Founders



Rob Bollinger In the Ancient City of Gerasa, Jordan
FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT
Rob Bollinger


BACKGROUND:

Rob is a graduate of Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business and Management and spent over 20 years in the high-tech industry in his early career.  As a Divisional Business Manager for one of the world's leading suppliers of earthquake, vehicle and flight simulators, Rob has made an impact on improving the quality of life for people around the globe.  As an ordained minister of the Church of the Nazarene, Rob spent seven years as the Executive Pastor of a church of 1500 in Westminster, Colorado.  Most recently as the CEO of Mishler Corporation, Rob helped Mishler re-brand and strategize its future business model by emphasizing its strength as a quality church builder. As a humanitarian, Rob is a short-term missionary to the countries of Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Egypt, Kenya, Somalia, Trinidad and the United States of America.  Currently, Rob is working as the Founder and President of Nehemiah's Restoration, Inc.

PASSION:
I found my passion for Nehemiah’s Restoration earlier in my life on a trip to Ethiopia in 2002, when a little girl from a nearby village of Selamber wandered into our morning church service.  Later that day it was explained that she was orphaned, along with her siblings. Living in the nearby village, she was a victim of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in her community and had been forced into a life of labor with her older brothers and sisters.
  I was so moved by the plight of this little girl, I still see her in my dreams today.  For whatever reason the Lord will not release me from the memory of her, nor can I turn my heart away from the overwhelming passion to serve those people whom without our help their plight will remain hopelessly unchanged forever!

  


 

 
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Nick Bollinger In The Ancient Valley of En Gedi, Israel
CO-FOUNDER
& VICE PRESIDENT
Nick Bollinger


BACKGROUND:
Nick is a graduate of the School of Theology from Southern Nazarene University and is an ordained minister of the Church of the Nazarene.  As a leader, trainer, short-term missionary and videographer for Nehemiah’s Restoration projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, Swaziland and Haiti; Nick is a seasoned international traveler and has also ventured to Egypt, Sudan, Great Britain, Jordan and Israel on other projects.  Nick is the former Youth Pastor at Western Oaks Church of the Nazarene in Oklahoma City, OK.  Currently, him and his wife have started a new inner-city ministry call  Junction Coffee.

PASSION:
I got my passion for Nehemiah's Restoration at the age of 15 on my first international trip with my father to Ethiopia in summer of 2005.  We were in the city of Abba Minch building a district training center.  There wasn't any fresh water at the work site, so we had to purchase bottled water for drinking.  As we would finish drinking the water out of the bottles we were asked by the local workers there if they could have the empty plastic bottles.  We couldn't figure out why they wanted the empty plastic bottles, until it was explained to us they didn't have any way to port drinking water when traveling from village to village.  We were so moved by there lack of basic needs we decided to give them unopened bottles of fresh water!  It was an amazing day!  They were so thankful, because no one had ever given them anything so important as fresh drinking water.  Ever since that day, I knew I wanted to help people in a much greater way for my Lord!