Board Members

Judd Kile

Founder

Judd was born to missionary parents, growing up in the Belgian Congo ( DR Congo).  After graduating from Rift Valley Academy in Kenya, he returned to Minnesota and started working in the print shop of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters in Minneapolis. This was the start of his printing career. He attended Hennepin Technical Centers for his training in Graphic Communications while continuing to work at BGEA.  Later he would meet his wife Sandi when they were both working at BGEA. In 1975, he returned to Congo as a missionary assistant helping short term with the printing operation in the city of Bukavu where he had grown up.  He then returned to attend Northwestern College, completing his 4 yr degree with a BA in Ministries and a minor in Business Administration.  In 1987, he and his family returned to Congo where he took responsibility of running the mission print shop.  Judd has spent the remainder of his career in the printing industry running printing presses, bindery equipment, estimating, customer service, and as a production manager. In 2016, the Lord lead Judd to join the Publish4All organization http://www.publish4all.com/ where he was involved as an international installer / trainer for the “micro-Print” system. During his time there he traveled to Rwanda, Uganda, Mali, India and Myanmar to install the P4A printing systems. Judd & his wife are currently retired. They have a small print shop in their home where they still work to get Christian literature into the hands of the Congo-Swahili speaking Africans.

Email me: chapaserve@gmail.com

Sandi Kile

Co-Founder – Communications

Born and raised in Minnesota, I had no idea how much Africa would become a part of my life. After high school, my career path seemed to go in a secretarial direction.  I joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ for a couple of years in a clerical capacity at their then-headquarters in California. Shortly after returning to MN, I began working at the Billy Graham headquarters in Minneapolis, where I met and married this great guy with a huge heart for Africa.  Soon after Judd & I were married, God blessed us with 2 wonderful sons.  Before the boys were school age,  God directed our family to move to Africa for 18 months where Judd co-directed the mission’s press, something he was well suited for with his printing knowledge & experience, as well as having grown up there.  After many years of working at various clerical jobs, God made it possible to help with the need for Christian literature for the African people using printing equipment in our basement.  This ministry we have is called Chapa Serve, Swahili for “to print.”

Email me: chapaserve@gmail.com

Pete Kile

Board member at large

Pete is the oldest son of Judd & Sandi Kile. He is married to his wife of 16 years, and they have 4 wonderful children. After spending many years in the Monticello School District, he now serves as Facilities Manager for Wright County. He enjoys woodworking and has a passion for all things involving technology. He has been a help in setting up of the Chapa Serve from the start up.

Email me: pkilefam@gmail.com

Benjamin Kisoni

Board member at large

Benjamin Kisoni is a pastor from the Baptist church in the Democratic Republic of Congo. His father worked with Judd Kile and Nate Kreutter’s fathers in eastern Congo as a pastor and missionary to different tribes for over 35 years. Benjamin was born, grew up and has worked most of his life in cross-cultural environments. He has been married to his wife Marie for 39 years and they have several children and grandchildren.

Benjamin was trained in Pastoral and Systematic Theology, in Christian Ethics, and in African Culture and Sociology. He has been a pastor for 28 years and is interested in the relationship between Christianity, Culture and Politics. He worked as a writer and editor at the Centre for the Development of Christian Literature, a department of the African Inland Mission at Rethy in the DRC.

Benjamin has experienced firsthand the atrocities and devastation of war, violence, corruption, poverty, and unemployment in his country as a school principal, Christian writer, radio presenter and caring citizen. He is the author of two books, God, Where are You? and Kimbé, A Story of Suffering, Disillusionment and Hope.

Benjamin was forced into exile in the United States where he is currently exercising a pastoral ministry among African immigrants in the International Christian Assembly in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Email me: benkismarie@yahoo.fr

Nate Kreutter

Board member at large

Nate was born in Bukavu, DR Congo, the son of missionary parents. He and Judd grew up together in Africa as their parents worked together in the same region. He attended Northwestern College where he met his wife. Nate worked for 3M as an Engineer for 32 years where he participated on 3M’s charitable contribution committee. He has served on the board of MRC, a non-profit for refugee resettlement, working with Congolese people in Texas. He also serves as a Red Cross volunteer. Nate & his wife are currently retired and have 3 adult children. In his spare time he enjoys working on several technology solutions for sustainability projects in Africa.

Email me: Nathankreutter @gmail.com

Dave Swanson

Board member at large

David Swanson grew up as the son of a Baptist minister who served rural and small-town churches for over 40 years. Dave was taught from an early age the importance of having a personal relationship with Jesus. Four of his seven siblings have served on mission fields in Argentina, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Sudan, and Austria. He is the nephew of Compassion International’s founder, Everett Swanson. Since receiving a bachelor’s degree from Moorhead State University in 1979, he has worked in the printing industry for over 40 years, primarily as a graphic designer. Some of his past employment has been at Moody Bible Institute, Gopher State Litho, Bible Study Fellowship International, and currently at Carlson Print Group in Eden Prairie, MN.  Some of his design clients include Honeywell, Medtronic, Minnesota Twins Baseball, St. Paul Saints Baseball, Hobey Baker Memorial Award, the Minnesota State High School League, and Chapa Serve. He is married to Shari, and they have four adult children with nine grandchildren. Dave and Shari are active members in their church and Dave has served as an elder, head of prayer ministry, and has also served as a worship leader and musician. They have been close friends to Judd and Sandi Kile for almost 40 years.

Email me: dswands.digital@mac.com


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