OUR team

Serving thousands of people on a daily basis takes a small army. Harvest India prides itself on working as a team to fulfill the call that God has placed on them. Suresh and his wife Christina oversee the day in and day out operations of the ministry living in the middle our main campus in Tenali, India. A team of committed and dynamic Indians make up our key staff and Board of Directors, without them we could not function. We also believe in accountability and have a USA based and UK based Board of Directors that are involved on both strategic and fiscal levels. Everyone on our amazing team of staff and volunteers are committed to “carrying Christ’s compassion to every village in India.”

INDIA TEAM

INDIA TEAM

Suresh Kumar
President of Harvest India
Suresh Kumar Kethera was born in the state of Andhra Pradesh. His father passed away unexpectly at a young age, and he and his brother were raised by their mother, Lalitha Kumar. Due to being a widow, she was forced to work at an orphanage, and thus her boys were raised in this home. After his own personal encounter with Jesus, he committed his life to learning and service for the benefit of Harvest India.

A few of Suresh’s credentials include:
  • Doctorate in Missions, Gutenburg University, Germany
  • M. A. in Sociology, Acharya Nagarguna University, Guntur, A.P., India
  • M. Div., Southern Asian Bible College, Bangalore
  • B. Ed., Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India
  • President of Harvest India
  • AICC (All India Christian Council) Core Committe Member
  • CEO & Correspondent, Harvest India Group of Educational Institutions
  • LLB, Andhra Christian College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh• President of the Bible society of India, Tenali
Suresh Kumar
President of Harvest India

Suresh Kumar Kethera was born in the state of Andhra Pradesh. His father passed away unexpectly at a young age, and he and his brother were raised by their mother, Lalitha Kumar. Due to being a widow, she was forced to work at an orphanage, and thus her boys were raised in this home. After his own personal encounter with Jesus, he committed his life to learning and service for the benefit of Harvest India.

Christina Kumar
Suresh and his wife, Christina, have been married for 26 years. Together they have three children (David 21, Mercy 17, Lalitha 11, and Joshua 2) and 14 foster children

Gideon
Manager
Gideon is responsible for managing all of the Harvest India staff and day to day operations. He is also in charge of planning, coordinating, and running our outreach meetings. 

Christina Kumar
Suresh and his wife, Christina, have been married for 21 years. Together they have three children (David 20, Mercy 16, Lalitha 10, and Joshua 1) and 14 foster children

Gideon
Manager
Gideon is responsible for managing all of the Harvest India staff and day to day operations. He is also in charge of planning, coordinating, and running our outreach meetings.

Hanuman Rao
Relations Officer & Comm Admin
Hanuman is the main point of contact between the US staff and the India staff.

Eswar
General Secretary/Dean of Nursing Colleges
Eswar is in charge of all of the Harvest India Nursing Colleges.

Hanuman Rao
Relations Officer & Comm Admin
Hanuman is the main point of contact between the US staff and the India staff.

Eswar
General Secretary/Dean of Nursing Colleges
Eswar is in charge of all of the Harvest India Nursing Colleges.

Rajesh Samudrala
Finance
Rajesh is in charge of the bookkeeping for Harvest India and is also Suresh's personal assistant.

Keshore
Doctor
Dr. Keshore takes care of the health of all of the children in our care as well as caring for people suffering from leprosy that Harvest India is working with.

Rajesh Samudrala
Finance
Rajesh is in charge of the bookkeeping for Harvest India and is also Suresh's personal assistant.

Keshore
Doctor
Dr. Keshore takes care of the health of all of the children in our care as well as caring for people suffering from leprosy that Harvest India is working with.

Daniel Sudakher
Bible College Director
Daniel is our Director of Bible Colleges and has been serving Harvest India faithfully for many years. He also cares for more than 30 children at one of our Children’s Homes.

Paul Sandara
KSK College Dean
Paul is the Dean at our all girls KSK College and Teaching Credential College. He is helping transform hundreds of girls lives through education.

Samuel Palle
Supervisor of Central Ministers
Samuel oversees all of Harvest India's pastors local to the Tenali area.

Joseph Meruga
Minister
Joseph is a Pastor and also oversees a children's home and the ministry in Peddapuram.

Samuel Palle
Supervisor of Central Pastors
Samuel oversees all of Harvest India's pastors local to the Tenali area.

