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Board of Directors

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Oliver Dossmann

Co-Founder & President

Oliver Dossmann is the co-founder of Mission to Missionaries and has served as the ministry's President since its inception in 1998. Oliver is originally from Paris, France. His parents became missionaries with Reach Beyond (formally HCJB World Radio) in 1983 at which time his family moved to Ecuador, South America. Oliver attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and later Union University in Jackson, Tennessee where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (1995) and a Masters in Business Administration - MBA (1997).

Oliver met Rachel at Union and they were married in 2000. They have two boys, Alexander and Zachary, and two girls, Liana and Kaylee. Oliver enjoys spending time with his family, the outdoors, and traveling. One of his greatest personal accomplishments was riding a bicycle from Colorado to Alaska

Oliver is the owner of ExpressionSolutions.com, an IT and website design company serving clients across the world. 

Oliver serves on the following Boards: Mission to MissionariesReach Beyond, Revolution Church, Indigo Hills, Shekinah Ranch, and the Veterans and First Responders at Fairfield Glade

Published Articles: 

Split-Second Decisions - for LeaderCare

Videos:

The Story of EdenRidge

American Dream TV - ABC

Biography:

A Missionary Kid Did What?! Chuck Hopkins

Other links

Alaska 96 Bicycle Trip - Colorado to Alaska

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Pam Lair

Chairman of the Board

 

Pam and her husband, John, have been married 38 years.  They raised two sons who both went home to be with the Lord at ages 20 and 22 in 2001 and 2004.  Since retirement, Pam and John have been volunteer Hosts at Pastor Retreat Centers, and in 2020 felt God lead them to Mission to Missionaries-EdenRidge to expand their ministry to missionaries.  They have lived most of their adult lives in Colorado and now reside in Grand Junction, where John volunteers with Veterans and serves on the Honor Guard at the VA Cemetary.  Pam volunteers with HopeWest Hospice with their special events. They are members and volunteers at Canyon View Vineyard Church as well.  They owned their own business for twelve years, Pam served as President of their local school board for ten years, and spent seven years on Lake Mills Family Fitness Center Board in several positions.  She and John are excited to be involved at EdenRidge at this passage of its Vision and into its future.

Chuck Hopkins

Chuck Hopkins was originally a native of Michigan but has lived most of his adult life in the Pacific Northwest. He is single, and has one grown son by the same name (the third) and two grandchildren, a young granddaughter, Serenity, and younger grandson, Jack Xavior, who live out west.

Chuck has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Michigan and Master of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies from Regent University in Virginia. His primary career was overseeing a major environmental program for the State of Oregon.

 

He gravitates to traveling adventures and exploring with deep appreciation for God’s natural wonders and enjoys relationships with people from other countries.

 

Chuck has a heart for missions and missionaries after visiting third world countries and living in Thailand after retirement. He moved to Tennessee where he was introduced to EdenRidge and Mission to Missionaries and caught its vision and found meaningful relationships with its families and volunteers. He is a member of the Board and author of the book that tells the story of EdenRidge and Mission to Missionaries.

Blake Ward
Secretary

Blake lives in Jackson, Tennessee, where he has worked as a Realtor at Coldwell Banker for 24 years. He is married to Catherine, and they have seven children who range in age from 6 to 16.  They enjoy outdoor activities as a family and they are members at Fellowship Bible Church.

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Justin Hassell

 

Justin is a native of west TN and currently resides in Jackson Tennessee.  He is married to Selanie Hassell and they have four children ranging from 8 years old to infant.  Justin has a BSBA with an emphasis in accounting as well as a MBA from Union University.  He currently works at Russel Metals Inc, serving as Regional Controller for multiple companies.  The Hassell family are active members at Fellowship Bible Church.  In their free time the family enjoy being outside on their farm and making/building things from scratch.

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Chuck Scott

 

Charles (Chuck) Scott is a retired career army officer. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a BS in accounting, Purdue University with an MS in Management & Industrial Relations, and taught Leadership at the US Military Academy at West Point.

 

Chuck and Pat moved from Naples, FL to Fairfield Glade, Tennessee in 2004. They have six children and seven grandchildren, including the Richardsons who have been missionaries to France for 11 years. Their other family members live in Illinois, North Carolina, Colorado, England, Texas and Tennessee.

 

Chuck and Pat are Eden Ridge Ambassadors and have been involved as hosts at Eden Ridge for almost 10 years. Chuck and Pat have both been involved in Stephen Ministry for 30 years and are Stephen Leaders in their local church.

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Bill Johnson

Bill is a retired pastor from Wisconsin. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield IL. He has been married to Ruthann for over 50 years and has 2 children and 6 grandchildren. They moved from Wisconsin to Crossville in June of 2021. He is a regular volunteer at Eden Ridge and the Pastor of Small Groups at Revolution Church in Crossville.

When they are not volunteering they love to hike the many trails surrounding Crossville and travel to visit families in WI and FL.

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