Officer Bios

Gary Steidl
Executive Director

Gary is graduated from Brooklyn College of Pharmacy at Long Island University with a Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy where he received the Rexall Mortar and Pestle Award for outstanding business achievement.  He is a Registered Pharmacist in the State of New Jersey and works as a Site Director of a Clinical Research Organization specializing in early phase clinical research.    He is currently serving as a deacon at New Monmouth Baptist Church in Middletown NJ where he also served as interim youth pastor for three years.  Gary was one of the founders of The ORB (Outreach Red Bank), which serves as a place un-churched youth can hear the Gospel in the city of Red Bank NJ.  The passion to reach youth for Christ, wherever in the world God leads, has brought him to EFFORT.  Gary is one of the founders of EFFORT.

Favorite Mission Verses
Matthew 25:40, Joshua 1:9

Favorite Verse for Inspiration
Jeremiah 12:5

Miriam Diehl
Director of Ministry
Miriam graduated from Muskingum College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and elementary education. She received her Master’s of Education degree from Ohio University and her postgraduate work was completed at University of Dayton. Miriam spent over thirty years in public education with eighteen of them in special education administration. She also has been a part time professor for Ohio University. Miriam has been active in her church serving in various capacities. She has served on the Pastor Parish board, missions committee, served as an interim youth leader and children’s ministry coordinator. She has been involved with short-term mission trips both in the US and to Mexico and Ethiopia. She served nine months in Ethiopia with an organization and is in a long-term commitment with EFFORT.  Miriam is one of the founders of EFFORT.
Elizabeth Steidl
Director of Finance
Elizabeth is a sophomore at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she is majoring in International Business and Accounting. She plays on the club soccer team and is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and Phi Chi Theta business fraternity. She works at America Reads/America Counts tutoring inner city grammar school students in reading and math. Her passion however is for children, and to see them grow in a love for Christ. She has been a member of many short-term mission trips, most recent to Ethiopia, where she fell in love with the country and the children. This has led her to EFFORT. Elizabeth is one of the founders of EFFORT.

Favorite Verse
Matthew 6:25-34

Director Advisory Board
Eric Walker
Youth Director, Our Saviors United Methodist Church, Schaumburg, IL

John O’Neil
MetLife, Somerville, NJ

Dr Sandra Connolly
Medical Director, Celerion, Neptune, NJ

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