International Office – Mansfield, Ohio
The founder and current Executive Director of globalLead, Chris Davis, is an experienced pastor, Christian leader and youth pastor with over 30 years invested in ministry. Read more about Chris on the Executive Director page.
Penny Davis works as a bookkeeper for globalLead’s International Office. Her staff responsibilities include assisting with accounting for our International Office and overseeing the overseas ministries financial affairs.
She has been with globalLead since January 2002, working alongside her husband, globalLead’s Executive Director, Chris. She enjoys taking care of all the financial details associated with the ministry, as well as, interacting with the overseas office staff in maintaining the financial records of globalLead.
Penny and her husband, Chris, have one son, Levi. Outside of her responsibilities at globalLead, Penny enjoys her ministries at Crossroads Community Church which includes leading worship, hosting her House Church, and hosting and leading a young married women’s small group.
When not serving, she enjoys decorating her home and taking care of her family!
Lori Lower, Assistant to the Executive Director
Lori Lower began her duties as administrative assistant in February 2017. Her responsibilities include oversight of the volunteers, media updates, editing of documents, and other duties involved in managing the International Office of globalLead, as well as assisting the director with the many details related to his upcoming trips.
She came to globalLead after retiring from Ashland Theological Seminary/Ashland University in May 2016 after 28 years, where she served most recently as Registrar of the Seminary programs. She is married to Gary and has two grown step-children-in-love. They also have 4 cats and 2 dogs. She enjoys walking, participating in YogaFaith classes, music, and reading.
Lori and her husband attend Ashland Brethren in Christ Church, where she serves as the church board secretary and on the worship design team, and will soon be starting a pastoral internship at the church. She currently oversees the after-service prayer ministry, the Prayer Corner, and is looking to further develop the prayer ministry of the church as part of her responsibilities as the intern.
Wendell Anderson is not only a globalLead board member, but he is volunteering 2 days a week at the office to assist with special strategic projects in partnership with the executive team globally. Wendell brings many years of corporate and church/non-profit leadership to the globalLead family. He enjoys cycling, cooking and traveling to see our teams in Nepal.
Volunteers, Out of Office
The International Office has several out of office volunteers who faithfully serve and support globalLead doing various tasks and projects. These faithful volunteers include Kym Lamb (website and social media work), Rob Whisler (website and email support), Paul Nielson and Steve Kirst (newsletter mailings), Ryan Knell (IT support), Patty Stoops (special projects) and Carrie Byus (administration).
Southeast Asia Office, Philippines
The ministry of globalLead in the Philippines is uniquely positioned to impact millions of people for Christ. globalLead has been working in and through the Philippines since 1998. Today the team is totally run by our Filipino staff through our office location there. Annually they train over 600 leaders who reach and disciple upwards of 12,000 people annually.
The ministry has expanded beyond the Philippines and the teams there have conducted trainings in over 10 different Asian nations. Annually teams from the Philippines go to other Southwest Asian countries to set up ministry locations and local teams as well.
Our staff leads a growing team of volunteer trainers, hosts and key partners, not just in the Philippines but in other Asia countries, who all have vested interest in partnering in reaching and discipling people for Christ, through the equipping of ministry leaders.
The ministry of globalLead in Africa has been in existence since 1998. Our teams have trained youth leaders from over 15 countries.
There now exist several teams of trainers who carry out the trainings in various regions of the African continent. Specifically, we are targeting areas that have never had the opportunity for training. This includes very remote areas as well as countries with growing numbers of Muslims.
Partnerships are ongoing with a large denomination of churches in Ethiopia (over 8000 churches), as well as the largest denomination in Uganda and various groups in Kenya. Work is also taking place in Tanzania as well as opportunities in several other African nations. Africa is projected to be the fastest growing area of the world in the next 70 years.