Jack Karnes, Chairman

In 2010, Jack traveled with Tiffany and Bryon Applegate to Shadow of His Wings Orphanage (SOHWO), in Monjas, Guatemala. He had no idea how much this trip would change his life. God broke his heart for the widows and orphans of Guatemala. The trip ignited a passion and a vision for the Applegate's that led them to start 1:27 Missions Project. In doing so, they asked Jack to join them in making ministry a reality. Since then Jack has served on seven mission trips to SOHWO in Guatemala.

Jack has worked for RiceSelect for over 25 years, and he currently travels the US and Canada as their Business Development Director. He lives in Nixa, MO with his wife, Sandy, and together they have five children.



Bob Durkop

Bob has served on the 127 Missions board since January 2011.  He got involved in the organization after participating in a short term mission trip to Guatemala.  While there, Bob heard the call from God to devote his time to mission work both locally and abroad.  Bob is a retired fighter pilot and financial advisor, and lives in Republic, Missouri with his wife Holly and daughter Lexi.

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Robyn Horton

Robyn went on her first mission trip to SOHWO in 2011 with her daughter, and fell in love with the children and the ministry.  She returned with her son in 2014, and fell in love with the country as well.  After much prayer she decided to join the Board to continue to serve the James Project and make this mission work a part of everyday life.  Robyn is married to Christiaan Horton and has three children at New Covenant Academy. She works as an attorney for Legal Services of Southern Missouri and a fitness instructor for Springfield South Jazzercise.  She attends James River Church in Ozark.



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