Paraclete Operations

Glen VOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAolkhardt 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.


John MillsteadJohn Millstead has a passion for helping missionaries and church leaders to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. He has a diverse background including; military, corporate finance, missionary service, law enforcement and entrepreneurial start-ups.  John oversees Paraclete accounting, receipting and compliance as Operations Manager.  John and his wife, Anna are also missionary associates with Paraclete Mission Group.


Image 11Missy Thedford is excited to make a difference—in ministry and in the world—by supporting the experienced kingdom professionals of Paraclete who work on the front-lines of Kingdom growth across the nation and around the globe. As Paraclete’s Operations Assistant, she helps with the business affairs of the organization and the needs of Paraclete Associates and Paraclete donors. In particular, she handles the receipting process for donations, coordinates the weekly prayer and praises communications, makes sure Associates know about their monthly donors and donations and answers lots of questions.