Ethne Global Services


Empowering Refugees Holistically Locally

Board of Directors

Dr. Allan Karr

Allan Karr is a full-time professor in the Intercultural Department of Golden Gate Seminary. He is also a community developer and social entrepreneur, and earned his Ph.D. in Humanities from Florida State University. For the past fifteen years Allan and his family have been designing and experimenting with new concepts of community and training others to do so; the last eleven years as a professor and a mentor.

Allan is passionate about his family, international travel, construction projects, and community transformation by helping refugees. He lives in the mountain foothills outside of Larkspur, Colorado with his wife, Kathy, and their children, four by birth and two who were former refugees, and many others who regularly visit and consider themselves family. They use their home as an informal community transformational training center.

Henry Luckel

Henry Luckel a twenty-four year veteran of the United States Air Force is now an IT Support Consultant for Hewlett Packard. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the Organizational Performance and Change program in the School of Education at Colorado State University.

Henry became aware of the need to help refugees during a trip to several refugee camps in Thailand. He came home knowing that he needed to do something to help refugees who have relocated to the U.S. and those who are still in the refugee camps around the world.

In his spare time, Henry enjoys volunteering as a teacher and mentor at the Springs Rescue Mission, working with homeless men as well as men who are overcoming addictions. He also enjoys hiking, camping and fishing in the mountains of Colorado.

Henry, a native of West Virginia, has made his home in Colorado Springs with his wife Susan and three of their seven children. They also have two grandchildren.

James Hong Park

James was born in Seoul, South Korea and moved to America with his parents when he was one year old. He grew up in Colorado and had a lacrosse scholarship to the University of Denver where he graduated with a bachelor degree in Marketing. James is currently attending Golden Gate Seminary, learning how to counsel and work with refugees here in the states and abroad. He is currently employed at the USBank corporate office in Denver, and has been a small business owner with his parents since 2000. He is currently the Director of the Karen Bible Institue and a leader in his church, and working with over 1500 refugees in Colorado, and refugees located at the Thailand/Burma border. He also works with the Burmese and Karen in Burma and have developed relationships with many people in that country. James is passionate about helping people in need.

James says, "I don't presume to have all the answers to other's problems, but I do want people to know that they're not alone and that I care about them and their affairs. I love to travel and meet people frome different cultures and backgrounds, and I'm on a mission to battle the social injustices of the world."

Travis and Ashley Nichols

Travis and Ashley Nichols met at Texas A&M University. Ashley earned a Journalism degree then spent time living in Spain & Morocco until Travis finished his Bachelor's of Science. They came to the diverse Bay Area as a transition to living overseas. After getting to know a few Nepali people in downtown San Francisco, they realized how difficult the life of a first generation immigrant family can be. Travis and Ashley now feel called to invest their lives helping newly arrived refugees in holistic ways.

Travis has a masters degree from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and works for Patagonia. He's passionate about rock climbing and environmental conservation. Ashley loves bike commuting to work at the San Francisco Housing Authority and frequenting local farmers markets on the weekends.

Kenny Moore

Kenny Moore has had a variety of experiences as an independent lumberman and rancher for almost twenty years, facilitating the starting and developing of community transformational models in the inner city of Dallas for nine years, spent thirteen years working to see new congregational expressions started in Colorado and has since been involved with mentoring young leaders and working with Ethne Church Network in a catalytic role.

He has a BBA in Banking from SMU in Dallas and an MDiv from SWBTS in Fort Worth. Kenny is married with three children and three grandchildren. Kenny lives in Parker, Colorado.

Eric Gibbs

Eric and his family moved to Phoenix to work with the North American Mission Board. He currently serves on the Gila River Indian Community and the Tohono O’Odham Nation as a Ministry Coordinator and Church Planter. Since moving to Phoenix, he has discovered the extensive refugee population living in the area and has begun to reach out to them. He is particularly drawn to the African populations. He and his wife recently traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo to adopt a daughter. While in Congo their heart for the country and the people only grew. Upon arriving home, they connected with the large Congolese Community in Phoenix and have been working with them ever since. This relationship has birthed a vision for the “Dream Center” project.

Eric has a Bachelor of Science degree in Church Leadership and Development from Mid-Continent University in Kentucky and he is currently pursuing his Masters of Missiology degree from Golden Gate Seminary.

Eric and his wife Brittany currently have four children.

Doug Hewitt

Doug was born in North Carolina, but grew in east Tennessee. He graduated from Dallas Baptist University in 2003 and completed a Masters of Arts in Intercultural Studies from Union University in 2009 and a Masters of Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in May of 2011. Throughout college, he spent his summers in the UK working with Welsh speaking chapels and spent a semester in Senegal. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, he lived in China for two years. In 2007, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and began working with refugees in 2009 while volunteering with the International Rescue Committee. During the summer of 2010, he participated in an ethnographic research project in Bhutan for the Consortium for Global Education. Finally, in September of 2010, his current team began teaching a free ESL course for the International Rescue Committee in Oakland, California.

He is currently employed as the East Bay Sales Representative and Roaster for Aleta Wondo Coffee based out of Mill Valley, California.

Non-Director Staff

Jason Williams - Islamic Refugee Strategist

Jason Williams is a language church starting strategist with the North American Mission Board and California Baptist Convention. Jason is a graduate of North Greenville University in South Carolina and Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Over the last few years, Jason has focused on various refugee populations (primarily Muslim) such as the 40 to 60,000 Afghans in Northern California. Jason along with his wife have a passion for serving many least and under reached populations. Jason can be contacted here.

Randy Garcia - Regional Director - EGS Eureka, CA

Randy has a Master of Missiology from Golden Gate Seminary and is very involved with training people to be aware of refugee issues in his community. Randy is also very involved with leadership training in Cambodia, human trafficking initiatives, and helping the poor in many contexts.

Randy lives in Eureka, CA with his wife Lora and his family. He has four children, two of which are still at home, and also has two grandchildren. Randy was formerly in the military and retired from law enforcement.

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