Nathan Mandsager (Chairman)

Schenectady, New York

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Nathan Mandsager currently serves as the Director of Schenectady Works and Coordinator of Schenectady Bridges, based out of the City Mission of Schenectady. These programs are dedicated to removing barriers and building resources for individuals in their journey from poverty to sustainability while partnering with employers to help them succeed in their placement, retention, and career advancement.

Nathan earned his BA in World History at the University at Albany. He went on to study Missional Leadership at The Resurgence Training Center in Seattle, WA, earning his MA in 2011. 

Nathan’s experiences in both the corporate and non-profit arenas include directing the Flood Recovery Coalition for Schenectady County after Hurricane Irene, serving as an associate pastor for ten years, co-founding the Haven Family Center, and working as an elementary school teacher. His commitment to the Capital District of upstate New York has been recognized through a number of community leadership awards in recent years.

He is also an avid traveler and has led multiple development and mission teams to countries in Africa and Europe as well as Haiti, working with individuals in abject poverty.

When not working, Nathan enjoys spending time with his wife, Pam, and three children, Zak, Grayce, and Aalyia. He also appreciates a good, dark, steaming cup of coffee.


Gary Holmes (Secretary)

Kittery, Maine

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Gary Holmes is an attorney with a New Hampshire practice focused on the areas of estate planning, asset protection, and charitable planning.

Born and raised in Leominster, MA, Gary attended Boston University, where he earned a B.A. in Political Science and his J.D. He was admitted to the New Hampshire Bar and the Federal District Court for New Hampshire in 1971 and to the First Circuit Court of Appeals in 1974. He is a Fellow in the New Hampshire Bar Foundation and has served on various bar committees.

As support for his focus on estate planning, Gary is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Wealth Counsel, LLC. He has been designated as an Accredited Estate Planner by the National Association of Estate Planning Councils.

He is an active participant on the boards of a number of local charities as well as his church. He has two sons and three grandchildren and lives with his wife, Pat, in Kittery, Maine.


Brad Sievers (Treasurer)

Fort Collins, Colorado

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Brad currently manages the HR analytics and compensation functions for JBS USA, one of the nation’s largest food companies. He has worked for JBS since 2012. 

Born and raised in Washington, Iowa, he graduated from Iowa State University in 2012 with a degree in Economics and Political Science. After graduating, Brad spent a summer in Uganda as a ChildVoice intern, focusing primarily on the micro-loan and post-residential support programs.  

Brad lives in Fort Collins and is a member of The Pursuit Church. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, hiking, and cheering on his favorite sports teams.


Neil T. Mandsager, M.D.

Johnston, Iowa

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Dr. Mandsager started his practice, Perinatal Center of Iowa LLC, in 1993. His practice offers a complete spectrum of services dedicated to mothers-to-be -- including the management of high-risk pregnancies, obstetric ultrasounds, prenatal screenings, inpatient care, and genetic counseling. 

Born in Cameroon, West Africa, he grew up in Marshalltown, IA, attending Wartburg College and then the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He did his Ob-Gyn residency in Columbia, MO, before spending four years in the Air Force. Finally, he completed a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Mandsager is currently board certified in Obstetrics-Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. 

Neil lives in Johnston with his wife, Kathryn. They have five children and seven grandchildren. He and his family are members of Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines, IA. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, taking photographs, and watercolor painting.

 


Graeme Thom

Alpharetta, Georgia

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Thom is a software and business process consultant with more than 11 years' experience, specifically with SAP software, with clients such as Siemens and John Deere. He studied Mechanical Engineering in South Africa. After the completion of his studies, he worked for a utility company in the Nuclear Mechanical Engineering Division, and subsequently held various programming positions.

He was born in South Africa -- one of three brothers -- and lived there until the age of 30, when he moved to the U.S. to pursue a career in consulting. Spending a lot of time in Atlanta has allowed him to join the Atlanta botanical gardens. His hobbies include refurbishing houses, building decks, photography, and reading. 


Mark Hoffschneider

West Johnston, Iowa

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Mark grew up in rural Nebraska. In 1975, he graduated from the University of Nebraska and obtained his degree in Business Administration with special emphasis in Real Estate and Land Use Economics. Shortly after graduating, he began a career in banking and finance. During the next 31 years, Mark held various senior-level executive positions at local, regional, and national financial institutions.

In 2006, Mark retired from banking and finance and pursued his passion for local and global missions, working closely with his church and several ministries and NGO’s, both locally and in Africa. In 2010, Mark became full-time Director of Missions for Lutheran Church of Hope, West Des Moines, IA. 

