Meet the Staff of globalLead
International Office: Mansfield, Ohio
Chris Davis, Executive Director
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!
Hannah Stevenson, International Administrative Assistant
Hannah started working with globalLead as a temp in November of 2021 but has since transitioned into a permanent role at the International Office. She serves as Chris’ personal assistant–responsible for his calendar, travel and event planning, website needs, editing, and any other special projects or chaos needing coordination. She loves working in the background and doing as much as possible to make others’ roles in the ministry as easy as possible.
She thinks often of Scripture and soul care and, on her days off, can be found writing about them, simplifying Biblical truths for ministers and laypersons alike. In both her work as a writer and as an administrative assistant for globalLead, she fulfills her calling to “make things make sense,” whether through explanation or organization. She works remotely and lives in Greenwood, SC with her husband, Mark.
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), Paul Sipes (accounting), 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 Asian countries, who all have a vested interest in partnering in reaching and discipling people for Christ, through the equipping of ministry leaders.
Read more about globalLead’s support-raising staff members on their individual pages: Alvan and Ethel Tauli and Grace Malicdem. Or visit their Facebook page to see what the SE Asia office has been up to.
Africa Office: Kenya & Ethiopia
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.