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We are building and supporting the emotionally mature, accountable, and compassionate male role models that our communities so desperately need. This is men's community for the 21st Century. The ManKind Project USA offers a widely recognized and respected men's...

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Wade Anding

Wade Anding

  USA • Wisconsin      “I create a safe and harmonious world because I have arisen from my own ashes and co-create space for others to do the same.” Wade created a space for men to do men’s work by running a semi-monthly Men’s Group in Milwaukee....

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Randy Boring

Randy Boring

  USA • Los Angeles      “I co-create a safe sacred world by being vulnerable and authentic.” Randy spent the last 30 years on a mission of personal development and enlightenment. He holds certifications in hypnotherapy, Neurolinguistic...

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Ian Solomon & the Brother Wolf Project

Ian Solomon & the Brother Wolf Project

  South Africa • Cape Town      “I co-create a vibrant, passionate and conscious world by growing awareness, working with ritual, igniting entrepreneurship and keeping my heart open.” On election day, 8 May 2019, Ian’s friend David Wolframm was...

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Efraín Anaya-Barrios

Efraín Anaya-Barrios

  Mexico      “I create a world of love and compassion through actions of service and contribution.” Efraín’s motto is: 'There is always time to give more' and 'Your life matters'. He has spent 25 years combatting discrimination, violence and human...

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Daniel Perry

Daniel Perry

  UK & Ireland      “I create a world of peace and harmony by overcoming my fears, loving unconditionally and sharing my passions.” Daniel Perry has been involved with MKP since 2021. He came into MKP through various outward-facing projects...

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Victor Perichon

Victor Perichon

  Canada • British Columbia      “I create a world of peace and beauty by example.” Victor supports the community by creating spaces for children to experience themselves, learn, grow and connect. Hosting a homeschool for almost 20 children has...

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Craig Herink

Craig Herink

  USA • Mid America, Louisville, KY      “I create a world of sacred intimacy by embodying relentless empathy and rigorous honesty.” Craig was initiated in Indiana in Nov. 1992 and was a founding member of Louisville community, serving as the first...

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Frank Verkley

Frank Verkley

  Canada • Ontario      “To be present to myself so I can be present to others.” Frank works to create ways for the planet to improve its ability to interact with itself, helping other people to the fullest development of themselves, so that all...

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P. Mike McAssey

P. Mike McAssey

  USA • New England      “I create a world where my inner strength can be seen for the betterment of the planet and its two and four legged inhabitants.” Mike is an open minded man and constantly growing through his listening skills. Mike sponsors...

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Ken Adler

Ken Adler

  USA • Colorado Area      “I help co-create a peaceful and loving world by listening to, acknowledging and empowering the inner child of children and adults.” Ken finds opportunities to mentor boys and men using his medical and educational skills....

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Attila Tota

Attila Tota

  USA • San Diego      “I create a world of love, joy, beauty and abundance by remembering who I am and inspiring others to remember who they are.” Attila was born in Hungary. His family escaped in 1956 during the Hungarian Revolution. He grew up...

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Dan Persson

Dan Persson

  Nordic      “I create a world of love and trust by being authentic and true, supporting myself and others to expand consciousness through deep work.” “I’m a normal man who tries to create an understanding of my nature. I see life as a journey,...

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Jim Ramm

Jim Ramm

  USA • Central Plains      “I create a world of joyful community within, by sharing my talents, skills and passion with the world around me.” Jim is Co-founder of Eco-engineering, a growing corporation committed to creating clean energy for a...

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Ernest Patterson

Ernest Patterson

  USA • South Central Area      “As a man among men, I co-create a world of love by loving myself, my family and my fellow man unconditionally." Ernest Patterson, MS, LCDC is a Chemical Dependency Counselor in Houston Texas.  He has 19 years of...

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Philippe de Wergifosse

Philippe de Wergifosse

  Belgium      “Je crée un monde puissant et respectueux en assumant ma juste place” Philippe de Wergifosse est ingénieur agronome de formation, officier sapeur-pompier professionnel et consultant en gestion de crise (humanitaire et...

