PIPES leadership team consists of highly dedicated men and women of God from a diverse background of cultural origins.
Board of Directors
Pastor Gene Hall
Church Partnerships Director
Our Dear Jean
JEAN & GURRY CHAPPEL
Co-founders, Board Chair (2011-2017)
Gurry and Jean Chappel were co-founders of PIPES International. Samuel Mwangi, the founder first met Gurry in June 2011 and later met Jean in September 2011.
Gurry was always warm and outgoing. He had a passion in photography. He got involved in PIPES work from the inception in 2011. Before his death in 2021, Gurry introduced Samuel to his son Gary and daughter in law Susan. Gurry went to be with Jesus in September 2021.
Jean Chappel was very passionate about children. At the age of 14, she worked with children in Vacation Bible School to help children understand the Bible. Throughout her life she worked with children in different states.
In Jean’s own words,
“My passion it to teach little ones about Jesus. The thought of a child starving makes me very upset. After reading Samuel’s book about the plight of the Bambuti Pygmy peoples, I just had to get involved. My bible study group took up the project of raising money to help with this cause. The first thing, of course, that we did was to pray. I believe God has blessed this effort beyond our wildest dreams. All I can do is to praise God.”
PIPES INTERNATIONAL BOARD MEMBERS
From left: Connie, Samuel, Esther, Ben, Cathy, Jean & Gurry
Board members at different times between 2011-2020