Board Of Directors & Key Staff

RCE International’s Board of Directors is responsible for the general oversight of RCE and for the vision and financial integrity of the ministry. The Board creates and approves all operating policies of RCE to ensure that the ministry meets all laws and regulations. The Finance Committee of the Board oversees the finances of the organization and presents an annual operating budget to the Board for approval.

Questions or comments for RCE’s Board can be emailed to: RCEBoard@rce-international.org.


Current Board Members

Mr. John Petersen

Board Chairman
John is an independent businessman and has served as a missionary with his wife Beth, at the Alliance Academy International in Quito, Ecuador and also with a mission school in Haiti.

Mr. Terry Williams

Board Secretary / Treasurer
Terry is the Vice President of Consulting Services for an accounting and consulting service provider in Wheaton, IL, and has served on the board and as President and Vice President of other mission organizations.

Mr. Brett Howard

Brett currently serves RCE as the president of the organization. He also has experience in overseas missions as well as business and ministry in the US.

Mr. John Rempel

John has a background in financial planning. He has served on various non-profit boards and currently leads a niche NPO focused on helping businesses leave a transformational footprint in their communities. John was a founding Board Member of RCE and has been instrumental in serving international education ministries.

Dr. Cynthia Steury

Cindy recently retired as the Assistant Dean for Faculty Development and as an Associate Professor of Education at Huntington University in Huntington, IN.

Dr. Rohn Peterson

Rohn is the Superintendent of the Roanoke-Bensen School District in Roanoke, IL and is a past Director of Alliance Academy International in Quito, Ecuador.

Ms. Carolyn Eumurian
Carolyn currently serves as the MK (“missionary kid”) Education Specialist for Avant Ministries in Kansas City, MO. Prior to that Carolyn served many years on the mission field and has worked in Christian education internationally.

Key Staff Members

Brett Howard
President and Founder

Christiana Brande
Recruiting and Member Care

JJ Howard
HR Manager and Benefits Administrator

Melodee Bertsch
Staff Recruiter

Lisa Miller
Fundraising Coach and Special Projects

April Hajek
Accounting and Payroll

Robb Hansen
Marketing and Development