God calls us all in different ways. Whether you donate to our mission, join a trip, or subscribe to our newsletter, you are an important part in supporting the Church of Cuba as they share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The call of God is how Atulado Ministries was born. After being invited to join a mission trip, founder, Wayne Snyder, was prompted by God to visit ministries in countries his church was investing. In Ethiopia, he saw impoverished local churches flourishing in the presence of God, he was exposed to construction projects, and he learned about sports ministry in the Christian church. In China, he saw how the church movement was being used by God to reach an oppressed people. In Costa Rica, he saw the impact of thoughtful and organized training can have on a pastor and the leadership team of a church. On his first trip to Cuba, he saw the same impact training makes in the life of someone in full-time ministry.
Wayne served on a global outreach team reviewing ministry projects, funding activity, and developing ways to share how bringing resources to these nations also provides Christian renewal to the people who serve.
“That’s when God pushed me through a door to launch Atulado Ministries.” – Wayne Snyder
Meet Our Board
We couldn’t exist without the amazing dedication and service from our board members.
Allison R. Barnhill
Allison has been a licensed attorney for over 28 years. She has sat on the Board of Directors for nonprofit corporations and served as an advisor to numerous other nonprofits. Also, she served as the capital campaign co-chairman for a large nonprofit overseeing fundraising. Allison has been to Cuba several times and always comes home, amazed at what God is doing on the island.
Kari teaches Spanish and AP English Literature to high school students at a Christian school. She also played soccer for the Charlotte Eagles. A perfect day for Kari is when she’s in a different country, speaking Spanish, sharing the Gospel with others and playing a game of soccer. She loves sharing her passion with people in Cuba.
Renee has a heartfelt passion for serving others, as evidenced by her extensive volunteer activities, specifically with the elderly. Her service to others includes visiting assisted living facilities, serving as a pet therapist, and volunteering with a non-profit to mobilize Christians to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the poor, elderly and disabled. Renee joins many mission trips and conducts administrative duties for Atulado.
After feeling God leading him to leave his full-time job in corporate sales management in the telecommunications industry, Wayne volunteers as the full-time Executive Director of Atulado Ministries. He has led dozens of teams on mission trips to other parts of the world and is presently highly focused on spending time on the ground in Cuba and serving the community in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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