Merle and his wife Edith live in Sioux Lookout, ON, Canada. Merle serves as administrator for Open Hands. As administrator he assists with planning for new programs and monitoring existing programs. Merle supervises the other Open Hands staff.
Open Hands Program Coordinator
Lyndon Swarey is based in Haiti and has worked for Open Hands since 2009. Lyndon serves as program coordinator for Open Hands. As program coordinator Lyndon provides training for staff and facilitators in all countries where Open Hands has programs. Lyndon also provides training for other organizations that wish to use our finance curriculum.
East Africa Program Supervisor
Joe and Marilyn Kuepfer and their family are based in Nakuru, Kenya. Joe serves as the program supervisor for the Open Hands program in East Africa. As program supervisor Joe hires and supervises the national staff that operate the programs in East Africa.
Latin America Program Supervisor
Darin Hershberger is based in El Salvador. Darin also serves as the program supervisor for the Open Hands programs in El Salvador, Mexico and Guatemala. In his role Darin works with the national staff who operate the savings group programs in all three countries.
Rick Rhodes has joined the Open Hands team part time as Communications Coordinator. Rick is available to give presentations to church, community or youth groups about the work of God through Open Hands. If you would like to schedule a Open Hands presentation, please contact Rick at email@example.com or (610) 914-1608.