Staff

Marilyn Laszlo

Marilyn recently passed away on September 9, 2021. She was 88 and suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. A Celebration of Life is planned for Tuesday, October 5th 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at Liberty Bible Church, 824 North Calumet, Chesterton, Indiana, 46304. Marilyn’s obituary and service details can be found here. The price on all of Marilyn’s books, and videos has been lowered can be purchased here. This includes Mission Possible, A is for Airstrip, Mountain of Light, Come By Here (Angel Award winner), and Return to Hauna (Angel Award winner).

Shirley Killosky

Shirley is living full-time in Hauna Village. The worldwide Covid-19 pandemic has grounded Shirley in Boise for the time being. She lives there close to her daughter and son. Her full bio can be found here. Shirley has four grown children and five grandchildren. Due to extreme expense we do not give out the satellite e-mail address. If you would like to send a message to Shirley, send it to her attention to Courtney at laszlomissionleague@gmail.com or to her daughter Lisa at jimlisa86@hotmail.com. Regularly, we send a packet of letters and info to the village either with someone who is traveling there or by mail, which takes 2-3 weeks. Send written correspondence to Shirley attention at P.O. Box 24242, Shawnee Mission, KS 66283.

Topher Philgreen, President

Topher started Laszlo Mission League in 2003 with Marilyn. He has had 35 years of non-profit experience as the COO of Youthfront, a 75 year-old youth organization in Kansas City. Topher graduated with a Management and Human Relations degree from MidAmerican Nazarene University, and lives south of Kansas City with his wife April and their four children, two out of college and two still in college. Topher has traveled to 22 countries leading many mission trips and has been to PNG 13 times. He can be reached at tphilgreen@youthfront.com, or at the LML office at 913-964-7200.

Courtney Gras

Courtney started working for Laszlo Mission League in March 2019. She combines a love of serving others with administrative experience from working with her church and another local non-profit. Courtney enjoys living in Kansas City, spending time with her family and a good thunderstorm. She can be reached at laszlomissionleague@gmail.com, or at the LML office at 913-964-7200.

Board of Directors:

David Houchen, Treasurer

David is a long-time financial executive, with 10 years’ experience at BKD, LLP (a top 10 US CPA firm), 17 years as CFO and later COO of Children International (a nonprofit organization with activities in 12 countries), 2 years as CFO of Baker University (a private university with 4 campuses in the KC metropolitan area), and is now CFO at Bank of Blue Valley (a $700 million bank in Overland Park, Kansas). In addition to his work with LML, David is on the board of a Kansas City-based nonprofit, Phoenix Family, that supports families living below the poverty line in several Midwest cities. David also serves on the board of the USD416 Endowment Association which gives away $125,000 in local scholarships each year.

Lisa Wilkeson

Lisa served as the Missionary Chairman for many years at a church who faithfully supported both Marilyn Laszlo and Shirley Killosky. Lisa is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.S. in Education. In addition, she has two Master’s Degrees in Education from Purdue University focusing on Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Administration. She currently works as the Director of Transportation for School City of Hobart.

Lorelei Weimer

Lorelei is the niece of Marilyn Laszlo and Shirley Killosky, and she has been to Hauna Village three time. Lorelei is passionate about the next phase of ministry in Hauna. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She is currently the Executive Director of Indiana Dunes Tourism and has been with this organization since 1991. She is a member of Liberty Bible Church and resides in Chesterton, Indiana.

David Stanley

David serves as Executive Director of an inner city youth ministry he started 14 years ago called KICK Ministries. He has extensive international missions experience and 25 years of professional ministry experience having served as youth pastor, senior pastor and worship leader in local churches and para-church organizations. He has a Bachelors of Organizational Leadership and a Master of Divinity, and is a licensed pastor of The Evangelical Covenant Church. He currently resides with his wife and four boys in Olathe, KS.

Topher Philgreen, President

See above.

As you can see we are small and lean and totally focused on the ministries of Hauna.

Sepik Christian Ministries.

Sepik Christian Ministries is the entity established under the PNG government to operate the school programs in Hauna. The leadership is made up of 12 villagers, 3 from each clan. Each day, they each have various duties from teaching, to operating the sawmill, to mowing the grass landing strip. To contact anyone in Hauna go through the LML office by e-mailing Courtney at laszlomissionleague@gmail.com or sending a message through our Contact Us page.