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Fritz & Cindy Meier

Fritz & Cindy Meier

Directors

Fritz and Cindy, our base directors, oversee all aspects of the ministry.  Their oldest daughter, Cherise, is married and has two children. Tiffany is a talented artist and attending college; her card collection can be found in the office and on Gleanings’ website.; Philip lives in Washington. All their children have completed a Discipleship Training School. The Meier family lead worship together and have traveled worldwide leading outreach teams. They have been at Gleanings since 2003.
Rod & Colleen Lawrence

Rod & 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 part of our leadership team, and oversees various aspects of the ministry.  They have been working at Gleanings since May of 2005.

Newsletter December 2017

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Eliane Erickson

Eliane Erickson

Eliane is from Switzerland. She completed her Discipleship Training School at Gleanings in February 2008 and joined our 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.
Sheldon & Carol Munro

Sheldon & 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, supervises volunteer assignments, and oversees base maintenance. Carol home schools Kaiden, and coordinates hospitality and special events.

Newsletter Spring 2017

Al & Norma Gove

Al & Norma Gove

Al moved to Gleanings from Anaheim, California in 2002 and completed his Discipleship Training School in Kona, Hawaii in 2008. Norma came from Belfair, Washington to attend her DTS at Gleanings; after graduating in 2010 she became a staff member. They were married at Gleanings on October 23, 2010; between them, they have ten children and six grandchildren. Al keeps the peach and soup plants operating and works in the shop. Norma is our kitchen manager.
Henrijs & Ilze Janbergs

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 and as a cook. Ilze works in the Finance department.

Tanya Gschwend

Tanya 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 our booking clerk; she works with our volunteers to determine when they can serve at Gleanings. She helps international visitors start their life-changing visit by answering questions and assisting with needs that arise.
Christopher Ralston

Christopher Ralston

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

Mark & Lori Ragains

Mark & Lori Ragains

Mark and Lori Ragains and their 5 children attended a DTS in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2007. They moved to Gleanings with four of their children from Orange County, CA. and came on staff in Dec 2015.  They  adopted 5 young adults into their family, and have 3 grand children.  Most of their kids are in here in California.  Alex, Amie, and Katie live with their parents and help with various aspects of the ministry.  Mark works in the office managing the IT and Media related work.  Lori takes care of homeschooling the girls, is one of our cooks, and is a contributing writer/editor for the newsletter.  Together they help lead YWAM United – a group of YWAM bases working together to seek God and have a greater impact in missions.       

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Bruce Eckhoff

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.

Tristan Piepmeier

Tristan Piepmeier

Tristan would like to tell you a little 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.” Tristan is working alongside Al and in various capacities as needed.

Susan Ross

Susan Ross

Susan Ross is Canadian, from Mission, BC.  After completing her Discipleship Training School in Kona, Hawaii in January 2016, she came on staff in November 2016.  She manages the quilt room and serves in reception. Sue has five sons and five grandchildren back in BC.

Roger Ambauen

Roger Ambauen

Roger has a wonderful history of 25 years of service in Youth With a Mission, including four years here at Gleanings! In addition to his DTS in Los Angeles, Roger completed a School of the Bible in Tyler, Tx. Besides ministering here in the United States, Roger has been a YWAM missionary in Curitiba, Brazil, and Burtigny, Switzerland. On staff again after 14 years, he is one of our cooks and drives the fruit truck in the summer.

Bethany Waits

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 serves part time in the office at the front desk, and part time in the soup plant.

Jerry & Cynthia Viernes

Jerry & Cynthia Viernes

Jerry is from Hawaii; he attended his Discipleship Training School (DTS) and School of Biblical Studies (SBS) at YWAM Singapore in 1989. Cynthia spent most of her life in Spokane, WA; she has two daughters and eight grandchildren. Cynthia completed her DTS in Oxford, NZ in 2015. The couple met while serving at the Kona YWAM base, in 2016. After getting married, they spent a year getting to know each other, then joined our staff at Gleanings in March 2018. Jerry works in grounds and maintenance; Cynthia serves in housekeeping and in the office.

Jazzy Ayala

Jazzy Ayala

Jazzy is from right here in Dinuba, California. Jazzy first came to Jesus here at Gleanings over 10 years ago. She recently said “Yes” to the Lord about doing a Discipleship Training School at Gleanings, and graduated in March, 2018. Jazzy is the mother of two beautiful little girls, Kristina and Emily. Jazzy joined staff in April 2018; she works in housekeeping and is one of our cooks.

Andy & Chelsea Rotunno

Andy & Chelsea Rotunno

Andy and Chelsea Rotunno are both from Southern California. For ten years they led volunteer teams from their church in Burbank, California to serve at Gleanings before they decided to attend a Discipleship Training School in 2017 as a family. They joined Gleanings staff in March 2018. Andy and Chelsea are excited to be part of the Gleanings staff family and serve the Lord together. Andy directs our summer staff internship program and serves in the procurement department. Chelsea ministers alongside Andy and contributes with her writing talent.

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