Meet the Techs & Staff of Mish...
The Mish Techs work backstage or work with the sound and lighting equipment during the performances.
Meet the Director of Mish:
The Mishpachah Ministry is under the direction of Miss Terri Hopton. She has been directing the group for 25 years and has been involved with young people for 30 years. The other people who work with the group are all volunteers. They do this because they believe in the ministry of these teenagers! Terri is a 1982 graduate of Cincinnati Bible College (now Cincinnati Christian University). She went on following bible college to get a graphics degree. In September 1992, she gave up her career with a graphics computer firm and began working with the Mishpachah ministry full-time.Terri also works voluntarily as the sponsorship Coordinator with Northwest Haiti Christian Mission and leads a yearly mission trip to Haiti. Terri also works voluntarily as the sponsorship Coordinator with Northwest Haiti Christian Mission and leads a yearly mission trip to Haiti. When asked about the success of the group, she said, "There is no magic to working with kids - you just have to meet them on their level. Accepting them for what they are and just sharing with them what is right and wrong and challenging them spiritually is the true secret. Trust is a big factor with the success of Mish. We all work together as a family and that is what makes it work. If you design a program that appeals to kids, then it will work. I'm just fortunate that the Lord has given me the gift of working with teenagers. They are really terrific kids and it's really inspiring to see this many high school kids fired up about changing their friend's lives!