Board of Directors

These are our friends and mentors, the leaders who oversee LASM Nicaragua. They work alongside and assist us with major decisions and management of donations.


Ann Loewen

LASM Chairperson


School Bus Driver
I am a daughter of missionary parents. I love God and going ever deeper into a personal relationship with Him. Love being a part of Light and Salt Ministries of Nicaragua as I see it walking out James 1:27, “Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.” Fun Fact: Born in New York, USA, loves driving school bus!

Micah Koop 

LASM Treasurer



I live with my best friend whom I’ve blessed to be able to call my husband since 2016. We share our home with three furry little critters; a dog and two cats. I love working with numbers and spreadsheets, and all the nerdy things of that variety that make the role of Treasurer so perfect for me. I also love to knit. Fun fact: Since becoming a part of LASM Nicaragua, I’ve begun learning Spanish!


Carol Utz

LASM Secretary


I am Carol Utz, married to Phil for 27 years and together we have four grown children, two of which are married, and one granddaughter who we love to bits! We enjoy spending time with our family, doing things like going on hikes and leading worship in our church, especially when everyone’s home. Fun Fact: We recently spent a week at a Bible camp helping in the kitchen, doing LOTS of dishes and cutting up LOTS of fruit.

Micheal Bruvold

LASM Trustee



I’m born and raised in Northern B.C., Canada where I still live with my awesome wife and two kids. I love God and love to show people that He loves us more. I love almost anything in the outdoors, as far away from the city as possible. Fun Fact: I played for four years in the Canadian Professional Paintball League and three times at the Canadian Nationals.


Maria Reschke

Partner Care Specialist  

Manager, Stakeholder Relations

Me in a nutshell: born and raised on a pig farm on the prairies, but a city girl to the core. Favorite thing to do: travel and explore other cultures. 
My husband and I have three children, with the youngest just stepping out into the world of adulthood. I have worked alongside my husband in pastoral ministry for 26 years, ten of which here in northern B.C
I feel so privileged and excited to be part of Light and Salt Ministries of Nicaragua!
Fun fact: A few years ago I completed my Master’s degree with a major in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. It hasn’t turned out to be my ticket to traveling just yet – perhaps my retirement job?