Trueface Advisory Council
Jeremy and Larisa Affeldt
Jeremy Affeldt recently retired from pitching for the San Francisco Giants and has three times won the World Series with this franchise. With the public platform he's received for being a professional athlete, he's brought attention to causes close to his heart such as ending child poverty and slavery, and now Trueface's message of grace, trust and love--for marriage, parenting, work, church, and cultural influence. He is now a broadcaster for the Dan Francisco Giants and community ambassador for them.
In 2005, Jeremy and his wife Larisa founded Generation Alive which is an organization focused on changing young people's lives by getting them involved in positive, compassionate acts of service that help alleviate the effects of poverty in their generation. In 2014 Jeremy and Larisa joined the Advisory Council of Trueface to help propel the transforming power of the Original Good News around the world.
Jeremy and Larisa are high school sweethearts and live in San Antonio, TX with their three young sons.
Alan and Becky Andrews
After graduating from Marshall University in West Virginia in 1966, Alan served as a teacher in West Virginia and Maryland until fall of 1969. In January of 1970 Alan joined the Navigators as a staff member at the University of Illinois. In 1973 he became the Illinois State Director until fall of1976 before moving to Toronto, Canada to serve as the Canadian National Director until 1990.
Alan served as the Asia Director of the Pacific Rim Navigators until 1995. He returned to the U.S. to minister as a National Field Leader for two years and then became the U.S. Director in 1997. In the fall of 2008 Alan stepped aside as leader of the U.S. Navigator ministries.
Alan continues to minister with the Navigators while partnering with Neighborhood Ministries in Phoenix, AZ. Alan and Becky love serving in the urban context. Alan continues to be active with numerous culture-impacting ministries.
Alan and Becky were married in 1966. They have three daughters and ten grandchildren.
Gerry and Sherry Breshears
Gerry grew up in Albuquerque and Missouri until he earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and education at the University of New Mexico. Sherry is an Arkansas native who moved to Albuquerque where they met and were married. After Gerry taught mathematics for a year in a suburb of Denver, he and Sherry went to the Philippines to teach at Faith Academy. They returned to the United States in 1972 so Gerry could do his seminary work at Denver Seminary and his doctoral work at Fuller Seminary.
Gerry and Sherry moved to Portland in 1980 when Gerry joined the faculty at Western Seminary. He is currently an elder at Grace Community Church where he serves with their preaching team. In addition to teaching and lecturing at a number of colleges and seminaries around the world, Gerry preaches or teaches in many churches. He lives as a Bible nerd with The Bible Project. Sherry is retired, enjoying her part in women’s ministry at Grace, leading one of the small groups, and volunteering for Pregnancy Resource Centers.
Gerry and Sherry were married in 1968. They have three children and three wonderful granddaughters and a grandson. They currently reside in Portland, Oregon and enjoy making their home a center of hospitality and ministry to all sorts of people.
Dave and Joni Burchett
Dave Burchett is a successful television sports director with experiences that include the Olympic Games as well as professional and collegiate sports earning a national Emmy and two local Emmys throughout his career. Dave has directed television coverage of Texas Rangers baseball for more than thirty years. He is the author of Stay: Lessons My Dogs Taught Me about Life, Loss, and Grace, When Bad Christians Happen to Good People and Bring 'Em Back Alive. Dave has developed a speaking ministry with Ambassador Speakers Bureau and regularly blogs at DaveBurchett.com and Crosswalk.com. Dave and his wife, Joni, were married in July of 1976. Joni was a Special Education Coordinator for over 20 years before retiring in 2014. Dave and Joni have three grown sons and several amazing grandchildren.
Dave and Joni were profoundly influenced by the message of grace presented at a Bo's Cafe Seminar and are committed to helping Trueface communicate the life changing truths of identity and grace.
