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. When not serving, she enjoys decorating her home and taking care of her family!
Jack Dyson joined globalLead in 2019, as the International Director of Operations. Jack, an experienced ministry leader, is responsible to oversee all management and operations functions. The addition of Jack has positioned our leadership team to grow and expand the entire ministry in the future.
Read Jack’s globalLead story here.
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 3 cats and 1 dog. She enjoys walking, participating in Cowboy Action shooting, music, and reading.
Lori and her husband attend Ashland Brethren in Christ Church, where she serves on the worship design team and as prayer coordinator.
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 Paul Nielson (newsletter mailings), Patty Stoops (special projects and praise/prayer monthly email), Ryan Knell (IT support), Kym Lamb (website and social media work), Rob Whisler (website and email support), and Brien Witkowski (office software and special projects).
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.