Richard and Muthoni have been married for 27 years and have one son, Nate, a college student at the Bethel University in St. Pauls Minnesota. They both share a passion for saving and strengthening marriages and families.
Pastor Richard is a graduate of both Prairie College and Dallas Theological Seminary with TH.M in Pastoral leadership and an MA in Marriage and Family ministry and is currently working on his PhD in organizational leadership.
Pastor Richard served as the pastor for Marriage and family Ministry at North Heights church in Arden hill Minnesota before planting Mzizi international church in Hopkins Minnesota and was the lead Pastor until the call to Africa come.
Muthoni has been involved in family ministry for over 15 years. She has served as a marriage and Children’s ministry coordinator in various churches and directed a pre-school Ministry at Northside Academy in Blaine for 9 years
Our Board Members
Chris Glasoe has been providing financial planning and wealth management services to individuals, families, closely held businesses, and nonprofit organizations since 1992, helping clients manage their assets and build financial security. Chris is co-founder Doxa Advisors an independent fee only firm.
Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Olaf College and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas. He has served on his church council for 6 years, including 3 as president.
In addition Chris serves on the board of Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge, and the Governance and Nominating and Finance and Audit committees. He lives in Shoreview, MN with his wife and daughter.
Reece Holbrook is a Technical Fellow at Medtronic, Inc, working there since 1996. He researches and analyzes the clinical and economic implications of cardiac device therapy, including implantable pacemakers and defibrillators.
Prior to Medtronic, he worked as an integrated circuit designer in military and commercial applications.
Reece graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1987.
Reece has served as a deacon at North Heights Lutheran church for the last 3 years. He lives in Shoreview, MN with his wife, daughter and son.
Jerry Weyandt is currently the VP of Global Services at Rimage. He began leading the Technical Services team in 1991. He broadened his scope in 1997 to lead International and Inside Sales. Since 2002, Jerry has focused on overseeing the technical service profit center, supporting Sales and System Integrators while managing technology introductions.
Jerry married Michele and lives in Lino Lakes, Minnesota with his five children. They served as a host couple for a “Newly Married” home group, ALPHA program leaders, and presenters and servant shepherds in the SANTUS Marriage renewal ministry.
Terri Philips. The many hats that she has worn throughout the years include, but are not limited to: Home Educator, Taxi Driver, Counselor, Party Planner, Motivational Speaker, Chef, Dog Walker or simply stated....MOM. She graduated from St Cloud State University with a B.S. in Special Education in 1981.
She taught in Red Wing, MN for 4 years before moving to Los Angles and working for Northwest Airlines.
Teri also serves on the Barbara Foundation Board and is very passionate about Mental Health and Wellness. She spends any free time that she has mentoring young people and working with the youth group at her church. She has been married to her husband, Jim, for over 25 years and they've been blessed with four wonderful children.
Jeff Thomas has been on two recent mission trips to East Africa. In Malawi, he partnered with World Relief and pastor Richard Munala in providing pastoral training to improve marital and family relations. In Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic od COngo he focused efforts on creating sustainable savings plans for some of the worlds poorest people.
Jeff has worked for a large financial institution as a Senior Vice President and Investment, Trust and Financial Advisor for the past 24 years. He is co-chairing the Malawi Mission Team for his church in Chanhassen, Mn. Jef lives in Eden Prairie with his wifw and 3 Children.