Doug & Joyce Erdman
The Erdmanns go way back with White Pine—to its beginning! Three couples met in their living room for Bible study, with a heart to start a new church for the communities north of Portland. After the church was planted in 2001, Doug served as an elder and as a leader of a men’s discipleship group. Joyce ministered to women, leading a mother’s prayer group and Bible study. During those same years Doug worked for The Navigators, a ministry focused on reaching non-Christians and discipling them. In 2009, the Erdmanns moved to Singapore, where Doug led the Navigator work for seven years. They were then asked to move to the Navigator Headquarters in Colorado so that Doug could serve as an Associate Field Director, helping lead all Navigator ministries across the U.S. Whether in this country or overseas, the Erdmanns are motivated by Jesus’ Great Commission, to “make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19).
Straight Ahead Ministries
It is our privilege to partner with Ken Hawley, founder and director of the Transformation Project, which helps young people successfully re-assimilate into society after being released from incarceration. Ken’s ministry has its roots in Straight Ahead Ministries, which endeavors to give every offender in corrections the opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel and to grow into all that God has created them to be. A team of White Pine volunteers develops relationships with inmates at the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland. Ken and his wife Miriam live in Casco with their children Caleb, Grace and Joshua. To learn more about Ken’s ministry, visit thetransformationproject.org.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Will Truesdell has served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for over 25 years. He is the Associate Regional Director for New England, focusing on the spiritual development of staff and student leaders. He is passionate about seeing the gospel in all its fullness saturate every part of every campus in this region, and he believes it is critical for ministers to have a vibrant walk with God for this to happen. Will lives in Wiscasset with his wife Lisa, his daughter Julia and his son Miles. He loves to spend time with his family, hike, surf, play the drums, and explore everything from maps to astronomy.
Friends of Disabled Children
Hannah Muthyala was raised in Hyderabad, India, and although she now lives in Westbrook, Maine, she visits Hyderabad several times a year to minister to disabled children. Through her non-profit organization Friends of Disabled Children, she makes and sells jewelry and uses 100% of the proceeds to purchase and transport medical supplies to Hyderabad. In addition to building relationships with disabled children, Hannah provides support for family counseling and trains parents and other caregivers to provide quality care. For more information about Hanna’s ministry, visit friendsofdisabledchildren.org.
Youth With a Mission
Cory Price grew up at White Pine and is now pursing an English language and teaching degree at the American University of Beirut. In addition to building relationships with Muslim students at the university, he serves on a Youth With a Mission team in a Syrian refugee camp south of Beirut. The team shares food, medicine and the gospel with the families in the camp.
National School Project
Kelly Vine is a senior at Biola University and is in her third year of an internship with the National School Project, a student-led campus awakening to the love of Christ at every public school. Kelly oversees 15 college students working at nine high schools in addition to mentoring a school herself. Kelly says, “I would love to bring the National School Project back to my hometown where I know that students are graduating without hearing the gospel.”