The team leader for the Ecuador Deaf Ministry team is Miss Heather Hartkopf. She is on nursing faculty at Pensacola Christian College and enjoys working with nursing students both in the classroom and clinical settings.
Miss Hartkopf has been involved in Deaf ministry for more than 10 years. She currently serves as a volunteer interpreter for Campus Church services and teaches an intermediate American Sign Language course.
In the past, Miss Hartkopf has traveled with a number of Y.O.M. missions teams to Chile, Peru, Papua New Guinea, and Ivory Coast.