Seth Barnes, Executive Director

Raised in a Christian home, Seth’s parents encouraged his involvement with missions at an early age. He went to Guatemala for two months as a junior in high school and the Andes Mountains of Peru the following year, where his passion for missions continued to grow. In 1976, he enrolled at Wheaton College near Chicago, Illinois. As a senior, he worked in a Cambodian refugee camp where many fled to because of the oppression of the Khmer Rouge.

Soon after graduation, Seth married Karen and they moved directly to Indonesia, where Seth worked in economic development, helping the poorest of the poor. In 1981, they moved to the Dominican Republic where he did similar work. Seth then attended the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and graduated with an MBA two years later.

Upon graduating, Seth was faced with a choice between two divergent paths: a secure life in corporate America that would support Karen and their kids, or a life of risk, starting a missions agency with a friend. Seth chose to obey God and helped successfully start a ministry. Two years later, in 1989, God planted a new seed in his heart: Seth obeyed and launched what is now Adventures in Missions.

Within a year, he was leading hundreds of people overseas on short-term mission trips. Today, that number has grown to thousands. AIM has taken over 100,000 people into the mission field and now has full-time ministry bases all over the world. Seth currently lives with Karen and two of their five children in Gainesville, Georgia.

Clint Bokelman, Director of Long-Term Missions

After growing up in a Christian household and attending Bible school, Clint became a full-time youth minister at a church near Omaha, Nebraska. In 1995, his burden for the lost deepened on an Adventures mission trip to Tampico, Mexico. Two years later, he joined the organization, as part of a traveling mobilization team. He now oversees the new Long Term Missions initiative at Adventures.

Clint lives in Gainesville, Georgia with his wife Amie and their three kids: Sydney, Caden and Olivia.

Bob Mudd, Chief Financial Officer

Robert Mudd is the CFO and Director of Operations at Adventures in Missions. Mr. Mudd has over 20 years of business and ministry management experience and has served in a number of executive roles, ranging from COO, CFO and CEO. His first 15 years were spent in the technology and telecommunications industry where he was President of Correctional Billing Services, Executive Vice President of Operations at Securus Technologies, COO of Evercom Systems and COO of TDM, Inc. He holds five patents in the technology and telecommunications industry and led business units with over $300 million in full P&L responsibility. Most recently, he was the CEO of Bourbon Brothers Holding Company and prior was the COO of international orphan ministry Children’s HopeChest. He has a bachelor’s degree in Education and from the University of Louisville.

Robert and his wife Julie have six children and have a passion to care for orphans and love to be outdoors with the family.

Mike Price, Chief Technical Officer

Mike embarked on his first mission trip with Adventures in Missions in 1995, where he went to Mexico and served alongside Seth in the slums of Matamoros. Five years later, he came on staff to create the web sites and software needed to help mobilize others onto the missions field.

Mike lives in Powder Springs with his wife Amy, along with his daughters Hannah and Ansley.

 

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