Administrative Assistant April's first mission trip was 5 years ago with her church. She & her family have continued to go annually to the Baja Peninsula.  April & her husband have a passion for missions and serve together on the Mission Team at Madison Church of Christ.  She enjoys spending time with her husband Bryan and her 3 children, Riley, Laura & Josie. She is a volunteer at heart and loves to help with church camp, VBS, & her church coffee shop. April enjoys listening to podcasts, books and binge watching shows. Although new to Mission Discovery, she loves the opportunity to [...]



Office Assistant Many will recognize Pat from the hundreds she has fed in Mission Discovery kitchens in the U.S. and Mexico.  Pat and her husband Carl were introduced to Mission Discovery through a friend who needed help cooking for a Mission Discovery camp in Reynosa, Mexico.  Pat loved the experience of serving our teams week after week while Carl assisted teams as a contractor building hundreds of homes along the US/Mexico border.  Pat spends her spare time serving her church and serving on weekend spiritual retreats called Tres Dias.  At Mission Discovery Pat helps our staff with monthly mailings and [...]



Accounting Specialist Cheryl Milnes has served with Mission Discovery since 2003 when she led a Mexico mission trip for the middle-school students of her church.   She has been on many Mission Discovery trips to Mexico, South Dakota, Jamaica and Haiti.  She has served on the board since 2009. She met her husband, Dana, at Penn State University where she majored in Accounting and became a CPA.  She uses her CPA skills in helping small businesses and start-ups grow as well as advising non-profit companies.   She and her husband have served their church in the children, middle school, new [...]



Financial Administrative Assistant Jeanie Morgan is a master of the spreadsheet! Jeanie handles all of the details of trip payments, donor relations and all things financial. She's an expert on what is tax deductible. Jeanie and her husband make their home in Hendersonville, TN.



Administrative Director Stephanie has a passion for missions that has been fueled by trips throughout high school and college. Her previous mission trip opportunities include trips to Portugal, Costa Rica, Brazil, Mexico, the Bahamas, Jamaica, and several locations in the US. Outside of mission work, she enjoys scrapbooking, reading, and Zumba workouts! Her favorite way to pass the time is hanging out with her husband, Andy, and playing with her awesome kiddos, Luci, Reese and Bristol. After going on mission trips as a high school youth, a college student, and as an adult and experiencing the life change that comes [...]



Project Coordinator With over 25 years of ministry experience, Chris has served in various ministries capacities, including Lead Pastor for two congregations, Assistant Pastor for Youth & Mission in Northern Ireland, Associate Pastor in New Jersey for Mission & Youth, Chaplain for Morris County Police in New Jersey, and as a full-time Missionary in Kazakhstan. During his ministry, he has had the privilege of leading numerous church teams on mission trips to Russia, Romania, Haiti, Guatemala, and Jamaica. Chris’ passion is to share the Gospel in winsome ways, fostering thriving communities shaped by God’s love. He obtained his theological [...]



Project Coordinator Josh's life has been changed by missions. He went on his first mission trip to Reynosa, Mexico when he was 13. After serving with a group he didn't know, he wasn't sure whether or not he would choose to go on a mission trip again. Fast forward to the next summer, he got to go back to Reynosa with his youth group, and his heart was changed. It has been a journey for Josh to get to this point, but God has always surrounded him with His love and protection. Having a background in construction, restaurants, and church [...]



HOLD the Children Director Courtney went on her first mission trip with Mission Discovery to Reynosa, Mexico when she was 8 years old. She has a passion for orphan care and education advocacy. This resulted in Courtney becoming the Director of our HOLD the Children child sponsorship program. She oversees 12 schools throughout Haiti, Jamaica, and Guatemala totaling more than 2,500 students and an orphanage where 45 children reside. She leads our HOLD mission trips throughout Haiti as well as some Jamaica mission trips. If you're interested in learning more about HOLD and our orphanage, please contact Courtney. She can [...]



Director of U.S. Projects Michael served on his first mission trip with Mission Discovery when he was 13 years old. After that first trip, he kept serving with Mission Discovery until they finally offered him a job. He has served as a project coordinator for over 10 years; primarily in Guatemala and South Dakota. A love for travel and experiencing other cultures continues to motivate him to serve in parts of the U.S. and abroad. Michael graduated from East Tennessee State University with a degree in Computer Graphics, which he uses regularly to create many of Mission Discovery's printed materials [...]



Former President I am a lover of life and all that God has to offer! My first Mission Discovery trip was as a participant with my church. I helped translate the Vacation Bible School for a week-long trip in Reynosa, Mexico. When I returned home I was convinced that pursuing work with MD full time was for me! That was in 1993. Today I coordinate trips for Mission Discovery, lead our Board of Directors and use my skills in finance and administration to oversee the dollars that flow through our organization each year. I'm married to Kyla and have three [...]



Founder Maury Buchanan, a youth minister since 1975, was born in Greenwood, Mississippi. Maury became a Christian when he was 19, while working at a radio station in Florence, Alabama. While working in radio in North Alabama, Maury was the play-by-play voice of the University of North Alabama Lions basketball. After many years with Youth For Christ and as a youth minister, Maury led teams of students from his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee to places like the Dominican Republic, and Central America and saw the powerful change in their lives as a result to the trips. Having been influenced in [...]



President Nathan Walters is passionate about spreading the love of Christ with Mission Discovery.  As President of Mission Discovery, he is responsible for leading the organization to further its mission. He graduated from college with a degree in ministry leadership and has traveled around the world serving vulnerable communities. He is committed to serving the Lord through Mission Discovery's ministry endeavors. His goal is to build strong relationships between churches and individuals as they reach out to the nations. Moreover, Nathan is an advocate for global missions and strives to equip our generation with the tools and resources necessary to [...]

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