Staff & Board

We are a group of passionate individuals working hard to faithfully live out the call to serve orphans and vulnerable children. We consider each other and those we serve as family and we’d love for you to get to know us better.



Lifesong Staff


Gary Ringger

Orphan Advocate, Founder & President

Andy Lehman, CCNL

Vice President

Kory Kaeb

VP Operations

Marty Bahler


Carla Cornell

Program Assistant


Family Account Manager

Leah Feller


Andrew Gerber, CCNL

Development Officer

Luke Gudeman

President, Gobena Coffee

Kyle Hangartner


Jaron Huber

Graphic Designer

Marqui Krone

Child Sponsorship Coordinator

Patrick Lawler


Rich Metcalfe

Program Director

Mike Prevo


Trisha Priebe

Communications Coordinator

Marla Ringger

Orphan Advocate

Jessica Ropp

Accounting | Quality Assurance

Wayne Steffen

Orphan Advocate

Kay Williams


Reed Yackley

Creative Director

Board of Directors

Gary Ringger

Board Chair | President, Lifesong for Orphans

Marla Ringger

Secretary | Orphan Advocate

Bob Hoerr

Board Member | CEO, P.J. Hoerr, Inc.

Rod Brenneman

Board Member | Former President, Butterball Turkey

Joel Clousing

Board Member | Wealth Advisor, High Point Planning Partners

Tim Wallen

Board Member | CEO & Principal, MLG Companies

Phil Goad

Board Member | Founder and Principal Toxicologist, Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health