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Karen Jennings-Boland
Karen is the co-founder and international director of MKM.  She has made over 20 trips to Sierra Leone, including several involving adopting 3 children.
Mark Boland
Ellyn Boland
My Kinsmen Ministries Team USA
MKM is a 501c(3) non-profit registered in the United States since 2010.  The USA team is made up of all volunteers.  Each member of the board has been to Sierra Leone at least once and has personal relationships with the people on the ground.  Because of their service, 100% of your donations go to Sierra Leone.
Mark is the co-founder and international director of MKM.  He has been traveling to Sierra Leone yearly since 2005 when God called him to go on his first mission trip.
Brittany is the niece of Karen and shares her love for Jesus and those in need. She also spent a summer serving as an intern for the ministry.  Brittany serves on the MKM board and currently works as a missionary at an orphanage in Mexico.
Dr. Wendy Thiessen
Dr. Wendy serves as a member of the MKM board.  She is a pediatrician and has been an invaluable resource for the ministry.  Wendy opened the doors for our role in health intervention when she visited Sierra Leone.  Her visit gave MKM credibility in the area of health during the Ebola crisis.
Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
      1 John 3:18
Brittany Ballantine
Ellyn is the daughter of Karen and Mark and has made 5 trips to Sierra Leone, starting at age 8!  Ellyn spent a summer at MKM developing youth soccer outreaches and playing on a club team in Kenema.  She us currently a senior at UNWSP and has plans to enter the mission field long term, be it Africa or wherever God might call her.