About Us


8303 W Higgins Rd
Chicago, IL 60631

Our Work

Paul Carlson Partnership serves medical and economic development in DR-Congo. We support training, infrastructure, medical resources, and small grants.

PCP has a 50-year legacy in Congo serving the medical system run by the Covenant Church in Congo (CEUM). The Congo Clinic Initiative supports improved medical care. We prioritize multiplied impact. Medical Ambassadors equip their Congolese peers to train others. Agricultural initiatives train farmers and associations on improved techniques. We catalyze development by supporting the initiatives of local partners. Focusing on relational capacity building, we contribute to the development of projects, individuals, and organizations committed to sustaining growth.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Paul Carlson Partnership is to catalyze the growth of self-sustaining families and communities in places of deep poverty in Central Africa. Working together with partners in Africa and elsewhere, we invest in local efforts in medical and economic development.


In 1964, Dr. Paul Carlson, a missionary with the Evangelical Covenant Church, was martyred while serving in Congo. Shortly after, PCP (then known as “Paul Carlson Medical Program”) was created in his honor to continue his work. In the five decades since, Congo has experienced ongoing war and unrest. Exploitation and conflict have sadly become a way of life. Through it all, PCP has stayed the course with medical and pharmaceutical support, economic development programs, and operational support of the local CEUM (Covenant) leadership.



Renee Hale
executive director


James Fischer
project lead


Craig Anderson
director of medical and health programs

Becky Dangel
marketing manager

Jacques Lomande
regional manager, Gemena

Board of Directors

Flory Buki
Bolingbrook, IL

Keith Carpenter, vice chair
Kent, WA

Rick Fisk
Mt. Prospect, IL

Sheldon Gilmer
Ontario, Canada

Sandra Gutknecht
Redwood City, CA

Michele Harbeck Haley, treasurer
Skokie, IL

Scott Keenan
Washington, D.C.

Gary Walter, ex-officio
Palatine, IL

Dr. Evelyn Woo
Fremont, CA

Tom Verdoorn, chair
Minneapolis, MN

Al Tizon, president, ex-officio
Chicago, IL

Honorary and Advisory Members

Lois Carlson Bridges
honorary, Spring Valley, CA

Wayne Carlson
honorary, Algonquin, IL

Jules Mboka
advisory, Gemena, DR-Congo

Glenn Palmberg
advisory, Vashon, WA

Join Us!

(773) 907-3302