Founder/Chairman: Kyle Sheets, MD

Founder and previously the Chairman of PAPA, Kyle graduated from UTMB School of Medicine in Galveston, Texas.  He completed his Family Practice residency training at Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program in Wichita, Kansas, and currently practicies rural medicine in Muleshoe, TX.  Kyle spends several weeks each year working in mission hospitals in third world countries.  Kyle and his wife, Bernita, have ten children.

Medical Director: Greg Miller, MD    

Greg graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. He completed his anesthesiology residency training at Texas Tech and completed his fellowship in cardiac anesthesia at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Greg currently practices in Lubbock, Texas. Greg and his wife, Stephanie have four children.

Zachary Sheets

Zachary is the Chief Operating Officer for Concord Medical Group, Inc.  He graduated from Abilene Christian University.  He has been involved with PAPA Missions from the beginning and continues to share in it’s mission.  He, his wife and their four children live in Abilene, TX.

Kathy Brown   

Kathy and her husband Gary and first traveled with PAPA to Zimbabwe in 2004 as part of a non-medical support team.  The needs of the people are staggering, but their joy, faith, and hope in Christ are remarkable.  I know that PAPA makes a lasting difference in both the lives of those we minister to as well as the volunteers themselves. I am very excited to see what God has in store for PAPA Missions as we continue to serve in the name of Jesus.” Kathy graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington and presently teaches high school physics.  She and her husband, Gary, have three grown children and seven grandchildren

Shannon Burton   

Shannon is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry. She received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. Shannon is a licensed Physical Therapist and has practiced in a variety of clinical settings. Shannon is married and has four children. She and her husband and two oldest chidren took their first trip to Africa in the summer of 2009. This was a life-changing event for their family and they cannot wait to return and serve again.

Geoff Gilbert   

Geoff lives in Abilene with his wife Candy and their son. Geoff is an investment stock broker.

Lt Col Nathaniel Ott, MD   

Nate is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He earned his Medical Doctorate at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. He has served in the United States Air Force since 1997 as an F-16 pilot with deployments to Japan and Iraq. He is currently in the USAF-Reserves and completing his training as a radiologist.  Nate and his wife Terah live in San Antonio and have four children.

Shelley Pinson    

Shelley knows the change that occurs when one is adopted into the family of God through Jesus Christ.  She wants to share, through the ministry of Physicians Aiding Physicians Abroad, the radical difference between freedom and condemnation, hope and despair, and life and death that is found and given in the Person of Jesus Christ.  Shelley received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Abilene Christian University, and her Master’s of Health Science from Texas Wesleyan University.  She has practiced as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) since 1994 in Fort Worth Texas.  She has been the Chief CRNA of an outpatient surgery center since 1997. Shelley is a member of Denton Bible Church in Denton, TX. Shelley’s greatest joy and fulfillment come from being Paul’s wife since 1983.  Paul and Shelley make their home in Roanoke, TX, a suburb of Fort Worth.

George A. (Rick) Stouffer, MD  

Rick is the Henry A. Foscue Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina where he also serves as Director of Interventional Cardiology.  He joined the faculty there in 2000 after 5 years at the University of Texas Medical Branch.  He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Bucknell University and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Maryland.  His postgraduate medical training was at the University of Virginia.  He has been involved with PAPA for many years, and has been on medical mission trips with them to Honduras and Zimbabwe.  He and Meg have four children ranging in age from 13 to 17 years old.

Scott Stringfield, MD   

Scott is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita, Kansas, and has served as Associate Director of the Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program in Wichita for the past twelve years.  Via Christi is the second largest program of its kind in the nation, and is dedicated to training physicians who are comfortable practicing medicine anywhere in the world, whether the setting is urban, suburban, rural, or overseas.  Via Christi recently implemented the International Fellowship, a one-year program designed to train Family Physicians for the rigors and challenges facing those who practice third-world medicine.  The program partners with Karanda Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe, Africa, where fellows spend five months training with clinicians who have practiced third-world medicine for decades.  Scott resides in Wichita with his wife, Kerry, and their three children.