Van C. Evans served a church mission in Peru (’79–’81) and is founder of Generations Humanitarian. He has led numerous expeditions and tours to Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Bolivia since 1998. He received a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Utah with an International certificate and a Master of Science degree in Nonprofit/NGO Leader- ship from the University of Pennsylvania. He was trained as a research sociologist at Indiana University–Purdue University, where he received his doctorate in Sociology/Philanthropic Studies. He is the author of Willka Wasin Wiraqocha — The House of the Lord. He is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Quechua and Portuguese.