Below you will find an overview of the people God has raised up to lead New Generations. They are broken down into four groups: Our Board, International Leadership, Support Services, and DMM North America. You can learn more about each leader by clicking on their picture to read their bio. However, some of our leaders live in, or frequently travel to, security-sensitive regions and so we have chosen not to show their picture or use their full name to protect their identity.
- Harry BrownPresidentHarry BrownPresident
Harry is the President of New Generations and sits on the Board of Directors. Prior to founding New Generations, Harry was responsible for launching the church planting division for Cityteam International in 1996, re-envisioning the team around movements in 2005, and shepherding the vision, as the indigenous leaders catalyzed over 120 movements, encompassing 50k new churches and over 1.5 million new disciples in the next twelve years. After such exponential growth, the Board of Cityteam voted to ‘set apart’ the church planting division as of July 2018 to become a separate organization called New Generations.
- Roy MoranChairmanRoy MoranChairman
In 1992, Roy, his wife Candy, and a group of four others started Shoal Creek Community Church, where Roy currently serves as the directional leader and spiritual literacy advocate. Over the last 19 years, Shoal Creek has grown to over a 1000 people through reaching folks who are not used to going to church. Roy has pioneered the concept of the “Hybrid Church,” which finds the synergy between the traditional “attractional” strategy and the principles found in Disciple Making Movements. The Hybrid strategy highlights a “Come/Go” aspect that allows the gospel to move freely away from the physical space sometimes referred to as a church. Roy serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute of International Medicine and Beyond.
- Ken ChurchillSecretaryKen ChurchillSecretary
Ken Churchill hails from New England. He met his wife at Wheaton College prior to further studies at Harvard University, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and the University of Rhode Island. Early in his career, Ken administered both World Relief Thailand and the Christian Medical Team. After a period in East Africa, Ken worked with high tech entrepreneurs and their companies on Sand Hill Road for thirty years., There he co-created a multi-billion dollar business, as a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Management Director at Smith Barney, later acquired by Morgan Stanley.
Ken co-founded Cook Ventures, and is Principal there. He works with David C. Cook of Colorado Springs as Vice President, Business Development / Mergers & Acquisitions. He was a founding board member of Carpenters Code, maker of the Abide prayer app. People have used the app for over a billion minutes of meditation on Scripture. He has served on non-profit and for-profit boards since 1989. Ken currently serves as a director of both New Generations and the McDonald Agape Foundation. He holds positions on the advisory boards of the Fellowship of Fathers Foundation and The Signatry Southwest Region.
Ken and Shirley have eight children, two of whom are married.
- Bob HausmannTreasurerBob HausmannTreasurer
Bob Hausmann is an Operating Partner at Thoma Bravo, which he joined in 2016. Since April 2018, Bob has served as a member of the board of directors and a member of the audit and compensation committees of Nintex,Global Ltd., a developer of workflow automation software. Since January 2018, he has served as a member of the board of directors and a member of the audit committee of Motus, LLC, a developer of a cloud-based platform for the automation of mobile workforce activities. Since June 2017, Bob has served as a member of the board of directors and a member of the audit committee of Riskonnect, Inc., a global provider of integrated risk management technology solutions. Since September 2016, he has served as a member of the board of directors and member of the audit committee of T2 Systems, Inc., a technology-focused parking management systems provider. Bob also currently serves as Chairman of the Board at Zix Corp, where he has been an active board member since 2005.
- Aila TasseEast Africa Regional DirectorAila TasseEast Africa Regional Director
Aila is the East Africa Regional Director for New Generations. Aila founded Lifeway Mission in 1994. Lifeway works among unreached people groups in Northern Kenya, Southern Ethiopia, and Somalia making Disciples and planting Churches. Since 2003, Aila has been a part of the Horn Africa Mission, which works in partnership with Lifeway, and has launched a Movement that has seen over 6,000 Churches planted and seen more than 135,000 people turn to Christ. Aila travels around the world doing DMM training, mentoring, and coaching church planters with an emphasis in the seven countries of East Africa, stretching from Sudan to Congo. Aila was born in Kenya. He is married and has two sons. He has two Masters degrees in Missions and Leadership and a Doctorate degree in Transformational Leadership from Bakke Graduate University, Seattle, WA.
