Board of Directors

Roger Gibson

Roger Gibson is the Marriage and Family Pastor at Fellowship of the Parks. He worked for 20 years as the Vice President of Gary Smalley’s ministry and is the co-founder of Man Up and Go, a father to the fatherless ministry. Roger and his family journeyed together on a mission adventure for 16 months… Read More

Jeff Ford

Jeff was not even supposed to be on his first Man Up and Go trip in 2012, but a failed domestic adoption opened the door last minute that allowed him the privilege of serving. After co-leading trips the following two years and feeling called to ministry work, the founding leaders of Man Up tapped Jeff… Read More

Jason Clement

Jason is passionate about the Man-Up movement because it aims to strengthen the family unit, which will occur as men throughout the world embrace responsibilities as husbands and fathers. None of us are perfect and all fall short of the standard set by the ultimate “Man Up” example in Jesus Christ. … Read More

Mitch Hauschildt

Mitch first caught a glimpse of the orphan crisis when he and his wife, Shannon, adopted their daughter from rural South Korea.  Mitch was called to action and became a member of the original Man Up team.  That experience had an immeasurable impact on his life.  Since then, Mitch has led multiple teams… Read More

Jim Lester

Jim is a 50 something father of 4 kids, husband to Nancy for 29 years (yes, she’s a strong woman),  avid runner, and lover of the Lord  - striving to do more than just exist in the time God has given.  His Christian journey has taught Jim God desires for him to love and serve others unselfishly.   If… Read More

Eric Allen

Eric is married to Shannon (19 years) and they have 3 children.  Gabi (14), Eli (12), and Carver (2).  They live in Geneseo, IL.  Eric is a physical therapist, athletic trainer, and strength and conditioning specialist.  He is a member of Geneseo Evangelical Free Church where he is active on the worship… Read More

Vicki Tims

Vicki Tims is a native Floridian and has lived there all of her life.  Vicki has been married for 27 years and has 2 children.  She has spent most of her professional life in the insurance industry and currently works for a large insurance agency managing employee benefit plans for over 200 small employers. … Read More

Mark Acre

Growing up in a single parent home from the time he was 6, Mark knows first hand the impact that fatherless homes have on the children and the single mom.  As he grew into an adult, Mark developed a passion to follow the scripture in James 1:27 and throughout the Bible to care for the fatherless and… Read More

Stephen Elder

Stephen lives to see people come alive in Christ.  God first used Man Up and Go to change Stephen's life in 2011, when he tripped over to Ethiopia and Uganda with the first Man Up trip; he loves adventures.  Stephen was profoundly impacted by that trip and has never been the same. He has a big heart… Read More

Matt Palmer

First introduced to Man Up and Go in 2014, Matt later participated in his first trip to Uganda in 2015.  That trip opened his eyes to the plight of the fatherless and the meaning behind James 1:27.  He believes Man Up is making a difference around the world as we support our ministry partners and LOVE… Read More

Landon McCarter

Landon McCarter is a passionate follower of Christ that has been called to use his talents to grow the Kingdom of God.  When he was 22 he gave his life to Christ on Missouri State University's campus.  He is a husband to an amazing wife and father to 3 amazing kids.       God called him to finish his… Read More

Shane Scott

From his years as an inner-city Chicago math teacher and international school Principal in Jerusalem, Israel; Shane has developed a love for and a passion to serve those on the margin of our global society.  At the age of 5, he and his family immigrated from Jamaica to the US and eventually settled in… Read More