Our Team

Robert Stearns

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Robert Stearns is a global networker, innovative thinker, and compelling communicator, whose ideas have taken him farther on an international spectrum than he ever imagined. Equally at home among Prime Ministers and small faith communities, Robert works tirelessly, for the dignity of all peoples everywhere, and is widely respected for his groundbreaking efforts.

He has ministered in 30 nations around the world, and maintains a significant burden for the United States and for Israel.  Robert’s passion for God and zeal for His Kingdom are contagious.

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Stephen Jenks

DIRECTOR, GLOBAL OPERATIONS

Stephen oversees Eagles’ Wings worldwide operations on 3 continents, and serves as part of the Leadership Team of Eagles’ Wings. He also ministers regularly in churches and events throughout the United States.

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Veronica Jenks

DIRECTOR, KAIROS RESOURCE CENTER

Veronica is the Director of our Kairos Resource Center. She also serves on the Leadership Team and Ministry Council that helps to bring leadership to our community and is a mentor and teacher for our Kairos School of Ministry.

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Sue Ten Eyck

COORDINATOR, PRAYER & FALL WATCHMEN ISRAEL PILGRIMAGES

Sue oversees prayer for Eagles’ Wings Ministry, and also has led hundreds of Christians to Israel each fall around the time of the Feast of Tabernacles. She leads prayer at Eagles’ Wings events, and is a dynamic teacher with a warm, personal style.

  • STEPHEN JENKS DIRECTOR, GLOBAL OPERATIONS

    Stephen oversees Eagles’ Wings worldwide operations on 3 continents, and serves as part of the Leadership Team of Eagles’ Wings. He also ministers regularly in churches and events throughout the United States.

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  • VERONICA JENKS DIRECTOR, KAIROS RESOURCE CENTER

    Veronica is the Director of our Kairos Resource Center. She also serves on the Leadership Team and Ministry Council that helps to bring leadership to our community and is a mentor and teacher for our Kairos School of Ministry.

     

  • SUE TEN EYCK
    SUE TEN EYCK COORDINATOR, PRAYER & FALL WATCHMEN ISRAEL PILGRIMAGES

    Sue oversees prayer for Eagles’ Wings Ministry, and also has led hundreds of Christians to Israel each fall around the time of the Feast of Tabernacles. She leads prayer at Eagles’ Wings events, and is a dynamic teacher with a warm, personal style.

Our Team

  • STEPHEN JENKS DIRECTOR, GLOBAL OPERATIONS

    Stephen oversees Eagles’ Wings worldwide operations on 3 continents, and serves as part of the Leadership Team of Eagles’ Wings. He also ministers regularly in churches and events throughout the United States.

    www.stephenjenks.org

  • VERONICA JENKS DIRECTOR, KAIROS RESOURCE CENTER

    Veronica is the Director of our Kairos Resource Center. She also serves on the Leadership Team and Ministry Council that helps to bring leadership to our community and is a mentor and teacher for our Kairos School of Ministry.

     

  • SUE TEN EYCK
    SUE TEN EYCK COORDINATOR, PRAYER & FALL WATCHMEN ISRAEL PILGRIMAGES

    Sue oversees prayer for Eagles’ Wings Ministry, and also has led hundreds of Christians to Israel each fall around the time of the Feast of Tabernacles. She leads prayer at Eagles’ Wings events, and is a dynamic teacher with a warm, personal style.

  • AARON DERSTINE DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS

    Aaron oversees the Communications Department including facilitating mail and e-mail communications to leaders and partners around the world.  He is a writer and teacher, and he and his wife Kaitlin help lead Eagles’ Wings outreach to the Arab Christians in the Middle East.

     

  • KAITLIN DERSTINE COORDINATOR, ISRAEL TRIP DEPARTMENT

    Kaitlin serves in the Israel department connecting with pastors and ministry leaders, and assisting them in bringing groups to Israel.  She and her husband Aaron also teach regularly, leading Watchmen on the Wall seminars and other ongoing initiatives.

