Why Do We Exist?

The Global Connection

Ethne Global Services exists to help refugees, internally displaced peoples, children at risk, human trafficking victims, undocumented migrants and those who become illegal, people in post conflict areas, widows and orphans, and those who are disenfranchised economically and socially. We do this by globally connecting resources and people and by training up leaders who are empowered to bring transformation through holistic solutions.

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Welcome to Ethne Global Services!

Ethne comes from the classical greek, ἔθνη, for “people” or “nations” and “tribes.” We connect global resources with the nations! Through education we are able to serve displaced people, such as refugees, to resettle and integrate into their new culture. We help women and children at risk in multiple countries with housing, education and health care. We train and empower leaders in training centers to pay it forward, by giving them opportunities to lead that they would normally not have. We help people find sustainable vocational opportunities and dignity, all while helping them be proud of their individual heritage.  

Recent News

Ethne Global Services founded a new orphanage in Myanmar named All Nations Children’s Home. There are currently 16 children total, 10 boys and 6 girls.

Check out our recent developments below. 

CAMBODIA

INDIA

MYANMAR

SOUTH AFRICA

MALAWI

ZAMBIA

Donor Relations

Ethne Global Services is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all of your donations are 100% tax deductible. Thank you in advance for your generous support and being a part of assisting our organization to make a difference in the lives of others!

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Leadership

EGS is run by its Board of Directors, who work closely with staff and other volunteers to effectively aide and educate those in need.

Dr. Allan Karr
Dr. Allan KarrChairman of the Board

Allan Karr is a professor in the Intercultural Department of Gateway Seminary. He is also a community developer and social entrepreneur, and earned his Ph.D. in Humanities from Florida State University. For the past twenty years Allan and his family have been designing and experimenting with new concepts of community and training others to do so.

Allan is passionate about his family, international travel, construction projects, and community transformation by helping refugees and the disadvantaged. He lives in the mountain foothills outside of Larkspur, Colorado with his wife, Kathy, and many others who regularly visit and consider themselves family. They use their home as an informal community transformational training center. Allan has six grown children and four grandchildren, and serves as legal guardian as needed to help other children.

Kenny Moore
Kenny MooreBoard Member

Kenny Moore has had a variety of experiences as an independent lumberman and rancher for almost twenty years, facilitating the starting and developing of community transformational models in the inner city of Dallas for nine years, spent thirteen years working to see new congregational expressions started in Colorado and has since been involved with mentoring young leaders and working with Ethne Church Network in a catalytic role.

He has a BBA in Banking from SMU in Dallas and an MDiv from SWBTS in Fort Worth. Kenny is married with three children and three grandchildren. Kenny lives in Parker, Colorado.

Eric Gibbs
Eric GibbsBoard Member and Regional Director

Eric and Brittany Gibbs work as church planters and ministry coordinators on the Gila River Indian Community and Tohono O’Odham Nation in Central and Southern Arizona. Their work with Native people has placed them near one of the fastest growing refugee populations in America, Phoenix. They work closely with African refugee populations, primarily Congolese, and have traveled to DR Congo several times, and more recently Malawi, to visit and minister to Congolese who have fled the violence in their country.

Their family reflects their passion for working cross-culturally, with biological children and adopted children from both Africa and the Native communities in which they work. Eric and Brittany currently have eight children in their home and a number of other children who consider them mom and dad. Eric graduated from Mid-Continent University with a Bachelor’s degree in Church Leadership and Development, and Golden Gate Seminary with a Master’s of Missiology. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Ministry Degree from Gateway Seminary.

Henry Luckel
Henry LuckelBoard Member

Henry is a twenty-four year veteran of the United States Air Force. He holds a PhD in Organizational Performance and Change from the School of Education at Colorado State University, a Master of Science in Management (CSU), and a Master of Divinity from Gateway Seminary. Henry is currently teaching online at several universities, has served as a pastor, and works with pastors, to help them develop their ministries.

Henry became aware of the need to help refugees during a trip to several refugee camps in Thailand. He came home knowing that he needed to do something to help refugees who have relocated to the U.S. and those who are still in the refugee camps around the world. In his spare time Henry enjoys hiking, camping and fishing in the mountains of Colorado. Henry, a native of West Virginia, has made his home in Colorado Springs with his wife Susan.

James Hong Park
James Hong ParkBoard Member

James was born in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to America with his parents when he was one year old and grew up in Colorado. He is currently one of nine Pastors at Greater Phoenix Chinese Christian Church. He is married to the love of his life, Mary, and blessed with a beautiful son named Jacob Elijah. He attended Golden Gate Seminary and has been in ministry for over ten years. James works with refugees and displaced people in America and South Asia, and has traveled frequently to Myanmar and Thailand.

James says, “I don’t presume to have all the answers to other’s problems, but I do want people to know that they’re not alone and that I care about them and their affairs. I love to travel and meet people from different cultures and backgrounds, and I’m on a mission to battle the social injustices of the world.”

Victor Turpaud
Victor TurpaudBoard Member and Strategic Initiatives Director

Victor quit a successful corporate career to pursue missions through business. His desire is to connect and motivate entrepreneurs globally to intentionally engage in transforming the wellbeing of their staff and communities. He works with business leaders to engage in community programs for job skill training, agriculture, leadership development, small business startups, wellness and nutrition training, education, and community reconciliation and justice efforts. His passion is seeing businesses engage in using 3P Principles, where one third of profits goes into missions work, one third into the business, and one third back to an investor, or if no investor, into investing in another person with a business startup who is committed to 3P Principles. Victor and his wife Kim live in Colorado when they are not traveling. They have three grown children and their spouses, and two grandchildren.

Randy Garcia
Randy GarciaRegional Director

Randy has a Master of Missiology from Golden Gate Seminary and is involved with training people to be aware of refugee issues in his community. Randy is also involved with leadership training in Asia and Africa, human trafficking initiatives, and helping the poor in many contexts. Locally, he is part of a motorcycle ministry, and a Native American outreach.

Randy lives in Eureka, CA, with his wife Lora and their family. He has four children, two of which are still at home, and two grandchildren. Randy was formerly in the military and retired from law enforcement.

Tim F.
Tim F.Strategic Director, Least Reached Peoples

Tim is West Coast Coordinator for Global Gates. He is a graduate of North Greenville University in South Carolina and Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in the San Francisco Bay Area.

For the past 15 years, Tim has focused on various refugee populations (primarily Muslim) such as the 40 to 60,000 Afghans in Northern California. Tim, along with his wife, has a passion for serving many least and under reached populations. Tim can be contacted at wubba80@gmail.com.

Let’s Connect!

We would love to hear from you and connect! Please send us an email and let us know of your interests in serving and any questions or concerns you may have. 

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