Marty and Susan Caldwell
Marty Caldwell met Christ in Young Life in 1969 in Arizona. He led club as a volunteer 1972 through 1978 and started on Young Life staff in 1979 in Phoenix. Marty became the Regional Director for Arizona in 1988. He has been the catalyst for the team, the vision, and the building of Lost Canyon, Young Life’s camp in Northern AZ for the last thirteen years. On March 1, 2006 he was appointed Sr. Vice President Young Life Africa, Asia, and Latin America and in 2014 was promoted to Executive Senior Vice President of Young Life International, a position he continues to thrive in.
Graduated from Grand Canyon University in 1976. He has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Arizona State University (79) and an M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary (91). Marty has been attending Living Streams Community Church with his family for 22 years. Susan (also met Christ through YL in Portland) and Marty were married in 1978 and have three kids — Sarah is married to Ben (three children), John, and Molly who is married to Scott.
Regi and Miriam Campbell
James R. (Regi) Campbell is an experienced investor and entrepreneur. Regi has been involved in the more than two dozen startup companies and ministries and has been recognized as High Technology Entrepreneur of the Year in Georgia. Regi holds a BS and MBA from the University of South Carolina and is an experienced public communicator. He serves on several corporate and ministry Boards of Directors, having twice served as an elder with Andy Stanley at North Point Community Church. He mentors eight young executives each year through a 12 month mentoring program called “Radical Mentoring” that he began in 2000. Almost 2200 men from every state and 14 countries have now signed up to launch Radical Mentoring groups while 80 churches have chosen this men's small group process to develop lay leaders. The launch of each mentoring group starts with Trueface’s Bo’s Café. The ripple effects from this program are significant and sustainable, and also transferable to businesses, missions, churches, and papa-church organizations. Regi has authored several books, including About My Father’s Business, Mentor like Jesus, The Mentoring Manifesto, and most recently, What Radical Husbands Do. Regi's wife, Miriam, a graduate of Converse College has been involved at the genesis of several of their entrepreneurial endeavors. They have been married for forty-seven years, have two married children and five grandchildren.
Jim and Terri Carter
Chaplain (COL) James R. Carter graduated from Belhaven College in 1983 and began studying at Reformed Theological Seminary. He also joined the Army Reserves as a second lieutenant chaplain candidate. He graduated with a Master of Divinity Degree and a Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family and was ordained by the PCA in 1988. That same year he answered the call to military ministry and entered the Army Chaplain Corps.
Over his long military career Jim has been awarded many decorations and medals. He did several tours oversees and served as the Senior Protestant Pastor and Deputy Garrison Chaplain at the U.S Army War College Memorial Chapel where he pastored strategic military leaders and their families.
Today Jim is the pastor of New Presbyterian Church in Pompano Beach, Florida. He married the former Terri Ganey in 1982, who also graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary with an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy. The Carters have two children.
Dave and Jan Dravecky
In the late 80s, Dave was at the top of his game pitching for the San Francisco Giants and life couldn’t have been any better, until he discovered cancer in his pitching arm that eventually led to an amputation after a short comeback.
The lessons he learned through the challenges he faced motivated Dave and his wife Jan to found Endurance with Jan and Dave Dravecky, a nonprofit organization located in Colorado. Through their organization they come alongside others facing adversity and help them to endure on the journey. Dave also travels all over the country sharing the story of how God is using the message of The Cure to change his life, marriage, family, and influence.
Dave and Jan were married in 1978. They currently reside in California and have two children who are both married.
Paula Fuller-Thomson and Phillip Thompson
Paula received a B.S. in Finance from U.C. Berkeley in 1987, an MBA from Stanford University and a Masters of Divinity Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. She has served in full-time vocational ministry since 1996. Today Paula is the Chief Culture Officer at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Paula was also a founding member and participant in the Theological and Cultural Thinker Group, a working committee of theologians, practitioners and Christian thinkers convened by Mission America whose work has been published in The Kingdom Life. Paula has had the privilege of conducting leadership training in Switzerland and Trinidad and received her certification for the Cultivating High Trust Leadership Course in 2016.
