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GO TO NATIONS WORLD HEADQUARTERS STAFF

 

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

PRESIDENT - DR. JERRY WILLIAMSON

Jerry is a true servant-leader, advancing Go To Nations from a place of prevailing prayer. He and his wife, Beverly, who serves as the Executive Ambassador for Go To Nations, travel extensively to help missionaries and national leaders maximize their missions' efforts by providing Bible teaching and preaching, ministry planning, leadership training tools, and counseling. Jerry was ordained in 1982 and served as a Go To Nations missionary in Ecuador in 1985. He was appointed President in June of 2000 to oversee the Executive Leadership of the ministry and to be the voice of Go To Nations. 

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF CORPORATE RELATIONS - SANDRA BARFIELD

Sandra joined Go To Nations in 1997 as Vice President of Donor Relations and was appointed to the role of Vice President of Mobilization in 2004. She was then appointed as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations in 2019. Through her leadership in Communications, Marketing, Missions Mobilization, Publishing, and Advancement, her focus is to mobilize the body of Christ to fulfill the Great Commission by giving of their time, talents, and resources. Sandra and her husband, Don, are ordained ministers and are committed to mentoring others as they accept Christ and grow in Him. They reside in Jacksonville and have three sons and six grandchildren.

EXECUTIVE AMBASSADOR - BEVERLY WILLIAMSON

Beverly is an ordained minister of the gospel that serves as the Executive Ambassador for Go To Nations. As her role, Beverly serves as a member of the recruitment team called the GoTeam. She networks at mission conferences and mission events across the United States, connecting potential missionary candidates to Go To Nations while also helping to establish new and long-lasting ministry partnerships for kingdom advancement. She serves alongside her husband and Go To Nations President, Dr. Jerry, with ministry relations and the development of leadership training materials in the area of missions. 

GLOBAL MINISTRIES 

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL MINISTRIES - NANCY LOVELACE

Nancy and her husband, Tim, are natives of North Carolina, and have two daughters and four grandchildren. From 1992-1996, they served in Russia and Hong Kong where they started Bible schools, helped churches grow in the Volga Ural region, and served as Personnel Directors for 138 international missionaries. From 1996-2002, they pioneered a church in Nashville, Tennessee. Then in 2002, Tim and Nancy moved to Go To Nations’ World Headquarters to serve as Vice President of Ministries. Nancy now serves as the Executive Vice President of Global Ministries overseeing the training and well-being of Go To Nations global missionary leaders and field force and the growth and expansion of ministry in the nations. Nancy serves with her husband as the Africa Regional Director and both of them are a part of the Executive Team helping to oversee the affairs of the organization.  

Vice President of Ministries & Asia Pacific Regional Director - Craig Kuehn

Craig Kuehn and his late wife, Sandra, joined Go To Nations in 1990 and moved to Asia in 1991. Together they championed Go To Nations' vision to train, equip, and mobilize laborers for the harvest. In 1994, the Kuehn’s accepted the role of Asia Pacific Regional Directors. By building ‘Team as Spiritual Family’ they have grown the largest multicultural, multi-generational, regional team for Go To Nations. In 2016, Craig was set in as the Vice President of Ministries and was added to Go To Nations Executive Council. The Ministries Division is working to strengthen the leadership development track for emerging and established leaders around the world to position Go To Nations for continued international growth and expansion into new territory and avenues of effective ministry.

VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBER CARE - KATHIE BAROUSSE 

Kathie serves as the Vice President of Member Care, providing pastoral oversight, counsel and resources to the Go To Nations field force, helping ensure that every Go To Nations missionary "in all respects may prosper and be in good health, just as their soul prospers" (3 John 2). Whether it pertains to the health and well-being of our current field force, or equipping new missionaries and indigenous believers, Kathie and her husband, Victor, have a vision to see a multitude of spiritual children sent forth to the nations.

