Staff

  • Lionel Cicilia Antenna Rigger

    Lionel has been serving with TWR since 2009. He helps to maintain the broadcast antennae and also works in the general maintenance department.

  • Jonas Fischer Technical Director

    Jonas and Salome moved from Switzerland to Bonaire in January 2015.

     

  • Salome Fischer Graphic Designer

    Jonas and Salome moved from Switzerland to Bonaire in January 2015.

    Salome had been working at the municipality tax department in Switzerland and is now working as a graphic designer for the TWR MarCom

  • Donna Gassert Finance Department

    Donna Gassert joined the TWR-Bonaire staff in 2006 and has served faithfully ever since.  Her responsibilities include office administrative work and bookkeeping.  Donna is also involved in broadcasting as she uploads programs from regional ministry partners into TWR’s playout software.  From there, those messages are aired on TWR-Bonaire’s AM and FM radio stations, which are heard throughout the region.

    She really enjoys being an integral part of the team here that touches millions of lives every day with the life-changing message of the Gospel.

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  • Luis Guilarte Maintenance Technician and Tower Rigger

    Luis  is born in Venezuela. He has been living on Bonaire since 2014 and worked for Bopec and Bonned. He started working for TWR-Bonaire in April 2018

  • Jason Helmholdt Business Administration Coordinator

    https://www.twr.org/global-staff/helmholdt

     

  • Adina Helmholdt Missionary

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  • Marco Rienstra IT-IS, Engineering

    Marco recently retired from his Engineering career in the Netherlands, has moved to Bonaire, and serves as a volunteer with TWR four days a week.

  • Vera Rienstra Coordinator Guesthouses

    Vera recently moved to Bonaire with her husband, Marco, and serves with TWR as a volunteer.

  • Ivan Statia Maintenance Department Assistant Supervisor

    Ivan began his career with TWR-Bonaire in 1975 and has been a valuable member of this team for over 35 years.  Ivan’s specialty is building construction, but he lends his expertise to a wide range of projects as he and the maintenance staff are part of reaching millions with the Gospel of Christ! 

    Ivan placed his trust in Christ at age 13 at a local church here on Bonaire and has been walking with Christ ever since.  Ivan and his wife have one son. Ivan has expressed that his career with TWR is the result of following God’s leading in his life.  He is honored to be a part of a team that is literally touching millions with Biblical truth every day!

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  • Brad Swanson Assistant Station Director / Program Director

    Brad Swanson first came to TWR Bonaire as a summer intern in 1975.  He returned as a short term missionary in in 1976, and was appointed as a career missionary with TWR in 1979.  Sandra lived on Bonaire during the 1960s as a TWR missionary kid.  Brad and Sandra were married in 1981 and have been part of the TWR Bonaire family since then.

    Brad worked the night shift for many years, both at the transmitter site and in the studios, until the broadcast operations were automated.  He has also done some music recording, script writing, news announcing, and computer systems administration.  Brad currently serves as Program Director and Assistant Station Manager.

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