Leadership Team

Board Members

James Kirchner, O.D.

James Kirchner

Dr. James Kirchner is a Co-founder and President of Kingdom's Harvest International.

In the years since becoming a Christian during his medical training, Dr. Kirchner has embraced Christ's words from Mark 16:14, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation." His desire is to heed this calling with action and faithfulness in anticipation for the day the Lord returns.

In addition to his passion for serving the body of Christ globally, Dr. Kirchner is President and CEO of SynergEyes, Inc., a global manufacturer and distributor of high technology contact lenses. Formerly as the founder of EyeCare Specialties—a multi-doctor optometric practice in Lincoln and Beatrice, Nebraska—he practiced Optometry for over three decades. As a founding partner and Chief Strategic Officer of EyeCare Specialties, Dr. Kirchner provided primary care optometry with an emphasis in contact lenses and the treatment of eye diseases. He is an optometric lecturer, consultant and published author with over 12 articles printed in national trade journals. Dr. Kirchner serves on the Nebraska Board of Optometry and the American Optometric Association. He has chaired various boards and committees at both state and national levels. In 1996, he was honored as Optometrist of the Year by the Nebraska Optometric Association and in 2008 he received the Nebraska Optometric Association's Distinguished Service Award for a lifetime of work and achievement on behalf of the profession.

A visionary and entrepreneur, Dr. Kirchner has taken an active role in business ventures both in and out of the realm of optometry. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of numerous start-up companies beyond his optometric practice.

Dr. Kirchner is dedicated to the local community and has served the city of Lincoln, Nebraska, in many arenas. Within the Lincoln arts community, Dr. Kirchner has enjoyed serving on the boards of the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra and the Lincoln Municipal Band. He served on the board of the Lincoln Crisis Pregnancy Center from 2000-2006 before beginning work with Kingdom's Harvest International.

Dr. Kirchner and his wife Dee are active in their church where he has led one of his church's small groups. In his free time he enjoys golf and loves riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle as well as spending time with his two grown children, their spouses and his two adorable granddaughters.

Jeffrey Lamb

Jeff Lamb

Jeffrey Lamb is a co-founder of KHI and serves as the Vice-President. Jeff is a man with great passion for leading the lost to Jesus Christ. Coming to a saving knowledge of Christ in 1978, Lamb is a witness to the power of the Gospel over sin and struggles in his own life. His testimony is a powerful one and points to an almighty and sovereign God who loves his children unconditionally.

Drawn by the Gospel's message to "come as you are," Lamb responded willingly and gave his life to Jesus over thirty years ago. However, personal struggles had a firm hold on him for many years. It wasn't until a mission trip to Mexico, that he was struck by the truth of being a Christian: God uses sinners for his own divine purposes. No one is outside of God's love. In fact, God could use him! Such a message of hope and love had a profound impact on Lamb's life.

In the early 90's, Jeff began to read His Word on a daily basis and began sharing the great news of the Gospel both locally and internationally. Following Jesus' instructions in Romans 12:2—Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will—Jeff Lamb's life turned to making disciples of Christ.

In 1999, Lamb began ministering to prisoners in Lincoln, Nebraska. Sharing his personal story of joy and hope in Christ, Lamb preaches to incarcerated men on a weekly basis.

In addition to prison work, Jeff Lamb delights in sharing the good news of Christ on an hour-long radio call-in program called "Life Perspectives" with Don Hawkins. Airing on Bott Radio Networks and reaching thousands across the country, the program encourages Christians to share the gospel. The show is an outlet for Lamb whose enthusiasm finds a natural fit in the world of radio.

Lamb has participated in approximately 20 mission trips over the past ten years, traveling to the nations of Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Romania and India. His trips to India began in 2003 and he has been there eight times for evangelistic and church planting movement missions.

Jeffrey Lamb serves as Vice President on the board of Kingdom's Harvest International. He and his wife Susan have three sons and seven wonderful grandchildren.

Paul Kardell

Paul Kardell is a Real Estate Associate Broker in Lincoln and is dedicated to sharing the love of Christ with the world. Married for 47 years, he's seen the life of Jesus lived out in his marriage and is blessed to have two married daughters and six grandchildren.

Paul accepted Christ as a teenager and was fortunate to grow up in a Christian home. Everyday he is reminded of Ephesians 2:8 that states, "For by Grace you are saved through Faith, not of yourself. It is a gift of God."

Paul is active in serving the community of Lincoln. He has served on Lincoln Board of Realtors, the Foundation Board of the Peoples City Mission, the Foundation Board of Eastmont Towers Retirement Community and on the Board of Lincoln Federal Savings and Loan.

Paul and his wife attend the First Evangelical Free Church in Lincoln. Together they desire for the whole world to know and trust Christ as their Savior. This mission has led Paul to be a part of KHI and he is passionate about what God is doing through this ministry.