Chip & Kathy

Chip & Kathy Carroll have been actively involved in missions for almost 30 years. Chip earned his Master of Divinity in 1999 and spent the next 12 years working in land development and cattle ranching. While they remained involved with missions, in 2011 the Carroll’s sold their ranch and business interests to focus their attention more fully on their passion to bring the Gospel to the unreached. Since then, the use of Live School (LS) to train indigenous missionaries has grown into all 24 countries of the West and Central Africa (WACA) region they oversee. Chip and Kathy serve as the WACA Regional Directors for World Missions Centre. Married in 1987, they have a growing family of 4 children, a daughter-in-law, and 3 grandsons.


Mollie Eichman, Director of Marketing

Mollie is not new to missions and is excited to be a part of the mission of Sonrise International. She lives in Broken Arrow, OK with her husband and 3 children.

Peggy Lewis, Office Manager

Peggy has been an integral part of Sonrise International as she keeps the Home Office in order and Chip organized. Peggy lives in Claremore, OK with her husband.


Justin and Maimouna Robaye

Justin married his wife, Maimouna in 1997 and is a Chadian national. They have four children. Justin oversees rollout of Live School (LS) across the Central African countries of the Live School West and Central Africa Project.

Virgile Nicaise Mahouton OUENDO

Virgile’s main job is with TransWorld Radio. He is also a pastor and professional translator. He also has been the coordinator for Live School in Benin and now is providing oversight of Live School activities in both Benin and Togo. He is married to Bridget, and they have two beautiful daughters and a son.

West and Central African Country Coordinators

God has raised up men and women in WACA to take the Gospel to their own.  We currently have coordinators in all 24 countires of WACA to help start Live Schools and plant churches.  This is allowing us to be more intentional about our work with Unreached People Groups (UPG) and Unengaged Unreached People Groups (UUPG).  Our team has caught the fire and because of that, schools and churches are being planted at record speeds.   These men and women are risking their lives daily to go into unsafe and unsettled areas to bring the Gospel to the lost and hurting.  We are grateful for our team and the work that they are doing throughout the region.

We would also like to acknowledge all the volunteers, churches, pastors, students, and graduates who are using the Live school tool to affect a huge change in Africa for the glory of God. They are an integral part of what we do. "For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function..." (Romans 12).


Rick Coltman, Board Member

Rick Coltman and his wife reside in Tulsa, OK where Rick is a Project Manager, overseeing the marketing promotions of faith-based movies.

Duane Erickson, Board Member

Duane Erickson is the Pastor at The Bridge Family Worship Center in Yulee, FL.

Bill Gulbrandsen, Board Member

Bill and his wife are co-founders and owners of Harvest Integrity Systems, a software, web and app development company.

Tim Schmidt, Board Member

Tim and his wife are pastors of Journey Church in Rochester, NY.

Joe Spann, Board Member

Joe currently performs Chaplain duties for various events at Hallett Raceway in Oklahoma as a member of Motor Racing Outreach Association.