Meet the Founders
Len and Alice Daiber
Len and Alice were married Sept 20, 1962. While raising six children, Len and Alice became aware of the need to serve those who were in developing countries. It was the 1980's when Len, with the help of Harry Hosey from Nashville, Tennessee, began traveling to Haiti and setting up sister parishes. Len and Alice founded Missions International in 1987 with the hope that it would give parishes in the United States a way to find a deeper connection and sense of solidarity with our Christian sisters and brothers in developing countries. This hope is still alive and well and continues to build relationships with parishes, schools, and missions in Haiti, Guatemala, Venezuela, and Ghana. Alice passed away in September of 2013, and Len passed away in July of 2015. Missions International is grateful for their years of dedicated service.
Fr. Vince Haselhorst
Fr. Vince Haselhorst was ordained June 1, 1957 at St. Peter's Cathedral in Belleville, Illinois. From 1964-1970, Fr. Haselhorst served as Belleville's Director of Diocesan Mission and Pastor of Our Lord of Esquipulas Parish in Guatemala. Upon returning to the United States in 1970, Fr. Haselhorst served as pastor for several parishes in the Diocese of Belleville and began working to set up sister parishes with the Diocese of Jalapa, Guatemala until the year 2000. During this time he helped initiate 30 sister parish relationships, most of which continue to this day. Fr. Haselhorst continues to serve Missions International as a board member.