- Bertilo JohnsonAnglophone West AfricaBertilo JohnsonAnglophone West Africa
God has used Bertilo to raise up over 10,000 intercessors in West Africa and thousands more globally. From March 2005 to the end of 2019, God has used him and his team to launch 24 Disciple Making Movements with over 11,000 new churches and over 500,000 new believers. They were deeply involved in responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. When Ebola hit, church planting virtually stopped. The church planters were re-tasked with Ebola prevention training, delivering food, burying the dead, and helping the families left behind. Communities that have never been open to the gospel before are responding. His team also runs programs in need in agriculture, medicine, education, and micro-finance. In 2005, he was awarded an honorary doctor of letters for his unique contributions to his home country. He is married and has seven children, 3 of whom are adopted, war orphans.
- David BroodrykUrban & Southern Africa Regional DirectorDavid BroodrykUrban & Southern Africa Regional Director
David serves as an international Disciple Making Movement strategist. He has trained and mentored leaders around the world.
David has been with our team since 2009 and also serves as the Executive Director of a Foundation in South Africa, and is working to build Disciple Making Movements in 17 countries across Southern Africa.
David and his wife Michelle live the region and have two children. They have started several churches and businesses. Currently, they are initiating a movement called Urban Expressions in the Gauteng Province - a growing metropolis of 12.5 million people containing the two inter-connected cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria.
In 1990 David received a graduate degree in Video Technology, has advanced training in leadership, and has been instrumental in launching of over 2500 new churches across Southern Africa.
- Shalom JoshuaHorn of Africa Regional DirectorShalom JoshuaHorn of Africa Regional Director
At the age of 16, he received the Lord as his personal savior and set out to do His work in fulfilling the Great Commission. Shalom has been involved in cross-cultural missions for the last 25 years. He is the Regional Director of New Generations and also a Global trainer and coaches’ leaders around the Globe in Disciple Making Movement. Shalom is also the founder of an indigenous ministry.
Shalom and his wife are passionate about Disciple Making and Church planting that results Kingdom Movement that aims to raise disciples who are passionate for God, for people and for the Great Commission who continually grow in Christ-like attitudes, values and Kingdom-focused lifestyle and who can in turn make more disciples.
He is married and has five children.
- Younoussa DjaoFrancophone West Africa Regional DirectorYounoussa DjaoFrancophone West Africa Regional Director
In his university days, Younoussa was a youth organizer. He came to faith during that time. Since 1989, he has been ministering in Sub-Saharan Africa. After a ministry of Church planting, he and his wife, earned their Master of Theology degrees and joined the staff of a missions agency, and was ordained. Younoussa holds several key positions in the African missional movements, including often serving in executive leadership positions and leading prayer movements. In 2005, he joined our team and provides training, coaching, and mentoring for Disciple Making Movements to thousands of leaders. He serves as New Generations Regional Director for Francophone West Africa. He and his wife have three children. Their vision is to see (Africa) filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” (Habakuk 2:14)
- Barnabas SamuelSouth Asia Regional DirectorBarnabas SamuelSouth Asia Regional Director
Our Regional Director has been involved in South Asia for more than 25 years, 10 of those years involved in the DMM approach. He is devoted to seeing wholistic Christ-ward movements established in every country and community of the region. He trains Christ followers in strategy, research, networking and communication. His current work involves various networks in the region, with more than 300 independent entities committed to receiving and implementing training and coaching in DMM. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from a major Liberal Arts College and he has received an honorary Masters degree from an offshore institution in recognition of 20+ years of involvement in wholistic health across more than 50 nations worldwide. He is married and has one married daughter with two grand-children.
- Dave HuntDMM CatalystDave HuntDMM Catalyst
Dave and Lynn joined Cityteam in 1984 where over the next 30 years Dave served as Director of Youth Ministries, VP for Development and Expansion, and Director of Seattle operations and Lynn worked in the Human Resources department. Beginning in 1996, they hosted short-term teams to Africa every year for the next 10 years. During that time Dave was also engage with the founding a mission organization in the Horn of Africa region, serving as a charter member of the board. Dave and Lynn lived in East Africa for five years where Dave trained and coached a network of more than a hundred partner organizations that have now planted more than 10,000 new churches. Lynn conducted a ministry of rescuing high-risk babies who had little chance of survival in tough rural environments.
