Our Board of directors

EDCM's board of directors consists of 7 volunteers who all have a very close association to the mission.  EDCM is incredibly grateful for the godly leadership of these individuals and their many years of combined service!

  • Neil Webster

    President, Finance Committee

    Neil, a professional engineer and business owner, has been a member of the Board of Directors since it was formed in 2001.  He has participated in several short term missions trip to the DR, including construction projects and medical missions.  Neil always enjoys travelling to the Dominican Republic to fellowship with the mission's congregations.  He has been a resident of Louisville, KY, for more than 50 years and an active member of Northeast Christian Church for 40 years.  

  • Larry travis

    Vice-President

    Larry  has been in  ministry for over 43 years and served as senior minister at Nicholson Christian Church in Independence, KY, until his recent retirement.  He has served at Cincinnati Christian University and is now a professor of Communications and assistant golf instructor at Northern Kentucky University.  Larry is passionate about his Lord, the church, missions, mentoring and his family.  Larry has served on EDCM's board since it began it 2001, and he recalls praying over the country with Rick York, the mission's founder, in the mission's early days.  

  • Joni colle

    secretary

    Joni joined the EDCM board in 2003.  She has been an active member of Westside Christian Church in Springfield, IL, for 32 years.  She has participated in several mission trips with her church to the DR.   As a Registered Nurse and Respiratory Therapist, Joni is passionate about supporting the medical needs of the Dominican people.   Joni greatly appreciates how God is working through Dr. Euri with his holistic approach to care.  

  • Kelsey swing

    Kelsey is an active member of Broadway Christian Church in Mattoon, IL. She has participated in three short-term mission trips to the Dominican Republic and began serving on the EDCM board of directors in 2020.  Kelsey is a licensed CPA and has considerable experience in audits of governmental entities and nonprofit  organizations.  Kelsey and her husband, Chris, reside in Lerna, IL with their daughter, Lixia. They enjoy hiking and spending time outdoors as a family.

  • Keith simmons

    Keith Simmons is the owner of KR Enterprises and Wilson Carpet Services.  As an active member of Christ’s Church in Jacksonville, FL, Keith has always been involved in missions and outreach.  His focus has been leadership development and outreach into his community and throughout the world.   He has a heart for supporting our missionaries on the field, while helping others to experience short term missions in a healthy way, having led and participated in over 30 mission trips to countries all over the world.   Keith's greatest blessing is being married to his wife of 41 years who is the mother of their 4 children and grandmother to  7 grandkids.

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