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Meet our Board of Directors

Yoon Kwon Chae, Director and Kook-Ja Park Chae, Member and
Director of Geon Christian Children's Home and KangSuh Children's Library and Center  

Seoul, Korea

Kook-Ja, the wife of our Director, is also a board member. She was in charge of Seoul Women's Services before her marriage to Bro. Chae. She is the administrator of Geon Christian Children’s Home in Seoul, Korea. She is an active member of Central Christian Church, Seoul, where her husband is senior minister.

 

 

Lester LeMay
Chairman

Tempe, Arizona

Lester and his wife Donna were active in ministry in California, Arizona, Kentucky and Ohio for over 25 years, and served over 2 years as supply missionaries in South Africa and Nigeria. Lester also did social work with handicapped people through the State of Arizona for 16 years. In 2007 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Social Service from Seoul Christian University. They are active in First Christian Church, Tempe, Arizona.

 

 

Lee Brewer,
Vice Chairman

Klamath Falls, Oregon

Lee, and his wife Tricia, are active members of Shasta Way Christian Church where he serves as Elder. Together ,they have enjoyed serving on the Missions Team there since 2001. Lee retired as a USAF Navigator in 1983, and as a California State Correctional Officer in 2000. He has Bible degrees from Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee, and Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland Ohio. Lee was added to the KGCM board in April, 2015.

 

 

MIKE SCHMIDT
Treasurer

FRESNO, CA

 


Mike and his wife Mary  are active members of Northside Christian Church in Clovis, he recently retired from the Fresno Fire Department. He began his work as treasurer for the Mission on June 1, 2007. They have visited Korea and the mission several times.

 

 

George Boose,
Recording secretary

Downey, California

George is a retired contract manager living in Downey, California, with his wife Donna. He has written several articles and books on Christian themes.  He has visited many mission fields and is an elder in the First Christian Church of Downey. California.

 

 

John Chae,
Director of information

San Jose, CA

 

John Woosik Chae, son of our Directors, was added to the board in March 2012. He has served as youth leader and pastor of a Korean Church. He has degrees from UC-Berkeley, Fullerton Seminary, Pepperdine College, and is working on his doctorate at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. John is married to NooRei Dong, who works in optometry.

 

 

Jon Ford
Member

Mesa, Arizona

 

Jon is a Certified Financial Planner and Carolyn is a retired school psychologist. They moved from Cedar Falls, Iowa, to Mesa, Arizona where they are active in Broadway Christian Church. Jon was added to the Board in May 2006.

 

 

Verna Lou McNemar,
Member

Fresno, California

Lou has been a member of the board since the death of her husband Robert. She has served as a travel agent. She is active in the Northside Christian Church, Clovis, California.

 

 

Stephen Pate,
Member

 

 

Stephen and his wife Marissa are active members of Downey First Christian Church. Stephen is the youth director there, and also teaches youth ministry classes for Hope International University)

 

 

Christian Chae,
Member

Washington DC

 

Christian serves as a chaplain for the United States Air Force. His family is currently residing in the Washington DC area.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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