Philip is a graduate of the University of Toronto (1994) with the Master of Social Work as well as the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2000) where he earned a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling and a Master of Arts Christian Education. He was part of the team responsible for the establishment and development of a Student Counseling Service for the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) and served the University as a Student Counsellor. He also received certification for the Cultivating High Trust Leadership Course in 2016.
Philip is a member of the Diamond New Covenant Ministries Baptist Church where he has served as an assistant pastor. Prior to relocating to the United States in 2016, Philip served as the Vice Chair of the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Christian Counsellors; Committee Member of the Inter School InterVarsity Christian Fellowship of Trinidad and Tobago – Development Fund; the Trinidad and Tobago Women’s Cricket Association and the Oilfield Workers Trade Union – UTT Branch. His greatest joy, however, is doing ministry together with Paula.
Paula and Philip divide their time between a residence in California and one in San Fernando, Trinidad. They attend South Bay Community Church in Fremont, CA and Diamond New Covenant Ministries in San Fernando.
Erik and Amber Kakimoto
Erik and Amber attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where they first met and began dating. Erik received a Bachelors degree in Business Economics and Amber a Bachelors degree in Sociology. Erik later received a Masters of Divinity fromTalbot School of Theology.
Erik worked as an accountant before stepping away from his financial career to pursue a life in occupational ministry. Erik served as the Youth Pastor at Northwest Chinese Baptist Church in Phoenix, Arizona from 2006-2010 and is currently the Senior Pastor at Cerritos Baptist Church in Cerritos, California. Amber currently works as the Graduate Admissions Marketing Manager for Biola University, but worked for Trueface from 2006-2009 as the Product Marketing Manager. It was through that amazing opportunity that Erik and Amber began this journey with the Three Amigos and the message of grace.
Pete and roxanne loescher
Pete is Managing Director of BB&T’s Supply Chain Finance practice and has spent 25 years in the commercial and corporate banking arenas. He entered the financial services industry in 1992, and earned an MBA in 1997. However, Pete’s passion has been and continues to be the development of communities of men fully alive in their calling and in their identity in Christ.
In 2001 Pete came to the understanding that “faith is an individual decision, but it is a team sport” and has lived out of that truth ever since. When he first encountered the “Two Roads” talk and read “Truefaced,” the predecessor to “The Cure,” he was captured by their lessons and cautions related to faith and community. Upon reading “Bo’s Café” he knew that he had found the tool for which he had been searching to develop a common vocabulary for the many men that he influences and mentors in the Atlanta area. In addition to mentoring individuals and groups, Pete has been involved in the construction and launch of mentoring programs for three large Atlanta churches – Johnson Ferry Baptist (his home church), Northpoint Community Church and First Baptist of Roswell. He currently serves on the Men’s Advisory Counsel for both Johnson Ferry Baptist and Northpoint and as a Board Member for Radical Mentoring.
Pete is married to his wife Roxanne whom God has gifted and called into the teaching field for general education and special education elementary students. They have four children and reside in Roswell, a northern suburb of Atlanta.
Bart and Shannon Millard
Bart Millard, best known as the front man of award-winning Christian group MercyMe, is also an acclaimed songwriter and artist in his own right. The iconic song “I Can Only Imagine,” written by Millard, made history in 2014 as it surpassed 2 million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum and double-platinum in the digital domain. A major motion picture titled “I Can Only Imagine” depicting Bart’s story behind the song released March of 2018. The songwriting talents of Millard and his fellow band members have made MercyMe a radio mainstay, yielding 57 No. 1 multi-format Christian radio singles. Not only has MercyMe won numerous GMA Dove awards, several American Music Awards, and received multiple GRAMMY® and Billboard Music Award nominations, but Millard himself received a GRAMMY® nomination for his solo project Hymned Again, a follow up to his first successful solo outing, Hymned.
