US Staff & Board


Charles Kelley

Rev. Charles D. Kelley (Read more about Chuck)
Founder and President
US Office – 541-602-6968;
US Mobile – 541-231-7380
Latvian Office – +371 67284487
Latvian Mobile – +317 2 9230509
Chuck lives in Philomath, OR & Riga, Latvia

Naomi Strauser

Naomi Strauser
Vice President
US Office: 541-602-6968
Naomi lives in Albany, OR

Matt Strauser

Dr. Matt Strauser
Director of Technology/Web Master
Matt lives in Albany, OR

Natalie Meeks

Natalie Meeks
Director of Communication and Art Ministries
Natalie lives in Greenville, SC.


Glen Volkhart

Glen Volkhart
Board Chairperson
Glen is CEO of Paraclete Mission Group, Colorado Springs, CO.

Bob Long

Bob Long
Vice Chairman
Bob is the retired General Manager of Western Farm Services, Albany, Oregon.

Stephanie Norman

Stephanie Norman
Board Secretary
Stephanie has been actively involved in orphan ministry in Latvia for several years. She and her husband have adopted children from Latvia and Siberia. She has degrees in accounting and finance. She lives in Littleton, CO.

Jeff Christensen

Jeff Christensen
Board Treasurer
Jeff is a bank examiner working for the National Credit Union Association of the Federal Government. He lives in Corvallis, OR.

Jack Eggar

Dr. Jack Eggar

Former CEO of Awana International, Jack is President of the Global Children’s Network, a strategic effort to expand training of top leaders working with children around the world. He lives in Hush Springs, Texas.


Dr. Herb Anderson (deceased)

Jeremy Andresen, Corvallis, OR

*Karon Bell, Salem, OR

Mark Bell, Fort Collins, CO

*Terry Bell, Salem, OR – former chairperson

Dr. Syd Brestel, Bend, OR

Larita Brown, Eugene, OR

Roger Dalton, Plano, TX

Matt Doud, Overland Park, KS

*George Fisher, Lake Oswego, OR

Dr. Virgil Freed (deceased)

Paula Gamble-Grant, Portland, OR

Paula Hewitt (deceased) – former chairperson

*Mark Hubbell, Salem, OR

Dr. Gunars Iesalnieks, Portland, OR

*Jerome Kenagy (deceased)

Dr. Willie McQuiston, Corvallis, OR

Rebecca Roth Kerrigone, Scio, OR

*Adrian Nikitins (deceased)

Clark Red, Richardson, TX

Leo Parchman, Boerne, TX

*Bob Riggs (deceased)

Garth Rouse, Turner, OR

Bill Specht, Englewood, FL

*Bob Sweeney (deceased)

Tommy Weathersbee (deceased) – former chairperson

Michael Westbrooks, Richardson, TX

*Carole Wille, Corvallis, OR

Larry York, Renton, WA

Bill Zipp, Corvallis, OR – former chairperson

* denotes charter member of the BBI Board of Directors. Established December 2004

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.