Cindy Judge joined the board in January 2014. She brings experience from her time as Missions Director for Wheaton Bible Church, where she served for 9 years. During her tenure there she served 95 missionary families and visited over 20 of them. She has a passion to connect with women.
Cindy lives with her husband, Dr. Jim Judge, in Wayne, IL. They spent one year serving together in Kenya. They have 3 married daughters and 8 grandchildren. She loves spending time with her grandchildren and daughters.
Idella Kercher joined the Thrive board in 2016 after attending a retreat for global women in Dubai. She is passionate about seeing women grow to their full potential. Idella spent 32 years with J. D. Edwards (Oracle) a software company. Idella has served in various executive leadership roles in areas such as customer service, accounting, training, translation, documentation and marketing.
Today Idella is active in the community, serving on several boards including Strong Cross Ministry, Africa. She enjoys spending time with her two grown children and four grandchildren.
Roger joined the Thrive Board in January 2013 as chairman. He learned about Thrive from his wife, Jan, as she volunteered at a Thrive retreat in Cancun in February 2011. Roger was a missionary kid and two of his children are missionaries, one in China and the other in Russia.
Prior to joining the Thrive Board, Roger has been a Product Manager at Fortune 500 businesses. He is a licensed Engineer and also has a degree from Moody Bible Institute . He has served as an elder on the Governing Board of his local church. Roger and his wife Jan lead a lay team for Marriage Mentoring and a Community Group.
Bob joined the Thrive Board in January of 2017. Bob’s wife, Virginia, went on the very first Thrive (Women of the Harvest) retreat. Bob has two cousins on the mission field and has participated in short-term mission trips and supported numerous missionaries through the years.
Bob is Vice President of the Western Region of an international financial services company. He and his wife, Virginia, have two married daughters and one adorable grandson. Bob has served on the Elder Board, Property & Finance Committee and is on the Usher/Security Team at their local church.
Bette joined the Thrive board in September 2012. She and her husband JB spent many years on the field in Korea. In fact, that is where they met. She taught nursing at the University College of Nursing and Graduate School. She brings many years of experience of spreading the gospel and knowledge of how to care for missionaries being one herself.
Bette's husband JB passed away suddenly in 2014. She still resides in their home in Kentucky. Bette was the Assistant to the President of OMSI (JB was the President) from 1992 through 2004. She loves spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Lorrie has been the Executive Director of Thrive since April 2005. She has established partnerships with over 500 agencies and led over 25 retreats for 2,500+ Global Women around the world. She has been a plenary speaker for the PTM and Connecting to Equip conferences. Lorrie has been published in EMQ and teaches webinars on the topic of helping global women thrive. In 2010, she was privileged to be one of only 400 US delegates selected to participate in the Third Lausanne Congress held in Cape Town, South Africa.
Before becoming the CEO of Thrive, Lorrie led Women’s Ministries in her local church for twenty years prior to being appointed Vice President of Women’s Ministries (WM) for her denomination. This began thirteen years of service on the national WM Leadership Team. During her tenure as Vice President, she co-authored a Leadership Handbook for Women’s Ministries and led the denomination through a restructuring process for Women’s Ministries.
Kevin joined the Thrive staff as Chief Operating Officer in February 2011 bringing over 12 years of leadership experience. He joined YWAM Denver staff in 1998 and was quickly invited to be a part of their Senior Leadership Team, a role that he kept until the end of his service in 2010. Kevin had the opportunity to disciple and train hundreds of workers and led numerous outreaches and leadership conferences all over the world. During those years, he developed a passion to empower and equip workers by helping them thrive in their continued service to the Lord.
Kevin earned a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Truman State University in Missouri in 1995, which led him to work in cardiac rehabilitation at a hospital in St. Louis for a few years. Kevin has a love for innovation and is a perpetual learner, keeping current in the latest cloud-computing technologies and social media.