Joseph Meruga
Pastor
Joseph is a Pastor and also oversees a children's home and the ministry in Peddapuram.

David Kathera
Medical Student
David is currently enrolled in medical college and is working hard to finish his degree to become a doctor.

Keshore Lanka
Team Manager

Keshore is responsible for helping make sure teams are comfortable while on the ground in India.

Pandu Babu
Children's Home Welfare
Pandu and his wife Susana are in charge of overseeing the care of more than 300 children.

Susana Babu
Children's Home Care

Susana and her husband Pandu are in charge of overseeing the care of more than 300 children.

Peter Gudipuda
Hospitality
Peter is responsible for taking care of all visitors to Harvest India and making them feel at home.

Bhaskar Karasla
Stock/Store Manager

Bhaskar is in charge of ordering all of the food for children living on Harvest India's main campus.

Souri Valluri
Vehicle Manager
Souri is in charge of managing all of Harvest India's school buses and vehicles as well as the drivers.

Anand Karasla
Driver

Anand is a driver for Harvest India and helps take care of teams when they visit.

Chintu Cherukuri
Photography & Media
Chintu is in charge of all photography and videography on the ground in India.

Naveen Chilaka
Driver

Naveen is a driver for Harvest India and helps take care of teams when they visit.

Manikaya Rao
Water Well Drilling
Manikaya Rao is in charge of finding villages in need of clean water and overseeing the drilling of the water wells.

Finney Joseph
Driver
"Tinku" is a driver for Harvest India and helps take care of teams when they visit.

Vijay Kumar
Dance Choreographer
Vijay teaches dance at our children's home as well as our educational institutions.

Daniel Sudakher
Bible College Director
Daniel is our Director of Bible Colleges and has been serving Harvest India faithfully for many years. He also cares for more than 30 children at one of our Children’s Homes.

Samuel Palle
Supervisor of Central Pastors
Samuel oversees all of Harvest India's pastors local to the Tenali area.

Joseph Meruga
Pastor

Joseph is a Pastor and also oversees a children's home and the ministry in Peddapuram.

David Kathera
Medical Student

David is currently enrolled in medical college and is working hard to finish his degree to become a doctor.

Keshore Lanka
Team Manager

Keshore is responsible for helping make sure teams are comfortable while on the ground in India.

Pandu Babu
Children's Home Welfare
Pandu and his wife Susana are in charge of overseeing the care of more than 300 children.

Susana Babu
Children's Home Welfare

Susana and her husband Pandu are in charge of overseeing the care of more than 300 children.

Peter Gudipuda
Hospitality
Peter is responsible for taking care of all visitors to Harvest India and making them feel at home.

Bhaskar Karasla
Stock/Store Manager
Bhaskar is in charge of ordering all of the food for children living on Harvest India's main campus.

Souri Valluri
Vehicle Manager
Souri is in charge of managing all of Harvest India's school buses and vehicles as well as the drivers.

Anand Karasla
Driver
Anand is a driver for Harvest India and helps take care of teams when they visit.

Chintu Cherukuri
Photography & Media
Chintu is in charge of all photography and videography on the ground in India.

Naveen Chilaka
Driver
Naveen is a driver for Harvest India and helps take care of teams when they visit.

Manikaya Rao
Water Well Drilling
Manikaya Rao is in charge of finding villages in need of clean water and overseeing the drilling of the water wells.

Paul Sandara
Driver
"Tinku" is a driver for Harvest India and helps take care of teams when they visit.

Vijay Kumar
Dance Choreographer
Vijay teaches dance at our children's home as well as our educational institutions.

US TEAM

Mark Hubbard
Executive Director
Mark is just awesome in every way shape and form. He brings years of experience and wisdom to the Harvest India team

Bethany Simonson
Operations Director
Bethany is in charge of all partnership relations, communications, and data entry. She does a whole bunch of fun stuff for Harvest India and she’d love to take your call!

Mark Hubbard
Executive Director
Mark is just awesome in every way shape and form. He brings years of experience and wisdom to the Harvest India team

Bethany Simonson Operations Director
Bethany is in charge of all partnership relations, communications, and data entry. She does a whole bunch of fun stuff for Harvest India and she’d love to take your call!

Cory Hill
Communications Director
Cory is our videographer, photographer, designer, social media manager, website designer, and communications manager.

Cory Hill
Communications Director
Cory is our videographer, photographer, designer, social media manager, website designer, and communications manager.