Returning to the US in 2009, Dave spent seven years training and developing leaders to launch Disciple Making Movements throughout North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean. In 2016, he launched the GoNorth Initiative to mobilize and deploy experienced Disciple Making Movement practitioners from the Sub-Saharan Africa to North Africa.
Dave was awarded a Doctor of Ministry degree in Transformational Leadership and Church Multiplication from Bakke Graduate University in Seattle Washington. He currently serves as a Disciple Making Movement Catalyst with NewGenerations (formerly Cityteam International). He and Lynn have five children and seven grandchildren and live in Arizona with their two youngest children – Tariku and Weyitu.
- Thierry BossengaCentral Africa Regional DirectorThierry BossengaCentral Africa Regional Director
Thierry Bossenga is the Regional Coordinator for Francophone Central Africa, where he oversees fourteen Disciple Making Movements. He has facilitated the launching of 8490 new churches in Francophone Central Africa. With a Master of Theology degree from the Bangui Evangelical School of Theology, he has served as an Assistant Pastor and a regional director for church planting. In 2008 he joined CityTeam, where he served as a Strategy Coordinator. In 2012 he became the Regional Coordinator. Thierry is married to Corine and has three daughters.
- Samuel KebreabAfrica Director of ResearchSamuel KebreabAfrica Director of Research
Samuel, prior to joining New Generations, was serving as Outreach Director for an Ethiopian Baptist denomination. He and a team of church planters started a Disciple Making Movement among the Borona unreached people group of Ethiopia. The Lord blessed the work, in 6 years, it grew from a handful of churches planted through traditional church planting method, to about 200 churches, 5 generations deep, with more than 6000 Christ followers. Samuel has a medical research background. The Lord enabled him to use his research skills to lead an extensive study on unreached people groups in the Horn of Africa, under the auspices of the Movement for African National Initiative. He is married to Yodit. They have two children: Asaph, five and Tensae, one year and six months old.
- Jerry TrousdaleDirector of International MinistriesJerry TrousdaleDirector of International Ministries
Jerry Trousdale has been a missionary among a Muslim people group in Africa and a long-term student of missions. He also has a background in Christian publishing and broadcasting. Jerry pastored mission-sending churches in California and Tennessee. In 2002, he co-founded Final Command Ministries to facilitate the launch of Disciple Making Movements among Muslim people groups in Africa.
In 2005, he and other members of that organization became part of New Generations (formerly CityTeam Ministries) which provides training in obedience-based discipleship models to hundreds of ministries globally. He now serves as Director of International Ministries at New Generations which has catalyzed the planting of thousands of Muslim background churches throughout dozens of different Muslim peoples since 2005.
He is the author of Miraculous Movements: How Hundreds of Thousands of Muslims Are Falling in Love with Jesus
The sequel The Kingdom Unleashed was published in the Spring of 2018.
He and his wife Gayle live in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
- L. MichaelDirector of Strategic AdvancementL. MichaelDirector of Strategic Advancement
L. Michael and his family have been focused on serving people of the Former Soviet Union for the past 27 years. They led teams in Ukraine and in Russia. They have been involved in church plants in Chicagoland and in Moscow. He has especially been focused on catalyzing churches being planted among Muslims since 2006. Mr. Michael joined the New Generations team in 2018. He currently serves as Director of Strategic Advancement with a primary focus on an Internal Qualitative Assessment of our movements. He also serves as the Interim Director of Research. He and his wife met in college because of football. They both received teaching degrees from Crown College. They have 4 children and currently live in the Chicagoland area.
- Brad FisherDevelopment OfficerBrad FisherDevelopment Officer
Since 2008, Brad has been involved in mobilizing people and resources to reach the unreached. Brad’s passion is to develop partnerships that will lead to a greater impact for God’s Kingdom among the least-reached.
