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


Rachel Bliese

Family Account Manager

Carla Cornell

Program Assistant

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

Kyle Reinhard

Advocate Support/Business Development

Marla Ringger

Orphan Advocate

Jessica Ropp

Accounting | Quality Assurance

Lorraine Slagel


Wayne Steffen

Orphan Advocate

Kay Williams


Reed Yackley

Creative Director

Allie Zehr

Communications Coordinator

Board of Directors

Rod Brenneman

Board Chair | Former President, Butterball Turkey

Joel Clousing

Board Member | Wealth Advisor, High Point Planning Partners

Phil Goad

Board Member | Founder & Principal Toxicologist, CTEH

Bob Hoerr

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

Gary Ringger

Board Member | President, Lifesong for Orphans

Marla Ringger

Secretary | Orphan Advocate

Elizabeth Shaw

Board Member | C12 Group, Associate Chair Houston

Tim Wallen

Board Member | CEO & Principal, MLG Companies