Trees for Africa

Wells for Africa

Training

Who We Are

Peter Bunton

Peter BuntonPeter was raised in London, England but has also lived in Greece and Germany. He currently resides in Lititz, PA. After working in city government in London, Peter spent many years with the international charity, Youth With a Mission, particularly in the areas of training leaders and overseas mission. Peter now serves as the director of DOVE Mission International. He helps many people engage in voluntary work overseas both long-term and short-term. Peter holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Birmingham, England and a master’s degree from All Nations Christian College, England. He is the chairman of the Africa Transformation Initiative, an international task force facilitating community projects in Africa.

Diane and Ibrahim Omondi

Ibrahim and Diane OmandiIbrahim and Diane Omondi serve on the DOVE Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council, giving oversight to the region of Africa. They oversee the work of more than 100 congregations in four nations. They also give leadership to the missions thrust of DOVE Africa which includes 14 Kenyan and Ugandan missionaries serving among unreached people groups in these nations. The Omondis direct Springs of Africa, a non-profit organization sponsoring micro-finance, community development and various education initiatives.

Ibrahim, a trained journalist and natural visionary, dreams about expansion and new territories. The most compelling of these visions is to establish a center for training leaders who will transform Kenya – and Africa – from a continent of dependence and poverty to one of self-sustenance and hope. He served as General Secretary of the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya for several years and is still a board member of that organization. He was also a delegate to the National Constitutional Congress that worked on re-writing Kenya’s constitution and is a member of Kenya’s Anti-Corruption Steering Committee.  

Diane trains early childhood teachers and has written curriculum books for young children. She enjoys teaching the Bible, leading worship, and administrative work.

Wes Carmack

Wes CarmackWes Carmack served seventeen years in pastoral ministry.  For many years he has helped wherever needed in the teaching ministry of churches and mission trips.  He currently serves as an elder at Desert Streams Church, a DOVE affiliated fellowship.  He has been in business for the last twenty years as a painting contractor.  Wes' passion is teaching the Word and assisting local pastors be equipped for ministry.  Wes and his wife, Cindy, have long supported and identified with God's agenda for Israel.

 

Greg Linnebach

Greg holds a deep commitment to both business and service. In 1987, he was ordained and served as a police chaplain for over 22 years in the local County Sheriff’s Department, and has conducted chaplaincy training in police departments as far away as Pennsylvania and to the National SWAT teams of Lima, Peru. In 1993, while continuing his business activities, he started a church in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, serving as pastor until 2001. Since then, he’s expanded his “ministry” - traveling extensively to many nations in Europe, South America, Mexico, Africa, India, China & Japan as a member of various philanthropic boards and community development business projects. Greg remains passionately engaged in these transformative initiatives both locally and abroad - focusing on economic development, political participation, international business development, and involvement in local and international charities. From a passion to help people find and fulfill their calling in the Kingdom of God, many individuals and businesses consider him their personal mentor. 

Greg is also a conference speaker and teacher in various nations and venues - training church and business leaders in “marketplace ministry”, biblical worldview, community and economic development, and much more. 

Greg and his wife, Judy, have been happily married since 1975.  Together, they raised 5 exceptional adult children, and have 5 adorable grandkids.


Brian Sauder

Brian SauderInitially trained as an Industrial Engineer at Penn State University, Brian now provides others with the tools to design and build their organizations. He has over 25 years of experience in leadership of churches, small groups, youth groups, government and business.  Brian served nine years as an elected government official on the local public school board with two years as board president. He and his wife started a rental property business in 2008.  Brian is also the director of Training Schools for DOVE International. An author, Brian co-wrote Youth Cells and Youth Ministry and The Biblical Role of Elders. He compiled Helping You Build Cell Churches, a comprehensive training manual for pastors, cell leaders and church planters. Brian's book Prosperity With a Purpose was birthed out of a personal revelation which since has also become a life message. Brian has been married to his wife Janet for 23 years and they have five children from elementary to college age. 


James Kramer

James KramerJames currently lives in Bend, Oregon and is actively involved in Desert Streams Church, a DOVE fellowship.  He is excited about the Africa Transformation Initiative and currently works with the team in promoting our various projects through online marketing strategies and our new website:  www.africatransformation.com.  He has traveled to Africa a few times and hopes to eventually live and minister there long-term with his family.  He owns a Marketing Consortium called Pneuma33.