NVM expands staff to continue its mission of transforming lives in Haiti
NVM's new Development Director, Angie Mollenkopf
Online PR News – 29-April-2014 – Kirklin, Indiana – As it strives to help the people of Haiti grow and develop, Nehemiah Vision Ministries has hired a development director to aid in the ministry’s own growth. Angie Mollenkopf assumed the role of development director in mid-April. As development director, Mollenkopf will work closely with the NVM board of directors, as well as its executive director and founder, to meet the needs of the Chambrun and Onaville communities in Haiti.
She will grow current funding sources, as well as identify, cultivate, solicit and recognize individual donors, and will develop church, corporate contacts and explore various grant opportunities. “My goal is to bring the relationships and funding needed to help NVM move onward and upward in empowering Haitians to become productive self-reliant members of their community,” Mollenkopf said.
Through her position as director of development with Kids Against Hunger Central Indiana, Mollenkopf worked with NVM and become familiar with the group’s mission and vision. “I see NVM as a great opportunity to use my gifts and talents to have a positive transformative impact on the lives of impoverished people, while also helping grow God’s Kingdom,” Mollenkopf said.
“My goal is to bring the relationships and funding needed to help NVM move onward and upward in empowering Haitians.”
Previously, Mollenkopf spent seven years with two other non-profits. In her role with Kids Against Hunger Central Indiana, she developed a large group of dedicated volunteers and in her last year, lead the organization to provide 2.5 million meals to feed the hungry at home and around the world. Mollenkopf studied political science at Indiana University, but her passion for serving people, cultures and improving the community led her toward more volunteering and activism. She has served as a fundraiser, developer and volunteer for several non-profits, as well as a board member for Outfitters and CASA.
“My fervor for serving is what drives me to work in ministry; however, it is my gifts as a collaborator and connector that have allowed me to excel in the development role,” Mollenkopf said. “After my first trip to the NVM campus it was very clear to me that Esperandieu and Dianne Pierre had a vision I personally and spiritually connected with and wanted to contribute to growing the vision and reach of NVM.”
When she’s not serving her community and the world, Mollenkopf is extremely invested in area youth programs and has been an active softball coach for many years, committed to touching the lives of youth in a positive, God-led direction. She is also a dedicated mother of two and lives with her spouse, Jason, in Pendleton, Indiana.
Native Haitian, Espérandieu L. Pierre, started Nehemiah Vision Ministries back in 1995, when he and his wife joined Campus Crusade for Christ as national representatives for Haiti. The Pierres created NVM as the social vision to complement the spiritual vision of Campus Crusade. Since its inception, NVM has worked to fulfill its mission of equipping young Haitians to take part in the rebuilding of Haiti. NVM’s vision comes from Nehemiah 2:17-18, where Nehemiah rebuilds Jerusalem and removes the reproach over the city in biblical times.
NVM helps children, families and their communities meet the basic needs of life through its Christian academy, children’s home and child sponsorship program. “NVM believes in providing people an opportunity to live in an environment where they can be trained and equipped to contribute to their own personal development and eventually to the rebuilding of Haiti,” said Pastor Pierre.
For more information on NVM, please visit their website at www.nehemiahvisionministries.com.
Nehemiah Vision Ministries (NVM) is an international organization focused on transforming the lives of all people through education, health and spiritual development. We are here to help train and equip young Haitians to become involved in rebuilding the foundation of Haiti; which is in the perspective of Nehemiah, who rebuilt Jerusalem and removed the reproach over her in biblical times. (Neh.2:17-18)