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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

Brook Brotzman | Founder and President

Brook  Brotzman is the Founder and President of GO Ministries and has been actively involved in global partnerships since 1982. Spending time on the field, hearing the needs of local leaders, and knowing their passion to share the love of Christ with others is what started the vision of empowering local leaders in partnership to redeem, renew and restore.

Brook resides in Louisville with his wife, Sandra, and daughters Gabrielle and Brianna.

 

 

Jeff Rogers | Lead Director Seminary of the Americas

Jeff and his wife, Vicki, first discovered the power of international ministry when God turned their lives upside down on their first mission trip to the Dominican Republic in 2001.  The Rogers lived and served on the field for three years.  In 2005 they moved back to the states and lived missionally for 5 years in the inner-city of Louisville, Kentucky, with their 3 daughters while serving the ministry state-side.  In 2013 the Rogers family moved back to the Dominican Republic where Jeff heads up pastoral care for the GO Staff, leads, develops and teaches in the GO Seminary of the Americas helping equip emerging church leaders for incarnational ministry and missional life as well as providing ongoing training to established pastors and local leaders.

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Jerry Woodcox | Chief Operating Officer

In August of 2006, Jerry Woodcox visited Brook Brotzman with GO Ministries and discussed what it takes to grow a 501 (c) 3 organization.  As a successful lawyer and businessman, his advice was welcomed and he was asked to help grow Kingdom Businesses through GO  full-time.  He was hesitant at first acknowledging that ministry was different than business and that GO doesn’t always analyze everything with the bottom line mentality, but with faith.  However, in December of that year, he went on a trip to the Dominican and Haiti and was captured by the people and what GO was doing across the island.

By 2007, Jerry started with GO full-time overseeing all aspects of Kingdom Business growth to give locals business opportunities and to grow the future of the ministry and the daily functions of the stateside international headquarters. Jerry and his wife, Vickie, have two children; Brent and Kristen and a grandson, Matthew.

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John Martinez | Leader of Pastor Empowerment

John grew up on Long Island, NY and attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.  After graduation and working for two years, he decided he wanted to pursue a career in Higher Education Administration and proceeded to earn his Masters Degree from the University of Illinois in Educational Organization and Leadership.  It was here that John began to truly follow Christ with his life.  After eleven years in Higher Education, John felt a calling to go out into the world and serve. He applied for various service types of organizations but a friend urged him to go to the Dominican on his first ever mission experience and it was the step that changed his career focus and life.

John joined GO Ministries full-time in 2001.  He began by facilitating short-term mission teams and later grew to a role that oversees the development of local leaders on the island including working alongside of GO Ministries Caribbean President, Eduard Gabriel, by facilitating regular leadership meetings and visiting all of GO’s locations for accountability.  He serves with an incredible spirit of enthusiasm and passion along with his wife, Ruth.

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Ron Creque | Executive Coach and Chief Equipping Officer

Ron comes to GO from a diverse background of both business and pastoral experience. As a former United Methodist Minister he has been a church planter, served as a National Park Resident Minister/Chaplain in both Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks, and an Executive Pastor. His business background has been in an entrepreneurial and general management capacity. Along with a healthcare business with his daughter, he started his own consulting company in 2003 and his clients included both large and small businesses, churches, and the US Air Force and US Navy. His expertise is in leadership development, organizational change management, executive coaching, and performance improvement.

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He first met GO President, Brook Brotzman in 2005 at a golf outing and their friendship has grown over the years. Ron first went to the Dominican Republic in 2009 for a GO conference and became more intimately acquainted with the staff and ministry, and experienced firsthand the difference GO was making in many lives. In November 2011, Ron and wife Cathy joined GO where he is the Director of Leadership Development and Human Resources.

He is a native of Huntsville, Alabama and has a B.A. Degree from the University of Alabama, and a M.Div. Degree from Asbury Theological Seminary.

Tim Krauss | Senior Executive Field Director

When Tim Krauss was in high school he went on his first mission trip to Puerto Rico.  The trip changed his life and he went on to study at Great Lakes Christian College graduating with a degree in Cross Cultural Ministries.  Tim then had the opportunity to work as an intern in the missions department at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY.  After several mission trips to Cuba, Tim felt God leading him to ministry in Latin America and especially Cuba.  He studied Spanish in Costa Rica for a year and then prepared for his new life on the missions field in Cuba, however, all the doors to Cuba had been closed and Tim was a missionary without a country.  He met Brook Brotzman in Louisville and in 2000, Brook suggested he travel to the Dominican to help with some upcoming trips.  Tim fell in love with the people of the island and GO Ministries.  He soon married Samira Gabriel, the daughter of Ramon Gabriel the president of GO at the time.  Tim was the main field coordinator and facilitator for many years.  He now oversees GO’s ever-growing field staff, coordinates the activities of the partnership development teams and assists with the organization of construction projects.  Tim and Samira have three children, Tony, Zoey and Lilly.

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Vicki Rogers | Lead Director of Communication

Growing up, Vicki Rogers loved to tell stories.  She pursued that desire through her studies in Broadcast Journalism at Western Kentucky University.  Following graduation she used those skills and worked in communication, development, marketing and public relations at The National MS Society and later Indiana University Southeast.  In the Summer of 2001, Vicki and her husband, Jeff, went on their first mission trip to the Dominican Republic. The experience completely transformed their outlook on life and ministry.  As a result, Vicki joined GO full time that same year coordinating all short-term mission trips and communication for the ministry.

Due to medical complications with their twin daughters’ births, the Rogers’ split their time working stateside representing the ministry and helping coordinate teams and partnerships on the island where they helped facilitate teams and served the people of the Dominican and Haiti. In 2013, the Rogers moved back full-time to the field with their girls.  Vicki has the opportunity to share what God is doing globally by overseeing promotion and all communication for the ministry.  She and Jeff have three daughters; Sophia, Raena, and Ella.

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Will Partin | Lead Director of GO Sports

Will Partin went to the Dominican through GO on several basketball trips in his high school and college years with his high school basketball coach, Chris Renner.  He graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University in Sports Management and went on to Indiana Wesleyan University as the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach.  He started with GO in May 2005 and shortly after moved to the Dominican after marrying his wife, Audrey.  Due to a life filled with countless opportunities in the world of sports, Will has been privileged to be mentored by many coaches and teammates.  God used both sports and mission trips to the DR to forever change his perspective.  Will has committed to invest in men who are willing to become Godly role models for the kids on this island. He oversees a group of coaches who are anxious to grow in the gospel and disciple the next generation. Their goal is to provide spiritual and physical growth for kids through sports academies as they learn about the unity that Jesus desires for all believers.  Will and Audrey have two daughters, Ruby and June.

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