Fritz & Cindy Meier
Al & Norma Gove
Andy & Chelsea Rotunno
Andy and Chelsea Rotunno are from Burbank, California. They met at Azusa Pacific University, where Andy earned his B.A. in Biblical Studies, and Chelsea earned her B.A. in English. After they got married in 2003, Andy worked as a Bible teacher for four years and youth pastor for ten years at Village Church, while Chelsea homeschooled their children, Eliana, Angelina, John Luke, Rose, and Pearl, and wrote her first e-book, Goodnight to My Thoughts of You. They joined Gleanings staff in 2018 after completing their DTS here. Andy works in procurement and distribution, and Chelsea works in hospitality, special events, and newsletter writing. For fun, Andy loves soccer, barbecue, gardening, and travel. Chelsea loves reading, writing, ballet, and baking desserts.
“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” Psalm 32:7
Jonathan & Andria, Blaser
Jonathan and Andria Blaser met at Gleanings in 2012 and were married in 2013 in Switzerland, Jonathan’s home country. They did their DTS as a married couple in 2022 and joined Gleanings staff that same year. Andria is gifted in organizing, planning, and getting things done. Jonathan has skills in maintenance and handyman work.
Their favorite verse is Romans 5:3-5, which says, “We also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.”
Henrijs & Ilze Janbergs
Henrijs and Ilze completed a Discipleship Training School in Latvia; and first joined Gleanings’ staff in 2007. They served two years, then were forced to leave because of immigration issues. After much prayer, and God’s favor, they returned in 2011. They have two young children, Magnuss and Stella. Henrijs serves in the soup plant; Ilze works in the Finance department.
Susan and her husband Dean came to Gleanings from British Columbia, Canada in 2016 after doing a Discipleship Training School in Kona Hawaii. After Dean passed away in 2017 Sue stayed. She manages the Quilt room and Store as well as supervising our Reception area. Sue has 3 sons and 6 grandchildren back in BC.
TheMamatkulovs.family joined our team in 2019.
Rochelle Perry joined our staff in November 2021 after serving in the Gleanings kitchen for two years as a Mission Builder. After she retired from her career in training and management, she went to cooking school and worked as a chef for seven years. Rochelle is from Lodi, CA, where she attended Grace Point Church. She has two adult children, Amanda (33) and Andrew (31).
Rochelle always wanted to be a missionary, and now her dream has come true. Rochelle’s life verse is Jeremiah 29:11, which says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.’”
Jesse and Elisabeth Correll
Jesse and Elisabeth, and their son Asher moved here from Burbank, CA. They joined our staff family in April 2020. After completing their DTS here at Gleanings, they applied to come on as full-time staff. Jesse is our production manager in charge of the warehouse, soup plant, and fumigation. Elisabeth is a full-time mom and helps with projects around the base.
Shelly Warner, a 2021 DTS graduate. Shelly works in the Gleanings for the Hungry front office and as Gleanings social media contributor. In her spare time, she likes to knit socks and grow food in forest gardens. She is from Everett, WA, Shelly found Gleanings when she was researching how to manage a food bank. When she finally visited in 2019, she knew she wanted to be here long-term. She signed up for the 2021 DTS at the last minute and found the seeds the Lord planted during DTS are continuing to grow.
Karen Adams is recent DTS graduate who has now devoted her life to full-time missionary service. Originally from Stockton, CA, Karen first came to Gleanings as a volunteer in 2018 and then as a long-term mission builder. She felt a call from God to complete a DTS when she heard about it. “I had been serving here, and I knew that I would experience some real growth if I did the DTS,” Karen said. “I thought it would be the experience of a lifetime—and it was.” Karen works in the kitchen, helping to prepare and serve food to the Gleanings community.
Rachel Hill first came to Gleanings with her church as a volunteer. In 2019 she and her two kids Jude and Evie came as mission builders. She felt the Lord leading her to do a DTS here at Gleanings in 2020 and then to come on staff in the fall. Rachel said “I am most excited about getting to use my creative gifts to serve God and serve others.” Rachel is working on booking department.
Sara Bartel joined the Gleanings staff in April 2022 and she serves in the housekeeping department. Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Sara is the daughter of YWAM missionaries who serve full time in Bogota. She did her DTS at Gleanings in 2017. Sara likes to sing, and she is great with kids. In her spare time, she likes to read, listen to music, and spend time outdoors.
Her favorite verse is from Exodus 14:14, which says, “The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
Britta Jones is from Foresthill, California. After serving the Lord in the Summer Staff program, she decided to join YWAM. She completed an art DTS in 2020 in Nuremberg, Germany with outreach in Egypt and Cypress. Afterward, she spent a year and a half working full time in an in-patient home for high school girls. Britta joined Gleanings for the Hungry staff in 2022. She is excited to use her skills in art, leadership, and interpersonal communication.
“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth…” Colossians 3:1-3