Frank is the CEO of Landmark Media Enterprises, which owns classified advertising web sites, data centers, and software businesses. He is also the president of the Aimee and Frank Batten Jr. Foundation, which supports work on Bible translation, scripture engagement, evangelism, education, health and the environment. Frank serves on the boards of the Access College Foundation, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Norfolk Christian Schools. He serves on the president’s advisory council of Wycliffe Bible Translators. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and of the University of Virginia.
Jim is the founder and retired director of Scriptures in Use. SIU is dedicated to training grassroots church planters to effectively plant churches through communicating the Scriptures in their mother tongue among traditional oral cultures. SIU along with more than 35 non-western partner ministries are currently holding over 250 training events each year in over 28 countries. Jim and his wife, Carla, served as missionaries among the Native people of Latin America, and subsequently extended their training courses worldwide.
Bob is a theologian, educator, and author. He and his wife, Sue, served for 21 years as missionaries in the Philippines where he taught theology, provided educational services for Evangelical ministries nationwide, and served as dean of Asian Theological Seminary. On return from the Philippines, the Lord led Bob and his family to Columbia Biblical Seminary and School of Missions. Bob’s career-long passion has been to see ministry education renewed to better serve Christ’s church. Bob is co-founder of Global Associates for Transformational Education (GATE) and has facilitated professional development workshops for seminary faculties in Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Bob and Sue live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; they have two adult children and five grandchildren.
Tom Lowell is retired president of Trans World Radio (TWR). He served in various capacities during his 53 years of service with TWR, culminating in the presidency from 1994 until his retirement in 2002. Tom has a lifelong passion communicating the Good News of Christ to people in areas where traditional missionary efforts are difficult or impossible. He is a graduate of Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA, and has a Doctor of Letters degree from Toccoa Falls College.
Greg and his wife, Kathleen Parsons, have been on the staff of Frontier Ventures (formerly the U.S. Center for World Mission) since 1982. Greg worked 27 of those years with Ralph Winter serving from 1990-2010 as the General Director. He now serves as Director of Global Connections and takes great joy in learning from, sharing with, and connecting with missions and church leaders globally. Greg also serves as the Interim President and Ralph D. Winter Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies at William Carey International University. He also writes a regular column in Mission Frontiers magazine, the bulletin of the Frontier Ventures and has published two books—both related to Ralph D Winter. He serves on several boards, including Frontier Ventures, WCIU, Christar, GMI International and Missio Nexus as well. He is married to Kathleen and they have 2 grown children and one grandchild (and yes, he will show you pictures!) and one on the way.
Ralf is U.S. Director of Media Development and Services for Trans World Radio. Previously Ralf worked as a talk show host, news director, and Director of Development / Corporate Underwriting for WMCU radio in Miami, Florida. He was Founder and Director of Family First Ministries in South Florida, served on the leadership team of Promise Keepers, and also spent twenty years in retail sales and management. Ralf has been married to Tammy for 32 years; they have three grown children and two grandchildren.