Meet Our Staff
The Solid Rock International staff is a group of committed individuals with wide-ranging talents and skills focused on serving the poor in the Dominican Republic. As a staff, we are passionate about our work in this life-changing ministry and would like to thank you for your continued support!
Dominican National Staff
Bienvenida Suero – Medical Team Coordinator
Bienvenida is a key link between the Christian Clinic for Integrated Health (CCSI) and the North American medical mission teams. She keeps the work week running smoothly for SRI volunteers by preparing for the teams and ensuring sound communication throughout the week. Bienvenida also is responsible for promoting the schedule of visiting North American surgeons within the community, advertising for the clinic, and setting the outpatient barrio clinic locations, and advertising for the clinic.
Dr. Odette Canario – CCSI Clinic Director
Dr. Odette Canario directs the Christian Clinic of Integrated Health, located just next to the guesthouse in San Juan de la Maguana, DR. She attended the SRI-sponsored school CCED for grades 5-10 before finishing her studies in Canada. Dr. Canario then completed her higher education in Santo Domingo, DR and has returned to San Juan, sharing that she feels a responsibility to care for “her people” using her God-given talents.
Enol Yeon – SRI Pastor
Enol uses his gifts and skills as a pastor in a variety of ways by supporting the mission teams, staff, and SRI ministries as a whole. He accompanies the medical teams to the barrio clinics to share God’s word, assists in planning and execution of the VBS teams, and provides spiritual teaching and guidance for the staff. Enol plays an important and vital role in SRI’s mission to transform the body, mind, and soul of the poor and is a great asset for SRI ministries.
Euclides Montero – Construction Coordinator
Euclides has been SRI’s Construction Coordinator since November 2018. He has worked as a ministry assistant with Solid Rock since 2011. He serves as the link between SRI construction projects and the North American construction teams and will orient, guide, and support your construction team during their stay in San Juan. Euclides is a hard worker and will help you best utilize your team’s talents and skills to serve the people of the San Juan region.
Frank Beltre – REVOLUTION Financial Manager
My wife, Juanita and I have been involved with SRI for many years and in many roles including: as administrator in the CCSI, working in the guesthouse, and serving on the SRI Board. My family returned to our beloved country to help with the transformation of CCSI to continue serving the poor as the REVOLUTION Financial Manager. It has been a great blessing and opportunity that God has given to us through SRI to be an instrument of His grace and to establish His kingdom in the DR.
George Bautista – Surgical Coordinator
George directs, assists, and helps lead the North American surgical and medical teams by preparing the clinic and pharmacy in advance of and orienting the volunteers upon arrival. He also assists the clinic staff with acquiring patient lists of surgical candidates, patient follow-up, and maintaining standards and protocols of patient care and Public Health regulation. George enjoys praying with our surgical patients and is committed to serving the mission of SRI.
Hector Paniagua – Outreach Coordinator
Hector works to obtain Public Health and Customs approvals for the North American surgical and medical teams. He also works with the SRI Pastor to facilitate planning and execution of the Vacation Bible School teams as well as other ministry opportunities in the community. Hector is a talented leader and valuable guide for those visiting the guesthouse looking to be effective in their ministry. We are positive that it won’t take you long to fall in love with Hector and see the great need for his work with SRI.
Margo & Gregoria – Guesthouse Keepers
Gregoria and Margo clean and ready the guest rooms, prepare authentic Dominican meals, and help keep things tidy around the Guesthouse for our incoming teams. The ladies have been a picture of kindness and hard work to our missionaries and teams for the many years they have worked with us. We would not be able to effectively serve our teams without them! God has been gracious to us through them and we pray that they would be with us for many years to come!
Otoniel Suero Escalante – Education Coordinator
Otoniel works to bring consistency to the educational ministries of the organization. He maintains communication with the sponsor school administrators as appropriate to build relationships and support school needs. He also helps with the vacation bible school teams and assists the other ministries. Otoniel loves to serve both God and people and always does it with a smile. He’s passionate about working with kids and grateful to be a part of the SRI family.
Jason & Nicole Hoover – Operations Support / Child Nutrition Program Coordinator
We originally accepted God’s call to serve in San Juan in 2016 with our children, Ethan and Miriam. We feel blessed to now be part of the team. As CNP Coordinator, I (Nicole) have the opportunity to use my organizational and patient care skills in a brand new way. As OS Coordinator, I (Jason) get to use my knowledge in construction and maintenance to assist teams and projects throughout SRI ministries.
Jeff & Kamanda Bucher – In-Country Directors
We’re the Buchers and are currently serving as In-Country Directors. We’ve been serving full time with SRI since 2013. Our purpose is to oversee in-country operations, support SRI ministries, and carry out the vision of SRI. Some responsibilities include preparing team leaders prior to arrival, managing logistics of their trips, greeting and sending off teams in Santo Domingo, updating social media, and overseeing and supporting American and Dominican staff.
Sarah Heinz – Medical Coordinator
My very first mission trip was to the Dominican Republic with SRI and I am so excited to now be a part of this incredible organization. As Medical Coordinator, I am able to make the most of my nursing education and organizational and communication skills. Helping people is my greatest passion and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve in the Dominican Republic alongside others who feel the same. I’m excited for what God has in store for us!
Tyler Cox – Guesthouse Host
I spent many of my adolescent years visiting San Juan on volunteer teams. I am thankful to now be serving full-time as the Guesthouse Host. I am most excited to give those who serve with us a wonderful home away from home experience. I also look forward to watching what God has planned with each new group that arrives. God is doing so many positive things through SRI and I am really excited to be a permanent part of this amazing organization!
North American Office Staff
Lori Frey – Administrative Assistant
I work as Administrative Assistant, part-time out of my home in Ohio. I’m thrilled to be able to use my skills in accounting to assist the rest of the SRI team. I am so excited each month to see the teams traveling to the DR to serve and give of their time, skills, and resources to support the Dominican people. God is doing a lot of amazing things through SRI and I’m so glad I can be a small part of keeping some of the many details straight.
Joe & Shannon Zimmerman – Executive Director / Director of Development
We work on the administrative side of SRI in the Indianapolis office, overseeing the various programs and ministries in the Dominican Republic. The work of SRI is very close to our hearts as we spent two and a half years serving as the Guesthouse Administrators in San Juan de la Maguana before taking our current jobs. We feel absolutely blessed to be serving our Dominican friends in this challenging and rewarding position.