largest drive-up, pure drinking water company with over 1,300 locations. The company, which operates in nine states, is based on providing safe, affordable drinking water. Lani serves as Watermill Express' CEO, managing the day-to-day functions of the company. Lani is not only a successful entrepreneur, but a wife of 26 years to her husband and a mother of two children. Prior to serving on Vapor's board, Lani has served on several for-profit and non-profit boards and has been blessed with many opportunities to give, serve and volunteer.
Place Kicker - Green Bay Packers
Mason Crosby serves as the placekicker for the Green Bay Packers. He attended the University of Colorado, where he played football, earned All-American honors, and also met his wife Molly. Mason and Molly moved to Green Bay in 2007 when he was drafted by the Packers. Mason was a member of the 2011 team that won the Super Bowl title for the Packers. He and Molly are active members of Green Bay Community Church and have five children. The Crosbys also spend half the year in Texas, where they continue using their platform of professional sports to grow God’s Kingdom and to promote Vapor's mission.
President - Betenbough Homes
Cal serves as President at Betenbough Homes, a faith-based, employee-owned homebuilder in Texas. During his tenure, Cal developed some of the most advanced systems in the industry, which contributed to staggering growth. Today, Betenbough Homes is regularly recognized by Builder magazine as one of the top home builders in the nation. His fingerprints can be seen on virtually every surface of their business. He believes that business can be used as a platform to advance God’s Kingdom, and he’s pouring everything he has into that mission. Cal is a life-long learner, a passionate student of leadership, and loves helping others grow. Cal lives in Lubbock with his wife and their two beautiful girls.
Lead Pastor - Cross Point Church
Brian Moore is currently the lead pastor at Cross Point Church in Anaheim, California – a growing and exciting church. Before coming to Cross Point, he would travel around the country speaking to youth ministries, camps, and churches as he served as the campus chaplain at Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. After graduating from college, he served as the student pastor at Friendship Baptist Church in Owasso, OK for five years. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Shannon, playing basketball, working out, reading, and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. Brian possesses a love for missions, preaching and most of all, passion for Jesus Christ.
Former Defensive End & Linebacker - Green Bay Packers
Aaron Kampman is a former American football pro-bowl defensive end and outside linebacker who played ten seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2002, and also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Aaron and his wife Linde have four children and are passionate about making much of Christ and raising up disciples in every area of their life.
VP of Biologicals and Origination - Koch Agronomic Services
Bill currently serves as an executive with Koch Agronomic Services. He previously served as president of Sulvaris, Inc., in Canada. Before that Bill was the president of Agrium Advanced Technologies, a branch of Agrium, a Fortune 500 company. Bill has held positions of increasing responsibility throughout his career in energy and agriculture. He and his wife, Sue, live in Alabama. They are both passionate Christ followers and they love Vapor. Bill formerly served in a volunteer role as Vapor's V.P. of Operations, and Sue formerly served as donor relations manager.
Founder & President - blr | further
Cary is the founder and president of blr | further, a branding and advertising firm with offices in Birmingham and Nashville. The agency works with clients around the country to build brands in healthcare, quick-service restaurants, finance, high-tech, and more. Cary and his wife, Sharon, have four children and three granddaughters. In 2013, while visiting a client in Green Bay, WI, Cary learned of Vapor Ministries and was surprised to learn that, not only was Vapor headquartered in Alabama, but had a store (Vapor Thrift Store) literally across the street from blr's offices. He believes this was the Hand of God opening a door for blr to support this ministry. Since that time the Bynums, along with the entire blr | further staff, have supported Vapor's work in many different ways. Cary and Sharon attend Church of the Highlands and are active in small group ministry.
Co-Founder & CEO - ChandlerMay Inc.