J. Rick Casey, CPA M.Ed. joined the Asian Hope board in June 2013. He has worked in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for over 32 years in various business entities. Having started with Coopers & Lybrand in public accounting, Rick’s firm now mainly concentrates on long-term specialty assignments which include restructuring accounting departments/programs. Client engagements include American Airlines and Intermet Corporation.
Rick and his wife, Ruth, have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. They have taken many trips to Cambodia and have a heart for the work being done there!
Mark is the co-owner of Family Restaurants and Alaska Inns, franchising restaurants throughout Colorado and Alaska. He has a long-standing relationship with Asian Hope. His first involvement was a mission trip to see first-hand the work in Cambodia in 2003. Mark is passionate about helping to revitalize Cambodia in the love of Jesus by educating students to become Christian leaders.
Mark is married to Julie and they have 3 children. He also enjoys mentoring men, golfing and reading.
Tom is currently the Director of Family Services at the Denver Rescue Mission. Under his direction, the Family Services Program has placed over 1,000 homeless families into permanent housing and led them toward self-sufficiency. Tom also oversees the Family and Senior Homeless Initiative, the Strategic Transitional Housing Assistance Response and the Family Services Refugee Program in partnership. Tom has had numerous cross-cultural ministry opportunities, helping churches in India, as well as teaching at Phnom Penh Bible College in Cambodia.
Tom is ordained in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and he and his wife, Colleen, have two children.
CLAIRE CROWEBoard Member
Claire is a mother to three sons, two of whom are in college and one who is a high school senior. She grew up in Arkansas but has been in Dallas since she graduated from SMU in 1990.
Claire owns a small business: Claire Crowe Collection. Her company is a metal craft studio featuring custom fireplace screens, small furnishings and accessories.
MIKE BURCHBoard Member
Mike joined CoBiz Insurance in July 2015 to serve as the senior director of business development. In this role, Mike consults mid-size companies in the risk management and employee benefits space through tactical solutions and sound domain knowledge.
Mike began his career in the financial industry, where he served as an assistant vice president at Wells Fargo and Bank of the West. He later transitioned into the nonprofit industry and served as a minister in the Denver Metro area for six years as well as the vice president of development for ACE Scholarships, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the access of a quality education for low income children.
In his free time, Mike coaches football and baseball, plays softball and enjoys savory Colorado microbrews. He also loves fly-fishing, backpacking, golfing and serving his local community with his wife and six children.
JOHN SCHUBERTBoard Member
Jonathan Schubert is a senior vice president of wealth management and financial advisor for Merrill Lynch in Forest, Va. For the past 15 years he has served to grow, protect and preserve the assets of a select group of families across 31 States.
Jonathan received his bachelors degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA in 2001. He holds the Accredited Asset Management Specialist designation from the College of Financial Planning which he earned in 2006. Additionally in 2015 he earned the prestigious Certified Financial Planner designation, to better assist with asset management, tax planning and estate planning for his clients.
As a board member for Asian Hope, Jonathan is passionate about the opportunity to reach the country of Cambodia for Christ. He also serves on the advisory board of the Salvation Army in Lynchburg, helping to provide advice on helping them achieve their mission to preach the gospel and to meet human needs in His name. He is also a member of the Gideons International organization. In this role he speaks to churches in the Bedford County, VA area about furthering the ministry that has distributed over 2 billion Bibles internationally over the last 101 years.
Jonathan and his wife Michelle live in Forest, VA with their 4 children, Madelyn (14) Nathan (12) Nolan (8) and Tyler (4). Both Michelle and Jonathan are very active in their kids school, Lynchburg Christian Academy. They also are active in the community helping to coach both soccer and hockey.
In his leisure time, Jonathan is an avid hockey fan. Having come from Canada in 1997 to attend Liberty University and play on their hockey team for four years, he still attempts to play with the alumni in the area. He also enjoys playing guitar and piano.
KATHY SCHUNKBoard Member
Kathy Schunk is a 1982 graduate from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She worked in the hotel/restaurant Industry from 1983-1989, when she stopped work to start a family.
She and her husband Dave have 3 children. While caring for her children, she was also involved in teaching sunday school, volunteering with Save Our Youth as well as helping lead mission trips to Juarez, Mexico, South Dakota (Sioux Indians) and New Mexico (Navajo Indians) with her church.
In 2005, Kathy and her husband became part of an ownership group in several companies, including an event rental company called Colorado Party Rentals. She has worked there since 2006, and has also been a mentor with Denver Rescue Mission’s Champa House.
Finally, she also volunteers regularly at her daughter’s high school, Valor Christian. She was blessed to go to Cambodia in 2011 and was able to witness the amazing things that Asian Hope is doing in Phnom Penh as well as getting to meet many people in the organization.