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Board of Directors

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Chairman

David Sommers

David is from Hartville, OH where he resides with his wife and daughter. He is the owner of two small businesses, Bedrock Construction and Mobility Plus of Cleveland. He has been an Eli House board member since October 2014 and helps coordinate short-term mission teams. His favorite pastimes are watching sports (Ohio State and Dallas Cowboys) and fishing. 

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Chad Dutcher

Treasurer

Chad lives in Hartville, OH with his wife and two children.  He is the owner of Classic Stoneworks and Co-Owner of Sonora Stoneworks. 

Chad is passionate about advocating for and serving marginalized people. He enjoys traveling with his family. 

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Betti Troyer

Secretary

Betti lives in Hartville, Ohio. She has been married for 22 years to her husband Dave, and they have 2 children in college. Betti’s family attends Wellspring Bible Church in Alliance, Ohio. She graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelors of education. For more than 20 years, she has taught students from kindergarten to high school that have special needs. Currently, she is employed at Coventry Local Schools. Betti loves spending time with her family outdoors, watching movies, and reading.

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David Castillo

Child Sponsorship Director

David is a foster and adoptive parent who has served in ministries in Korea, Peru, Ecuador and the United States, focusing on child sponsorship programs. Following a 27-year career in the military, he served full-time as a Children’s Pastor for 7 years and now continues his child advocacy ministry with Eli House Mission. He currently serves as our Child Sponsorship Director and joined the board in April 2020. He attends Grace Point Church Medical Center and serves each Sunday on the security team. He and his wife, Dorothy, and their children live in San Antonio, Texas.

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Chris Phillips

Chris lives in Uniontown Ohio with his wife of 23 years and their two teenage boys. Chris has worked in the Dental Field since 2003. He owns Phillips Dental Supply, repairing and supplying equipment to dental offices throughout Northeast Ohio. Chris attends Grace Cathedral in Cuyahoga Falls with his family, and enjoys remodeling projects, cycling, traveling, and mission work.

Bryan Terhune

Dr. Bryan J. Terhune Jr. DMD, aka Jamie, graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, after previously earning his undergraduate degree from Malone University. Jamie, along with his dental team, have been serving at Eli House for the past few years. He and his wife Stephanie have three children. They currently reside in Uniontown, Ohio, but Jamie is quick to tell everyone that he is a native of New Jersey. Currently, he and his family attend Rivertree Christian Church, where he was previously an elder. In his spare time, you will find him tending his farm, enjoying the outdoors, rooting for his favorite sports team, or relaxing with his family.