God is our strong refuge; he is truly our helper in times of trouble. For this reason we do not fear when the earth shakes, and the mountains tumble into the depths of the sea, Psalm 46:1-2

Pou chèf sanba yo. Se yon chante pitit Kore yo pou yo chante tou dousman. Se Bondye ki tout pwoteksyon nou, se li menm ki tout fòs nou. Li toujou pare pou ban nou sekou lè nou anba tray. Psalm 46:1-2

Team Biographies

Mark Nielsen, MD from Sioux City, Iowa is a specialist in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery (also boarded in general surgery) and a RVT (registered vascular tech). His favorite bible verse is Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." He comes to the team with experience in disaster relief after spending a week working as a Red Cross volunteer in New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina.   He also rides a 1997 H-D Softail Custom.

Mary McCabe, RN - Retired.  Mary and her husband have experience with missions in China and Malawi. While with World Relief in Malawi Mary and her husband spent time serving AIDS victims in many different capacities.


Diane Irish, RN OR 18 yr Childrens Hospital, retired
Husband: John (best guy in the entire world).
4 Children; 5 Grandchildren; 90-year-young mom
Pets: female chocolate lab puppy

Ernie Cababa, MD - Anesthesiologist who recently retired.

Barb Theisen - EMT has been running a local private ambulance company for many years.

Ellen Hanson RN 25 years ER experience - medical missions.  Ellen rides an 1100 V-Star Classic.

Tammy Pagel RN 18 years most of that ER experience - Africa medical mission.  Tammy rides a 650 V-Star Classic.

John Zernia MD - 20 years ER experience - volunteer local heath mission.  Dr. Z rides an old Ducati.

Kim Beres - RN Trauma.  Matt. 6:28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Marc Schulz FEMA/CERT trained with mission experience to the Gulf Coast and Belize.  Marc rides a 2003 H-D Ultra Classic.