Our Leadership - Family Legacy Missions International

Our Leadership

John Hasse
John Hasse
President and Chief Executive Officer

John Hasse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Family Legacy, is responsible for the effective implementation of the ministry’s mission, vision, strategy and operations. He provides overall leadership of the organization to ensure the children in Family Legacy’s programs benefit from the ministry’s spiritual, educational, physical, and emotional pillars of care.

Prior to joining Family Legacy, John served as National Director for World Vision Zambia and Haiti. He also led World Vision’s Latin America and Caribbean regional team as well as their Washington DC office. John has worked at USAID and the finance sector.

John holds a MA in International Development from the American University in Washington, DC and a BA in English and Psychology from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

He and his wife and four kids attend Lusaka Community Church while in Zambia and are looking forward to finding a vibrant church home as they move to the Dallas Fort Worth area.

Jared Fuson
Jared Fuson
Chief Operating Officer

In his role of COO, Jared Fuson oversees Family Legacy’s operational activities to ensure the development and implementation of efficient systems, as well as organizational culture. He has provided specific supervision to Sponsorships, Finance, Human Resources, and Technology and Logistics.

Jared is also a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor in the state of Texas, a Board Certified Coach, and has held various leadership roles in his career in various for-profit and faith-based settings. Most recently, he served as Chief Operating Officer at a national behavioral healthcare organization headquartered in Dallas.

Jared graduated from Texas A&M University with a BA in Communications and from Trinity Evangelical University with a MA in Counseling Psychology. He resides in East Dallas with his wife and three children.

Brad Guffey
Brad Guffey
Chief Medical Director

Brad Guffey is Chief Medical Director and is responsible for Family Legacy's health programs.


Prior to joining Family Legacy, he served on faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. 

Brad obtained a B.S. in Molecular Biology from Auburn University and his M.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His post-graduate work includes residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics and a combined fellowship in adult and pediatric infectious diseases.

His sending church is Church of the Highlands, and he and his family attend Lusaka Community Church in Zambia.

David Newman
David Newman
Chief Relationship Officer

David Newman is the Chief Relationship Officer and is responsible for oversight of the Marketing/Communications and Short Term Missions departments, while also serving as a member of the Development Team. In addition, he assists the CEO as a liaison to the Zambian leadership team.

Prior to joining Family Legacy, he was the President of Newman Graphics, a division of ColorMark Printing located in Carrollton, Texas.

David has his Bachelors's degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

He is an elder at Park Cities Presbyterian Church and serves as Chairman of the Board at For the Nations Refugee Outreach.

Chikondi Phiri
Chikondi Phiri
Country Director

Chikondi Phiri is Country Director and provides overall strategic and operational leadership of the ministry in Zambia while ensuring alignment with Family Legacy Vision, Mission, Core Values and strategy.

Prior to joining Family Legacy he served as Interim National Director for World Vision South Africa, Johannesburg.

Chikondi has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in Leadership Development from Eastern University (PA, USA).

He is a member of Lusaka Baptist Church and Credit Committee Chairperson of VisionFund Zambia Microfinance Board.

Kelsey Kuhl
Kelsey Kuhl
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

As VP of Strategic Initiatives, Kelsey Kohl identifies and drives strategic projects related to organization health, process improvement, and Board of Directors engagement. Her objective is to maximize Family Legacy’s redemptive impact through honest discussion and collaborative solution-building.

Prior to her time at Family Legacy, Kelsey worked as a strategy and management consultant at Bain & Company in Dallas, working across various industries including financial services, sports apparel, airlines, and healthcare to build client solutions related to performance improvement, market growth strategy, and technology transformation.

Kelsey graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Honors and Supply Chain Management. You can find her staying active, traveling, and spending time with her church community at Northway Church in Dallas.

Danny Lightner
Danny Lightner
Advisor for Spiritual Development

Danny Lightner is Advisor for Spiritual Development and is focused on creating spiritual content for use in Zambia and training our staff on the ground in Zambia in discipleship methods and strategies.

Danny is married to Sarah, and the Lord has blessed them with six awesome children! Danny and Sarah graduated from Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, PA (where they met!), and then Danny graduated with an M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. Danny was a Pastor for college/youth in New Hampshire for 9 years and then served as an Adult Discipleship Pastor in Des Moines, IA for six years.

After 15 years of pastoral ministry, the Lord led the whole Lightner family to serve the vulnerable and orphaned children of Zambia through Family Legacy. While living in Zambia for seven years, Danny served as the Vice President for Spiritual Development for five years, and then as the Programs Director for two years. In his current role, he frequently travels back and forth to Zambia to spiritually invest in the 13,000 vulnerable children in our program and the 850 staff who serve them.

Andrew Knight
Andrew Knight
Vice President of Technology and Information Systems

Andrew Knight is Vice President Technology, Information Systems and is responsible for data management.

