Our Board of Directors

Elisa Hyman 

President & Founder

Growing up with a parent in the military and then marrying a sailor, Elisa has traveled the globe and become a master of adapting to various cultures and learning to build community fast. She is a certified teacher, entrepreneur, and has a decade of nonprofit leadership experience. Elisa has been traveling to Uganda since 2011.   Not being introduced to missions until later in life, she sought to introduce others to the world of cross cultural service.  While serving with a short term mission sending organization, Elisa strived to create a healthy model of short term missions and introduced missionary care to their short term teams.  Elisa has been building relationships with missionaries for almost a decade. Through those relationships, the Lord made it clear that serving missionaries and global workers was where her family needing to be . Elisa's family currently reside in Jinja, Uganda.

Sarah Morrison

Secretary

Sarah grew up in the church but her heart for missions grew after she met Elisa in 2012.  She is an Army wife, currently living in DC, and loves the military lifestyle.  She and her husband adopted their son in 2016 following a mission trip she took with Elisa to Uganda.  Her formal education includes a BA in Administrative Management and a Masters in Public Administration.  God has always called her to be a sender, to serve those who go.  Serving others brings her the most fulfillment and joy!

Jamie Swenka

Treasurer

Jamie's desire is for everyone to feel cherished, loved and not forgotten. Her heart for hospitality and connecting others has led her to partnering with Elisa and Replenish, Int'l. She spends the majority of her time loving on her husband & 4 children, homeschooling, baking, reading and serving. In her spare time, she runs a couple of ecommerce businesses. Some of Jamie's professional experience includes banking, church leadership, HR, finances, outreach programs and non-profit work.

Ryan King

Board Member

Ryan grew up in the church but didn’t became involved with missions until becoming friends with Brandon and Elisa. He is a husband to a beautiful wife, a father to 5 wonderful children and is recently retired from the U.S. Navy. Ryan currently lives in Northern Virginia where he has begun his second career. He intends to serve his Lord and his friends wholeheartedly!

Travis Lathrop

Board Member

Travis was born and raised in Nevada, Missouri, where he attended Nevada High School and was actively involved in 4-H, FFA, and Basketball. After graduation, he attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, where he was highly involved in the College of Agriculture and held several leadership positions. After college, he was selected by Caterpillar INC, to be a part of their Global Market Talent division and spent five years moving across the country in various roles. Following his desire to live closer to his family, Travis moved back to the Midwest and accepted a position with Fabick Cat as a regional manager for several years. Since then, he’s also worked for Universal Technical Institute as a regional director and currently serves as the leader of Keller Williams Greater Springfield, one of the largest Real Estate offices in the Midwest.

 

Travis is a student of business and leadership and holds an MBA from the Jack Welch management institute, is a certified John Maxwell instructor, and serves as the Vice President of the Strafford School Board of Education. He’s married to Shannon, and they have two daughters, Kennedy and Bristol, who are actively involved in sports.

When he’s not working or spending time with his family, you can find him spending time in the great outdoors.