Keith Franklin
Refuge 139 Director
Keith has been with Wycliffe since 2012 and now serves as the Director of Refuge 139. He graduated from Bryan College in 1985 with a degree in Bible. He went on to work with Youth for Christ, Ridge Haven Camp and Conference Center, and Providence Presbyterian Church. As the Director of Refuge 139, Keith is responsible to help provide youth retreats for MKs (Missionary Kids) all over the globe. He has more than 30 years of ministry experience which have been a perfect prelude to his current position.
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Elizabeth Franklin
Administrative Assistant
Elizabeth is the wife of Keith Franklin, and the mother of four sons. Currently, her duties include purchasing and shipping of supplies for the MK program for each trip as well as navigating each trip participant through the Child Safety portion of the application process. Elizabeth graduated from Bryan College with a BS in Elementary Education and a certificate in Special Education. Her passion is living her life to the glory of God and seeking to reflect His character in the way she serves. It is with great joy and excitement that she has joined the Refuge 139 Team.
Linda Byrd
Curriculum Writer
Linda’s faith journey and career path have been shaped by a passion for mission and children, camping ministry and God’s creation. Significant milestones have included an Interdisciplinary B.S. in Christian Camping from George Fox University, a year long internship at Camp Forest Springs, a Master’s degree in Leisure and Environmental Resource Administration from George Williams College of Aurora University, directing Oregon Camp Cherith for Pioneer Clubs for fifteen years, teaching as an Outdoor School Field Instructor, and becoming a Wycliffe member in 2016. Linda served with Global Outreach Group for five years ministering with Christian Camping International Jamaica and Latin America. She has led Creation Celebration training in Jamaica, Trinidad, Panama, Mexico, and Croatia. A life-long camper, Linda enjoys using her God-given creativity to develop curriculum designed to engage MK’s in discovering their purpose and potential in Christ.
Linda Brumbaugh
Curriculum Writer

Linda’s journey of faith and passion to serve Christ began at a young age, as she worked in camp ministry and was trained as a Child Evangelism Teacher. At Grace College in Winona Lake, IN, she pursued a degree in Sociology and graduated in 1980. She continued to hone her teaching skills and developing curriculum and programming for elementary age Children’s Church programs in her local church. Her career path led her into teaching remedial reading in public schools for 16 years. Linda and her husband discovered a new passion for working with youth 17 years ago, and continue to be volunteer youth leaders at their local church, teaching and training Junior High and High School students through Bible studies that Linda has written or leading small groups for students. Linda believes that teaching and writing marry the God given creativity and passion for MK’s to curriculum writing designed to help MK children reach their full potential on their own faith journey.

Terri Herr
Materials Coordinator

Terri was born in Peru to missionary parents who moved to North Carolina when she was ten. After graduating from Bryan College with a degree in English, she taught in South Carolina. In 1978, she joined Wycliffe Bible Translators and taught at its mission center in Lomalinda, Colombia, where she met her husband Rick. For the next eighteen years, they ministered in children’s education and radio technology. When the mission center closed in 1998, they relocated to Bogota where Terri managed the mission guest house and worked in a K-12 English-language school. In 2000, they moved to Waxhaw where Terri has served in a variety of roles at JAARS. Currently, she is a facilitator in the Intercultural Communications Course and works with Refuge 139 as Materials Coordinator. Being a part of equipping missionary moms and dads and kids to live well wherever God places them gives Terri great joy.