Joe Drygas has been in ministry with Crossworld formerly UFM International for 33 years. He held the titles of Business Manager, Director of Operations and now Director of North American ministries and retirees. Joe graduated from Temple University majoring in marketing and also serves on the board of the Philadelphia House , a ministry to international students and the Buxmont Torch a sports evangelism ministry. Joe and his wife Maggie remain active at Grace Chapel with a burden to reach internationals with the gospel message.
Dr. Donna Elcock is an Optometrist, who has been in private practice (Tri-State Family Eye Care, Inc., Yeadon, PA) since 1996. She
was born in Guyana, South America and graduated from McGill University, Montreal, Canada with a BSc. in Microbiology and Immunology, and graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Salus University), Philadelphia, PA, with a Doctor of Optometry Degree. From a heart of sincere gratitude to God, Donna was led to start Great Faith Vision, using the model Jesus used in teaching and preaching the Gospel and healing in cities and villages (Matthew 9:35). She lives in Media, PA and is an active Member of Stonybank Community Church.
John Elcock is a business executive with over 20 years of leadership experience at various national insurance companies where he served in the roles of VP & CIO. In the 1990’s John introduced short-term missions to his home church, Grace Chapel in Havertown, PA and led several teams to locations across the USA and around the world. John graduated from Word of Life Bible Institute, Schroon Lake, NY with a Diploma in Biblical Studies and Concordia University, Montreal, Canada with a BS degree in Math & Computer Science. He lives with his wife Karen and four children in Havertown, PA.
Dr. Mary E. Fediw has been an Optometrist for nearly 30 years and has her own practice in downtown Media, Pennsylvania (PA). Dr. Fediw attended Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and later continued her studies at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, PA. She completed a one year residency at the Cleveland VA Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Fediw has been on numerous Mission Trips both locally and overseas donating her time and energy to providing eye exams and eyeglasses to others in need. She greatly enjoys sharing her blessings with others.
Erik Funch brings 21 years of experience as a Youth Pastor and Pastor of Family Ministry to GFV’s board. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry from Eastern University and a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Studies from Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School. Erik has led many mission teams, across the United States and overseas, and has a real heart for seeing people cared for and encouraged in their walk with the Lord. His wife Tami is the Director of Manoa Nursery School and has a Bachelor's degree in Education from SUNY at Fredonia and a Master’s degree in Education from Canisius College of Buffalo, New York. The Funchs are active members of Bethany Evangelical Presbyterian Church where Erik serves as a Deacon, Small Group leader and Sunday School teacher with Tami who also serves in the Children's and Women's Ministries. Erik and Tami live in Havertown and have 3 daughters.
John Kreidler is the Manager, Professional Imaging Business Unit for a German optical and camera manufacturer and has more than 20 years experience in providing imaging and production insight. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Temple University.
He has been a Media Arts Producer for more than 8 years at his home church. It’s always been important to him to communicate a specific message in a clear and creative way. Always trying to create a vehicle that is memorable, but does not eclipse the message.
Linda Wasilchick brings 25 years of marketing, communications and fundraising experience in the non-profit industry and local government to the GFV board. She has worked primarily for organizations that help people with intellectual disabilities, and the homeless. Linda is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and holds a Master of Arts degree in Biblical studies from Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina. She serves in her local church in women's ministries and as a deacon.
Mr. Leon Elcock II (Relations Liaison)