Dr. Kit Flowers
Executive Director, Mongolia/Mid-East Director
Dr. Flowers has served as CVM’s President since 1994 and joins a terrific team of staff and volunteers in serving the vision and mission of CVM. Together they seek to join God in the work He is calling us to do. We are supported in this effort with a terrific Board of Advisors and by the staff of CRISTA Ministries. Kit serves in these efforts with his wife Jan.
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Dr. Brad Frye
Program Director & Latin America Director
Dr. Frye provides leadership and direction for the International Program Team of CVM. This team recruits, trains and supports CVM full-time international staff and short-term volunteers. He has primary responsibility for oversight of the the CVM International and Native American Ministries in the Americas.
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Dr. Karen Stoufer
Asia Regional Director
Dr. Karen Stoufer serves as the regional director for Asia, coordinating with national partners and managing both long and short term staff and volunteers who serve in a dozen different countries and cultures. Having served in Nepal for 13 years with her family, she is passionate about sustainable and participatory community development, women’s empowerment, technical training, literacy, local church empowerment and third culture kids education as vehicles for sharing the love of Jesus Christ.
Dr. Fred Van Gorkom
International Partners Director & Africa Regional Director
God blessed Fred and Vicki with 25 years of veterinary development, church planting and mission leadership in Ethiopia. Now with wider focus, Fred is part of a team to mobilize, train, send and mentor long and short term veterinary missionaries, especially in Africa. He loves to share what God is doing, and to challenge people to pray, go or partner in the Great Commission.
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Dr. Monty Mathis
Monty provides pastoral care and encouragement for those exploring their call or serving in mission. He spent 20 years in ministry with CVM (Asia) with his family. Monty loves to help people grow closer to Christ. His wife, Shelley, returned to small animal medicine upon their return to the States. She is also very active in supporting and complementing Monty’s role in CVM.
Marketing & Events Director
Krista manages the CVM Marketing & Fundraising Initiatives as well as the CVM hosted events which include Real Life Real Impact and the upcoming faith-based CVM Veterinary Conference in 2020. She also serves a local church in Seattle with her husband Derek, who serves as a senior pastor. She has 4 children and 1 grandbaby.
Michelle has a background in communication, creative arts and project management. Her passion is to build the Kingdom through creativity and connect people to Jesus in ways that are outside the norm. She is responsible for the day-to-day fundraising and marketing needs of CVM. She manages all communications and projects to serve CVM in reaching their fundraising goals.
Dr. Lauren Charles
US Ministry Director
Dr. Lauren is an Auburn grad, class of 2005. She lived and served with CVM in Bolivia for three years. There she quickly went from being single to having a family of four including her handsome husband, Jon, beautiful Bolivian daughter, Angie, and their Bolivian Labrador, Ruby. Her growing family brought her back to the US, where she’s currently based out of Louisville, KY. She’s added two sons to their family and she’s serving as CVM’s US Ministry Director and also oversees the Southeast region as representative.
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Northeast Region Representative
Curtiss Gibbs joined CVM full-time after 12 years of pastoral ministry in the local church, mostly focused on youth, college students, and missions. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and is finishing his Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. Curtiss loves connecting people to their calling and working to see individuals and groups thrive as they serve God. He and his wife, Shannon, have been married since 2003, and love to spend time outdoors and in the company of family and friends.
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Dr. Elizabeth Mendoza
North Central Region Representative
Elizabeth is a 2005 graduate of the Univ. of Tennessee College of Vet Med. She spent the first 9 years of her career in a busy small animal emergency and general practice in Upland, CA. Elizabeth will manage the following states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin and Illinois. She will also serve the following schools: University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Kansas State, Univ of Minnesota, Iowa State, Univ of Missouri, Univ of Wisconsin and Univ of Illinois.
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Short-Term Missions Coordinator
With a background in international community development, communication and fundraising, Lauren’s desire is to help equip and empower short-term volunteers for holistic, responsible, and effective service overseas. Her primary focus with CVM will be providing opportunities and educating volunteers about Short Term Missions, both domestic and international.
Short-Term Missions Administrative Assistant
Evelyn is a veterinary technician who joined the CVM team out of the corporate project management world. She is excited to combine her faith with her vocation in support of veterinary missionaries around the nation and world. Her primary focus with CVM will be managing volunteers’ short-term fundraising accounts and trip details.
Educational Training Materials Coordinator
Alex joined CVM in 2015 for a short-term project with CVM’s books and she has been here since! She works with CVM’s eLearning team and CVM’s published books.
Dr. Barry Schwenk
E-Learning Course Development Coordinator
Dr. Barry Schwenk began his relationship with CVM as a student at Kansas State University in 1995. He was challenged in ways that have forever changed his life. After practicing in the US for 7 years, he served with his wife Colette and three children (Emily, Jonas and Simon) as CVM long term fieldworkers in Ethiopia for 6 years and as the CVM Southwest Region Representative for 4 years. Barry now serves part-time with CVM by coordinating E-learning modules geared towards veterinary professionals.
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Dr. Vicki Van Gorkom
Donor Services Coordinator
Vicki served as a CVM field staff member in Ethiopia from 1986 to 2008, at which time the Van Gorkoms moved back to the U.S. She has been working in the CVM home office as Coordinator of Donor Services since that time.
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Dr. Debbie Hoffele
Canada Executive Director
Dr. Debbie Hoffele is currently serving as Executive Director of CVM Canada. In the past, she has served as a short term mission’s participant and leader, CVM region rep in Canada and on the CVM Canada advisory board. Debbie has a passion for student ministry, professional outreach and encouraging those interested in missions to find their calling. She lives in Fonthill, Ontario with husband, Stephen and sons, Zachary and Jacob.