After serving 12 years in a closed country, Franklin earned his PhD in Media in Religious Movements where his expertise now aids in understanding media and church planting movements. Franklin writes for blogs and journals and is part of think tanks on media in missions. He is active as an implementation coach, theorist and researcher. A farm boy at heart and professional diaper changer for 35 years, Franklin is never at a loss for a witty or humorous quote or statistic.
While Felipe ran from Jesus during college, Jesus sprinted faster. Carrying Felipe on his shoulders, Jesus took Felipe to a software company to develop marketing skills. Today Felipe joins Jesus in helping disciple makers multiply prayer, learn their target group and create content. Felipe loves trying new foods, playing volleyball or tennis and smiles wide when enjoying contagious giggles from his wife and two blonde-haired daughters.
Driven by the desire to see the Great Commission fulfilled in her lifetime, Lauren's heart is to accelerate Spirit led disciple making movements among the least reached. Her family spent three years sowing amongst a diaspora UPG and later transitioned to a field team overseas. There, she gained practical MTM experience and assisted in the development of Kingdom.Training and Disciple.Tools. Lauren now serves as an end-to-end implementation coach but in her spare time, she enjoys watching and discussing Marvel movies, researching her ancestry, drinking coffee, and having deep conversations.
Fueled by the passion to make Jesus known among the unreached, Dustin and his wife spent three years in NYC working among the West Africa Diaspora and over three years in North Africa applying his skills in graphic design learning, implementing and helping others with their media strategies. When Dustin is not designing, you might find him playing board or video games, exploring the majestic outdoors, doing CrossFit or admiring baby Yoda.
Born in a Hindu family and trained to be a Hindu priest, Uttam encountered Christ at the age of 13 in Nepal. There, he worked as an engineer while actively serving university students and planting churches. He was later sent out to make disciples among the Nepalese diaspora in Malaysia and Australia. God expanded that vision to include the Nepalese globally. Uttam now serves as the Nepalese Diaspora Catalyzer, implementing and training other Nepali disciple makers in MTM strategies. He is both a wanderlust and an avid reader.
A former cross-cultural worker in Asia, pastor, professor, and owner of Kavanah Media, Jon brings a wealth of experience and passion to the team. Kavanah Media is a Christian media marketing company serving the global Church in over 71 countries. His weekly podcast, "Christian Media Marketing" is a treasure chest of media to movement marketing related topics and interviews. Jon enjoys trout fishing and throwing football with his son. Rarely does he leave home without his Jedi robe.
Aicha has a long-term call to make Jesus known where He is not. Her heart is especially knitted to North Africa after living there for eight years. When not dreaming up new ideas, strategies on how to implement them, and mobilizing others, she's usually spending time with family and friends, reading or traveling. Good coffee, belly laughing, new experiences and getting things done make her happy. Aicha's roles include end-to-end implementation coaching and participatory servant leadership.