Leadership and Board

Leadership

Our leadership is committed to guide CMF with integrity and in ways that glorify God. Our directors and staff facilitate and support the work of our team members from our home office in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Kip Lines, Ph.D.

Kip Lines, Ph.D.
Executive Director – Dr. Lines oversees the mission and vision of CMF International and is the principal link between the Board of Directors and CMF team members and staff. Before returning to CMF in 2017, Kip served as Professor of Intercultural Studies at Hope International University in Fullerton, CA (2012-2017). He and his wife, Katy, served alongside Turkana Christians in northern Kenya for 9 years with CMF (1999-2008) and in pastoral church ministry at Hopwood Christian Church, TN for 4 years (1995-1999). Kip graduated from Milligan College (BA) and Emmanuel Christian Seminary (MAR). Having earned his PhD in Intercultural Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary, he is deeply concerned with encouraging authentic Christianity in local contextual forms around the world. Kip and Katy have two sons, Patrick and Brian, and live in the Englewood community of Indianapolis.

David Giles

Church Catalyst Ministries Director – David oversees our church-planting ministries, including new fields research.

Doug Germann

Finance Director – Doug oversees the management and distribution of funds for CMF, team members, and fields according to the budget and guidelines set up by the Board of Directors, while ensuring competent bookkeeping procedures.

M. Jackson

Director of Marketplace Ministries – M. oversees the development of our holistic ministries that create spiritual and economic transformation by discipling leaders who advance the Kingdom of God in their businesses and communities.

Juli Jones

Director of Missionary Care and Development — Juli directs our care of missionaries in times of need and leads our efforts in further development of our missionaries and teams, helping to equip them better for the ministries in which they serve.

Reuben Langat, Ph.D.

US Director of MOHI Partnerships — Reuben nurtures relationship with current MOHI partners and pursues new ones, leads vision trips to MOHI fields and represents MOHI at churches, colleges and conventions.

Dan Leinbaugh

Communication Director – Dan formulates, implements, and evaluates communication strategies that will further the mission of the organization and ensure a consistent message, and oversees all projects for print, digital communications, multimedia, web, and conventions.

Erin McDade

Director of Advancement – Provides direct leadership and oversight for all external operations, including fundraising, development, communication and mobilization.

Lacey Montour

Sponsorship Director – Lacey leads the child sponsorship team in the Indianapolis office and manages the development of the program processes in the US and on the field. She coordinates communications with all sponsorship fields and promotes sponsorship in the US.

Jake Moore

Director of Mobilization – Jake networks with churches, colleges and campus ministries to locate and develop missionary candidates for CMF.

Phil Tatum

Globalscope Director – Phil oversees CMF’s international campus ministries around the world, as well as recruiting and fund-raising for these ministries.

 

Board of Directors

The CMF Board of Directors represents many vocations and a broad geographical base, but all members are committed to advancing Christ’s transformation of the world through the work of CMF and their own churches and communities. They continually provide great wisdom, insight and support toward accomplishing CMF’s mission of creating dynamic Christ-centered communities that transform the world.

Board members are selected by election by CMF’s membership, which is composed of contributing churches, individuals, groups, missionaries and recruits. Members serve three-year terms and attend biannual meetings in Indianapolis or on a CMF mission field.

Bob Clemens

Bob Clemens retired as the Vice-President and Chief Technical Officer at Kennametal in Latrobe, Pa. He serves as the Chair of the Finance and Development Committee and also on the Advancement Committee.

Greg Coley

Greg Coley is the Minister to Youth and Young Adults at Grandview Christian Church, Johnson City, Tenn., and a former CMF missionary to Thailand. Greg serves on the Programs Committee and the Governance Committee.

Drew Depler

Drew Depler is the Global Outreach Pastor at LifeBridge Christian Church, Longmont, Colo. He serves on the Programs Committee and the Finance Committee.

Jim Donovan

Jim Donovan is a professor and department chair at Point University, West Point, Ga. Jim serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors and on the Governance Committee.

Rick Grover

Rick Grover is Senior Pastor at East 91st Street Christian Church, Indianapolis, Ind. Rick serves on the Programs Committee and the Governance Committee.

Craig Hanson

Craig Hanson retired as the Executive Pastor of Operations at Connection Pointe Christian Church, Brownsburg Ind. Craig serves on the Finance Committee and the Advancement Committee.

Matt Hessel

Matt Hessel serves as the Lead Pastor at LifeBridge Christian Church, Longmont, Colo. Matt serves on the Programs Committee and the Finance Committee.

Kristen Hodge

Kristen Hodge is a non-profit Commercial Banker and a member at East 91st Street Christian Church, Indianapolis, Ind. Kristen serves on the Finance Committee and the Advancement Committee.

Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is the Pastor Emeritus of Generations Christian Church, Trinity, Fla., and a former CMF missionary to Kenya. Greg serves on the Programs Committee and the Governance Committee.

Ron Kastens

Ron Kastens serves as the Director of Ministry Leadership Program at Milligan College, Tenn. He serves on the Advancement Committee and the Governance Committee.

Mariana Luna de Fortis

Mariana Luna de Fortis is a psychotherapist and Community Health Evangelism champion of the urban poor ministry work in Mexico City. Mariana is a member of the Maranatha Church, Mexico City, Mexico. She serves on the Programs Committee and the Governance Committee.

Warren Miller

Warren Miller is a retired physician and an active member of Rainier View Christian Church, Tacoma, Wash. He serves on the Governance Committee and the Programs Committee.

Bryan Myers

Bryan Myers serves as Senior Pastor of Academy Christian Church, Colorado Springs, Colo. He serves on the Programs Committee and the Governance Commmittee.

Nancy Pace

Nancy Pace, a retired physician, is a consultant for fundraising and organizational development and member of Kaimuki Christian Church, Honolulu, Hawaii. Nancy serves on the Advancement Committee and the Governance Committee.

Julie Ronde

Julie Ronde is a member of the Pikes Peak Christian Church, Colorado Springs, Colo. She has served on the Global Impact Ministries Board along with the Finance Committee for International Missions since 2001. Julie serves on the Finance Committee and the Programs Committee.

Dale Sachtleben

Dale Sachtleben is a businessman and an active member of West Side Christian Church, Springfield, Illinois. He serves on the Finance Committee and the Advancement Committee.

Jeff Swaney

Jeff Swaney is the Director of the Semilla and Latin American Ministries at Eastside Christian Church, Anaheim, Calif. He serves on the Programs Committee and the Finance Committee.