Brian Schlottmann | Executive Director

Brian Schlottmann was born in Frankfurt, Germany, graduated High School in Washington State, and received his higher education at West Coast Christian College in Fresno, CA.

Brian has worked in several states as a Communications and Leadership consultant, youth minister, college and career pastor, music minister, school administrator, business Administrator and as executive pastor.

Brian has a global approach to ministry, business and education acquired through his many travels over seas and through International relationships he has forged as a liaison and coordinator for several non-profit organizations.

Erin Burleson | Program Assistant

Erin grew up in and has served the church in various capacities all her life, and is formally trained in pastoral ministry with a special emphasis in practical ministry.

Erin has a heart for people in authentic community, and functions as an organizer/administrator with a passion for preaching and leadership training. She has formerly served as both a children’s pastor and youth pastor and has a long-term goal of developing a ministerial retreat center. Married to her best friend Sam since 2001, she is a lover of all things crafty, interior design, the arts, writing, and nature.

Diana Cruz | Administrative Assistant

Diana Cruz, a native Puerto Rican, began her career with Abante International as a colleague in the fall of 2013. Through her own Abante Journey, Diana discovered a passion for discipling others. Upon successfully completing the program, Diana returned to work with the organization as the executive assistant to the founding directors.

In the Spring of 2016, Diana was promoted to the position of Assistant Director where she actively takes a lead role in discipling university students through a global mission journey.