Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Joseph Terry (President)

Joseph is retired from a successful business life and has served on the Wings of Faith Board of Directors for many years, along with his wife Marie. Joe has also been the Senior Administrator for the organization, and beginning in 2017 was voted to serve as President.

Tom Leedom (Vice President)

Tom began his aviation career in the early 1960s. He holds a commercial ticket, multi-engine land, and instrument ratings. In his early aviation days, he spent time as a charter pilot throughout California, Arizona and Nevada. After marriage, he spent the next 25 years of his professional career in sales and sales management in the orthopedic medical field. Tom joined Wings of Faith in 2007 and soon became Director of Marketing. In January 2009, he was elected to the Wings of Faith Board of Directors and volunteers for pilot missions in the field. He served as President of the Board from 2015-2016.

Joy Lais (Treasurer)

Joy has a passion for flying and was a student pilot in her twenties and later enjoyed the role of copilot in various single and twin engine airplanes throughout the years.  Volunteering and fundraising for various groups in Orange County keeps her busy, as well as her involvement with Wings of Faith. God has blessed her mightily the past 30 years of serving Him and she currently attends Covenant Life Church in Orange, where she enjoys teaching toddlers. Jesus loves the children and provides for them, as does Wings of Faith, and that mind-set, along with her artistic flair hosting fun-filled events, is the talent she brings to Wings of Faith. The joy in serving missionaries and the precious children they serve is a blessing that spreads the Gospel with love and thanksgiving for a Savior that loves unconditionally. Spending time with her family, especially her son and his wife, is a special blessing. Joy has been on the Board of Directors since 2015.

Carol Leenerts (Secretary)

Marie Terry (Director)

Marie has been active in Wings of Faith for many years, alongside her husband Joe. Marie is in charge of mailing the newsletter and she prepares the loads that are flown to the various missionary locations. She is also a very active intercessory prayer warrior.

Jim Yost (Board Member)

Jim has been on the Wings Board for many years. He is involved in several major projects and coordinates logistics and deliveries. He retired from public safety service in 2012 after 34 years and now serves God with WOF activities. Jim and his wife Debbie reside in Placentia and serve at the Cornerstone Church in Anaheim, CA. They enjoy the outdoors very much and love to hike and travel during “getaway” times. They have raised five children, four are married, and they have one grandchild. Jim and Debbie own a Cessna 182 and enjoy taking both day and longer trips in it.

Konrad Winderl (Director)

Konrad was a U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant who retired in 1999 after 20 years’ service in the fields of Aircraft Armament Technology and Recruiting Service. He holds an Associate’s Degree from the Community College of the Air Force, a Bachelor’s Degree from National University and a Master’s Degree from Chapman University. He earned his pilot certificate in 2003 and holds single engine and multi-engine land ratings. He joined Wings of Faith in 2013 and the Board of Directors in September 2015. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Garden Grove and gave his life to the Lord when he was 18 years old.

Jeff Gasteiger (Board Member)

Jeff is a missionary kid from Indonesia, where his parents served with Wycliffe Bible Translators. He returned to the U.S. in his late teens and was accepted to San Diego Christian College with a major in missionary aviation flight and maintenance technology, where he earned his B.S. degree and his pilot’s license. He has his single-engine instrument and commercial ratings. After college, he felt called to use his flying abilities in law enforcement. But Jeff’s desire for mission work tugged at his heart. He sought out Wings of Faith and joined in 2015. Jeff serves WOF as a pilot and a missionary liaison. He is married and has two children. He and his family are members of Saddleback Church.

Cyndee Nelson (Board Member)

Cyndee Nelson joined the Board of Directors in 2017 and serves as a communications coordinator for the website, emails and printed newsletters. Her husband Bruce, a private pilot, previously served on the Board of Directors. The pair fly a Cessna 180 and delivered supplies on behalf of Wings of Faith to Native American mission outposts for several years prior to relocating to Northern California.