Staff & Leadership

Charla Pereau

In 1961, the Lord sent a Mexican Indian baby boy into the home of Chuck and Charla Pereau, a Los Angeles fireman and a housewife with four children. As their love for him grew, so did their compassion for the countless other homeless, orphaned and abandoned children who roamed the streets and mountains of Mexico. Thus, the vision of a mission and home for needy children was born at Vicente Guerrero, Baja California, Mexico. Now, hundreds of children have received care and been introduced to Jesus Christ because two ordinary people responded when Jesus said, “…when you have done it unto the least of these you have done it unto Me.” (Matthew 25:45)

It has been more than four decades, and the ministry has expanded beyond all expectations. There are now two Homes for Children in Mexico: Vicente Guerrero in Baja California and Tlacolula, Oaxaca, and a Student House in Tijuana, Baja California. Charla committed herself to go wherever she was called on behalf of these children and His Ministry. She spends countless hours traveling throughout the United States, Canada and Australia, sharing her testimony. Chuck often accompanies her and ministers in song. Souls have been saved and many more have been inspired to serve the Lord more fully after hearing her remarkable story. Charla speaks at conferences, retreats, Women’s Aglow International, mother-daughter banquets, churches, and service organizations – building faith in the Body of Christ, introducing Jesus as Savior, Redeemer and miraculous Healer, making a strong statement of God’s adequate provision for every need, and inspiring others to accept God’s strength and comfort available to all.

US BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Peter Bianchini, President
Rod Southard, Vice President
Bob Christian, Treasurer
Carrie Irving, Secretary
Carl Holter, Board Member
Stephanie Ricke, Board Member
Matt Juarez, Board Member
Chuck Braun, Pastoral Advisor
Charla Pereau, Founding Director
Janelle Keller, Executive Director
John Lucas, Canadian Director

The Board oversees all U.S. operations, setting policies and assisting the Executive Director, who is responsible for receipting, distribution and transport of contributions, applicant screening, scheduling of visitors and workgroups, purchasing/procurement, volunteer recruitment, and public relations.

 US Office Staff At Your Service

 Charla Pereau – Founding Director

 

 

 

 Janelle Keller – Executive Director

 

 

 

Kristi Garcia – Bookkeeping

 

 

 

Nancy Finks – Missionary/Work Group Coordinator

 

 

 

Linda Ray – Administrative Assistant

 

 

 

Steve Shaw – Warehouse

 

 

 

 Sean Stephens – Warehouse

 

 

 

 Gracie Yousef  – Graphic Design & Social Media