HCIC Committee

David Lindrooth 1David 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.





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.




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.




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Kathy Schrock, Project Consultant

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.



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Adam Cole, Field Consultant

Adam graduated from Bryn Athyn College and has lived in Africa for the past three years. He first came to Kenya in 2010 and volunteered at the former Riounde orphanage. In 2011 he started working as a refugee caseworker for Resettlement Support Center Africa. Since then, Adam has traveled across the African continent interviewing refugees for the United States Refugee Admissions Program. Adam enjoys traveling, living abroad, and studying languages.




John Wille, Oversight Officer

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.



Heather Ludwig, Events Coordinator



20615064_10154891474307993_2053103033_oRachel Boyce, Webmaster and Volunteer Coordinator

Rachel graduated from Bryn Athyn College with a degree in history, having danced throughout her schooling, and now teaches dance to ages 3 and up, along with living in Philadelphia with her husband Tyler. Along with dancing, she loves crafting, reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.




Sarah Odhner Headshot 2015Sarah Odhner, Vocational Liaison

Sarah Odhner (BS,MA) and her husband, Grant, have made numerous visits to the
GCSC orphanage in Kenya. Sarah enjoys applying her international educational background
towards helping children achieve successful transitions from care to independent adulthood.




IMG_5252Angela Heldon, Events Assistant

Angela works as a massage therapist and gardener, she loves providing healing spaces for others to help them thrive. In 2010 she travelled to Kenya where she stayed for 6 weeks in the Orphanage home, it was a very humbling experience and the children really touched her heart. Angela is originally from Australia, today she lives with her husband in America enjoying creating a life together with him.




Kristine Goldynia, Secretary