President

Walter Kim

President

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Walter Kim

President

Walter Kim became the president of the National Association of Evangelicals in January 2020. He also serves as teacher-in-residence at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Virginia, after ministering for 15 years at Boston’s historic Park Street Church. He has spent nearly three decades preaching, writing and engaging in collaborative leadership to connect the Bible to the significant intellectual, cultural and social issues of the day. He serves on the boards of Christianity Today and World Relief, and on the Advisory Council of Gordon College. Kim received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, his M.Div. from Regent College in Vancouver, and his B.A. from Northwestern University, and he is a licensed minister in the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference.

Executive Committee

John K. Jenkins, Sr.

NAE Chair
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Glenarden

Jo Anne Lyon

NAE Vice Chair
General Superintendent Emerita, The Wesleyan Church

Randall Bach

President
Open Bible Churches

Doug Clay

General Superintendent
Assemblies of God

Nick Hall

Founder
Pulse

Michael Henderson

Senior Pastor, New Beginnings
Vice President of National Ministries, Converge

Johnnie Moore

Founder & CEO
The Kairos Company

Carl Nelson

President
Transform Minnesota

Deborah Smith Pegues

CEO
The Pegues Group

Ed Stetzer

Executive Director
Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College

Full Board of Directors

Emmanuel Agormeda

Royalhouse Chapel International

Ryan Alexander

Hosanna! Church

Dana Allin

ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians

Scott Arbeiter

World Relief

Kenneth Artz

World Evangelical Alliance

John Ashmen

Citygate Network

Randall A. Bach

Open Bible Churches

Chris Ball

Elim Fellowship

Doug Beacham

International Pentecostal Holiness Church

David C. Brown

Evangelical Child & Family Agency

Marvin Campbell

The Navigators

Galen Carey

NAE Vice President of Government Relations

Randy Carter

Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church

Bryan Chapell

Presbyterian Church in America

Timothy J. Clarke

First Church of God

Doug Clay

Assemblies of God

Steven Cole

The Brethren Church

Clint Cook

General Association of General Baptists

Lisa Trevino Cummins

Urban Strategies

Alan S. Cureton

University of Northwestern – St. Paul

Timothy Dalrymple

Christianity Today

Charlie Dates

Progressive Baptist Church

Steve Douglass

Cru

Christina Edmondson

Speaker & Author

Ted Esler

Missio Nexus

Todd Fetters

United Brethren in Christ

Jay Forseth

The Evangelical Church

Heather Gonzales

NAE Vice President & COO

Larry Graber

KIN International

Derwin Gray

Transformation Church

Carl Greene

Seventh Day Baptist

Nick Hall

The Table Coalition

Ron Hamilton

Conservative Congregational Christian Conference

Chad Hayward

Accord Network

Randy Heckert

Evangelical Friends Church Eastern Region

Tami Heim

Christian Leadership Alliance

Daniel Henderson

Christian Leadership Alliance

Michael L. Henderson

New Beginnings Church

Dan Heringer

North American Baptist Conference

Bruce D. Hill

Evangelical Congregational Church

Timothy Hill

Church of God (Cleveland, TN)

Kenneth Hodder

The Salvation Army

Shirley Hoogstra

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

John Hopler

Reliant Mission

Allen Hughes

Anglican Mission

John K. Jenkins, Sr.

First Baptist Church of Glenarden

Greg Johnson

Standing Together

Steve Jones

The Missionary Church

Julius Kim

The Gospel Coalition

Walter Kim

NAE President

Kevin Kompelien

Evangelical Free Church of America

Sarah Kropp Brown

NAE Vice President of Communications & Marketing

Steve Lawson

Advent Christian General Conference

Dhati Lewis

North American Mission Board

Michael Lindsay

Taylor University

James Lyon

Church of God (Anderson, IN)

Jo Anne Lyon

The Wesleyan Church

Alejandro Mandes

Evangelical Free Church of America

Nicole Martin

American Bible Society

Kevin McBride

Raymond Baptist Church

Jimmy Mellado

Compassion International

Johnnie Moore

The Kairos Company

Steve Moore

Nexleader

Don Morris

US Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

Shirley Mullen

Houghton College

Rich Nathan

Vineyard Columbus

Carl Nelson

Transform Minnesota

William C. Nolte

Transformation Ministries

Doug Nuenke

Navigators

Daryl Nuss

National Network of Youth Ministries

Deborah Smith Pegues

The Pegues Group

Fred Perkins

Primitive Methodist Church USA

Stanley Reeder

Church of the Nazarene

Kim Reisman

World Methodist Evangelism

Scott Ridout

Converge Worldwide

Larry Roberts

Free Methodist Church - USA

W. Alan Robinson

Brethren in Christ Church

Rocky Rocholl

Fellowship of Evangelical Churches

Samuel Rodriguez, Jr.

