World Mission Board Members
World Mission was founded in 1994 with a vision to impact the world for Christ. The organization made a profound impact in many evangelistic and humanitarian mission projects around the world in their first 8 years: orphanages, water projects, medical clinics, short term mission trips, helicopter evangelism in rural areas, children’s ministry.
In board discussion, a great need was discovered while we ministered to the physical needs of thousands of people around the world. A need based on the understanding that the MAJORITY of these people were completely illiterate. That truth drove us to the place of providing God’s Word for these people in a format that was appropriate considering their oral culture. As a result, we have distributed more than 100,000 audio Bibles around the world. Groups of 12 or more people gather around to listen to these audio Bibles on a regular basis.
Today we use a solar powered tool called The Treasure which is available in more than 5,000 languages. We partner with churches and mission organizations to help reach oral learners living in every country of the world. Many of our units go to ‘unreached people groups’ who have never heard the gospel before.
Mark is the President of Jekyll and Hyde. He has served on the World Mission Board since 2007. Mark has used his marketing and web creation skills to help brand the vision of World Mission on an international level.
Paul is a founding member of Land & Company. He has traveled countless times to Africa where he founded a primary school in rural Kenya. He has been active for over 20 years in World Mission, since it's establishment.
Dan is a partner of Land & Company. Dan has been on the board of World Mission since 1995. He traveled to Southern Sudan before it was a country and helped establish a clinic in the active war zone.
Roger Lucas is a partner of Land & Company. He has been on the board since the beginning of World Mission. Roger has a passion for aviation and was instrumental in World Mission providing the first floatplane in history to Lake Victoria, Africa.
Sherry is on staff at Shoreline Community Church in Monterey California. She is the author of many books. Sherry has been on the board of World Mission since 2011.
W. Scott Baker
W. Scott Baker is the President/CEO of National Nail, a 100% Employee-Owned building materials company headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI. Scott joined the board in 2016.
Dave is passionate about prayer for unreached people groups. His business background and experience in development have helped World Mission touch thousands of lives with the gospel. Dave has been on the board of World Mission since 2007.
Kevin is pastor of Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, California. He has authored many books. Kevin has been on the board of World Mission since 2011. He provides oversight and direction for the leadership training strategies.
Kurt is the President of Kamminga & Roedvoets, Inc. He has served on the World Mission board since 2007. Kurt has been a champion of World Mission's effort to impact Africa, particularly both Congo's and northern Kenya.
Sally Vander Ploeg
Sally Vander Ploeg came to the World Mission Board in 2014. She is the Calvin College Vice President for Administration and Finance. She has experience in accounting, business, development, finance, higher education and law.