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Meet Our Board.

The board members of the Optivest Foundation not only direct initiatives for expanding the Kingdom, but also personally invest their time and money alongside foundation partners, multiplying impact. Continually assessing programs based on the Foundation’s mission to make an impact to change lives for today and eternity, the board of directors consider projects individually for their ability to create sustainable and meaningful transformation.
 

Mark Van Mourick

Mark Van Mourick

Founder, owner and president of Optivest, Inc., Mark Van Mourick, has been a generous philanthropist for years. He previously established a family foundation and modeled what it meant to invest in others and make a difference in the world to his three growing children. Mark has continued to model that generosity to his staff and clients of Optivest, Inc. by establishing the Optivest Foundation and funding it with 10% of gross company revenue. Input is received from both staff and clients for the distribution of funds and opportunities are available for staff and clients to join Mark and his wife, Trish on ‘due diligence’ trips in remote parts of the world to see the funds in action.
 

Jim West

Jim West

Jim West is co-founder and the Managing Partner of The Barnabas Group, established to engage Christians with pre-vetted ministries in helping them by using their time, talent and networks. TBG is located in ten cities nationwide. Jim is also the Executive Director of The Pocket Testament League and Chairman of the Board for the Center for Student Missions. He and his wife Suzy are avid travelers and usually go on several mission trips each year where they can share the Gospel and see churches planted. Jim spent over 20 years in the mortgage industry as well as teaching and coaching at the college level.
 

Trish Van Mourick

Trish Van Mourick

Married to Mark for 34 years and mother to their three grown children, Trish serves as the Executive Director of the Optivest Foundation. With a heart that leans toward serving, encouraging, and equipping mothers and families, Trish served as a board member for Mothers of Preschoolers, Inc. and the Director of Women’s Ministries at her local church. She continues to use her gifts of leadership and encouragement as a Mentor to many young mothers in the Orange County area. She and husband Mark, travel often to visit the areas and people they have invested in and investigate new opportunities for future involvement.