Founder and Director, Greg Mann
Women's Ministries, Wendy Mann
Greg and his wife Wendy have been happily married since 1994, and they have been blessed with three adult sons, Joshua, Josiah, and John. Joshua is a rancher, Josiah and John both serve in the U.S. Army. Greg has broad experience as a church planter, pastor, missionary, mission’s pastor, and mission’s educator. He has spoken on 5 continents and traveled extensively to multiple countries around the world. He is a graduate of Trinity Baptist College and Liberty University – with doctoral work started at Columbia International University. Wendy is an accomplished educator, writer, and women’s speaker. Wendy is a graduate of Trinity Baptist College with a Bachelor’s in Education. Greg and Wendy enjoy reading and spending time together.
Associate Director, Stephen Gant
Campus Director, Gina Gant
Stephen and Gina have been happily married since 2011. They have two daughters Ashton Smith and Gabrielle Johnson. God began to deal with Steve and Gina about serving in Guyana while he was a student in college, which led to a short-term mission trip in 2019. Steve and Gina’s short-term trip was used by God as part of the process to lead them to a full surrender to ministry in Guyana. Steve received his BA in Pastoral Missions from Trinity Baptist College and is a 20-year US Navy veteran. He is an experienced engineer, organizer and leader that has a passion for seeking out and discipling the lost. Gina graduated from the University of Wisconsin (Stevens Point) with her BA in Business Admin and her AA in computer graphics and design. She has a love for finances, photography and people. Steve and Gina lived in Uganda, Africa for two years discipling prisoners and their children with Wells of Hope Ministries. They enjoy kayaking, biking and traveling.
Director of Worship Music Ministries, Josh Templeton
Josh is a graduate from Trinity Baptist College with his Bachelor's degree in Church Ministries & Worship Music. God used a short-term mission trip to Guyana in 2018 to capture his heart, eventually leading to a full surrender of his heart to the calling of God to go and use his gifts of music and teaching. Josh enjoys building lives around the gospel through Biblical discipleship. His passion is helping others discover their spiritual gifts and how they might use their talents for the kingdom of God. His heart is to love God, love people, and make his name known. Josh enjoys being outdoors and kayaking!
Linked Teen Camp Director, Kristen Kilpatrick
Kristen graduated from Trinity Baptist College with her Bachelor’s degree in Education. Kristen first came to Guyana on a youth mission trip in 2012. Since that experience, she has devoted extensive time ministering in Guyana and growing her heart for the youth of Guyana. Over time her vision and passion for youth led her to be the co-founder of the Linked Youth Camp in 2018 which has become a huge success in reaching teens with the gospel and developing committed followers of Christ. She likes to play soccer, run and go on hikes.
Intern Children's Director, Meredith Richardson
Meredith Richardson is the Intern Children’s Director for Grace Ministries. After graduating from high school in 2020, Meredith took on a position with her church serving as a junior high intern. Meredith loves working with children, and has served three years as a Summer Camp Counselor in Iowa. Meredith enjoys pouring into and counseling young girls going into their teenage years; showing them how important it is to have a relationship with the Lord. After taking missions trips throughout middle and high school, Meredith fell in love with missions and ministry, and after much prayer has answered the Lord's leading to go and serve for a year in Guyana. Meredith enjoys being active and spending her time outdoors. Some of her hobbies include: camping, photography, singing, playing with kids, and spending time with her family and friends.