Our Team

Meet the Witonski Family

Brenton and Deborah are native to Arkansas and have four extraordinary children. The couple met and graduated from the University of Central Arkansas, and were married in 2002. Brenton found success in the information technology field and Deborah as a registered nurse. Deborah later put her nursing career on hold to focus on homeschooling her children.

The Witonskis lived as a typical American family, living the typical American dream until God interrupted their lives and challenged them to live a radical life for Him. While living in Austin, Texas, they were called as a family to Palacaguina, Nicaragua. The Witonskis live and serve as missionaries directing the Palacaguina Christian Academy.

The Witonski family is thrilled about the opportunities to partner with others to reach children with the love of Jesus Christ through a Biblical based, bilingual education, working together with families and the community they serve.

Board Members

Bruce Gilson

Bruce is the owner of Event Tech AV, an Audio Visual Installation and Event Production company. Before transitioning to the business world Bruce worked for 8 years at Gateway Church in Austin, TX. Bruce holds his B.A from MACU and completion Acton School of Business’s Entrepreneurship program. Over the years, Bruce has worked with companies and nonprofits specifically in the creative arts; helping build teams, creative designs, audience experiences and large event productions. Bruce married his high school sweetheart, Amy in 1999, and they are incredibly lucky to have two now healthy boys, Xander and Brody, to call their own. The Gilson family lives in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado. Bruce’s heart has always been to make a positive impact in the world. As a boardmenber for PCA and partner in LovePala.com he hopes to see children’s lives, subsequent generations, and a community positively changed through Christ love. In the end, Bruce hopes God receives the glory for what is accomplished.

Edward Witonski

Edward is a retired Paper and Printing Equipment Sales Representative. After two years of active duty during the Vietnam War and eight years in the Army Reserves, he attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Edward is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Heber Springs, Arkansas. He has served the church as Chairman of the Diaconate and as Ruling Elder. He has been an active Board of Directors member for Cleburne County Cares for eight years. The last two years serving as the President of the Board. Cleburne County Cares manages a Thrift Store and Food Pantry and all the proceeds are used to provide food, shelter, and clothing for those in need serving the entire Cleburne County area. Edward currently resides in North Central Arkansas in a small community known as Drasco, Arkansas.

Tim Ezell

Tim is an attorney in Little Rock, Arkansas, practicing in the area of healthcare and related business transactions. Tim and his wife Sydney have three children of their own and are also currently caring for a foster child. Tim and his family are active members of Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock and initially connected with the Witonskis through a long term bible study group at Fellowship. Tim and his family have a particular interest in seeing children put in a position to thrive and could not be more excited about what God is doing in Palacaguina.

Special Thanks To...

Andy Alderman


Amy Gilson

Web & Content Management

Sherilyn Villareal

Web Development

Audrey Howes

Logo Development & Branding