Mark and his wife, Mila, have two children and three grandchildren. They live on acreage in Johnston, IA.


Conrad L. Mandsager

Nottingham, New Hampshire

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Throughout his career, Mandsager has provided program design, development, and evaluation services to numerous organizations seeking aggressive growth in new and existing ventures that serve at-risk populations. After completing his studies at Wartburg College and Iowa State University, he held senior management positions with Prison Fellowship Ministries, JAF Ministries, and Dare Mighty Things. Mandsager is the founder and CEO of ChildVoice.

Conrad grew up in Africa and has returned numerous times to work with disadvantaged populations in Kenya, Ghana, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zambia.  

Conrad and his wife, Kathy, live on a small farm in rural New Hampshire and are members of Bethany Church in Raymond, NH. They have two children and two grandchildren.


David Clark

Rye Beach, New Hampshire

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David Clark is retired from a long business career, having served in various management roles. He is co-owner of two companies which manufacture commercial cabinetry and is active on several boards of directors.

He attended Lehigh University for engineering and Boston University, where he earned an MBA.

Dave and his wife, Judith, have two children and one grandson. They are members of and worship at Bethany Church in Greenland, NH. Dave enjoys travel, reading, woodworking, and spending time with his wife. 


Maghan Perez

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Maghan Perez is the National Director of Athletes InterVarsity, a ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, a nonprofit organization ministering to colleges and universities. 

A graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in Finance and Management, Maghan became involved in InterVarsity through college and later was hired as their first athlete staff.  She helped to initiate, plant, and launch Athletes InterVarsity in New England and eventually across the country.  She also has interwoven justice and service into the DNA of Athletes InterVarsity, leading multiple trips of college athletes to New Orleans to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina and to Uganda with ChildVoice. Under her leadership, she has seen this movement grow from a grassroots program with a handful of staff and students to a national strategic ministry of more than 2,300 core student athletes and coaches on more than 60 campuses. 

Maghan was a member of the University of Minnesota Duluth’s women’s hockey national championship team and also played collegiate hockey and lacrosse for the University of New Hampshire. 

She lives with her husband, Orlando, and their twin boys, Xavier and Ezekiel, in Philadelphia, PA.  She enjoys playing rugby, cycling, and reading biographies about influential world leaders.   


Andrew Schonbek

Plattsburgh, New York

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Andrew was born and raised in Montreal, Canada, and has lived for many years in Plattsburgh, NY. He attended Lower Canada College in Montreal and Neuchatel Junior College in Neuchatel, Switzerland, and then obtained his BA Degree at the University of Toronto and his MBA at McGill University. He is married to Alice and has two daughters, Amelia and Alexandra.

Andrew’s work life revolved around Schonbek Worldwide Lighting, a manufacturer of crystal chandeliers founded in 1870 by his great grandfather. As its president, Schonbek fostered an environment of creativity in product design, process improvement, and innovative marketing. In 2007, he sold the business to Swarovski, the renowned Austrian manufacturer of luxury crystal products.

Andrew served extensively on the Board of Governors for the American Lighting Association, including as its President in 1990. He later was inducted into the ALA Hall of Fame. In addition, he has served on the boards of the Plattsburgh College Foundation, the Clinton County Area Development Corp., the Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Burlington, VT, the Isaiah 61 Foundation, and 150 Cherry Street, Inc.

Now retired from the business, and in addition to ongoing involvement in nonprofit work, Andrew has taken up fly-fishing, which he describes as “certainly the most complex endeavor known to man.”


Bill Bryon

Lee, NH

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During Bryon’s business career he purchased, built, and sold a weekly newspaper in Santa Rosa, CA, began business publications in Santa Rosa and Sacramento, and started Eastern Marketing Services (EMS), a direct-mail company in Durham, NH. For the past 26 years, EMS has helped independent retailers in New England communicate with the public through “shared mail," a direct-mail approach utilizing the sharing of postal expenses to reach zip codes of common interest.

A New Jersey native, Bill received a B.A. in Political Science from Earlham College in Richmond, IN, and pursued graduate studies in Public Administration at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX, and the University of Oklahoma. From 1969 through 1972, he served in the United States Air Force in Texas, Okinawa, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Now retired, Bill finds great pleasure in sharing time with his family, friends, and church and in pursuing life-long interests in gardening, reading, and travel. He attends Durham Evangelical Church in New Hampshire.