Board of Directors

Barbara BoersBarbara Boers brings both financial and cross-cultural depth to the board, having served as a missionary with HCJB Global—first as an accountant in Ecuador for twelve years, and then, three years as a vice president. Currently, Barbara is Director of Financial Services, Calvin College and she lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Independent voting member, Chair, term ending 2018.

Daniel EnnsDaniel Enns is a representative of the IMB in Madrid, Spain, focused on church planting among urban professionals. He is a retired businessman. Daniel’s last position was that of Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Comtech EF Data in Phoenix, AZ, where he focused on the strategic business activities of the company. Under Daniel’s leadership, Comtech EF Data developed a dominant worldwide market share in the area of mobile backhaul solutions via satellite. Daniel is a pioneer in the area of IP networking via satellite, having previously led innovation in the area at Crown Satellite and HCJB Global. Daniel is married to Evangeline. The Enns have three grown daughters and one grandson. Independent voting member, Treasurer, term ending 2019.

CalWilson_100122-014-edCalvin Wilson, M.D. has been involved in medical development and education in a variety of settings for over 30 years, and in international community clinical and training projects for over 20 years. He recently retired as an associate professor of family medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Director of the University of Colorado Center for Global Health. He has been a Bible teacher and church planter in Ecuador and an elder in the International Church of Amman, Jordan. He lives with his wife, Mimi, in Denver Colorado. Independent voting member, term ending 2019.

Rob Skinner photoRobert Skinner is an attorney in Colorado Springs.  He works primarily with nonprofit clients at the law firm, Bryan Cave LLP, where he specializes in corporate, contract, employment and intellectual property issues.  Rob and his wife, Kim, served for seven years with HCJB Global, three of those years in Ecuador where he was General Counsel for the mission. Rob has a degree in History from Gordon College, an MA in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute and a law degree from William and Mary Law School. Rob and Kim have three boys, one still living at home with them. Independent voting member, term ending 2017.

Patricia SprinklePatricia Sprinkle has a heart for God’s people who suffer hunger, poverty, and various forms of despair without knowing God loves them. Her roots lie deep in southern soil and form the background for her work as an author of 30 southern mysteries and four southern novels that depict the blending of the Old South and newcomer cultures. Patricia has also written seven non-fiction books, numerous articles, devotions, poems, and short plays. When not writing, she likes to read, snorkel, and work with growing plants and growing children. Patricia lives in the metro Atlanta area. Independent voting member, Secretary, term ending 2018.

Glen Volkhardt has served in various missionary positions since 1979.  He was with Reach Beyond (then HCJB Global) for 29 years—living twenty of those years in Quito, Ecuador, and finishing that career with vice presidential positions in HR and Strategic Planning.  Glen came to Paraclete in 2008, and he has served as CEO  since 2009.  Aside from his work as CEO, Glen offers consulting services to the global missions community in strategic planning, board governance, policy development and personnel matters. He and his wife, Shelly do training in cross-cultural communication.  They both work in English and Spanish. Compensated non-voting member, CEO, ex officio term.

Lori WilsonLori Wilson lives in Denver Colorado with her husband, Kurt.  They have two children–one still at home.  Lori grew up in Argentina, the daughter of American missionaries, then spent her high school years in Ecuador.  She graduated with a degree in Spanish Literature from Colorado College and has an MA in Theology from King’s College, London.  Lori recently served as the Manager of Community Programs and Communication for The Colossian Forum, reflecting her interest in hospitality–particularly, what it means to genuinely welcome those with whom we disagree. She is also on the board of Kenya Matters, a community non-profit partnering with an orphanage in Karai, Kenya. Independent voting member, Vice Chair, term ending 2017.