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OUR PEOPLE

MIKE & ARIANA REBICH

Founders of The Mission Co
Directors of Mission: Pittsburgh

Meet Mike and Ariana Rebich, the founders of The Mission Co.! They have the coolest little boy named Michael, and they are Pittsburgh natives. Before Ariana and Mike ever met each other, they had both been involved in working on the behalf of others. Ariana had traveled to Africa working with kids, Mike had been to Honduras and Mexico, and both had been involved here in the United States.

After meeting in 2008 they continued to travel and work together to help those less fortunate. Seeing and being a part of life change was addicting to them. Much of that time was spent in other countries building churches, homes for children, schools, and digging water wells; as well as humanitarian aid along the gulf coast here in the USA. In 2018, they made the move back to their hometown and decided it was time to turn a lifelong dream and calling into a reality. In January 2020 The Mission Co. officially launched. The Rebich family has big plans for the future of The Mission Co.—but in the meantime, they will continue changing the world one Mission at a time.

After years of working with non-profits, Mike and Ari noticed that there was a missing link between resources and those in need of those resources. This observation soon became a burden and the reason why The Mission Co. exists today. The main goal of The Mission Co. is to serve as the bridge that connects suppliers to communities in need. There are so many people who have generous hearts and want to make a difference in communities here in Pittsburgh and around the world, but knowing how to do that is sometimes difficult. The Mission Co.’s goal is to bridge the gap from generous partners, to real people with real needs both locally and globally.

We feel now, that there is a space for us to be and operate in both the local and international communities. There are areas that need someone to connect the generous hearts of people to other people and communities in need.

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SAMUEL & MELISSA BARDALES

Directors of Mission: Peru

Samuel and Melissa have been missionaries for over a decade now in the country of Peru. Samuel is originally from Lima, Peru and Melissa is from Indiana, USA. They have three kids, Micaiah, Kaeden and Adalyn. After living in Tingo Maria, a city in the jungle of Peru, for the first six years, where they worked with underprivileged communities they moved to Lima, where they are currently located. Samuel and Melissa’s main passion is seeing people live in the fullness of life that God has for them. They hit the ground running to accomplish that with The Mission Co. when the "Construyendo Bases" young adult program was created and they haven't looked back since. They look forward to continuing to see the future of young adults change, and for the new opportunities that are around the corner to make a difference in Peru!

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BEKAH WILEY

Director of Marketing & Fundraising 

Bekah is a long-time Pittsburgher with roots all over the east coast. During her lifetime of volunteering in the church and working in the private sector she has found that her passion runs deep for people. She consistently seeks out community opportunities to encourage and brighten the lives of those around her by working in neighborhoods, churches, schools and local nonprofits. Bekah believes that everyone plays a part in bridging generational and societal gaps and is excited when she finds any opportunity for creatively bringing people together to further growth and community development.

JOSH MEROW

Website & Social Media Manager

Josh is a Pittsburgh native and owner of a graphic design studio based in Annapolis, Maryland. He works with many small businesses, non-profits, and churches to help them reflect their passion, boost awareness, and create unique and memorable experiences.

 

Josh strives to create positive change through design and visual storytelling by working with people who want to make an impact within their local communities.

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