Western Regional Director of Development for Global Generosity, OMUSA

I am currently working with a large global mission organization, Operation Mobilization. They call me the Western Regional Director of Development for Global Generosity.

We have an amazing team – here’s a photo that gives you an idea.

Our Team:
Our team leader is Mike Stein, an significant gift to OM USA.  He comes to us from the University of Michigan where he developed as a professional, a major player in the school’s largest ever capital campaign ($3b).  Now he focuses on funding Kingdom initiatives all over the world alongside OMUSA President, Andrew Scott (not pictured) and VP for Marketing and Development, Regina Bergeron. Randy and Lori Degler were regional directors for the South East. As of October 2015, they work with the Logos HopeTina Yeager is National Director for Freedom Challenge, and works on the international initiative with Elaine Ellis. Attorney Mark Anderson directs our planned giving initiatives and is Founder of the Heritage Society.  Cathey Anderson (who just passed away December of 2015) was Founder and was International Ambassador of Freedom Climb. Lorraine Burt and Liza Jump support the team. Dave Roberts (North East) and Brad Fisher (Midwest) are fellow regional development directors. Cheryl Gardner (not pictured) works with major foundations nationwide. Andy Ivey (not pictured) who joins our team January 2016 will cover the Southeast as regional director.
My Role:
Operation Mobilization has released 6,500 workers in 110 countries. My role as Director of the Global Generosity’s Western Region is to build strong relationships with our major donors, (including individuals, foundations, churches and para-church partners) in the Western United States. I spent twenty-five years as a Certified Financial Planner working to help build financial security and now – I am blessed to focus on funding Kingdom initiatives all over the world.
My background:
Most of my career, I worked with hundreds of clients as a financial and tax advisor. I’ve also been a pastor and church lay leader. Since 2004, I’ve focussed full-time in ministry. In 2008, I made a trip to India with our Lead Pastor. It was a major turning point in my life. Our church made a substantial commitment to build 200 schools for Dalit children. Our partner is OM India. Our church produced a full-length feature film, NOT TODAY, that was released in 2013 in 65 cities. It’s now available on DVD in retail stores (Wal-Mart).  Matthew Cork asked me to co-write a book on the movement.  Why Not Today was released by Moody Publishers in the summer of 2013.