The Original Good News from The Cure has affected the band's perspective and writing in the last few years and the influence of the book can be heard throughout their 2014 album "Welcome to the New" and their 2017 album "Lifer".
Bart and Shannon currently live in Nashville, TN with their five children.
Sheri and John Ness
Sheri graduated from the University of North Dakota, Magna Cum Laude in Business Administration. While there she served on the leadership team of Cru. After graduation she worked as a hospital Human Resources Director. In subsequent years she has been on the leadership team of a local MOMs ministry, a mentor to high school girls, a member of MIT ministry, and a leader in a TrueFace study group.
John Allan Ness, MD is a plastic surgeon. He and Sheri have been married since 1986. They have two sons and currently live in Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota.
Carson served for many years as President of Arrow Leadership in Vancouver, BC. Arrow’s passion is to identify and significantly invest in the lives of emerging Christian leaders who have a clear calling by God. Carson is a graduate of the University of Calgary (B. Ed and MA in Religious Studies), and of the Arrow Leadership Program. He was awarded a Doctorate (Honoris Causa) from Trinity Western University in 2001 for outstanding contributions in the field of leadership. Until recently Carson was Executive Pastor of the flagship organization, First Baptist Church, in downtown Vancouver, BC.
Carson is an ordained pastor and bestselling author of Mentoring Leaders: Wisdom for Developing Calling, Characterand Competency. He is recognized as a leader of leaders and known throughout the world for his speaking ministry, published articles, and radio commentaries. He was ordained in 1989 and has pastored in three churches in Calgary and one in Vancouver. Before Arrow and First Baptist, Carson was the Executive Director of Charles Swindoll’s radio ministry,Insight For Living, Canada. Carson now leads his own consulting business, Quadrant Leadership, www.carsonpue.net
Since 1976 Carson has been husband to Brenda, a vibrant and influential leader, and staff member at Arrow. Brenda is now deeply missed by many throughout the world, since her graduation to heaven in August 2015. She and Carson are parents to three children and grandparents to six more.
Constance and A.J. Rhodes
Constance is the Founder and CEO of FINDING balance, the leading Christian resource for those impacted by disordered eating and body image issues since 2002. A former marketing director for Sparrow Records (Capitol Christian Music Group) Constance was selected in 2006 as one of the “Top 50 Activists, Artists, and Innovators” by The Relevant Media Group.
Rhodes is the author of Life Inside the Thin Cage: A Personal Look into the Hidden World of the Chronic Dieter and The Art of Being: Reflections on the Beauty and the Risk of Embracing Who We Are. Her organization hosts a bi-annual SUMMIT for individuals impacted by eating issues as well as for clinicians and ministry leaders in the recovery space.
Constance is a frequent keynote speaker for colleges and women’s conferences addressing themes of eating, body image, identity, and freedom. She also conducts presentations for professional groups including the American Association of Christian Counselors and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She is a frequent guest on radio and TV and has appeared in numerous publications including Today’s Christian Woman, Christian Reader, Shape Magazine and others and hosts a“Lasting Freedom” webinar series for those seeking recovery from eating issues.
Constance and A.J. have been married since 1994. They live in Franklin, Tennessee with their three children.
Wes and Judy Roberts
Wes holds a B.S. in Christian Education from Biola University and an M.A. in Pastoral Counseling from Denver Seminary. He is the Founder and CCO of Leadership Design Group, a ministry of mentoring, consulting and counseling to Christian leaders around the world.
Wes is author and co-author of several bestselling books including Reclaiming God’s Original Intent for the Church andBefore You Say “I Do”: A Marriage Preparation Manual for Couples.
Wes and Judy have been married since 1967 and live in Parker, Colorado. They have one daughter.
