MEET THE CREW
Introducing, the Family...
At Ends of the Earth Cycling, we want you to know where your donations are going and how they are being used. The Ends Cycling CREW members are missionaries that raise their own support through churches and individuals like yourselves - no monies raised from cycling tours goes to them. 90% of all funds/donations from cycling tours go directly toward impacting youth around the world in Jesus name! The other 10% helps to fund the admin for our parent organization, New International (NI); a not-for-profit, which in all honestly, helps us do what we do all the better. Donations can be made to specific Ends Cycling Missionaries below.
Justin serves as the Executive Director for Ends of the Earth Cycling. Justin often speeds around on his bike with his massive tree-trunk size calves and his family is known by all as "The Hanne-Tribe." Justin's life verse is 1 Timothy 4:7b-8.
Mobilization & Networking
Derek serves as the Mobilization & Networking department for Ends of the Earth Cycling. Derek once was offered the starting Quarterback job for the Indianapolis Colts but turned it down so Peyton Manning could have a shot at being QB. Derek loves movie quotes, pop culture jokes and all all things sports. He is husband to Ashley and dad to the Ry-Guy & Mitch Man. Derek's favorite bible verse is Luke 10:2.
Manager of Global Partnerships
Christal serves as the Manager of Global Partnerships for Ends of the Earth Cycling. She loves eating cake, drinking coffee, and taking selfies with her 3 kiddos. True story: she tried to narrow down her life verse to one and gave up...the Bible is her life verse.
Matt serves as the Associate Director for Ends of the Earth Cycling. Matt has been known to leap tall coconut trees in a single bound and has had aspirations of being a Ninja Turtle when he grows up. Matt's life verse is Philippians 3:12-14.
Karena serves as Hospitality for Ends of the Earth Cycling. Karena loves cooking Filipino food, doing SAG on Ends Cycling tours and occasionally rides in our tours as well. She is mom to 5 kiddos, and loves getting them involved in Ends Cycling events. Karena's favorite bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11.
Outreach Tour Coordinator
Dave serves as the Outreach Tour Coordinator for Ends of the Earth Cycling. Not only is he known as the "WhirlyBird," but he also answers to "Chief of Security" [We let him lock the bikes up while on tours]. Dave is married to his high school sweetheart, Janet, and is the proud father of three grown boys. Dave particularly likes 2 Corinthians 4:7.
Brian serves as the Finance Coordinator for Ends of the Earth Cycling. He is occasionally known as the "International Man of Mystery" and will neither confirm nor deny that he walks around his house in his triathlon wet-suit. Brian's life verse is 1 Peter 3:15.
Nick serves as the “Tours Manager” for Ends of the Earth Cycling. One of Nick's favorite reasons for riding is because it allows him to eat more food. When he's not on his bike you may find him doing his best fish or gazelle impersonation. He loves spending time with his favorite people, the "Haner 5." His life verse is Isaiah 61:1-3.
Honorary CREW Members
It's been said "We get by with a little help from our friends." The following people volunteer their time on multiple Ends of the Earth Cycling® tours each year. They go above and beyond and invest in the spiritual, mental and emotional health of our CREW. If you are intersted in being an honorary CREW member, please contact us!
Jimmy serves as a tour pastor and worship leader with Ends Cycling. He wrote the book, Thankful: Gratitude Changes Everything that we used as the devotional on all of our 2016 tours. He is our "Hope Delivery Guy" and often creates epic names for the SAG vehicles he drives. One of Jimmy's life verses is Ephesians 3:20.
Rick serves as Volunteer Video Guy at Ends Cycling. He has ridden at least 1 century ride each month of 2018. He cheers for the Miami Dolphins and loves a good 7-11 Slurpee. A long-time champion of youth ministry, Rick has been a great asset to the EC Honorary CREW.
Matt serves as the Worship Coordinator for Ends of the Earth Cycling. He first pedaled in our 2013 KWBR tour and has been a part of multiple tours with us ever since. Matt serves as Worship Pastor for Crosswind Church in Union City, TN. He is husband to Jessica, and dad to 4 amazing kids. He makes the best biscuits in the world, (Yes, Biscuits) and can sing John Mark McMillan songs better than John Mark himself. Matt's life verse is Hebrews 10:36.
Dan "Real Deal" Kriel serves as an annual-Ride Director for Ends of the Earth Cycling, and so much more. He first pedaled in our 2016 KWBR tour (with his daughter, Hannah) and has been a part of hosting multiple tours with us ever since. Dan, aka PDK is Lead Pastor for Swift Run Church in New Oxford, PA. He is husband to Krista, and dad to 3 amazing kids and grandpa to 2. He is a foodie, thru and thru and loves to make the most of every single day. If you are looking for him, he's probably cycling on the battlefields of Gettysburg, or ministering to people. His life verse is: Hebrews 12:12-13.
Tim wears many hats when it comes to serving with Ends of the Earth Cycling. Tim is co-pastor at Community 242 and seeks to be a support Ends Cycling in any and all shapes. His biggest hat [gift] is daily prayer for the people who serve on Ends Cycling tours as well as verbally talking about it to anyone around him. His favorite book is The Gospel According To Job and his life verse is Philippians 3:13-14.
In the past, Paul served as our Director of Local Outreach as an Ends Cycling Crew Member. Prayer Support and Gear were some of his specialties. After many years of faithful service, Paul now serves as an Honorary Crew member and in an advisory role with Ends Cycling . Also known as the PSAG, (we like to call him that) Paul loves his wife Deb, the great state of Michigan, and Chick-fil-A. Paul's life verse is Philippians 4:6-7.
Jeff & Annette Wilterdink
Jeff and Annette Wilterdink serve in a volunteer behind-the-scene role with Ends Cycling. They have a passion for air planes, shoes, their Grands[kids], India and serving others. When they are not sitting at their computers working for the Air Force or a mission in India they can be found traveling, camping, hiking or playing with their Grands...cycling is just now becoming a part of their lives after they gave each other matching Trek bikes for Valentines Day. Their favorite Bible verse changes frequently, currently it is Psalms 73:26.
In January 2018, the first-ever Ends Cycling Advisory Council was formed. These 7 individuals pray for us regularly and give advice and council whenever we ask. Whenever we come up against dilemmas or roadblocks as a CREW, we need a godly, outside perspective - that's where the Advisory Council comes in. Our EC Advisory Council also leads our CREW in devotions, encourages us and strengthens our faith & service. We honor our EC Advisory Council:
In 2 Corinthians 5:20, Paul calls believers, "ambassadors for Christ." We are so thankful for our wonderful team of ambassadors who not only rep Christ, but also share with others about Ends of the Earth Cycling. Ends Cycling ambassadors are strategically positioned throughout multiple regions of the USA and equipped to have one-on-one conversations with potential participants in EC tours. We honor our EC Ambassador team.
Jay Ross Carlson (AKA: Jody-Boy)
James Bob Brooks