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Todd Phillips

Todd Phillips

  USA • Greater Carolinas      “I co-create an optimistic world able to heal by modeling my passion for being authentic, vulnerable, and powerfully loving.” Todd says, “I have a responsibility to make a difference in the world by serving others....

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Gus Wilhelmy

Gus Wilhelmy

  USA • Chicago      “Accountability is quintessential in life, putting values into action, behaving so I walk my talk." Gus grew up on a chicken farm, became a Catholic monk, an ordained priest and university professor. He then became the...

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Dene Maria Sebastiana

Dene Maria Sebastiana

  USA • Colorado      “My mission is to make the world a more peaceful place by spreading my Gold with listening, hearing and patience." Richard's impact in the entrepreneurship community all over Upstate New York (Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse) is...

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Richard A. Glaser

Richard A. Glaser

  USA • Upstate New York      “My mission is to make the world a more peaceful place by spreading my Gold with listening, hearing and patience." Richard's impact in the entrepreneurship community all over Upstate New York (Rochester, Buffalo,...

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Terry Jones

Terry Jones

  USA • Northwest      “To walk in the world more like an elder and help other men do the same.” Terry’s volunteer work has involved him in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Elderhood and mentoring. He is on the planning board for the non profit...

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Warriors of Color United

Warriors of Color United

  USA • Mid Atlantic      “I co-create a world of fulfillment, legacy and peace by building community, inspiring others, and living through my heart.” Robert is a life-long educator, and community activist in his Puna community on the Island of...

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Robert Golden

Robert Golden

  Canada • Alberta      “I co-create a world of fulfillment, legacy and peace by building community, inspiring others, and living through my heart.” Robert is a life-long educator, and community activist in his Puna community on the Island of...

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Floyd Baptiste

Floyd Baptiste

  Canada • Alberta      “To be kind and loveable by helping people in society.” Floyd, initiated in September 2017, is 31 years old and lives in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. He is a compassionate, caring, Indigenous man who always looks to help others in...

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23rd Annual Ron Hering Mission of Service Celebration

23rd Annual Ron Hering Mission of Service Celebration

Join us for the 2021 Ron Hering Mission of Service Awards.

2021 Ron Hering Mission of Service Award Celebration
Saturday, 23 April, 2022 – 8:00pm London (UTC+1), 9:00pm Stockholm (UTC+2), 3:00pm eastern US, 12:00pm pacific US; Sunday, 24 April – Sydney, Australia 5:00am, New Zealand 7:00am

Hosted by the ManKind Project Nordic
Contact: Peter Culver – petercmkp@gmail.com
Mike Holdstock – michael.holdstock@telia.com

Find the Zoom Information on the MKP Calendar on MKPConnect.org

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Frank Asher

Frank Asher

  Pregnant Papa Seahorse USA • Mid Atlantic Area      “Co-create a space or place by bringing people and plants together allowing this connection to benefit our environment as well as our culture.” I created a company called Fairies' Crossing that...

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Charlie Bauer

Charlie Bauer

  El Lobo (The Wolf)USA Northwest      “I create a world of joy, ease and freedom through connection, love, and forgiveness.” Charlie funneled $89,000 in community donations after the Alameda fire into survival necessities for migrant families...

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Nick Schalk

Nick Schalk

Pit Bull Watched Over By Eagle Spirit USA • St. Louis      “I create the world of unconditional love, by authentically being divinely who I am” Nick initiated in the Spring of 2005. In the years since, he has served and represented...

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Octavio C. Leal

Octavio C. Leal

  Rottweiler USA • San Diego Area      “I co-create a world of love and peace by not judging, listening, and by being patient.” Octavio is a caring, peaceful, hardworking, and a reliable man. He makes a difference in this world by being at service...

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Don Goodeve

Don Goodeve

  Crazy PythonCanada • British Columbia      “I create a world of deep connection through fierce loving presence.” I am 53, divorced (twice), a father of 2 Boys in their early 20s. I live with my partner of four years in a house we co-own in...

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Mike Holdstock

Mike Holdstock

  Independent Wolf Nordic      “I see the excellence in myself and everyone else, just as we are.” Mike's work with the Men's Forum and the men's hotline is about creating a space for men to give and get from one another. He created a men's hotline...

