Do you have a calling to be on staff at SRFM?
Then email or call us.
Full-time staff who need additional monthly support:
- David & Kathleen Tabor
- Clara Ila
- Tamara Lewko
- Mary Lou Luttrell
- The Geoff and Megan Ila Family
- The Curtis and Lucy Allen Family
If you feel led to contribute towards any of these needs, you can recieve a tax-deductible receipt.
Please make checks payable to SRFM and include a note which states where you would like your donation to go.
The staff of Solid Rock Foundation mInistries is a group of individuals and familes with experience at local and international levels. Each staff member is dedicated to living a lifestyle of obedience to God's Word.
Currently we have four types of staff: full-time, part-time, volunteers, and interns. In order to be a full-time staff member one must have completed a Youth With A Mission Discipleship Training School, a Solid Rock Foundation Ministries Discipeship Training School (The Quarry), or have interend with SRFM for a year or more.
Full-time staff members make themselves available to serve SRFM on a full-time basis, this makes it virtually impossible to have a traditional job. As such, they must raise enough support on a monthly basis to cover all of their living expenses as well as the travel expenses necessary to accompany youth on missions trips and to minister in the nation and the nations. Full-time staff members are generally committed to SRFM for at 1-2 years at a time.
David and Kathleen have involved in full time missions since 1977. They began their mission’s adventure by joining Youth With A Mission in September 1977, going to Hawaii for two years of training and mission’s introduction at the University of the Nations.
President and Vice President:
David and Kathleen Tabor
In 1979 they moved to Australia and were on staff with YWAM Australia. They served in Goulburn for two years and Brisbane for two years. There they were involved in training, teaching, discipleship, youth ministry and evangelism locally, nationally and internationally.
In 1983 they moved to Lae, Papua New Guinea where they pioneered YWAM PNG. They were involved again in training, teaching discipleship, youth ministry and evangelism. Under their leadership, three YWAM bases were established and numerous local, national and international outreach events were held.
In 1997 David and Kathleen moved to Montrose, Colorado where they founded Solid Rock Foundation Ministries, a Youth and Family ministry. They continue to be involved internationally as well and nationally and locally. Teaching, training, discipleship and evangelism are still top priority.
David and Kathleen have four married children, with 18 grandchildren. All their children, Lisa, Jordan, Megan and John were raised in missions and now reside in the United States.
HI! We're the Ila family. Geoff, Megan, Teira, Jamie, Shae and Tayne. We have been with SRFM officially since 2003 and unofficially since 1998 when it all started!
The Geoff and Megan Ila Family
Teira is our oldest child. She will be 16 at the end of this year and will be a sophmore this school year. She attends Montrose Education Co-op (MEC)and she enjoys it very much.
Jamie is 13 and she is in 7th Grade at MEC this year.
Shae is 10 this year. She is at
(CWCS) and she will be in 5th Grade this year.
Tayne is 8 this year and he will be in 2nd Grade at CWCS.
We were previously with YWAM Papua New Guinea and we have been trained through YWAM to primarily work with children, teenage and family ministries. We got married in 1993and have travelled to and worked with young people in 16 different nations.
Megan and I are the leaders for Local Audience of One ministries here in Montrose. We run the Fall and Spring Local Ao1 programs.In the summer we are involved with our Ao1 International program.
Megan and I also lead the worship ministry in SRFM. At the beginning of 2007 we took the team back to my home nation
Papua New Guinea
, and ministered in two of the major cities,
and Lae. Our purpose in
Papua New Guinea
as a worship team was to "Call Forth the Warriors"! We sensed that the Lord wanted us to encourage those that had dropped the call and vision of God in their lives through whatever reason and go back to walking in the centre of Gods will for their lives. We also got the opportunity to do some renovations on the YWAM base in Lae where Megan and I met, married and served for the first 8 years of our married life.
During the school year Megan works as a substitute teacher at CWCS and teaches Social Studies at MEC. I teach PE for MEC, paint houses, and sell health products. The opportunity that we have to work in both christian schools allows us to stay within the parameters of our call "To train and disciple young people" and also provides school fees for our three children that are attending those schools. We live very much by faith as we live on support.
- Pray for continued focus on God in all that He has shown us to do and, that we will stay in the centre of His will as a married couple and a family.
- Pray for the schools we serve,
Montrose Education Co-op
that we continue to have divine appoinments with the young people, and for God to bless these schools especially those involved in christian education which is vital for our young people today.
- Pray for our Local Ao1 ministry in Montrose, that God would give us the resources to "...extend our tent pegs" especially in the area of hands on staff. We also need to see God provide a facility for us to cater for both the Fall and Spring seasons.
- Pray for our International Ao1 summer outreaches, that God would continue to give us wisdom for our next outreach and begin to provide the resources for our family to travel.
- Finally, pray for our financial support. Our needs are about $2,500.00 a month which covers bills and rent each month. Please pray that our support base increases as we embark on making our needs known through our newsletter/ support letter at the end of this month.
