HCIC Committee

Kay Alden, Chair

Kay received a BS in education and an MA in religious studies from Bryn Athyn College. She has taught nearly every grade level from preschool through graduate school. She is particularly interested in supporting educational development in Africa. Since 2002, Kay has traveled to Africa six times. Kay and her husband Mark live in Bryn Athyn, PA.

David Lindrooth, General Church Liaison

Reverend David Lindrooth serves as liaison between HCIC and the General Church Office of Outreach. In his role as outreach director, he values supporting people involved with church planting, evangelization, and establishing healthy church practices. David and his awesome wife Aven live in Bryn Athyn, PA. David loves the adventures of mentoring their six children.

Roger Schrock, Finance Officer & Building Consultant

Roger graduated from the University of Delaware where he met his beautiful wife Kathy. After they married, Roger and Kathy moved to Alaska. Four years later, they relocated to Kempton, PA where Roger pursued a home building career. He built over 100 custom homes while raising seven children with Kathy. Roger now builds custom furniture and cabinetry.

Kathy Schrock, Sponsorship Director

Kathy received a BA in history from the University of Delaware where she met her dashing husband Roger. For the past eighteen years, Kathy has taught first and second grade at the Kempton New Church School. She has traveled to Africa several times to assist with teacher training programs in Ghana and Kenya. Kathy loves children, sharing the Word, and teaching through story and song. She also enjoys keeping up with her seven grown children and ten growing grandchildren.

Paige Cronlund, Data Manager

ANC-GS, BA University of Maryland, MLS Catholic University. Paige joins the HCIC Committee bringing familiarity with the developing world resulting from her numerous overseas assignments while employed by the U.S. Federal Government. Her second career as a school librarian in the metro DC area provided experience working closely with children from elementary age through high school. Both careers inform her work with the Committee as she expands her understanding and knowledge of this critical undertaking supporting the children in Kenya.

Ian Keal, Secretary

Currently retired, widowed with 14 grandchildren. Lives in Kempton, Pennsylvania. Treasurer for the Kempton New Church & School. Previously worked in Hospice and manufacturing. Graduated from Bryn Athyn College with an Associate’s Degree in 1976 . Born in Durban, South Africa, moved to Australia in August of 1961. Graduated from Blakehurst High School in December 1971. Moved to the U.S. in 1974, attended Bryn Athyn College, and married Wellesley Ruth Rose on June 12th 1976. Their 3 married adult children all live in Pennsylvania. He enjoys gardening as well as kayaking and sailing. He spends time hiking and kayaking with grandchildren as well as flying radio controlled planes.

John Wille, Volunteer

John graduation from the Academy of the New Church in 1976. He is married and lives in Huntingdon Valley, PA.  He has three children ages 18, 18 and 21 and has been an executive search consultant for 30 years.

Peg Mergen, Corresponding Secretary

Aven Lindrooth, Volunteer

Aven is married to David Lindrooth and became convinced of the vital necessity of the ongoing work of HCIC after her first (and only) trip to the Kenyan orphanage in 2019.  She saw first hand how the children are thriving with the support of HCIC and how, without that support, would be out on the street and worse.  Aven lives in Bryn Athyn with David and loves gardening, hanging out with her adult children, and supporting her husband in his job.  

Rachel Boyce, Webmaster