Staff Directory

(click on name below to read bio)

Azzarito - Crothers - Donnelly

 Foehr - Garrigan - Grote

Harmon - Hoblit - Hochenburger

Lorusso - Maust - Whitlow

 Woockman - Board Members


Full-Time Missionary Staff & Apprentices


Stephen & Candice Crothers

Stephen has worked for several years in the aviation community as an aircraft mechanic and professional flight instructor and has completed an aviation maintenance internship at MMS Aviation in Coshocton, OH in preparation for transitioning to full-time service with MAG.  Both Crothers come with a medical backgrounds as well, Candice as a Registered Nurse and Stephen as a former Army combat medic and E.R. Technician.

Their combined skills in aviation and medicine as well as their heart for ministering to the spiritual need of people make them a vital part of MAG’s medical mission in Central America.  They are currently preparing to deploy to Honduras to launch a new country-wide Air Ambulance Program and to engage remote villages with the gospel.

Stephen is an Instrument Rated Commercial Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor (CFI, CFII) and is licensed as an Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) mechanic.


Sean & Deb Donnelly

The Donnelly family serves at MAG Headquarters in Burlington, NC.  

As President and CEO, Sean develops and oversees all MAG’s international flight and ministry programs and the partnerships that sustain them. He also leads MAG’s Executive Management and Development Teams.  Deb teaches at a nearby Christian school and assists MAG with hospitality and coordinating housing for incoming staff and apprentices.


Sean is an ordained minister in full-time ministry since 1997. He served as Senior Pastor of two churches before transitioning to full-time missionary service in 2010, and is rated as an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) and Certified Flight Instructor (CFI, CFII, MEI, Gold Seal) with over 3800 flight hours.
 


Sean & Carmen Garrigan

The Garrigans are currently serving at MAG Headquarters in Burlington, NC.

As MAG’s Lead Flight Instructor, Sean oversees the MAG flight training department and prepares missionary pilots for field deployment.  Sean is a graduate of the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at Miramar College in San Diego and attended San Diego Christian College.  He is an Instrument Rated Commercial Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor (CFI, CFII) and is licensed as an Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) mechanic.

Carmen serves as MAG’s Mobilization and Pastoral Care Manager, ministering to staff and apprentice families during their time in Burlington and, working to mobilize missionary candidates for field service. She received her B.A. in Spanish from Pepperdine University and went on to Princeton Theological Seminary for her Masters in Divinity.  Carmen is an ordained Presbyterian Pastor. 


Scott & Jessica Grote

The Grote family currently serves at MAG Headquarters in Burlington, NC.

As Director of Aircraft Maintenance, Scott is responsible for the preparation, maintenance, and inspection of all MAG aircraft whether here in the US or overseas in MAG’s field programs. Scott completed a missionary aviation maintenance apprenticeship at MMS Aviation in Coshocton, Ohio in 2004 before taking a staff position there as an aircraft maintenance supervisor. That experience carries over to MAG as Scott trains and mentors pilot-mechanic apprentices preparing for missionary field service.  Scott is an Instrument Rated Commercial Pilot and licensed as an Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) mechanic with an Inspection Authorization (IA).

Jessica serves as MAG’s Financial Services Manager, and is responsible for all day-to-day accounting, donor relations, payables, and missionary payroll.  As part of MAG’s Hospitality and Member Care Teams, she also mentors and encourages other staff and apprentice wives as they go through training and prepare to enter field service.


John & Mollie Harmon

John serves at MAG headquarters in Burlington, NC as the ministry’s Chief Financial Officer.

After 3 terms as a missionary pilot-mechanic in Brazil, John served as CFO for JAARS for a number of years prior to moving on to Director of Finance and Treasurer at Mission to the World. John also serves as a board member with the Spokane Turbine Center.

John earned a degree in Biblical Studies and Missions at Columbia Int'l University before receiving his pilot and mechanic certificates at Moody Aviation. He later earned his MBA degree with an emphasis in International Finance at University of South Carolina. Mollie is a Registered Nurse.


Brad & Crystal Hoblit

The Hoblits came to MAG headquarters from MMS Aviation in Ohio as part of the MAG/MMS Pilot-Mechanic Apprenticeship Program.  Brad is the second missionary to graduate from that 5 year program.

