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RHM Board Members

Jerry Skinner is founder and president of RHM. He is an attorney specializing in commercial aircraft litigation, and served on the board of Trustees of Equipping Ministries, International. He has been married since 1974, and has three children.

Jerry Skinner in Romania

Tom Pappas became a board member in 2005. He is a Certified Public Accountant working as the Chief Financial Officer of a privately owned company in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has been married since 1980, has two children and two grandchildren. The desire of his heart is to share hope of God by meeting practical needs.

Lysa Whitt became a board member in 2008, and is an accounting associate with Sheakley Uniservice. She has been married since 1991, and has two children. She developed such a love for Romanian people on her first mission trip that she committed herself to learning the language enough to not only communicate well, but also to provide some translating help on future trips.

Lois McFarland went to help RHM in Romania 3 times, fell in love with the people and stays in contact with some of them through Facebook. She became a board member in 2020. Lois has been married to Michael for over 30 years. Their family is now 6 adult children, 2 spouses and 3 grandkids. All 6 of the kids were able to go to Romania and help RHM through the years because of the generosity of their grandma, Sandy Howard. One even stayed for a month. Lois runs her own company, Lavender Property Solutions.

Rachel Sharpe became a board member in 2014 after traveling during the summer for four years. She and her husband, Devon Sharpe of 8 years, live in Madison, IN. Rachel is the Men’s and Women’s Head Track and Field Coach for the Hanover College Panthers. She and Devon enjoy traveling around the world, restoring their Historic home (almost 200 years old), and spending time with their 2 dogs, Cosmo and Blue Bear.

Jeff Markovic joined the RHM board shortly after his first trip to Romania because he knew he had to be part of this ministry. He had no previous experience with disabilities but God decided He could use Jeff to help His precious people in Romania. Jeff is the owner of Pillar Insurance and is also involved with the worship ministry at Journey Fellowship Church.

Gary Townley became a board member in 2023. He has a BS in Aerospace Engineering and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from UC. He is a retired structural dynamics engineer having worked for SDRC/EDS/UGS/Siemens for 48 years. He has been married since 1970 and has 1 son, and 2 granddaughters. He became a Christian on March14, 1980, through a neighborhood Bible study and has lead many Bible study groups and served on several church boards since then. After visiting Romania with RHM in 2004, it has been his desire to further this ministry any way he can to help those in need.

David Eppers is the Chief Financial Officer and part owner of Carespring Health Care Management which operates skilled nursing and senior living facilities.  He has served our seniors through the skilled nursing industry since 1989.  David married Deanna in 1988 and have three children and six grandchildren.  Stories of God’s work through RHM has been an inspiration for many years.  Two of their children made trips with RHM to Romania.

David Eppers