DCH Staff

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JD King President & CEO [email protected]

Debbie Klahn Senior Field Director & Prayer Ministry Coordinator [email protected]


Katie Rivera Promotions & Public Relations [email protected]

Katie lives with her family in Eagle CO. Her professional background is in Special Education and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education. In 2019, Katie and her husband Jacob adopted a little boy from Bogota Colombia. When they discovered that he was deaf AFTER the adoption, nobody had any doubt there was divine planning at play. Their journey led them to seek answers about why his hearing loss had been overlooked for so long and those questions led them to Deaf Child Hope. Katie left her teaching job to be fully committed to DCH and to do that she has been raising her own support for two years to be on staff. Doing promotions work for the organization, she says it was as if the job was made for her. 


Ginger Stanfill Child Sponsorship Coordinator & Mission Trip Admin [email protected]

Ginger Stanfill was born and raised in Gadsden, AL.  By the time she graduated from high school, she knew she wanted to become a teacher in special education.  Because she had several surgeries to repair her eardrums as a child she felt fortunate to only have a mild hearing loss. That led her to want to teach children that did have hearing impairments.

In 1994 she graduated from Jacksonville State University in AL with a B.S degree in Special Education for the Hearing Impaired. She moved to Jackson, TN that same year to teach at West Tennessee School for the Deaf.  She also received an M.S. degree in Instruction, Curriculum, and Leadership from the University of Memphis in 2000.

Ginger lives in Lexington, TN with her husband of 16 years, Frankie and Ginger have two sons, Casey,  and Keith.

Leah Morgera Office Manager [email protected]

Leah Morgera is the DCH Office Manager.  She is originally from Colorado but moved to Nebraska during the hot summer of 2011.  Leah comes from an extensive background in deaf culture, she has a family member who is deaf and her parents help to start a church for the deaf in Colorado Springs. Leah continues to be involved with activities for the deaf and is currently an educational interpreter.  Dave, her husband, and Leah have two boys, Joshua, and Jackson. 


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Cheri Beckenhauer Correspondence Coordinator [email protected]

Cheri lives in Papillion, NE with her husband Jerry. Cheri and her husband are now retired from owning a funeral home in Western Nebraska. Her large family, with many active grandchildren, keep her busy.

Heidi Bolkema Projects & Admin Assistant [email protected]

Heidi is an education interpreter in the local public schools and lives in Papillion, NE.

Ginny Patton Promotions & Presentations [email protected]

Ginny Patton serves alongside her husband James, who is a Deaf pastor at Faith Christian Community in Anchorage, Alaska.  Their Hands of Faith Deaf ministry works to reach the unsaved and unreached Deaf, bringing salt and light to the lost and dying world.  Ginny is very active within the community, leading Bible studies and local Deaf community events. Ginny has a passion for Deaf children, having over 25 years of educational interpreting experience.  She enjoys staying active, playing tennis, and hiking, but her greatest pleasure is spending time with her children and four grandchildren.  

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Michelle Sharick Mission Trip Coordinator [email protected]

Michelle lives with her husband in Indiana. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.


David & Ruth Ann Bradshaw Presentations & Donor Relations [email protected]

David and Ruth Ann live in Council Bluffs, IA.