Sam Hardman has been a member of the MPF Board for over fifteen years and President of the Board since 2014. He is a graduate of Philadelphia Biblical University (now Cairn University) and of the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied linguistics. He taught New Testament Greek at Cairn for nearly ten years and has been doing pastoral work in elder-led churches for over thirty years. He is currently one of three elders who make up the pastoral team at Ardsley Bible Chapel in Ardsley, PA, a local church that devotes over 60 percent of its total budget to world missions. He and his wife, Mary Lou, are passionate about local church ministry, as well as about the commitment of the church to global missions.
Anita Souder came to know the Lord while a member of Hilltown Baptist Church in Bucks County, PA, where she developed an early interest in foreign missions. Anita received her Associates Degree in Accounting at Lansdale School of Business and worked at a dental office until the birth of her first child. Anita has been a part time employee at Chantelau, Inc. since 2006 and became a board member of MPF that same year. In addition to being on the board of directors, she also serves as treasurer and secretary for the mission. Anita and her husband, Jon, have three young adult children.
Melissa Fuller graduated from Philadelphia Biblical University (now Cairn University) with a degree in Biblical Studies/Missions. She has been on several short-term trips overseas, including trips to Ecuador, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines. After graduating from PBU, Melissa had the opportunity to work in the home office at World Team (a sending agency focused on church planting) as a mobilizer and summer internship coordinator. Melissa lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Joel, and their two young children.
Kristina Hurd is one of our newest MPF board members. Kristina and her two older brothers grew up as state-side “Missionary Kids” in Fort Washington, PA, where their parents have served with CLC Ministries Int'l since 1995. In the past couple of years, Kristina has enjoyed working with various non-profit ministries and being on the outreach committee at her church. She worked as a nanny for the past four years and is currently earning her certificate in Christian counseling. Photography has always been Kristina's choice as a creative outlet and she has run her own business for the past five years.
George Chantelau was born in Brooklyn, NY. When he was 11, he and his family moved to Pennsylvania where he came to faith in Christ through his local church. By the age of 13, George had developed an interest in missions that would last a lifetime. He has served on local church deacon, elder boards, and mission's teams as well as the advisory board of CLC Ministries Int'l. He is also on both the local and international boards of Child Evangelism Fellowship. George started his own machining company in 1987 and it was that same year that he came on the board of MPF. He was later voted as Vice President from 1993 to 2004 and served as President from 2005 to 2013. George and his wife, Carole, presently attend Calvary Church of Souderton.
Rick Vasso recently joined our board. He is a Quality and Training Advisor for PRA Health Sciences. Rick spent his summers throughout high school and college working at various Christian camps and his wife, Becky, grew up as a missionary kid. They currently attend Chelten Church in Dresher, PA, and have a desire for ministry and missions. Together they have traveled on mission's trips to Kenya and Rick had the opportunity to help train pastors in Peru. Rick and his wife live in Lansdale, PA, with their young son, Benton.
Barry Hewitt grew up in the Hilltown, PA area, attending Hilltown Baptist Church with his family. In 1997, he formed Hewitt Contractors, Inc., a residential housing company dealing with new construction, flips, and apartment rentals. He also serves on the facilities committee at Plumstead Christian School. Barry has been on several short term mission trips, the first one being Hurricane Katrina clean-up in Mississippi. This led to other mission trips in Poland, England, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Haiti, Ecuador, and Granada. Barry, along with his wife and three children, attends Living Hope Community Church in Dublin, PA.
Dr. James B. Elliot
MC USA, Corporate Chaplain
Rev. William L. Krewson
Chelten Baptist, Pastor of Discipleship; Cairn University, teacher
CLC Ministries International
Covenant Bank, Chairman
Rev. Bill Almac
Dr. Sherill Babb
David Clifford, MD
Rev. Joseph F. Conley
Dr. Eric Crichton
Dr. George W. Murray