About Our Team
Staff and Board members
David and Kathleen TaborPresident, Vice President
David and Kathleen have been 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.
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 19 grandchildren. All their children, Lisa, Jordan, Megan and John were raised in missions and now reside in the United States.
The Geoff and Megan Ila Family
HI! We’re the Ila family. Geoff, Megan, Teira, Jamie, Shae and Tayne. Before joining SRFM officially since 2003 (and unofficially since 1998) we were with YWAM Papua New Guinea. 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.
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.
The Tamara Lewko Family
The Lewkos worked many years with Youth With A Mission before joining SRFM. The Lewko family has 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, and I moved to the Montrose, Colorado area when I was four and a half years old. After getting married, 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 completion 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 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 seven times, which I thoroughly enjoy.
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.
Rick and Kathy WeaverSecretary
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 World Prayer Center “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, 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 (Kathy) 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. I serve as the secretary for the board of SRFM. My husband, Rick, now semi-retired as a civil engineer, joined SRFM in 2013, and we both enjoy serving with the ministry together. Rick also serves as president of CALO (Colorado AirLift Outreach, a ministry that coordinates and flies medical teams to Mexico) and enjoys flying mercy flights for Samaritan Aviation.
John and Gayle StrantzBoard Directors
John and Gayle Strantz have served on the Board of SRFM since its inception. We have linked arms with David & Kathleen Tabor for over 49 years and are blessed to serve as Board Members.
Our hearts have been in missions for many years. We have served full time in Youth With A Mission for 20 years, and continue to serve part-time at the University of the Nations and YWAM SHIPS. We have had the privilege of serving in many different nations and seeing God’s heart for the lost and His great love for His Bride. We have also served in the capacity of Associate Pastors and Marriage Counselors. We have been blessed to be able to speak into the lives of singles, couples, and families. We long to see people restored to the Father and walk in the fulness of life that is offered in Him.
Our grandchildren have been blessed by taking part in Ao1 and have grown in the knowledge of the Lord. It is an honor to share in their lives in this way. We have gone on outreach with them and have seen God move mightily as we serve the Lord together with 3 generations. There is a special dynamic that takes place in that setting that is powerful. God seems to be highlighting the joining of generations to accomplish His purposes in the earth.
Our 50th Wedding Anniversary will be June 21, 2015. We are grateful for the gift of one another and His guidance and protection of our marriage. We have 2 daughters, 2 son-in-laws, and 12 grandchildren. WOW! God is faithful.
Galen and Jan DailyBoard Directors
Galen and Jan Daily first became involved with Solid Rock Ministries when their sixteen year old daughter, Jenny, joined Ao1 in 1991. They instantly bonded with David and Kathleen Tabor, and have grown closer over the years. Galen was the administrator and Jan a teacher at Colorado West Christian School at that time. They have subsequently ministered in Uganda, Morocco, Thailand, Burma, Kenya, and Israel. They have a deep love and respect for missions as well as the wonderful work at SRFM.
They pastored at Extended Arms Four Square Church in Clifton and retired in 2008. They continue to minster at Canyon View Vineyard Church and the Salvation Army, both in Grand Junction. They also continue to serve on the board of SRFM. They have two grown, married children and ten grandchildren. Their 48 year marriage has been a joy to them and a testimony to God’s faithfulness.
Charity Freeland has worked with SRFM since October of 2002. After meeting David and Kathleen through their post-high school Bible study in 2000, I knew that I someday wanted to work closer with their organization. In 2001 I went with Audience of One on a life changing outreach trip to London. Since then I have traveled to Australia, Italy, New Zealand, and Hong Kong with Ao1. I led Grand Junction Ao1 for two years and have helped with Montrose Ao1. I also help with the administrative duties in SRFM and oversee the bookkeeping.
I have greatly appreciated the relationships that I have developed in SRFM. I have been challenged to go further and deeper, in my relationship with God, than I ever thought possible. I have had the opportunity to work with people of all ages, cultures, backgrounds, and circumstances and I have learned so much. I’ve learned leadership skills. I have also learned who I am, I’ve learned to walk in confidence in who God created me to be.
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.
SRFM was founded in 1998 and is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. They have established a local and international youth discipleship program called Audience of One. This program helps to develop character and integrity in young people through Biblical teaching, accountability groups, community service, performing arts and outreaches. The youth have the opportunity to reach out to their community and to the world as they publicly share their testimonies and serve those around them.
SRFM provides family counseling and teaching, assists single parents, the elderly, widows and the fatherless through practical helps.
Why We Help Out
As a ministry, SRFM encourages a lifestyle of worship and obedience to God’s Word, living in right relationship with God. SRFM believes that, as the Body of Christ, each person and generation has something to minister to God’s heart and to others. Accordingly, the generations are encouraged to work together and to learn from each other.
Statement of Purpose
Solid Rock Foundation Ministries is a local, national, international, and interdenominational movement of Christians who are dedicated to building, restoring, training, and mobilizing the family and young people, and the validation of youth as legitimate members of the Body of Christ.