Board of Directors

Dave Penz: Former President of the Board of Directors and founder of Kako Retreat Center. He began working at Kako in 1977 and has been a missionary to Alaskan villages since 1962. He passed away in 2014.

Vera Penz: Treasurer. Vera was married to Dave Penz and has been a missionary in Alaska since 1954.

Mark Anarak: Secretary. Mark is a native Alaskan
who lives at 132730 SE 312th Dr, Boring, OR 97009 with his wife and children.
He works as a Community Development Specialist at the National Indian Child
Welfare Association in Portland.

Bill Ayers: Bill has made nineteen mission trips to help at Kako. He ran a
truck and tire shop for years. He is retired and lives at 39 Taylor Brook Rd,
Shinglehouse, PA. 16748.

Art Angove: President. Art is a retired surgeon/chiropractor. He and his family have visited
Kako and served in various capacities. Art travels to third world countries to help
missions. He resides at 211501 W Cleveland Ave., New Berlin, WI 53151.

Ted Franke: Vice President. Was Director of Camp Li-Wa in Fairbanks, Alaska for many years.
Presently he is Director of Development for Victory Ministries of Alaska and
Alaska Mission Connection.. Ted lives at 5381 E Pine St. Wasilla, Alaska. 99654.

John Rodkey: John is a pilot and has flown at Kako. His wife is Jeanne, Dave Penz’s daughter.  He is Director of Servers and Networks at Westmont College, and lives at 280 Big Sur Drive, Goleta, CA 92117.

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