Hometown: Hartville, OH
Church: Maple Grove Mennonite Occupation: Owner of Countryside Plumbing, Inc.
Family: married to Betty, with three children - Chris, , Zachary, Jesse
Reason for joining the board of Fortress of Hope: I was a part of the original group that visited Nicaragua in 2008. That gave me the inspiration to help draw together people who could start this children's home where each child is loved beyond measure, food and physical care is the norm, and children have the opportunity to receive a formal education.
Hometown: Berlin, OH
Church: Berlin Mennonite Church
Family: married to Sheryl, with two children - Adam and Jarrod
Reason for joining the board of Fortress of Hope: I have been a part of the board from the beginning. I choose to be a part of the board because I believe that so much of Jesus' life and teaching centered on meeting the needs of the marginal and giving them hope.
Dot & Larry Chupp
Hometown: Shipshewana, IN
Church: Siloam Fellowship
Occupation: Rosedale Mennonite Missions staff
Family: Since we don't have children of our own, those at Fortress of Hope are a wonderful blessing in our lives!
Reason for joining the board of Fortress of Hope: After having lived in Nicaragua in the late 70’s, we found our hearts returning to this country and the work at Fortress of Hope beats close to our hearts.
Hometown: Bay Port, MI
Church: Pigeon River Mennonite
Occupation: Financial Advisor
Family: married to Phyllis, with four children - Mitchell, Megan, Tyler, Rachel
Reason for joining the board of Fortress of Hope: I joined this organization because I believe strongly in the work that is being done. I hope I can help provide direction for the ministry and connect with potential donors.
Hometown: Managua, Nicaragua
Family: married to Ana, with three children - Abraham, Isaac, Abigail
Reason for joining the board of Fortress of Hope: With the support and example of Fortress of Hope, I believe there is hope for the children in Nicaragua.