Board of Directors

Ray Rodriguez

Secretary

Ray, born in Wahiawa, Hawaii, was also raised an Army brat around the world. Returning in his teens to local Wahiawa, he graduated from Leilehua High School, met his wife Donella, had Hannah, and earned a B.Ed. (Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa). Ray has long been a teacher for Hawai’i’s Department of Education. Known by faculty as a prayer warrior and host of youth gatherings in his classroom, since 2009 Ray has particularly sponsored “Mule Talk” during lunchtimes, a student discussion-group facilitated by leaders of PHM. He is an elder of Calvary Chapel Wahiawa. “Owes all to Jesus”

James Ware

Elder James Ware and his wife Betty have been married over 50 years, together raising a large family. James is a long-standing leader of the Christian Faith Community on Hawai’i’s Army installations. A decorated war veteran, he served 28 years Active Duty (Retired CW4), where he flew nearly every type of Army helicopter there is. Afterwards he served 27 years in the Civil Service. For 36 years both he and Betty have attended and provided spiritual leadership and Lay-led governance for the Gospel Congregation at Wheeler.

Kevin Schmidt

In 2009 Kevin and his wife Casey launched the first ever Mission for organized military youth ministry in Hawai'i, rallying numerous persons and groups to sponsor activities now known as Pacific House of Mission. A graduate of Wheaton College (Bus/Econ) and LU Rawlings School of Divinity (M.Div. Theology), Kevin currently serves on staff as Executive Director.

Staff

Kevin Schmidt

Executive Director

In 2009 Kevin and Casey launched the first ever Mission for organized military youth ministry in Hawai'i, rallying numerous people and groups that together we known as Pacific House of Mission. Kevin serves as staff President, and Casey as Developer of growing operations. Both members of the Board, they have 9 children and have served in several full-time ministry roles since 2001.

Annalise Daroczy

Community Coordinator

Annalise comes to us from Columbus, Ohio where she finished her Associates Degree at Columbus State Community College. She interned with us the summers of 2018 and 2019 and is currently full-time staff as the Community Coordinator.

Curley

Event Consultant

“Curley,” along with his wife Elaine, founded Joshua Tree Youth Ministries and served as its Executive Director and Pastor for 11 years in New Hampshire. There he combined barbecue (catering & training) with inner-city ministry to at-risk students. Curley has a wonderful “street variety” of experience—serving as a firefighter, nurse, Olympics security manager, and as an assistant to prison, police, and undercover narcotics units in Massachusetts and Santa Barbara. Moving to Hawai’i in 2009, Curley became heavily involved in Veterans work, and his mutual interests with PHM (via former Board President Ally Sains) led him to join forces with PHIM for accomplishing his own vision of bringing the first-ever Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned contest to the State of Hawai’i.

Nedra Grill

Bookkeeper

2022 Interns

Hannah Schmidt

2022/2023 Volunteers

Ray Rodriguez: Mule Talk Sponsor

Eric Fetterman- Pacific Club North

Zack Francis- Pacific Club North

Gabby Verderoff- Pacific Club South

Zion Gordon- Pacific Club North

Kelly Robinson- Pacific Club North

Nick Verderoff- Pacific Club South

Carrington St. John- Event Assistant

Daniel Medevielle- Young Adult Fellowship

Lauren Webb- Pacific Club South