Matt Hawkins has been involved with missions to Haiti since 2010. The majority of this time has been spent leading or serving on medical missions that provide mobile clinics to underserved communities across Haiti. On his first trip to Haiti he was both affected by the overwhelming needs and difficult circumstances faced by the Haitian people and encouraged by the work being done by his Haitian brothers and sisters. Haiti and it's people stole a piece of his heart and he has been involved since. Matt resides in Westminster Colorado with his wife Amy and two teenage sons. He works as a Physician Assistant and faculty member at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Matt is serving as the Boards President of JHFI.
Chris Harrah is a Professional Land Surveyor who found a love for foreign missions on his first trip to Panama in 2007. Chris loves to see the Church working in other cultures and languages than his own and is eager to help Christian missions. On his first trip to Haiti, only a few months after the devastating earthquake in 2010, he was able to serve as a member of a medical mission team providing much needed dental care to the people of the Port-au-Prince area. He has been able to serve on 3 subsequent dental missions to both Haiti and Panama. Chris has also been blessed with the opportunity to speak to the Haitian people via the weekly Radio Tele-Lumiere radio program. He feels a strong bond to the people of HaitI, and looks forward to more opportunities to serve both in Haiti and around the world. Chris resides in Roanoke, Virginia with his wife April and their two daughters Ainsley and Sienna.
In 1988 Debbie met an evangelist from Northern Haiti, and that began her journey to a passion for the country of Haiti and her people. In 1989 she made her first mission trip to Haiti to serve at medical mobile clinics and an orphanage. Over the course of all these years, Debbie has been involved with—among other things—orphanage administration, education sponsorship programs, youth and leadership conferences, medical brigades, facilitating projects, and patient advocacy. Debbie and her husband Tim have served as missionaries to Haiti for a total of nine years. They currently reside in Charlotte, NC, near their 5 grandchildren, and serve with the Queen City Church. Of all the things to love about Haiti, she loves the people the most.
Dr. Todd Hook is an optometrist from Bentonville, AR. He has been going to Haiti on regular medical mission trips since 2012, providing eye care services and glasses to those in need in a variety of locations throughout Haiti. He has worked with Just Have Faith Ministries in Haiti for the last few years in their medical mission efforts. He has served in the past on the board of directors of Emmaus House in Cap Haitien. He also currently serves on the board of directors for Green Valley Bible Camp in Arkansas. He has been married to his wife Holly for 22 years and has two children, Hunter and Jacoby.
In 2006 Dr. Skinner went on his first medical mission to Panama to serve in his field of Dentistry. His eyes and his heart were opened to the deep needs of those struggling to find a way out of severe poverty. A trip to Haiti in 2010, only a few months after the devastating earthquake, had a profound and lasting impact. He has since traveled to Haiti as often as possible to provide much needed dental care and education. Dr. Skinner and his wife Sena also enjoy assisting students from High Speed Professional School with their conversational English. The Skinners live in Virginia with their four daughters, Hannah, Maria, Adele, and Lilly.