Director of Seek The Lamb

Michael is the director of Seek The Lamb and actively engaged in Biblical training and discipleship. He is the founder of Rio Coco Beans, a speciality coffee import company dedicated to funding Project Ezra. Michael is the author of Living in the Spiritual World, Just Another Lump of Clay, In The Search Mode, and Echoes Into Eternity.

Founder of Seek The Lamb

Laura is the monthly writer of "Lamb Bleatings", the most popular section of our newsletter. She is the founder of "Rio Coco Beads", an innovative jewelry company which employs workers in Nicaragua to make incrediblly beautiful bead jewelry. Laura is the mother of Mikaela, Lukas, Arielle, & Moselle.

The Director of Project Ezra

Truman is one of the founders of the project, and worked with Michael since November of 1984. He is the father of 8 children, the husband of Myrna, and was an elected "senator" of the Autonomous Regional Government of the Atlantic Coast North in Nicaragua for eight years. Truman spent almost a month in Israel in 1997 studying Biblical Culture. He was a well respected leader of the Miskito people, and one of the wisest men we knew! Truman died suddenly on August 2, 2016, at his home in Waspam Nicaragua. His presence, leadership, and humor are sorely missed by us all.

Project Ezra Superintendent

Augusto is the teacher who came to us in 1985 asking for help in starting a school for refugee children. He has worked faithfully since those days, and is very effective in leading our 59 teachers. Augusto is married to Noela, and has 9 children. He is also a worship leader for his community. Augusto traveled to Israel in 1997 to an extended study of Biblical Culture with Dr. Randall Smith.

Project Ezra Administrator

Danilo attended school in Honduras and Nicaragua, and his last year in high school in Maple Valley Washington. He attended the School of Worship in Jerusalem Israel for one year, which was followed by a year as an intern in children's ministry at Hope Chapel Maui in Hawaii. Danilo now trains teachers and pastors, and handles many chores for Project Ezra. His understanding of foreign cultures make him a very effective leader and communicator of the Gospel.

Pastor and Teacher Training

Onofre was formerly the director of all the Nicaraguan public schools along the Rio Coco. Now he is a pastor, writer, radio Bible teacher, and one of the most effective disciple makers in Nicaragua. Onofre traveled to Israel in 1997 for a study of Biblical Culture with Dr. Randall Smith, and is an able communicator of Biblical truths. He also attended the Haggai Institute on Maui for their Leadership Training course. Onofre's Bible teaching progam, "Streams of Living Water" is heard three times weekly all along the Rio Coco.


Nutie and her husband Dave quit their jobs on Maui and came to the Rio Coco to work with Seek The Lamb in 2002. They were very effecive in discipleship with our teachers, and in their English classes. Dave died of cancer in 2006, and Nutie continued working with us in music ministry and our annual Deep Water Discipleship school held each summer in Nicaragua. In January, she married Thomas Keogh, who in the early 90's directed our Project Ezra schools. Tom has been working at the Sebring Florida Grace church with Dr. Randy Smith since 2004. Tom is a pastor who is fluent in Miskito and Spanish, and is one of the most capable communicators of the Gospel in the region.

Office Manager

Lanie resides in Vero Beach and manages all the finances, child sponsorship, coffee and bead jewelry business, as well as provide timely advice. She also pastors a small group and is actively involved in discipleship. Lanie and her husband Tim provide much support to all Seek The Lamb activities.


Get-er-done Will and Sonie are graduates of Deep Water Discipleship, and have served in Nicaragua since 2004 in various construction and discipleship projects. They have also served as leaders of our Deep Water teams. These guys are incredible artisans!

Utila Missionaries

Barbara & Eric Johnson have served as our team leaders at the Rio Coco Cafe on Utila. They opened the Radford Coffee Company in December of 2015, and continue to work with our teachers and students on the Rio Coco.

Laura Herald Ruleman

Laura serves as a manager at the Rio Coco Cafe in Vero Beach and as our resident graphic designer. She also serves as the administrative assistant to the Chief.

Mikaela Bagby

Mikaela serves as the cafe manager at the Rio Coco Cafe in Vero Beach,

Lukas Bagby

Lukas has served as a missionary for most of his life as part of the Bagby Family ministry in Honduras, Nicaragua, and Israel. Currently he serves as the manager of the Rio Coco Cafe on Utila as well as the kitchen manager of the Vero Cafe.

Arielle Bagby

Arielle has been a missionary serving in Honduras and Nicaragua as a part of the Bagby Family Ministry. She is one of the bakers at the Rio Coco Cafe, and has served as the Utila Cafe manager since 2015, as well as one of the shift managers at the Vero Cafe.

Moselle Bagby

Moselle serves as a manager at the Rio Coco Cafe on Utila as well as a shift manager at the Vero Cafe. Moselle is our director of training and standardization, which she has done since 2011.