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Sam Muyskens - Founder, Global Faith in Action

Sam is a Dutchman who grew up in small, rural Dutch communities in Minnesota. He graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education. Sam earned his Master of Sacred Music, Master of Music Education and Master of Divinity degrees from Southern Methodist University. Sam has been an ordained United Methodist Minister for 48 years. He has taught high school music, had his own business as a piano technician, and been a Minister of Music in Arizona, Illinois, and South Dakota as well as a South Dakota State Penitentiary Chaplain. In 1979 Sam accepted an appointment as senior pastor of West Heights United Methodist Church, in Wichita, Kansas. Thirteen years later he became the Executive Director of Inter-Faith Ministries, and grew the organization into an internationally recognized organization. Sam has lectured and traveled throughout the world. He traveled to India as the guest of the Gobind Sedan Institute of Comparative Religions. In November of 2009 he was one f five interfaith executives invited to the White House to advise the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships on the need for “inter-religious understanding.” In December of 2009 he made a presentation on “Interfaith Dialogue in Action” at the Parliament of World Religions in Melbourne, Australia. Sam is the founder and President of Global Faith in Action. Sam has traveled to Haiti some 40 times on behalf of the ASAP Haiti Project which he and other Haitian and Wichita residents founded 21 year ago.

Chandler Williams - Sponsorship Coordinator

Chandler is a getting her Masters in Communication from Wichita State University. She will receive a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish in May of 2015 with a Minor in Music and Communication. Chandler started as an intern at GFIA working with the Haiti Sponsorship Program her sophomore year of college. She then started Global Faith in Action—COLLEGE at Wichita State and now coordinates Alternative Spring Break Trips to Haiti with college students in the area. Find out more info about Chandler at: http://wilcmarie.wix.com/wilcmarie wilcmarie@gmail.com, 316.708.8980

Jonathan Flesher - Project Coordinator

A native of Wichita, KS, Jonathan graduated with a degree in Integrated Marketing Communication from Wichita State University in 2006. He came on board with Global Faith In Action in September of 2013 and has successfully coordinated several city-wide projects in that time. He will travel to Haiti for a second straight year to help coordinate GFIA’s Alternative Spring Break mission trip. Aside from his work with GFIA, Jonathan is also the Director of Student Ministries at Wichita State University. Jonathan is a capricorn and enjoys candle light dinners and long walks on the beach… You can contact Jonathan at: jonathan@globalfaithinaction.org, 316-269-0635
Global Faith In Action 1020 E English Suite B, Wichita, Kansas 67201 email: gfianow@gmail.com phone: 316-269-0635 ext. 233

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