Field Vice Presidents
Kim has been involved with OCI for many years, including a number of years at Riverside Farm Institute in Zambia. He also served as OCI vice president for two years and president for seven years.
“God’s wonderful purpose of grace, the mystery of redeeming love, is the theme into which ‘angels desire to look,’ and it will be their study throughout endless ages. Both the redeemed and the . . .
Asia – East
Rodney has served as a pastor, evangelist, teacher, and medical missionary trainer. Since 1999 he has served in various ministries with a passion to share the present truth through health evangelism. He currently works as one of the divisional directors for the LIGHT for projects in Africa and East Asia. He is also the vice president of Health Education Resources. He and his wife, Julie, live in southern California and seek to inspire everyone to live the abundant life that God has for us.
"The work of God in this earth can never be finished until the men and women comprising our church membership rally to the work and unite their efforts with those of ministers and church officers." – . . .
Asia – Southeast
Alain has been serving as full time missionary since 2008. Because of his background in the medical field, he has a passion to serve as a medical missionary and equipping others to be trained to hasten the Lord's return. He is also the Southeast Asia Regional Director for LIGHT.
"The time has come when we must know for ourselves why we believe as we do.... Let us lay up for ourselves a good foundation against the time to come, that we may lay hold on eternal life. We must . . .
James was raised a Roman Catholic and re-introduced to Jesus through an Adventist family running an organic farm in Italy. After receiving missionary training at Wildwood Lifestyle Center, he served as Wildwood’s director of education for 7 years before going full-time to help develop LIGHT ministry. James was married to Danielle in 2010, who now serves with him in full-time ministry.
"The strongest argument in favor of the gospel is a loving and lovable Christian." – Ellen White, The Ministry of Healing, 470
Europe - West
Born and raised to an Adventist family in beautiful Switzerland, Jesse developed an entrepreneurial spirit and a love for God and missions at a young age. Based on his experience in Latin America and the USA, Jesse recently co-founded an Adventist startup community in Europe called Hyvecamp International that helps entrepreneurs with mission-driven business ideas get established and connected. He is the director of christian-translations.org, an OCI member ministry, and also serves the Seventh-day Adventist Church developing business-based centers of influence in Germany, where he lives together with his lovely wife, Gaby, and son, David Solomon.
"Religion and business are not two separate things; they are one." - Ellen White, Christ's Object Lessons, p. 349
Europe – East
Nick is the founder and director of Herghelia Institute in Romania. He has also worked with various OCI leaders to help start other projects throughout Eastern Europe.
Fred Flint, raised in a God-fearing family, has lived the missionary life since a young age. In addition to serving in his country of origin, he has served the Lord in various Latin American countries. Fred is married to Marie, and together they have three children: Bryen, Lissette, and Cynthia.
Based at Oak Haven/Country Life Natural Foods in Pullman, MI, Patricia currently serves as the Director of Health Evangelism. She has a deep passion to serve, teach, and lead people to Christ.
“We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” – 2 Corinthians 4:7 NKJV
Marilene has been involved with OCI in various ways for nearly a decade. She and her husband, Eldon, led member ministry Cedarvale Health & Lifestyle Retreat for six years. They have continued their close association with OCI by doing short-term volunteer work on a regular basis at various OCI member ministries around the world. She is excited to help grow OCI membership in the Oceania region.
In addition to his duties at Our Home Lifestyle Center & School, Alexey is helping to facilitate ministry growth throughout Eastern Europe, specifically in Russian speaking countries.
“The world needs today what it needed nineteen hundred years ago–a revelation of Christ. A great work of reform is demanded, and it is only through the grace of Christ that the work of restoration, . . .
South American Division
Linda has a deep interest in health, young people, and sharing God’s love around the world. As a nurse and educator, she has served in many countries and currently works with LIGHT as the divisional director for South America. She is married to Pablo Bentancurt.
“It is the privilege of every Christian, not only to look for, but to hasten the coming of the Saviour.” – Ellen White, The Acts of the Apostles, p. 600