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 Salem, OR

Matt Strauser

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

David Jones

David Jones
Senior Advisor to the President
David is Managing Director with Cedarstone in Wheaton, IL.
He lives in Miami, FL.

Natalie Meeks

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


Tommy Weathersbee

Tommy Weathersbee
Tommy, of Galveston, TX, is a utilities specialist at TechServe, a utility consulting company in Tyler, TX. He is a former Senior Executive with Texas Utilities.

Bob Long

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

Matt Doud

Matt Doud
Board Treasurer
Matt is a financial adviser living in Kansas City, Missouri.

Glen Volkhart

Glen Volkhart
Glen VolkhardtBoard Secretary
Glen is CEO of Paraclete Mission Group, Colorado Springs, CO.

Stephanie Norman

Stephanie Norman
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.

Jack Eggar

Dr. Jack Eggar
MemberFormer 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.

Gunars Iesalnieks

Dr. Gunars Iesalnieks
Born in Latvia, Gunars is a retired Boeing engineer from Portland, OR

Jeff Christensen

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


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

*George Fisher, Lake Oswego, OR

Dr. Virgil Freed (deceased)

Paula Gamble-Grant, Portland, OR

Paula Hewitt (deceased) – former chairperson

*Mark Hubbell, Salem, 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)

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

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