• A Recognized Service Organization of The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Ministry In Mission Board Members

Jaclyn Rychel  –  Founder and President

Jackie retired from the Biotech Pharmaceutical Industry after completing fifteen successful years in sales, marketing, management and company development.

In 1992 Mrs. Rychel was one of twenty-five individuals hired to start the commercial sales division of Roberts Pharmaceutical Company.   As the sales team grew she ranked in the top 5% of 120 specialty sales representatives marketing cardiovascular therapies to Key Opinion Leaders in Medical Centers in Ohio, Michigan, and  Pennsylvania.    Recruited to Boehringer Mannheim Pharmaceutical Company in 1996, as a Cardiovascular Consultant, to launch a new Biotech drug, Jackie quickly achieved a ranking of  4th in the nation among 220 representatives.  After a corporate merger in 1997, Jaclyn moved to another Biotech start-up company, Celgene  Corporation. One of twelve selected to begin the commercial operation; Jackie began in sales, and moved through management ultimately working with a team of four to  create the Corporate Account  division, servicing managed care markets, drug wholesalers, retail pharmacies, and the Federal Government accounts.

Within the eight years of service, Jackie’s efforts aided Celgene Corporation to grow from a research and development company carrying great risk, to a NASDAQ 100  company, with a 23.75 billion dollar market cap, employing almost 1300 people worldwide.  Experience at Celgene included territory development, sales, marketing,  management, hiring, and corporate account management.  The final stop before retiring from the pharmaceutical industry was one last start-up opportunity at  Alkermes, Inc.  As a Manager of Market Development, Jackie was able to initiate activity in the Federal Government Healthcare system as well as the Justice and  Recovery arena for Federal and Local Drug Courts.

All of this experience and acquired knowledge provide a platform on which to build Ministry in Mission worldwide.

Mrs. Rychel graduated from Bowling Green State University with a BA in Liberal Studies.   She has been married to her husband Mark for 48 years. They have three children and six grandchildren.

Reach Jackie at

Cell: 440.463.0594

Email: Jackie@ministryinmission.org

Steven J. Repas MD, MBA, MS – Vice President

Steven first got involved with mission work at age 14; consistently serving in Haiti for over 10 years. His involvement with Ministry in Mission began with leading teams of his football and hockey teammates internationally. While at Ohio State, Steven established a Ministry in Mission club which lead several teams of OSU students on mission trips to Haiti. He also assisted his chapter of Beta Theta Pi in supporting Ministry in Mission philanthropically. This concept of a fraternity raising money for humanitarian projects and then sending fellow fraternity brothers to Haiti received the national spotlight, as Steven was honored as the Keynote speaker at the Beta Theta Pi National Convention in 2016. While in medical school, he then transitioned into the role of International Medical Director of Ministry in Mission. In this role, he coordinated and helped acquire medical supply donations, including outfitting the Jacmel Lutheran Home with supplies received from the Med Wish Foundation. 

In 2021, Steven worked with the LCMS to coordinate new mission trip locations to sites including Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Belize and Peru, for both medical and non-medical humanitarians. This experience was foundational to the current expansion of Ministry in Mission, and the creation of “Medicine in Mission.” Steven has now transitioned into the vice president role for Ministry in Mission and serves as the president for Medicine in Mission.

Steven is currently completing his Emergency Medicine Residency at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. After his emergency medicine residency, he plans to complete a second residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine. He graduated from Boonshoft School of Medicine with his Medical Doctorate (MD). In addition to his MD, he also earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Pharmacology & Toxicology (MS) from Wright State University. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology and Neuroscience.

His hobbies include scuba diving, playing classical piano, cooking, outdoor recreation, and spending quality time with his loving fiancé Emma.

Reach Steven at

Cell: 216-714-2171

Email: steven.j.repas@gmail.com


Marti Jacobson – Treasurer


Marti graduated from Capital University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.  She held accounting positions in Real Estate Management and Manufacturing companies.  Her responsibilities included financial reporting & reconciliation, budgeting, financial projections, taxes, managing staff & reviewing their work.  When Flexalloy, Inc. (a manufacturing/distribution company) decided to implement an enterprise-wide software system Marti joined the team to evaluate various systems to determine which system to implement.  Once the system was chosen, Marti was the accounting subject matter expert which designed how the system would work, develop the report format, convert the data from the old system into the new system, developed training documentation, and training end-users.  In 1998, after the implementation was complete Marti joined Deloitte Consulting first as a senior consultant and then was promoted to manager.  At Deloitte Marti helped various companies implement enterprise software systems, planned the projects, maintained the timeline, trained clients, and reviewed Deloitte employees until 2004 when she focused on home life.

Marti and her husband Kirk have been married for 13 years.  They enjoy being able to spend time with each other.  Marti has been active in the churches of which she has been a member.  Most recently at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Marti has become involved with the Community Lunches, Education Committee, playing handbells, and Women’s League 

  Reach Marti at:

Cell: 216-308-2353

Email: Mj6273@hotmail.com


Junior Laurent – Executive Field Director

Junior Laurent, known, by his nickname Vlad.

Vlad serves as a V.I.P Security for Societé Nationale de Securité (SNS). He is also President of the youth group of Universal Grace Ministries in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Junior and his wife Franztcia ) recently have been involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Haiti since 2011. Junior has used his talent to reach thousands of kids in Haiti through the fellowship of Christian Athletes program, with a concentration on mission work in Haiti.

