National Day of Prayer Task Force

Santa Ynez Valley
6th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Theme for 2017:
For Your GREAT Name's Sake! Hear Us… Forgive Us… Heal Us!
"O Lord, Listen! Oh Lord, Forgive! Oh Lord, Hear and Act!
For Your Sake, Oh Lord God…" Daniel 9:19


PhotoDavid Lehman

David Lehman, born in Providence, R.I., grew up in Southern CA, graduating from Santa Barbara High School. In 1977, David married his first wife and they had four children. The death of David's mother had a major impact on his life. David went on to graduate from Liberty University in VA with a BS in business administration and become a child-care provider for the next ten years. In 2005, he married his present wife, Emilie, in whom he delights daily. He later closed his child care business and started working as an accountant with MacFarlane, Faletti & co. Additionally, David is an active board member at the Buellton Senior Center.

PhotoMelissa Sayre

Melissa Sayre is the Director of Children's Ministry at The Ranch Church. With a heart to serve those in need, she also leads the Blessing Box Ministry, TRC's food outreach program that provides supplemental food each week for families in our community. Melissa and her husband, Bryan, have been married 25 years. Melissa has homeschooled both of her daughters, the youngest completing her final year of high school this spring.

PhotoChloe Golbuff

Chloe Golbuff is 18 years old and currently a senior at Santa Ynez High School. She is a part of the children's ministry, high school youth group, and worship team at The Ranch Church. Jesus has radically transformed Chloe's heart and grown her faith in recent years. She looks forward to seeing what He has planned for her future. She has a passion to see revival in her generation. In the fall, Chloe will be attending Bryan College, a small private liberal arts Christian college in Dayton, Tennessee.

PhotoAnita Schaeffer

I attended Grace Brethren Bible Institute, Dr. David Hocking, and President, in Long Beach California. Then Howard Payne University, SBC, the Colson Extension in Corpus Christi, Texas. Was accepted to do my Certificate in Masters Degree at Denver Seminary in Boulder Colorado. I worked at the Naval Air Station as a volunteer and shared the Bible with the young men incarcerated there. Captain McHorse, Chaplain, requested me to work with the detainees. I was there for five years until the entire facility was moved to Palomar, California.

I worked as a volunteer at Madera Rescue Mission under Reverend Cliff Mullins, and as a volunteer at Bakersfield Rescue Mission under Chaplain Linda Pennington and Fresno Rescue Mission I was a volunteer and Independent Contractor for the Woman's Residence, prior to their graduation from an 18 month Recovery Program. Reverend Larry Arce was the director. For a short period of time I worked in Clovis as a volunteer for Chuck Colson's Prison Fellowship Ministries as a housemother in the halfway house with the women who had finished their program.

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association trained me for their TENT Ministry through the Foothills Church in Rancho Santa Margarita. We answered the telephones for all of the Crusades in our area. What a privilege! I was saved under one of Reverend Billy Graham's Crusades in Long Beach in the 1960's.

I did homebound missions for 30 years, wherever God sent me, I would go. I worked in each location until He moved me on. He supplied every need. In Key West, Florida, I had gone as far south as I could go in the United States, and He was still calling me. I went to Quito, Ecuador in view of a call there, but after prayer, God gave me a sentence from His word, "Get thee to Zarephath." At that time, all this told me was that I did not belong in Quito.

Zarephath of old, is now Serepta. It is just above Tyre (pronounced "Sewer" in Arabic) in Lebanon. God opened the door to foreign missions; I entered Lebanon. I worked under a personal friend of Billy and Franklin Graham's, Reverend Sami Dagher. He disbursed all of the funds that come into Lebanon from Samaritan's Purse. While there I worked in an Orphanage in south Lebanon and got caught in the 30-day-war. The Orphanage was in the Red Zone, located about three miles from the Israeli border. I began learning Arabic at the age of 65.

I have done short-term missions with Sports Outreach International. We went to Kenya and to Uganda, Africa. God has used me as an Adult Women's Sunday school teacher. I have been a guest speaker and am currently active in my local church, where I serve on the Missions Committee and the Prayer Team. I also co-teach a Woman's Bible Study.
I worked many years as a church secretary. One was El Toro Baptist Church in El Toro, California. I worked as secretary for the Russian Evangelist, Andre Bondarenko in Lake Forest, California.

PhotoEric Totemeier

Eric Totemeier, originally from Northern California, has been a resident of the Santa Ynez Valley for nearly 23 years. After earning a degree from the Master's University where he played baseball on scholarship, Eric married his wife, Bo. They spent a year working on a farm in South Dakota and then moved to Solvang where Eric began working for an orthopedic company. He has been doing Orthopedic Sales for over 20 years. Eric is father to four children and grandfather to two little ones. Eric loves the outdoors - fishing, hiking, surfing, diving - he has coached baseball for 10 years. He volunteers mentoring young men with the youth group of Valley Christian Fellowship where he also occasionally fills in teaching in the pulpit. Eric has a passion for teaching the truth of God's Word, serving his family and community, enjoying life and making a difference in the world. He and Bo just celebrated 25 years of marriage with a trip to Fiji.