Southeast Asia West Regional Directors - Ariel & Paz Acuna

Ariel and Maria Paz have been missionaries with Go To Nations since 2003 and have two children, Faith and David. Ariel and Paz are graduates of Calvary Bible Institute in the Philippines. Through prison ministries, evangelistic crusades, campus ministry, and feeding programs, the Acunas have led thousands to Christ. They have pioneered 8 churches in four provinces in the Philippines and founded Calvary Bible Institute in two provinces. These Bible schools continue to multiply year after year, and graduates have gone on to plant dozens of churches throughout Asia. Ariel and his family are currently based in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Their primary focus is to revolutionize the churches in the area of evangelism, leadership development, and church planting. 

Latin America Regional Directors - Wyly & Candace Gammon

Wyly and Candace have been missionaries to children since the 1990s, launching an evangelism program called STREETREACH. In 1998, they went to Medellin, Colombia, and built a children’s ministry that included Children’s Church, a ministry to street children called The Refuge, and a Training Center to train and equip ministers for children ministry. Hundreds of ministries for children have been started from their work in Medellin. In 2006, they relocated to San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Although their main focus has been children, their ministry has broadened to include food production and distribution, community transformation projects, micro-enterprise, education, and Bible schools. Their influence and leadership continue to transform communities throughout Latin America.

International Apprenticeship Director - Natalie Angeles

Natalie graduated from Oral Roberts University with a degree in International Community Development and completed the third year missions program at Christ for the Nations. She went to the Philippines in 2009 and served in Iloilo City for six years. With a desire to partner community development and business together to help the poorest of the poor, she completed her MBA from Regent University. Then, Natalie transferred to Chiang Rai, Thailand, to work in partnership with the Asian Mission Outreach Foundation. She now serves as the Thailand Apprenticeship Director and the International Apprenticeship Director for Go To Nations. Her mission is equipping and empowering new missionaries to see them find their calling and successfully walk it out. She married Japet in 2018 and they have one daughter, Juliana.

International Internship Directors - David & Christine Anasco

David and Christine have been missionaries with Go To Nations since 2003. They are blessed with four beautiful children; Eric, Faith, Daniel, and Gabriella. For ten years they ministered in the Philippines serving street children and the urban poor. They built a thriving educational scholarship program and preschool for street children, taught in Bible schools throughout Southeast Asia, and served as the Go To Nations Philippine Team Leaders. Recently, they relocated to Thailand and currently serve as the Go To Nations Thailand Team Leaders. Now, they continue to teach in Bible schools throughout Southeast Asia and work at Chiang Rai International Christian School. David has been equipping and training new missionaries since 2008 as the International Internship Director for Go To Nations Timothy Internship Program - equipping believers to become full-time missionaries. 

DIRECTOR OF RECRUITING & DIRECTOR OF DISCOVER MISSIONS - CHRISTOPHER CONLEY

Chris serves as the Director of Recruiting helping others to identify the call of God on their lives and walking them through the beginning process of becoming a missionary. In this role, he oversees the GoTeam which encompasses a team of World Headquarter leaders that network with churches and ministries across the United States. As the Director of Discover Missions, Chris is engaging the church to discover ways to serve in global missions through Short-Term Missions, Medical Missions, Forerunner, and Mission+30. Chris is a pastor at City Church / Iglesia Ciudad. He and his wife, Sheila, were married in 1992 and have 4 children.  

DIRECTOR OF FRONTIER MISSIONS - VICTOR BAROUSSE

Victor serves as the Regional Director for Global Pathway in Eurasia, and also has a broader role in Frontier Missions, which is focused on mobilizing national churches to raise up powerful, indigenous, self-supporting church-planting movements within some of the least-reached people groups of the world. Victor and his wife, Kathie, are experienced field missionaries, having seen much fruit of church planting, leadership development, humanitarian and developmental work serving as missionaries in Russia. Impressed with the results of the Global Pathways curriculum, they joined Go To Nations in 2011 and transitioned to the World Headquarters in 2015.

DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL PRAYER - DEBORAH BARNES

As the Director of Global Prayer for Go To Nations, Deborah oversees the Go To Nations Intercessory Prayer Network, coordinating prayer with the World Headquarters, field missionaries, and volunteers who have a heart to pray for global missions world-wide. Deborah is active with the First Coast Prayer Force and serves with the Member Care Department at Go To Nations World Headquarters. Her responsibilities involve many pastoral-care functions for missionary families. Deborah and her late husband, Frank, were missionaries to Mexico from 1998 to 2000, where the “Fire From Heaven” team saw 10,000 salvations.  Deborah currently resides in Tennessee with her daughter, son-in-law, and grandson.

DIRECTOR OF DIASPORA WORLD MISSIONS - MATT & USHA REIFSNIDER 

Matt served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in England where he met and married his wife, Usha. The Reifsniders joined Go To Nations as missionaries to Muslims in 1988 and joined the team at the Go To Nations World Headquarters as Islamic World Missions Directors. They moved to Jordan in 1993 where they studied Arabic and pastored an English-speaking Assemblies of God Church. During the 10 years the Reifsniders resided in Jordan, they were blessed with ministry opportunities throughout the region, which increased their understanding of the language, religion, and culture of the Arab people and now serve as the Directors of Diaspora World Missions at Go To Nations World Headquarters.

Director of Missionary Preparation & Orientation Training - Dr. Faye Battle

Faye joined the Go To Nations team as the Director of MPO in January 2009, even though she had attended Calvary Bible School at the World Headquarters campus from 1992-1993. She believes that this was a divine appointment, and it made a significant impact. She completed her MPO training in September 2009. Dr. Faye believes that while she is unable to ‘go’ overseas to the mission field herself, she can fulfill her role in helping others to go, and say “wherever they are, I am”. Dr. Faye is a native of Jacksonville with two adult sons, Terrence (a software developer) & David (an actor and playwright), five granddaughters, and one grandson. 

EQUIPPING COORDINATOR & WEBMASTER - SHEILA CONLEY

Sheila serves as Go To Nations Equipping Coordinator assisting in the training of new missionaries and helping them to complete every stage of Go To Nations Missionary Equipping Track fully equipped to prosper in their calling. Sheila also serves the Mobilization Domain as the corporate webmaster maintaining the Go To Nations website. She serves as the Finance Administrator for GloDev, Go To Nations relief and development arm, and assists her husband, Christopher, in the Discover Missions Department to launch teams of short-term missionaries around the world to serve alongside our field force. Everything she does is for the purpose of empowering others with the tools necessary to step into their God-given purpose.

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE EXECUTIVE VP OF GLOBAL MINISTRIES - LISA JOHNSON

Lisa has a heart for hurting and broken people and desires to see people of all ages be who God has created them to be so that they can reach others with the gospel of Jesus. She is using this passion through service in a variety of ministries. At Go To Nations, she is assists new missionaries through their training process and helps with the development of a youth discipleship program named Forerunner. Lisa and her husband, Willie, were married in 1986. Willie is a Pastor at Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Florida, and his role is to oversee all of the local outreaches for the church. They have two adult sons and four grandchildren. Together, Willie and Lisa share a heart for serving people locally and globally.

 MOBILIZATION

Executive Vice President of Mobilization - Jeremy Henderson

Jeremy's utmost desire in ministry has been to communicate the gospel creatively and effectively across ethnic and generational lines. Jeremy graduated with a B.A. in Church Ministries from Southeastern University, has been an ordained minister through the Assemblies of God since 2006, and brings almost 25 years of educational, pastoral, and leadership experience to his role at Go To Nations. Jeremy oversees the Mobilization Division, which encompasses Missions Mobilization, Communications, Partner Development, and Church Empowerment. Additionally, Jeremy trains missionaries from dozens of organizations every year as a co-facilitator of fundraising "boot camps" with Support Raising Solutions. Jeremy and Susan have been married for over 20 years, and have two children: Josiah James and Sophia Elizabeth. 

