Ignite Your Faith Ministries Board Members are volunteer and do not receive any salary or other pay or benefits. Many of them have been to Haiti and helped first hand with mission projects. The board helps with planning, budgeting, research, outreach, fund management, discipleship, education and other tasks that are needed to keep the mission running smoothly.
Bob Curtis is the President of Integrity Fabricators in Allendale MI, married to Gloria for 33 years, father of 8 wonderful children. He met Tom several years ago and has made three trips to Haiti to work with Tom. He has served in various positions on the IYFM board since this mission was established in April of 2015. He is currently serving as treasurer.
Carrie is a teacher from Fort Wayne, Indiana. She made her first trip to Haiti in 2010 and has returned many times since then. On behalf of IYFM, Carrie focuses specifically on education and International Development Initiatives, which emphasize stewardship of our talents, and of creation.
Carrie finds the nexus between her career as a teacher and her position on the IYF Board by organizing school service trips to Haiti and by working with her students to plan planning development projects and grant-writing that emphasizes collaboration, sustainability, and self-sufficiency.
Bob and J'Nelle Hamilton have known Tom since their college years at Taylor Fort Wayne. During college, Bob helped with Tom's various Youth for Christ inner city programs. Bob and J'Nelle started supporting his ministry to Haiti in 2004 soon after they were married. While teaching English at Carroll High School in Fort Wayne, J'Nelle's ninth grade class was able to raise funds for children otherwise unable to attend school in Haiti. Both Bob and J'Nelle serve on the board, and J'Nelle serves as the secretary for IYFM. The Hamiltons have deep hearts for IYFM.