• UNITED STATES • KENYA • CAMBODIA •
FOUNDER & CEO
As Founder and CEO, Steve’s focus is on maintaining the overall vision of SERV and directing key decisions for the organization. He works closely with his staff to ensure the direction for the organization. Steve also leads trips several times a year to Kenya, Costa Rica and Cambodia.
Steve deeply believes in radical giving. "I believe that the more we see, the more we become responsible for. In spite of who we are, God continues to use us to affect life-change in people around the world, and that is what drives me daily.”
Canton, Georgia, is home for Steve, his wife Dawn and their children Brian, Blake and Katie. They are members of Revolution Church.
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
As COO, Jim leads a local and global team, coordinating logistics and facilitating nutritious food, clean water, safe shelter and life projects and programs around the world. Jim oversees our local team focused on fundraising, planning events and raising awareness for SERV International. Jim focuses on forming strategic partnerships with individuals, churches, corporations, foundations, like-minded organizations and other viable partners. Jim’s “get it done” attitude, large sphere of influence, and heart to make an impact on the world contribute to his success within the organization. Jim has over 20 years of experience in business, with a concentration in large, global event management and logistics.
“To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”
Milton, Georgia, is home for Jim, his wife Kate, and their three children. Jim and his family attend North Point Church.
CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Adili Kea is enthusiastic about seeing lives transformed. For the past 12 years Adili has been involved in serving communities in his home country of Kenya and here in America.
He started serving as a teacher in 2005, teaching 2nd and 3rd graders in his home town of Mombasa, Kenya.
In late 2007, Adili came to America to join a ministry training school, Atlanta Masters Commission (now known as ASOM). He completed 2 years.
As the Mission’s Director of the Atlanta Dream Center from 2011-2015, he was responsible for engaging hundreds of mission’s teams, giving them a hands-on experience in seeing lives transformed from addiction, commercial sexual exploitation, and homelessness.
For the past 2 years, Adili has been serving as the Director of Operations (at the Atlanta Dream Center), building systems to make sure that the team was efficient and effective at seeing their visions come to life.
Adili is an ordained pastor and has Christ at the center of his life. He has been married to the love of his life, Hannah Kea, for 7 years and they have 4 children.
DONOR RELATIONS MANAGER
Cathi’s passion for people and developing strong relationships is the driving force behind all that she does for SERV. With many years of experience in corporate business, she followed God’s lead to make a difference.
“God has been molding and shaping me for this position for many years. It feels amazing to be in the center of His will, while witnessing the local and global impact that SERV has on so many people’s lives.”
As Donor Relations Manager, Cathi's main focus is enhancing communication with all SERV supporters, partners, donors and sponsors of our children at House of Hope Kenya. In addition, she assists Jim Vinyard with House of Hope operations, coordinating special events, speaking engagements, local outreach and corporate partnerships.
Cathi and her husband Jim live in Alpharetta, GA and they have a blended family of 4 children.
OFFICE & ACCOUNTING MANAGER
Robbin oversees the accounting and financial areas for SERV. In addition, she also communicates with donors and supporters. Her servant attitude and willingness to help others creates a personal relationship with everyone whom she comes in contact. With over 20 years of experience in business and her entrepreneurial skill set, Robbin has quickly become the hub of our office operations.
“I wanted to work in a family atmosphere with brothers and sisters who believe in miracles, touch the lives of others and have a purpose. This is why I’m at SERV.”
Acworth, Georgia, is home for Robbin and her husband Barry. They have four grown children and attend Woodstock City Church.
AMBASSADOR / COORDINATOR IN KENYA
Thomas is a born again Christian, an evangelist and an entrepreneur with a burden for many Kenyan villages. With trust and integrity that Thomas has developed over the years, Thomas is on the board of many local and international NGO’S, and is now SERV’s Ambassador and Coordinator in Kenya. As a recognition to what he has done for humanity, Thomas received an Award of Excellence, Commitment and Dedication from The Turning Point Initiative-Kenya chapter in 2012. Thomas also owns a Mission Tour Company, handling ground logistics for thousands of missionaries and volunteers from all over the world that work with many organizations within East Africa, and Kenya in particular.
Thomas’s vision is to give his all in serving God, his family and humanity.
DISCIPLE KENYA MISSIONARY
Jim is originally from Canton, GA, USA, and is a missionary supported through SERV. He is helping to disciple Kenya’s men in developing a life changing relationship with Jesus. Jim and his ministry team will be based in Nakuru, Kenya and partner with various organizations throughout central and Western Kenya to provide leadership in the effort toward sustainable communities and the abundant living that only comes from being a follower of Jesus.
MANAGER OF HOUSE OF HOPE
Moses is a born again Christian and was raised in Turkana Land in northern Kenya. Being a Christ follower, he sees it a privilege to serve the Lord through House of Hope by giving hope to the hopeless and embracing them as his own. Through SERV international, he has known that there are no small places or small people - all are precious in the sight of God. "For sure, serving our great God with His strengths in a small way is greatness.”
JACKSON AKIDELI LONGORIA
ASSISTANT MANAGER OF HOUSE OF HOPE
Jackson is a born again Christian, with a loving, caring, servant, compassionate heart with Christ towards the children. He likes serving other people and sharing the gospel. Jackson is also an elder at his church. He is so excited to join the House of Hope Kenya, as it has been his dream to serve the children here.
Karen has always had a heart for missions and serving. In 2015 on a trip to Cambodia, she believes the Lord asked her to be the voice for those without a voice. She joins SERV with a passion to bring to light the atrocities of the human sex trafficking industry and to bring hope to those caught in the cycle of poverty. Married for 26 years and the mother of 4, her greatest desire is to glorify God and to ignite a passion in others for the nations.
As Cambodian Ambassador, Alex helps to provide a voice for the oppressed and victims of Human Trafficking. She is involved in raising awareness of the issue and informing others on how SERV is working to help prevent this from occurring.
Alex has over 15 years of industry experience with a concentration in strategic business development and technology transformation.
'When I first learned of the growing issue of Human Trafficking and Slavery, God placed it on my heart to take action. Admittedly, I didn't realize that it wouldn't be until 10 years later and that the journey would lead to Cambodia, but as it always, God's plan is perfect.'
Alex is a member at Revolution Church.
CAMBODIA IN-COUNTRY COORDINATOR
Sony grew up struggling for the basic needs in life and dreamed of one day helping others escape poverty. At the age of 25 he became a follower of Jesus. With a belief that God chose him and showed him the true meaning of life, his passion is to be an instrument to serve the people of Cambodia. He longs for them to grow in their spiritual walk with God and is whole heartedly committed to sharing the message of God’s perfect plan to give them a hope and a future.
Sony serves as our Cambodia In-Country Coordinator and oversees our sponsorship program, soccer program and ministers to local families. Sony’s wife Kim is also a very large part of our ministry in Cambodia through teaching English classes and conducting discipleship programs in local villages. Kim and Sony both work tirelessly to spread the Gospel and are true examples of the hands and feet of Jesus.
Board of Directors
TIM BRENNER, Chairman
STEPHANIE PATTERSON, Co-Chair
ALEX WILLIAMS, Secretary
ROBBIN STEWART, Treasurer
DONNAH WILSON, Member at Large
FRED GOODWIN, Member at Large
KAREN HEARD, Member at Large
ERIC TILLEY, Member at Large
HEATHER CARMICHAEL, Member at Large
DAVID MOSLEY, Member at Large
JEFF SANDLIN, Member at Large
STEVE KASHA, Member at Large