National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

Philip Ryken

Wheaton College

Gabriel Salguero

National Latino Evangelical Coalition

Wayne Schmidt

The Wesleyan Church

Joanne Solis-Walker

Northwest Nazarene University

George Soltero

Soltero Law

Richard Stearns

World Vision

Ed Stetzer

Billy Graham Center for Evangelism

Kevin Stone

Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches

Phil Strout

The Vineyard USA

John Stumbo

The Alliance

Carla Sunberg

Church of the Nazarene

Greg Surratt

Association of Related Churches

Shannon Truelove

International Pentecostal Church of Christ

John Upton

Baptist General Association of Virginia

Colin Watson

Christian Reformed Church in North America

Roger Weaks

Christian Union

Steven West

Executive Director of NAE Evangelical Chaplains Commission

Greg Williams

Grace Communion International

William Wilson

Oral Roberts University

Kevin York

Every Nation Churches

Charles Yu

Blackhawk Church

Staff

Heather Gonzales

Vice President & COO

Heather Gonzales

Vice President & COO

Heather Gonzales, NAE vice president and chief operating officer, has served the NAE since 2005, most recently as association director. Previously, she worked for IRI, an international democracy promotion organization; Africa Inland Mission in Namibia; and several congressional offices. Gonzales holds degrees in history and business management from Huntington College and a Masters of Liberal Studies from Georgetown University.

Galen Carey

Vice President of Government Relations

Galen Carey

Vice President of Government Relations

Galen Carey, NAE vice president of government relations, is responsible for representing the NAE before Congress, the White House and the courts. He works to advance the approach and principles of the NAE document, “For the Health of the Nation.” He is also co-author with Leith Anderson of “Faith in the Voting Booth.” Before joining the NAE staff, Carey was a longtime employee of World Relief, the relief and development arm of the NAE, serving in Croatia, Mozambique, Kenya, Indonesia and Burundi. He received an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary.

Sarah Kropp Brown

Vice President of Communications & Marketing

Sarah Kropp Brown

Vice President of Communications & Marketing

Sarah Kropp Brown, NAE vice president of communications and marketing, provides strategic oversight to the organization’s communications, marketing and branding efforts. She also serves as the NAE public relations officer, editor of Evangelicals magazine and producer of Today’s Conversation podcast. She joined the NAE team in 2007, and has served as a board member of the Evangelical Press Association. Kropp Brown graduated with a journalism degree from John Brown University.

Steve West

Executive Director of Evangelical Chaplains Commission

Steve West

Executive Director of Evangelical Chaplains Commission

Chaplain Steven E. West, executive director of the NAE’s Evangelical Chaplains Commission, served as an active duty chaplain in the U.S. Air Force. He served in the Air Force and Army for 41 years, retiring from his distinguished career as senior chaplain for Joint Base Langley/Eustis. West is the author of “The Bronze Scar: Understanding How PTSD Feels to Help Victims and Those Who Support Them.” He is a graduate of University of Mobile, New Orleans Theological Seminary, Alabama Theological Seminary and the Department of Defense Joint Staff College.

Full Staff

Jennifer Haglof

Senior Director of Special Projects & Events

Jennifer Haglof

Senior Director of Special Projects & Events

Jennifer Haglof, senior director of projects and events, has served at the NAE since 2002. During this time, she has held numerous roles. She currently oversees the coordination of a variety of projects and also develops and manages NAE events including the Washington Briefing and Christian Student Leadership Conference. Haglof has a B.S. in government from Liberty University and J.D. from Regent University.

Brandon Doss

Associate Endorser of Evangelical Chaplains Commission

Brandon Doss

Associate Endorser of Evangelical Chaplains Commission

Brandon Doss is the associate endorser for the Evangelical Chaplains Commission. He is a founder and lead pastor at Cultivate Church (CultivateChurch.tv), a nondenominational multi-campus church in Shelby County, Alabama, planted in 2012. Doss received a B.A. in theology from Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, Alabama, and is currently pursuing an M.Div. from Rockbridge Seminary in Springfield, Missouri.

Steve Eng

Advocacy Director

Steve Eng

Advocacy Director

Steven Eng, NAE advocacy director, works with NAE leaders, constituents and others to help advance the principles of the NAE document, “For the Health of the Nation,” as they use their God-given influence to bless our nation. Eng has served for three decades as an ordained evangelical pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church. He received a degree in political science from St. Olaf College and a M.Div. degree from North Park Theological Seminary. 

Mekdes Haddis

Director of Racial Justice & Reconciliation Collaborative

Mekdes Haddis

Director of Racial Justice & Reconciliation Collaborative

Mekdes Haddis is an Ethiopian American who moved to the United States in 2003 to pursue her studies. She has a B.S. in communications from Liberty University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Columbia International University. For the past 10+ years Haddis has worked in several churches, building discipleship and outreach strategies that are holistic in their approach to include people on the margins. She’s the founder of Just Missions, an online community that elevates diaspora voices and equips western allies to become mutual partners for the work of the gospel. Haddis is the author of “A Just Mission: Laying Down Power and Embracing Mutuality.”

