Mark & Ramona Vaillancourt
Mark and Ramona Vaillancourt are missionaries from Melbourne, Florida. They have served full-time in Guatemala since 2011, and have been a part of the Casa Shalom leadership team since early 2013. Mark serves at the orphanage's Supervisor of Maintenance, which means he's responsible for managing the crew that keeps Casa Shalom's electrical, plumbing, carpentry, lawn care, construction, roofing and more in working order! Ramona is responsible for managing all donations of food, clothing, shoes, hygiene supplies and more that the orphanage receives each week.
Zoila Socorec Yol
Zoila Socorec Yol is Casa Shalom's Supervisor of Infrastructure. That means that she's in charge of overseeing the orphanage's day-to-day operations, including the kitchen and and children's homes. Making sure the kitchen is stocked with food for all the children and staff is a big job, as is making sure the houses are in good order and stocked with the supplies all the house mothers need. Zoila also oversees Casa Shalom's administrative offices. Zoila is truly the backbone of daily life at Casa Shalom!
Kelly Blanchard has an extensive background in sports and event marketing and management as well as church leadership and ministry. As former Tournament Manager for The Honda Classic, she was a leader on the team that moved the tournament into the forefront of PGA TOUR golf events and into international recognition and acclaim. As a church staff member in several capacities, most recently Director of Communications at Cross Community Church in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Kelly has functioned in many roles of administration and leadership within ministry including teaching children’s, youth, and adult classes. Through Cross Community Church Kelly has led short term missions teams to Casa Shalom for several years and joined the Casa Shalom staff as Child Sponsorship Program Supervisor.
Rob & Melissa McGuffey
Rob and Melissa of Louisville, KY, arrived in Guatemala in September of 2017 to join with Casa Shalom as the new Team Host Coordinators. Over the last 10 years, they've served as elders and various other leadership roles at Hope City Church. They were married in 2007, and have two children, Evie (8) and Elliot (5). For the past 5 years, Rob has led missions teams to Casa Shalom to work on building projects. He has a background in business and construction and hopes to help teach some of those skills to the children. His work experience includes Account Management at Humana Ins., ran all of operations for a family business and self employment in home remodeling. Melissa has been a RN for hospitals, oncology treatment centers, and the Army Corps of Engineers. She enjoys the pursuit of healthy living, is a nutrition coach and will help teach the children and House Parents some of these skills. She will also be assisting in the clinic and helping with the pharmacy and medications at Casa Shalom. Moving their family to Guatemala was a big decision, but giving their children a chance to experience life outside of the US was a driving factor. The McGuffey's are thrilled to have this oppurtunity to respond to God's Call as they serve the orphans and teams at Casa Shalom.