Meet the M-DAT Team

David Armstrong

David Armstrong.jpgDavid Armstrong co-founded M-DAT in 2000 and is now the Executive Director. Previously he served as short-term mission coordinator at OC International. David, his wife Mary, and their family also spent 15 years in Colombia and Guatemala as field missionaries with OC International. The Armstrongs have three grown children and seven grandchildren. David serves on the Board of the Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission.

 

Janel Breitenstein

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Janel Breitenstein is the editor of our newly-launched blog on long-term missions, GoServeLove.net. She joins us after 5.5 years in Uganda, East Africa, with Engineering Ministries International, with which she and her husband still serve at EMI’s headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO. She and her husbsand have 4 children.

 

Chelsea Charles

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Chelsea Charles writes content and edits for the Short Term Missions and Ask A Missionary newsletters. She was born and raised in Colorado. She attended International School of Ministry where she received her Associate’s Degree in Biblical Studies. Her passion has been missions since her youth. She has served both short term and long term in several locations around the world, including South Africa, the Philippines, and China. She now lives in St. Louis with her husband and works full-time as a preschool teacher.

 

Dani Cypert

large_Dani Cypert.jpgDani Cypert serves as M-DAT’s Customer Care Provider and works part-time from her home in Northwest Arkansas. She loves both helping ministries learn to promote their trips well and helping people find the mission trip that’s right for them. The Cypert family love being active in ministry and have been on many mission trips. Dani and her husband, a pastor, have a daughter in college in Kansas City, MO, pursuing Intercultural Studies, and a son and daughter-in-law in Fayetteville, AR. Dani enjoys teaching and discipling young women and befriending International college students.

 

Rebecca Skinner

large_RS almost square.jpgRebecca Skinner provides the marketing and advertising arm for M-DAT. She is always looking for new ways to get the word out and fund our various websites and newsletters all geared towards helping people take the next step in missions. Rebecca grew up in central and South America and holds a degree in Children and Family Studies from John Brown University. Her previous work experience includes time at the Association of Christian Schools International, Kids Hope United and Simplified Living Solutions. She and her family live in St. Louis where she helps coordinate Perspectives classes in the South County area.

 

Donna Williams

Donna Williams.jpg Donna Williams serves as M-DAT’s social media consultant. She researches and creates eye-catching missions material for our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Donna writes from Atlanta, Georgia. She’s been creating content (blogs, social media, websites, and print) for various clients since 2000.

 

David Zilkie

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David Zilkie is the Bookkeeper for M-Dat. He has a heart for missions and has been to Mexico multiple times on mission trips with his church. He also enjoys being an active part of his church and youth group.