Team members in Cameroon have been supported from the very beginning by a group of like-minded volunteers who serve as the Board of Directors for MCWA. Each one brings unique talents and gifts to MCWA and leads the ministry with servant hearts.

Current Board of Directors

William A. Clark, Jr. CPA

"It is an honor and privilege to serve MCWA and have a small part in supporting the hard work of so many who have labored in this work."

Roxanne Dill LSU Instructor

“I am privileged to serve on the board of the Medical Centers of West Africa and to be a small part of God’s great work in Cameroon. It’s my prayer that we can support and encourage our [field team] at home and abroad.”

Matt Heinz Investment Advisor, Board Chairman

“I wanted to join in on what God is doing.”

Paul Leinweber Retired

"God has always moved in my heart for Internationals. I have been aware of MCWA since its beginning but have stayed on the sidelines. God is moving in the hearts of the [people] in Cameroon, and it is time for me to get involved in His work there."

David Mills Policy Researcher

​"God is bringing physical healing and spiritual vitalization to people who need both. I am honored to be able to participate in the powerful ways He has been moving for some time now."

Larry Moore Retired

“One of the ways that I can love God is through the outward display of helping, nurturing, and caring for others. When I was approached by Matt Heinz to be on the board, it was a simple decision to join.”

Cheryl Yennie CPA, Executive Director

“I got a wonderful invitation through my church's community group to join the MCWA board. My community group leader knew I had healthcare finance experience as a CPA and although I knew nothing about the ministry work and did not know any of the [field team], I did know a bit about serving with volunteers on a board. Twelve years later, this single decision to volunteer my talents has changed everything about me. I am very humbled and grateful that God interrupted my plans for His plans. What a wonderful invitation indeed!”

Jessica Kearney High School Teacher

"I’m so excited by the work God is doing all across the world to call people to Himself and to perfect His Bride. MCWA is serving people of different languages, tribes, and nations than those with whom I’m in regular contact, and I’m humbled and grateful to be able to see some of that by serving on the board. I’m so encouraged to spend time alongside others who long to see Christ’s Kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven."

Cindy Barker Entrepreneur

"It is my privilege to participate in God's plan to reach every tribe, tongue and nation as He moves in the hearts of the people of Cameroon. I am so honored to be able to support the work of MCWA by serving on the Board of Directors."

Shaun McIntire Physician


Jacob Wood .

"It has been my joy to have been on the MCWA board over the years. My love for the heart and mission of MCWA goes back to the start, and I am so happy and privileged to be able to support the team as they press on."

Ministry Leadership

Scott Field Director and Ministry Team Leader

Scott is the current leader of MCWA’s field team in Cameroon. Scott graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 1985 and holds an MA in Intercultural Studies from Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina. He is married to Lee and has three adult children, Charlie, Michael, and Jessica. Scott and Lee’s home church is The Chapel, an independent, evangelical church in Baton Rouge, LA.

Scott’s professional background was sales and management in Baton Rouge prior to joining MCWA. He and Lee have served in Meskine since 1992. Scott’s first role was MCWA’s Hospital Administrator in which he helped train and mentor the administrative and supervisory staff in the hospital. Today, Scott oversees the field team.

Matt Heinz Investment Advisor, Board Chairman

Matt is our current Chairman of the Board effective February 2016. He joined our board in 2007 where he contributed his talents to the Finance Committee as well as served on the Nominating Committee. In August 2013, Matt visited the field team at the hospital for a short-term trip along with a visiting surgeon and the senior pastor of The Chapel.

Matt graduated from Louisiana State University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems and Decision Sciences. He has been in the financial services industry for over 10 years and currently works as an investment advisor in Baton Rouge. Matt is married to Julie and has three sons. They are members of The Chapel where Matt has served for many years with the youth ministry and as a deacon.

Cheryl Yennie CPA, Executive Director

Cheryl is the current full-time team leader for the USA headquarters located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Cheryl moved to Baton Rouge in 1977 with her family from LaPorte, Indiana, and obtained her degree in accounting at LSU in 1983. She is a CPA and has over thirty-five years of experience in public accounting as well as healthcare financial management. Cheryl is married to Henry and they are members of The Chapel.

Cheryl began her work with MCWA in January 2003 as a volunteer Board member and was named Board Treasurer the same year. She has visited the hospital six times since 2003. When Danny vacated the Director of Administration position to return with Frances to rejoin the field team for another term of service, Cheryl replaced him in that role. In November 2012, Cheryl was named Executive Director and CEO of the ministry. Since September 2008, she has supported MCWA field team members, donors, prayer partners, and board members. She participates in evaluating, coordinating, and training candidates for team membership. Cheryl also directs many activities performed by the USA MCWA staff.