Gulkana Village Team 2023

Gulkana Village is one of the Ahtna Athabaskan (Alaska Native) villages in the Copper River Valley. CLICK on the photo above to watch a video about the history of Gulkana Village and current events that helped secure some land that once was part of their village. The video is narrated by Angela Vermillion who is a sister in the Lord and part of the leadership of the village.
2023 will be our 11thyear of working with our friends in Gulkana Village. This year’s project will center around helping them maintain their culture camp area – possibly building an outdoor kitchen. “Culture Camp” is held each year for kids in the Ahtna villages to preserve the traditional ways of living off the land. Over the past several years, the erosion along the Gulkana River (as well as fast moving storms) have washed away the old culture camp area. We are looking forward to this assignment!
CLICK HERE to see a photo report from last year’s team to Gulkana Village.

Steve Hoey (pictured with his wife, Renee) is the team leader for this team. You can email Steve at:

The cost of this trip is $1975. That covers travel, airfare, 3 meals a day and lodging.

If you want to be part of this team, please complete this Registration Form with a $40 registration fee. This fee covers the cost of a team shirt and locks you in as a team member. Once you are contacted by your team leader and your place is secured on this team, you can begin raising financial support by sending out support letters to your family and church friends. Simply have them send missionary support to us for your trip costs. Your team leader will help you develop your support letter and include two important dates for your supporters to note. The first financial deadline for half your support ($987.50) is due on April 4, 2023. This first deadline is very important to keep because it will enables us to purchase your airline tickets. Once airline tickets are purchased, there is no backing out of the team. The second deadline for your entire amount is April 18, 2023. Please note that these deadlines are strictly enforced. Not keeping them will cause us to ask you to step down from this team and consider another future team. Please take time to review our “Policies” page for more information.

The earlier you register the sooner you can start raising your financial support. We encourage you to get this out of the way early so you can enjoy the experience without any distractions. You will be so glad you did! You will meet many amazing people in Alaska with a side benefit of seeing God’s beautiful creation. This will be a life changing experience for you and will give you a new perspective on helping those who are really in need!

2023 will be an amazing year to serve our Lord Jesus Christ and point others to Him!