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Our Team

Loving the Least of These Ministries International has a wonderful team of board members and staff with the desire to see the hearts and lives of the street children changed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Rev Tonya Kucey

Co-Founder & President

Tonya is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene serving as pastor in Nova Scotia, Canada, for 8 years. In addition to her pastoral role, she also served as the Canadian Representative on a Global Missions Board from 2007-2012. During this same time frame, she was able to act as both a Team Co-ordinator and Field Co-ordinator for short term mission trips to areas in Canada, Africa, and Southeast Asia. She moved to Haiti in 2013 with her husband Darin (who has since passed away), where they oversaw various construction needs throughout the country, schools, homes, medical clinics, and churches.  The Kuceys also managed a large Guest House, welcoming mission teams from several countries including the USA, Canada, and parts of the Caribbean.  During their years of living in Haiti, the Kuceys increasingly noted some of the thousands of children and youth living and dying on the streets of Haiti.  A growing burden developed in their hearts to see these children rescued, redeemed, restored, and experiencing radical transformation for themselves and their country. Thus, a vision was birthed for, “Loving the Least of These Ministries International,” and in 2018, the Kuceys officially changed their focus from building buildings to building lives.


Jeanne Clements

Board President

Jeanne Clements was born and raised on Prince Edward Island. She has been married since 2005 and is a proud mother of 3 children and 3 stepchildren. Jeanne became a Christian in 1999 and has a growing passion to be serving in missions in her local community and the world at large.  Jeanne has coordinated several

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global mission trips to Rwanda and had her first visit to Haiti in the Fall of 2016. She returned from this trip greatly impacted and with a huge heart for Haiti.  She went back in April of 2018 and felt God’s leading to be very involved with this much needed new ministry: Loving The Least the These Ministries Canada.  Jeanne shares, “God willing, I plan to be in Haiti often, loving the least of these!”  She holds Isaiah 61:3 as God’s vision and calling for the children of LTLT Ministries Canada, “They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor” Isaiah 61:3

Robert Johnson

Board Member

Robert is a husband, father and grandfather with close to 39 years’ experience as a printer copier technician. Robert, along with his wife, Colleen, visited Haiti in 2016 where they saw and met Haitian children, working very closely with during their time in the country. Robert states, “LTLTMI is by far one of the best ministries I have


been involved in. I am excited to know that hundreds of children will be saved both physically and spiritually. We have been friends with Darin and Tonya for quite a few years. I can honestly say that I know their hearts and passion for missions. In particularly this orphanage now. They are perfectly suited for this. They have been through life's tough times and know hard times. I really believe that they have been handpicked by God for such a time as this.”


Board Member

Theresa is a new member on the LTLTMI board.



Board Member

Emily is a new member on the LTLTMI board.


Robin Aikins

Board Accountant

Robin Aikins has his Masters in Business Administration as well as a Bachelor on Science in Engineering. Robin is currently a self-employed CPA, CA, and owner of Seeds of Hope Christian Bookstore located in Trenton, NS.  Prior to self-employment, Robin worked for national and regional


accounting firms, including time as Audit Supervisor and Computer Audit Specialist Accountant for Canadian Nazarene College for eight years. He is a member of the Trenton Church of the Nazarene.

Cory Kucey

Board Member

Cory Kucey was born in Nova Scotia but has traveled internationally since he was 11 years old. When he was 15, Cory moved to the mission field to serve with his parents in Costa Rica and Haiti, graduating from high school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He then attended Olivet Nazarene University in the USA to pursue his


Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a concentration in Architectural Engineering. During his time at Olivet, Cory continued with burden for missions, leading several missions trips to Haiti for both the university as well as other ministries. After graduation, Cory remained in the US to work for a Chicago-based engineering firm. He returned to Nova Scotia in early 2020 and then joined the LTLT board shortly thereafter. One of Cory’s favorite verses is James 1:27, “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”

Matthew & Kenedi Cross

Stateside Missionaries

Kenedi graduated from Kent State University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Education and the goal of being a high school history teacher. Two days after graduation, Missy Petit of LIFT Kids sent her a job listing for a high school history teacher in Haiti.

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Kenedi had always had a heart for missions that started with stories from her grandma of her mission trips and continued on trips to serve with LIFT Kids in Haiti, and this was the perfect opportunity. She spent the next 4 years teaching at Morning Star Christian Academy in Haiti. Kenedi married Matthew Cross in June 2021, and in May 2022, God led Kenedi and her husband Matthew to begin working full-time for LTLTMI in Haiti. They went to the States in June to raise support, but while gone, Haiti’s condition deteriorated to the point that they could not return to minister there as planned. Still committed to missions, ministry, and Haiti, Kenedi will continue working part-time for LTLTMI as the Communications and Area Development Specialist. Her roles include marketing, grant driving, social media, website design, fundraising, support-raising, and more. Kenedi is so excited for the opportunity to continue in missions ministry even though she cannot return to the mission field.

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