Vice President of Church Empowerment - Dr. Mitch Arbeláez

Mitch leads our missions mobilizers as Vice President of Church Empowerment for Go To Nations. He with his wife, Michelle, are instrumental in assisting pastors and church leaders to become more mission-minded and in raising up missionaries to go to the least-reached areas of our world. They believe that the time of mobilizing whole nations for the Great Commission work of God is now. Nations are waiting for the gospel and other nations need to know their God-given potential to reach those waiting nations. 

Directors of International Relations - Mark & Julie Morse

Mark & Julie graduated with a degree in Advanced Missions and Cross-Cultural Training at Christ For The Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas. They have served as missionaries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and The United States. They are passionate about mobilizing the body of Christ worldwide to fulfill the Great Commission, to bring hope and restoration to people’s lives, and to see communities transformed through the power of the gospel. Mark and Julie are mobilizers helping individuals, churches, Bible schools, businesses, and Christian ministries partner together to strategically reach the last of the lost. 

CREATIVE SPECIALIST - LUCKY BUTLER

Lucky was born and raised in Jacksonvile, FL. After fully committing himself to the Lord at the age of 16, he felt called to attend Southeastern College in Lakeland, FL, to pursue a music degree. While there he joined a band and toured for 6 years ministering to young people throughout America. Then, he and his wife, Ashley, returned to Jacksonville where Lucky pursued a degree in graphic design. He has since worked in many different fields encompassing the many facets of graphic design including web, print, and digital media. Lucky joined the Go To Nations Mobilization team in 2020 as the Creative Specialist working on print and online media content for the organization. 

 

Special Assistant to Mobilization - Janet Meyers

Janet serves Go To Nations as the Special Assistant to Mobilization. After 57+ years of marriage to her late husband, Dr. George, where they served together for more than 20 years with Go To Nations, she has some new assignments to make use of her business and communication skills. She has a heart to encourage the missionaries in the nations, making use of modern technology in communicating with them for birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions in their lives. Following Dr. George’s heart for community transformation, Janet serves on the Board of Directors with GloDev Inc., the relief and development arm of Go To Nations. In Dr. George’s honor, she is continuing to fulfill his mission statement – “Through faith and wisdom acquire true wealth, mentor others, and leave an enduring legacy.” 

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE EXECUTIVE VP OF MOBILIZATION - KALEE JENKINS

Kalee Jenkins is currently pursuing her degree in Cultural Anthropology and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Nonprofit Leadership with a focus on Classical Civilizations. Kalee worked for Go To Nations from 2015 to 2017 and returned in 2020. Her deep love of culture and desire to see God's advancement in the nations is matched only by her fellow staff members, missionaries, and the leadership team at Go To Nations. While Kalee is proud of her professional aspirations and accomplishments, she recognizes the greatest title ever bestowed to her was that of "mom"  from her two beautiful daughters, Faith and Aliyah. They will remain the greatest calling God has ever placed on her life.  

 

 

SUPPORT SERVICES

Executive Vice President of Support Services - Cheryl Bessinger

Cheryl completed an Associate Degree at Lake City Community College. Later, she received a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University, majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Business. She then went on to receive her Bachelor’s of Biblical Studies from Logos Bible School in Jacksonville, FL. Cheryl worked for nearly 10 years in the retail business, where she became the District Office Supervisor for a chain of retail outlets. She brought her strong administrative skills to Go To Nations in 1992 when she joined the Eurasia Office Staff. After that assignment, she served as Ministries Division Administrative Assistant, then as Director of Administration. She now serves as the Executive Vice President of Support Services and is on the Executive Team overseeing the affairs of the organization.

 Finance Operations Manager - Kristen Meythaler

After attending the Timothy Internship Program in Guatemala, Kristen relocated to Jacksonville, Florida, in 1998 to work in the World Headquarters. She has served Go To Nations for over 20 years in Support Services. As the Operations Manager, Kristen functions in the role of Human Resources and oversees the daily operations of Donor Services. One of her most important roles is processing donations and payroll for our Go To Nations missionaries. Kristen is the adoptive mother of three special needs children. 

