Meet Our Staff
David HeflinFounder and President
David Heflin is the founder and president of Broken and Mended. He is married to Katie and has three kids. David has been a preacher for 19 years and founded Broken and Mended in 2018 after being inspired by his own battle with chronic pain to connect other hurting people to Jesus and each other. David has a B.A. in Bible from Oklahoma Christian University and a Master of Arts in Religion from Azusa Pacific University. He resides in Woodward, OK.
Nora Ellis, a volunteer with Broken and Mended, Inc., began learning about chronic pain and illness at a young age when her father was diagnosed with Lyme disease. She is thankful her own experience with autoimmune disease diagnoses prepared her to support her family members and friends who live with chronic pain syndrome, cancer, kidney disease, and various autoimmune diseases. Nora credits her knowledge to the people God continually places in the right places at the right times while she studies and travels throughout the United States.
Dr. RaeDeen KeahiolaloBoard Member
RaeDeen has a deep compassion for people who are hurting. She has lived with chronic illness since the age of 10 years old. Despite the related challenges, RaeDeen knows life is a journey and there is always hope. She received her Ph.D. in 2008 from the University of Hawaii and is self-employed. Her family is her joy.
Jim has been around chronic illness and suffering from a young age. Jim’s mother, Wilnetta, suffered from numerous chronic diseases that steadily progressed and caused increasing pain for decades. Jim has experienced the impact of such chronic conditions on all involved, including family members. Jim’s mother was one of the first participants in Broken and Mended.
Jim is an attorney in Oklahoma. He enjoys traveling, any type of outdoor adventure, and is grateful to be a part of the great work of Broken and Mended.
Mark PriceVice President
Mark is married to Velda and lives in Woodward, Oklahoma. Mark has seen his family blessed by Broken and Mended and happily participates and gives back to the ministry however he can. Mark is a recorded Christian musician.
Gary lives in Kyle TX with his wife Cindy and two children. He worked in music education prior to being diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis. Now he occupies his time as a self-employed stay-at-home dad.
Dr. Tim GunnellsBoard Member
Tim Gunnells is a preacher and a college professor and a happily married father of 4 children. He is in a daily battle with Psoriatic Arthritis in addition to other chronic health problems. He is glad to help support others in their battles with chronic pain and illness through the ministry of Broken and Mended.
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