Leadership on International Teams

One of Pioneers’ eight core values is “participatory servant leadership.” Each Pioneers team develops ministry strategy for engaging the unreached in its community and is led by a team leader, who provides shepherding and care for the team and who helps facilitate the growth and development of the team and team members.

Leadership in Pioneers-USA

The role of Pioneers-USA, based in Orlando, is to support missionaries on the field through member care, processing of financial support, specialized training such as security and child safety and by mobilizing more people to join those teams.

The U.S. office staff team is composed of dedicated professionals committed to using their skills in finance, IT, marketing, counseling, fundraising and recruiting to support the global movement’s unified efforts to initiate church-planting movements among the unreached.

Pioneers-USA is accountable to an independent board of directors who provide oversight and spiritual guidance to the leadership and staff.


Pioneers Board of Directors - 2023

Board of Directors

Mr. Eden Chen

Founding Partner, Fishermen Labs

Mr. Howard Costley, Board Vice-Chair

Managing Director (retired), JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Mr. Robert G. Duhart Sr.

Business Opportunity Specialist, U.S Small Business Administration

Dr. David K. Gieser

Retired Glaucoma Consultant, Wheaton Eye Clinic

Mr. Mel Herrera

President, ECM International

Mr. Jack B. Hoey, Jr.

Management Consultant; Vice President Finance, Stevens Towing Company

Dr. Chi-Chung Keung, Board Chair

Director of News Media & Senior Communications Counsel, California State University, Fullerton

Rev. Robert Oehrig, Board Secretary

Former Director of Development & Church Engagement, Arrive Ministries

Carla Outhous

Founder, Equip for Christ; discipleship trainer and author

Ms. Eunice Park

Vice President of Global Sales & Revenue, Zixi

Mr. Steve Richardson

President, Pioneers-USA

Pastor Gary Starbuck

Senior Pastor, Open Door Bible Church, Memphis, TN

Mr. Tim Stout

Director of Customer Operations, American Airlines

Mrs. Nancy Holmes Voorhies

Senior Regional Director of Development, Cedarville University

Mr. Brian Walck

Director of Global Missions, The Village Church, Flower Mound, TX