The Tamara Lewko Family
The Lewkos worked many years with Youth With A Mission before joining SRFM. The Lewko family have been involved with SRFM for about 5 years. Tamara works teaches and disciples young people through our Ao1 ministries as well as being available for any events that SRFM is involved in. Their family has helped with several of our outreaches traveling to Colorado Springs, Italy, the West Coast, and Hong Kong with Ao1 International. Tamara home schools her sons, Ethan and Daniel. Her oldest son, Nathaniel, has just graduated from home school and will be participating in "The Quarry". The boys make themselves available for practical helps, whether it be setting up sound systems, hauling luggage, helping fix things, or encouraging those that are younger than themselves.
Mary Lou Luttrell
My name is Mary Lou Mills Luttrell. I was born in 1939 andI moved to the Montrose, Colorado area when I was four and a half years old. I attended Western State College at Gunnison for a year and a quarter.
I married Ron Luttrell in 1959. We have four children: Rhonda Castle, Chauncey Luttrell, Rachel Werner, and Stephanie Moore. Our marriage ended in divorce in 1973. I never remarried.
I worked for the Montrose School District for eleven years then I sold pianos, organs, and keyboards for several years and was a Health and Life Insurance agent for eleven years.
In 1985 and 1986 I did a "Crossroads School" with Youth With a Mission and then a "Worship, Intercession, and Spiritual Warfare school "with YWAM in 1999. At the complestion of that school I went with SRFM on their first outreach in 1999 to Australia and Papua New Guinea. In 2000 I joined the staff of SRFM.
I am the prayer intercessor for both the local and international Ao1 teams. I am a member of the Intercessors Team in Montrose County. I am the Secretary for the Association of Montrose Churches and I am also the City Coordinator for the National Day of Prayer, Task Force. I minister to the senior citizens with music in Montrose a couple of times a month. I am a Grandma eight times and a Great-Grandma four times, which I thoroughly enjoy.
Solid Rock Foundation Ministries has been a tremendous blessing to me. God has worked mightily through this ministry in my life. The three generational feature of the ministry is so important. I have a wonderful family and wonderful friends. God has blessed me so richly. Praise His Holy name.
Clara was born in 1945 on Misima Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. She is a divorcee and previously worked with YWAM for ten years in PNG and abroad.
She has been on SRFM Staff since November 2003. She is responsible for SRFM and Ao1's financial records. She serves Local and International Ao1 in prayer.
Clara is also a member of the Intercessors Team in Montrose County.
"I have a heart for intercession and young people, and I want to be a part of bridging the gap that exists between my generation and the young generation"
Our family first became involved with SRFM in the summer of 1998 when our teenage daughters and some of their friends joined David and Kathleen Tabor for a week of prayer and fasting at the
“Prayer Storm”. When they returned, we and other parents were invited to join the young people for a weekly early morning prayer time for youth and the nation. It was awesome to see how God worked as the generations came together in agreement with Him. That fall, Michelle Stucky joined SRFM staff, and we were blessed to have her live in our home for the next two years.
From the summer of 1999 to the present 2007, our family has participated in the annual King’s Kids and AO1 International Team outreaches, which have had a profound impact on each of us in our personal faith, character, and relationship with the Lord, as well as the privilege of seeing God work through us to impact nations. In 2001 our daughter, Julie, joined SRFM staff and moved into their staff house (Hebron House) for a year.
In 2003, after our youngest daughter graduated from our home school, I joined SRFM staff and looked forward to more involvement with this organization that shared our same core values of seeking and honoring God first in all things and ministry to youth and families. My husband, Rick continues to work fulltime as a civil engineer with Del-Mont Consultants and enjoys serving with the ministry when he is able. I help with SRFM service projects, the prayer team, some secretarial work, and sometimes with AO1.
Curtis and Lucy Allen
Hello. We're Curtis and Lucy Allen. We've been in ministry, between the two of us, for over 60 years in Youth With A Mission, Mercy Ships and Solid Rock, going to some 40-odd nations that we can't remember exactly.
We met and married in 1991, at the ages of 38 and 39, and in 1993 had our daughter, Deanna. She has been loved on, encouraged, discipled and grown in her relationship with the Lord through SRFM's performing arts youth ministry, Audience of One, for 5 years (going on outreaches to six countries!) and will soon be leaving for college at Seattle Pacific University.
God gave Curtis the desire of his heart to help those in need by calling him to join the helps ministry of SRFM in September of 2010. Lucy is also involved in a variety of ways in addition to staying home and praying in more freelance editorial work.
We are so privileged to serve our Lord Jesus and do life with our SRFM family.
Volunteers are committed to specific ministries. Their committment level is usually on a seasonal basis and varies according to their schedule.
Interns typically reside with the Directors, David and Kathleen Tabor, where they are discipled and trained for leadership. They usually make a year committment and assist with the various ministries of SRFM. They generally need to raise enough support to cover their monthly expenses.