- C. LouiseResearch & ReportingC. LouiseResearch & Reporting
Initially joining New Generations (then called Cityteam International) in 2009 as an administrative assistant to the Director of International Ministries, C. Louise's responsibilities now include managing the church planting data, communicating often with Regional Directors and Shepherding and Insight Assistants to better understand that data and creating visualizations to assist in developing strategy. A DMM practitioner along with her husband, in her spare time Louise enjoys working among the refugee population here in the US.
- Heidi MillerAdministrationHeidi MillerAdministration
Heidi has a background in administration and bookkeeping. She has worked in both for-profit and non-profit businesses in construction, business consulting, women’s fitness, and a group home for disabled children. She is married with three adult children.
- Jon DillonDigital MediaJon DillonDigital Media
Jon began his consulting career in Corporate America after receiving his business degree. Personally managing a seventy-million dollar budget and dozens of employees was not enough. Even though he had all the physical things world had to offer, something was lacking. He was consumed with the idea of serving the Kingdom of God by “going to the field” and began exploring that option. During this time, he wrote a workbook on listening prayer as well as a statistically viable diagnostic test to assist teams already in (and leaving for) the field. Soon, he left for the field where he labored for over 5 years, sharing Christ with Heads of State, celebrities and politicians. But his time there was cut short. Due to a medical emergency, he had to return to the States, while he continues to coach, train, and mentor Discovery Bible Studies overseas.
Jon has produced over 30 national advertisement commercials as well as had his work featured countless times in magazines around the globe.
- Stephanie A.AdministrationStephanie A.Administration
Stephanie started her career in the healthcare industry, followed by 2 years as a Special Education Aid, before transitioning to ministry work. She spent 14 years within a church plant serving in various capacities including office administration, executive assisting, finances, women’s ministry aide, and event planning. She is currently the Executive Assistant to the Director of Strategic advancement at New Generations.
- Audrey BrownAdministrative AssistantAudrey BrownAdministrative Assistant
Audrey began ministry in camping program with Cityteam, which led to living in disadvantaged neighborhoods to minister to children and youth for 14 years. When Harry began traveling allot for the international church planting division which precipitated a move for the family, so Audrey changed to women’s ministry at her church, working for a Crisis Pregnancy Center and teaching and mentoring at Cityteam’s women’s programs. Currently she works on producing their newsletter and the New Generations prayer guide as well as donor relations. She also finds joy in leading a DBS, discipleship and mentoring, volunteering at Cityteam’s women’s programs and being a grandma.
- Chris PinkhamChurch EngagementChris PinkhamChurch Engagement
Chris joined the New Generations team in September 2018. Chris has been married to Karen since 2004 and they have two children. Prior to joining New Generations Chris served with Cityteam as the Marketing Manager for the International & Domestic DMM Teams. During a transition for Cityteam, he also served as the Director of Strategic Partnerships, implementing strategy & programs to connect with corporations and churches. Chris worked in the high-tech industry for 20 years, the last full-time role as VP of Sales & Marketing for a privately held software company. Chris continues to work in both high-tech and nonprofit worlds as a consultant. His role with New Generations is partnering and connecting churches with the amazing work God is doing through the New Generations team.
- Jason CorleyDirector of OperationsJason CorleyDirector of Operations
Jason joined the team in September of 2016, bringing with him a strong background in missions, operations, and nonprofit management. His arrival came six months before the board of our previous organization voted to launch the International Division as a separate nonprofit. To free up the rest of the team to remain focused on their areas of responsibility, Jason spearheaded the efforts toward launching the back-office functions of New Generations. Jason has a degree in Organization Management, with an emphasis in Christian Leadership from Colorado Christian University. He loves helping great leaders execute on their vision. Before working with New Generations, Jason has helped other global nonprofits, mega-churches, universities, and Fortune 50 businesses expand or develop their global efforts. Married to Sheila for over 20 years, they have three young-adult children.
DMM NORTH AMERICA
- Roy MoranNorth America Regional DirectorRoy MoranNorth America Regional Director
The theme of Roy’s life can be described as “an addiction to creating Disciple Making Movements (DMM)”. In the past five years, he has traveled the world studying the great movements of the gospel in Indonesia, India, Africa, South America, and Europe. These travels have lead to the development of a Hybrid Strategy at Shoal Creek and the dedication to see movements of disciple making in the US begin out of Kansas City.
