Brent was born in Suriname, South America where he lived for 13 years while his parents served as missionaries. He accepted Christ at an early age, and having flown with MAF as a child in Suriname, he felt called to become a missionary pilot.
Helena, a third generation missionary kid, spent the first 18 years of her life in Angola where her parents served as missionaries. She accepted Christ at an early age and felt called to missions, specifically faith-based education. After graduating from The University of North Carolina as a teacher in 2009, Helena returned to Angola in 2010 to restart the international school in Lubango that she attended as a child.
Brent and Helena met in Angola and were married in 2011. As pilot and Program Manager of the MAF Angola Program, Brent provides flights that offer safe and efficient travel for church and humanitarian organizations working to create a better future for the people of Angola. He also puts his mechanical aptitude to good use by overseeing building projects, taking care of technical and medical equipment, and fixing anything that breaks! Helena runs the international school and teaches Kindergarten through grade 12.
Please pray for Brent and Helena, and their three children, Siena, Emalyn, and Ezequiel as they continue to bring hope and healing to the people of Angola.