About Us

Our Team

Eric Schmidt - Cofounder and President

Eric volunteered for 12 years overseeing E4 while he worked as a Project Manager for a design firm and managed accounts for Visa, Nike and other companies. Throughout 2022, God made it abundantly clear that Eric was to leave his job and lead E4 Project full time. Eric brings strong leadership skills and business sense to the organization as he has worked in the business world since 1997. He has a Masters of Theology from Alliance Theological Seminary and has led many ministries throughout the years. Eric spends his free time with his wife, Brynn and their two young-adult sons, and is passionate about being in nature - rock climbing, hiking, and camping.

Brynn Alise Schmidt - Cofounder and Operations Manager

Brynn’s background is in both missions and the business world. She has experience in operations, team management, accounting, social media and writing. She served on the Missions Leadership Team at Flatirons Community Church for four years and also led the Neighborhood Transformation team at this church, serving the poorest school in Boulder County. She was a board member for the Sanchez Foundation, serving the school as well. She too has been serving E4 Project since she and Eric founded the organization in 2010. She loves to spend her free time with her family in the outdoors or at the beach, and is a nature and wildlife photographer.

Joe Hines – Board Member

Joe and his wife, Jodi live in Grove City PA with their 2 teenage sons. As a family, the Hines’ enjoy serving together through local assistance groups and short-term mission trips. Joe and Jodi have also worked at the board level in a variety of non-profits. Joe’s experience includes terms with Grove City Medical Center and Grove City Christian Academy where he focused on operations, regulatory compliance and finance. Joe’s day job is with Pine Instrument Company where he serves as President.

Through their home church, Grove City Alliance, Joe has had the privilege of traveling to Gabon twice. Both experiences have given Joe a desire to use his experience to help support the vision, mission and values of E4.

Matt Carter – Board Member

Matt Carter is an associate pastor at Brick Lane Community Church in Southeastern Pennsylvania. In his role there, he oversees worship and discipleship ministries. As a pastor, he cares deeply about the spiritual growth and nurturing of the men, women, and young people in his care. He also serves as the Elder Board Chair, overseeing elders, and often does Biblical counseling as well. Matt and his wife Cindy have been married for 32 years and have three grown sons and a daughter in her final year of high school. Recent involvement in missions have included:

  • • Punta Gorda, Florida - Samaritan’s Purse hurricane relief. Dec. ‘22
  • • Tanzania, Africa, with Equipping Leaders International - Pastor’s conferences teaching the book of Romans. March ‘23
  • • Northern Italy - Preaching for five weeks at an international church. July ‘23

Morgan Behrens – Board Member

Morgan is a native of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. As an adolescent, she was frequently active in community events and, early in life, realized that serving others and participating in sports were unique ways to engage with others and build relationships. Following high school, Morgan attended Clemson University to study Spanish and International Health, focusing on Community Development. With a desire to learn more about community development and be immersed in another culture, Morgan moved to Costa Rica in September 2015 to work with Abriendo Mentes, where she focused on community development. After returning to the United States, Morgan worked with a federally qualified health center to contribute to the Migrant and Agricultural Worker Health Program. Currently, Morgan resides in Mt. Pleasant, and she works as a Dream Manager, where she engages with team members uniquely, building relationships and supporting them as they pursue their goals and dreams.

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