Our Team

LTC (USA, Ret.) Dick and Linda Barnes - East Europe

PlaceholderDick and Linda minister to military personnel in Eastern European nations such as Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, and Belarus by helping develop strategic ministry plans; serving as a bridge to ACCTS and AMCF for prayer requests and ministry updates; implementing the use of Zoom and other social media platforms to maintain and expand contacts while working under various restrictive situations; speaking at military Christian conferences and events; and encouraging military Christians in their walk with God.

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Col (USMC, Ret.) Michael and Rebecca Barry - Program Development and Training

PlaceholderMichael and Rebecca Barry prepare ACCTS for future growth, help develop new programs, train new staff members, and disciple international military Christians.

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CAPT, Brazilian Navy (Ret) Andre and Paula Cardoso - Brazil Ministry Deputy Coordinator

PlaceholderAndre and Paula are active members of the Brazilian military Christian fellowship, UMCEB, which is the largest MCF in the world. They joined ACCTS’ staff in October 2021 and will continue working in Brazil and with military Christians throughout the region.

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Sue Casner - Capital Region Staff

PlaceholderSue Casner ministers to international military students and other military personnel in the Washington D.C. region of the U.S.

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Juan and Lacey Castaneda - Associate Staff - Assisting ACCTS in Latin American Military Ministry

PlaceholderJuan is a native of Guatemala, and both Juan and Lacey are active-duty U.S. Air Force members. They assist ACCTS in our ministry to Latin American military Christians.

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LtCol (British Army, Ret.) Noel and Meryl Dawes - Veteran Restoration

Noel and MerylNoel and Meryl help military veterans, chaplains, chaplain assistants, and their families through inner healing retreats addressing moral and soul injuries, especially those caused by war-like experiences. They help multiply prayer for the military; give biblical counseling; assist chaplains and others with conflict and reconciliation issues; give spiritual direction; promote Christian leadership and military ethics discussions; and help organize and run healing prayer courses.

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LCDR (USN, Ret.) Cal and Michelle Dunlap - Biblical Ethical Training

Cal DunlapCal and Michelle lead ACCTS’ ethics training ministry to young military and police Christian fellowship leaders worldwide. Cal is ACCTS’ former executive director and former China director, and the Dunlaps continue to support the China ministry also.

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Col (USMC, Ret. ) Phil and LtCol (USMC, Ret. ) Sue Exner - Ministry Integration

ExnersAs former executive director of ACCTS, Phil and staff member Sue will continue to help building military Christians' faith worldwide, helping them integrate their Christianity into their military service.

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COL (USA, Ret. ) Mike and Leslie Fligg - Prayer Ministries

FliggsMike and Leslie are working toward a decentralized self-reproducing movement of prayer within AMCF. They currently serve online prayer groups in Africa, Latin America, and the USA, encouraging prospective leaders who, they pray, “will be able to teach others also” so that He grows networks of face-to-face and/or online prayer.
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Colonel (USA, Ret.) Lee and Anne Gabel - Eurasia Ministry

PlaceholderColonel (USA, Ret.) Lee and Anne Gabel coordinate ACCTS' Eurasia Ministry, ministering to military and uniformed personnel in Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, and other parts of the former Soviet Union.

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Maj (USAF, Ret. ) Vic and Marsha Grazier - International Student Ministry (Wright-Patterson AFB)

PlaceholderThe Graziers build relationships with international military students and their families at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. They do this by helping WPAFB students and families find housing and cars, by providing furniture from a loan closet, and by helping them learn English.

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Emanuela Kalemi Haien - Webmaster/Graphic Artist/Interaction-RMH Director/Bookkeeper

Emanuela Kalemi HaienFormerly an Albanian army captain, Emanuela provides technical and administrative support to publish ACCTS' newsletter and promotional/educational materials. She develops and maintains the ACCTS, AMCF and Faith and War websites, and coordinates our annual Interaction - Rocky Mountain High leadership program. She also processes donor gifts and database changes.

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Maj (USAF, Ret.) Russ and Bonnie Hammerud - Special Projects

HammerudsRuss participates in ACCTS projects worldwide such as American English Language Training and Bible teaching, while Bonnie focuses on hospitality.

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Chaplain Ron Huggler (USA, Ret.) - International Chaplain Training Director

PlaceholderRon ministers in  ACCTS’  chaplains ministries, directing our annual International Chaplain Training program in the US and helping lead International Chaplain Training events in other nations.

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Elizabeth Humphrey- Editor/Administrative Assistance

HumphreyElizabeth writes ACCTS' monthly newsletters, prayer reminders, and other materials. She assists the executive director and deputy director and provides administrative assistance to the International Chaplain Training program.

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Lt Col. (USAF, Ret.) Rick and Nancy Jackson - International Military Equipping Ministry

PlaceholderLt Col. Richard (USAF, Ret.) and Nancy Jackson use their Christian and military experience to encourage and equip international military Christians to be disciples of Christ who build strong military Christian fellowships in their own countries.

