Leadership

and Endorsements
RAY PENG, TAIWAN
COLLABORATION DIRECTOR

Born and raised in an IFES family (Campus Evangelical Fellowship Taiwan), Ray (Su-rey) Peng was privileged to be involved with missions at the early stage of life. He joined Operation Mobilization on MV DOULOS (2003-2007) as a crew member and World Vision Taiwan (2008-2010) as a Programme officer for Emergency Relief projects in Africa. This journey had brought him to more than 60 countries around the world and had a better understanding of the diversity of His Kingdom.

Served as the general secretary and now the chairman of UMOT (United Missions of Taiwan), Ray Peng was involved with launching a number of mobilization initiatives into Chinese including the Perspectives program. Ray devotes himself to increasing mission awareness in the Chinese-speaking churches globally via networks like Lausanne, CCCOWE, and GMN.

Ray and Miuer (Yi-Yun) Lin were married in 2009 and have two boys.

HAZEL BRONDIAL,PHILIPPINES
OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

As a previous ELT member, Hazel now serves the network as GMN’s Operations Coordinator. Hazel is a proud single parent of three wonderful homeschooling boys – Matthew, Johanne & Jurieh.Hazel’s previous roles in Aid programs of the British and Australian Embassies allowed her to develop competencies in the areas of Leadership, training, HR/OD, and coaching. She has been passionate about using these gifts and her background since she joined full time ministry work in 2017 as Pioneers Philippines Director for Mobilization.Now, Hazel is part of a catalytic movement in the Philippines that aims to bring together mobilizers, encourage them, share resources and learn from each other.

THE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM (ELT):

A group of individuals who share the same passion in mobilization and reflect the global mission community. The ELT provides strategic direction to the GMN by overseeing its operation and providing accountability to the network.
Allan E. Matamoros
SPAIN/ COSTA RICA, GMN CHAIR

Allan Matamoros lives in the Middle East with his wife Patricia and his teenage family.
Allan has worked during the last 25 years serving/leading Latin American missionary agencies deploying church planting and holistic missional teams in the Muslim World.He has served as the Director of FEDEMEC (The Costa Rican Evangelical Missions Federation); as member of the COMIBAM executive team, he is the Chairman of Vision 5:9 and just finished 12 years as the International Director of PMI (Pueblos Musulmanes Internacional).Recently Allan became the Middle East & North Africa Director for PARTNERS International, a ministry devoted to work alongside with local and national ministries among the unreached nations (ethne) of the world.

Kate Register
UNITED KINGDOM, GMN VICE-CHAIR

Kate and her husband have served in Nigeria and Ghana with what is now Pioneers UK (formerly Action Partners and before that SUM). They have also engaged in short-term teams with various missions in Ghana, France, Ethiopia and Uganda.Upon returning to the UK from Ghana Kate became a manager primarily in local government and has served as a Board member/trustee with Action Partners/Pioneers UK for over 20 years (seven years as Chair).Kate is founder and director of Sunergos ministry – providing short term leadership and management support for missions/projects/teams in need of mentoring, teaching and encouragement and works with a wide range of organisations in UK, Africa and beyond.She has two young adult daughters and belongs to The Well Baptist Church in Sheffield, in northern England.

Mike Adegbile
NIGERIA

Mike is from Nigeria. He and his wife Elizabeth have three young adult sons.
Mike has been involved in student ministry leadership in various capacities since 1985 with the Nigerian International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (NIFES); including serving as its National Director for eight years (2002-2010) after completing the Masters in Missiology degree at All Nations Christian College, UK.Mike provided leadership as Executive Director for the Nigerian Missions Movement for 8 years till Dec 2019 and currently serving a Movement Catalyst to Mobilize the Sub-Saharan African Church to engage the unreached and unengaged peoples and places in the Sahel and Maghreb with Movement principles. Mike is a lay leader and Missions Catalyst within the Church of Nigeria-Anglican Communion and has leadership roles with Nigerian Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization; Nigeria 4/14 Window Global Initiative; African Missions Association-AfMA, Lausanne Global Diaspora Network (GDN), the Global Church Planting Network- GCPN and the 24:14 Global Strategy Team.

Daniel Appiah
GHANA

Daniel lives and serves in Accra, Ghana as the National Director for Fullstature Missions International ministering among the Konkomba.For over two decades he has been mobilizing in Ghana and West Africa. He is Training Director of the Ghana Evangelical Missions Association (GEMA). Since 2012, he has been engaged with Simply Mobilizing (Kairos) and also Perspectives on the World Christian Movement. This brings him face-to-face with church leaders on many levels.
Daniel is married to Rhoda and they have two girls and a boy.

