Board of Directors, Friends of PEB
July 2012 Board Meeting in Charlottesville, Virginia:
(front) Tom Finley Brown, Veeda Javaid, Kim Wells, Barbara Loots, Abby Karl (Mission Advocate)
(back) Lynn Miller (Admin Assistant), Jane Cranston, Carol Brink, Ed Morgan
Absent: Katie Lind and Carol Clarke
Friends of PEB Inc. was formed in 2008. Our mission is to support and promote the educational purposes and fund development of the Presbyterian Education Board of Pakistan in the USA. We will do this by:
sustaining a 501(c) 3 organization in the U.S. with administrative services for promotion and donations;
supporting development activities of PEB representatives in the U.S.
cultivating Presbyterian participation through churches, presbyteries, and synods;
cultivating other financial support by way of grants, bequests, corporate resources, and individual donations.
The board of directors meets monthly by conference call. A 3-day retreat is held each year in June.
Our current board members are:
Barbara is a resident of Kansas City, Missouri and a member of Second Presbyterian Church. Barbara and 2 members of her church visited Pakistan in November 2011.
Jane Cranston, Vice President
An instructor in the department of education at the University of Iowa, Jane is active with Friends of PEB through her church, First Presbyterian of Iowa City. She and her husband Ed have visited Pakistan and actively promote PEB through the Friends of Pasrur group in Iowa City, Iowa.
Kim Wells, Secretary
Kim is Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Charlottesville, Virginia, where she oversees discipleship, youth ministry, outreach, and the ministry intern program.
Ed Morgan, Treasurer
Retired pastor, living in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. He has visited Pakistan 3 times, most recently in January 2010.
Carol is a retired professor who visited Pakistan in 2008. She actively promotes PEB through the mission committee of First Presbyterian Church in St. Cloud, Minnesota and the Minnesotans for Sargodha Schools group.
Tom Finley Brown
A retired minister in Texas and former staff member of the Presbyterian Board of World Mission, Tom became involved in PEB in 1999 through Veeda Javaid's visit to his pastorate at First Presbyterian Church in Iowa City, Iowa.
A Presbyterian pastor in Texas, Carol has been involved with Pakistan since she worked in Worldwide Ministries for the Presbyterian Church USA in Louisville in 2001.
Director of Christian Education at Derry Presbyterian Church in Hershey, PA, Debbie first encountered Veeda and the work of FOPEB at the 2009 Mission Connection Conference in Cincinnati, OH. Since then, Debbie and the Monday Evening Women’s Group she attends have hosted Veeda several times and have dedicated themselves to the Sargodha School Project and working with SHE.
Katie is a retired educator with experience with students from preschool to college level. Thanks to meeting Veeda 10 years ago, she became interested in education for girls in Pakistan. Jane Cranston has kept her involved and inspired with this group.