Meet Our Team

Our Founder and President, Reverend Wendell Mettey,  grew up in the inner-city of Cincinnati, OH. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in economics, Wendell spent several years as a social worker for Hamilton County, Ohio.  He then felt called to be a pastor and obtained a master’s degree in divinity. Rev. Mettey served as Pastor for several churches in the Cincinnati area.

In 1990, Rev. Mettey visited war-torn Nicaragua. Despite his extensive experience with the poor in his hometown, he was shocked to see the devastation and extreme poverty in Nicaragua. He felt led by God to leave his pastorate and start Matthew 25: Ministries in 1991. Under Reverend Mettey’s tremendous leadership, the ministry has grown from a small suitcase ministry to an international humanitarian and disaster relief organization helping more than 20 million people each year.


Board of Directors and Staff

Board Of Directors

Michelle Goret

Michael Staudinger, M.D.

Michael Brandy Jr.


Linda Gill, CPA


Jim Russell

Jenna McHugh

Harry Yeaggy

Glenn Grismere

Eric Niemeyer, M.D.

Douglas W. Thomson, Esq.


Don Heithaus

Clare Iery

Senior Management

Tim Mettey


Sally Phelps

Human Resources Manager

Reverend Wendell Mettey

Founder and President

Patty Dilg

Director of Operations

Mark Creamer

IT Operations Manager

Lauren Fogle

Creative Director

Karen Otto

Vice President

Joodi Archer

Development & Media Director, Public Relations

Butch Elfers


Ben Williams

Disaster Relief Coordinator

Barbie Merritt

Corporate Communications Manager

AJ Shapiro