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Bernhard and Cheryl Kaltenbach - Deputy Director/West Europe Ministry

KaltenbachsBernhard, a native of Germany, is ACCTS’ deputy director. Additionally, Bernhard and Cheryl encourage cadet ministries and other MCF activities throughout Europe, with an emphasis on Germany.

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Phil (Colonel, USA Ret.) and Rosa Lewis - Associate Staff - AMCF Newsletter Spanish Translators

PlaceholderPhil and Rosa Lewis are long-time board members who became associate staff in 2014. As a child, Phil lived in Argentina with his missionary parents. His last posting in the army was as Chief of the Department of Psychiatry at USA MEDDAC in Würzburg, Germany. Rosa, a native of Argentina, has used her Master in Arts, Musicology, to lead chapel music programs. She has also led Bible studies and served as an English-Spanish interpreter. Both have been involved in numerous short-term ACCTS mission trips.

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Col (USA, Ret.) Andy and Grace MacLean - Latin America Ministry Coordinators

McDonaldAndy and Grace minister to military believers and military Christian fellowship leaders throughout the Latin America region. They developed a love for Central and South America during Andy’s career as a Foreign Area Officer.

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Lt Col (USAF, Ret. ) Dell McDonald - International Discipleship

McDonaldDell encourages and disciples military leaders in countries of the world, interacting with MCF leaders and members. He is also involved in ACCTS’ International Chaplain Training course.

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Lt Col(USAF, Ret.) Dean and Lois Mills - ACCTS Exploration Program
PlaceholderDean and Lois Mills coordinate the ACCTS Exploration Program, which inspire cadets, midshipmen, and young officers to catch the vision for international military ministry by taking them on mission trips and visiting international military academies. Dean also acts as the deputy with for Cal Dunlap for the ACCTS Ethics Training ministry .

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CH (COL, USARNG) Kurt and Gina Mueller - Pacific Rim Chaplain Ministry

The Muellers disciple and minister to military Christians throughout the Pacific region.

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Lt Col (USAF, Ret.) Paul and Barbara Neu - American English Language Training Coordinator

NeusPaul directs and organizes ACCTS' American English Language Training programs, which are held in conjunction with military Christian fellowships who host them as a way to both teach English and share Christ.

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CAPT (USCG, Ret.) Pete and Jacki Prindle - Director of Operations

PlaceholderPete assists ACCTS’ executive director with coordinating staff activities, strategic planning, and editing the ACCTS Manual and the AMCF Reference Handbook. Pete and Jacki also facilitate Hampton Roads United Military Ministries, which meets to share ministry events, pray for one another, and develop collaborative military ministry opportunities.

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Gina Rajah - Southern Africa and Brazil Ministry

PlaceholderGina, a Brazilian native, ministers to military Christians in the Brazilian military Christian fellowship, the largest MCF in the world, and in Portuguese-speaking nations.

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Capt. (USN, Ret.) A.J. and Dana Reiss - Central and Northern Europe Regional Staff

PlaceholderCapt. (USN, Ret.) A.J. and Dana Reiss minister to military Christian fellowship leaders and members in Central and Northern Europe via personal visits, mentoring, and communication via email, phone, and other methods.

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COL (USA, Ret. ) Rick and Melissa Ryles - Asia Ministry Coordinators

PlaceholderRick and Melissa encourage and mentor military Christian leaders and MCF members throughout all  Asian nations.

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Maj (USAF, Ret.) Carson and Wendy Tavenner - China Director

PlaceholderCarson is ACCTS’ China Director, and both Carson and Wendy minister to Chinese Christians in both the mainland, Taiwan, and North America in the area of leadership skills and character development.

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Col (USAF, Ret. ) Ed and Sally Ward - China and Mongolia Ministry

PlaceholderEd and Sally Ward minister in Mongolia and China. In Mongolia, they support the indigenous military Christian fellowship's ministry, with Ed teaching on leadership and related topics and Sally presenting biblical topics to staff and other groups. In China they establish relationships with Chinese citizens, enhance educational and cultural exchanges, and support other ACCTS activities in China.

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CAPT, USN (Ret.) Terry and Susan Wichert - Executive Director/Staff.

WebstersAs ACCTS' executive director, Terry is the strategic planner for ACCTS' programs and staff, guides or organizational development, leads our financial management, and speaks at and represents ACCTS at national and international events.

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SKC(SS) (USN, Ret.) Dave and Karen Wittman - Gulf Coast Military Ministry

Wittmans Dave and Karen Wittman minister to US and International Military in the Gulf Coast Region of the United States and Beyond. They develop and mentor active duty military through building relationship, leading mentor programs and Bible studies. They assist Miitary Leaders through professional, spiritual, and relationalship development. Dave and Karen Collaborate with Officer Christian Fellowship and Christian Military Fellowship across all ranks and International Militaries

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