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David Ketchum

President / Founder

David and his wife Sue began to acquire a love for missions and people in the developing world while on their first mission trip to Africa in 1984.  During the years when David was owner and manager of several small businesses, he spent time overseas involved with mission ministries.  After seeing the needs and hearing the desires of the people, David committed to developing and establishing a faith-based economic development organization that provides start-up capital and mentoring for Business as Mission initiatives.  Mission Resource was launched in April 2003. 

Emmanuel Akorli

Ghana Field Representative

Emmanuel, a Ghanaian, lives in Ghana with his wife Vivian, who is a midwife and their two children Ellis and Belicia.  He is a member of the Bethel Christian Church where he was baptized in 2001.  Emmanuel works as the field representative as well as the board secretary of Mission Resource, Ghana. His work includes reviewing business plans for loan applicants, training loan applicants and loan beneficiaries in business management, record keeping, visiting loan beneficiaries to discuss their businesses and most importantly praying with them.  Emmanuel is a chartered accountant with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and has training in Community Health Evangelism.  He is also very involved in his church and community serving in numerous capacities.  

Enoch Nyador


Strongly moved by the vision and potential of Mission Resource to make huge Kingdom impacts in Ghana, Kenya and other developing nations, Enoch has been with David since MRI's launch in 2004. Enoch is part of the team that approves loans and signs the checks for the loan beneficiaries and often meets with the loan recipients to pray for and encourage them in their businesses.

Sampson Dorkunor

Board Director

Sampson is involved in training of beneficiaries and also working with Emmanuel on the operational level. He is also one of the Directors of the Missions Resource Ghana Board.

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