Prior to joining Family Legacy, he served as Director of International Aid at Buckner International. Andrew has a Bachelor’s Degree in Russian Studies from Baylor University and a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University. He is a member of Community Life Church, Sunnyvale, Texas.

John Fosdick
John Fosdick
Vice President of Development

John Fosdick is the Vice President of Development and is responsible for the stewardship of the development team overseeing operations donations, gifts-in-kind, strategic partnerships, meal packing events, grants and capital funds.

Prior to joining Family Legacy in 2019, he worked in the data management software field in oil and gas, population healthcare and asset optimization performance. John also served as VP of Development for the College of Biblical Studies in Houston for 10 years helping to build this accredited institution.

John’s wife Janet is a volunteer for Family Legacy’s Sunshine Team distributing clothes at the Tree of life each year. Their family of 5 children have had the privilege of attending Camp Life and two of their daughters have been a part of the Summer Staff. John and Janet attend Houston’s First Baptist Church and both graduated from The University of Texas.

Heather Munoz
Heather Munoz
Vice President of Human Resources

Heather Munoz is the Vice President of Human Resources and leads talent, culture, training, succession planning, and the employee lifecycle. She oversees the Make a Difference committee and instigates fun in the workplace. In addition, she serves as liaison to the Zambian HR team.

Prior to joining Family Legacy, she was the Vice President of Human Resources at a top Texas law firm with 15 locations. Prior to the pandemic, she also held a regional leadership role in Human Resources for Hilton and Marriott hotel properties.

Heather has a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Houston Honors College and an MBA from Baylor University. She also completed a 2-year leadership academy at Compass Christian Church through Dallas Christian College.

Sunday mornings Carlos and Heather serve at Compass Christian Church welcoming guests and helping with baptisms. They have 4 college students and their oldest has finished college.

Pam Stoker-Galster
Pam Stoker-Galster
Vice President of Finance

In her role of VP of Finance, Pam Galster oversees all of Family Legacy’s Financial operations and accounting to ensure the growth and development for the entire enterprise. She provides the vision, leadership, and development to her teams in Dallas and Lusaka, Zambia.

Pam received her JD from Loyola Marymount, Los Angeles, California and her accounting degree from Miami, of Ohio University, and is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas and California. Pam has served in various leadership roles in her career, recently serving as Board Chairperson of Gifts of Hope for Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, California. Pam lives in Dallas with her Husband and their two cats Mercy and Grace and attends Messiah Lutheran Church in Plano, Texas.

Amanda Duron
Amanda Duron
Vice President of Brand and Engagement

As VP of Brand and Engagement, Amanda gets to lead the creative team responsible for telling the incredible story of Family Legacy, but also leads the Community Engagement team inviting others into the story.

Prior to her time at Family Legacy, Amanda worked as a Marketing Director for both the government and commercial sectors. She transitioned her career into partner and church engagement for international child development organizations after an opportunity to serve abroad with YWAM. Amanda graduated with a Bachelor's of Integrated Marketing from Abilene Christian University.

When she's not attending a sponsorship service at a partner church or hosting a meal packing event with Family Legacy, you can find her championing her husband's dream of aviation and exploring the world.

Our Board

Elizabeth Carlyle
Past Chair
Term 2020 - 2022, 2023-24 extended term to transition Chairman
Houston, TX
5 year Camp Life Alumni
CEO of First Freedom Art Company
Dr. Kelly Rush
Independent Board Member
Term 2021 - 2024
Mt. Vernon, Ohio
4 year Camp Life Alumni
Professor of Finance, Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Lucia Kim
Independent Board Member
Term 2023 - 2025
Austin, TX
3 year Camp Life Alumni
Partner, Pulpito Investments
Chris Willis
Independent Board Member
Term 2023 - 2025
Dallas, Texas
4 year Camp Life Alumni
Chief People & Administrative Officer of PrimeSource Building Products, Adjunct Lecturer and TA at Stagen Leadership Academy, Adjunct Professor and Guest Lecturer at SMU
Tom Field
Independent Board Member
Term 2023 - 2025
Houston, TX
3 year Camp Life Alumni
Partner, Quantum Capital Group
Clifford Hickey
Independent Board Member
Term 2021 - 2024
Denver, CO
7 year Camp Life Alumni
Managing Director at Anschutz Investment Company
Valerie Boyt
Independent Board Member
Term 2022-2024
Midland, Texas
1 year Camp Life Alumni
CFMA for Freedom in Christ Ministries
Tom Mason
Independent Board Member
Term 2022-2024
Dallas, Texas
2 year Camp Life Alumni
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and President LNG at Energy Transfer
John Orr
Board Chair
Term 2022-2024
Denver, CO
2 year Camp Life Alumni
Managing Partner at Centennial Peaks Capital
Will Britt
Independent Board Member
Term 2023-24
Houston, TX
6 year Camp Life Alumni
Retired Oil & Gas Industry Executive
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