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.
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, Calif. (2012-2017). He and his wife, Katy, served alongside Turkana Christians in northern Kenya for nine years with CMF (1999-2008) and in pastoral church ministry at Hopwood Christian Church, Tenn., for four years (1995-1999). Kip graduated from Milligan College (BA) and Emmanuel Christian Seminary (MAR). Having earned his Ph.D. 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.
Church Catalyst Ministries Director — David oversees our church-planting ministries, including new fields research.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Director of Advancement — Erin provides direct leadership and oversight for all external operations, including fundraising, development, communication and mobilization.
Director of Mobilization — Jake networks with churches, colleges and campus ministries to locate and develop missionary candidates for CMF.
Globalscope Interim Director — Kami oversees CMF’s international campus ministries around the world, as well as recruiting and fundraising for these ministries.
Director of Mobilization — Bethany strategically networks with churches, colleges, and campus ministries to develop and mobilize interns and long-term missionaries for all service opportunities with CMF.
Board of Directors
David Case is Lead Pastor at Northwest Christian Church and is from Newberg, Oregon.
Bob Clemens is a retired executive who lives in Palm Coast, Florida.
Carlos Franco is a business owner and lives in Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Craig Hanson serves as a pastor at Connection Pointe Christian Church and lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Lindsay Hicks is a campus minister with Sojourn Collegiate Ministry and lives in Chelsea, Massachusetts.
Kristen Hodge is a vice president at National Bank of Indianapolis and lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Jennifer Johnson serves as the Director of Marketing and Communications for University of Tennessee Research. Before taking on this role in January 2024, she served as the Chief Communications Officer for Johnson University in Knoxville, TN, and prior to that she owned her own business, See Jen Write, and worked with companies and ministries around the world to create books, small group curriculum, videos, websites, and marketing campaigns.
She's a wife, a stepmom of two young adults, also a board member for Orchard Group, and a big fan of caffeine.
Ron Kastens is Dean of Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Milligan College. After serving in two local churches for nearly 30 years, Ron came to Milligan in August 2018 to lead Milligan’s new Ministry Leadership Program. Ron graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Bible from Milligan in 1989. He went on to earn Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. Ron is an ordained pastor with experience serving churches in Tennessee, Kentucky, and New Hampshire. Following 12 years as an associate pastor at Northeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, Ron became lead pastor of Crossway Christian Church in Nashua, New Hampshire, in 2001. They live in Johnson City and are involved at First Christian Church in Johnson City.
Roy Lawson is a retired pastor and former CMF International staff member and lives in Wentzville, Missouri.
Nancy Pace is a retired physician and lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Randy Richeson is vice president of global tax at Milliken & Co. and lives in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Julie Ronde is a retired CPA and lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Jeff Swaney is a pastor at Eastside Christian Church and lives in Plancentia, California.
David Van Wagenen was missions chair of his home church in Hawaii and a CMF board member from 1978 until 1983, when he and his family joined the Kenya Field Team. The family continued serving on CMF teams in Kenya, Ethiopia and Eritrea until retirement in 2014. David and Marsha returned to the Kaimuki Christian Church in Hawaii, where David now oversees small group ministries and leads a disciple-making ministry. David lives in Aiea, Hawaii.
Associate Board Members
Gene Dobbins is a safety engineer at Edge Case research and community outreach pastor at Mountain Christian Church and lives in Aberdeen, Maryland.
Mike Harbin is a retired pharmacist and lives in Newnan, Georgia.
Nikki Hunt is the executive pastor at First Christian Church and lives in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Sara Shetterley is the outreach pastor at East 91st Street Christian Church and lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.