Our Leadership - Family Legacy Missions International

Our Leadership

Mario Zandstra
Mario Zandstra
President/CEO

Mario Zandstra is President and CEO and is the Keeper of the Vision, Culture, Talent, Work with the Board of Directors.

Prior to joining Family Legacy, he served as the President & CEO at Pine Cove Christian Camp, the President at East-West Ministries, and the Executive Vice President at Transwestern Commercial Services. Mario has a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from the University of Southern California, 1979. He is a member of St Judes Oak Cliff Church.

John Fosdick
John Fosdick
Interim Vice President of Development

John Fosdick is the Interim 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.

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.

Veronica Kendall
Veronica Kendall
VP, Finance

Veronica “Ronnie” Kendall is VP Finance and is responsible for Accounting Manager with oversight of the accounting teams at FLMI, FLMZ and Lifeline Enterprises.

Prior to joining Family Legacy she served as Controller at ViaTech. Veronica has a BBA from the University of North Texas.

She is a member of Countryside Bible Church and a member of the Finance Committee and Head of CPA.

Andrew Knight
Andrew Knight
VP Sponsorships

Andrew Knight is Vice President of Child Sponsorships and is responsible for sponsor relations and 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.

Danny Lightner
Danny Lightner
Vice President of Spiritual Development

Danny Lightner is the Vice President of Spiritual Development and is responsible for the discipleship and spiritual formation efforts of the children in our programs and the staff who serve them.

Prior to joining Family Legacy, he served as the Pastor of Adult Ministries and Discipleship at The Mission Church in Des Moines, IA.

Danny has a B.S. in Bible and Pastoral Ministry from Lancaster Bible College (Lancaster, PA) and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (South Hamilton, MA).

He is a missionary/member of The Mission Church in Des Moines, IA (The Lightner family's sending church), but since their home base is Florida when they return to the USA on Furlough, they regularly attend McGregor Baptist Church in Fort Myers.

Samuel Musyoki
Samuel Musyoki
Country Director

Samuel Musembi Musyoki is the 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 Country Director at Plan International, Zambia and was the Strategic Director of Programs at Plan International Kenya. Samuel Musyoki has also worked as a Networking and Capacity Building Coordinator at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex in the United Kingdom-the world top development studies learning institution. https://www.ids.ac.uk/about/

Samuel Musyoki has a Masters Degree in Development Studies from The International Institute of Social Studies in the Hague, The Netherlands and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology from the Institute of African Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

He is a member of Africa Inland Church Nong Road Nairobi in Kenya and Board Chair for Kakindu Primary School, Kitui County Kenya.

David Newman
David Newman
Chief Operating Officer

David Newman is the Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for oversight of the HR, Accounting, and Short Term Missions departments and is 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 degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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

Chikondi Phiri
Chikondi Phiri
Director of Programs

Chikondi Phiri is Director of Programs and is responsible for program implementation and provides strategic leadership, guidance and technical support on strategy development, networking and partnership development with key government ministries, donors, NGOs and other relevant stakeholders in Zambia.

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.

Classie Pierre
Classie Pierre
VP, Human Resources

Classie Pierre is Vice President of Human Resources and is responsible for developing and leading HR strategic initiatives. She oversees all workforce planning, talent and performance management, employee relations and compensation and benefits administration.

Prior to joining Family Legacy she served as Vice President of Human Resources at Christian Community Action.

Classie has a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management.

She is a member of Duncanville First Baptist Church and is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Holly Scurry
Holly Scurry
Chief Relationship Officer

Holly Scurry is Chief Relationship Officer. She is responsible for cultivating relationships and effectively communicating the mission and work of Family Legacy to donors, Camp Life participants, and corporate partners.

Prior to joining Family Legacy in 2003, she attended Focus on the Family's Institute Ministry Training Program.

Holly has a Bachelor's Degree in Speech Communications and a Minor in Business from Texas A&M University.

She is a member of Highland Park United Methodist Church.

Our Board

Greg Pipkin
Houston, TX
7 year Camp Life Alumni
Finance
Elizabeth Carlyle
Houston, TX
5 year Camp Life Alumni
COO | The Brookwood Community
Greg Geib, Chairman
Houston, TX
3 year Camp Life Alumni
Business Owner
Jim Lavelle
Dallas, TX
4 year Camp Life Alumni
Managing Director
Jeffrey Petty
The Woodlands, Texas
7 year Camp Life Alumni
Partner with TXRH
Tim Phillips
Austin, TX
4 year Camp Life Alumni
Business Owner
Stephanie Tsuru
Houston, TX
5 year Camp Life Alumni
Non-profit Volunteer
Melissa Utley
Dallas, TX
5 year Camp Life Alumni
Homemaker
Wil VanLoh
Houston, TX
4 year Camp Life Alumni
CEO Quantum Energy
Will Britt, Emeritus
Houston, TX
7 year Camp Life Alumni
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