Board of Directors
Bruce Wear (Chairman)
Bruce joined the board of Global Teams in 2012 and was appointed chairman of the board in April 2019. Prior to his involvement with GT, he served as chairman of the board of another mission organization. Bruce has had a long passion for cross-cultural ministry dating back to college days when he attended the Urbana Student Missions Conference. Together with his Chinese wife, they have ministered among international students throughout the years. In addition, Bruce has served as chair of his church’s cross-cultural team and made diverse short-term mission trips to various regions of the world. Since 1986 Bruce has worked as a physician and held various leadership roles; most recently as chairman of his medical group and head of the information technology team.
We are grateful for his leadership and ask you to keep Bruce and his wife in your prayers.
Read Bruce's letter.
Ron was born and raised a Lutheran, then spent several years as an Episcopalian, and is currently worshiping at St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Hilton Head SC. He has served a variety of financial positions within the churches he has attended. St Luke’s is where he first met fellow board member Kathie Phillips and became interested in Global Teams. Ron founded a chemical distribution company in 1979 and has managed it since. His interest in missionary work is centered primarily in Asia and China in particular. Ron’s company maintains an office in Beijing, and he travels there frequently.
We appreciate Ron’s attention to detail. Please keep him in your prayers.
Thom Shaw Thom serves as Global Teams’ Board Secretary and is an attorney in private practice specializing in business and estate planning law. He and his wife Sheryl are Floridians who have an appetite for caring for others. In addition to his service to Global Teams, Thom's ministries include volunteer youth work at his church, helping ‘widows and orphans’ in his legal practice, and praying for people to save a child’s life by changing their minds outside of abortion clinics. Thom has had a big impact on Global Teams by helping the organization to flourish while God opens doors to the unreached. And vice versa, as Thom shares, ‘Global Teams has taught me not to assume certain unreached groups can never be reached and not to assume that third world countries cannot be actively involved in sending missionaries.’ Global Teams does both on a daily basis.
Please pray that the Lord brings Thom and Sheryl discernment as they work to share the love of Christ with those He places before them.
Ame Eldredge Ame has a lengthy career in ministry and brings significant and varied experience in the nonprofit sector. For fifteen years, she held regional leadership positions with a large youth organization as well as, worked with various nonprofits serving such populations as youth in crisis, the homeless and the uninsured.
Ame graduated from Flagler College in St. Augustine with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion and has done graduate work through Fuller Seminary. As a Senior Consultant for the FOCUS Group, Ame coaches nonprofit organizations in fundraising, building support teams, financial management and donor relations.
Global Teams appreciates her intimate knowledge of management and advancement matters. Please pray for Ame and her husband Mark as they minister to their community.
Walt L. Hanline, Ed.D.
Walt and his wife Edith reside in Lakewood, Washington and have two grown sons, David and Jason. Walt became a Christian in 1972 and has served in a wide range of roles in churches, including serving as a deacon, an elder, in addition to serving on the Pastoral staff at Ventura Missionary Church. The Hanlines have been actively supporting missions over their 44 years of marriage, with a heart for Bible translation
Dr Hanline received his doctorate from the University of Southern California and served as a public school teacher, founding Superintendent/Principal of Ventura Missionary School, and as a public school superintendent in California and Oregon for 33 years. He is presently the Executive Director for the National Center for Executive Leadership and School Board Development. His work centers on serving school districts, non-profits, cities, and charter schools by working with board members and executives in the areas of team building, strategic planning, collective bargaining, CEO evaluation, and board governance.
We are grateful for his listening ear and leadership knowledge. Please join us in welcoming Walt to the board during 2019 and praying for God’s guidance in the days ahead.
Scott Lambert Scott and his wife Nancy are members of New Covenant Church in Winter Springs where they actively engage with youth group activities, missions and digital evangelism. Scott has served in New Covenant's vestry and been energetic in global mission efforts in Guatemala, Argentina, Belize, Rwanda, and Kenya. Scott is President and Co-Founder of Xcellimark, an award-winning digital marketing agency, training and consultant based in Orlando that serves business clients in the U.S., Canada, Germany, and Central America. His experience spans over 30 years in management, marketing, sales, and operations for cutting-edge technology companies. We appreciate Scott’s commitment to the Lord and his expertise in technology that enables visitors to our website to easily learn about the Lord’s work through Global Teams and unknowingly experience Xcellimark’s excellence firsthand.
Please lift Scott, Nancy, and their loved ones up to the Lord’s throne of grace as they focus on spreading His word.
George, having spent his entire career in business as a corporate banker and the CEO of a mid-sized company with international reach, now sees clearly God’s plan in using that experience to serve the Kingdom.
Active in C12: Christian Business Peer Advisory Group, he continues to sharpen his skills in order to really understand how to witness in the marketplace and to use business in the mission field to bring the Gospel to unreached people groups. He has been witness, in recent years. to the power of prayer and the miraculous healing, both spiritual and physical, which is done on earth by the Lord through his involvement with the Glennon House healing ministry.
We are thankful for George’s guidance and care of others and ask that you lift him and his two beautiful daughters in prayer.
Kathie joined the board in 2017 after providing missionary care and leadership to Global Teams for 14 years. As North America Partner Care Coordinator and then as International Partner Care Director, she prepared numerous field partners for the mission field by supporting them with coaching calls, visits, ongoing prayer, and by developing culturally specific programs for the GT Partner Care team around the globe. Kathie earned her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University, graduated from the Diaconate Training Program in the Diocese of South Carolina and currently serves on the clergy of St. Luke’s Church of Hilton Head Island. Kathie and her husband Bill have three children and eleven grandchildren. During their marriage, they have lived in Vietnam, England, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, and the United States.
Please pray for Kathie and Bill as they continue to share God’s love wherever He places them.
Tim was ordained in January 1986 and over the years has served parishes in four different South Texas communities. He is the Rector of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, a small but lively congregation in a San Antonio suburb. He has a fervid passion for pastoring believers to greater wholeness in Christ while equipping them for service in His name. Tim is deeply involved in the ministry of healing that the Lord has raised up at St. Matthew’s and several area congregations. He is focusing his efforts on expanding his knowledge of inner healing.
Tim and his wife, Ann, have been married for many years and their lifelong interest in seeing the Gospel in the lives of people across the world has been reignited by their eldest daughter’s call to serve the deeply wounded children of Central Africa. They are developing partnership between the healing ministry at St. Matthew’s and the member care work of Global Teams.
Please join us in prayer for Tim and Ann as they care for others.