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Steve Kurtagh

Steve Kurtagh

  Bonobo USA • Northern California      “My Mission is to create a better world by selfless service to others.” Steve Kurtagh has been a leader for Boys To Men in Northern California since 2010.  In the last two years he has spearheaded Boys-To-Men...

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Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson

  Wolf King USA • Chicago      “I create safety in the world by holding a vision of the Divine for the protection of the initiation of the sacred masculine for myself and for the world.” Paul has dedicated his life to battling racism, sexism, and...

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Cory Derby

Cory Derby

  Red Bull with Open Heart USA • Central Plains      “To create a loving world by trusting myself, others and God.” This man gives some of the men of Sioux City a 2nd chance!  He established his life to the point where he owns and runs a lawn...

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Piers Cross

Piers Cross

  Powerful Lion UK and Ireland      “I create a world of love and connection through feeling everything both the light and the dark. And by being present with an open heart.” I support men and teenage boys to heal from childhood trauma especially...

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Jeremy Byard

Jeremy Byard

  Amateur Prophet Bonobo USA • Mid America Area, Kentucky Legacy      “To create an equitable world by empowering others, by being passionate, open minded, and vulnerable.” Jeremy Byard is a veteran and a visionary who is a passionate advocate...

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Mish Middelmann

Mish Middelmann

  Seeing Bat South Africa • Johannesburg      “I create a world of love and creative fulfillment by loving, connecting and empowering myself and others.” As a prostate cancer survivor Mish’s service to the world is a unique online global support...

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Jeff Kidman

Jeff Kidman

  Kidape USA • New England Area      “I create the space where others can experience the love and healing that is waiting for them so they can realize their own potential, especially young men.” Jeff Kidman was initiated into Men's work in 1994 and...

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Daniel Scruggs

Daniel Scruggs

  Compassionate Turtle USA • Greater Carolinas      “I share musical instruments and culture to educate, inspire and unite.” Daniel Scruggs uses his gifts as a professional musician, world traveler and cultural educator to educate, inspire and...

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David Amelio

David Amelio

  Sacred Mountain Lion with Open-Heart USA • Philadelphia      “I Co-create a world of love by embracing the sacred man, healing the human condition through initiation, awareness and teaching others to open up to the full potential of their divine...

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Ari Yahrok

Ari Yahrok

  Bad Ass Blood Wolf USA • SouthWest      “I am the one who creates intimacy by embracing vulnerability in myself and others.” Ari creates safe spaces to heal. He does this through drumming and gardening. Ari volunteers with special needs...

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Dan Erickson

Dan Erickson

  White Eagle Canada • Alberta      “I create a world of harmony and peace through service and compassion.” Dan volunteers at the Health Science Centre supporting staff. He also supports the National Microbiology Laboratory Wellness committee. He...

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Richard Torres

Richard Torres

    USA • South Central Area      “I co-create a world of love, compassion and justice by being open, honest and fair.” Richard Torres spent years in the culinary field, serving others as a caterer and chef. During his tenure as head of the Houston...

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Scott MacRae, MD

Scott MacRae, MD

  Golden Eagle USA • Upstate New York      “I embrace my healing and feelings, giving myself and others with love.” I am a physician and surgeon who lost my father at an early age.  This launched me into a life of self discovery culminating with my...

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Justin VanBuskirk

Justin VanBuskirk

  Trusting Tiger USA • Mid America Area, Central Great Lakes      “I co-create a safe environment for myself and others to authentically heal, express and thrive.” Justin has been living his mission by focusing his efforts on helping others take...

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Jay Kassirer

Jay Kassirer

  Sensuous MonkCanada • Ontario      “I co-create a sustainable world by loving and empowering myself and others.” For 25 years, Jay has trained and supported governments, NGOs and business leaders worldwide to plan and evaluate programs that...

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Rob Sötemann

Rob Sötemann

  Joyful Hog with Gold Heart USA • Wisconsin      “I create a world of Love and Compassion by loving myself unconditionally and supporting everybody to his fullest potential.” Sötemann was born in Amsterdam in The Netherlands on September 2nd,...