In response to God’s call to use aviation as a tool to bring compassion and the gospel of Jesus Christ to remote peoples, Brad and Crystal accepted the invitation to join the MAG team in 2019.  They are currently preparing to deploy to Honduras to launch a new country-wide Air Ambulance Program and, to engage remote villages with gospel-centered discipleship.

Brad is an Instrument Rated Commercial Pilot and licensed as an Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) mechanic with an Inspection Authorization (IA).


Christoph & Nina Hochenburger

The Hochenburgers have joined MAG from their sending ministry organization in their native Austria.  Christoph is certified in Austria as a Paramedic and Nina as a Pediatric Physician. Christoph is also a recent graduate of the School of Mission Aviation Technology (SMAT) in Michigan.

Their combined skills in aviation and medicine as well as their heart for ministering to the spiritual need of people make them a vital part of MAG’s medical mission in Central America.  They are currently preparing to deploy to Honduras to launch a new country-wide Air Ambulance Program and to engage remote villages with the gospel.

Christoph is an Instrument Rated Commercial Pilot and licensed as an Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) mechanic.


Jason & Anita Maust

The Mausts are serving in the MAG Training Department in Burlington, on loan from MMS Aviation in Ohio, as part of a pilot-mechanic apprenticeship program.  They are actively supporting MAG ministry programs while being trained for career missionary service abroad.


Damon & Stacy Whitlow

Damon has a varied background in both military and civilian aviation, as well as project management and both he and Stacey bring years of business management experience to the ministry setting.  Damon is a graduate of Liberty University with a degree in Aeronautics 

Having served as a volunteer flight instructor in the MAG Training Department as well as managing various infrastructure projects in MAG field programs, the Whitlow family is now preparing to deploy to Honduras to launch a new country-wide Air Ambulance Program and to engage remote villages with the gospel.

Damon is an Instrument Rated Commercial Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor (CFI).


Keith & Jenny Woockman

The Woockmans are serving in the MAG Training Department in Burlington, on loan from MMS Aviation in Ohio, as part of a pilot-mechanic apprenticeship program.  They are actively supporting MAG ministry programs while being trained for career missionary service abroad.

 

Part-Time & Associate Staff


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Zack Azzarito

Zack is a 1000 hour pilot with experience ranging from Pipers to Pilatus. He is a Missions Mobilization Coordinator at the Summit Church (Raleigh), and is currently working towards his Masters in Intercultural Studies/Missiology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. As a MAG Associate Staff member, Zach provides flight instruction to MAG apprentices and assists as part of our safety team at the Burlington hangar.

 


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Eric Foehr

Eric is a retired Insurance Executive who relocated to North Carolina in 2009 to serve as a “full-time volunteer” in ministry.  Eric works tirelessly in MAG’s accounting department as the Payables Manager and Bookeeper.  In his “spare time” he helps on the facility management team in addition to serving on the MAG Board of Directors. – and he makes great BBQ!

 


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Paul LoRusso

Paul is a CPA and financial advisor through his firm, JIL Enterprises (which stands for Jesus is Lord).  He has attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary working towards the M Div in church music and is actively involved with the music ministry at Pittsboro Baptist Church in Pittsboro, NC.  He and his wife Julie lead marriage conferences as well as GriefShare classes in their local community.  He has always had a heart for ministry and joined the MAG board in 2018.  He also serves as an accounting department consultant as well as a part-time flight instructor in MAG’s Burlington training department.  


MAG Board of Directors


Rev. Sean Donnelly - President

Rev. Sean Donnelly - President

Peter Spahr - Vice President

Peter Spahr - Vice President

Dr. Mark Crissman - Chairman

Dr. Mark Crissman - Chairman

Paul LoRusso, CPA - Treasurer

Paul LoRusso, CPA - Treasurer

Eric Foehr - Secretary

Eric Foehr - Secretary

Tim Burk - Director

Tim Burk - Director

Rev. Todd Felkel - Director

Rev. Todd Felkel - Director

Rich Wenzel - Director

Rich Wenzel - Director

Dan Gleason - Director

Dan Gleason - Director