Meet the Board

President - Michelle Erford

Michelle is a social worker in Chicago, IL. Michelle has been visiting the children in Guatemala since she was 15 years old and it has truly become her passion to inspire change in the region & help them succeed. She has been involved with Faith Seeds from the very beginning through her close friendship with Gaby.

Vice President - Andrew Schmidt

Andy is an attorney practicing in Chicago, IL. Andy began visiting Guatemala when he was in high school and has been involved with Faith Seeds from the very beginning. His knowledge of the law has helped us navigate all facets of being a new organization and his leadership has been invaluable.

Treasurer - Amanda Styer

Amanda, from Toledo, OH, also began her relationship with the children of Guatemala at a young age. Amanda's duties expand far beyond keeping our books for Faith Seeds. She has been very involved from the beginning of our organization & visits the children in Guatemala several times a year.

Secretary - Katie Hoepfl

Katie is an Engineer in Phoenix, AZ. Katie is a childhood friend of Michelle's & met Gaby in 2013. Her first trip to Guatemala was a life changing experience. Katie quickly realized this organization was making an impact that will shape future generations & that she wanted to be a part of it.

Meet the Staff

Gaby Munoz - Founder, Director

I earned my College Degree in Business in 2007, that meant the door to all my dreams had opened, however God had different plans for me and I am deeply grateful for that. I went on to graduate from Living Water Teaching Bible School and during my last year, I had a vision. I saw myself opening big cages with thick silver bars. As I opened it, there were hundreds of children coming out, I saw myself clothing them, feeding them, hugging them and I heard a voice say “bring the children back to the Father”. So I knew I was called to the children but I didn’t know where or when. A couple months later while I was interpreting for a missions team, we came to the community by the Guatemala City Garbage Dump. Now, we are fighting for the kids there to have a life worthy of a child of God. Its such a beautiful adventure, the garbage dumps, among the bad smell and flies, the dust in the villages, incredible are the places where the love and grace of God have become tangible to me. I would like to thank you and welcome you to this journey of love and faith, a journey where we everyday see prayers answered and dreams come true. 

Judy Monzon, Nutritional Program Director

Judy is working on her degree to become Registered Nurse. She is helping us watch the weight and nutritional progress of our children. 

Carlos Monterroso, Program Administrator

Carlos has been influential in keeping us organized. With over 300 children and nearly a dozen schools, it can be quite chaotic! Carlos truly enjoys being at the service of the children. He says spending time with them has filled his days with joy and makes him feel very useful in their lives. He is currently attending college for Marketing. 

Lily, Program Assistant

"I graduated high school last year and that would have never been possible without the help and love of Faith Seeds. I am deeply grateful to my Heavenly Father that my life has been forever changed because I was given the opportunity to receive an Education. Today, I love being a part of the Faith Seeds team. It is a dream come true to now serve the children of the community I belong to with the same people that helped me."

Rudy, Program Assistant

"I never thought that the people that came to the dump one day and offered me the opportunity to go to school were in reality the answer to my mother’s prayers.  I graduated High School last year thanks to this team and now it is a dream come true to be paying it forward.  I want to help the children the same way someone helped me. I now can dream about going to college one day and eventually starting my career. There’s no way for me to describe how grateful I am."

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