Michelle Billman: Michelle Billman currently owns and operates a consulting business for academic and career coaching and works as the Director of Business Operations for a contractor. Previously, she worked as the Eastern Regional Sales Manager for an electronics company in San Jose, CA, and then worked with the Bethany Philippines Team as support staff. Michelle graduated with a B.A. from Bethany Global University and a B.S. in Business Administration with minors in Organizational Communications and Economics from North Dakota State University. Michelle and her husband have four children.
Dan Brokke: Dan Brokke currently works as president of an organizational leadership/marketing firm, VisionServe, and president/CEO of Bethany International and Bethany Press. Previously, Dan worked for 24 years in the Christian publishing industry by providing leadership for DaySpring Cards, and then as Sr. Vice President and COO of David C. Cook Publishing. Dan has a BA in Theology and Christian Education from Azusa Pacific University, and a BA in Cross-Cultural Studies from Bethany Global University. Dan and his wife, Dona, have four children and five grandchildren.
Steve Bundy: Steve Bundy, Senior Vice President of Integration at Joni and Friends and founder of In His Image (a Christian ministry that provides support to parents of children with disabilities), has a passion for special-needs ministry. Steve holds a B.A. in Theology and Missions, a Certificate in Christian Apologetics and an M.A. in Organizational Leadership. He is a licensed minister and has served as both a pastor and missionary. Steve and his wife, Melissa, have one son.
Bill Couey: Bill Couey, SVP of Operations & People for Dayspring, also oversees the HR function of the company, which he has been with for the past 18 years. Prior to his current role, Bill served for six years as SVP of Greetings & Gifts. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado. Bill and his wife, Cathy, have four grown children and five grandchildren.
Richard L. Engebretson: Richard L. Engebretson currently works as a partner in Wealthmetrics LLC. Previously, he was the Vice President of Aviva USA, Chairman and CEO of Trusted Advisors – a financial services company that he founded in 1989, and as an employee of KPMG (a leading global professional services firm). Richard received his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Pace University in Pleasantville, New York. Richard and his wife, Jeanene, have four children and five grandchildren.
Bethany Friere: Bethany Friere, Dean of Women at Bethany Global University, has a passion for raising up godly women in ministry. Previously, she served for six years with Teen Mania Ministries’ Honor Academy as both a Resident Director and Curriculum Manager. Bethany graduated with a BA degree from Liberty University and holds a Masters Degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. Bethany and her husband, Ken, are expecting their first child in Spring 2017.
Rolf Garborg: Rolf Garborg currently works as the president of his own consulting company, Garborg & Associates. Previously, he worked as the VP of Sales and Marketing for Successful Living, Head of Sales for Zondervan Publishing Co., and founder of Bethany Literature Fellowship and Editorial Betania. Rolf received both his Bachelors and his Masters from Bethany Global University (then Bethany College of Missions). Rolf and his wife, Mary, have two children and six grandchildren.
Roy D. Goodman: Roy D. Goodman, Senior Director of Information Technology at Talen Energy, has 20 years of marketing and information technology experience. Prior to starting a private sector career, Roy served in the United States Air Force and the Air National Guard. Roy holds a BA Degree in computer information systems from the University of Northwestern and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Roy and his wife, Kerri, have four children.
Theresa Hartford: Theresa Hartford currently serves as the Secretary and Treasurer for Bethany International’s Board of Trustees. Theresa has served with Bethany for over 35 years in a variety of roles, both overseas and at the home office. She is the Assistant Director of Bethany Gateways, and previously served 10 years as International Director of the mission. Theresa holds a BA from Bethany Missionary Training Center (Bethany Global University). Theresa and her husband, Paul, live in Minnesota and have three children and eight grandchildren.
John Kayser: John Kayser, an international training consultant for Bethany International, has been with Bethany since 1993, first working in Singapore as Dean of the Bethany School of Missions for three years, then as Africa Coordinator and Training Consultant for four years. Before that, he worked for 17 years on faculty at Prairie Bible College and Seminary. John has a PhD in Missiological Education from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland), an MA in Missiology from Grace Theological Seminary, and a BA in Theology from the Prairie Bible Institute. John specializes in missions curriculum development and program design.
Leslie E. Stocker Jr.: Leslie E. Stocker Jr. currently works as Principle of Caddis Consultancy in California. His primary focus is growing sustainability in the non-profit enterprise. Previously, he worked for 35 years on the leadership staff of Braille Institute of America, first as Director of Development, then as Assistant Executive Director, and as President for the last nineteen years. Leslie holds an MA degree in Communications from California State University Fullerton and an Executive MBA Degree from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. Leslie and his wife, Pamela, have three daughters.
Paul Strand: Paul Strand, a missionary training consultant for Bethany’s GlobeServe, also serves on the board of U.S. Center for World Mission. Previously, he was a missionary in Indonesia for 15 years, Instructor of Missions at Bethany Global University, President of Bethany Fellowship International for seven years. Paul has an MA in Missiology from Fuller School of World Missions, a BS from the University of Minnesota, and a Diploma in Bible and Missions from Bethany Global University.
Gary Stratton: Gary David Stratton is Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Spiritual Formation and Cultural Engagement at Johnson University. Before coming to Johnson, Gary led two Hollywood non-profits devoted to training Christians for careers in mainstream film and television and whose graduates include Emmy and Academy Award winners. He holds a B.A. from Wheaton College and an MA/PhD from Biola University. He has served as a vice-president, dean, director, and professor at eight universities in the U.S. and China. The Association of Biblical Higher Education named him Senior Fellow in 2007. Gary and his wife, Sue, have four children.