John Fitzurka (Linz, Austria, President) grew up in a US military family living in different US states and over-seas countries. After serving in the US Air Force as a Russian linguist, he obtained a business and management degree. His professional career took him from managerial positions in retail to working as engineering business support in the aircraft industry. Since living in Austria since 1994 he worked in logistics and is in his last working year as a nursing aid in an elderly care facility. Having been raised Catholic he became a born-again believer during his military service. He loves working with Teenagers at English summer camps, base ball weekends and is actively involved in befreit leben Österreich – Hoffnung für verletzte Herzen (called Open Hearts in the USA) facilitating courses for people who suffered major abuse and hurt in their lives.
Angelika Fitzurka (Linz, Austria) was born in Austria and spent a few years in the USA after her wedding to John. She grew up in a Catholic home and spent her teens actively involved in the charismatic renewal movement. Having worked in various positions from public relations, secretarial assistance and head of administration, she is now employed as commercial analyst with an international pharmaceutical corporation. Having gone through life changes herself, she is actively involved in befreit leben Österreich, being part of the Austrian leadership team and her main focus lies now on coordinating courses and conferences in English for attendees from Eastern Europe, where this movement is starting to spread.
Mike Diedrichsen (IL, Treasurer) is a civil engineer now retired from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources after 41 years in floodplain management. He came to Christ at the age of 23. He enjoys helping and has served as a deacon and elder. He and his wife facilitate a Life Group and are involved in the First Impressions Ministries at their church.
Lianne Brewer (CA, Secretary) – Her passion is teaching young children! She has been a Sunday School teacher for 30+ years and has directed VBS, children’s choirs, and was the owner of an early childhood music studio in Springfield, IL, for more than 20 years. Spiritual gifts include teaching, leadership and administration.
Eric Johnson (VA) served in the UASF for 30 years, retiring in Nov 2006. Since then he has been active working with college aged men. His gifting is as an encourager, hospitality, and applying the Word in practical ways. Currently he does a daily devotional with 4 individuals and has 4 additional men that follow the conversation. His passion is to see young men follow Jesus in an uncompromising way regardless of current circumstances. He is excited to be on the Kyrios Board and is excited to see where the Lord leads through this opportunity.
Bonnie Wozniak (GA) is wife of Fred, mother of 5 amazing children and 3 lovely daughters-in-law, and a grandmother of 12 remarkable grandchildren. Her radical salvation in 1972 with the Jesus People Movement set in motion a hunger for a passionate spiritual journey of loving God and His people. With her BA in English and Speech plus a Masters in Christian Ed, Bonnie taught English and Theater in Christian schools or homeschooled for over 34 years. In ministry she has served by equipping and empowering individuals to become the fullness of what God desires for them. So she taught women’s and parenting classes, hosted small groups and developed conferences to release transformation and purpose. Trained at Regent University in leadership and life coaching, Bonnie formed a non-profit coach training company and then in 2005 Bonnie started the Pathway Home, a 12-month residence for women with life-controlling issues. Later, she began a leadership development company for the marketplace. Her relentless energy reflects Bonnie’s deep commitment to live a “Yes Life” and disciple others to do the same.
Fred Wozniak (GA) began full time street ministry with nightly revival meetings immediately after receiving Christ as his personal Savior in the Jesus Movement in March of 1972. Later he graduated with honors from Bible College. Throughout the years he has served in the local church by teaching and directing children’s ministries, youth groups and adult classes highlighted by being a Church Elder, Teacher on “Five Fold Leadership Team” and a Logos University Professor. His passion is to teach Bible Truths to people of all ages. Fred has also followed Contemporary Christian Music from the days when it was first called Jesus Music. He married Bonnie in 1973 and together they have 5 adult children (of whom 3 are married) and 12 grandchildren. When he is not renovating or repairing things in the home, Fred is currently employed as a mechanical engineer designing custom industrial machines.
Joe Clamon (GA/FL) is a seasoned banker, owner and investor and has helped start companies, nurture early-stage to full-scale, re-organize, divested, lived the ride of a successful IPO, and dealt with the difficulties of the FDA regulatory approval process. He has been involved in numerous community and civic organizations over the years including Leadership Georgia and Leadership Atlanta. He has been involved with leadership, teaching, mentoring and board positions with multiple Christian organizations and groups over the last 40 years. As speakers and teachers at churches, groups and organizations in the US and Europe Joe and Susan are committed to helping others discover and develop their unique gifts and talents.
Susan Clamon (GA/FL) was actively involved in design and leadership in the community serving in chair positions for the American Society of Interior Designers, the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Junior League Prayer Breakfast, First Baptist Atlanta as well as a number of cross cultural events. Most recently she has found great pleasure in supporting Joe in his work as well raising their two children Jack and Catherine. She has been involved with leadership, teaching, mentoring and board positions with multiple Christian organizations and groups over the last 40 years. As speakers and teachers at churches, groups and organizations in the US and Europe Susan and Joe are committed to helping others discover and develop their unique gifts and talents.