Building Bridges International
Bryan Rodgers
International Director
Bryan Rodgers is founder and International Director of Building Bridges International, an organization that focuses on prayer, mission mobilization and community transformation. He has been involved with Hurricane Katrina disaster relief activities, as well as missional projects throughout the US and world. He has served as a Perspectives coordinator in MS and Hawaii and is now serving as a Perspectives area supervisor for the MS Gulf Coast and surrounding areas. Bryan has 10+ years of marketplace experience in medical administration, construction and business consulting. His heart is to encourage people to live out their dreams, by providing practical ways to engage in the mission lifestyle and adventure.
Leah Tennyson Rodgers
Artistic Director
Leah’s background is in the arts (theater, music, dance). She will be leading our efforts in redeeming the arts and using them to tell stories that impact culture and transcend cultural barriers.
Carlos Mendoza
Design and Development Director
Carlos also has background in the arts, but in the visual arts rather than performance. He studied visual arts and graphic design in Mexico. He will be working on the website and on further helping to plan the ministry of Building Bridges. He and his wife share a heart for the nations and particularly for the Middle East.
Kate Mendoza
International Relations
Carlos’s wife, Kate has a background in education and international studies. She hopes with her gift of languages and study of social and cultural development in countries outside the U.S. to give support to the Building Bridges ministry in whatever way she can.
Christopher O’Keefe
Social Networks and Technology
Christopher O’Keefe, with his degree in Mathematics, has a gift of problem solving and is using this gift to play a supporting role in Building Bridges. Currently, he and his wife, Hannah, own/operate a couple of small businesses in Gulfport, MS. His real passion is living as a disciple for Y’shua (Jesus) the Messiah and doing work for the Kingdom of God. Christopher is excited to bring his passion for God and problem solving skills to help Building Bridges reach their goals.