Meet Our Team

Megan Augustine

Megan Augustine is a first year Master of Divinity student at Duke Divinity School from Pittsburgh, PA.  She graduated from Allegheny College in 2008, where she studied French & Political Science.  Megan is a certified candidate for ordained ministry on the elder track in the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.  In Haiti, Megan is excited to use her foreign language skills in ministry in a Francophone country.

Colleen Bookter

Colleen Bookter is a first year Master of Divinity student at Duke Divinity School from Shreveport, LA.  She is a 2008 graduate of Rhodes College, where she studied History & Women’s Studies.  Colleen is a certified candidate for ordained ministry on the elder track in the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Colleen is excited about the Haiti mission trip, because she is eager to work with women in third world countries and practice ministry of presence in Haiti.

Robert Flowers

Robert Flowers is a first year Master of Divinity student at Duke Divinity School from Columbus, GA.  Robert is a 2010 graduate of Davidson College, where he studied religion.  Robert is excited to go to Haiti because he expects to catch a clearer glimpse of what it means to be poor in spirit. Could any other experience be more edifying for a first year divinity school student?

Jason Villegas

Jason Villegas is a first year Master of Divinity student at Duke Divinity School and a youth pastor at Creedmore United Methodist Church.  Jason graduated from Chowan University in 2010 and is originally from Clinton, NC.  Jason is excited about the Haiti mission trip because he is able to combine his love of Jesus, meeting new people, and service.

Kristen Draughn

Kristen Draughn is an IT editor in Raleigh, NC, and calls High Point, NC home.  A graduate of NC State for both her undergraduate and master’s degrees, Kristen is excited about going to Haiti because she will be immersed in another culture and have the opportunity and privilege to build relationships with the Haitian people. She hopes to make an impact on their lives because she knows without a doubt they will impact her life.

Christopher Hogin

Christopher Hogin is a first year Master of Divinity student from Knoxville, TN.  In his former life, Christopher worked as a litigation attorney in Washington D.C.  Christopher received his undergraduate and juris doctor degrees from the University of Tennessee and is currently on the ordination track in the Episcopal Church.  Christopher is grateful for the opportunity to participate in this experience, and believes the people of Haiti will teach him a great deal about the meaning of Christianity. He also would like to say hello to his two nephews, Hogin and Bennett,  in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Chuck Manning

Chuck Manning is a retired veterinarian and a father of two adult children, a teenager, and five grandkids.  Chuck lives in Washington, NC and loves outdoor activities, gardening, gold, water sports, traveling, and cooking.  Chuck’s wife is a professor of psychology at East Carolina University and he practiced veterinary medicine for 32 years.  Chuck has completed volunteer trips to Africa and Nicaragua and is looking forward to adding Haiti to his experiences.

Cullen McKenney

Cullen McKenney is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Duke Divinity School and is originally from Atlanta, GA.  He is looking forward to the trip to Haiti as a unique opportunity to be surprised by joy.  Cullen also looking forward to the many ways we will be challenged to practice ministries of presence alongside our brothers and sisters in Christ.  How might the broken body of Christ provide a witness to the gospel for those members of the body who are not

Pamela McKenney

currently experiencing such brokenness?  He is very much looking forward to meeting new friends in this place.

Pamela McKenney is an art an cooking teacher at Durham Academy and is originally from Atlanta, GA.  She is a graduate of the University of Georgia where she majored in art and played soccer.  Pamela is excited about having the opportunity to learn and listen to her brothers and sisters of Christ she will meet in Haiti.

Aly Stanley

Aly Stanley is a junior at UNC Chapel Hill from Raleigh, NC.

She is double majoring in International Studies and French.  She is excited for our trip to Haiti because she loves Haiti and can’t wait to practice her Creole!

Alexandra Lowrie

Alexandra Lowrie is a junior in her undergraduate career at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is double-majoring in Political Science and Latin American Studies with a minor in Anthropology.  She is thrilled to have the opportunity to travel to Haiti as part of the group at Duke Divinity School.  While it’s true the nerd in Alexandra is excited to go to Haiti because of my academic backgrounds, she is most looking forward to being able to minister to those in need as a disciple of Christ.

Lisa Yebuah is one of the valiant leaders for

Rev. Lisa Yebuah

the Haiti Mission Team.  She received her undergraduate degree from Wofford College and her Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School.  Lisa has traveled to Haiti multiple times and is our expert-in-residence for Haitian Creole.  Lisa works as the associate pastor at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Rev. Sally Bates

Sally Bates is the chaplain at Duke Divinity School and is one of our awesome team leaders.  Originally from New Jersey, Sally has served as Duke Divinity’s chaplain since 2002.  She has traveled to Haiti multiple times and is excited to return in 2011!

Miriam Sauls, our final team leader, works at Duke in the Theater Studies Department. She also is a writer and documentary filmmaker and LOVES to travel. That’s what

Miriam Sauls

got her to Haiti the first time and after love at first sight, she has been back many times since. She has a husband who plays drums in a rock and roll band and a daughter in law school at UNC and a son who is an undergrad at Barton College.


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6 Responses to Meet Our Team

  1. Patrycja Hoffmann says:

    Dear All,
    As good friends of Christopher Hogin, we would like to wish him and his colleagues a safe trip and a one of a kind enriching adventure in Haiti. Thinking of you Hoge! Luv, Trish, Jeff, Jakub and Kaja

  2. Jan Bookter says:

    God bless you all! I know this will be an awesome experience.

  3. J. Patrick Hogin says:

    +++
    God’s Peace be with you all 🙂

  4. Allison Hogin Cruze says:

    We are so proud of each and every one of you (especially you CaCa!)- What an amazing experience. Our prayers are with you each and every day and cant wait to hear all about Haiti, or as Hogin & Bennett say, “Hayden”! Much love to you Christopher from your family!

  5. hogincruze says:

    Hello from Knoxville Tennessee! We are so proud of you all (especially you CaCa!)- What an awesome experience! We cant wait to hear all about Haiti, or as Hogin and Bennett say, “Hayden”! Our love and prayers to all of you, The Hogin/Cruze family

  6. Vera Krokonko says:

    God bless you and your team members on bringing the presence of the Lord in such a wonderful way to the poorest of the poor in Haiti who have been suffering so much even from the natural disasters that hit. You are in my prayers for the success of your mission. May all of you feel the warmth of God’s loving embrace as you share His love with others. And may you return home safely after a most rewarding spiritual experience to share it with the people at home.
    “Doc”

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