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Kerrick and ConnieKerrick and Connie Tweedy founded SOAR in October of 2011. After a 26-year career in insurance software development, the Lord provided a clear plan to Kerrick to begin a new mission aviation training program in Bolivar, Missouri. This plan implemented a new financial model to avoid debt which was taking time out of students progressing from training to the mission field. Kerrick serves as the Executive Director and Connie serves on the Executive Staff and is responsible for media, event planning, marketing and various other responsibilities. Kerrick and Connie have three grown children and four grandsons.


Oct 2018   DunnsKevin and Pam joined with Service Oriented Aviation Readiness (SOAR), in Bolivar, Missouri in 2016. Kevin is the Director of Operations and Pam is the Office Manager. Kevin and Pam have served as missionaries since August of 1992. They ministered in Honduras for almost 11 years flying and maintaining a Helio Courier. They lived with their four children in LaCeiba, Honduras. God lead them to UIM Aviation in Tucson, Arizona in 2008 where Kevin served as the Director of Operations. Kevin’s duties included flight and maintenance responsibilities along with his administrative role. Kevin served with the IAMA board for nine years. Kevin is a Certified Flight Instructor and Aircraft Mechanic/Inspector. Kevin and Pam have four grown children and five grandchildren.


Oct 2018   HolcombsFred joined SOAR in December 2013 and completed his A&P in September 2016. Fred has since completed his Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot Certificate, Commercial Seaplane and Certified Flight Instructor. Since completing his flight and maintenance training, Fred, Lydia, and family have been faithfully serving with SOAR as they continue to seek God’s leading for a sending mission agency.
As of the end of May 2020, The Holcomb Family is currently serving in an internship with Missionary Aviation Repair Center (MARC) in Soldotna, Alaska.


WhittingtonSeth and Deb Whittington have lived in the Ozarks for most of their lives. They have two daughters, Isabella and Jordis. They serve regularly at their home church and have a heart to see and encourage people to live sent. They are excited to join SOAR in 2021 as full-time staff members. Seth’s primary role will be a flight instructor and Deb will be assisting and supporting with her graphic design knowledge wherever needed.
Seth’s passion for aviation started at a young age when flying with his father and mother who are both pilots. They, along with his grandfather, gave him a love for all things aviation. God has given Seth a passion for teaching combined with his love of aviation and fueled by a desire to see unreached peoples reached. Seth is currently building hours for his CFI rating.