Ten years as director of Riverside Farm Institute has made Zambia second home for Steven and his wife. Steven uses his administrative experience to help leaders world wide.
“The secret of success is the union of divine power with human effort.” – Ellen White, Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 509
Executive Vice President
Formerly the director of Riverside Farm in Zambia, and more recently president of Eden Valley Institute in Colorado, Frank has a heart for OCI ministries. He and his wife, Janet, bring years of experience to the OCI team.
“Go forward quietly, doing faithfully the work that God’s providence assigns and [your] life will not be in vain.” – Ellen White, Steps to Christ, p. 83
Born in Germany to a Caribbean family, Ernest grew up in Florida and began doing street ministry with a small church before attending Southwestern Adventist University. After college he worked for Florida Hospital and then Wildwood Lifestyle Center as a staff accountant while taking the medical missionary program. Ernest is blessed to be a part God’s work and eager to contribute.
"Children and youth may come to Jesus with their burdens and perplexities, and know that He will respect their appeals to Him, and give them the very things they need. Be earnest; be resolute. Present the promise of God, and then believe without a doubt. Do not wait to feel special emotions before you think the Lord answers. Do not mark out some particular way that the Lord must work for you before you believe you receive the things you ask of Him; but trust His word, and leave the whole matter in the hands of the Lord, with full faith that your prayer will be honored, and the answer will come at the very time and in the very way your heavenly Father sees is for your good; and then live out your prayers. Walk humbly and keep moving forward." – Messages to Young People, p. 123
Naomi studied music at Andrews University prior to moving to Honduras to serve at VIDA Internacional. With her love for mission work and languages, she enjoys encouraging people around the world to consider full-time ministry.
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” – Ephesians 3:20, 21 NKJV
Originally from Chile, Sebastian enjoys many activities like filmmaking, photography, cooking, and traveling. He's also passionate about the outdoors. But his greatest concern is dedicating his talents to help to spread the Gospel to all ends of the earth. Sebastian is married to the love of his life, Adriana Morales.
"Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things." – Philippians 4:8 NKJV
Adriana, hailing from Uruguay, loves the beach, traveling, and making new friends. She has a degree in communication sciences and has experience in the mission field. Adriana enjoys using media to communicate the love of God to the world. Her dream is to meet each person in Heaven who accepted Jesus thanks to media work.
“God has spoken, and His servant must obey; the happiest place on earth for him was the place where God would have him to be.” – Ellen White, Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 126
Originally from Brazil, Tabata is passionate about service, cultures, and languages. Through her love for Christ and much prayer, Tabata was led to this opportunity in full-time ministry. She is excited to be a part of the OCI family and its beautiful mission in spreading the gospel to the world.
“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” – 1 Peter 2:9 NKJV