GACX Leadership

Leadership Team

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Bekele Shanko

President
Bekele serves is Vice President for Cru and leads Cru's Global Church Movements to build movements of multiplying churches and faith communities worldwide. A native of Ethiopia, he has served as both Cru National Director of Ethiopia and Regional Director of Southern and Eastern Africa. Bekele and Shewa live in Orlando, Florida and have four children.
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Nate Vander Stelt

Executive Vice President
Nate has 25 years of experience utilizing his passion, drive, and focus to help numerous Christian education institutions and nonprofits succeed. As GACX's Executive VP, Nate is responsible for leading the day-to-day work of GACX's mission. He and his wife, Kris, live in Grand Rapids, MI and have three adult children.
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John Becker

VP for Global Networking & Partnerships
John been people in Africa, Europe, and North America for the past 25 years and is passionate about launching collaborative missional efforts. He served for 10 years as the International Coordinator of the Vision 5:9 Network and is also the Global Strategy Coordinator for AIM (Africa Inland Mission)
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Rick Fiechter

VP for Membership & Engagement
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Andy Fish

Director of Communications & Technology
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Steve Roa

Director of Research & Information
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Bill & Rosie Pezzutti

Prayer Mobilizers
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GACX Board of Directors

Scott Ridout (Chair)
Converge

Stephanie Hayes

Bekele Shanko (GACX President)
Global Church Movements

Jerry Sharpless
Global Church Movements

Dan Hitzhusen
Issachar Initiative

Jared Nelms
The Timothy Initiative

Stephen Nelms
Gospelink

 

Bill Nicas
Confluence Resources

Brandon Becker
Dynamic Church Planting International

Dave Gibson
Grace Church Eden Prairie