It takes passion and perseverance in this line of work and our team has both. Here is the team that is making this fast growing foundation thrive and change lives every day.
REV. WAYNE SOMMERSEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Pastor Wayne has served as a minister of the gospel for the past 45 plus years, serving in Clark County since 1993. He and his wife Jenny have focused on making their churches and ministries places of oasis and refuge for the hurting. Wayne is excited to serve on the team at His Heart Foundation in order use his experience in coaching, leading, and mentoring the leaders of the next generation for the glory of God.
REV. ANGELA HOWARDDIRECTOR OF MENTAL HEALTH & COMMUNICATIONS
Angela is an ordained minister and writer whose international speaking experience covers women’s conferences, leadership seminars, church events as well as live online training. Since 2004, Angela has been on the Northwest Women’s Ministry Team serving through annual conferences and leadership training. She’s a published author, and has been featured in many online publications, including her own blog. Her passion for breaking the stigma of mental illness in the church drives her work here at HHF.
DALE BAUGHMENTORSUCCESS™ MARKETING & TRAINING
Formerly the Director of Customer Relations & Marketing for HOSTS Corp. (Help One Student to Succeed), Mr. Baugh has been a speaker at educational conferences throughout the United States. He has worked for several Fortune 100 Corporations, and as a marketing consultant for S.C. Johnson. With a passion for seeing children succeed, his experience as a consultant, specializing in the areas of organizational and staff development will bring MentorSuccess™ to the next level of excellence.
DR. JERRY WILLBURDIRECTOR OF MENTORSUCCESS™
Jerry is best known for his award-winning research in the field of mentoring. He uses mentoring to change cultures by developing stronger leaders to help them create more effective places to work. As Dr. Willbur used mentoring to change workplace cultures, he has also used it to dramatically change the lives of students. You will see stronger students, teachers, and leaders whose futures are radically changed, one life at a time.
NATHAN NOORLUNDIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION
Nathan graduated from Washington State University with a BA in Business Administration. Nathan has spent over 6 years in governmental accounting/auditing and 10 years in pastoral ministry. Over the last four years, he has had the joy of blending his accounting and pastoral background to serve churches and non-profits in their financial and business operations. Nathan and his wife Jamie have 5 children and enjoy spending time together with their family in the great Northwest.
RACHAEL YONKOEXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Rachael has worked in ministry for over twenty years, and has a passion for making sure that each person feels seen and heard. She is the Volunteer Coordinator for North Creek Church and has served on this team since 2008 in various capacities. She is very excited to be a part of His Heart Foundation and see how God can use her experience to support this organization. She lives in Vancouver, Washington with her family.
KATHRYN ANDERSONPROGRAM DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
A University of Washington School of Social Work alumnus and graduate of the University of Michigan’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program, Kathryn brings experience working in both student support services and classroom instruction. She is passionate about building caring connections across generations through mentoring. Having flourished under mentorship throughout her life, she is excited to encourage the development of young hearts and minds in her work to further the mission and reach of MentorSuccess™.
KATHY HANSBERRYPROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR FOR MENTORSUCCESS™
Kathy graduated from Judson University in the Chicago area and began her career in the automotive industry working for Toyota and Mitsubishi in Southern California. She gained strong skills in planning and supervision while helping to build Toyota’s first global parts system. Moving to the Pacific Northwest, Kathy enjoyed working as a teacher for 18 years while raising her children. She hopes to use her extensive teaching experience to grow and enrich the MentorSuccess™ program.
HOPE WIRTADIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Hope Wirta has worked to help non-profit and for-profit corporations with grant writing, fundraising, PR, and sales for the past 20 years. Her heart for helping others has led her to share Jesus through her work as a Bible teacher, author, and artist. She enjoys speaking and teaching paint classes when she is not spending time with her husband, 7 grown children, and a growing number of grandchildren. She is studying for her MDiv at Multnomah University.
Cynthia graduated from Boise State University with a BA in Business Administration in Accounting. Cynthia works at her local church as a bookkeeper and is actively involved with her husband at a non-profit marriage ministry. They believe that Christ-centered families and healthy marital relationships benefits both our relationship with God and the growth of the church. His Heart’s mission fits with her family mission and she is excited to use her gifts to serve.
