Jack Karnes, Chairman

In 2010, Jack traveled with Tiffany and Bryon Applegate to James Project of Latin America, in Monjas, Guatemala. He had no idea how much this trip would change his life. God broke his heart for the widows and orphans of Guatemala. The trip ignited a passion and a vision for the Applegate's that led them to start 1:27 Missions Project. In doing so, they asked Jack to join them in making ministry a reality. Since then Jack has served on seven mission trips to JPLA in Guatemala.

Jack has worked for RiceSelect for over 25 years, and he currently travels the US and Canada as their Business Development Director. He lives in Nixa, MO with his wife, Sandy, and together they have five children.

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Kevin Burgess, Treasurer

Kevin and his wife, live near Akron, Ohio and have 4 children. Kevin has 30 years of accounting/auditing experience and is currently the Executive Director, Internal Audit with FirstEnergy Corp. in Akron, Ohio.

Kevin's first trip to James Project of Latin America (JPLA) was in 2014 with his daughter, where he fell in love with the children and the mission of JPLA. He has been an active ambassador of JPLA in the Ohio area and will be soon leading a team to JPLA for his eighth trip.

He joined the board of 1:27 Missions Project in 2017 and also serves as Treasurer. He enjoys sharing his financial and leadership experience on the 1:27 Missions Project board because he has seen first-hand the eternal significance of this ministry.

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Rosanne Killion

Roseanne's daugher, Mollie, served at James Project of Latin America, first as a nurse intern and later as a nurse. Roseanne and her husband, Kurt, visited while Mollie was at JPLA and found out how special this place is - the organization supporting the orphanage, the Guatemalan house parents, the town of Monjas, and especially the heart of the Applegates. And even more especially, the kids! Roseanne joyfully desires to be a part of helping orphans and widows through the 1:27 Missions Project organization. Roseanne teaches mathematics at Ozarks Technical Community College.
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Bob Durkop

Bob has served on the 127 Missions board since January 2011.  He got involved in the organization after participating in a short term mission trip to Guatemala.  While there, Bob heard the call from God to devote his time to mission work both locally and abroad.  Bob is a retired fighter pilot and financial advisor, and lives in Republic, Missouri with his wife Holly and daughter Lexi.
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Robyn Horton

Robyn went on her first mission trip to JPLA in 2011 with her daughter, and fell in love with the children and the ministry.  She returned with her son in 2014, and fell in love with the country as well.  After much prayer she decided to join the Board to continue to serve the James Project and make this mission work a part of everyday life.  Robyn is married to Christiaan Horton and has three children at New Covenant Academy. She works as an attorney for Legal Services of Southern Missouri and a fitness instructor for Springfield South Jazzercise.  She attends James River Church in Ozark.


Lisa Phillips

When visisting the James Project of Latin America in 2014, it was an eye-opening experienc that increased Lisa's passion for supporting needs of women and children beyond the borders of home. Visiting the JPLA school and educational opportunities, the love of the Guatemalan house parents, the heart of the Applegate's and their desire to minister to the oprhans and widows of Guatemala, all led Lisa to become more involved with 1:27 Missions Project.

Lisa recently retired from 25 years of being an educator and school counselor serving children grades K-6. She lives in Ozark, Missouri with her husband Ralph. They have four children and six grandchildren.