LSM Staff

USA Staff

Doug oversees all national and international programs and operations, and provides help with strategic planning for the ministry. The opportunity to help launch a ministry that could make a huge difference for orphans and vulnerable children motivated Doug to become a member of the LSM staff.

Doug is married to Tonia and they have five children—Ryan, Sophie, Maddie, Ellie and Carter. With a constant eye on the issues surrounding orphans and vulnerable children, he also enjoys reading and learning about technology.

Philippians 2:5-11

Fueled by a 1985 trip to Haiti that opened his eyes to a country full of vulnerable children, Ed founded Loving Shepherd Ministries in 2002 with a passion to care for the millions of orphaned and at-risk children around the world. He continues to lead the organization in new visionary endeavors internationally. Ed and his wife, Jeni, pastored a church for over 30 years and developed a heart for the fatherless as foster parents in the 1980’s. They have been blessed and encouraged to see God move mightily through the growth of LSM over the years.

Ed is passionate about seeing countless children experience the Father’s heart and to have the same opportunity that his two children and nine grandchildren have experienced in the absolute best environment – a permanent family.

1 Chronicles 4:10 – Prayer of Jabez

Joe heads up domestic operations, including finance and human resources. He also works closely with the Adoption Resources program. Joe believes in the mission of LSM and its very thoughtful approach to ministry. He believes that vulnerable children are a high priority to God.

Joe is married to Heidi and has five children. He enjoys studying Scripture and spending time with his family.

Ephesians 3:20

Troy manages the construction and developmental projects in Haiti, connecting those needs to people in the U.S. Being a part of LSM gives Troy the opportunity to prayerfully engage with other believers and go where the hurting are and the Gospel is not.

Troy is blessed with a wonderful wife, Kelly, and three children: Makayla, Curt and Georgia. He is most passionate about his growing family and prayerfully witnessing to others about Jesus and His Kingdom.

Matthew 5-7

Allen coordinates work teams and Agricultural Park projects in Haiti as well as oversees many of the daily operations of several businesses in Haiti. Allen felt called to LSM because of the work with at-risk children and his heart for the world’s most vulnerable. He and his wife Susan spent 3 years in Ethiopia with LSM before returning to work in the Stateside office.

Married to Susan, they have 3 children and 10 grandchildren. Allen enjoys being a grandfather and painting, but most importantly growing in the image of Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:25-29

Jen has assisted over 7,000 families with Adoption Resources. She also assists with LSM’s Child Development program in Haiti, which offers teaching tools and skills to at-risk children. God opened the door for Jen to use her psychology degree to help place children in adoptive families in the US and in permanent, Christian families in Haiti.

Jen and her husband, Rick, have four children and are blessed to be able to serve the Lord by caring for the needs of vulnerable children worldwide.

2 Corinthians 4:7-9

Amber is dedicated to inspiring believers to action by sharing compelling stories of God’s work at LSM. She weaves stories, imagery and creative design into updates, resources and tools. She is a writer, designer and speaker.

Amber and her husband, Nick, enjoy traveling, reading, cross-cultural experiences and building relationships, which all enable them to see God at work in people’s lives.

Psalm 19:14

Rick joined LSM in 2007 and serves as the manager of The Gospel Project, overseeing the domestic and international operations of the program.  He is also Manager of Purchasing and Shipping.  He also helps document the important work being done on the ground with LSM through video and photographs.

Rick feels blessed to be a part of LSM and his role in helping vulnerable children.  He is married to Jen and they have four children.

Isaiah 40:31

Rebecca greets guests, answers phones, assists with various mailings, coordinating support for projects and travel, tracking donations and maintaining an accurate database. She was glad to find LSM where she can combine her previous administrative background and past experience as a wedding planner to use them for God’s ministry and glory.

Rebecca is married to Michael and they have two children, Olivia and Ian. She loves event planning, decorating and reading.

John 16:33

Danny’s position encompasses all financial aspects of LSM, including payroll, processing donations, budgeting, expense tracking and managing payables and receivables. As an accountant, Danny wanted more than just a job—he wanted to make a difference for the Kingdom. This desire to make a difference drew him to LSM.

Danny is married to Sarah with two children. The couple enjoys playing games with family and friends and being outside to enjoy God’s creation.

Psalm 126:3

Kathy was working as a court reporter when she began praying for direction in her life. Soon after, she received a phone call from LSM’s president, Ed Schwartz. Kathy ensures that every donor is receipted and thanked.

