Gary I. Kusunoki | CEO

Carol Kusunoki | Director of Women’s Ministries

Gary I. Kusunoki has been deeply involved in those suffering as a result of natural and man made disasters for over 25 years. Since his first response to the genocide in Rwanda to the more recent Nepal earthquake and other US disasters, he has fulfilled his calling to minister the love of Christ to those that are hurting, lost and hopeless. As a Christian pastor he has a heart to go and fulfill the bibles directive to love in both word and deed. He and his wife Carol have been married for almost 39 years and have six beautiful daughters who live with them in the US and three sons and a daughter in Africa. Gary and Carol are full time self-supported missionaries serving with Anchored International Relief.

Todd Priest | Administration

Todd joined Anchored Relief in October 2021 as the Administrative Director. Prior to his time at Anchored, Todd served as a pastoral liaison for several faith-based, for-profit companies as well as other not-for-profit organizations. He is nationally respected in the supermarket in-store marketing industry, spending 25 years in sales, marketing, and advertising

holding positions with NewsCorp and various start-ups. In 2007, Todd obtained his Financial Services license as well as graduated from the Calvary Chapel School of Ministry. He served as a Calvary Chapel Associate Pastor through 2015. Todd is also a licensed Realtor. Today, he and his wife Barbara, live in Mission Viejo, CA. They serve together in ministries at their church in San Clemente. They love to garden together

and are often found walking the local nature trail. Todd also enjoys taking out his mountain bike to ride whenever possible.

James Vaca | Field Coordinator

James is a licensed General Contractor who’s love for the Lord and serving others has led him to come and work with AIR full time as a self-supported missionary. James has been on countless international trips and currently serves as a chaplain with AIR. He has responded on numerous disasters in both the United States and internationally and continues to help lead teams going out with AIR.

Steve Bailey | DART Team Director (Disaster Assessment and Response Team)

Steve Bailey, a United States Navy Veteran, retired Aerospace Engineer, and ordained Pastor, has been involved in international missions and relief work since 1999. His disaster field experience includes Hurricane Mitch / Nicaragua, Hurricane Katrina / Louisiana, Tsunami / Thailand, Earthquake / Peru, Hurricane Haiyan / Philippines, and mission work in 40+ impoverished and war torn countries. He also serves as a Chaplain for the Billy Graham Evangelical Association Rapid Response Team and Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. Steve has completed disaster relief training, including Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and Sharing Hope In Crisis.

Andrew & Sarah Drey | Ministry Specialist

Andrew & Sarah have a passion to GO into all the world and share the L O V E of Jesus. They have served in both long term and short term missions in Liberia, Benin, Kenya, Uganda, Mexico, Guatemala, California, Hawaii and Texas. They are committed to fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus Christ when He said, GO into all the world and preach the G O S P E L to all people!

Kevin Torrence | Board Member

As a credentialed safety trainer Kevin has conducted both provider and Instructor courses for the American Heart Association and other related safety courses. As an ordained Senior Chaplain Kevin serves as a first responder in Law Enforcement which gives him a unique perspective in every facet of chaplaincy and dealing with those in crisis. He has been involved with developing policies, procedures and training protocols for new chaplains both in Law Enforcement and other chaplain fields. He has also been responsible for implementation of these guidelines both in the classroom and in the field and serves as a training officer for new chaplains going into service for the first time. Kevin works as VP of operations for a safety training company and has over 25 years of experience in operations and administration.

Ray Thompson | Board Member