Hattabaugh - Coordinator
Hattabaugh comes from a missionary family. He was raised
in Argentina (South America) where his family was the founding
missionaries. But his roots in missions go back even farther
because his grandmother was a missionary to Portugal.
returning to America and graduating from Bible College,
his ministry took him to many different places before becoming
the Pastor of a thriving, multi-cultural church in Ft. Lauderdale,
Florida. His church has over 30 different nationalities
and they have a Spanish and a Creole daughter work. He is
married and has a son. His family is a great source of help
to him in this great endeavor. His love of missions and
missionary kids continues as he takes a group of youth each
year on the Youth on Missions tour.
forward to working with MK Ministries to see that all MKs
receive the tools they need to succeed.
Nickel - Assistant Coordinator / Office Manager
At the age of five, Cylinda Nickel moved to St. Croix, Virgin Islands, when her parents, Lloyd and Nancy Shirley, were appointed missionaries. After completing high school in the islands, she returned to the U.S. where she graduated from Indiana Bible College with a degree in religious education. She later served in several countries under short term missions appointments. Upon returning to the U.S., Cylinda met and married John Nickel. Their life’s journey has led them to Cabot, Arkansas, where they serve as children's pastors for New Life Church. They have two beautiful and talented daughters, Seanna and Emma, who are equally passionate about ministry, missions and missionary kids.
As an MK, Cylinda realizes the challenges that go hand in hand with being raised as a third culture kid. She has poured herself into working with and ministering to MKs for the past twenty-three years. Her passion is to encourage, educate, and enable MKs to be well balanced and involved in an active relationship with God. The Lord has also opened doors for her to minister at ladies events globally. Upon meeting her you will quickly realize her passion for MKs, reaching the world, and just flat out having fun. You can keep up with her adventures on her personal blog. We are honored to have her on our MK Ministries Team.
her blog at cylindassundries.blogspot.com
Burton - Secretary
(Varnell) Burton became an MK at the age of 9, when her parents
went to the Philippine Islands. Missions became a part of
her life and she has spent the rest of her life involving
herself in missions in some way. After returning home, at
the age of 17, she attended Jackson College of Ministries
where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music and met her
husband, J. Kurtis Burton, and later on God blessed them with
a beautiful daughter, Caitlin. They returned to the Philippines
and spent 1 year as AIM workers, ministering in the Bible
School. After evangelizing and finally settling down to pastor
The Turning Point in Nashville, Tennessee, Carla is still
greatly involved in Missions. Her heartbeat is see MK's receive
all the tools needed to help them succeed on the field as
well as when they return to America!
Howell - MK Ministries Advisor
Howell was raised in Jackson, Mississippi where she met and
married her husband, Bruce Howell. The Lord blessed them with
3 wonderful children and is now blessing them with grandchildren.
In 1979 they became missionaries to El Salvador where they
served for 22 years. In 2001, they were elected as the General
Director of Global Missions for the United Pentecostal Church
International. Diane Howell has always had a love, burden
and understanding for missionary kids because she raised her
children on the field. Her desire is to see the Global Missions
Division do all that it can to help the children of missionaries.
As the Advisor to MK Ministries, Sis. Howell links us to the
Global Missions Administrative Committee.
Woodward - Liasion to the Global Missions Board
Raymond Woodward returned to his hometown of Fredericton to
become the Lead Pastor of Capital Community Church on Pentecost
Sunday in June 2001. He did his theological training at Northeast
Christian College, where he also met his wife Beverley. They
married in 1983 and now have two teenage children, Emily &
Matthew. Raymond has served as an instructor for theology,
music, computer and business subjects at United Pentecostal
Bible Institute, CompuCollege School of Business and the New
Brunswick Community College, and also holds a degree in Adult
Education at the University of New Brunswick. He also did
a ten-year stint as the producer and host of a gospel radio
25 years of pastoral ministry have seen Raymond travel extensively
in the United States, Canada and abroad, sharing the Word
of God in numerous meetings and conferences. He is an ordained
minister of the United Pentecostal Church International
and a sought-after Bible teacher.
Woodwards live on the banks of the beautiful Nashwaak River
in Marysville, an historic 19th century mill town adjacent
to Fredericton where Raymond enjoys reading, biking and
kayaking in his spare time.