The Sustain Hope Team
JoAnn Butrin, PhD Director, International Ministries, Assemblies of God World Missions
Dr. Butrin has served as director of IM since 2005. She began her missionary career in 1972 as a missionary nurse in Africa. Fourteen years later she joined HealthCare Ministries, the medical missions outreach of AGWM and was appointed director in 1996. She has authored books and lectured in many countries.
Brandon & Vicki Forester
Brandon and Vicki Forester are Missionary Associates currently serving with Sustain Hope. In 2005, they were placed as administrators of Hope Clinic in Vanuatu. Their time in Vanuatu afforded them extensive ministry opportunities in the realm of church planting, discipleship, compassion ministry, and evangelism. They also greatly benefited from the mentorship of Bryan and Renee Webb, veteran AGWM missionaries. In January 2008 they were honored by having their story and ministry featured in the Pentecostal Evangel. After completion of their assignment at Hope Clinic, Brandon and Vicki went back to school to finish training as nurse practitioner and speech pathologist respectively. Their years of on field experience coupled with formal training in healthcare, medicine, language, and education has prepared them to offer others learning opportunities in the development of sustainable compassionate outreach ministries.
Dakota & Jordan Marsh
Sustain Hope Team Leads
Dakota and Jordan Marsh are creative specialists for community development with Sustain Hope. They have been commissioned as missionary associates from Life Fellowship of Weatherford, OK. Dakota and Jordan have both been active in children’s and youth ministry, led mission teams across the U.S. and served overseas on short term missions trips. Dakota has a degree in business management and Jordan has been a practicing dental hygienist since 2012. They have been working with the Sustain Hope team since June 2015. They are both passionate about serving people and hope to awaken a missional mindset in the lives of those around them.
Bob & LeAnn Bachman
Bob and LeAnn were farmers in North Dakota for 30 years and active in their local church and community. In 1995, they worked in Nuevo Laredo for 3 months on a mission assignment, sold out of farming in 1999 and spent the next 2 years in Latin America as missionary associates working construction and various other assignments. The Bachman’s joined Convoy of Hope in 2006. They developed the grain initiative, worked with community outreaches and disaster response, as well as traveling to a number of countries teaching agricultural techniques and the bio-sand water filtration system. In 2010 they transferred to Sustain Hope and continued to teach various appropriate technologies. They also accepted the position of liaisons to Global Teen Challenge and work in cooperation with the Sustainable Solutions Department of GTC to teach and conduct assessments at centers worldwide to encourage development of sustainable projects.