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National Board of Directors

Dr. Allen Tyndall - National Director


Allen loves ministering to God’s people. He has spent his life enjoying people, listening to their stories, and helping them find their way through the maze of issues and challenges they experience. For over 30 years, Allen has served God as a church pastor and mentor to other pastors. Allen’s training includes a BA in Philosophy from Elon College, MEd in Administration from UNCG, MDiv degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary, and DMin degree from Southwest Seminary and Bible School.


Phone:  (704) 796-1784

Dr. Hernan Schmidt


Hernan S. Schmidt, M.D., has throughout his first 35 years as a psychiatrist served hundreds of pastors and their families. This was particularly so as founder and medical director of the Minirth-Meier New Life Clinic of Michigan and as consultant to Alongside Ministries for missionaries. He was excited to observe that helping a pastor find “SPEaR” health balance (Spiritual, Physical, Emotional, and Relational) ripples wonderfully throughout his family and the church. Dr. Schmidt soon considered this work, and serving on the PasterCare Board, his most important vocational calling. He founded the Psychological Medicine Centers and a psychiatric inpatient unit, chaired some hospital Psychiatry departments and an FQHC, consulted with Head Injury Recovery Center, substance abuse programs, CMHC’s, nursing homes, prisons, churches, schools, pastoral organizations, and has treated professsionals via medical, nursing, and psychological boards. 


Phone:  (614) 596-4644

Gene Claflin


Gene grew up in Wakita, OK, a small town in the northern part of the state, and 

graduated from Wakita High School. He completed 4 years of undergraduate degree work at Oklahoma State University before attending the Oklahoma University School of Medicine followed by a year of internship at the Presbyterian and University hospitals. After completing the internship, he entered the Air Force. While in the Air Force, Gene was trained in Aerospace Medicine which included obtaining a Masterʼs Degree in Public Health. He served as Chief of Aerospace Medicine, Chief of Hospital Services, or Hospital Commander in theaters in Europe, Southeast Asia, and the United States. After 23 years of service, he retired from his last assignment as a liason officer to the Surgeon General of the Royal Australian Air Force in Canberra, Australia. He then returned to Norman, OK, where he currently resides.


In 1991 Gene was Ordained by the Independent Assemblies and pastored a small church in Norman until 2000. He took a position at the Oklahoma City County Health Department in 1996, and retired from the Health Department in 2013. In 2003, Gene partnered with Pastor John Gifford, a Regional Director of PastorCare, to establish the Great Plains PastorCare Region, and served on the Great Plains PastorCare Board of Directors from 2003 to the present.


Phone:  (405) 613-8228

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