Dr. Dale Berkey has served for more than 20 years as the president of BBS & Associates, a ministry development and public relations agency serving more than 30 Christian ministries and educational institutions. He is also an ordained minister and a co-author of several ministry development books. Dale, his wife Debby, and son Blake reside in Akron, Ohio.
Chuck Gomes is Vice President of Policy and Compliance for VeriSign, Inc., the global leader in providing Internet infrastructure services. Chuck represents VeriSign in policy development efforts impacting net users around the world. He and his wife Susie live in Sacramento, California and are members of the First Baptist Church of Elk Grove.
Bobby Gruenewald serves as a member of the Directional Leadership Team at LifeChurch.tv, which is based in Edmond, OK and recognized as one of the largest churches in the United States. LifeChurch.tv has shaped a missional approach to technology, seen in initiatives like Church Online and the Bible App by YouVersion. Gruenewald is one of the leading voices in the Church on innovation and the use of technology to reach people for Christ, and frequently writes and speaks on these topics.
Lisa Stewart, CPA is the Chief of Operations for Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Florida, where she provides the leadership, management and vision to ensure that operational controls and procedures are in place to effectively grow the organization. She serves on the Lily Grant Advisory Board of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and is also the Secretary of the Board of Trustees for Honey Lake Clinic. She and her husband, Tarik, have been married for fourteen years and have two beautiful children.
Joe Champion is the Senior Pastor of Celebration Church of Austin, Texas, a thriving, multi-site, 5000 member church. He is also on the lead team for the Association of Related Churches (ARC), a missions-minded, church-planting organization whose membership includes some of the fastest-growing churches in America. Joe’s background as a former LSU football player and son of an NFL football coach has contributed to his gift of communication and leadership. He is frequently asked to speak at leadership and church conferences globally. He’s been married to Lori for almost 20 years, and they have three sons.
Years of experience in business, church and philanthropic communities have uniquely equipped Stephan Tchividjian for the roles he currently holds. He is a husband, father, business owner, pastor, and board member. Stephan is known for his good sense of humor and hard work ethic, but more importantly, is noted for his appreciation of God and desire to further His kingdom.
A native of Marshfield, WI, Carolyn was blessed to grow up in a loving Christian home. She and her husband Peter met in high school, married during their junior year of college, and in 2004, Peter and Carolyn moved to the Twin Cities to launch Substance Church. Carolyn speaks at retreats and conferences and serves on the boards of Transform MN and ARC Women. With a strong heart for missions, she continues to fuel her passion by traveling with her husband to teach at pastors’ conferences. Her favorite role is being a wife to Peter and mom to their three children.
Dave Byker, MBA, CPA has 15 years experience in public accounting, is a venture capitalist with many business interests and more than 20 syndications. He is the former partial owner/president of an engineering and design firm with 4,500 employees, which he sold, and with the new owners, acquired and integrated three additional companies. Dave and Kathi live in Grandville, MI, and are members of Resurrection Life Church.
JoAnn Butrin, PhD, is the director of the International Ministries for the Assemblies of God World Missions. She spent fourteen years of her missionary career in the Democratic Republic of Congo, traveled to many countries of the world with medical teams as the director of HealthCare Ministries of the AG World Missions, and has special training and interest in HIV/AIDS. She has authored several publications regarding health and HIV/AIDS.
Son of preeminent India Christian educators, Dr. Augustine F. Pinto and Madam Grace Pinto, Ryan Pinto shares his parents’ mantle and serves as CEO of Ryan International Group. Ryan Schools, founded in 1976, has grown into one of India’s leading group of institutions, providing quality, cutting edge education to approximately 200,000 students – “Ryanites” – all across India. Ryan International Group’s widespread interest in quality education with a commitment to excellence has begun to lead them to expand beyond India and they are now establishing friendship institutions of higher education around the globe.
David L. Meyer is CEO of Hand of Hope, the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. He oversees the ministry’s international and field offices, foreign radio and television broadcasts, and coordinates humanitarian aid and international festivals. His travels for Christ have taken him to more than 150 nations. David has been in ministry for over 30 years. He is continually developing new ways to help the lost and hurting.
Rob was born to missionary parents, which is where his passion to spread the truth in God’s Word began. He has served with OneHope for more than 26 years, and has been president since 2004. He and his wife Kim, also a daughter of missionary parents, live near OneHope’s global headquarters in Pompano Beach, Florida. They have two daughters, Diandra and Natasha. Rob grew up in the Middle East and Europe before settling in South Florida. Rob is an ordained general-appointed missionary of the Assemblies of God Church and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California, a ThM from Evangelical Theological Seminary in Osijek, Croatia, and has recently completed a Doctorate of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Massachusetts. Rob has also served on numerous global missions boards and committees including the Forum of Bible Agencies, the Lausanne Movement and the Visual Story Network. He was honored to receive a John Maxwell’s Equip Leadership Award in 2005.
Child evangelist, world missionary, author, and publisher are just a few of the responsibilities taken on by OneHope’s Founder, Bob Hoskins. In the beginning stages of OneHope, many criticized its mission to reach every child with God’s Word as a foolish dream. Bob did not listen to man’s criticism but continued pursuing the vision God had planted in his heart. As the original visionary, Bob continues as OneHope’s ambassador, meeting with world leaders and laying the initial groundwork for new relationships and programs in each country. Bob’s passion for reaching the next generation with the Word of God has compelled him to join his efforts with other like-minded ministries. He is a Founding Board Member of the Museum of the Bible, as well as Ambassador at Large for the 4/14 Movement. Bob and his wife, Helen, travel extensively advocating for Scripture engagement among children and youth.