Board Of Directors
Steve founded DirectConnect Humanitarian Aid in 1998 and continues to serve as the President of the organization. He has provided help to the poor and underprivileged in such places as Belarus, Kosovo, India, Philippines, Africa and Vietnam
Steve is a former Marine and a career Civil Servant with 34 years with the Defense Logistics Agency. During this time, Steve has also served in his community for 17 years in volunteer Fire Service and 32 years as a Christian Minister at a local church.
Mike lives in Wauseon Ohio. Mike and Mary Jo have been married 38 years have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. Evangelist at Christ’s church, Wauseon since 2001. Mike enjoys travel and meeting people, making people laugh, teaching, and helping people be all they can be.
Mike worked 20 years for Campbell ’s Soup Company before entering full time ministry in 1996 in Archbold Ohio. Currently serving Christ’s Church Wauseon, President of Hands of Grace – a 501(c)3 serving Fulton County Ohio, Chaplin at Fulton Manor, active in suicide prevention programs and many other causes in North west Ohio.
Mike has traveled to Haiti and India for Humanitarian work. He and his wife have a heart for the work that is being done through this organization, and he wishes to travel with DCHA in the future.
Mike is the husband of Mary and father of six children. They currently have fifteen grandchildren. He is a graduate of the Sonshine School of Evangelism, with a Bachelor of Ministry and has been in ministry for fourteen years. He is the owner/operator of a roofing business and was a member of the United Sates Army as an M-1 tank Mechanic.
Bill Compton has been involved in the work of DirectConnect Humanitarian Aid since September of 1999. Having three degrees in Business Administration, Marketing and Marketing Education, Bill initially developed marketing materials to help communicate the vision, mission, and purpose of World Wide Humanitarian Aid, which is now DirectConnect Humanitarian Aid. Bill has consistently generated funds to assist DCHA to help fulfill its purpose and mission. Recently, he has developed and implemented training programs to empower at-risk young people and aspiring young business woman in the former Soviet Republic of Belarus.
Bill lives in Eugene, Oregon with his wife of 34 years. He is also the proud father of three hard working adult sons. Bill is retired from teaching marketing and economics and now serves not only as a board member for DirectConnect Humanitarian Aid, but also the Pleasant Hill Church of Christ as an evangelist. Bill is also actively involved in his local business community as a member of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, serving and having served in several leadership positions.
In his spare time, Bill enjoys hiking and skiing in the Cascade Mountains with his sons, sight-seeing on the rugged Oregon coast with his wife, and going on an occasional hunting trip in the fall with friends. When time allows, he enjoys working in his woodshop creating furniture for his home and home display fixtures for friends.
Mike has been with DCHA since it was started in 1998. Mike has been to Belarus 10 times and Vietnam twice. Originally from Michigan, Mike is now living in Bozeman, Montana. Mike has been married to his wife, Katrina, for 32 years. Mike and Katrina have two sons and daughter in laws, and nine grandchildren.
Mike served in the United States Army in Germany. This started his love for travel abroad. Mike currently works for Pape’ Material Handling as a service tech. He is also very active with Boy Scouts of America. He is on the District board and a Cubmaster. Mike loves to spend time with his family and helping others.
Matt has been a board member of DCHA for four years and traveled as a team member to the country of Belarus five times. He currently travels annually to this location and plans to expand this to other locations in the future. His primary passions within the mission of DCHA are the prevention and elimination of human trafficking, the care for social orphans, and the development of young families.
Matt resides in Connersville, Indiana with his wife Raechel of thirteen years and his three daughters. Matt owns/operates three businesses in Connersville and is an accomplished real estate investor. He enjoys spending time with his family and is an amateur beekeeper.
Matt has ten years of combined experience in the banking and insurance industries. He serves as a minister of Christ’s Church of Connersville as well as the president of the Hope Center – a 501(c)3 serving south central Indiana through offering a variety of health and wellness services for young men and women.