Meet the Board

Robert Shaffer

Rob joined the board in 2015 and is currently serving as board chair. He is married to his wife Vickie and has three sons. Rob is president of Air-Squared, a manufacturer of oil free scroll solutions for the compressor, vacuum pump, and expander industry. He has also had a distinguished career as an engineer. Rob loves to climb the 14 footers of Colorado!

Fred Sharpe

Fred joined the Board in March 2014, and served as chairmen for three years. Fred is a Healthcare and Business Executive with experience in all aspects of business leadership and organizational development. Fred has served as president, chief dental officer, senior officer and regional dental director for several managed care insurance and dental companies. Fred holds a Master of Arts, Cross-Cultural Ministries from Dallas Theological Seminary, A J.D, from William Mitchell College of Law, and a D.D.S from Northwestern University Dental School-Chicago. Fred is married to Sherrie Ross. They are proud parents of three dachshunds.

Kyle Pewitt

Kyle joined the Board in March 2013 and is in his second term. Kyle Pewitt is the Chief Financial Officer of Solara Surgical, Dallas. He has over 20 years of executive leadership experience in operations and organizational transformation, as well as financial management. In addition to healthcare, his experience encompasses logistics, financial management and non-profit, including Executive Pastor of a large church in the Oklahoma City area. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. He also received an MBA in International Business Management from Oklahoma Baptist

Kristen Manz

Though new to the Board in 2019, Kristen and her family have been involved with Serve Now since it’s inception. They are committed to the humanitarian and pastoral training projects that are impacting the most vulnerable regions of the globe. Kristen is a Realtor in SW Houston and is married to Steve Manz. The couple are newly inducted “Empty-Nesters” with 3 college aged children, and 2 labrador retrievers. Kristen and Steve are members of River Pointe Church; they love baseball, travel, and spending time with family and friends.

Daniel O’Rear

Daniel joined the Board in March 2019. He is the Executive Director of the Myron Stratton Foundation, the oldest private foundation in Colorado. Prior to arriving at his current position, Daniel spent 22 years at Goodwill Industries serving as Chief Financial Officer and later as President of the Goodwill Industrial Services Corp. Daniel has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado and is a CPA. Daniel resides in Colorado Springs with his wife Sandy. They have three children and one grand-daughter all living in Colorado.

Tony Lombardi

Tony is a Global Chief Information Officer and Shared Services Executive, currently employed by The Andersons, Inc. in Maumee, OH and previously at Armstrong World Industries in Lancaster, PA. He has developed and led multi-sourced Global IT and Global Business Services teams supporting over 7,000 staff in the US, Europe, China, India and Australia. He is skilled in leading people and developing strong technical and operational teams. He has been a follower of Jesus since 1987 and has served on multiple church leadership boards and a community youth center board, including as chair. He and his wife Edna live in Maumee and have three married daughters who have blessed them with seven grandchildren!

Allison Parker

Allison joined the board in 2019. She is an attorney who has worked in human rights and international development for 15 years, particularly on strategies to fight human trafficking. Allison is married to David, who was a missionary kid in Uganda and Kenya, and lives with him and their young daughter near Washington, DC.

Ellen Sousa

Ellen is originally from Brazil and comes from a family where her dad and grandfather were both pastors. Her family moved to the US in 1992 for safety reasons after they suffered a kidnapping attempt. After graduating from seminary at Christ for the Nations, Ellen also became a Real Estate agent and subsequently a Real Estate Broker. In 2014, her and her husband felt called to start a Brazilian speaking church in Orlando, Florida, where they both continue to serve. Ellen and her husband Eliald have two teenage sons.

ServeNow is a not-for-profit charity under IRS code seciton 501(c)3 based in Colorado Springs, CO. ServeNow is funded by individual donors, foundations and churches. All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. ServeNow is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), signifying a commitment to the highest standards of fiscal responsibility.