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Murray “Cappy” Caplan

Murray “Cappy” Caplan

  Golden Blessing Eagle USA • Colorado      “I co-create a world of love and acceptance by loving and accepting myself.” I was very lucky at a very young age to have parents who accepted me just the way I was and modeled a joyful life reached...

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Simon Larouche

Simon Larouche

  Lion EngagéCanada • Québec      “Je cocrée un monde de jeu de joie et de collaboration en connectant le Vivant.” Créateur, fondateur et propriétaire du Centre de l’Hêtre un centre de ressourcement en pleine nature jumelé à un projet...

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SUN KINGS I-GROUP

SUN KINGS I-GROUP

  Geoff Potts , Kevin Danaher, Peter Weiler, Michael Barickman and Chaz Harrington USA Florida      These five MKP brothers live their mission and have truly demonstrated how “we can be the change we want to see in the world.” The five men of the...

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Axel Dobernowsky

Axel Dobernowsky

  Tanzender Puma Germany      “Here and now I encourage men and women to show their talents by living mine.” Axel died a serious car accident last year. He was a loving father and leaves behind two sons and a partner. He did a lot for the Community...

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Steve “Smytty” Smyth

Steve “Smytty” Smyth

  Red Eagle Wolf USA  • Colorado, Denver      “I co-create a world of Love, Serenity and Healing by doing what I’m called to do.” Steve “Smytty” Smyth is an active member in many volunteer organizations dedicated to the safety of children, helping...

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Paul Newell

Paul Newell

  The Meecuna Fox Moon USA  • Metro New York TriState       “I co-create a world of freedom and expression by being powerfully authentic and in service to self and others.” Paul is an advocate and guide for wholistic health and the well-being of...

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Aron Halevi

Aron Halevi

  Easy TigerSouth Africa  • Cape Tow       “I create a connected, vibrant and integrated world by listening with care and using my creativity and courage to heal myself and the world around me.” Aron Halevi is a social innovator living near Cape...

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David Vail

David Vail

  Red Stone USA • Upstate New York       “My mission is to create a world of sustainable abundance by showing up, paying attention, and telling the truth.” David Vail volunteers at the Villa of Hope working in rehabilitation for young people...

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Royston John

Royston John

  Conscious Lion UK & IRELAND • London       “I create a world of people who love each other and care for tomorrow's children, by sharing my love and abundant joy with humanity.” Royston John is a man living his mission out there in the world....

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Genesis Young

Genesis Young

  Koholā Singing for the Planet USA • Hawaii       “I create a world of truth and love by being authentic.” Genesis and his wife, Sulara James, started the nonprofit Teran James Young Foundation (TJYF),which is dedicated to creating peace in the...

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Navid Modiri

Navid Modiri

  Loving Lion Nordic      “I create a world of truth and love by being authentic.” Engaged in men's work since 2013, Navid launched a virtual support programme in 2020 for Swedish men - Supportive Brother (SB). SB is motivated by a desire to have a...

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Corey Lee

Corey Lee

  Playful Deer Canada  • Alberta       “I create a loving world of peace by serving myself first, those I love and others.” For many years Corey has been an active force in keeping people connected through numerous communities, by organizing and...

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Martin Rivard

Martin Rivard

  Humble JaguarCanada  • Québec       “I create a world of love and connection while being connected and expressing love with all that surrounds me.” Martin is involved in several ManKind Project committees, and is also a member of the Board of...

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Jet Teisberg

Jet Teisberg

  Withheld per request of Jet USA • Central Plains       “To awaken people to see and accept their shadows.” After recovering from cancer, John created "The Reluctant Brotherhood," a weekly support call for men all over the counter who are...

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Doug Stern

Doug Stern

  Hawk Inside the Belly of a Beast USA • Midwest, Kentucky       “My mission is to create a free and happy world by being free and happy.” Doug went to his usual 12-step meeting June 2, 2020, read Step 1 aloud, and had an epiphany about racial...

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Philippe Wanufel

Philippe Wanufel

  Grizzly Apaisé Belgium      “I am on the way to a fairer and more united world thanks to my facetious clown, my available quiet strength and my generous and unifying character.” Since his retirement, Philippe has devoted himself to two...

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