- David HinmanDMM CatalystDavid HinmanDMM Catalyst
David has been in pastoral ministry for 30 years. During that time, he worked on staff at several significant churches in the Phoenix area and planted a congregation that grew to over 1000 people in eight years.
Having being exposed to Disciple Making Movements (DMM), through CityTeam, in San Jose, California, David has spent the last four years training, coaching and working to catalyze movements in Arizona, Africa and parts Mexico. In 2019, David started working with New Generations North America to focus specifically on churches that are in the process of adopting a DMM approach.
David has a Master of Divinity from Regent University. He and his wife (Lissa) live in Phoenix, Arizona. They have three adult children who are all married and two grandchildren.
- Jim and Vicki EgliCurriculum DevelopmentJim and Vicki EgliCurriculum Development
Jim is the Curriculum Coordinator for New Generations. Together with his wife Vicki, he develops training and resources for the worldwide Disciple Making Movement. It’s is Jim and Vicki’s passion to make disciples who make disciples and help launch Disciple Making Movements around the world. They are researchers and writers who have served as pastors and missionaries for 40 years. Jim has a Ph.D. in Organizational Communication from Regent University. Vicki is working on a Doctorate in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary.
- Chris GalanosDMM CatalystChris GalanosDMM Catalyst
Chris Galanos is the Founding Pastor of Experience Life Church in Lubbock, TX, which is now a network of many churches meeting across the nation. He graduated from Southwestern Seminary in 2006 and then started Experience Life in his living room in the Spring of 2007. In the first 10 years of Experience Life’s history, God allowed the church to help over 13,000 people commit their lives to Christ & baptize over 7,000 people. Toward the end of the first 10 years, the Lord began to give Chris & the eLife Leadership Team the vision of seeing 1,000,000 disciples made in the next 10 years. They knew that their strategy for making disciples would have to change. The story of Experience Life’s transition from a “megachurch” model to a “multiplication” model is detailed in his new book, From Megachurch to Multiplication. In the last few years, he and his team have started over 25 churches in 13 states, launched over 200 Discovery Groups with streams down to the 2nd and even 4th generation, and trained over 700 disciple-makers & church planters across the country (even several in other countries). He spends a majority of his time training and coaching pastors across the nation that feel the Lord leading them in a similar direction as Experience Life along with helping give oversight to all the churches in the Experience Life network. He has been married to his wife, Emilie, for 15 years and he has 2 children, McKinley who is 13 and Charis who is 10.
- Steven & Joy SteinhausDMM CatalystsSteven & Joy SteinhausDMM Catalysts
Steven & Joy Steinhaus are passionate followers of Christ who have been in ministry to Muslims for about 30-years. They moved overseas in 1990 initially to serve two-years in a Muslim context with Frontiers then returned home and attended seminary at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS), going back to the mission field in 1995 with Pioneers. During the following 19-years, Steven & Joy lead teams among Muslim UPGs in SEAsia, but they saw little fruit until they began to implement a DMM strategy in 2009. This led to a broader ministry of DMM training and coaching around the Muslim world. Steven completed a Doctor of Ministry degree at TEDS in 2017 on the topic of developing Ephesus Teams in global cities for gospel movements and Joy holds Master’s degrees in both Theology and Marriage & Family Therapy. Steven & Joy joined New Generations in 2019 and serve out of Chicagoland as DMM Practitioner-Trainers with a special focus on catalyzing and cultivating Disciple Making Movements among Muslims glocally. They are blessed with four adult children.
- AlyssaProject ManagerAlyssaProject Manager
Alyssa works as the project manager for the North American Region of New Generations. She lives in Kansas City, Mo with her husband and three children. Growing up in the church Alyssa was able to experience the growth of Shoal Creek Community Church from the very beginning. She has, and continues to facilitate the large events at Shoal Creek in a volunteer capacity. For the last several years Alyssa has been working closely with Roy Moran (who also happens to be her father) in an administrative and project management capacity.