Meet our Board

Pete

Peter Howard

 

Peter serves on the Misson ONE Board where he brings is nearly 20 years' experience in relief and development work. Having served previously as a Country Director in Indonesia as well as Chief International Operations Officer for Food for the Hungry, Peter has hands-on experience in development work and humanitarian aid. He is passionate about journeying with people around the world through beauty, goodness, and truth to Jesus Christ and His Kingdom. Peter enjoys biking to local coffee shops in downtown Phoenix with his wife and children to share pastries and conversations. 
Christianna

Christianna Luy

 

Christianna is a Vice President with CCS Fundraising leading capital campaigns, feasibility studies, and interim development strategic services in support of clients across nearly every nonprofit sector and on both the east and west coasts. She is a proud graduate of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Taylor University, and has earned the respected CFRE and CSPG designations. Raised in the Midwest, she happily calls Phoenix home and can often be found traveling to National Parks or entertaining friends on her patio. 

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Samuel Melvin

 

Sam serves with Mission ONE Board with a unique set of skills in both marketplace and ministry. Having been in banking for over 25 years, Sam is currently VP of Underwriting for Morgan Stanley Private Bank. Sam also serves on the Board of Elders at Scottsdale Bible Church, sitting on the Finance Committee and assisting with all manners of church administration and oversight while also teaching on topics related to doctrine and theology. He is also the founder of Church And Race Ministries, Inc. a ministry dedicated to building racial unity within the body of Christ. Sam maintains his credentials as an ordained minister in the Church of God In Christ, a historically Black denomination. He has a BS in Economics from Arizona State University and a Masters of Divinity from Phoenix Seminary. Sam is married to Janet and father to Sam (Samuel) and Sam (Samantha). 
Barret

Barrett Jones

 

Barret works as a financial advisor for Strategic Financial Partners and as a college football analyst for ESPN part-time during the fall. He received a scholarship to play football at the University of Alabama, where he was a four-year starter and the team won three national championships. In 2013, He was drafted by the S.t Louis Rams in the fourth round and played three seasons in the NFL spending time with the Rams, Steelers, Bears, and Eagles.  Barret and his wife Katie are active members at Harvest Church in Germantown, Tennessee, and enjoy serving their local community on several nonprofit boards. 

Kevin

Kevin Holt

 

Kevin brings a diverse background to the table, having spent several years serving entrepreneurs in subject matters including strategic consulting, taxation, and investment management. Additionally, Kevin's experience includes multiple roles in professional baseball, both as a player and on the business side, working with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Kevin traveled to Kenya with Mission ONE where he was able to meet and hear the stories of young women whose lives have been changed by the sewing project. Kevin has been married to his wife, Lindsey, since 2006. They have 3 children, Gavin, Audra, and Hadley. 

 

Bob

Bob Schindler

 

Bob is the Founder and Global Ambassador of Mission ONE. His life of faith began when he accepted Christ while attending university. After working in a family business, he and his wife, Diana, traveled as evangelists beginning in 1978. During a teaching engagement in Africa, God planted a seed in Bob’s heart to come alongside His faithful servants in developing nations, as they evangelize and plant churches among unreached peoples. After much prayer and counsel, the partnership ministry of Mission ONE was born in 1991. Diana passed away in 2002. Bob married Linda in 2005. Together they travel extensively in the US, representing Mission ONE, and internationally, serving our indigenous partners. 

Werner

Werner Mischke

 

Werner has been serving with Mission ONE since 1992. He leads our Training Ministry and currently serves as Vice President. He is the author of The Global Gospel: Achieving Missional Impact in Our Multicultural World (2015). Werner is a key leader of the Honor-Shame Network which helps facilitate a global conversation about honor, shame, and the gospel in missiology and theology. He served as coordinator of the Honor-Shame Conference held at Wheaton College in June 2017, and has taught on “Honor, Shame and the Gospel” in Brazil, India, Lebanon, New Zealand, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. 

Mike

Mike Schell

Chairman

Mike is currently serving as the Mission ONE Chairperson and has been on the Board since 2010. He has worked in real estate investing for over 20 years engaged in the acquisition, ownership, management, and rehabilitation of multifamily apartment communities. Deeply invested in the vision of the organization Mike is most inspired by Mission ONE’s work to empower women and create dignified work opportunities. He has traveled with the Mission ONE team to visit our partners and projects in Kenya. Mike is married with three children and attend Scottsdale Bible Church. 

Kurt

Kurt Gusinde

Treasurer

Kurt serves Mission ONE as the Board Treasurer using his extensive professional background in finance to help the organization steward its resources wisely. Kurt is a Managing Director at Exeter Financial and has over thirty years of professional investment management experience. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and has an international MBA. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Kurt connects with God through nature, enjoying climbing and hiking here in the valley. He has been involved with many ministries over the years including serving internationally in China. Kurt, his wife Robin, and their two young children continue to engage in service opportunities locally, often through their church, Scottsdale Bible. 

Will

William Strickland

 

A native of Tuscaloosa, Strickland began his career in the field of environmental engineering before moving into the faith-based non-profit sector. At Mission One, where he has served as president for five years, William led strategic campaigns in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East that addressed poverty issues from unemployment to unclean water. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Strickland earned a BS in Civil Engineering with a focus on water issues. He played football under Nick Saban at Alabama, winning two national championships during his time there. He is currently pursuing a Master’s of the Arts in Missional Theology at Covenant Theological Seminary. William, his wife, and three young children enjoy gardening and other outdoor activities near their home in Mobile, Alabama.  

Casey

Casey K. Brennan

 

Casey Brennan has served on the Mission One board since 2018. Casey is a Partner and CFO for NALS Apartment Homes, which owns and operates multifamily apartments across the country. Prior to joining NALS, Casey held a variety of CFO roles for General Electric. Casey is a graduate of GE’s corporate management training program and received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Georgia Institute of Technology. Casey is married with three children and is actively involved in Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara.

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Olivia Mulerwa

Mission ONE President

Olivia brings years of experience in transitional justice, human rights, and international education to the Mission ONE team. Equipped with two master’s degrees in law and international business, Olivia has worked for the Ministry of Justice of Rwanda where she authored Rwanda’s first National Human Rights Policy and worked closely with the UN.

Combining her extensive experience in international relationships and education, Olivia brings a fresh perspective and cultural intelligence to her role at Mission ONE. She leads our team with enthusiasm and builds avenues for cross-cultural learning as we work together with our international partners.

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