WAYNE & JENNY SOMMERSON SITE MANAGERS OASIS RETREAT CENTER
Wayne and Jenny have been in pastoral ministry for over 45 years, serving in various churches and in Clark County since 1993. They have always felt that their churches should serve as a place of oasis and healing for those who are hurting and broken. Today, they continue to minister to those who walk through the doors at the Oasis offering a place of peace and rest for those in need.
MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DR. DANY TSECHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
As a dentist, Dany believes in the power of early prevention, and has grown his dental practices into a national group. With a passion for serving, Dr. Tse has had a wide range of experience involving various evangelical organizations. While volunteering as the Executive Director of the mobile health care program for Medical Teams International, Dany saw a great need for quality health care. His current focus is serving as the Chairman of the Board for HHF.
DR. JERRY WILLBURBOARD MEMBER
Jerry Willbur’s extensive experience in the corporate world includes: being a senior executive for over twenty years at two Fortune 500 companies, S.C. Johnson, and The ServiceMaster Company. He’s a published author, best known for his award-winning research in the field of mentoring, and is currently on the advisory board for the University of New Mexico’s Mentoring Institute. His current goal is to use mentoring to help children be successful in school and life.
BARBARA WESTRATEBOARD MEMBER
Barb is a former board member of a private K-8 school in Illinois and served as volunteer coordinator for a dynamic growing ministry through her church in Illinois. Barb has her undergrad and master’s degree in Education and masters in biblical counseling from Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia. She currently leads women in the study of God’s Word. Barb and her husband have three adult children and live in northern Florida.
DR. NATHAN STEVENSBOARD MEMBER
In his work as an ophthalmologist, Dr. Stevens has come to understand the value of good vision for his patients’ physical and mental well-being. Nathan serves many rural communities in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico through satellite clinics and local community hospitals. He has been active in short-term medical missions work in Guatemala for many years, often bringing his family to serve alongside him. He is honored to serve on the board at His Heart.
DR. PAUL LEUNGBOARD MEMBER
Dr. Leung currently serves as the director of Clinical Services at OHSU, in Portland, Oregon. Being fluent in Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin and Laotian, Dr. Leung is also the director of the Indochinese Psychiatry Program and has special interests in cross-cultural psychiatry. After completing his psychiatry residency at OHSU, Dr. Leung has been board certified in psychiatry since 1989. He is looking forward to using his experience to serve the team at His Heart Foundation.
NATHAN NOORLUNBOARD MEMBER
Nathan graduated from Washington State University with a BA degree in Business Administration. Nathan has spent over 6 years in governmental accounting/auditing and 10 years in pastoral ministry. Over the last four years, he has had the joy of blending his accounting and pastoral background to serve churches and non-profits in their financial and business operations. Nathan and his wife Jamie have 5 children and enjoy spending time together with their family in the great Northwest.
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I am very thankful for the help that His Heart Foundation provided to me. I emailed them on a Monday and by Wednesday, we were meeting with a counselor. Our counselor was a perfect fit for my son and I. I am ever so grateful to His Heart Foundation.
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His Heart Foundation is truly a one-of-a-kind resource that links the church with the mental health community and is willing to address issues of mental health that have sometimes been misunderstood by, rejected by, or too overwhelming for churches to handle by themselves.
Rebecca Lomeland, LMHC, Lacamas Counseling
I am so thankful for the help provided in finding a counselor that fits my needs. And the follow-up to see how the counseling was going. I have recommended His Heart to family and friends.
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We are all impressed with the compassionate, confidential, professional, and prayerful approach His Heart Foundation takes towards healing and find it to be a solid resource for shaky times.
Rhonda DiGenova, Church Leader
The counseling provided in part by His Heart Foundation is helping me cope with my husband’s stage 4 cancer and walking through the hardest time of my life, thank you!
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His Heart Foundation has been an invaluable resource for our church.
Pastor Brad Vos, Crossway Church
Your organization was an answer to prayer. After searching high and low for a Christian counselor that would take my insurance, I was deeply discouraged finding none. His Heart worked diligently to find me just the right counselor who fit my need!
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The Oasis Retreat Center was perfect for our day retreat. We had plenty of space for our group and everything we needed in the kitchen to serve lunch to our group.
I am so thankful, His Heart Foundation took the guesswork out of finding a therapist to match my needs and I’m so grateful for that connection. It saved me time, resources, and brought me closer to my healing – quicker than I expected.
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We’ve had wonderful experiences in our church with His Heart Foundation. We are so grateful for this important and necessary service to our community!
Senior Pastor RJ Strickland, Bend Church of the Nazarene