Leon Rodrigues

Leon is an Associate Professor at Bethel University and the University of Northwestern St Paul. He has many years of experience working cross-culturally and has served as a chief diversity officer both in government and in higher education institutions. Leon is involved in ministry in the Twin Cities and assists congregations with biblical reconciliation and in their efforts to achieve greater cultural diversity. He is married and has three children.



Jill manages finances and operations at GHI and is active in day-to-day leadership. She has 15-years of ministry experience; previously serving as area business manager for a mission doing church planting in Europe and overseeing their child sponsorship program.  Jill loves using her gifts to develop systems and processes to facilitate and enable the ministry of others.  She also has a ministry project under the GHI umbrella called Global Capacities doing non-profit, non-profit consulting – supporting, encouraging, serving and praying for other ministry leaders.

Trudy provides administrative support activities and manages website content. Her past experience includes Special Education Teacher, real estate house rehabilitation projects, and volunteering for a non-profit ministry. Trudy is married with twin daughters. She enjoys serving in ways that encourages others.



Marti Hendrickson

Marti is a graduate of Bethel College with a degree in accounting and brings with her over 15 years of Accounting and Finance experience.  She is a married mother of 3 boys who keep her world busy but fun!  She is passionate about helping people and loves to volunteer at church and her children’s schools.