Sally Fabre – Owner & Insurance Agent
Each of us has a story to tell and I’m no different. I started working in insurance when I was 17 years old typing insurance policies at Iowa National Mutual Insurance Company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I eventually worked my way to the Trainer for that department, got bored, and got promoted to manual policy rating.
At 22, I moved to Oregon and continued that journey working for an insurance agency in Beaverton, Oregon. American States Insurance Company offered me a policy rating position as well so after two months at the agency, I called the company and was hired on. I moved up the ranks. As computers were introduced, I moved into a new position with the company installing computers in agency’s offices and training their staff on how to input and service their policies.
Over the years, I learned a lot from each of these different agencies and how they ran their offices not knowing that one day, I would have my own. SAFECO Insurance Company purchased my company and that’s when I asked myself what I wanted to be when I grew up. Becoming an Insurance Agent wasn’t on my radar but God had other plans. He provided an opportunity for me to work with Larry Butler in Aloha, and the rest is history.
I worked for Butler Insurance Agency for four years, but God was really calling me to my own office. In October of 2002, the vision for Agape Insurance Agency began to evolve. I opened my doors on January 1st of 2003 and have operated in two other locations before settling back in Aloha in September 2008. At that time, I changed the agency name to Agape Community Insurance Agency due to confusion with others named similarly across the country.
Agape Community Insurance Agency is first an Independent insurance agency but second, my personal ministry. My passion is serving my community in any way I can and being a resource to help people become who they were created to be. Insurance can be a scary experience and my desire is to make it an enjoyable learning experience while providing you my best price. If I cannot provide what you need, I have networked with other insurance agents in the area that can hopefully serve you.
I would like to thank the following people for their mentorship in my business life – Jim Cole, Dick Glassmeyer, Terry Castelli, David Iwata, Larry Butler, and Dr. John Maxwell
I would like to thank the following people for their mentorship in my spiritual life – Ron Larimore, Lynda Hedrick, Kathy Wilson, Gerry Williams, and Joyce Meyer.
I would like to thank the following people for living with me during my personal journey and allowing me to grow into the person God created me to be: Jerry and Irene Oellrich (parents), Susan Kimball (sister), Sandra Germaine (sister), Sherry Christensen (sister), Sylvia Dawson (sister), Tricia Spear (sister), Steven Oellrich (brother), Scott Fabre (x-husband), Phillip Fabre (son), Preston Fabre (son), and Jak Wilbersheid (friend).
Most importantly, I would like to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for never giving up on me and allowing me to steward Agape Community Insurance Agency.
Mpaleng “MK” Khothule – Insurance Agent
MK started his insurance career at Travelers Insurance working in the small commercial actuarial area doing reserving, pricing, and research. He also worked in Claims as a liaison between business and IT in an effort to modernize the reporting platform.
At The Hartford MK served on the enterprise data management strategy team. He also served as a product manager in Small Commercial business responsible for 10 state markets.
MK has also served in catalyst role in Business Intelligence space to leverage data as an asset at The Standard.
As an entrepreneur, MK served as a matchmaker between US-based small and medium business and opportunities in Sub-Saharan markets. He’s also been a health and wellness coach.
When he’s not working, MK enjoys time with family, travel, cooking, and playing competitive tennis. He’s also an action-movie buff.
MK worships/fellowships at Mt Olivet Baptist Church where he serves on the Production Ministry. MK and his wife also serve as a marriage coaching team under the Marriage Team Ministry. MK serves on the board of FaithCare, Inc.
MK received a graduate degree at the University of Michigan and undergrad at Texas Southern University.
—To whom much is given, much is required. (Luke 12:48)
April Gunter – Customer Service Representative
Following God’s path for me has never seemed easy but yet; as I write this Bio, I am finding that God has led me in every direction I have gone. If anyone was to look at my path; they probably couldn’t see any direction.
I started off in purchasing in a high tech semi-conductor company right out of high school. I learned a lot in that position; office skills, professionalism, articulation and much more. I then had my second child and my family moved to Austin, Texas and that was my first taste of an actual career.
I found (or rather God placed in my lap) an admin position at the YMCA for the Human Resources dept. After 2 years of learning and growing and moving up in the department, my family decided it was time to come home back to Oregon. I continued to work in HR for about 7 years and then the economy started changing. My husband’s job had been outsourced and we were scrambling. We had purchased a home and he was going to lose his job. Again, an opportunity arose that we thought we would never do. We opened our own business.
We opened an Adult Foster Care Home for the elderly. After two years we began to change those that we served to the mentally ill. After 17 years of this business I felt it was a time for change. I was getting burnt out. I did not feel like I was serving others from the heart and our clients deserve that.
I took a step back to evaluate and again…. I thought I was heading toward a totally different direction and God said “Nope; wrong way”. LOL. God brought Sally into my life a few years back through mutual friends and family and church but I had not had a lot of interaction with Sally or Agape and zero interaction with insurance except for purchasing my own.
One day right after I had found out that the company I had initially applied to had decided to go with a different candidate; Sally called me, asked me to meet. We met. I really felt led to come work with her. To see where this endeavor goes, to walk through this door that I felt God had opened for me; once again. I love learning and even more than that; I love interacting and meeting new people. I hope to be a pillar in the community and serve individuals through this new path at Agape!