Meet the Board

SFMI board
Left to right: James Lucas, Dave Kercher, Dick York, Brian Martell, David Martell, Web Loy, Frank Stangel, James Bonner, Ed Newby, Skip Voetberg, Jack Ring, Richard McDaniel, Torry Rockwood, Jim Miller

  • Dick York, Founder of Shield Of Faith Mission International
    Most things that happened 58 years ago have faded into the twilight of the distant past––but not all. Some are too directly connected to the future. One thing that remains as vivid today as when it happened on December 1, […]
  • Richard McDaniel, President
    Life began in Japan for me, as my parents were missionaries. As a child, I was raised in the Scriptures through my home, the ministry, and Christian school. Throughout my youth, I had a desire to serve God, and I […]
  • Frank Stangel, Vice-President
    My name is Frank Stangel. I am married to my lovely wife, Virginia, and we have three daughters. I grew up in a home that believed that God was the God of the Bible, but alcohol was the lifestyle of […]
  • Torry Rockwood, Treasurer
    Torry shares his testimony in the video.
  • Jim Miller, Secretary
    I was born and raised a Catholic and attended seven years of Catholic seminary. In 1968 problems surrounded my life when I left the seminary in July, enrolled in a public college, and continued my education with a military deferral. […]
  • Skip Voetberg, Board Member
    I remember at an early age my Dad sitting us kids down many times and telling us about creation and how God had sent His Son, Jesus, to die for our sins. So, early on there was a knowledge of […]
  • Ed Newby, Board Member
    “Where shall I go from your spirit? or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend up into heaven, you are there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, you are there. If I take the wings […]
  • Jack Ring, Board Member
    It was a night in 1967, and I had come to an end – one of several that would mark my life. I was twenty two and in my first year of medical school. Becoming a doctor was the fulfillment […]
  • Larry Montgomery, Board Member
    Being raised in a non-Christian home, I had no church or Bible background. In my early teens, a friend invited me to attend Sunday school with him. I did for a few weeks and received a Bible. When my father […]
  • James Bonner, Board Member
    I was a young Christian when the Lord gave me a verse: Matt. 5:6, “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” This was an encouragement to me because, as a young Christian, […]
  • Brian Martell, Board Member
    I was born in Maine, lived in Newfoundland until age 9, and finished growing up in New Mexico. I grew up knowing that Jesus is the Son of God. I have always known this and thought that I was a […]
  • David Martell, Board Member
    This gives the overview of the parameters and individuals God used in reconciling me from what otherwise would have been a life of debauchery and sin. I have heard someone state, “Some people were saved from what they were; others […]
  • Robert Edwards, Board Member
    I grew up in a typical evangelical Christian household. At around 8 years old I recall asking God to save me. I didn’t have a full understanding of what that meant, but I was scared of hell and judgement. I […]
  • Darrell Gish, Board Member
    I reside in Dallas, OR with my wife June. I was born in Whittier, CA in 1954. My family was part of a small fellowship of believers there. In 1965, we moved to Modesto, CA where my maternal grandparents lived […]