Mark Kraines

Board President

Rev. Mark Kraines is the senior pastor at the Congregational Church of Goffstown, NH, and earned his M.Div from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. In his over 25 years of experience, Mark has led service projects in Europe, Asia, Central and North America. His seasoned cross-cultural experience along with his leadership gifting make him aptly suited as president of True Sojourners.

Carla Rogers

Board Treasurer

Carla currently holds the role of the Executive Assistant to the President of TURBOCAM International with a focus on TURBOCAM’s charitable giving and international outreach programs.  She is also a longstanding member of her local church in Portsmouth, NH and leads a community group with her husband David. Carla earned her B.S. in Business Administration from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. Carla serves True Sojourners through financial oversight, budget reporting and strategic planning. 

Nancy Hellmann

Board Secretary

Nancy has invested her career in the software/technology industry and is currently Manager of Customer Account Management at Loftware. In addition to serving on the True Sojourners board, Nancy volunteers with ChildVoice International and serves as part of the leadership team at her local congregation. Nancy serves our organization in a vast array of capacities, including oversight of local events & fundraisers, logistics and supporting ongoing operations of the organization. 

Peter Smith

At Large

Having worked as an independent consultant in both the public and private sector for most of his career, Peter brings a wealth of experience to the board of True Sojourners. He is a support specialist who focuses primarily on capacity building strategies, and frequently travels the world to meet with our local partners and staff.

Joe Cheslock

US Director

Joe is a business professional in the technology industry who has spent the last several years working in product management for a global software corporation out of the northeast. Joe's volunteering background has been primarily focused on coordinating cross-cultural partnerships. His emphasis on promoting strong confluent partnerships through bilateral transparency and regular communication aligns well with the True Sojourners ethos.

Joe can be reached directly at jcheslock@truesojourners.org.

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True Sojourners is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that specializes in international development projects dedicated to blessing and empowering the people of the "hard places" of this world with tangible demonstrations of love. 


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