Our Team

Ed | 

President/CEO

“In 2005, a friend told me I should go into ministry and, through my interest in technology, use iPods as a way to share the Gospel. Two weeks later, I was with a missionary who shared that 2/3 of the world “can’t, don’t or won’t” read, and confirmed that audio technology could be a part of the solution. I knew I had to take action, and I haven’t stopped since. The team that God has built here gives me the hope that we, in partnership with others, can take the planet!”

Brian | 

VP, Program Management

“Working alongside disciple makers, the kind Jesus talked about in Matthew 28, has turned my world upside down. From Africa to East Asia, and everywhere in-between, our Program Team has the pleasure of serving such leaders as they equip the next generation. Seven years ago I couldn’t have imagined my role in delivering Truth where written words can’t go, now I can’t imagine doing anything else!”

John | 

VP, New Initiatives

“After 35 years, I finally know what God has called me to do: break down communication barriers that exist in this world between God and the people he loves. When God’s Word is not in the heart language AND in the communication style of a group of people, it creates a barrier. At Spoken, I am addressing these barriers. To be in a place where your work and your call are perfectly aligned, well, you’ve got to love that.”

Megan | 

VP, Communications

“I feel blessed to have access to specialized bible studies, prayer guides, and any health article I could ever need. Unfortunately, most of the world has never heard of Jesus or had access to basic health education. I can’t think of a better way to love people than to share information they need, in the way they need to hear it.”

Ann | 

Director, Operations

“I believe in Spoken’s mission to take the Truth of the Gospel to all oral cultures around the world. I love being behind the scenes handling operations and assisting fellow staff members to be effective in the field.”

Dave | 

Director, Community Development

“I love working at Spoken because it gives me connections with, access to and a platform from which to reach leaders from many tribes, tongues and cultures to demonstrate God’s love and compassion for each of them. Our work helps trusted local pastors bring the life, the vision and the hope of the Gospel to generations of overlooked oral learners in a way they can capture.”

Jim | 

Director, Engagement

“I am proud to work for a group that is engaged with, loves, and cares for the most difficult to connect with of the unreached people. Orality culture people groups are the last frontier of the great commission and I feel blessed to be working for a team that makes these people their core focus.”

Mark | 

Director, Field Accountability

“I believe at Spoken we care deeply for all peoples, including the vast populations of the world who have no use for written words. And, I love the drive our team has to improve lives, through the power and influence of narrative methods.”

Ray | 

Director, Orality Coaching

“As a Strategist, Continual Learner and Futurist, I am always seeking to learn more about the communities, cultures and contexts we work within while applying all I can gather into the development of innovative new ministry models. Spoken offers me the opportunity to excel in this community-transforming work.”

Yohannes | 

Director, East Africa Programs

Since I have come to know and experience God’s love and forgiveness over 25 years ago, the Lord has made it my ambition to live for Him. In my case, this has meant among other things, serving Him as missionary since almost about that time. I consider it a great privilege to help fulfill His great commission in my world. As C.T. Studd put it, “If Jesus Christ is God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.” Except, I had none that I haven’t received from Him, that I may sacrifice for Him!”

Chris | 

Program Manager

“After years of serving the church body in various capacities from within the walls of the church the Lord has brought me to Spoken. It is here that the Lord brought me to a place where my passions for missions, pastoral development and discipleship collide in a beautiful way where the gifts He has blessed me with align with the task at hand.”

Christian | 

Spoken Endurance Team Manager

“I love that Spoken is spreading the Gospel with people groups that are often overlooked. God has given me a passion for endurance sports and I believe it’s my responsibility to use this gift, not for myself, but for the Glory of God. I’m called to use sports as a means to minister to people both here and around the world.”

Stefanie | 

Operations Coordinator

“Too often people interact with other cultures without respecting them. I love that Spoken embraces cultural differences and shares Scripture, and its universal Truth, in a way that those cultures and languages can understand and utilize. Scripture becomes relevant and lives are changed. It’s beautiful.”

Tom | 

Orality Coach

“I am excited about the work we are involved in at Spoken! The richness and power of God’s Word coming alive through stories, songs and dramas, the local church growing strong and expanding, leaders impacting their communities. I get to see this happen all over the world, what a blessing and privilege!”

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