Your congregation plays a key role in inspiring hope in people living in poverty. We want to walk with you to develop your church's heart for the poor. Meet Food for the Hungry's (FH) experienced church engagement staff – a group of people dedicated to providing support for your church's international ministry.

Our staff gives you and your congregation individual attention to develop and experience international relationships with community leaders and members. Learn more about our exceptional staff that can help your church to take part of ending poverty worlwide. You can also contact us at or fill out the inquiry form for more information.

Juan Pablo Belmonte

Church Representative, Bolivia and Peru

Belmonte has worked with church partnerships and short-term teams at FH for six years. He believes deeply in FH's vision, mission and values, seeking to live them out in every area of his life. As an experienced speaker, Belmonte can help motivate your church to minister overseas. He lives in La Paz, Bolivia, with his wife and four children. Contact Juan Pablo Belmonte by email.


Heidi Heinrich

Church Representative, Asia, Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Heinrich is well-traveled with great insight into Asian and Haitian cultures. She offers you and your congregation coaching and support to get the most out of your overseas relationships. She is the lead advocate for FH's Women of Action and supports efforts to help educate women living in poverty. For stories of her travels to the field, please visit her blog. Living in Phoenix, Heidi enjoys her two children, who also work in helping the poor. Contact Heidi Heinrich by calling 1-800-248-6437 x 1194 or by email.


Ryan Horn

Church Representative, Latin America and Africa

Horn has served with FH since 2006. Traveling extensively to FH fields for development and emergency response work, Horn served in Haiti during the 2010 earthquake. He also traveled with Christian music artists from FH Artists Program to raise awareness of child sponsorship. He offers your church extensive knowledge of FH's programs and ways to best motivate your congregation in participating to transform the lives of the poor. Horn, his wife and two sons live in a Phoenix suburb. You can contact Ryan Horn by calling 480-609-7773 or by email.


David Evans

Ministry Partner Liaison

David Evans, a former business owner, moved to Guatemala and then the Dominican Republic to work with FH. He spent four years doing FH's field work. He offers your church great expertise in serving as a liaison between cultures and understanding FH's work in communities. He now serves as ministry partner liaison. He cites his seven children as his inspiration. David lives with his family in Rome, Ga. Contact David Evans by calling 706-767-3475 or by email.


Brittani Curtis

Teams Manager

Curtis coordinates short-term team travel to the field year-round, ensuring that every church partner has a transformational experience. She is passionate about seeing people around the world fulfill their God-given potential. Highly organized and experienced, Curtis offers your congregation individual attention and support to answer questions on every point of their travel experience. Curtis is married and lives in Phoenix. When your church is ready to visit your partner community, your FH church representative will put you in touch with Curtis to organize your mission trip.


Wendy McMahan

Director of Church Engagement

In 2002, Wendy began working with FH in Peru. Serving in an impoverished Peruvian community, she discovered the importance and how effective church partnerships were in solving poverty. She believes that the keys to releasing communities from poverty are found in Scripture. She offers unique insight into how your church and your chosen overseas community can be transformed through relationships. Read more about Wendy's experiences in her blog. Living in southern California, Wendy's favorite pastime is gardening with her two daughters. Contact Wendy by calling 1-800-248-6437 x 1206 or by email.