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)--Missions and Teaching Minister at The Church at Mt. Gilead in Mooresville, IN
Scott Beauchamp--I.T. Director in Lexington, KY; Sr. Minister at Station Camp Christian Church in Irvine, KY
Jeff Hawkins--Associate Minister at Licking Valley Church of Christ in Newark, OH
Dave Jones--Sr. Minister at Millwood Church of Christ in Howard, OH
Steve Knisley--Sr. Minister at Community Christian Church in Midland, TX
Larry Marshall--Executive Minister at North Terrace Church of Christ in Zanesville, OH
Dr. Darel Pruett (Vice Chairman) --Dermatologist/Surgeon, Islamorada, FL
Steve Rich--Sr. Minister at Jamestown Christian Church in Jamestown, OH
Keith Sergent--Hospital Chaplain, Maysville, KY
Steve Smith-- Retired Engineering Manager, Elder at Central Christian Church in Mt. Vernon, IL
Donna (Burris) Stroop (Secretary)-- Mission Ambassador from the west coast
Jack Strother, Jr.--Retired; President of Commercial Bank, Grayson, KY
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 a dozen 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.
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.
rachel werner - director of us operations
Rachel is the newest member of our staff, joining HVCM in September of 2018. Rachel began serving with us in 2015 and has led several trips to Zimbabwe since then including our annual Living Proof Conference.
Cana Kidd - accountant
Cana joined HVCM in August of 2017. She is a recent Business Management graduate of Kentucky Christian University and handles the finances for Hippo Valley Christian Mission.
Zimbabwe Senior Staff:
Zebedee Togarepi - Managing Director
Zebedee is a product of our mission schools, who went on to receive degrees from Zimbabwe Christian College, Kentucky Christian University (B.A.), and Cincinnati Christian University (MRE). He became an equal partner with John Mark and Bob over a decade ago, and since their deaths has done a tremendous job managing and overseeing HVCM schools, churches, health care facilities, and children’s work. He is the founder of the Zimbabwe Preaching Summit and was recently named chairman of the board of Zimbabwe Christian College.
Alone Gudyanga- Administrator of Orphanages
Alone not only administrates the Chiredzi Christian Home and Children's Village, but is also the preacher of the Village Church in Chiredzi. He is not only a graduate of ZCC, but also a registered nurse, and provides physical and spirtual oversight of our ministry to orphans.
Cephas Zivanai - Schools' Chaplain general
Cephas is a faithful preacher of the gospel who graduated many years ago from Zimbabwe Christian College. With a love for children and a gfit for teaching and music, Cephas works with the 26 HVCM schools to ensure that the Bible is taught and Christ is central to the entire educational process. He also leads youth revivals in conjunction with our schools.
Kufazvinei Vhurinosara - Financial Clerk/office manager
Kufa is our office manger in Chiredzi who also handles the finances, including payroll. He is a devoted Christian man, whose brother is a preacher, and he has been a wonderful addition to our misison staff.
Leanna (Pemberton) Nesbitt - orphan ministry leader
Since the early 1980’s Leanna has been serving HVCM, for many years as the wife of the late John Mark Pemberton, and then later through serving in the office at Grayson and our orphanages in Chiredzi. She is now our liaison between the orphanage ministry and US supporters.