Family Court Judge - Tuscarawas, OH
Linda has been a member of the Clear Blue Global Board since _ She has been married to Kevin Kate since 1986 and lives with him on their farm. Linda has been the Juvenile/Probate Court judge in Tuscarawas County since 1996. She has also been trained as an Emergency Medical Technician and travels to Haiti with her husband where she volunteers at a burn clinic. Linda also serves on the board of Impact Middle East and periodically travels to Iraq, Jordan and Egypt where she assists in Leadership training and other humanitarian relief.
Owner of Kate Cattle Company and Driller - Dover, OH
Kevin Kate has been a member of the Clear Blue Global Board since _ He has been married to Linda Kate since 1986 and they live on a farm where Kevin raises cattle. Kevin has also been a water well drilling contractor for over 40 years. 7 years ago he began traveling to Haiti as a volunteer to drill water wells. Kevin makes at least 2 trips per year and he has now drilled dozens of wells in areas where Haitians had no safe water to drink. These wells are drilled at medical clinics, schools and church yards where they are always available for public use. Each of these wells provide clear safe water for thousands of Haitians every day.
Facility Manager at Cornerstone Church - Akron, OH
My name is Bruce Oberlin. My wife Shela and I have 5 children ranging in age from 13 to 28. I have had the pleasure, over the last 5 years, of working as Cornerstone Church's Facility Care Director. I also direct Cornerstones "City Lights" poverty outreach. City Lights consist of many outreaches climaxing at the end of the summer with LEAP, one of the biggest back to school givaways in Ohio. I have been a member of Clearblue 's national board for the last 4 years and have had the preveledge of traveling to Haiti and Uganda as a representative for ClearBlue. I take my position with Clearblue very seriously. I realize our efforts and actions through ClearBue not only can save lives but change whole communities.
Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Church - Akron, OH
Brenda Mason Young is the Founder and Executive Director of Clear Blue Global Water Project. She is lead pastor at Cornerstone Church, an aggressive church in Akron, Ohio. She preached a sermon there in June, 2006, with a desire to raise money in a special offering for one well in Malawi. The response was so strong that the church paid for 11 wells over the next three months, and within a year had founded Clear Blue.
Lead Pastor of LifeHope Community Church - Canton, OH
Charles Young is the lead pastor of LifeHope Community Church in Canton, Ohio. He has also served as the Ohio Conference FMC Superintendent from 1996 to 2008. Charlie is a graduate of Ohio Christian University and Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife Brenda have three children and reside in Akron, Ohio.