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Ministry partnerships empower others to grow. I love seeing a new generation of leaders produced from the mutual transformation of ministry partnerships. Seeds were planted and now we get to see the fruit.

Samira Krauss, GO Administrative Manager -

Meet The Team

Adrienne Stratton | Team Coordinator

It was in her sophomore year at Great Lakes Christian College that Adrienne went on her very first mission trip. She spent a week in Santiago, Dominican Republic, working with GO Ministries. Adrienne knew then that she would be returning someday for a lot more than a week-long trip. She continued to visit the Dominican Republic year after year, and each time her heart became a little more attached to the people and ministry on the island. It was after a four-week internship with GO that she decided to join the GO team.

Adrienne serves as a Team Coordinator, and a writer for the Teams blog. She is continually amazed by God’s unending faithfulness, and feels deeply privileged to witness God’s transformative work in the lives of Dominicans, Haitians and Americans.

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Andrea Ragsdale | Director of Internships

Andrea is thrilled to join the GO Ministries staff to serve as the Director of Internships. Loving, leading, and serving others has been something rooted deep within Andrea’s heart for as long as she can remember. She is excited to answer God’s call to cast vision and oversee the internship program, and shepherd, coach, and care for 30+ summer interns as they serve alongside partnership development teams on the island of Hispaniola!

Audrey Partin | Administrator of Finances for Teams

Audrey Partin was in college at Trevecca Nazarene University when she went to the Dominican two times on sports outreach trips.  Her boyfriend at the time, Will, invited her to join him because the trips had been so impactful on his life.  As a basketball player herself, Audrey enjoyed teaching young people the sport.  A year after she graduated, Will and Audrey married and moved to the Dominican in September of 2005.

Audrey oversees the finances for all of the Partnership Development Teams and schedules the calendar for all teams as well. She and Will have two daughters, Ruby and June.

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Chris Hornbrook | Lead Director of Global Church Planting

Prior to joining GO, Chris was the founding pastor of Momentum Christian Church in San Diego, California.  From the time Momentum started in 2008, one of it’s primary focuses has been to advance the Kingdom of God through church planting, both locally and globally. On the local front, Chris brought churches from all over San Diego County together to form the San Diego Church Planting Movement. The SDCPM is united in their mission of planting 75 churches in San Diego County and 75 churches internationally in the next 20 years. This focus also led to a mutually transformational partnership between Momentum and GO Ministries on the global front. In 2012 Chris and Momentum were a part of helping start the GO Ministries Seminary of the Americas in the Dominican Republic, where over 80 Dominican and Haitian pastors are being trained to become Kingdom Leaders.  When the first class graduated in 2016, God put a vision on their heart to plant 1,000 churches in the Caribbean in the next 10 years.

Chris’ role is to lead this church planting movement by equipping and empowering nationals to effectively bring the hope and love of Jesus to their diverse communities.  Chris also serves as the Field Pastor for the GO Ministries staff.

Dan Riemer | Team Facilitator and Coordinator of Youth Sports Outreach in Churches

Dan Riemer was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and grew up loving and playing sports. As a high schooler, it was apparent that the Lord was leading him to pursue full time ministry and so Dan studied and graduated from Judson University with a degree in Youth Ministry/Adolescent Studies.  Dan’s first trip to the Dominican took place in the spring of 2004 on a short term trip with Judson, and he was convinced that if he pursued missions, the DR was the place!  Dan met his wife, Holly, at Judson and the two were married in 2005.  Their family grew in 2010 as Holly gave birth to triplets- Maddie, Josiah, and Jackson.  The Riemers connected with GO through Kyle Bradley, who their church was supporting.  Both Dan and Holly have been heavily involved in youth ministry as lay leaders and most recently as staff at Glen Ellyn Bible Church in the Western Suburbs of Chicago.  They are excited to bring their love and passion for youth ministry to the DR and to help serve GO Ministries and the local GO churches, as they seek to develop local leaders investing in the youth in various communities throughout the country.

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Deloris Norman | Director of Nursing/ Clinical Manager

As a child, Deloris Norman listened to the testimonies of her uncle and aunt who were missionaries to Africa.  Over the years the stirring to serve in this capacity began to solidify within her as she traveled on many short term mission trips including those with her husband before he passed away in 2007. It was on her three month mission trip with GO that she felt the confirmation to finally pursue full time ministry to the people of the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

As a registered nurse, Deloris has an incredible skill set to work alongside Dr. Belsabeth at the GO Medical Clinic in Santiago. She also facilitates short-term medical mission teams to do medical clinics in outlying communities and team members rest in assurance that she will care for them on their trip.  She also maintains sanitation standards for all of our dormitories.

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Dianne Miller | Director of Field Administration

Dianne is responsible for the collection of information on the GO Kids! Sponsorship program working in conjunction with the US representative. She is also responsible for the implementation of highly functioning operations that continually improve the collection efforts. She maintains the records of national partnership support: including the reconciling and payment of support for nationals on a monthly a accounting.

Dianne Miller came from Illinois with her church on a mission trip in March of 2005.  She returned to her job as Director of Patient Financial Services with a deep desire to return to the island of Hispaniola.  She later joined GO Ministries in April of 2007 as the GO Kids! Coordinator.  Her vision for the kids program is to organize and grow fully funded nutrition and school programs thereby giving children the resources they need to break the cycle of oppression and encourage them in order to raise up strong Christian leaders for tomorrow.

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Gabby Mejia | Coordinator of Church Planting Trips & Kingdom Business

Gabby first felt compelled to missions when she transferred to Olivet Nazarene University in 2014. Gabby had changed her major to business administration with a concentration in non-profit management. She had done a few local mission trips, but her first international mission trip was to the Dominican republic in the summer of 2014. In the midst of that trip the Holy Spirit was stirring in her and she couldn’t shake it. Gabby loved the people she interacted with in the Dominican and witnessed the great need there in many areas. She knew God was telling her that her faith had to be matched with action. Gabby then interned with GO the summer of 2015 and in the fall she finished out her last semester of college at Olivet.

