Dallas, TX Virtual Team
Beth Banfill brings more than 20 years of travel industry experience to Raptim's clients. She started her travel career with the American Automobile Association in the Cleveland, Ohio area where she served as a District Office Manager until 1999. Beth and her family then moved to Texas to be involved in full-time missions work. While working with the missions’ agency, she started and led an in-house travel agency, eventually broadening her focus in 2000 to serving all missionaries and churches throughout the world.
“Missions” is not just part of Beth’s career, but she considers it her calling. She has extensive experience leading and participating in short term mission trips. She has been on trips to Australia, Taiwan, Romania, Germany, Central Asia, and has made nine church planting trips to Colombia. Most recently, Beth has been actively involved in community transformation work in unreached areas of Tanzania.
Beth met her husband Frank on a short-term missions' trip while in college. They have been married over 20 years and reside near Dallas, Texas with their two teenage children. In her free time, Beth enjoys blogging, writing Christian music, and being a “debate mom.”
Sharon is originally from the "Buckeye State” of Ohio where she started her travel career over twenty years ago. In 2007, she took a leap of faith and relocated to the Dallas, Texas area to follow her heart’s desire to serve missionaries and churches with their airfare needs.
Sharon joined the Raptim team in October 2012 and looks forward to extending her “serving heart” to new ministries. In her free time, Sharon tends to her flower garden and enjoys the beautiful sunsets over Lake Lavon from her back porch. She treasures time with family, friends, and her dog Sam.