Nathan Mandsager (Chairman)

Schenectady, New York


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.

Jordan Hoerl (secretary)

Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey

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Jordan currently serves as a Vice President for Water Island Capital, an institutional asset manager based in New York City that specializes in alternative investment strategies. He has worked for Water Island Capital since 2010.

Jordan was born and raised in Hockessin, DE and lived for many years in the Capital District of upstate New York. He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Business Administration and later earned the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation.

Jordan lives in Ho-Ho-Kus with his wife, Carolyn, and their two children. He is an active participant in their church and has been able to serve on multiple mission trips over the years in the United States, Africa, and Europe. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing soccer and basketball, and traveling.

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.

Bill Bryon

Newmarket, 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.

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. 

Mark Hoffschneider

Scottsdale, Arizona

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Mark grew up in Eastern Nebraska. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and obtained a BSBA degree with special emphasis in Leadership/Management. After graduating, he began a career in banking and finance. During the next 30+ years, Mark held various senior-level executive positions at local, regional, and national financial institutions.

In 2007, Mark retired from the banking and finance career and pursued his passion for local and global missions. Since then, he has held several executive level positions within the local church, and served on the Boards of multiple local and global NGO’s. He has a strong passion for Africa and has traveled to visit and actively serve the people of that continent many times.

Mark and his wife, Mila, have two children and four grandchildren. They live in Scottsdale, Arizona and are active members of Scottsdale Bible Church.

Gary Holmes

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 NH 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.

Patience Lueth

Ames, Iowa

Dr. Patience L. Lueth was born in Uganda and raised in Botswana. She came to the United States in 1996 to attend Iowa State University as an undergraduate student. She holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Iowa State and is now a professor there, teaching in the Department of Architecture, Design Studies and Interdisciplinary Design. She is currently the Design Studies Director and engages in curricular improvement and development strategies through the assessment of learning outcomes.

Dr. Lueth volunteers for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, WOVEN (a ministry which she and her husband founded), and is currently attending the Vineyard Institute to earn a certificate in Advanced Biblical Leadership.

She and her husband Paul have 5 children and currently reside in Ames, Iowa. They attend Harvest Vineyard Church and have served as leaders in various church ministries including children’s, small groups, and justice team. In her spare time, she loves to relax, watch movies, and hang out with her family.  

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


Graeme grew up, one of three sons, in South Africa. After the completion of his studies and military service, he worked for a utility company in the Nuclear Mechanical Engineering Division. He subsequently changed careers to IT and moved to the USA to pursue a career in consulting. He passionately enjoys his work in SAP and has consulted to world class companies, including John Deere and Siemens. Graeme is a Senior IT Manager at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. His interests include fly fishing, gardening, woodwork, small group and home renovation.

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.