Star of Hope International, America is governed by a volunteer board of directors, of whom the majority are independent. Directors serve a three-year term and strive to make decisions that are in the best interest of the children served around the world.
Don Williams (Board Chairman)
Prof. Don Williams is a retired university professor of biology who has been a career-long educator both at the public secondary school level and in higher education. After graduation from Montrose High School, Montrose, CO in 1966, he attended Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, KS for his undergraduate degree in biology and education. During his 40+ years in teaching, he successfully earned his masters degree from Western State College, Gunnison, CO in 1978 and his Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) from Ball State University, Muncie, IN in 1998. He taught sciences, drivers' training, and coached at the secondary level at Hanston, KS for three years and Lyons, KS for 15 years from 1970-1988. His higher education experience included both Sterling College, Sterling, KS for 15 years and Park University, Parkville, MO for nine years until he retired in the summer of 2012. He still continues to teach and develop online biology classes for Park University on a part-time, adjunct basis.
Don and his wife, Jan, attend Grace Community Church in Great Bend Kansas and helps in the AWANA program and serve in other capacities there.
Jon Prescott (Board Treasurer)
Accepted the Lord when he was 7 years old and he grew up in a Christian family of 4 boys. His spiritual journey has included: Middle School Sunday School teacher, Trustee, Trustee Chairman, Youth Sponsor, Mission’s fundraising, Fundraising Chairman for a new Sanctuary, NAB Triennial Conference Planning Team, Small Group Bible Study Leader.
Jon Prescott is a graduate of Fort Hays State University in Western Kansas with Bachelor of Science degrees in Marketing and Finance. For the past thirty-three years, Jon has held executive positions for service, wholesale, software and retail corporations. Jon’s longest professional journey (27 years) was with CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) as Chief Marketing Officer and later President. Currently he is President of his own Consulting firm (Retirement Security & Wealth Consulting) which focuses on retirement plan services, plan design and Marketing.
RodicaMalos, MS, ANP, DNP
Rodica joined the Board after many years of involvement in the work especially through Star of Hope Romania. Rodica resides in Gresham, OR. As a Doctor of Nursing Practice and with many licenses in addition (PhD Degree Program with clinical orientation) Rodica is a welcome addition to our Board.
Rodica is also owner, operator of two adult foster homes and residential care facilities. In the past Rodica was very involved with “Daily Bread for Orphans in Romania” from 1993- 2000and “ICMP” Bucharest, Romania.
Rodica speaks fluent in Romanian and is most interested in the evangelical movement happing in Romania and wants to be a conduit for that work to more faster and wider.
Kenneth W Borror
Kenneth W Borror, 86, was born and raised in Rossville, Il. After two years in the USNR, attended University of Illinois and graduated with a BSEE degree in 1950. He worked for IBM in various positions for about 38 years. After retirement, he spent time in Haiti and Sweden doing volunteer work for Star of Hope and is currently living in Colorado Springs, CO. Ken is married. He and his wife, Violet, have 4 children and 5 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Erik Lennart Eriksson
Lennart Eriksson is the Founder, CEO & President of Star of Hope International, the umbrella group that all the Star of Hope organizations, worldwide, cooperate within.
Lennart is the visionary and the leader of Tentmission the evangelical arm of Star of Hope. Born in 1956, father of five children. Living in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. He's a member of a local Baptist Church. He's also an appreciated inspirational speaker and motivator.
Kevin Huff is an accomplished, seasoned Telecom veteran who left the industry to start a leadership and sales effectiveness company. In 2008, he started Training To Go with one idea in mind: to change the game of corporate training. Training To Go broke the chains of traditional training inside and outside the classroom. With Kevin's customer-focused approach, Training To Go doubled in size in the first year. At the end of a second explosive-growth year, Kevin sold Training To Go to Sales Artists, becoming the CEO (or as he prefers, the Chief Experience Officer) of the new combined entity. www.salesartists.com
Kevin brings a wealth of sales, marketing, and training experience to Sales Artists. He has held key leadership positions in Marketing and Sales for several Fortune 500 companies, has trained over 15,000 salespeople, has taught both "Training & Development" and "Sales Effectiveness" courses at Harrison College, and speaks internationally on the subjects of Sales, Business, and Training.
Kevin also serves as Vice-chairman for Cornerstone Pastor's Network and has a heart for pastors serving in smaller (<500) churches across the globe.
Ulrika is the CEO of Star of Hope Sweden, Hoppets Stjarna. She has led many new processes in the Star of Hope family after taking the helm. Mainly all her work has lead to greater efficiency both in the funding and project countries. Ulrika is the mother of 3 boys and daughter of Star of Hopes founder. A singer in her spare time she loves to sing worship songs wherever she can.
Ms Kay Metsger, RN BSN, of Fairview, Oregon is a driving force for the board members both in networking and in the Word; she helps guide the organization in the Pacific Northwest to help Star of Hope in the pursuit of its mission.
Ms Metsger, a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Nursing, brings her extensive education and work experience in the heath field to the board. Over the past few years she has traveled to Romania where she participated in multiple Star of Hope conferences to benefit women caring for children with disabilities.
She has been involved with Agape Women's ministry, New Beginnings church ministry as well as My Father's House Ministries. Her passion to impact the spiritual and physical needs of the most vulnerable peoples is evident in the energy she brings to the board.
Mark J Presson (CEO)
Mark Presson, 1960, born Wurzburg, Germany, raised in Panama and the US. Mark has lived in Europe and Asia for the last 26 years and now is stationed in Kansas. Mark has 5 years higher education and has been with the Star of Hope family for 25 years. Mark has worked in the organization with different responsibilities, including COO, disaster & recovery management, relief and equipment staging and shipping, digital advocacy, grant writing, web based fundraising tools and fundraising, management change and more. Mark is a Christian man married to Maria Presson and they have 2 sons.