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Stateside Admin Support


The stateside team plays a key role in all that goes on in India. We may be few in number, but great in passion for the work God has set before them. We covet your prayer and financial support. Please pray that God expands our time, streamlines our thoughts and help us to be exceedingly efficient. You can read a little more about each team member by hovering your mouse over the images below:

“My wife, Debra, and I moved to Idaho 22 years ago. Our family has grown over the years, we have 4 children and 8 grandchildren who we love to spend time with. After selling our family business two years ago and “retiring”, I am currently serving as an elder at Calvary Boise and recently became the Interim Director of Send Hope Now. I feel led to help guide the ministry through our current time of transformation. This is an exciting and challenging undertaking for me as I am seeking to give direction under God’s sovereign plan for all the various needs, opportunities, and ministries in India. We have a great team at Send Hope, a great group of supporters and sponsors, and a great God, so I know there are amazing things ahead for the ministry of Send Hope.”

Interim Director (Volunteer)

John Meyer

"My wife Melinda and I, have been married 23 years. We have 6 kids, Jacob, Mariah (Jacob’s wife), Jonah, Josiah, Jack & Abigail. I have been to India with my son and have thoroughly enjoyed watching God’s ministry in India grow and flourish. I love spending time with my family, woodworking, running (when I have to) and enjoying my wife’s baking."

Advisor (Volunteer)

Monte Eldfrick

"I absolutely love punny jokes and laughing, traveling, outdoor adventures, and spending time with my husband and family. I truly love Jesus and want to live a life for Him, which is why I believe I was brought to Send Hope Now. I first heard about the mission in India about 16 years ago and ever since then I had always wanted to be a part of it somehow. It is a privilege to be a part of this beautiful mission and to be used by Lord in this capacity. I am here to serve you, our compassionate sponsors, with any of your sponsorship needs;  in addition to serving our children, pastors, and staff in India. God is on the move!"

Sponsorship Manager/ Administrator

Sarah Van Brunt


If you come into our office you might get stuck in a never-ending stream of puns.  I love the joy we have in Christ which is so abundant and displayed on the faces of the kiddos in India. I have been privileged to work on behalf of our brothers and sisters in India since 2013.  My catch of a husband, Jonathan, and I have three children (Lena -5, Amos-3, and Violet-1).  The five of us love to be outdoors, eat delicious food, and care for our yellow lab, Mace Windu the Chicken Killer. 

Sponsorship Coordinator

Hallie Vinson

"The thing that brings me the most joy is hanging out with my 3 boys and my husband Dave. Hiking, meeting up with friends, or a trip with my family to the hot springs are all things that rejuvenate me. I love working in the Send Hope office doing whatever is needed to serve India. I will be happy to assist you with correspondence for your beneficiary, submitting donations, and questions about any current projects or fundraisers. It’s a blessing to serve you!"

Administrative Assistant

Alissa Lauer

"I am passionate about serving Jesus and studying God's word. I love spending time with my husband, 9 children, and 7 grandchildren. I'm a bit on the adventurous side and enjoy traveling and motorcycle riding. I look forward to assisting you with any billing questions and any donations that may have failed to process correctly."

Gift Planning Associate

Sheila McDonald