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Robert (Chairman) & Peta Caldwell

Bob is a computer software developer for Oracle Corporation in Austin, Texas. He serves as a deacon at Hays Hills Baptist Church. Peta is an Elementary Special Education Teacher and serves in the church children’s ministry. They have two grown children. Bob and Peta sell VOH beads and purses and recruit sponsors for Village of Hope children.

Cindy Cunningham

Cindy is the founding and acting Director of VOH. She has dedicated 20+ years to Christian ministry, including working for Youth for Christ, Josh McDowell Ministry, and ALARM (African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries). Cindy travels to Uganda 3-4 times per year, oversees the domestic and foreign staff and volunteer teams as well as speaks to churches, organizations and donors on behalf of VOH. She manages the home office of VOH in Dallas.

Donna (Advisory) Baker

Having a passion for poverty issues and homelessness, Donna has served in leadership roles with local ministries. She has worked in the non-profit realm for more than 15 years and within benevolence and financial ministries. Donna resides in Dallas and has a grown daughter.

Janet Matyas (Immediate Past Chair)

Janet has served on the mission field in Thailand and serves missionaries as they return from the field. She has traveled to India, Cambodia, Thailand, Papua, New Guinea, and Africa on short term missions. She has a heart for helping the helpless around the world. Janet coordinates the VOH Beads of Hope micro-economic ministry and has traveled several times to VOH ministries in Uganda for training and supervisory roles. Janet and her husband Tom live in Dallas and have three children.

Dave Boyce

Dave lives in Florida with his wife, Carmelita and two sons. They are members of Bay Life Church. He works for a company that creates software for payment processing centers as a Solution Analyst. He enjoys traveling and has been part of several mission trips to East Africa, which includes leadership training conferences and leading teams to Village of Hope.

Theresa Robinson (Secretary)

Theresa is Director of Field Marketing with a national shopping center owner and developer. She has a heart for missions and has participated in mission journeys to both Kenya and Uganda over the past 11 years including multiple trips to Village of Hope. Theresa has also served as Village of Hope¹s Child Sponsorship Coordinator since 2010. She resides in Dallas.


Karl Cunningham

Karl is a CPA and has owned his firm for over 20 years and brings his skills of finance and accounting to the team. Karl and his wife Becky reside in Mena, Arkansas and have one daughter.

Tom Eichem

Tom is the Executive Pastor at Bay Life Church in Brandon, Florida, the church that provided the seed money to purchase the land for the Village of Hope in Bweyale. Bay Life provides regular financial support and mission teams. Bay Life is also the sending church for VOH missionaries, Mike and Janelle Doud, who reside permanently in Uganda and oversee the Village development. Tom has extensive management and ministry experience and provides a wealth of strategic knowledge. He and his family reside in Florida.

Josh & Dorothy McDowell

Josh is the Founder of Josh McDowell Ministry, a division of Campus Crusade for Christ. He travels the globe equipping the church. Josh states, “I have a vision of locking arms with church leaders and parents around the globe to raise up a generation…passionate in their relationship with God”. Josh and Dorothy bring years of global ministry experience to the team. Josh and Dorothy reside in Southern California and have four children.