BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bobby was born and raised in Georgia. He holds a BA in Christianity with a Minor in Information Technology Systems from Mercer University and a M.Div. in Formation and Witness from Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Bobby is an Ordained Minister with the International Ministerial Fellowship and has been in full-time ministry since 2003, serving in youth ministry, communications, and connections in several churches. He has a heart for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, for El Ayudante, and for missions.
Chris Lowman lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She holds a BS in Elementary Education and a Masters in Library Science. After having taught for 25+ years, Chris now works as an Elementary Library Media Specialist and is passionate about children’s literacy. She and her husband, Ric, are active members of Lynnhaven United Methodist Church, where they seek opportunities to serve the Lord by helping in their community. Chris and her family have enjoyed several trips to El Ayudante and have a special place in their hearts for the children and staff there.
Christi Morris was born and raised in Murfreesboro, and after degrees in microbiology and physical therapy, now works as a Physical Therapist with children. Christi took her first trip to El Ayudante in 2012. Since then, she has been to Nicaragua and El Ayudante many times. She has been serving on the board since 2014. Her heart and passion are the children and staff of El Ayudante who she considers as family.
Doug grew up in Wisconsin and earned a business degree from the University of Montana, and then embarked on a career as a Navy Officer, flying S-3s and eventually becoming a leader in Navy and DoD Information Technology. After retiring from the Navy, he worked for Hewlett Packard, and is now an independent consultant, supporting DoD businesses. He holds an MBA and an MS degree in Information Technology Management. Doug and his wife Melissa have been going to EA since 2008 with their family and with church teams.
John Button was born and raised in Kansas, and graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He is currently a Principle Engineer for Kellogg’s in Jackson, TN. He and his wife Heather went on their first mission trip to El Ayudante with their church in 2004 and fell in love with the people of Nicaragua. They are active members of Northside Church.
Dr. Michelle Taylor Skipper is a family nurse practitioner, and director of the primary care nurse practitioner programs at East Carolina University. Dr. Skipper holds a BA from St. Andrews Presbyterian College, a BSN from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a MSN from Duke University and completed her doctorate at the Gardner-Webb University School of Nursing.
She is the worship leader at St. Pauls United Methodist Church and completed her first mission trip to EA in 2003.