Leadership Team

Lead­er­ship Team chart (pdf)

A small core team and a diverse group of consultants help shape and nurture the direction of the Alliance, participate in key networks and partnerships, and provide accountability. These leaders live and serve in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe.

The Alliance leadership desire to be reflective practitioners, reliant on God for discernment and direction as they lead through example and influence. They seek to ensure that the Alliance provides a welcoming environment in which many voices can be heard, grace is abundant and God is glorified.

Dr. Kirk Franklin
Executive Director


Mũndara Mũturi
Associate Executive Director for Regions and Director for Leadership Development


Hannu Summanen
Chief Financial Officer


Valerie Soo
Logistics/Events Manager and Singapore Manager


Nydia García-Schmidt
Americas Area Director


Hannes Wiesmann
Europe Area Director


Wairimu Irungu
Africa Area Director


Simon Wan
Asia-Pacific Area Director


Martijn de Vries
Director for Operations


Dr. Bryan Harmelink
Director for Collaboration
United States


Phil Prior
Director for Communication
United Kingdom


Dr. Stephen Coertze
Director for Missiology
South Africa


Dr. Paul Kimbi
Consultant for Bible Translation Programs


Susan Van Wynen
Consultant for Strategy/study program
United States


Jo Johnson
Consultant for Prayer Advocacy
United Kingdom

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