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Fritz and Cindy Meier (Directors)

Fritz and Cindy are directors here at Gleanings For The Hungry, and oversee all aspects of the ministry. Fritz is Swiss with American citizenship; Cindy is American with Swiss citizenship! Their oldest daughter, Cherise, is married and has two children. Tiffany and Philip, now young adults, live here. Tiffany is a talented artist and attending college; her card collection can be found in the office and on the Gleanings’ website. The Meier family lead worship together and have traveled worldwide leading outreach teams. They have been serving at Gleanings since 2003.
Fritz′s Peach Poem                                     
Our Personal Newsletter
Lawrence_WebRod and Colleen Lawrence

Rod and Colleen come to us from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada. Their son Kent plays football in Canada; their daughter Kaleigh attends Vanguard University. Rod supervises truck maintenance and woodworking, as well as overseeing ministry to our backpackers. Colleen is on our leadership team, and is kitchen manager. They have been working at Gleanings since May of 2005.

 Eliane Erickson

Eliane is from Switzerland. She completed her Discipleship Training School at Gleanings in February 2008 and joined staff in September that same year. Eliane later married Randy Erickson, who passed away in May 2016. Eliane is here with her two daughters, Liana and Timea. She leads worship in chapel services.

 Newsletter October2016

2015_Munro_WebsiteJPGSheldon and Carol Munro

Sheldon and Carol Munro completed their Discipleship Training School at Gleanings in 2007. They moved here, with their three children Seth, Kalina, and Kaiden, from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada and came on staff in June 2010. Sheldon is part of our leadership team, and supervises volunteer assignments and base maintenance. Carol homeschools Kaiden, and is a coordinator for Hospitality and special events.
Newsletter October 2016

Al and Norma Gove goveWebsite

Al moved to Gleanings from Anaheim, California in 2002 and did his Discipleship Training School in Kona, Hawaii in 2008. Norma came from Belfair, Washington to attend her DTS and joined Gleanings’ staff after graduating in 2010. They were married at Gleanings on October 23, 2010 and, between them, have ten children and six grandchildren. Al keeps the Peach and Soup plants operating and works in the shop. Norma serves in the kitchen and manages the quilting room.
personal newsletter Dec 2016
Sower’s Kids newsletter Dec 2016

Henrijs and Ilze Janbergs

Henrijs and Ilze completed a Discipleship Training School in Latvia before they were married; and first joined Gleanings’ staff in 2007. After serving almost two years, they had to leave due to immigration issues, but after much prayer, and God’s favor, they returned in 2011. They now have two young children, Magnuss and Stella. Henrijs is serving in the soup plant; Ilze works in the Media and Finance departments.

Tanja_Web_2016Tanya Gschwend

Originally from Switzerland, Tanya completed her Discipleship Training School at Gleanings in March 2013 and joined our full time staff later that year. She is serving in the Booking department and at the front desk.

Chris_Web_2015Christopher Ralston

Christopher is from Felton, California, and joined full time staff in January 2015. He completed his Discipleship Training School here at Gleanings in February 2008. Christopher serves in the soup plant and warehouse, and is part of our Procurement team.


Abigail Grysban

Abigail came to us from Missouri, although she is originally from Washington State. She completed her Discipleship Training School in Wylie, Texas in 2013. Abigail is our Finance Manager, and helps at the reception desk. She has been on staff at Gleanings since August 2015.


Mark and Lori Ragains

Mark and Lori Ragains attended a Discipleship Training School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with their five children, in 2007. They moved to Gleanings with four of their children from Orange County, CA. Their oldest daughter, Amanda, still lives and works in Anaheim. Alex and Kiersten are young adults and help out as needed. Their youngest daughters, Amie and Katie, are homeschooled by Lori; she also helps with Hospitality and special projects/events. Mark maintains our computers and serves in the Media and Procurement departments. The Ragains have been on staff since December, 2015.        Latest Newsletter update


Bruce Eckhoff

Bruce is from Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada. In 2009, he graduated from his Discipleship Training School in Kona, Hawaii. Bruce has three children and four grandchildren residing in British Columbia. He joined our staff in January, 2016 and manages our Procurement Department.

Pepper_WebKathryn Pepper

Kathryn comes from Vancouver, British Columbia, completed her Discipleship Training School here at Gleanings in 2009.  Kathryn joined us in July of 2016 and serves as an administrative assistant and with the Discipleship Training School.

2016_tristan_websiteTristan Piepmeier

Tristan is the new groundskeeper at Gleanings, and he would like to tell you a little bit about himself: “Hey, Tristan P. here, from Yosemite, California. I completed my Discipleship Training School at Gleanings in March 2015, where I also accepted Christ; my outreach was to Kenya.  I then spent six months at YWAM Kona, before coming here on staff in November 2016.

2016_ross_websiteDean and Susan Ross

Dean and Susan Ross are Canadians from Mission, BC.  After completing their Discipleship Training School in Kona, Hawaii in January of 2016, they came on staff in November 2016.  Dean serves in the kitchen and manages the gift shop; Sue is part of the reception and housekeeping staff. They have five sons and five grandchildren back in BC.