David Elsworth, a Michigander by birth, has lived in Macon GA for the past 13 years. He is an Aircraft Inspector for Department of Defense at Robins Air Force Base. His spiritual gift is serving others, as evident by his involvement as a mentor to recovering men at Rescue Mission of Middle GA And as a current foster parent. He and his wife Emily have been married for 10 years and currently have 5 children. He first visited Love Guatemala with Piedmont Church on several mission trips, where he fell in love with the children and developed a passion for helping them become educated and break the cycle of poverty. He Is actively involved in sponsoring students, a teacher, and the literacy school. He is currently serving as the President of the Board of Directors for Love Guatemala.
Kimberly Page began her partnership with Love Guatemala in December of 2013 which markedly impacted my her life. Upon returning, Kim left the corporate world of finance after 14 years and opted for a more Christ-centered life. She started her own business teaching art to children and adults alike, all the while sharing the gospel. Kim makes regular mission trips to Guatemala on a semi-annual basis, forming and training new teams each visit and serving God by serving others. She is currently serving as the Vice President for the board of directors.
Treasurer of the Board
Amy Goldsmith serves as the treasurer at Love Guatemala. She studied Biology at the University of Evansville and earned a Master’s in Health Administration from Indiana University. She served as an administrator at the Marion County Health Department in Indianapolis and then as the Vice President of Operations at Artrageous with Nate, an art education video production company. Currently, Amy is the Operations Coordinator at Elevate Indianapolis, a youth mentoring organization. She is passionate about loving and serving others, particularly in educational settings. She especially wants both teachers and students to be valued and recognized. Amy and her husband Scott and their five children attend Indy Metro Church.
Aaron Story serves as a board member of the Board of Directors for Love Guatemala. He has been a part of Love Guatemala before there was Love Guatemala and just a dream with a few students in the art school. He and his family have been supporters and made many trips to Guatemala over the past 5 years. Aaron is the President & CEO of Elevate Indy, an organization that focuses on building long-term, life-changing relationships with Indianapolis urban youth, equipping them to thrive and contribute to their community. He holds an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University, and a Masters in Biblical Studies from Moody Seminary.
Rich Irish serves as a board member of the Board of Directors for Love Guatemala. He has been a supporter of Love Guatemala for many years and currently sponsors ministry leaders, a school, teacher and student. Rich heads the Deacon Board at Indy Metro Church where he serves as the deacon of pastoral care, leads a 1st Impression Team and teaches in Metro U, an adult Sunday school. He is a retired Army officer having served 23 years and holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a MBA from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
May Li was born and raised in Queens, NYC. She is a graduate of Boston College and Indiana University McKinney School of Law. She watched Love Guatemala start and expand over the years and is delighted to serve on the board and to join in their efforts in breaking the cycle of poverty in Guatemala by empowering the community through skills and education. May is an associate at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP’s coverage counsel and professional liability, and a pro-bono attorney for the Safe Passage Project. She also serves as the Secretary of the IU McKinney School of Law Alumni Board of Directors and volunteering at Father’s Heart Ministries in the East Village of New York City and Open Hand’s Legal Services’ weekend legal clinic. A member of Redeemer Presbyterian – Downtown NYC, she enjoys spending time with loved ones and friends and rooting for the New York Yankees.
Janie Friedlein retired from the Foreign Service, U.S. Department of State after 25 years of service in South and Central America. Janie served at several posts in Mexico and Columbia and had an extended special assignment in Cuba. She retired as Consul, Bureau of Consular Affairs. Janie brings great familiarity with both the Spanish language and Central American culture to the Love Guatemala board, as well as a caring, compassionate spirit. She and her husband Mike live in rural Virginia near their children and grandchildren. They are avid history buffs, and most of their travel in the U.S. and abroad centers around visiting historic sites.