Junior has been associated with Ministry In Mission since 2018. He helped organize a youth soccer clinic in Jacmel Haiti, for Ministry In Mission. He has been indispensable ever since, providing security, translation, guidance, moving residents into the Jacmel Lutheran home, and countless other tasks for the Ministry

Reach Junior at

US Cell: 631-824-7090   Haiti cell: 011-509-3654

Email: vladimyrfca@gmail.com


Lee Stone  – Chairman Fundraising


Lee taught Elementary through Junior High School for twenty-three years while raising a family. In the mid-1970’s Lee and husband Ed adopted two “hard to place”  children to add to their existing family.  In addition to the family, Lee managed the financials and breeding of Dan-Dee Labradors. Thirty-five years of breeding and showing these outstanding dogs produced nine National Hunting Champions and three Show Champions.

Lee’s second career spanning ten years involved local government.  An assistant to the secretary of the Mayor of Mayfield Village, OH, Lee organized and facilitated programs and activities that were promoted throughout the year.

As an activist, Lee has been awarded the Key to the City of Maple Heights, OH, for initiating a program to collect toy weapons from children in an effort to discourage violence.  She also instituted the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) in her school system.

After retiring she began doing volunteer work which included dog therapy at a nursing home, work with animals and kitchen organizer at an animal protective shelter.  She volunteers for  Womensafe, an organization for families at risk for domestic violence.   Lee is very active in many aspects of fundraising and outreach at St. Mark  Lutheran Church in Chesterland, OH.

Involvement with the Caribbean Children’s Foundation lead her to initiate school sponsorships for the Grace School in Pt Est on Ile-a-Vache, Haiti. As she became more involved in supporting Haiti she joined the Ministry in Mission board as Fundraising Chair.  Lee has been integral in successfully raising thousands of dollars for projects in Haiti and at home.

An ardent traveler and driven by her interest in World History, Lee has visited all Continents but Antarctica.

Lee has been married to husband Ed.  They have four children, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Reach Lee at

Cell: 440-668-7985

Email: leestone999@gmail.com


Rev. Tony Boos – Pastoral Counselor

Antonio (Tony) Boos was born in the Philippines and lived there until he was 4 ½ years old.  He and his parents moved to the US permanently in 1971 and settled into life in St. Louis. He was raised in the Roman Catholic church, attending St. John the Baptist grade school and high school and then receiving a bachelor’s degree from Parks College (of St. Louis University).

Tony met his wife, Jennifer, working together in a St. Louis grocery store and they married in 1993.  After college, Tony worked at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport for 10 years until God called him into full-time ministry. 

He holds a Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (2002). The Boos family has six children: Lauren, 24; Brandon, 23; Ryan, 20; Kristin, 19; Erin, 17; and Nathan, 16.  Pastor Tony and his family were missionaries to Bosnian Muslim refugees in St. Louis for 6 years.  He has been the outreach pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Troy since November of 2006.  The church is in a suburb of Detroit with a rich harvest field of over 70 ethnic groups in nits community

He has established an Arabic Bible Study group based predominantly from refugees fleeing from Iraq.  He has just started to partner with Rev. Abjar Bahkou, an ordained LCMS pastor in Hurst, TX, to do an Arabic Bible Study via Skype every week.  He has also established several sports ministries with young adults involving soccer and providing guided spiritual conversations with unchurched and unbelieving people.  He also works locally with Christians from Bangladesh to reach out to Hindu and Muslim Bengalis and partners with Christians in Bangladesh to establish a Lutheran presence in that country.

Pastor Tony holds a United States Soccer Federation National “D” license and has coached for 20 plus years.  Currently, he is the director for a development academy in Rochester, MI in addition to helping a men’s semi-pro team.  He enjoys bringing Jesus into every relationship both on and off the soccer field as he also plays futsal weekly and in leagues in the community.

Reach Rev. Tony Boos at his office 248-689-4664

 e-mail: tboos@faithtroy.org 

visit the church’s website:  http://www.faithtroy.org.


Pat Harris – Secretary and Director of Community Outreach

Pat earned an undergrad degree at Purdue University and began her varied career in air freight, and moved to British Petroleum (BP) where she was involved in oil tanker operations and performance monitoring of the ships. It was at BP that she met and married her husband Robert and completed her John Carroll University MBA. She established her own contracting business, working with BP on an Alaska Tax Litigation case, which was the path to working on tax audits for Coopers & Lybrand/PwC in Cleveland on their BP engagement until that ended in 1999.

Pat took a position at Hiram College as the Director of Business Services in the Development office, and moved to John Carroll University where she was promoted to Executive Director of Advancement Services. Responsibilities at both schools included managing a sizable database, and staff, that was tasked with processing gifts.

From 2013-2017, Pat served as a volunteer on the Board of Trustees for the Cleveland Association of Phi Beta Kappa as treasurer. She used their donor management software to create and distribute a periodic e-newsletter to promote engagement. 


After some twenty-four years in corporate, and nearly nineteen in higher education, Pat retired in 2019. She looks forward to reinstating a quarterly e-newsletter for Ministry in Mission. In her spare time, Pat also enjoys volunteering at the local animal rescue and as an usher in the Cleveland theater district, visiting three teenage granddaughters, traveling, and keeping up with friends and family.

Reach Pat at:

Cellphone: 440-785-8664

Email: harrpatrob@gmail.com

Mark Rychel – Trustee


Mark is the owner of Mark Rychel Photographers, a portrait and event photo studio located in Chesterland, Ohio.  He also serves as Outreach Chairman, Member of the Board of Elders, and Web and Social Media Coordinator for St. Mark Lutheran Church in Chesterland Ohio.

Mark along with his spouse Jackie (President of Ministry In Mission) has been involved in missionary work internationally in Haiti, Latvia and locally in the Cleveland Metropolitan Area.

Mark has used his photographic talent to photograph thousands of images, worldwide, with a concentration on mission work in Haiti. His photographs have been published by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and Lutheran Church Charities.

Reach Mark at

Cell: 440-668-4650

Email: mark@rychel.com





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