Solid Rock International

Meet Our Staff

Dominican Staff

Bianca Figuereo  – Education Coordinator
Bianca works to bring consistency to the educational ministries of the organization. She maintains communication with administrators at the sponsored schools as appropriate to build relationships and support school needs. She also helps with the Vacation Bible School teams and assists the other ministries. Bianca grew up as a student at both the CCED and Lucille Rupp schools supported by SRI and also holds a nursing license.

Bienvenida Suero – Outreach Coordinator
Bienvenida serves as a key link between SRI, our Dominican partners from ACPSI, and the community. She is responsible for managing special events and projects, and is ready to handle needs requiring quick action as they arise. Bienvenida uses her leadership and problem-solving skills to assist with strategic planning and high-level decisions made together with ACPSI. Bienvenida has a long history with SRI and has been involved in ministry for the majority of her life.

Dr. Odette Canario – CCSI Clinic Director
Dr. Odette Canario is the director of the Christian Clinic of Integral Health in San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic. She attended the SRI-sponsored school CCED in San Juan de la Maguana for grades 5-10 before finishing her studies in Canada. Dr. Canario then completed her higher education in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 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 the planning and execution of Vacation Bible School weeks, 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.

George EditedGeorge Bautista – Barrio Coordinator
George helps prepare for and support the North American barrio clinic medical teams serving in the more rural communities in and around the province of San Juan. His role includes assisting with team preparation in the areas of pharmacy, orientation, supplies organization, and site communication. While onsite with a group, George also helps Dominican providers with team communication, oversees the distribution of donations, and ensures referrals are directed properly for follow-up care.

Glenny Martinez – Barrio Coordinator
Glenny helps bring consistency and support to the North American barrio clinic medical teams serving in the more rural communities in and around the province of San Juan. Her role includes assisting with team preparation in the areas of pharmacy, orientation, and supplies organization. While onsite with a group, Glenny also helps Dominican providers with team communication, oversees the distribution of donations, and ensures referrals are directed properly for follow-up care.

Gregoria, Margo, & Neyse – Guesthouse Keepers
Gregoria, Margo, and Neyse (pictured left to right) play a vital role caring for mission teams while they are onsite staying at the guesthouse and serving in San Juan de la Maguana. Examples of their responsibilities include cleaning and preparing the guest rooms, planning menus and cooking authentic Dominican dishes, offering laundry service for team members, and providing an overall tidy and welcoming environment for those coming to stay and serve in San Juan.

Hector Paniagua – Outreach Coordinator
Hector is responsible for obtaining Public Health and customs approvals for the North American surgical and barrio medical teams. He also works alongside SRI Pastor Enol to facilitate the planning and execution of Vacation Bible School weeks for mission teams. In addition, Hector actively seeks out and helps coordinate other ministry and partnership opportunities in the local community that line up well with SRI’s resources and vision for service.

Missionary Staff

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 North American and Dominican staff.

Katelyn Houser – Guesthouse Host
I first served with SRI in February 2020. It was an incredibly life-changing experience that I knew I had to share with others. After that trip, I began to lead teams to San Juan and have even gotten to volunteer with other teams! Serving in San Juan with the SRI team has been such a joy and has made a profound impact on my faith and relationship with God. I am so excited to be serving the Lord alongside the SRI team as guesthouse host.

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!

Kelsi Smurr – Ministry Support Coordinator
After my first trip in 2019, I knew that Solid Rock International was a special ministry doing important work within the Dominican Republic. That first trip was life changing for me and I have been able to return with my church to the Dominican Republic to serve every January since. I’m very excited to have the opportunity to join the SRI family, while continuing to use my nursing experience to serve the Lord in various roles within the ministry.

North American Office Staff

LoriLori 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 manage the Stateside office to provide oversight and communication on behalf of SRI’s ministries in the Dominican Republic. Before beginning our current roles, we spent two and a half years serving as the guesthouse hosts in San Juan de la Maguana. We feel so blessed to use our experiences and skills in this meaningful work.