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Operation Barnabas Leaders 2020

Timothy KurtaneckTimothy Kurtaneck (aka TK), is the director of Operation Barnabas.  While TK currently lives in Southern California, he has been guiding the planning of our 2020 tour and we are thrilled to have him join us again this year! TK is married to Dana and they have two adult children, Bekah and Nick. TK is wrapping up 25 years of ministry here at CE National and has led more OB tours than he can count! He is a major fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the California Angels, and anything Disney!




Max and Maggie (Margaret) Olmedo are from Downey, California. They help lead the worship team at Grace Church in Norwalk. Collectively, they have almost 40 years of teaching experience. Max teaches high school Spanish and Maggie currently teaches in kindergarten. They have 4 children and 4 grandchildren. Their youngest, Marie, an OB 2018 Alum, will be on OB as a student intern this summer. She graduated this year and is heading to UCLA in the Fall. Before this summer, Maggie led OB 6 times. Max led 3. Maggie is a 1987 OB alum under the leadership of the greats, Ed Lewis and TK. Maggie currently serves on the CE National board and loves Disneyland, murder-mysteries, movie Tuesdays with her grandkids, and unsweetened iced tea. Max loves music, fitness, fashion, fixer-upper shows, and Kombucha.

Kari CoxKari Cox is from Columbus, Ohio. In 2014 she graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Church Ministry. Currently, she is an administration assistant at an early education school. She attends New Life Church in Gahanna and is a leader for both middle school and young adult ministries. Being an OB alum from 2010, she is very excited for the opportunity to lead and to see all of what God has planned. In her free time she enjoys reading, hanging out in her hammock, and exploring.