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.
East Africa Program Supervisor
Bruce and Sheila Wagler and their family are based in Nakuru, Kenya. Bruce serves as the program supervisor for the Open Hands programs in East Africa and Ethiopia. As program supervisor Bruce works with the national staff that operate the programs in East Africa and Ethiopia.
Joe and Marilyn Kuepfer and their family are on sabbatical and are currently living in Detroit, MI. Joe had previously served as the program supervisor for the Open Hands program in East Africa. Plans are for Joe to return from sabbatical to active service with Open Hands in October 2021.
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.
Nepal Program Supervisor
Delvin Zimmerman is based in Kenya, and assists with monitoring the program in East Africa. Delvin also serves as the program supervisor for the Open Hands savings group program in Nepal. As program supervisor he hires and trains the national staff in Nepal.
Jason Croutch has joined the Open Hands team part time as Communications Coordinator. Jason 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 Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-863-9080.