Assistant Network Administrator - Joel Vergara

Joel was a member of the Pastoral Staff at Charismatic Ecumenical Ministries for 3 years in the Philippines. His focus was the youth ministry where he ministered to 100 teenagers on a weekly basis.  He was an instructor for the seminary teaching courses in Biblical studies. In 2002, Joel immigrated to the United States and subsequently handled the youth ministry of Christ is the Answer Church for 5 years. He joined Go To Nations in 2005 and ensures the hardware, software, telephony, and different systems are working properly. Joel volunteers at Elevate Life Church with his wife Geonifer and his two children Josiah and Johannah. Joel is a freelance photographer and is passionate about capturing images of missionaries in the field with the people they serve. He desires to tell their stories through pictures and bring greater awareness of the need around the world.

Finance Assistant: Reporting - Bethany Dees

Bethany was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, and attended Edward H. White High School. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Church Ministries from Evangel University and plans to graduate in the summer of 2021. Bethany worked for Baptist Medical Center for 11 years prior to becoming a stay-at-home mom in 2013. In 2019, Bethany began working for Go To Nations as a Finance Assistant. She is a leader in the Worship Arts Department at her local church and coaches the youth for Fine Arts competitions. She and her husband married in 2010 and have 3 children who love working in ministry together as a family.

FINANCE ASSISTANT: DONOR SERVICES - ANGELA ALMAND

Angela is a native Texan, attended Christ For the Nations Institute in Dallas where she received an Associates Degree in Practical Theology. During her time there, the Lord fueled a heart and passion for missions. After graduation in 2003, she joined a ministry in the Philippines that worked with street children and the urban poor. She joined Go To Nations in 2004 as a full-time missionary and continued to serve alongside other GTN missionaries in Iloilo City and Manila, Philippines until 2009. Then, Angela served as the Missions Director at her local church in Midland, Texas until 2019. Then, relocated to Jacksonville, Florida, in June 2020 and joined Go To Nations as part of the Support Services staff. She continues to be involved in local missions, and plans to continue travelling to take the love, hope, and freedom found in the name of Jesus to the world.

Executive Assistant to the Executive VP of Support Services - Diane Jenkins

Diane is a Buckeye girl native to Sugar Grove, Ohio. She married a Florida boy and relocated to Jacksonville, Florida and they have five daughters, four sons-in-law and eight grandchildren.  She considers herself to be a truly blessed woman! Diane joined Go To Nations in 2020 to serve as the Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President of Support Services, Cheryl Bessinger.  In addition to her support role, Diane assists Donor Services with the processing of missionary donations and also assists with the processing of Accounts Payable. She is a tremendous asset to the finance team offering her talents wherever they are needed.

 

GLODEV, INC.

CEO OF GLODEV, INC. - TIM LOVELACE 

Tim and his wife, Nancy, served as missionaries in Russia and Hong Kong from 1992-1996 where they started Bible schools, helped the growth of churches in the Volga Ural region, and served as Personnel Directors for 138 international missionaries. From 1996-2002, they pioneered a church in Nashville, Tennessee. Then in 2002, Tim and Nancy moved to Go To Nations World Headquarters to serve as the Vice Presidents of Ministries. In 2012, Tim founded GloDev, Go To Nations' relief and development arm facilitating the transformation of whole communities in the poorest regions of the world. Tim leads a team developing 126 acres of land in Jacksonville, Florida named Eden Gardens Eco-Farm that serves as a training ground to replicate sustainable farming around the world. Tim also serves as the I.T. Director, maintaining and advancing technology for Go To Nations.

Eden Gardens Engagement Coordinator - Hannah Kentch

Hannah grew up in Missouri and moved to Dallas, Texas, to attend Bible School at Christ for the Nations. Working in local and international ministry since 2004, gave her opportunities to reach and minister to children and families in extreme poverty throughout the Latin nations. Having a deep desire to see poverty eliminated and entire communities transformed, Hannah was led to work with GloDev, Inc., the relief and development arm of Go to Nations. GloDev is partnering with the poorest regions of the world to create sustainable projects that empower people to provide a better life for themselves and their families.