Founders of Christians Teaching Christians
Bob was not a follower of Jesus in 1981 when at the age of 37 he fell in love with MaryLee. She was a Christian who said she was forbidden by the Bible from developing a relationship with Bob. This caused Bob to desire to become a Christian and after about six months investigating Christianity the Lord called Bob to become a follower of Jesus Christ.
Bob and MaryLee first felt the call to become foreign missionaries in 1986. They applied to serve in the country of Columbia, but they were turned down by the mission agency. In 1988 God sent them three children to adopt and raise in addition to the three of their own. As time went by, they still desired to become foreign missionaries but they were getting too old.
In 2005, after the children were raised and they were too old to serve as missionaries, God called them to serve in Biloxi helping to rebuild houses after hurricane Katrina. This experience was God’s way of preparing them to go to Uganda in 2008 as missionaries.
Two months before Bob turned 65, they first arrived in Uganda. The Bolithos served in Uganda for eleven years. During this time, they started CTC which God grew until it became too large to be managed from Uganda. In 2019 they returned to live in the USA where Bob serves as Executive Director of CTC
Pictured is Todd Buchner and his wife Shannon. Todd is joining CTC to help and hopefully replace Bob as
Executive Director. Bob is 78 years old and is slowing down (to a crawl). Todd has earned a Doctorate in Ministry specializing in Biblical Counseling. He has been pastor of a small church in South Carolina for over 16 years. Todd says, “My passion is to see the transforming power of God’s Word, as it is applied by the Holy
Spirit, work supernaturally in lives of the many. The Bible truly holds the words of life and getting His word
into the hands of as many as He allows truly is a blessing. In addition, I am passionate about teaching
His Word. I have often commented that ‘I get paid to study the Bible and then tell others about it and the
One it reveals.’ This is my passion.” This is the passion of CTC.
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Chairman of the Board
Duane has been married to Nancy for 48 years. The Lord has blessed them with 4 children and 18 grandchildren. Their quiver is full of arrows!
Duane graduated from Ferris University in 1974 with a BS in Land Surveying. Nancy is a Registered Nurse.
Duane has a long history of doing volunteer work. He has lived in MN since 1978 and has served on the volunteer fire department and as a first responder for many years. He has also served on the City Council, the Central Minnesota Christian School board, the Church Council and has taught youth group at his church for many years. Duane was elected as the County Surveyor of Kandiyohi County in 2002.
One of Duane’s biggest passions is doing disaster relief work. He led at least 4 different groups of volunteers to help repair the extensive damage incurred when hurricane Katrina ravaged Mississippi’s Gulf coast. When tornadoes hit Granite Falls, MN, he brought volunteers to the area. He led 2 groups of volunteers on separate trips to help remediate the flooding damage in both Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, Iowa and to Parkersburg, Iowa with volunteers to help with cleanup after their devastating tornado.
Duane has led over 18 groups of volunteers to Cary, Mississippi over the last 25 years to do relief work at the Cary Christian Center which is located in one of the poorest counties in the US. Duane has organized these trips every 2 years for High School junior and senior students from his area during spring break, the latest trip in March 2021 with a group of 23 young people and leaders.
Currently, Duane is president of a drug and alcohol treatment facility called New Life Treatment Center located in Woodstock, MN where he has served for about 5 years. He is also president of the James House which was located in Willmar, MN. The James House building burned down a couple years ago at which point, Duane got involved. New board members are being enlisted and Duane and the board are excited to be planning to reopen the ministry facility again soon.
If the Lord has chosen to use me, may all the Glory be to HIM! Hallelujah.
I, David Hopper MD, am from Greensboro, NC. Having been raised in Korea as the child of missionaries, after high school I returned to the US to attend King College in Bristol, TN, then med school at UNC and Family Medicine Residency in Greensboro, NC. I married Liza, then moved on to family practice in Princeton, WV. We have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. In 2007, we moved back to Greensboro where I practiced urgent care medicine and am now partly retired. We are active at Friendly Hills PCA Church where I serve as an elder. Short-term missions have been my other calling, and my wife has been with me a number of times. Countries served in for 1 week to 1 month trips include Ecuador, China, North and South Korea, Sudan/South Sudan, Indonesia (Banda Aceh after the tsunami), Uganda, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Haiti (after the quake), Bangladesh, and Jordan. Most have been medical teams, but others have been church planting and development. My heart for caring for the most-needy people goes along with my desire to see the gospel spread to all people and the church built around the world. Meeting with the Uganda leadership of Christians Teaching Christians has grown my commitment to the work of this organization. I enjoy my family and being a grandfather, also gardening, golf, photography, walking and the outdoors, and many other things.
I am married to Carolyn Marquis High. We have one son and two grandchildren. I am a retired Oral-Maxillofacial Surgeon. I attended The Ohio State University for undergraduate and dental schools. I did my surgery residency at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center in Oklahoma City, OK.
Following completion of dental school, I served for 24 years in the U.S. Air Force. After the Air Force, I was an Assistant Professor of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. I completed my full-time career at a Veteran Affairs Medical Center.
I have been involved in medical missions for about forty-five (45) years, albeit, more off than on between 1980 and 1990. Foreign missions wise, I have participated in many free health care missions in at least ten (10) developing countries, with a primary interest in Nigeria. I am a board member, and currently chairperson, of Pro-Health International (US), an indigenous medical missions organization in Nigeria. I also serve locally, such as helping to start a dental service in a public health clinic and volunteering there as an oral surgeon for about twenty (20) years. Currently, I am a volunteer member of the Greene and Montgomery, Ohio counties’ Medical Reserve Corps, investigating positive COVID-19 cases as well as participating in vaccination clinics
My wife and I enjoy traveling, but most of all, spending time with our grandchildren. In warmer weather, I am an avid cyclist.
I am the Executive Director of New Life Treatment Center, a small Christian substance use disorder
treatment facility in Woodstock, MN where I have been privileged to see miracles for the past six years. I have worked as both a radio producer and on-air personality, and as a television news producer.
I served eight years as the Public Relations and Development Director for Georgia Baptist Children’s
Homes and Family Ministries in Georgia. I, then served as the Development/Alumni Director for the
University of Sioux Falls, a Baptist university in Sioux Falls, SD and my alma mater.
After leaving the University, I worked as a development consultant for faith-based non-profits, as a
Clinical Pastoral Education co-facilitator and as interim education director at our church, American
Reformed in Luverne, MN. She co-authored a Sunday School curriculum for K-5 children.
I served as a CoffeeBreak Bible study director for twenty years and led a Moms In Prayer group in the
Luverne community for 15 years. I also worked as a volunteer advocate with the family court system
with parents who are involved in the Child Protection System.
I am a passionate follower of Jesus and seeks to serve Him in everything she does. I believe that with
God ALL things are possible, and that true transformation comes only through the power of the Holy
I and my husband, Jeff reside in Luverne, MN and are parents of four grown children, three sons and a
daughter, as well as the proud grandparents of nine precious grandchildren.
Jeff is an EMT in his civilian life. He also drives school bus for the local school district. He served eight
years in the Marine Corps, and now serves as a network engineer with the MN National Guard. Jeff has
has been deployed overseas multiple times, including two tour in Iraq and two in Kuwait.