World Vision

Board Members



World Vision  United States/ 2000 & 2001 Board Members

David Allen, MD., MPH ~ 2000-2001~ The Renascence Institute & Clinic, Arlington, Virginia

J. Brady Anderson ~2001~ Administrator, since 1999, U.S. Agency for International Development 1[USAID]; U.S. ambassador to Tanzania from 1994 to 1997 and before that worked with the Wycliffe Bible Translators with his wife for five years in East Africa as sociolinguistic surveyors. Anderson was  a special assistant to then Governor Bill Clinton from 1979 to 1981 and as liaison for the departments of health and human services. He was Assistant Attorney General of Arkansas from 1977 to 1979..[2 ] USAID, a major contributor to World Vision, forbids the use of government money for proselytizing.

James F. Bere, Jr. ~ 2000-2001~ Chairman & CEO Alta Resources, Neenah, Wisconsin, former executive member and chairman of the Chicago Community Trust 3; won the Churchman of the Year award from the Religious Heritage of America Foundation.4 See: CNP's Ted Baehr.

Mrs. Dale Hanson Bourke ~ 2000-2001 ~ Syndicated columnist for Religion News Services

Rev. John Crosby ~2000-2001~Pastor, Christ Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 5

Ted Engstrom ~2000-2001~ Honorary Board member; President Emeritus, World Vision, Monrovia, California. Was president and CEO. During the 1960s he was president of Youth for Christ Intenrational (YFC). He is on Renovarè's "Board of Reference"-Renovarè is an international, New Age, ecumenical organization that eminates from the religious traditions of Quakerism. "Renovarè espouses the use of the early pagan traditions of guided imagery and visualization, astral projection, "Zen" prayer techniques for meditation (i.e., Buddhism), and Jungian psychology (i.e., a blend of Eastern mysticism and Roman Catholic mystical spiritual tradition, which nicely fits the New Age model), all as means of obtaining "personal spiritual renewal" in the lives of believers." [6 ] He also serves as chairman of the International Committee of Reference for Campus Crusade for Christ's worldwide evangelistic effort called New Life 2000. "The committee will consist of 1,000 Christian leaders who will serve as centers of influence for this comprehensive global strategy to help reach the world for Christ."[7. ]

Dr. Leighton Ford ~ 2000-2001~President Leighton Ford Ministries, Charlotte, N. Carolina. He was named "Clergyman of the Year" in 1985 by Religious Heritage of America, and as Presbyterian Preacher of the Year" by the National Presbyterian Center. Dr. Ford was vice-president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, where he served for 31 years. He was also a regular alternate speaker with Billy Graham, his brother-in-law, on the Hour of Decision. Dr. Ford serves as the Honorary Lifetime Chairman of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelism, having served from 1976 to 1992 as chairman. Dr. Ford also serves on the boards in Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and the Duke University Cancer Center. He is considered an "author, social activist, leader, communicator and mentor." [8 ] He recently said individuals "should preach the gospel," but they shouldn't "be so negative as to refuse to endorse or work with those who belong to a group that proclaims a different gospel." (9/1/98 CC). [ 9 ] He endorsed Renovarés founder, Richard Foster's book, ‘Celebration of Disciplines.

Deborah Small-Harris ~2001~

William E. Haslam ~2000-2001 ~President of E-Strategies, Saks, Inc., Alcoa, Tennessee. Board of Directors of Life @Work,10  whose founders speak at Promise Keepers events.

Dr. Stephen Hayner ~2000-2001~ President, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Madison, Wisconsin. Joined Robert Schuller in January 1994 in the Schuller Institute for Successful Church Leadership.

Dr. Roberta Hestenes ~2000~ Pastor, Solana Beach Presbyterian Church, Solona Beach, California. Taught communications at Fuller Theological Seminary and became Eastern College's president in 1987. In 1996 she left Eastern to become the senior pastor of Solana Beach 

Dean R. Hirsch ~ 2000-2001~President & CEO World Vision International, Monrovia, California

Dr. John Huffman, Jr. ~ 2000-2001~Senior Pastor, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach, California

Dr. Daniel Hussar ~ 2000-2001~Remington Professor of Pharmacy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of Sciences in Philadelphia.

Rev. Bill Hybels ~2000~ Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church, South Barrington, Illinois. Credits Robert Schuller as his inspiration. See: BDM's Hybels for an analysis of his teaching and ministry. 11

Mrs. Vida Smith Icenogle ~2000-2001~ President, Vida Icenogle & Associates, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Member of Christians for Biblical Equality 12, which supports women as pastors, etc.

