Roland and Carolyn Ashby answered the call to missions in 1988. They studied Spanish in McAllen, Texas before locating in Guanajuato, Mexico where they mobilized Mexican short term mission teams.
They would recruit Mexican bible teachers, evangelists, doctors and dentists to providemedical/dental care and the Gospel to remote Indian groups in the mountainsof Mexico.
In 1991 they founded an orphanage in Zacatecas, Mexico providing care for Huichol Indian babies suffering from a measles epidemic and a severe drought.
In 1992 they moved to New Braunfels, Texas where they founded Strategic Alliance. Their offices and home are there today.
Roland, Carolyn and their Strategic Alliance staff have taken thousands of people on short term mission outreaches since 1989. Since the day God told Roland that he could do something that something continues to be defined.
God’s grace is shared in abundance through their ministry.
Roland Ashby Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Roland Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Alliance.
A graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, New Mexico with an AA. degree and a baccalaureate degree from Central Methodist University, Fayette, Missouri, Roland is responsible for defining the vision and establishing and conserving the long term goals of the ministry. Roland works diligently to ensure that the ministry stays focused and true to the vision God has given.
Carolyn Ashby Co-founder, Officer in charge of encouragement
Carolyn is a vital asset to the success of the ministry. A Registered Nurse by profession, she graduated from Grant Hospital School of Nursing, Chicago, Illinois. Since the foundation of Strategic Alliance Carolyn has provided sound counsel and advice. Her wisdom and ability to rightly divide the Word of Truth has enabled Carolyn to bless many, many people here in the United States and around the world. Her compassion towards “the least of these” is prodigious, to say the least!
Suzie Killeen Director of Administration
Suzanne (Suzie) is the wife of Tim Killeen and has 3 children (Jacob 19 @ Wheaton College, Joshua 16, and Emma 15). Suzie and her family moved to San Antonio in 2012 and in May of 2013 she joined Strategic Alliance as the administrative assistant. Most importantly, Suzie has been a devoted follower of Jesus since 1993 and her family attends CrossBridge Community Church. She graduated from Arizona State University with BS in Human Resource Management. She loves to read, attend BSF and spend time with her family.