SAM & ERIN OGINSKY
Founders & Directors
After traveling to Cambodia for the first time in 2013, Sam & Erin felt compelled to continue working with this beautiful country. God led them to start Mission 25 in 2017. Sam has been working in design and marketing for over 20 years and is the owner of Detroit Custom Drum Company. Prior to starting Mission 25, Erin worked for an anti-human trafficking non-profit for 4 years and has owned EJO Photography for 10. In February of 2019, Erin came on as the first US Mission 25 staff member. Together Sam & Erin have 3 children.
Nathan Hlavin is the Vice President of Strategic Development. He directs large accounts, runs various strategy and planning activities, and leads Innovation programs across the enterprise.
He has over 16 years of executive experience with various roles including HR, Global Account Director, Director of Delivery, Sales leadership. Nathan served a member of corporates Executive Leadership Teams, assisting in setting governance policy and major decisions across the enterprise. Additionally, he served as Country Manager for UK Operations. He sits on several non-profit organizations and is a member of the Board of Regents for North Central University and has held positions with St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
He resides in the Detroit Metro area his remarkable wife and their five kids.
PHIL & EMILY SMITH
Phil and Emily Smith have been part of Mission 25 since the creation of it in 2017. Both have travelled to Cambodia and have a heart for that country and the people there. Phil is as a full time worship director and runs a school of worship. He has spent years traveling playing music and in the last 10 has focused solely on worship and teaching and mentoring in worship and leadership. Teaching worship / leadership conferences in Germany and Cambodia.
Emily is a graphic designer and serves along side of Phil in the worship ministry. She has a heart to mentor and see people of all ages find their gifts and empower them in using their gifts for Gods kingdom.
They have three kids and reside in Michigan.
Sarah worked in the corporate sector as an executive administrator for many years before becoming a full-time missionary with Abigayle Ministries. After traveling to Cambodia, Sarah became a passionate advocate for Mission 25 and currently sits on our board of directors. She also volunteers her time, assisting in the growth of M25!
Bora & Lisa Nao
Bora Nao started his ministry journey in 2002 as youth pastor at one of the
largest churches in Phnom Penh. God led Bora to plant a church and from
2007 to 2017, and he and his wife Lisa led Living Faith Community Church in Phnom Penh. The church provided a multitude of service to the community including a dormitory program, English classes, and various outreaches.
The entire time Bora and Lisa ministered, they also ran a successful
sewing and printing company, allowing them the opportunity to minister to
Cambodian business owners. In 2017 Bora joined Mission 25, as the
Community Development Director, while continuing to run his company. In this role Bora ministers to university students through the Dormitory
Program, connects with Pastors and leaders nationwide, organizes
outreaches, and assists in creating strategies and solutions for bringing the Gospel to the 25 provinces of Cambodia. Bora and his wife Lisa live in Phnom Penh with their 3 children.
Pū Phärk & Sotheary Khom
Phark & Sotheary are engaged and set to be married next year! Mission 25 has been working with Phark's family since 2013. His father, Pastor Andrew Sophun is one of our most active partners in Cambodia. Based in Pursat, Phark is a rare second-generation Christian in Cambodia.
They have been doing a phenomenal job at the school, teaching and leading the students and their families to understand Jesus.
Pastor Tin Mith
Mission 25 became connected with Pastor Tin in 2017. Since then, we have drilled 12 water wells within his community, led conferences with local pastors, and sponsored outreaches. We fund Pastor Tin to teach English at his church & a local high school. We have seen incredible fruit from his ministry.
Tin holds a Bachelors Degree in English from Royal Phnom Penh University and a Bachelors Degree in Biblical Studies from Bethel College. Pastor Tin lives in Prey Veng, Cambodia with his wife and 3 children