Eight Days of Hope wouldn’t have achieved as much as God has allowed us to without the support of our roughly 200 volunteer leaders. Together, we utilize our varying abilities to bring hope to those devastated by disaster, to restore communities, and to provide safe spaces for healing for human trafficking survivors.
Steve Tybor is the founder of Eight Days of Hope. Having spent the past 19 years in Tupelo, MS, Steve and his wife of 36 years, Charmaine, and their five children, Stephen, Zachary, Hannah, Elise, and Emma now proudly reside in Buffalo, NY.
Steve spent over 30 years in the building material industry and recently served as a Vice President and Business Manager with ProVia. Ultimately, he left the business world on January 1st, 2017 to become the President & CEO for Eight Days of Hope and start a new chapter dedicated to serving God and those in need.
Faith and altruism run in the family with Steve’s daughter, Hannah, who also lovingly serves as Eight Days of Hope’s Safe House Ministry Director as she brings relief and security to those in need.
Steve additionally serves as a Board of Director for other organizations, including “Bigger Than Ball” and “Branches Worldwide.” He has a passion for Christian Contemporary music and has been a volunteer leader at the Kingdom Bound Christian music festival in upstate New York for 28 years. Steve is one of the two remaining original directors of Eight Days of Hope along with Wayne VanLandingham.
Words from Steve: “Eight Days of Hope was meant to be a one-time trip with a handful of friends to help after Hurricane Katrina. What God has done and is doing through Eight Days of Hope is simply amazing! Over 125 leaders from 30 states share the same passion — love and serve those in need! To God be the glory!”
Wayne VanLandingham has been a Director of Eight Days of Hope from its inception in 2005, and he currently serves as Vice President & Treasurer. He and his wife Margaret have attended every Eight Days of Hope rebuilding event to date. They met at The University of Mississippi while both were pursuing degrees in Accountancy. Their children, David and Elizabeth, have served on many Eight Days of Hope events and they look forward to the day when their grandsons, Daniel and Owen, can serve with them.
Wayne retired in 2018 from a large regional bank headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi, where he worked for 34 years. He is a Deacon and Sunday school teacher at Wallerville Baptist Church in New Albany, Mississippi.
Words from Wayne: “From the beginning to the present, I am continually amazed and excited at how God has chosen to bless this organization through the opening and closing of the particular doors we have encountered. I believe that He has guided this ministry to be exactly where we are today. I eagerly look forward to the new opportunities for this ministry. Praise be to God!”
Cindy has been a part of Eight Days of Hope since 2017, when her church hosted an event in Lafayette, Louisiana, rebuilding more than 130 flooded homes with more than 2,000 volunteers and eight major community partners. Cindy has her MBA and started her career in commercial bank lending in Detroit before transitioning to full-time ministry. For almost two decades, she lived and worked with her husband, Tim, and their four children in one of the poorest inner cities of America, Detroit, Michigan.
Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Mike has been married for 40 years to his wife, Doris. They live in the same neighborhood as his daughter, son-in-law, and six grandchildren in a suburb of Buffalo.
Mike has been on 11 trips with Eight Days of Hope and served on multiple Rapid Response trips. His passion is loving and serving people! It’s been said of Mike that when he picks up a hammer, people run, but when he picks up a guitar, they run to Christ.
Throughout Mike’s ministry, he has served on staff in several churches as a Worship Pastor and Associate Pastor.
Mike is one of the founding members of Kingdom Bound Ministries and continues to serve at the annual Kingdom Bound music festival.
Brian Miller graduated from Malone University in 1989, having earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Management. In 1992, Brian completed his Master of Business Administration at Ashland University. Brian served 17 years in various management positions at Owens-Illinois in Berlin, Ohio. In 2006, Brian joined ProVia in Sugarcreek, Ohio, as Corporate Operations Analyst. In 2009, he was named President of the company, and in 2015 his responsibilities were expanded to include CEO. Brian focuses on being a change agent in search of excellence for the organization.
He works to find ways to make the complex simple and passionately develops leaders and teams to reach their fullest potential. Brian has served on various business and ministry boards, including Chairman for the Vinyl Siding Institute, Committee Chairman for the National Concrete Masonry Association, Board of Directors and Board of Elders for Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, and Board of Trustees for Malone University. Brian resides in Walnut Creek, Ohio, with his wife of 25 years, Brenda, and their two daughters, Brittany and Brooke.
Chad has been a part of Eight Days of Hope since 2007 as a volunteer. He has been an Ambassador since 2016. Chad has a BA in Management from Malone University. He started his career in banking and consulting before transitioning to full-time ministry in 2002 with NewPointe Community Church, a multi-site church in Ohio. Chad served in several pastoral leadership roles, including Campus Pastor at multiple locations and Director of Stewardship.
In 2019, Chad joined the Grace Church team located in Berlin, OH, as the Executive Pastor of Multi-site. Chad will be helping lead the church in all phases of ministry and operations.
Chad lives in Walnut Creek, Ohio, with his wife Vikki. They have been married for over 29 years. Chad has served on the boards of Habitat for Humanity, Love INC of Holmes County, Personal and Family Counseling Center, and the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce.
Chad has a passion to help people grow in their faith, character, and leadership.
Tim Wildmon is president of American Family Association and American Family Radio network (183 stations across the nation). He also hosts Today’s Issues, a daily radio talk show that deals with hard-hitting moral, social, and political topics.
AFA is a national Christian organization that informs, equips, and activates individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture.
Tim has appeared many times on major media outlets including the Fox News Channel and CNN. He has written for USA Today, Focus on the Family, and other national publications.
He and his wife, Alison, have been married for 34 years. They have three children and five grandchildren. He and Alison live in Tupelo, Mississippi. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University.
In addition to his work at AFA, for 20 years he and Alison have led tours to Washington, D.C., and to the Holy Land.
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