Brad and his wife have adopted two children from DR Congo. Brad is a graduate of Ashland University with a B.S. in Management Information Systems and is an IT Manager in Noblesville, Indiana. His first trip to Kinshasa in 2013 sparked a passion to help the people of DRC, but was overwhelmed with where to start. His involvement with GBA came through friendships with other GBA board members that have also adopted children from DRC.
Linnea Stifler is a priest in the Episcopal Church, currently serving in Kalamazoo, MI. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Early Childhood Education, a Master's Degree in Education, and a Master of Divinity Degree. Teaching has been her life work: early childhood education, adult education, religious education, and work in the public schools. Linnea is the chair of the Giving Back to Africa Program Committee and works with the rest of the Program Committee, Dr. Jerry Kindomba, and Congolese teachers in the development of process curricula at the College des Savoirs and GBA’s partner schools at Lukunga and Kapini. Linnea is a sister to Ann Marie Thomson.