Winston Ko ~ 2000-2001~Chairman, Kowin Companies, Montebello, California

James E. Lee ~2000-2001~ H.L. Zeve Associates, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, former board member World Vision International

Cheryl Martin ~2001~

Michael Mata ~2000-2001~Assistant Professor of Urban Ministries, Claremont School of Theology,13 Claremont, California, ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene. "experience in urban-related programs on the congregational, ecumenical and interfaith levels. His skills and expertise lie in designing and implementing church-based community and leadership development programs." The Claremont School of Theology is an ecumenical and globally-oriented graduate school of the United Methodist Church.14

Mrs. Joanna S. Mockler ~2000-2001~Grace Chapel, Lexington, Massachusetts

Thomas J. Smith ~2000-2001~President, CapMasters/Smoke Rings Merchandise, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Richard E. Stearns~ 2000-2001~President, World Vision Inc., Federal Way, Washington

Dr Kenell J. Touryan ~ 2000~National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Technology Transfer Office, Golden, Colorado

Daniel L. Villanueva, Jt., ~2000~ President, The Villanueva Companies, San Marino, California.

Dorphus Weary (joining in Sep 01) ~2001~



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February 1991 World Vision US Board Members included:  Mrs. Dale Bourke; Dr. John Dellenback; Colleen Evans; Dr. Leighton Ford; Dr. Roberta Hestenes; Dr. John Huffman; Vida Icenogle; Graeme Irvine; Winston Ko; Steve Lazarian; Jim Lee; Dr. James Massey; Dr. John Perkins; Mark Ritchie; Dr. Robert Seiple; Thomas Smith; Dr. Kenell Touryan; Daniel Villanueva; and Dr. Frank Young.(46) [Pir: World Vision >]

World Vision International 2000 Board of Directors: 24 board members are from 19 different nationalities. The chairperson of the international board is Dr. Valdir Steuernagel, of Brazil. The international president and chief executive officer is Dr. Dean R. Hirsch; Rev. Dr. Valdir Steuernagel, Board Chair, Brazil, Director, Movimento Encontrao; Rev. Lokendra Abhayaratne, Sri Lanka, Pastor, St. Matthias Anglican Church; Rev. Prof. A. Seth Ayettey, Ghana, Dean, University of Ghana Medical School; Mrs. Dale Hanson Bourke, USA, Syndicated columnist; , Rev. Dr. Lien-Hwa Chow, Taiwan/ROC, Minister, Linkow Community Church; Dr. Saisuree Chutikul,Thailand, Advisor, Office of the Prime Minister; Ms. Lois Dickinson, New Zealand, Legal consultant; Dr. Ted Engstrom, Honorary Member, USA, President emeritus, World Vision International; Dr. Berhanu Habte, Ethiopia, Physician; Ing. Manuel Hernandez, Honduras, Executive director, National Forest Sciences School; Dr. Dean R. Hirsch, President, USA, President/CEO, World Vision International; Rev. Dr. John Huffman, USA, Senior pastor, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church; Dr. Nobuhiro Iijima, Japan, President/CEO,Yamazaki Baking Co.; Mr. David Jenkin, Australia, Principal, D.H. Jenkin & Associates; Bishop Sundo Kim, Korea, Senior pastor, Kwang Lim Methodist Church; Mr. Peter King, Australia, Consultant; Mr. Winston Ko, USA, President/CEO, Kowin Companies; Mr. Kieran Moylan, Ireland, Accountant, Moylan Mulcahy & Co.; Dr. Olivia Muchena, Zimbabwe, Deputy minister of agriculture; Mr. Humphrey Norrington, United Kingdom, Retired banker; Dr. Ruben Paredes, Peru , Director, Centro Evangelico de Misiologia Andino-Amazonica; Dr. Anugerah Pekerti, Indonesia, Retired professor, Institute for Management Education & Development; Mr. R.L. (Dick) Richards, Canada, Real estate executive, Colliers International Inc.; Mr. Denis St. Amour, Canada, President/CEO, Drake, Beam, Morin-Canada Inc., Mrs.Wil van der Weele, Netherlands, Artist, Stichting Zon

World Vision International board of directors as of February 1991: Mr. Ebenezer Aidoo (Ghana); Dr. Direk Arayakosol (Thailand); Mr. Jacques Daccord (Canada); Dr. John Dellenback (U.S.); Mr. Josue Gonzalez (Mexico); Dr. Roberta Hestenes (U.S.); Mr. David Jenkin (Australia); Mr. Winston Ko (U.S.); Mr. James Lee (U.S.); Mr. Wilfred Mlay (Tanzania); Mr. Bruce Ogden (Australia); Mr. Arthur Pont (Britain); Mr. Robert Roebuck (Canada); Mr.Hans- Dieter Ruf (Germany); Canon John Rymer (New Zealand); and Rev. Valdir Steuernagel (Brazil).(46) [Pir: World Vision >]]

