Supporting Education in Pakistan
Friends of PEB was formed to support to PEB's educational mission to the poorest children in Pakistan and manage donor funds. We share the story with Americans who want to come together to make difference in the lives of these children.
About Friends of PEB
Friends of PEB Inc. was formed in 2008. Our mission is to support and promote the educational purposes of the Presbyterian Education Board of Pakistan and to fund its development in the USA. We 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 and a 3-day retreat is held annually. Download the Friends of PEB brochure (PDF) for more information or to share with your colleagues and friends.
Current Board of Trustees
Tim is a retired Presbyterian minister who moved from the east coast to Corvallis OR in 2012. He has been a supporter of PEB's schools and ministries since 2010 when Veeda visited the congregation he was serving and, like that congregation, he was deeply moved by the PEB story.
Stuart serves as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Tyler, Texas. He has had a long-term interest in global missions and visited the PEB schools in Pakistan in 2014.
Ellen is an Organizational Development Consultant with over 35 years experience. She has worked with companies and organizations in both the US and Europe focusing on start-ups to organizational change and renewal. Ellen is a graduate of Columbia College, SC where she is a past Chair of their Board of Trustees. Ellen currently resides in both Charleston, SC and Singer Island, FL.
Director of Christian Education at Derry Presbyterian Church in Hershey, PA, Debbie first encountered Veda 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 Veda several times and have dedicated themselves to the Sargodha School Project and working with SHE.
A graduate of St. Cloud State University with a Masters degree in Middle School Education. Tami has worked as a music teacher for over 30 years. She has given of herself through Mission work within the US (Oklahoma and Virginia) and abroad (Brazil, Costa Rica, and Pakistan). Tami has most recently combined her mission work and teaching skills by leading the PEB-Pakistan Teacher Training Retreat. She is currently a member of First Presbyterian Church of St. Cloud, MN.
Retired former VP and CFO of Multi Service Technology Corp (MSTS). Molly has vast experience in finance and is a member of Second Presbyterian Church of Kansas City, MO where she was an Elder from 2010-2012 and Finance Committee Chair in 2012.
Chief Legal Officer for Advance America, a leading nationwide provider of consumer financial solutions. As a member of the executive leadership, she leads a team of attorneys and compliance staff responsible for managing Advance America’s legal, regulatory compliance, and internal audit needs. Prior to Advance America, Jessica worked at a regional law firm and various government-related positions. Jessica earned both her B.A. (2003) and J.D. (2006) from the University of South Carolina and is admitted to the South Carolina bar. She lives in Greenville, SC and sits on the Board of the Children’s Museum of the Upstate.
Chelsea assumed the role of Executive Director in March 2020. Chelsea has a wealth of experience in leading non-profits to the next level. We look forward to her tenure with Friends of PEB.