Board of Directors:
HVCM is so blessed to have a group of highly committed Board of Directors. We appreciate their willingness to make the prayerful decisions that are the best for the Mission.
Dave Thurman (Chairman) — Volunteer teacher/preacher at Pearl Christian Church, Tavernier, FL
Dr. Darel Pruett (Vice Chairman) — Retired Dermatologist/Surgeon, Islamorada, FL
Larry Marshall (Secretary)— Executive Minister at North Terrace Church of Christ in Zanesville, OH
Scott Beauchamp — I.T. Director in Nicholasville, KY; Sr. Minister at Station Camp Christian Church in Irvine, KY
Jeff Hawkins — Outreach Minister at Licking Valley Church of Christ in Newark, OH
Dan Hudson — Lead Pastor at Pathway Church- Johnston in Johnston, IA
Dave Jones — Sr. Minister at Millwood Church of Christ in Howard, OH
Steve Knisley — Hospice minister in Cincinnati, OH
Joe Putting — Sr. Minister at Tomoka Christian Church in Ormond Beach, FL
Steve Rich — Sr. Minister at Jamestown Christian Church in Jamestown, OH
Keith Sergent — Hospice chaplain, Grayson, KY
Steve Smith — Retired Engineering Manager, Elder at Central Christian Church in Mt. Vernon, IL
Jack Strother, Jr. — Retired; President of Commercial Bank, Grayson, KY
James Jones — Lead Minister, Taylorville Christian Church, Taylorville, IL
Dave Altman -- Minister, Clarksville Christian Church, Noblesville, IN
Marshall Hayden -- Retired Minister, Worthington, OH
Emily Gaines — Christian Wife and former HVCM Intern, Lexington, KY
Ephraim Tshuma — A Zimbabwean, Chaplin Minister, Johnston City, TN
Stateside Office staff:
Al Serhal- Executive Director
Al began serving as Executive Director for Hippo Valley Christian Mission in August of 2014, and has made more than 25 trips to Zimbabwe. He was one of the original board members of HVCM, and has a great love for both the people of Zimbabwe and the work being done by HVCM. He has been a wonderful addition to the mission and continues to further the work of the Kingdom in Zimbabwe. Al is available to speak to your missions committee or congregation.
Contact Al at Serhalal@gmail.com
Russell Johnson- Executive Vice President for Leadership Development
After serving as Minister in Columbus, Ohio for 20 years, followed by serving with Solomon Foundation for the past 12 years, Russell has come to us to help develop Central Africa Christian College as well as the overall mission of HVCM. He is available to speak to your congregation about the college and the mission.
Contact Russell at Russelljohnson@hippovalley.org
Patty Serhal - Office Manager
Patty is the wife of Al Serhal. After managing the campus bookstores at Point University in Georgia and Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, KY, Patty works full-time in the Mission office as well as manages the Mission Thrift Store located in Grayson, KY.
Contact Patty at Patty@hippovalley.org
Rachel Johnson - Director of Living proof program
Rachel is from nearby Huntington, WV and is a 2020 graduate of Marshall University. She is a member of New Covenant Christian Church and travels with her friends at Laurel Chapel Christian Church (London, KY) often, assisting in the ministry at family camps and youth camps. Contact Rachel with any questions you might have or schedule her to come to your church or event to update & promote the Living Proof program.
Contact Rachel at Rj@hippovalley.org
Boomer Cowan - Director of U.S. Operations
As Director of U.S. Operations, Boomer comes to us with a vast array of skills, talents, interests, and expertise in a wide range of areas, including multimedia, network and communication systems and even construction. Boomer has a great heart for ministry and missions, and will be involving himself in every aspect of HVCM from the ground up.
Contact Boomer at Boomer@hippovalley.org
Dan hudson- director of development for chiredzi Christian children’s village
After several visits to Zimbabwe and serving on the HVCM mission board, Dan is fundraising for the village in addition to being the lead Minister at the Pathway Church in Johnston, IA.
Contact Dan at D.email@example.com
Leslie menix - bookkeeper
Anita Lindeman - Assistant Thrift Store Manager
Zimbabwe Senior Staff:
Samuel Mahwehwe - Managing Director
Alone Gudyanga - Head of Evangelism
Kufazvinei Vhurinosara - Property Manager
Mark & Meghan Burbidge - Orphanage Co-Managers
Emmanuel & Alaska Tembo - Living Proof Coordinators
Judith Simango - Office Secretary