Leadership & Board Members

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Leadership & Board Members

Successfully stewarding a multi-national organization with an extraordinary vision requires leaders committed to excellence, innovation and servant leadership. OM is blessed with a dedicated team of executives and board members who exhibit these qualities as they draw upon a wealth of professional experience from the nonprofit, for-profit and missions sectors.

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Executive Profiles

Andrew Scott
President and CEO

Andrew Scott first joined OM ministry ship MV Doulos at age 19. A native of Northern Ireland, he studied at Belfast Bible College and served as an associate pastor for two years. Andrew and his young family later returned to the Doulos, where he directed care and development for the international crew. In 2002, Andrew launched a new recruiting initiative at OM USA and became President/CEO in 2010. Andrew authored the highly-acclaimed book Scatter and is a popular speaker.

Matt Benson, EdD
Senior Vice President

Now in his sixth year at OM USA, Matt Benson serves on the Leadership Team overseeing the People and Culture initiatives of the organization. The bulk of Matt’s professional career has been in higher education as a faculty member and Vice President at a prominent regional Christian university. With degrees from Piedmont College, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Biola University, Matt continues to teach in graduate programs in MBA and Theology.

John Cerniglia, CFRE
Senior Vice President

John Cerniglia leads OM’s worldwide Global Generosity team. John has served in global missions leadership roles for 30 years. His ministry has spanned 40 countries helping national leaders expand domestic philanthropy and improve sustainability. He is a CFRE, an alumnus of Houghton College, and Adjunct Faculty for the Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy. John loves helping philanthropists realize their vision for Kingdom impact and find joy in their generosity.

Chris Fedelem
Senior Vice President

Chris Fedelem leads OM’s Inspiring Engagement initiative, caring for the marketing, accounting and facilities teams in addition to the organization’s cross-departmental alternative revenue efforts. His previous experience in the for-profit sector includes the resort, real estate, hospitality and luxury segments. A University of Florida MBA and Flagler College alumnus, Chris regularly serves with various community organizations as a leader, board member and volunteer.

Jonathan Thiessen
Senior Vice President

Jonathan Thiessen leads OM’s Marketplace Innovation Team, spearheading a paradigm shift towards a workplace-based missions workforce. This multifaceted strategy has included highly collaborative and award-winning initiatives, and the launch of an international staffing company. Originally from Canada, he and his family lived in Russia and Central Asia for most of 10 years pioneering innovative microfinance models. Jonathan is passionate about followers of Jesus living their vocation, leading to the advancement and flourishing of God’s Kingdom globally.

David Sexton, CPA
Chief Financial Officer and Controller

David Sexton leads the teams responsible for OM USA’s Finance and Accounting functions. His early career was highlighted by key financial roles at Delta Air Lines. This was followed by 20 years in financial leadership for a variety of well-known nonprofits, including an international relief and development concern and a national youth development organization. David is an alumnus of Presbyterian College and Georgia State University, and previous Adjunct Faculty for Oglethorpe University.

Todd Shinabarger
Chief Information Officer

Todd Shinabarger has nearly 40 years of senior information technology management experience in various industries -- including manufacturing, automotive, construction, retail, fashion and non-profit -- where he led numerous multi-million dollar IT capital projects. After more than three decades in the corporate environment, Todd “retired” in 2015, assuming the CIO role at OM USA. Since joining, he’s helped to transform and modernize the IT ecosystem, replacing nearly every IT application and process.

Alberta Wray
Vice President

Alberta Wray serves on the Leadership Team and leads OM’s People Stewardship division. She strives to cultivate a vibrant community through learning and development, as well as developing best practices in both Personnel and People Care. In her 20 years of missions involvement, Alberta has lived and traveled in more than 60 countries. Along with her MA in Member Care and practitioner experience, this has spurred her love of helping cross-cultural workers adapt to their new environments.

OM USA Board

Rick Hicks
Mission Viejo, California, Board Chair

Jim Owens
Newport Beach, California, Vice Chair

Mary McAllister
Lawrenceville, Georgia, Secretary/Treasurer

James Bustraan
Orlando, Florida

Dr. Ray Charles
Baltimore, MD

Litia Jones
Fayetteville, Georgia

Margaret Kim
Brooklyn, New York

Andrew Scott
Tyrone, Georgia

Harvey Thiessen
Ontario, Canada

DeeDee Wilson
Tyrone, Georgia

OM Global Board

Jon Seeley
Adelaide, Australia, Chairman

Albert Teh
Tawau, Sabah/Malaysia,
Vice Chairman

Lawrence Tong
Singapore,
OM International Director

Shura Facanha
Guayaquil, Ecuador

Paul Hynam
Christ Church, Barbados

Mary Lederleitner
Mundelein, Illinois

Wei Leong Goh
Singapore

Julyan Lidstone
Strathbungo, United Kingdom

Grant Porter
Australia

Dale Rhoton
Santee, California,
OM Co-Founder

Kelvin Samwata
Chingola, Zambia

Bert van de Haar
Veenendaal, The Netherlands

Dennis Wright
Barronett, Wisconsin

Rick Hicks
Mission Viejo, California, Global Board Facilitator

Stewardship and Reporting

OM takes stewardship seriously and strives to ensure that all resources entrusted to the ministry are faithfully applied toward the greatest impact. We welcome the opportunity to share about the work being accomplished through the people and financial gifts we are privileged to steward.

This selection of recent Annual Reports features stories of impact from around the world, and details of financial performance:

The 2019 OM USA Annual Report will be released following the completion of our annual financial audit.

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