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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. Philip is part of the Summer Leadership Team and one of the fruit plant managers. 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
Tiffany’s Card Catalog
Philip’s HS Graduation

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 the wood shop, as well as directing ministry to our backpackers. Colleen is kitchen manager and on the leadership team. They have been at Gleanings since May of 2005.

December 2016, Kaleigh’s mission to Greece, Kaleigh’s newsletter

 Eliane Erickson

Eliane is from Switzerland. She completed her Discipleship Training School at Gleanings in February 2008 and joined staff in September that 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 and helps in the office.

 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 also supervises volunteer assignments and base maintenance. Carol homeschools Kaiden, and is a coordinator for hospitality and special events.
Newsletter Spring 2017

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. Tanya is currently working with supporters and volunteers, helping them determine when they can come and serve at Gleanings.  She helps international visitors start off their life changing visit by answering questions and assisting with needs that may arise.   Tanya is always ready to offer prayerful encouragement and friendly support.  She also helps lead guests in worship each week.

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.

Grysban_Abigail_Website_2Abigail 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 Ragains_WebLori Ragains

Mark and Lori Ragains attended a Discipleship Training School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with their five children, in 2007. They moved to Gleanings from Orange County, CA. Their oldest daughter, Amanda, still lives and works in Anaheim; Alex and Kiersten are young adults. Their youngest daughters, Amie and Katie, are home-schooled by Lori; she also helps with hospitality and special projects/events, as well as 10-plex housekeeping. Mark maintains our computers and serves in the Media and Procurement departments. The Ragains have been on staff since December, 2015.        Latest Newsletter update

BruEckhoff_Webce 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. She serves as an administrative assistant and with the Discipleship Training School.

End of 2016 newsletter

Begining 2017 newsletter


Tristan 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.


Dean a2016_ross_websitend 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.

 Roger Ambauen
Originally from Switzerland, Roger became an American citizen in 2004. Roger completed his Discipleship Training School at YWAM Los Angeles in 1992; he then served as base staff in LA from 1993 to 1999. He was on staff at Gleanings For The Hungry from 2000 to 2003, before completing a School of the Bible at YWAM Tyler, TX. YWAM San Francisco; Curitiba, Brazil; and Burtigny, Switzerland are all places where Roger worked short term in food service, as DTS staff, and a vehicle driver. Roger returned to Gleanings For The Hungry as staff in March 2017. He serves in the kitchen and the landscaping department and in the summer drives truck to pick up fruit.
Bethany Waits

Bethany is from Tacoma, Washington. She completed her Discipleship Training School in Northern Ireland in 2012. After participating in the summer staff program in 2016, Bethany decided to join Gleanings’ staff in April of 2017. Bethany is working in the soup plant, peach plant, the warehouse, and is on the leadership team for our Summer Staff Internship program.