     

  • ADAM DILERNIA CREATIVE/ART DIRECTOR, BRANDING CONSULTANT

    With nearly two decades of experience working with major creative agencies in the New York metropolitan area, Adam helps to communicate our global message through print, multi-media and digital means.

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  • MARK PASSARELLA DIRECTOR, KAIROS SCHOOL OF MINISTRY

    Mark currently serves the Kairos School of Ministry as director. Mark is also a worship leader, teacher, and the Youth Pastor at the Tabernacle in Orchard Park, NY, training up tomorrow’s leaders for the past 10 years with his wife, Gabi.

    www.markandgabi.org

  • GABI PASSARELLA WOMEN'S DISCIPLESHIP DIRECTOR, KAIROS SCHOOL OF MINISTRY

    Gabi Passarella serves the Kairos School of Ministry as the Women’s Coordinator. She has been a mentor and teacher pastoring women and teen girls for over a decade.

    www.markandgabi.com

  • DENA DEPASQUALE DIRECTOR, CONFERENCES & EVENTS

    Dena serves as Events Coordinator and works in the Development Department. She is responsible for overseeing conferences, the Jerusalem Banquets and the Jerusalem celebration of the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem.

     

  • WENDY MILLER EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR/GLOBAL COORDINATOR

    Wendy has served for over a decade coordinating Robert’s schedule, and administering the various and initiatives of Eagles’ Wings. She also helps coordinate the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem in over 100 nations around the world.

     

  • JAEL SZUMIGALA BOOKKEEPER

    Jael, a graduate of the Eagles’ Wings Internship and Kairos School of Ministry, serves as a Financial Assistant and as the United States National Day of Prayer Coordinator on staff. She is also a gifted worship leader and preacher who has a heart for the next generation.

     

  • RYAN DELLING NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY REPRESENTATIVE

    Based in New Jersey, Ryan serves in a variety of ministry capacities; leading worship and speaking regularly across the region and around the world. He also represents Eagles’ Wings and ministers at various functions, major events and conferences.

    www.dellingministry.com

  • SARA DELLING NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY REPRESENTATIVE

    Based in New Jersey, Sara serves in a variety of ministry capacities; leading worship and speaking regularly across the region and around the world. She also represents Eagles’ Wings and ministers at various events.

    www.dellingministry.com

  • SHARON CHEESEMAN
    SHARON CHEESEMAN EAGLES' WINGS MINISTRY TRAVEL

    Sharon has been a part of the Eagles’ Wings team since 2010 and in the travel industry for the past 17+ years.  Israel is one of Sharon’s areas of expertise, and she enjoys combining her extensive knowledge and experience to customize a unique itinerary to fit each group’s interests and expectations.

  • DENNIS EVERS FACILITIES

    Dennis coordinates the repairs and maintenance of the various facilities where Eagles’ Wings team members live and work.  A skilled craftsmen in many construction trades, he is also part of the media team for Eagles’ Wings conferences and events.

     

  • LEANNE RUISI
    LEANNE RUISI FINANCE & DATA DEPARTMENT

    Leanne helps to coordinate all the communication with partners and processing of donations for the ministry.  She and her husband Doug reside in Clarence with their several dogs.

     

  • LOU FLIS ADMINISTRATOR, CLARENCE OFFICE

    Lou lends his years of administrative experience to the Clarence office operations of Eagles’ Wings helping to ensure a smooth, efficient and safe environment for the ministry.

     

  • Jeff Welker FINANCE DEPARTMENT

    Jeff excels at implementing best business practices while keeping the vision and ethos of the organization at the core. His leadership background has afforded him opportunities in managing people, funds, and programs while focusing on new strategic alliances.

  • DONNA PALMIERI EAGLES' WINGS MINISTRY TRAVEL

    Donna Palmieri has been with Eagles’ Wings since 2010. With over 13 years in the travel industry, she brings her travel experiences, professional knowledge and customer service with each trip she plans. Donna specializes in Israel group travel, as well as customized individual travel and looks forward to sharing her expertise to plan your next travel experience.