Kathy loves being involved with her family—her husband Denny and their children Alyssa, Jenna, Paige & Jackson. She also enjoys spending time with her church, friends and volunteering.

Philippians 4:13

Drew serves as a digital strategist on social platforms, as well as an agent of community engagement and education. He believes strongly in the generational change that LSM is bringing to the most vulnerable, hopeless regions of the world through family-centered, lifelong partnerships. Drew is passionate about advancing God’s kingdom, protecting the vulnerable and advocacy through storytelling. He also enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing, surfing and ultimate frisbee.

2 Corinthians 3:17

Jenny provides support to families considering adoption and those who are going through the adoption process. She also gives presentations to churches and other groups about adoption and ways they can get involved in serving vulnerable children.

Jenny and her late husband, Zach, partnered with LSM in 2010 to start the Cancer Redemption Project. Jenny joined the staff in September of 2013.

Jenny and her husband, Jordan, have two children. She is passionate about promoting adoption and caring for vulnerable children.

1 Peter 1:7

John manages the planning, development and monitoring of educational programs for all LSM Home of Hope students in Haiti. After retiring from working in the public schools, John’s passion for education and love for Christ’s Kingdom fit incredibly well with the work of LSM.

He enjoys spending time with his family and a local community outreach ministry in his spare time.

Micah 6:8

Haiti Staff

Home of Hope Operations


Pastor Wilfrid Remonvil, Home of Hope Director

Bolo and Anne, Child Development Coordinators, Parents Support

Joseph (Bolo) Delpeche & Anne Alexis, Parent Support Coordinators

Jean Welsy

Jean Wesly Alcin, Dean of Students at LSM Tech & Trauma Healing Coordinator


Franco Cobite (Coby), Translator & Hospitality Support


Delgauki Delpache, Home of Hope Support


Claudin Idoxis, Child Development Coordinator & Education Director


Micheline Taverne, Assistant Director of Child Development & Education


Aunald Raymond, Cancer Redemption School Director

Jean Noel

Jean Noel, Welsh School Director


Madame Delmise , Embroidery Teacher


Dulca Alcine, Gardening & Agronomist Teacher


Riderson Brown, Administrator


Ernso Voltaire, Agricultural Park Manager

Jean Osnel

Jean Osnel



Maxon Clersaint, Construction & Welsh Campus

Maintenance, Repairs & Shipping


Christophe Sainvil, Construction Coordinator & Maintenance 


Lenord Dorilas, Home of Hope Maintenance


Timothee Denis, Vehicle Maintenance


Negelo Donald

Dorvald Jean Rodel

Jean Odel


Joel & Becky Browning

Business Development Team

Nouvelle Aube 


Erve Joseph, Business Development Coordinator

Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Manager of Operations

jan and val

Jan & Val Gutwein, Project Coordinator


Diefet Joseph, Co-Director of Marketing & Sales


Franco Cobite (Coby), Co-Director of Marketing & Sales


Nehemie Felix, Nouvelle Aube Accountant

Lynn Sarah

Lynn Sarah Admette, Grocery Store Manager


Alfred Julien, Carpenter

Home of Hope Parents


Abba: Jean and Sherda

Bambou 1

Bambou 1: Wichelove & Sophia

Bambou 2

Bambou 2 (Heritage): Jean & Fabienne

Cavaillon 1

Cavaillon 1: John & Louiscia

Cavaillon 2

Cavaillon 2: Clervil & Benitha


Chantal 1: Mereville

Chantal 2

Chantal 2: Moise & Chantale


Daniel: Germain & Noga


Esther: Lahens & Theogene


Ezekiel: Joines & Enithe


Fondfrede: Jean & Beatrice


Kpoux: Jude & Cathrine


Moriah: Francois & Rosemie


Torbeck: Jean & Jacqueline

Welsh 1

Welsh 1: Alexandre & Louise

Welsh 2

Welsh 2: Berson & Liteze


Zion: Fenol & Marie

Hosanna: Daniel

Ethiopia Staff 

Our Ethiopian staff works with dozens of single mothers and their children to help them thrive. This team of highly qualified and passionate staff works individually with small business start-up, educational support and continuing support alongside the local church. Learn more about their work here.

Johney Mergia & Mekdes Temesgen

Paulos Mamo

Hilina Wendossenn