Pastor Frantz Clotaire (with family)
Pastor Frantz is the founding missionary of S.E.E.D. Ministries Inc. He earned a BSc at Texas A & M University, and a Masters at U of Minnesota. He and his wife, Doris, oversee the daily functions at the S.E.E.D. Campus in Les Cayes, Haiti. Pastor Frantz is a native of Les Cayes. While attending the university in the US, God planted the vision of SEED in his heart so that he could return to Les Cayes to equip the Haitian people to make a better life for themselves. Frantz and Doris live in Les Cayes with their sons, Daniel and Manuel.
Board President-Joe Kopec, PhD
Joe has been a part of the U.S. Board of Directors since the inception of
S.E.E.D. Ministries Inc. in 1992. He holds a BSc from Baylor University, a Masters
from Texas A & M University in Commerce, and a PhD from Texas A & M University
in College Station, Texas. He spent 31 years in the Texas public education system as a
teacher, coach, assistant principal, and principal of a middle school and five high schools.
He retired in November 2003 and is involved in the Texas School Improvement process as
a consultant. In July 2009, he was chosen to serve as the Principal of Hyde Park Baptist
Church High School in Austin. He and his wife, Karen, live in Austin, Texas.
Dr. Hal and Lynne Mickelson
Hal is a research scientist at the University of Minnesota’s Northwest Research and Outreach Center located in Crookston Minnesota. He focuses on facilitating the center’s field-type research with responsibilities for various administrative activities plus his own research. Hal was previously employed with BASF Plant Science L.P. and Pioneer HI-Bred Int. Inc., CIMMYT Int. and during the fifteen years prior to graduate school he farmed in Northwest Minnesota. Lynne has had an extended career teaching: 24 years in a kindergarten through eighth grade Christian school and later teaching grade six through twelve English courses in a public school. Currently she is the administrative assistant for a Lutheran church and provides academic tutoring at the University of Minnesota. They have four adult sons: Micah, Joel, Kenan, and Joshua McQueen.
Board Secretary-Karen Kopec, EdD
Karen has attended the U.S. Board of Directors meetings since 2003. She holds a BS, MEd, and an EdD from the University of Texas at Austin. She spent 26 years in the Texas public education system as a teacher, assistant principal, and a school improvement administrator with the Texas Education Agency. She retired in January 2006 and is involved in the Texas School Improvement process as a consultant. She and her husband, Joe, live in Austin, Texas. They have been blessed with 4 children and 13 grandchildren.
Keith Bolsen, PhD
Keith is a Professor Emeritus of Cattle Nutrition at Kansas State University. He is a native of Bement, Illinois and received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Illinois in 1966 and 1967. He received a Ph.D. in Ruminant Nutrition from the University of Nebraska in 1971. Keith retired from K-State in June 2003, and he and his wife, Ruthie, live in Austin, Texas.
Bill Stoller, CFP
Bill is a Certified Financial Planner practitioner and farm owner. He is currently engaged in a Financial Planning Practice and a Grain Farming Operation. His farming experience includes cultivation of corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa, and commercial vegetables. His livestock production experience includes cattle, hogs, dairy goats, sheep, and poultry. He lives in Princeville, Illinois.
Doug visited S.E.E.D. Ministries, Inc in January 2008, and is a new member of the U.S. Board of Directors. He grew up on a wheat farm in the Texas Panhandle and holds a BS in Agriculture Economics from Texas Tech University in Lubbock,Texas. In 1972, he joined the Navigators as a full-time staff member. He has spent his early years with the Navigators ministering to university students and military personnel. Doug and his wife, Joy, live in San Antonio, Texas where they spend their lives advancing the Gospel by living as “insiders” in their natural networks of relationships. They coach and train others to do the same. They have been blessed with 4 children and 10 grandchildren.