OUR STAFF

U.S. AND ETHIOPIAN

u.s. sTAFF

JEFF BUTLER

President, jbutler@m127.org

Jeff and his wife Chris are parents to eleven children, many through the blessing of adoption both domestically and from Ethiopia and China.  God has given them a heart for the fatherless and a desire to share with the church about how we all can more effectively engage in orphan prevention rather than focusing primarily on orphan care.

ETHAN BAUER

Vice President, ebauer@m127.org

Ethan became passionate about orphan prevention after his first visit to Ethiopia in 2010.  Being a successful business professional himself, he is driven to see all families in our program achieve long term self-sufficiency through launching and growing small business enterprises. Ethan and his wife, Patty, have two children and their entire family has had the opportunity to serve in Ethiopia with Mission 1:27.

KELSEY WILKENING

Board Member

Kelsey and Mark have been married for 16 years and have three amazing children; Markus, age 12, Zavion, age 10 and Halle Joy, age 10. Mark serves as the Worship and Arts Pastor of Lake City Community Church and Kelsey is a middle school math and science teacher at Heritage Christian School. Kelsey is passionate about Jesus, serving and enjoying her family, educating kids with a biblical worldview, and adoption and foster care. It is an immense joy and privilege of hers to serve vulnerable families in Ethiopia and to join in Kingdom, life changing work in a country she loves so much. 

LARRY HURT

Board Member

Larry Hurt and his wife Tammy have seven children, two of which are twins adopted from Ethiopia.  He is recently retired from a long and very successful career in pharmaceutical sales. Larry is a strong believer and has been an elder and leader at his church for many years.  His business background and heart for the orphan keep him focused on keeping families together. 

MORGAN CRAIGHEAD

Sponsor Care Specialist, mcraighead@m127.org

Morgan is responsible for sponsor care and interacts with our U.S. Sponsors on a daily basis.  She also works closely with our Ethiopia Staff to obtain family updates and monitor the progress of our Ethiopian families.  Morgan and her husband Ben have four children and have adopted from Ethiopia.

JESSICA HORTON

CPA

Jessica holds her CPA license and has been working with non-profits the majority of her 12-year accounting career. She loves Jesus and feels so grateful to work with an organization whose mission is to further the Kingdom. Jessica and her husband Shelton have 3 precious babies.

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