Transforming the lives of those experiencing disability...
We pursue Christ-centered transformation in the lives of those impacted by disability. Our vision is to utilize our programs to fulfill our Mission through proclaiming biblical truth and providing needed Resources.
We envision the transformation of the lives of people impacted by disability through the Body of Christ engaging the disabled population worldwide with the gospel of Jesus Christ while providing needed physical and developmental resources.
Through the advancement of TEF North America and Global programs we create services for both the Church and the families and individuals we serve. These resources will broaden the awareness of the cause of the disabled nationally and globally. Out of this awareness we pray that we will be used to mobilize people to be on mission to serve the disabled populations of the world.
The Elisha Foundation will engage, equip, and empower the Body of Christ to proclaim the gospel and be vessels of mercy and justice to those impacted by disability.
Who We Are
The Board of Directors of The Elisha Foundation is fully engaged in our Mission of pursuing Christ-centered transformation in the lives of people impacted by disability. Our strategy is to utilize our programs in North America and Globally to fulfill our Mission through proclaiming biblical truth and providing needed resources to those we serve.
Each individual on our team volunteers there time to apply their gifting, skills, and passions to build and maintain a comprehensive strategy that guides in The Elisha Foundation's growth and effectiveness. We are grateful for this Team of godly and wise people.
James Dirksen is a career businessman. He is the founder and CEO of Solutional, Inc. James, his wife, Dana, and their 6 children live in Lake Oswego, OR. They both have a great love for ministering to children. James is the Chairman of the Board.
Jason Hartung is the Chief Financial Officer of The Master’s University. Jason and Mary are the proud parents to four beautiful children. Their youngest child, Tyler, has multiple disabilities. The Hartung family is an ardent supporter of disability outreach and the Mission of TEF. Jason provides financial oversight of TEF and is the acting Secretary.
Matt Perman is a non-profit entrepreneur and Chief Operating Officer at Let My People Go, a church network equipping for engagement of the most vulnerable in society. Matt is passionate about true justice and mercy ministry towards people impacted by disability. Matt is the author of What’s Best Next. Matt assists with TEF strategic planning.
Tim Challies is an elder at Grace Fellowship Church of Toronto. Tim and Aileene have three children and reside in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Tim is a full time writer, author, and blogger at Challies.com. Tim assists with TEF strategic planning and growth.
Dr. Lisa LaGeorge is the Director of Global Outreach for The Master’s University. Lisa is passionate about making known the needs of those impacted by disability and engaging them in transformative ways for God’s glory and the sake of the gospel. Lisa serves to build TEF international opportunities.
Justin and Tamara Reimer founded The Elisha Foundation in 2005. Justin and Tamara are the proud parents of five beautiful children, the eldest (Elisha) has Down Syndrome. The Reimer's want to see Christ made much of through and in disability. Justin serves as our Executive Director.