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Mission, Vision & Motivation


Mission, Vision & Motivation

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The mission of Leadership Mission International is...

To educate, train, and develop a new generation of ethical leaders by providing exceptional academics and hands-on leadership opportunities to individuals from underprivileged families.

Our long-term vision is...

That graduates will create long-term, sustainable solutions in their communities and country.


Leadership Mission International is looking for sponsors to fulfill all sponsorship needs of our newest cohort of students who began studies in April. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please click here. To learn more about our students, please click here.


We work in Honduras through The Leadership Center where we provide educational and leadership development programs to young women. We are a faith-based, U.S. nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and public charity. We, in part, see our mission at The Leadership Center as reflecting God’s love to those who we seek to serve. We gratefully welcome all volunteers, teachers and others who share our heart for serving those in need.


In 2011, Glen Evans launched The Leadership Center to provide ethical leadership training and educational opportunities for women, who are so desperately in need of additional opportunities to better themselves. In 2013, Joseph Rahm and Ira Lucia founded Leadership Mission International as the 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization that now provides resources to and manages The Leadership Center.


  • Educational access for all
  • Servant leadership
  • Empowering country citizens to be change agents
  • Diversity
  • Working alongside individuals, families, and communities
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Impact & Outcomes

Impact & Outcomes


We create entrepreneurial and employment opportunities for young women through the educational and leadership development programs of The Leadership Center. Upon graduation, our graduates return to their communities to launch businesses, become teachers, work with service organizations or another professional career.

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The Rahm Family

Co-Directors and Teachers

Joseph Rahm is the Executive Director at The Leadership Center. He also teaches leadership classes and manages the staff and operations on campus and throughout Honduras. Hailey Rahm teaches seminars, mentors students, and leads Bible Studies and many campus projects. Joseph and Hailey, and their three children, have been living and serving at TLC for five years.

Karen Ramirez

Student Director

Karen is from San Jose de Comayagua, Honduras. She graduated from The Leadership Center in February 2016 and accepted the position of Student Director on campus. Karen is a hard worker and always willing to help anyone in need. She is responsible for the students’ everyday living needs and coordinates most of their non-classroom activities. Karen is looked up to in so many ways and we could not be happier to have her as the Director!

Brielle Hibma

Development Coordinator

Brielle serves as our part-time stateside Development Coordinator. She is a previous ESL and leadership class teacher who served at TLC in a variety of roles including acting director for over 9 months in 2016

Erick Gomez

Executive Assistant and Property Manager

Erick is from San Jose de Comayagua. Erick helps with driving and other administrative tasks and oversees various projects such as student work.

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Kyle Pickell

Community Development & Leadership Teacher

Kyle is from Orange County, California. He is a graduate of Covenant College with a degree in Community Development. Kyle has a passion for creating relationships and loves finding the best in others by recognizing their God-given gifts, skills, and abilities. At The Leadership Center, Kyle serves as teacher to the second year students, overseeing the community development and leadership classes. He and his wife Carrie will be serving with us through December 2018.

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Carrie Pickell

English Teacher

Carrie is from Knoxville, Tennessee. She is a graduate of Covenant College with a dual degree in Community Development and Economics. Carrie is an encourager and passionate about walking alongside others in life, helping them figure out who they are and what they want to do. This passion is the reason she is serving with us at The Leadership Center. She is one of our English teachers working with the first year students. 

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Katie Thoma

English Teacher

When Katie heard about TLC’s relational and service-minded organization basis, it was an intentional pursuit of hers to join the TLC team. She was excited about the unique opportunity to live daily life both with students and staff as a way to grow relationships beyond her role as a teacher. Since starting in July, Katie has found her most joyful moments spent in conversation in or reading with students in addition to sharing meaningful bonds with both Honduran and Western staff members. Outside of class, Katie enjoys sharing her relationship with Christ as well as her love for sign language and dance with others on campus. 

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Arielle Goubert

Latin American History & Health Teacher

After graduating with a Masters in Law in her home country of France, Arielle travelled to many different continents to help through teaching or volunteering. She is currently teaching Latin American History at TLC and is really looking forward to teaching about Human Rights next quarter. She taught at TLC for the first time last year and we are so happy that she has happily returned to teach for us again!  She is passionate about Justice and helping others and really enjoys spending time with TLC’s young Honduran women who want to make positive change in their country!