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GO TO NATIONS WORLD HEADQUARTERS STAFF

 

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE AMBASSADOR - DR. JERRY & BEVERLY WILLIAMSON

Jerry is a true servant-leader, advancing Go To Nations from a place of prevailing prayer. He and his wife, Beverly, 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. Beverly began working at Go To Nations in 2009 as an Executive Assistant to the President's Office and now serves as the Executive Ambassador for the ministry.

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. Don is the Headmaster Emeritus of a college preparatory Christian school and a staff pastor. They reside in Jacksonville and have three sons and six grandchildren.

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE - NICOLE NORRIS

Nicole is a native of Jacksonville, Florida, and attended Hillsong College in Sydney, Australia, in 2003-2004, specializing in both worship ministry and leadership studies. In 2005, she joined the staff of New Life Christian Fellowship, where she worked in the music department as an Administrative Assistant. In 2011, she became the worship leader at New Life Christian Fellowship in Lake City, Florida. While on staff there, Nicole married her husband, Bruce. In 2018, they felt called to return to Jacksonville where Nicole stepped into the role of Executive Assistant to the President of Go To Nations. Nicole has a burden to see the nations impacted with the love of the Lord and enjoys serving with a ministry that is passionate about accomplishing the Great Commission.

GLOBAL MINISTRIES 

CEO of GloDev, Executive Vice President of Global Ministries & Africa Regional Directors - Tim & Nancy Lovelace

Nancy & Tim have been married for over 30 years and have two children, Natalie and Liza.  Tim is the Founder and CEO of GloDev, Go To Nations Relief and Development Arm, facilitating the transformation of whole communities in the poorest regions of the world. Tim serves as the I.T. Director, maintaining and advancing technology for Go To Nations. Nancy is the Executive VP 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.  Together they serve as the Africa Regional Directors and 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.

Southeast Asia West Regional Directors & Thailand National 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. He and Paz are the Thailand National Directors and Southeast Asia West Regional Directors. 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.

West Central Africa Regional Directors & Burkina Faso National Director - Joel & Heidi Hayslip

Joel and Heidi met while attending Oral Roberts University and joined Go To Nations as missionaries in 2003. They served in Burkina Faso, West Africa as the National Directors for twelve years. They have raised up a strong national team of missionaries that are conducting Children's Ministry outreaches among the most unreached people groups. They have formed a partnership with Operation Christmas Child that is helping meet the physical needs of children and families in the nation. They currently reside in the United States and continue to support and oversee the continued mission work in Burkina Faso. Today they are taking their expertise in Children's Ministry and training missionaries and missional leaders on how to reach their nations with the gospel by reaching the next generation. Children are the leaders of tomorrow, and by capturing their hearts for Christ, you can transform villages, communities, and nations.

International Apprenticeship Director & Thailand 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 Director & Thailand Team Leaders - 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. 

Directors 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 Usha. The Reifsnider's 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 Reifsnider's 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. Today, they serve as the Directors of Diaspora World Missions.

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 Frontier Missions & Vice President of Member Care - Victor & Kathie Barousse

The Barousses are experienced field missionaries, having seen much fruit over many years of church planting, leadership development, humanitarian and developmental work. They first encountered Go To Nations while serving as missionaries in Russia. Impressed with the results of the Global Pathways curriculum, they joined Go To Nations in 2011. They returned to Russia, planted churches, and aided national church networks to embrace their Great Commission calling. In 2015, they returned to the United States. Victor and Kathie serve as Regional Directors for Global Pathway in Eurasia, and also have 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. 

Directors of Discover Missions, Director of Associate Missionaries & Equipping Coodinator  - Christopher & Sheila Conley

Chris and Sheila serve as the Directors of Discover Missions which encompasses Recruiting, Short-Term Missions, Medical Missions, Forerunner, and Mission+30. Chris also serves as the Director of Associate missionaries, overseeing and mentoring Go To Nations part-time missionaries. Sheila is Go To Nations Webmaster and the Equipping Coordinator for the missionary Equipping Track. She also serves as the Finance Administrator for Glodev, Inc., Go To Nations relief and development arm. Together, they are recruiting, mentoring, and equipping missionaries to step into their God-given purpose, fully equipped to advance the Kingdom. They were married in 1992 and have 4 children. They have 25 years of experience in church and pastoral leadership and serve as pastors at City Church Jax. They joined Go To Nations as missionaries in 2011. 

WHQ Apprenticeship Director & 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.

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. 

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. 

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.” 

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. Mitch and Michelle 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. Now is the time to awaken and mobilize all nations to complete the Great Commission. Along with these responsibilities, Mitch is a vital part of the Go To Nations WHQ team, helping to train and lead the entire organization in all that God has for them.

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. 

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 Business & Finance - 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 Financial Services & Business Administration and 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 Business and Finance. 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 Vergera

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 Johanna. 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: Accounts Payable - Sharon Gaston

Sharon was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, attended Bishop Kenny High School, and received an A.A. in Business from Florida State College at Jacksonville. Sharon has a work history of 9 years with PIE Nationwide, one year with Barnett Brass and Copper, and 18 years with Crowley Maritime, where she specialized in Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Risk Management. Sharon began volunteering for Go To Nations in 2014, moving into a full-time position in Finance in 2015.  Sharon’s responsibilities with Go To Nations include Accounts Payable, assisting with missionary mail-outs, receipt letters, and processing of donations. Her gifts of organization and conscientiousness are big assets to Go To Nations. Sharon is married to Major Keith Gaston of the Florida Highway Patrol.

Finance Administrative Assistant - 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 Administrative 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.