Jason Gardner
MALAYSIA/USA

Jason Gardner works with the Center for Mission Mobilization, where he serves as the Regional Director for Southeast Asia. He is the lead author of Go Mobilize and the Project Leader for the Mobilization Index. Jason was a mobilizer for 10 years in Brazil and helped launch Perspectives Brazil. Jason met his wife Liliam (who is from Brazil) at Dallas Theological Seminary where they both gained a passion for global mobilization. Jason and Liliam, along with their two daughters Gabriela and Isadora, have lived and served in Southeast Asia. Jason is nearing completion of a Doctorate in Missiology at Malaysian Baptist Theological Seminary.

Jacob Igba
SOUTH AFRICA/NIGERIA

Dr. Jacob Igba is married to Juliet for over 20 years and they are blessed with two sons. Both have been actively engaged with ministry in various capacities.Jacob’s ministry experience includes University campus ministry, church planting among Muslim peoples of Northern Nigeria (where he was born), visiting faculty in the areas of New Testament, Christology, Theology and Missions; as well as active involvement in mission and prayer mobilization.Jacob currently serves as the Mobilizing Coordinator in the South Africa regional office of Africa Inland Mission International. AIM is driven by the plight of the unreached and is committed to seeing Christ-centered churches especially among unreached African peoples in the continent and in diaspora.

HARRIET NGUGI
KENYA/UNITED KINGDOM

Harriet is married to Sam Ngugi and they have two boys. Originally from Kenya, they are currently living in the UK.She is co-founder of Mission Campaign Network (MCN) a mission organization based in Kenya focusing on mobilizing and envisioning local churches, college students and market-place Christians in mission with a particular focus on least reached people nations and communities. While in the UK she is working as a mobilizer and mission mentor with Pioneers UK, focusing on mobilizing the Afro-Diaspora Christians in the UK for cross-cultural missions among the many nations considered least reached.Harriet is passionate to see God’s people participate in God’s mission to the nations, and recognize our times as a Kairos moment for the Church in Africa to participate more significantly in global missions.

GERMAN RICCA
ARGENTINA

German Ricca was born and raised in Cordoba City, Argentina. He is married to his sweetheart Karina and they have two children, Firoella and Giuliano!His encounter with Jesus at the age of 15 dramatically changed his life. Sensing a call from God for pastoral and mission ministry in 1996, German has served as a pastor for 20 years. In 2010 German launched a mission organization called Christ for the City which is focused on urban missions in the northern regions of Argentina.For more than 15 years German has been travelling internationally preaching, teaching and mobilizing the Church for missions. He is the Mobilization Director for COMIBAM International, member of the Global Leadership Team for Mentorlink, and member of Mobilization Task Force member for VISIONS 5:9. He was appointed to the Executive Leadership Team of GMN in 2021. German is currently enrolled in a Master’s program in Global Organizational Leadership at Bakke Graduate University.

RAFIK WAGDY
EGYPT/CANADA

Rev. Dr. Rafik Wagdy was raised in a godly Christian family in Cairo, Egypt. He married his fellow medical student, Rana. Upon graduation both of them practiced medicine as licensed General Practitioners.In 2009 Rafik in partnership with Rana pioneered Message to All Nations (M.A.N), a ministry to equip medical students in evangelism and missions. After 2016, M.A.N. expanded its ministry with discipleship, training and mercy ministries. Today, more than 1200 have been trained by M.A.N!In recent years, M.A.N. has grown with numerous programs through Christian TV and social media. In 2020, Rafik with his family moved to Toronto, Canada to partner with Al Karma TV Ministries in broadcasting live programs through their worldwide network of satellites and channels.Rafik has studied Theology and Apologetics in Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford and has earned a Masters in Organizational Leadership and Management from Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo in 2016. He was ordained in 2019 by the Anglican Church. Rafik helped launch the Perspectives Course in Egypt and has taught it in several courses in the Middle East. He was appointed as an ELT member in 2021.Rana is primarily a busy wife and mother to their two growing children–Christophe and Natalie.

Endorsements

Andrias Pantauw | Indonesia Peoples Network

Bruce Koch | Frontier Ventures / Perspectives Global

Chris Maynard | Transforming Information

Chulho Han | Mission Korea

Greg Parsons | Frontier Ventures

John Kayser | Bethany 

Jordan Smith | United World Mission

Liz Adleta | Ethne Ephesus Global Support Team

 

Mary Ho | All Nations

Matt Burns | Center for Mission Mobilization

Max Chismon | Simply Mobilizing

Rigoberto Diguero | Mision Mundial

Ryan Shaw | Student Volunteer Movement 2

Steve Hawthorne | Perspectives Global

Timothy Olonade | El-Rehoboth Global Leadership Foundation

Titus Hofer | Center for Mission Mobilization