Andrew Roth works behind the scenes to keep everything moving smoothly. As Amethyst's husband, he is more of a logistical thinker. His passion is to use logistics and administration to mobilize Hope to the darkest corners of the earth. When he is not assisting Rally International, Andrew works as the Deputy Country Director for Samaritan's Purse in Congo (DRC). Andrew has a bachelors degree in public relations and masters degree in church planting. He is an ordained minister through Pray-Tell ministries and also a leader in the church in Congo. When he's not doing administration, he can easily be found doing technical off-roading, rock climbing or snowboarding. Anything extreme. He's doing it.
Roland is the 3rd child of 10 siblings born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Roland was helped start the church Biriere, an inner-city church located at the heart of Goma. He is now the head-pastor of the church. He graduated from Institut Superieur De Management Des Grand Lacs with a bachelors in Human Resource Management and then attended Respect University for Political Science. He also went to Harvest School of Missions in Pemba, Mozambique. He was a school teacher for 10 years and worked at PEPA for 3 years. You can always catch him with a huge smile on his face or laughing!
Social Media / Trip Coordinator
Jenny Gonzalez was raised Catholic in New York City, but began attending an Assemblies of God church when she moved to Florida. She has volunteered with Rally International since her first trip to Congo when she graduated high school in 2011. She is finishing her bachelors degree in political science. She has a passion for reaching more difficult areas around the world. "The scarier the better," she usually says. On her spare time, Jenny likes to spend time with her family and go to the cinemas. She is also a pretty great dancer!
Sports & Art Therapy
Michelle Smith has many careers. She taught high school history and government. She coached high school basketball and volleyball. She worked as a tattoo artist and eventually became a paralegal. She turned down law school to pursue full-time work abroad with Rally International. She lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo to restore hope to children and youth through sports and arts therapy. She is walking fact book about politics and history. Ask her, she'll know it.
Children and Families
Dustin Harris is a Southern California native currently living in Brooklyn, New York. He is passionate about friends, family, travel, and good design. He currently holds the position of Digital Designer at Humanscale, where he provides digital creative, concepts, and solutions internationally across the company. He enjoys traveling as much as possible, drinking iced coffee, visiting art museums, and photography.
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