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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

Cathi Christopher | Director of Accounts and Database Administration

Cathi Christopher worked in the corporate world for several years and came to a place where she wanted to do more than just work for a paycheck.  In June 2009, she was working at Brown Forman Corporation when she volunteered at the Derby fundraising event for GO.  At that event, Cathi discovered the opportunity she was looking for.  Shortly after, she joined GO as the bookkeeper tracking all financial aspects of the ministry.  Cathi is married to Lewis and they have two sons, Nick and Connor.

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Cathy Creque | Stateside Program Coordinator of GO Kids

Cathy joined GO Ministries as a full-time volunteer in November of 2011. She and husband Ron went on a trip to the Dominican Republic in October 2011 where Ron lead a Leadership Conference for the GO staff. This gave her an opportunity to meet and spend time with the staff and see the amazing difference GO was making in many lives. Cathy fell in love with the children and serves as the Coordinator of GO Kids! Program.

In fact, Cathy has always had a heart for children. She helped pay her way to a private school by babysitting even when she was very young. Additionally, her career includes owning an in-home day care center. She has also worked in accounting, customer service and just prior to joining GO was the Office Manager for a large physical therapy and sports rehab clinic.

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Her work at GO gives her the opportunity to combine her business expertise with her love for kids. She coordinates the communication between GO Kids! and the program sponsors. She is responsible for the mailing and the reporting that is required, and anything else that is needed to make sure the kids are being served.

Cathy is native of Louisville, Kentucky and attended the University of Louisville and earned a Business Management Degree from the University of Phoenix.

Joshua Luetkehans | Midwest Area Director

Josh comes to GO from the college athletics world where he served in various positions at Wheaton College and then ultimately as the Director of Athletic Development at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. In 2013, Josh and his wife, Meghan, joined the launch team that planted Westline Church in Glen Ellyn, IL, a partner church with GO Ministries. GO President, Brook Brotzman, and Westline Church Lead Pastor, Brad Prunty, were in conversation about growing GO Ministries in the midwest when Josh’s name was brought to the forefront. Through thoughtful prayer and God’s faithful direction, Josh, Meghan, and their family moved back to Illinois and opened up a regional office in Wheaton, IL. Josh’s role with GO is to build God-centered relationships with people in the greater Chicago area and get them passionately plugged into God’s plan for how their lives intersect with GO Ministries. Josh enjoys speaking at different events, churches, schools, groups, and community clubs inviting people into mutual transformation with GO Ministries.

Josh and Meghan married in 2010 and have two beautiful daughters Londyn and Hazel.

Juan Casa del Valle | Coordinator of Development & Kingdom Business

Juan & his wife Heather went on their first trip to the Dominican Republic with the Revolution Church team in 2014. While Juan was there, he began to feel the hand of God working on his heart and very soon thereafter applied for a position with GO Ministries. Juan graduated from Murray State University with a degree in International Business with a focus in marketing.

Juan is in charge of coordinating all Kingdom Business functions which include developing small businesses to create employment, income, needed goods/services and training in the D.R. and in other countries. He also helps coordinate Partnerships for the ministry by developing mutually transformational relationships between North American churches and individuals with Nationals on the island of Hispaniola.

Juan & Heather spend their summers guiding North American teams on the Island and developing partnerships with local leaders. They guide these teams as they assist nationals with feeding kids at the nutritional centers, helping with the construction projects, and working with local leaders in their churches to further their ministry needs.

Juan & Heather are expecting their first child August 2017.

 

Lisa Crain | Coordinator of Administration & Database Service

Lisa Crain previously worked for a small business handling all aspects of there office and accounting. After the birth of her third child she took a more part time position teaching preschool. During this time she also worked with her church coordinating preschool ministries for 3 services. During those years her relationship with and desire to serve God grew. Ready to return to office and more full time work, but still having the desire for it to be in ministry, GO ministries was a perfect fit.

Lisa is married to Bryan and they have three children Gabe, Aiden and Alyssa.

Mike Shryock | Director of Ministry Administration

Mike Shryock is one of five founding Directors of G.O. Ministries and has served as a board member continuously since 1982.  After 37 years of located ministry and New England church planting, in May of 2013 he joined home office and has been serving in operations to enable GO’s field missionaries in sharing the love of Christ with others via partnering with National through short-term missions.

Sandra G. Brotzman | Coordinator of Hospitality

Sandra Brotzman grew up in the Dominican Republic.  The daughter of a pastor who was later the Caribbean President of GO Ministries, she grew up ministering to the neighborhood needs and hosting short-term teams in her home.   After graduating from college, she was the Principal of Colegio Evangelico Isaias Immanuel in Hoya del Caimito.  She later married Brook Brotzman, President of GO Ministries, and they moved to the U.S. to continue to build partnerships for the ministry.

Sandra is a staple in the ministry and many have been blessed by her hospitality.  She hosts and serves more than 50 visiting ministry partners and supporters each year in Louisville, encourages the staff in the U.S. and the DR, and serves as a cultural liason for GO, bringing a better understanding of Dominican culture, tradition and language as we build strong and lasting partnership across Hispaniola.  Brook and Sandra have two daughters, Gabrielle and Brianna.