Board of Directors

The Welcome Home Haiti Board of Directors is a highly passionate, dedicated, and skilled group, whose goals are to glorify God first, respectfully and lovingly empower our Haitian brothers and sisters, and relentlessly utilize their spiritual gifts to achieve God's will for WHH. 

 

Members are:

 

   

 Steve and Shelley Hari

Field Director/Founders

 Eastview Christian Church

 Bloomington/Normal, IL

 Our family became involved in ministry in Northern Haiti during the summer of 1999.  Year after year we were able to return to serve the  people of the Pillatre community.  Ten years later, God placed the burden of the need for adequate shelter on our hearts.  Welcome Home Haiti was the result of that prompting. The Lord has made it clear that He is able to do immeasureably more than we

could ask for or imagine. We are blessed to be on this journey with Him and so many faithful believers who walk alongside us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greg and Sheila Filson

Board President

White River Christian Church

Noblesville, Indiana

Greg is currently the President of the Board of Directors for Welcome Home Haiti.  He and his wife Sheila are the parents of 3 daughters and one grandson.  Greg and Sheila have been involved in ministry in Haiti for several years.  Greg been an integral part in many projects at Pillatre Christian Center and with Welcome Home Haiti.  His passion for and love of the people of Northern Haiti is inspiring. He is a man who gets things done!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Moss

Eastview Christian Church

Bloomington/Normal, IL

I had the great fortune to travel to Haiti for the first time in 2011. I was overwhelmed by the joy the Haitian families have in their lives   despite the incredibly difficult conditions most of them face every day.  I also wondered why my family and I were not experiencing that much joy in our lives, despite facing few challenges. I was heartbroken when I returned home and realized the excess that existed in our lives. God used this experience to alter the trajectory of my life and has allowed me the great privilege to be involved with Welcome Home Haiti and then work He is doing through the ministry. My favorite bible passage is 1 John 3:17-18.  "But if anyone has the world's  goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in Him?  Little children, let us not love in  word or talk but in deed and in truth."  Welcome Home Haiti provides an awesome opportunity for individuals, families, businesses, small  groups, or churches to live out this passage. 

 

 

 

Bob and Leanna Van Voorst

Central Christian Church

Carmel, Indiana

After many years of involvement with Haitian Christian Ministries, we lead a team to build a Welcome Home Haiti house for Marlene Valcourt in March of 2012.  The simplicity of the mission and detailed organization of how to do the trip and complete the build were very appealing to us. We have since led two additional house builds. 

 

Bob Stephan 

Financial Director

  

Eastview Christian Church

Normal, Illinois

Bob is an investor by occupation and believes the ratio of life change per dollar donated makes Welcome Home Haiti a great place for people to invest their time, talent, and treasure. He and his wife Cara have two daughters, the oldest of which helped build a house in July 2016. Bob is blessed to be a part of the Lord's work changing lives through Welcome Home Haiti.

 

Jay and Missy Herrman

Forwarding Agents/Marketing Director

  

Eastview Christian Church

Normal, Illinois

Jay went to Haiti for the first time in 2013 and God used that trip to change the trajectory of his and his family's lives. Missy has been on two trips and their teenage daughters have also been on Welcome Home Haiti trips.  Jay currently serves as marketing director for Welcome Home Haiti.  He and Missy will transition to the Forwarding Agent role when the Hari's move to Haiti permanently in 2017.