Through her time at school Gabby led a ministry on campus, took bible courses, and spent time being mentored by professors. After affirmation and a lot of prayer Gabby knew the Lord was calling her to the Island of Hispaniola, and to be part of the redemptive work of Jesus Christ that she has also experienced in her own life. Gabby is in charge of all Team Coordination from the North American side at the Louisville Office. She is responsible for working with the Team Leaders and coordinating and executing all aspects and logistics of short-term mission trips. She is also responsible for coordinating all invoices, follow ups, and communications.

Holly Riemer | Kingdom Kids Team Coordinator

Growing up, Holly was immersed in cross-cultural life in a variety of ways. When she was 12, her family moved to Indonesia to serve vocationally in the medical and teaching world. She wouldn’t know it until years later, but God used her family’s experience overseas to shape her view of how God sees the world and the need for people to serve. Holly received a degree in Elementary Education at Judson University in Elgin, IL. During her time in college and several years post college, she had the opportunity to go on several mission trips to Guatemala, Mexico, DR, and New Orleans.

Holly volunteered in youth ministry at their church for 7 years while working a variety of fields within college recruiting, publishing, and teaching. In 2014, Dan and Holly knew that God was calling them to something different and that summer they went back to the Dominican Republic on a missions trip with GO Ministries. After much prayer and counsel from others, they took the steps of faith to begin support raising and moved in January 2016. As the Kingdom Kids Team Coordinator, Holly will be building and organizing the children’s ministry curriculum for teams. She and Dan are the proud parents of their fun and active triplets- Maddie, Josiah, and Jackson, who were born in 2010.

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Julie Wiegand | Coordinator of Women’s Discipleship & Outreach

The Lord gave Julie a strong desire to serve Him at the age of 7. While in grade school, Julie watched a movie about a missionary in El Salvador who helped refugees. She decided right then and there that she wanted to help the hurting, oppressed and orphaned, but she didn’t know at the time how to pursue that desire. The Lord matured her calling through bringing her to seminary where she received her Masters of Social Work and Certificate in Theology. Julie has worked with at-risk and delinquent youth in the inner city and in wilderness residential therapy. She has worked in youth ministry most of her life with a special interest in those that were ‘rough around the edges’. She has taught and discipled college students and young adults to grow in their walk with Christ. She worked with refugees from Somalia in Louisville and she went on numerous mission trips all over the globe. Slowly God was opening her heart to go overseas to reach the nations. In 2010, she started working with women in the sex industry in Louisville and the Lord put on her a burden for women and children who have been exploited and oppressed through this industry. After taking time off to pray and ask God where he would have her, God led her to research the overwhelming evil that is trafficking. After seeing the great need in the Dominican, the Lord opened doors and affirmed her through others that this is where she was called to serve. Julie will be teaching and discipling women in the Dominican, developing a prevention program for women and children who are vulnerable to trafficking as well as doing outreach to women who are in the sex industry.

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Kathy Sarita | Director of Teams & Logistics

In 2009 God began to cultivate in Kathy a desire to serve in full-time ministry. It wasn’t until July of 2011 that she began to get a sense of where and how He was leading her to serve. While on a mission trip in the Dominican Republic working with GO Ministries, she began to sense that God was calling her to the Dominican. With this call clear in her heart she signed up for a second mission trip with her church in October of that same year. At the end of that trip she again left the DR certain that God wanted her to return. During the summer of 2012, Kathy worked as an intern through GO and spent eight weeks working alongside teams from all over the United States as well as both Dominican and Haitian nationals. It was during this time that she knew with complete certainty that God was calling her to serve full-time with GO Ministries and to partner with them in their work in both the DR and Haiti.

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After 14 years of administrative support experience, Kathy oversees all aspects of Partnership Development Team coordination. In January 2015, she married Fernando Peralta Sarita and they serve through GO together.

Kyle Bradley | Director of GO Sports

Kyle Bradley grew up with a strong missionary heritage on both sides of his family. He first felt called to missions, specifically to the Dominican Republic,  while on a short-term trip to the DR after graduating high school. In 2009 , Kyle graduated from Wheaton College (IL) with a degree in Business Economics and a minor in Bible and Theology. After playing both Football and Baseball in college, he began a two-year commitment in Constanza, DR as a short-term team coordinator. His primary role was transporting, translating, and planning the activities and details for 12-15 short-term teams each year. Discipleship has always been a passion for Kyle, leading multiple bible studies as well as investing heavily in the lives of underclassmen on the team. His hard work was rewarded when his teammates voted him as captain of the football team in his senior year.

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As Director of Sports, Kyle blends his experience, passion and gifts to facilitate visiting teams, disciple coaches and players within the ministry, and help to establish GO’s Leadership Development Complex. Kyle is married to Dariana who also works in Sports Outreach.

Lenae Gabriel | Coordinator of Communication

Lenae Gabriel grew up in Winchester, Virginia in a strong Christian family. Her father is an evangelist and her mother is the administrator of the Christian school that Lenae and her younger sister attended. She then went on to major in Inter-Cultural Studies at Hope International University in Fullerton, California. Short-term mission trips have always been a big part of Lenae’s life. These experiences have helped develop her passion for serving the Lord and others, working with children of all ages, and using her God-given athletic abilities to connect with others.

Lenae coordinates media for teams and communication for GO and serves in the youth ministry at the Central Church along with her husband who is the Youth Pastor, Isaias Gabriel. They were blessed with their firstborn son, Troy, in 2016.

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