Meet our Board


The following people are independent voting members of our board:

 

NATIONAL BOARD

 

Dr. Gary Beesley
Term dates: 2011- present

Dr. Beesley is an international evangelist, pastor, preacher, teacher, and soloist. Born in Canada, he has ministered in national and international concerts, crusades, camps, conferences, television programs, and churches. Dr. Beesley is the current Senior Pastor at Evangel Temple in Toronto, Canada.

 

Wayne Blackburn
Term dates: 2011- present

Wayne Blackburn has been involved in ministry for 40 years, serving as a University Chairman, Executive Treasurer and Presbyter, and on several ministerial boards. He is the current Senior Pastor of Victory Church in Lakeland, Florida. 

 

Huldah Buntain
Term dates: 2011- present

In 1954, Huldah Buntain traveled to India, where she and her husband established a holistic outreach of over 100 schools, a daily feeding program for over 10,000, and a general hospital and clinics providing free care to 40,000 each year. In 2005, Huldah founded Calcutta Mercy to continue the work into the future.

 

David Burdine
Term dates: 2011- present

David Burdine served as President of Bethesda Associates and affiliated companies for 26 years until retiring in 2002. He presently serves on the board of several organizations and has traveled to more than 65 countries to review projects funded by Bethesda and Calcutta Mercy.

 

Dr. Sam Chand
Term dates: 2011- present

Dr. Chand has served as Senior Pastor, college President, Chancellor, and President Emeritus. Today he consults and coaches some of the country’s largest church pastors, and speaks at leadership development opportunities. A Leadership Architect and Change Strategist, Dr. Chand was named in the top-30 global Leadership Gurus list.

 

Dean Curry
Term dates: 2011- present

Dean Curry is Senior Pastor of Life Center Assemblies of God in Tacoma, Washington and Chairman of Life Center Ministries. A dynamic, corporate speaker, Dean presents to Fortune 500 companies and makes frequent appearances on television. 

 
 

Bonnie Buntain Long
Term dates: 2011- present

Bonnie Buntain Long travelled to Calcutta with her parents, Mark and Huldah Buntain, at the tender age of one. As a young lady, she moved to the United States where she earned her nursing degree and married Dr. Jim Long, current President of Mercy Hospital. Today, Bonnie works as President of Calcutta Mercy Ministries Canada, and President of the Buntain Foundation.

 

Dr. Jim Long, MD
Term dates: 2011- present

Dr. Long received his MD and PhD at the University of Missouri before founding the Utah Artificial Heart Program and becoming Surgical Director of the Utah Cardiac Transplant Program. He currently heads the Oklahoma Advanced Heart Failure Program at Integris Baptist Medical Center, and serves as President of Mercy Hospital.

 

 

Sanjay Prasad
Term dates: 2011- present

Sanjay Prasad studied at the Buntains’ Royd and Park Street Schools in Calcutta and became acquainted with Mark Buntain during his adolescent years. Following a successful 14-year career in the banking industry, Sanjay returned to Calcutta to serve as CEO of Mercy Hospital.

 

Dr. Randy Valimont
Term dates: 2011- present

Dr. Valimont has served nearly 20 years as a Senior Pastor, holding a bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministry and three doctorates He has a passion for service and sits on the boards of several organizations. Randy joined Calcutta Mercy as President in August 2010. 

Randal Ross
Term dates: 2011- present

Randal Ross travels throughout the world speaking for profit and non-profit organizations on conflict resolution, leadership development, team building, and staff consulting. He is also an author and minister at Calvary Church in Naperville, Illinois.  

 


INTERNATIONAL BOARD


Dr. Gary Beesley
Term dates: 2011- present

Dr. Beesley is an international evangelist, pastor, preacher, teacher, and soloist. Born in Canada, he has ministered in national and international concerts, crusades, camps, conferences, television programs, and churches. Dr. Beesley is the current Senior Pastor at Evangel Temple in Toronto, Canada.

Huldah Buntain
Term dates: 2011- present

In 1954, Huldah Buntain traveled to India, where she and her husband established a holistic outreach of over 100 schools, a daily feeding program for over 10,000, and a general hospital and clinics providing free care to 40,000 each year. In 2005, Huldah founded Calcutta Mercy to continue the work into the future.

David Burdine
Term dates: 2011- present

David Burdine served as President of Bethesda Associates and affiliated companies for 26 years until retiring in 2002. He presently serves on the board of several organizations and has traveled to more than 65 countries to review projects funded by Bethesda and Calcutta Mercy.

Dr. Mark Chironna
Term dates: 2011- present

Dr. Chironna holds multiple advanced degrees in theology and psychology. Through outreach and media communications, he trains, mobilizes, and ignites transformation in people. He is the founder of The Master’s Touch International Church in Orlando, Florida, where he also serves as Senior Pastor.

Bonnie Buntain Long
Term dates: 2011- present

Bonnie Buntain Long travelled to Calcutta with her parents, Mark and Huldah Buntain, at the tender age of one. As a young lady, she moved to the United States where she earned her nursing degree and married Dr. Jim Long, current President of Mercy Hospital. Today, Bonnie works as President of Calcutta Mercy Ministries Canada, and President of the Buntain Foundation.

 

Dr. Jim Long, MD
Term dates: 2011- present

Dr. Long received his MD and PhD at the University of Missouri before founding the Utah Artificial Heart Program and becoming Surgical Director of the Utah Cardiac Transplant Program. He currently heads the Oklahoma Advanced Heart Failure Program at Integris Baptist Medical Center, and serves as President of Mercy Hospital.

Dr. Randy Valimont
Term dates: 2011- present

Dr. Valimont has served nearly 20 years as a Senior Pastor, holding a bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministry and three doctorates He has a passion for service and sits on the boards of several organizations. Randy joined Calcutta Mercy as President in August 2010. 

Daniel Mueller
Term dates: 2011- present

Daniel Mueller is Pastor and CEO of “Missionswerk Karlsruhe” church in Karlsruhe, Germany.  In 1972, the Mueller family met Mark and Huldah Buntain and began supporting Calcutta Mercy in partnership with Missionswerk Karlsruhe. Daniel regularly visits Calcutta to assist with our projects.