Toni Kim

Director of Spiritual Care

Toni Kim

Director of Spiritual Care

Toni Kim is the director of spiritual care for the National Association of Evangelicals. For 17 years, she was a minister at Park Street Church in downtown Boston. She received her B.S. from Yale University, and a master in Christian studies from Regent College. Kim is an advocate for educational equity and serves on the boards of Regent College and Abundant Life, a local Christian Community Development nonprofit. She is licensed with the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference. 

Brian Kluth

National Director of NAE Financial Health

Brian Kluth

National Director of NAE Financial Health

Brian Kluth became national director of NAE Financial Health in 2016 after serving in the financial and generosity sector of the evangelical community for over 35 years. He was president of the Christian Stewardship Association for five years before becoming senior pastor of First Evangelical Free Church of Colorado Springs in 2000. In 2009, the church commissioned him to become a full-time generosity minister. Kluth holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Trinity International University.

Terri Miller

Global Church Representative

Terri Miller

Global Church Representative

Terri Miller serves as NAE’s global church representative. She represents NAE at events and meetings related to the global church, offers mutual learning encouragement and support for its members, and develops relationships with key evangelical leaders. Miller also serves as a ReachGlobal Europe Area Leader. She has also served as a graduate resident advisor and admissions counselor at Wheaton College. Miller has a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College and a master’s degree from Wheaton College Graduate School.

Chris Paulene

Accounting & Member Services Director

Chris Paulene

Accounting & Member Services Director

Chris Paulene is the accounting and membership services director of the National Association of Evangelicals. Prior to joining the NAE, he worked as a controller at Coleson Foods, Inc. and the admissions manager at Teen Mania Ministries. Paulene holds a B.S. from Auburn University at Montgomery.

Cullen Rodgers-Gates

Director of Development & Membership

Cullen Rodgers-Gates

Director of Development & Membership

Cullen Rodgers-Gates is the director of development and membership at the National Association of Evangelicals. Prior to joining the NAE team, Rodgers-Gates spent 20 years in cross-cultural ministry, higher education and nonprofit leadership, including six years as executive director at Congo Initiative USA. He also served as assistant director of the Human Needs and Global Resources Program at Wheaton College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a master’s degree in theology.

Christine Sequenzia Titus

Policy Director

Christine Sequenzia Titus

Policy Director

Christine Sequenzia Titus, NAE policy director, is an experienced government affairs and biblical justice professional, an advocate and a public speaker who has traveled internationally to serve the oppressed. She spent over a decade working and writing for members of the U.S. Congress, international nonprofit organizations and private publications. Sequenzia Titus has been profiled in The Hill, CQ Today, CQ Weekly, Politico and LobbyBlog.com. She holds a D.Min. and M.Div. in international development and urban studies from Fuller Theological Seminary along with a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University.

Diane Cokley

Office & Technology Services Manager

Diane Cokley

Office & Technology Services Manager

Diane Cokley, NAE office and technology services manager, gives support and general supervision for the NAE office (located in Washington, D.C.). Cokley received a M.A. in arts management for nonprofits from George Mason University and a B.A. in communications from Howard University.

Samantha Conway

Financial Health & Sponsorship Coordinator

Samantha Conway

Financial Health & Sponsorship Coordinator

Samantha Conway coordinates sponsorship for the National Association of Evangelicals and also serves as project coordinator for NAE Financial Health. In this role, she works closely with Brian Kluth on Bless Your Pastor, a national generosity campaign that provides church congregations with opportunities to find creative ways to care for their pastors. Conway earned her bachelor’s degree in communication from Denison University.

Ashley Edmonds

Communications Manager

Ashley Edmonds

Communications Manager

Ashley Edmonds serves as NAE’s communications manager. She provides content support for Evangelicals magazine, NAE website, Today’s Conversation podcast, email marketing and social networking. Prior to joining the NAE, she was a digital content manager for Ramsey Solutions; writer and strategist for Orange, Parent Cue and Junction 32; and researcher and writer for The Christian Broadcasting Network. Edmonds received her electronic media journalism degree from Middle Tennessee State University.

Ginger Hall

Data Manager

Ginger Hall

Data Manager

Ginger Hall is a part-time Data Manager at the National Association of Evangelicals. In addition to working part time for NAE, she is an NACPB Certified Public Bookkeeper at HLM Associates, LLC.  Ms. Hall holds an Associate of Information Systems Technology Degree with Database Specialization from Lord Fairfax Community College in Virginia.

Rebecca Qian

Executive Assistant to the NAE President

Karis Watts

Executive Assistant to the Evangelical Chaplains Commission

Karis Watts

Executive Assistant to the Evangelical Chaplains Commission

Karis Watts is an executive assistant with the Evangelical Chaplains Commission. She is also a stay-at-home mom, seamstress, and volunteer at Cultivate Church in Shelby County, Alabama.