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Trash Mountain Project

Brett Durbin & Timm Collins

​Brett Durbin is the Founder and Executive Director of Trash Mountain Project. After traveling to Honduras in 2008 to research missions projects for his church, he was so moved by what he found that he left pastoral work to focus entirely on serving children and families living in trash dump communities around the world. He holds master’s degrees in criminal justice and in Christian leadership. Brett, his wife, Jaelle, and their five children live in Topeka, Kansas.



After pastoring a growing church in central Florida for over a decade, Timm Collins initially joined Trash Mountain Project as Discipleship Director. In this role he developed a training network for Trash Mountain Project’s partner pastors in the Philippines, the Dominican Republic, and Honduras. In his current role as Chief Operating Officer, he serves staff and international partners by organizing and building systems around their growing human resources, staff development, and donor relationship needs. Timm has been married to Miranda since 2002. They have two sons, Noah and Levi.

Trash Mountain Project works in five countries and partners with local churches, individuals, and organizations to bring sustainable change to communities that surround or depend on a landfill to live. Trash Mountain Project uses a missions model -- a culturally-focused blend of compassion and evangelism outreach with programs that deliver education, nutrition, healthcare, livelihood opportunities, and discipleship training.

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