meet the staff and board
Who is PCCR?
Plain Compassion Crisis Response (PCCR) is a non-profit humanitarian aid organization that was formed in the fall of 2014 as a response to the refugee crisis in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. The vision of this organization is to demonstrate God’s love by providing relief in areas of disaster that are not publicized widely and/or hard to access.
The mission of PCCR is to equip our volunteers with training and leadership skills needed to make a greater impact on the field and deploy them to the areas that we want to reach.
We believe in one God, eternally existing as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
1 Tim 1:17 Psa 45:6
We believe that the Bible (both old and new testaments) is the inherent Word of God and is given for the instruction and guidance of the believer.
2 Tim 3:16-17; John 1:1,4
We believe that Jesus Is the Son of God, and that He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
Luke 1:35; Matt 1:20-25
We believe that man, through unbelief and disobedience, fell into sin, bringing depravity and death upon the human race; that man as a sinner is self-centered and self-willed, unable to redeem himself.
Gen 3:1-6; Rom 3:10-18, 23; Rom 5:12
We believe that it is not God’s will that any should perish, but that all would turn to Him and that He gave His son, Jesus, as a sacrifice in our stead so that by believing in Him (Jesus) we could be reconciled to the Father.
2 Pet 3:9; John 3:16-17; 1 John 4:10
We believe that there is one mediator between God and man, the Man Christ Jesus, who shed His blood and died on Calvary to redeem us from sin, was resurrected from the dead, ascended to heaven and is sitting at the right hand of God, interceding for us.
John 3:16; Heb 9:12-14; Col 1:20-22
We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus – a free gift bestowed by God on all who believe in Jesus, repent of their sins, are born again, baptized, filled with the Holy Spirit and walk in newness of life.
Eph 2:8; Acts 3:19; Rom 6:4; Acts 2:38
We believe in one universal church, a community of saints, of which Jesus is the head, which includes all of these saints which believe in Jesus Christ unto remission of sins.
1 Cor 12:13-14
We believe in a literal Heaven where all who are children of God can spend eternity in fellowship with Him and a literal hell that will burn for eternity, with no end where all who refuse the salvation offered by the sacrifice made by Jesus the Christ on the cross will suffer for all eternity without end.
Luke 13:3; Matt 25:41-46; Rev 14:11
Our Vision: To bring the peace and redemption of Jesus Christ into the lives of those who have been affected by disaster.
Our Mission: To train and equip teams to bring hope, resources and leadership to humanitarian disasters around the world.
Our Purpose: To help the people around us so that they can experience His love.
Meet the staff
I’m married to my beautiful wife Anna Mae and we have 7 children. As a family, we enjoy any time that we get to spend together. In the evenings or weekends, I enjoy watching my children’s activities whether it’s a softball game, bible quizzing, or playing music with them. In addition to serving with PCCR, I serve on the pastoral team at church (Abundant Life Christian Fellowship). I enjoy working with people and helping them discover their potential and calling in their lives!
Lydia Ann and I have been married since 2012 and we have six amazing children. We’ve lived in Shanks WV area since 2017 and also serve with Light of Hope Ministries. We are passionate about training people to thrive in the Kingdom of God! I had a dream ever since I was a young boy to serve in the middle of a disaster or crisis, and to bring order to the chaos which tends to follow a crisis situation. PCCR is an organization that empowers us to fulfill this dream we have as a couple.
I was born in Germany and moved to the US with my family when I turned 14. I live in Tennessee and work for PCCR from home. Design is one of my favorite things to do, along with reading, horseback riding, and most outdoor activities with my siblings and friends. This is a dream job for me, I love being a part of the staff at PCCR.
I was born in western Maryland and lived there till I was 6 and then moved to Michigan where Dad worked at a boys home as counselor. After 5 years we came back to Maryland. When I was 20, I moved to Lancaster, PA for a year and half, and then to West Virginia, where I currently live. I love traveling the world, coffee, trying new things, photography and serving the Lord where ever he leads me.
Photography is a large passion of mine and am thrilled to used the skills both here in the US and internationally for PCCR.
US Response Director
I grew up in Missouri but currently live in Pennsylvania. I have served as a volunteer with PCCR in Haiti and Ukraine and I’ve learned a lot along the way. When I’m not traveling I enjoy spending time with friends and family, riding dirt bikes and editing videos. I’m thankful to be a part of the PCCR staff, and I look forward to working with the volunteers in the field.
Data Entry Assistant
I was born in New York where I lived till I was 10. Then my family moved to Pennsylvania. When I was 18 I moved to West Virginia where I lived for a year. During that time, I developed a relationship with God and made friends for life. Also developing a vision for what I want to do with my life. Some of the things I enjoy are photography, watching sunsets, and traveling. I love spending time with friends doing the new and adventurous and am all about enjoying life in the moment and living it to the fullest.
Meet the Board
PCCR is directed by an independent board
I have served with PCCR in Iraq, Nepal, and Puerto Rico as a volunteer, project coordinator, field director, and then as a board member. I have been involved in PCCR since Jan 2015. I am blessed to be the father of a lovely family and enjoy life with my family. I also enjoy the outdoors, hunting, and fishing. I work at Concrete Walls Unlimited as a job foreman and enjoy putting in quality foundations for people's homes.
I work at Schnupp's grain roasting as an operations manager for our custom roasting division. I fill several other roles there as well. I love the diversity that I get there! I also volunteer as an Assistant Chief for our local Fire Department, work part-time as an A-EMT, and enjoy doing projects around our house with the family. I'm inspired by empowering others to fulfill their Anointing and seeing them blossom into the calling God's placed on them.
We have been married 24 years and are blessed with 7 beautiful children, our son Daniel married to Dorcas and granddaughter Amiya, Geneva (married to Kenneth Keim), Dorothy (married to Josiah Miller), Keith (married to Mary), Sharon, Rhoda Grace and Josiah. Our home is in Campbellsville, KY. We have a passion to help people be set free from the bondages that are holding them back from connecting to God, and being all that He designed them to be in life. We have been a part of the Light of Hope team and are involved with the Overcomer’s Courses, which are now part of the First Response training of the PCCR teams. Our main focus at the Overcomer’s Course is to raise up warriors to serve in the Kingdom of God. We enjoy traveling and meeting new people.