Having lived in three different continents so far, Karla has grown to love cultures and people from across the globe. During a trip to Thailand, God broke Karla's heart for the orphan and the poor. Though she didn't know that LightBridge would be the result, she had to do something to respond to the desperate need she saw all around her. More than anything, Karla is deeply in love with her Creator, and that love is easily seen and felt by everyone around her. Because of the work of God within her, she is passionate about engaging with people - both in America and abroad, and helping them see God's heart for all people.
With a degree in Organizational Management from Colorado Christian University, Karla resides in Westminster, Colorado with her husband and three kids (two of whom are already grown up!). As a family, they love traveling around the world, but especially to the MineField Village where they spend each summer loving on children, serving, and helping with the development of this precious place.
Director of Advocacy
Adopted from India when she was three years old, Amreitha's life as an orphan changed forever when she moved to the loving adoptive home of her parents and became a farm girl from Kansas. Amreitha has an authentic and vibrant walk with the Lord, a zest for life, and a pursuing heart for people that others can't help but be drawn to. Married to a Sri-Lanken-American pastor named Pradeepan, and living in Highland Michigan, Amreitha has keen abilities as a visionary and helps give framework and function to LightBridge International as our Director of Advocacy. A gifted communicator, Amreitha shares often about God's heart for the orphan and the poor at many speaking engagements throughout the year. She taught English in Korea for one year and has a passionate heart for the desperate needs of others, especially in poverty stricken areas of the world. When not working, you can find Amreitha enjoying cultural events (some, even dangerous) with her adventure-seeking husband; they delight in serving the Lord together both in America and overseas.
creative Director for Landmine design
Kirsten, the newest and youngest member of our team grew up in small town Kalamazoo, MI, and just recently uprooted her life to plant it in Seattle, WA with her soon to be husband. She’s a city girl at heart and delights in spending her days exploring new places with a coffee in hand. Her background in visual arts started years ago when she began pursuing freelance photography and has evolved ever since. With a keen eye for design and fashion and an innate desire to showcase the beauty of every individual woman, she works as the Creative Director at Landmine Design.
LINDI Tillapaugh (yeager)
Having always had a heart for people and Asia, Lindi first fell in love with the Asian culture when she began studying Mandarin Chinese in elementary school. After studying abroad briefly in China, she felt her life calling was to go back one day. Once in college, Lindi nodded a big yes to God and gave her life to Him, and later met and fell in love with her now husband, Zach. Through Zach she learned of LightBridge International, went on her first mission trip with them in 2016, and began working for them a year and a half later. Having recently graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a BBA in Marketing, Lindi is a loyal and passionate advocate for those around her and works as our Sponsorship Coordinator, radiating light through her gentle spirit.
MISSIONARY - CAMBODIA: FIELD LEADER
As a missionary kid, Zachary grew up on the mission field in Okinawa, Japan for the first eight years of his life, before moving to Colorado where he earned his degree in a BBA in Management with a minor in Accounting, and met his wife, Lindi. Growing up on the mission field, Zach has been groomed and cultivated within missions, and has served as our very first boots-on-the-ground missionary in Poi Pet, Cambodia for the past two years. Living in three different countries in his lifetime, Zach loves immersing himself in different cultures and has a passion for helping others get out of their comfort zone to do the same, as he leads our mission teams and connects with fellow ministry partners in Cambodia. Celebrating his recent marriage to Lindi, they wish to continue working for the Lord together in this new and exciting time.
LightBridge International is governed by a compassionate Board of Directors who faithfully ensure we follow our mission and vision. They give direction as needed; pray over the ministries; and support the fund raising initiatives throughout the year. We are deeply grateful for the following people who willingly serve in this role: