Dr. Liliedahl is currently the Chief Medical Officer at Axene Health Partners. He joined Axene Health Partners after a successful consulting career at Ernst & Young and Milliman Inc. While at Milliman he was the primary author of two publications on Primary Care. Dr. Liliedahl has been a leader in developing strategic and innovative approaches to solving healthcare problems. He is also an experienced primary care physician with an understanding of the complexities of healthcare delivery in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. He also participates on the board of Cornerstone Charities International Inc. Dr. Liliedahl is a committed volunteer who has led multiple medical outreaches to Ghana, Mexico, and the Ukraine. Those outreaches included direct patient care and development of some teaching programs in Ghana and Mexico. The outreach in the Ukraine was focused on teaching in the medical school. Dr. Liliedahl has been married to his wife Mary for 38 years. They reside on their ranch in Prineville Oregon. They have three adult children and three grand children.
Norm Beaird has been an electrical contractor for 22 years and has been in the electrical field for over 30 years. Before he began in electrical he spent 2 years working with H.C.S. (Hospital Construction Specialty) where they remodeled hospital facilities in the Southern California area. Norm was born and raised in Southern California but in his younger days he played thirteen years for a professional fast pitch exhibition softball team called “The Queen and Her Court”. While playing with that team he traveled throughout the U.S., Canada, Japan, Central and South America, Caribbean Islands, and Mexico. He was on the elder board for Hope Chapel nine years and has taught in different Sunday school classes and bible studies for over 20 years. Some of his missionary travels have sent him to Africa, Mexico, and Alaska. He has been married for 29 years, and has a son and daughter.
Margrett Bishop has been involved with children most of her life. She has made numerous trips to Mexico, India, Romania and Africa to work in orphanages. Margrett has done volunteer work at after school programs offering tutoring to children in her community, including a Native American school. Margrett’s other passion is music. She has directed choirs, done solo work and recorded with her brother. Margrett’s greatest asset is that she loves people, especially those in need. Margrett was married to Lamon for 41 years before his death in October 2009. They have two grown sons. Currently Margrett is serving as a house mom at Generate Hope in San Diego. Generate Hope is a safe house for survivors of sex trafficking.
Don Larkin has over 37 years experience in Healthcare Management. Twenty-Five of these years were served as a Chief Executive Officer of three community hospitals in California. He began his healthcare career as an assistant administrator in Minnesota where he obtained his business degree and graduate training in Business Management. Long active in healthcare organizations he has served many years on Local, State and National Hospital Association boards, Professional Liability Insurance program boards and several advisory commissions to State and National government agencies. His service has been recognized by local service clubs, the BETA Healthcare Group, Brim Healthcare, the California Hospital Association and the American Hospital Association. Mr. Larkin is also an active volunteer working on outreach medical teams and building projects in the United States, Africa, Mexico and northern Alaska. He resides in Temecula, California with his wife of 41 years and has three married daughters.
David Pocoroba has been the pastor of Hope chapel of Long Beach for over 30 years. His church’s main thrust is evangelism and missions. His interest in missions began while attending Prairie Bible Institute in Canada as a college student. From there he went to Open Doors with Brother Andrew in Colorado where his burden for the persecuted church was solidified. Settling in Southern California in the 70’s he became involved with Pastor Richard Wurmbrand author of Tortured for Christ. He booked speaking engagements for Pastor Wurmbrand for 15 years and eventually traveled with him to Eastern Europe and India. During this time of mentoring he became close to the persecuted church and, following Pastor Wurmbrand’s death, decided to start his own mission for that purpose. His church currently supports foreign missions in Romania, Pakistan, Africa and India.
Thomas Crane has worked in the plumbing industry for over 30 years and has been a plumbing contractor for over 20 years. He owns Crane Plumbing and specializes in high end new construction. Thomas served as an Elder at Hope Chapel for 15 years and is currently serving as secretary of the board. He also participates on the board of Cornerstone Charities International. Thomas is an active volunteer working on building outreaches in Mexico and Africa. He and his wife Lynda have been married for 29 years and have 7 children. They currently reside in Long Beach, CA.
Thomas Verloop is a licensed land surveyor. He has been involved in the civil engineering and land surveying industry for 35 years working on major residential and commercial land development, transportation and water resource projects throughout Southern California. On a personal level, with five grown children, Thomas has also been actively involved over the years coaching and serving as a board member of various youth sports activities such as Little League and AYSO, as well as being an assistant scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America. Within his church he is a member of the finance committee and missions team. He has been on many mission trips to Mexico and Africa working on schools, orphanages, churches and adult rehabilitation facilities. He has a heart for serving people in the developing nations of the world.