Faculty and Staff



Phil was one of the first graduates of the HEART program in 1984 after volunteering since its inception in 1980. Phil served in Haiti for 21 years with his beautiful wife, Lonnie. His resume includes founding the House of Blessings Home for Children, multiple community development projects working alongside U.S. AID, Samaritan’s Purse, Church of God Global MissIons, M.E.D.A., World Vision and others. Phil completed his Masters Degree in Intercultural Studies at Anderson University School of Theology in 2013. After serving as the Associate Director of HEART for two years, Phil became the Executive Director in 2010.
Public Relations/Marketing Coordinator

Shelby Davis

Shelby is an Indiana native. Shelby and her husband Tj attended the Heart program in the fall of 2020. Shortly after graduation, she joined as a staff member in the Spring of 2021. Shelby has experience in multiple areas, such as the medical field, child care and operating her own small photography business. The common factor is her love for connecting and helping people of all backgrounds. She believes in the importance of learning and teaching others to be self sustainable.

JC Barrios

JC is originally from California but spent much of his life in Guatemala. He is a graduate of Latin American Bible Institute and CCM (a missionary training program based in La Puente, California). He first came as a student in the fall semester of 2016 and then joined the HEART staff in 2018 as the animal manager. JC has a love for all living things and his passion is to share the Gospel though animal husbandry education.


Josh Jamison

Josh is a 2010 graduate of the HEART program and was a Garden Intern in 2011. He graduated from Warner University in 2013 with a degree in Biblical Studies. He’s traveled to Haiti on multiple occasions for short term mission trips. Josh likes working at HEART because it provides him an opportunity to get to know new and diverse people and a place to explore his passion for all things that grow.