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.


The role of Pioneers’ US office, 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.

Pioneers’ US office staff 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.

Current Board of Directors

Mr. Eden Chen

Founding Partner, Fishermen Labs

Mr. Howard Costley, Board Vice Chair

Managing Director (retired), JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Mr. Jack Hoey Jr.

Executive Director–Operations, Seacoast Church, Charleston, SC

Mr. Chi-Chung Keung, Board Chair

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

Rev. Robert Oehrig, Board Secretary

Executive Director, Arrive Ministries

Steve Richardson

President, Pioneers-USA

Mr. Durwood Snead

Director (retired), globalX, North Point Ministries

Mr. Tim Stout

Field Director for Central Region, Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Mr. Brian Walck

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