THE FOUNDERS

Prince and Agnes Cole are the founders and executive directors of the Disability Motivational Network (DMN). Both born in Liberia, West Africa with physical disabilities, they went through many challenges in their lives that caused pain, humiliation and setbacks. Despite their struggles, Prince and Agnes did not give up hope. Their continual belief that they could be successful inspired them forward and sharing their stories of survival, love, and a deep faith in God have encouraged people from all walks of life in God’s plan for people regardless of physical ability.

Looking where they are today and how far they have come, Prince and Agnes have dedicated themselves to giving back to communities and providing opportunities for children and youth with disabilities in underserved parts of the globe.

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Prince and Agnes

ABOUT DMN

Established in 2016, the Disability Motivational Network (DMN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was created to motivate, inspire and educate youth and children with disabilities to believe in themselves and overcome their challenges. Knowing firsthand the struggles that people with disabilities face in underdeveloped countries, Prince and Agnes are committed to caring for the victims of homelessness, hunger, and public humiliation. DMN partners with other organizations in providing food, medical supplies, and education.

BOARD MEMBERS

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Agnes Cole

CO-FOUNDER/PRESIDENT

Agnes is a beloved child of God who has dedicated her life giving back to the disabled community at large and believes all disabled children should have the opportunity to pursue their dreams.

Being disabled, she has had a number of difficulties in life but hasn’t let them define her or the pursuit of her vision. With determination and perseverance, she has achieved a Masters in Human Resource & Health Administration.

Agnes is married to Prince Cole and they have three daughters: Gifty, Moselyn and Rose. She is an active member at Church of the Open Door in Maple Grove, MN and is honored to be part of Disability Motivational Network.

 
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Prince Cole

CO-FOUNDER/PUBLIC RELATIONS

Prince is a humbled servant of God and enjoys spending his time connecting and doing outreach with communities, businesses, and churches while forming deep relationships with people from all walks of life and vocations. Prince is an active and committed member at church of the Open Door in Maple Grove, MN.

Despite his own physical disability and the struggles he’s had in life, he is dedicated to giving back to the disabled communities in the world, especially those in third-world countries. His passion is to see every disabled child go after their dreams and make them a reality.

Prince is married to Agnes Cole and they have three daughters: Gifty, Moselyn and Rose. Prince is blessed and humbled to serve with Disability Motivational Network.

 
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Larry berger

TREASURER

God first touched Larry's heart for the disabled on a short-term mission trip to Haiti. There, through Beyond our Door Global, he worked in a home for the disabled where he felt God calling him to bring the spirit of possibility to the disabled in the US and abroad. When Prince and Agnes Cole came into his life he saw the opportunity to inspire through Disability Motivational Network.

Larry brings to the board a strong background in logistics and analytical thinking after 16 years as a small business owner of a UPS Store. For 30 years he’s been married to the love of his life, Kerry. Larry is very much looking forward to bringing hope to those with disabilities.

 

AMY NORTON

SECRETARY

Amy identifies herself first and foremost as a beloved child of God. She spends her working hours as the Executive Vice President at Mid-America Marketing and is an active member at Church of the Open Door in Maple Grove, MN, where she met Prince and Agnes. She has a heart for children with disabilities and has worked with the least of these through Beyond Our Door Global on short-term missions to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Amy is married to her best friend, Bob Norton. She has a daughter, Joanna, and a son, Jeffrey. She is honored to serve with Disability Motivational Network.

 
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Bri Bulman

VOLUNTEERS COORDINATOR

Bri is a young woman who has committed to multiple international mission trips out of love for her people and her Lord. She has been working with adults with disabilities for four years at a group home where she has a heart for empowering the disabled community as well as for missions work overseas.

Bri has been working with Disability Motivational Network for two years now and has had the opportunity to travel to the Mission of Hope for Disabled orphanage in West Africa, Liberia with DMN. Her passion is to see every child with disability empowered and succeed in life.

 
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PAUL PRANGHOFER

EVENTS COORDINATOR

Paul was born without arms and a right leg that did not develop anything between the hip and knee despite having a normal ankle and foot. Undeterred, he has had a 37 year software engineer career, officiates Adapted High School sports and President of the organization at the state level.

Paul is married to his wife Maureen and lives in Golden Valley, MN while actively attending Open Door after becoming a Christian at age 30.

In his free time he enjoys gardening, fishing, active involvement in the Lions Club, going on mission trips (four times to Slovakia and ten to Haiti), and Christian music. A favorite of his is “Voice of Truth” by Casting Crowns.

Paul is excited about being on the DMN board and being used for God's purpose.

 
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Ben JOhnson

I.T. ADMINISTRATOR

Ben is a member at Church of the Open Door. Through Prince and Agnes, he became aware of DMN's mission while they were preparing for their first mission trip to Liberia. Recognizing the need for food and medical supplies at the Mission of Hope for the Disabled orphanage, he volunteered to help in any way he could.

During the week, Ben works IT at AMETEK MOCON. He has an analytical mindset and a heart to serve. He has been on two short term trips to Corpus Christi, Texas where he volunteered with ReachGlobal repairing the damage done by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

Ben enjoys the Boundary Waters, road cycling, and long walks with his golden retriever “Tigh”.

 

Disability Motivational Network is a member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.