1990 officers of World Vision International were: Graeme Irvine, president (Australia); Dean Hirsch, senior vice president (U.S.); James Canning, vice president-finance and administration (U.S.); Manfred Grellert, vice president-Latin America and Caribbean (Brazil); Harold Henderson, vice president-international relations (Australia); Samuel Kamaleson, vice president-at-large (India); Russ Kerr, vice president-relief (New Zealand); and Bryant Myers, vice president- research and development (U.S).(47) [Pir: World Vision >]

World Vision Canada 2001 Board Members: Mr. James (Jim) Boehmer, Mr. Blake Bromley, Mr. Don Cameron, Mayor Donald Cousens, Treasurer, Me Josée de Billy, Ms. Sharon Dymond, Mr. Serge Fontaine, Ms. Jane Haney, Secretary, Dr. Richard J. Horner, Mr. Kevin J. Jenkins, Mr. Michael J. McDonald, Mr. Les McFarlane, Mr. Peter Patterson, Vice-Chair, Ms. Melanie Reist, Mr. R. L. (Dick) Richards, Dr. Glenn Smith
Mr. Denis St-Amour, Chair.

Mr. Dave Toycen, WVC President and CEO, (Ex-Officio)
Dr. Dean Hirsch, President, WV Partnership Offices, (Ex-Officio)

World Vision Canada 2000 Board Members : Glenn Smith, Executive Director, Christian Direction, Montreal, Que.; Josée de Billy, Lawyer, Montreal, Que.,  Denis St-Amour, [WVChair] President and CEO, Drake Beam Morin-Canada Inc., Montreal, Que.; Jim Boehmer, Management Consultant, Stouffville, Ont.; Don Cameron, President, H&R Block Canada Inc., Calgary, Alta.; Kevin Jenkins, President and CEO The Westaim Corporation, Calgary, Alta.; Les McFarlane, Director IT Xchange Inc., Oakville, Ont.; Sharon Dymond, H.R. Consultant, Mississauga, Ont.; Peter Patterson, Actuary, Wycliffe College, Toronto, Ont.; Michael McDonald, Lawyer, Fraser Milner Casgrain, Barristers and Solicitors, Vancouver, B.C.; Donald Cousens, Mayor, Town of Markham, Markham, Ont.; Dick Richards, Senior Vice President, Colliers International, Vancouver, B.C.; Dave Toycen, (Ex-Officio), President and CEO, World Vision Canada, Mississauga, Ont.; Jane Haney, Manager, Nose Hill Library, Calgary, Alta.; Edward Tigchelaar, President, Scott Capital Group Inc., Burlington, Ont.; William VanZyl, Physician, Scarborough, Ont.; Susan Finlay, Executive Search Consultant,  Baker-Harris & Partners, Toronto, Ont.; Richard Horner, President and CEO, Suma Financial Services, Leduc, Alta.; Melanie Reist, Lawyer, Charles Morrison & Melanie Reist, Kitchener, Ont.; Dean Hirsch, (Ex-Officio), President World Vision International, Monrovia, California; 


World Vision Canada 1999 Board Members:

DR. RICHARD HORNER, Consultant, Calgary, AB

R.L. (DICK) RICHARDS, Senior Vice-President, Colliers International, Vancouver, BC

REV. DR.TOM ROBINSON, National Co-ordinator, Barnabas Anglican Ministries, Wickham, NB

PETER PATTERSON * (Treasurer), Business Director, Wycliffe College, Toronto, ON

DON CAMERON, Consultant, Former Chairman & President, Lawtons Drug Stores Limited, Calgary, AB

DAVE TOYCEN (Ex-Officio), President and CEO, World Vision Canada, Mississauga, ON

MELANIE REIST * (Secretary), Lawyer, Charles Morrison and Melanie Reist, Kitchener, ON

JOSÉE De BILLY, Lawyer, Mondial Assistance, Montreal, QC

DENIS ST-AMOUR * (Chair), President and CEO, Drake Beam Morin-Canada Ltd., Toronto, ON; Cyberna Associates Ltd., Montreal, QC, Option 10/10, Montreal, QC

SHARON DYMOND, Consultant, Mississauga, ON

JANE HANEY * (Member), Manager, Nose Hill Library, Calgary, AB

W. DONALD COUSENS, Mayor, Town of Markham, Markham, ON

DR. GLENN SMITH *(Vice-Chair), Executive Director, Christian Direction, Montreal, QC

MICHAEL MCDONALD, Lawyer, Fraser Milner Barristers and Sollicitors, Vancouver, BC

EDWARD TIGCHELAAR, President, Scott Capital Group Inc., Burlington, ON

JAMES (JIM) BOEHMER, Consultant, Stouffville, ON

DR.WILLIAM VAN ZYL, Physician, Private Practice, Scarborough, ON

* Executive Committee Members

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