Who is PCCR?

The vision of Plain Compassion Crisis Response is to spread the love of God through disaster relief and humanitarian aid and to equip this generation with the leadership skills needed to live a God-honoring life in today’s world.

Plain Compassion Crisis Response is a non-profit service organization that was formed the fall of 2014. The purpose of forming this organization was to provide international disaster response services as a means of showing God’s Love, and for opening doors to share the Good News to the lost and dying who have not heard. The specific need/opportunity presenting itself was the ISIS refugee crisis in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq and surrounding areas. The vision of Plain Compassion Crisis Response is to spread the love of God through disaster relief and humanitarian aid and to equip this generation with the leadership skills needed to live a God-honoring life in today’s world.

~Merv King

Meet the staff


Merv King

I’m married to my beautiful wife Anna Mae and we have 6 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!

Field Director

Daniel Beiler

We lived in Iraq for two and a half years. We then transitioned to the U.S. in 2020, where I now serve as the Field Director for Plain Compassion Crisis Response. I enjoy traveling, meeting and mentoring people, and watching them experience Jesus Christ. We feel called to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to the most remote and dangerous places on the globe. Being the Field Director of the organization gives me a platform to do so.

Accounting Director

Emmanuel Mercado

Hola a todos! My name is Manny and we live in Reading, Pa. We love the city life and really have a heart to share the Gospel with those around us. We are apart of Shiloh Mennonite Church, where I serve as a Minister. I’m excited to see how God will continue to work through PCCR!

Website & Design

Thea Gorber

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.

Meet the Board

PCCR is directed by an independent board


Chad Martin

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.

Vice Chairman

Sam Stoltzfus

We've been married for 25 years and are blessed with 8 children. Kathryn married to David Campbell, Lydia married to Conrad Schmucker, Allen, James, Nathaniel, Malena, Alisa, & Austin. We live on a small farm in New Holland, PA, and attend Weavertown Mennonite Church. Sam is CEO at Country Lane Gazebos, building structures to enhance outdoor living. We enjoy camping & traveling as a family. We are passionate about serving in God's kingdom through various opportunities & are blessed to be a part of PCCR.


Duane Good

I am employed by Schnupp's Grain Roasting as a dispatcher. I also do manufacturing and equipment painting for Schnupp's. I've been a firefighter and EMT since I've been 20. My hobbies are being a first responder and doing projects on our house. I enjoy doing landscaping projects around our place. I'm inspired by seeing people empowered to fulfill their Anointing. I love being able to see people blossom into the calling God has on their life.


David Lapp

Fannie and I have been married since 2003 and have 10 beautiful children. I served on the first team to Iraq in 2014. With 15+ years involvement in nonprofit work. I bring that perspective to Plain Compassion. I am inspired by seeing people experience God outside of their comfort zone and I believe PCCR offers that experience.

Board Member

Amos Chupp

We have been married 24 years, we have been blessed with 7 beautiful children, our son Daniel married to Dorcas and granddaughter Amiya, Geneva married to Kenneth Keim, Dorothy, Keith, Sharon, Rhoda Grace and Josiah. Our home is in Lobelville, Tennessee. We have a passion to help people be set free from bondages that are holding them back from connecting to God and being all that He designed them to be in life. Since 2014, 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.

Chupp Family Photo