Mel and Beth Shultz
In 1983 Mel, along with David Eaton and Jerry Colangelo, formed JDM Properties, a full-service real estate firm engaged in the development and management of quality real estate properties in Arizona and Colorado. The company has owned and developed 15 business parks in Arizona and is a partner in developing the 36,800-acre Douglas Ranch/Trillium Community, the largest master planned community in the greater Phoenix area.
Mel is a managing partner of the 5,000 seat Comerica Theatre and was a general partner in the Phoenix Suns basketball team until its sale in 2005. He was also one of the original general partners of the 2001 World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks.
Brad and Debby Smith
Brad graduated from Texas A&M on 1981, and then worked for Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker and Senator John Tower. Later, Brad graduated with a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary where he helped start the Center for Christian Leadership where he served for seven years.
In 1990 Brad became the founding pastor of Kessler Community Church. Three years later he joined Leadership Network and served in various roles including President. In 2005 he received his D.Min. from Bakke Graduate University, where he now serves as President. Brad is the author or co-author of several books including The Joy at Work Bible Study Companion and City Signals.
Brad and Debby have been married since 1995. They live in Dallas and have three children.
Joe and Martie Stowell
Dr. Joseph M. Stowell serves as the President of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. An internationally recognized conference speaker, Joe has written numerous books including The Trouble with Jesus, Simply Jesus and You, The Upside of Down, and Redefining Leadership: Character-Driven Habits of Effective Leaders. He also writes devotionals for Our Daily Bread.
Joe has a distinguished career in higher education and church leadership. He served as senior pastor of Southgate Baptist Church (Southgate OH, 1970-76), Bible Baptist Church (Kokomo IN, 1976-81), and Highland Park Baptist Church (Southfield MI, 1981-87). From 1987-2005, he served as President of Moody Bible Institute, with oversight over the Undergraduate and Graduate Schools, Moody Publishers, and the Moody Broadcasting Network. Following his time at MBI, he served as Teaching Pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel in suburban Chicago, prior to assuming the presidency at Cornerstone in early 2008.
Joe also serves on the Board of Wheaton College. He is a graduate of Cedarville University and Dallas Theological Seminary and was honored with a doctor of divinity degree from The Master’s College in 1987 and from Huntington University in 2011. He and his wife Martie are the parents of three adult children and ten grandchildren.
Doug and Andrea Terpening
Doug graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 1993 with a BS in Industrial Engineering, and later received a Master of Divinity from Multnomah Biblical Seminary. After working at Dravon Medical as a medical manufacturing engineer as an estimator, he spent 14 years working for the Luis Palau Association as Church Relations Associate, and more recently, Vice President of Festivals. Andrea graduated from Multnomah Bible College and has spent the last 16 years of her life ministering along-side Doug as well as raising their four children.
This year Doug and Andrea have launched two online ministries:
Life With Great Friends and Have a New Kid by Friday (along with Dr. Kevin Leman). Both of these are encouragement and training ministries spawned out of their passion to see people live in right relationship with their friends and family, a journey that was launched when Doug met the Trueface team. Weekly podcasts reach thousands of listeners around the globe. Recently they have joined Marriage and Family Connections, a non-profit organization in the Portland area focused on ministering to families.
Doug and Andrea, and their four fun kids live outside of Hillsboro, Oregon on a small farm where they homeschool their kids and host as many people as they can. Dayspring Christian Fellowship is their home church.
Geoff and Jewel Tunnicliffe
Geoff graduated from Trinity International University and earned a D.Min. from Olivet International University. He has been on the Leadership Team of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada since 2003. He has also served as Co-Chair of Micah Challenge Canada , which is part of a global campaign to mobilize Christians against poverty.
In 2005 Geoff was appointed CEO and Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance in Vancouver, Canada. The WEA is made up of 128 national evangelical alliances and 104 associate member organizations located in seven regions.
Geoff spends his time traveling, mentoring leaders, speaking at global conferences, meeting with government and faith leaders and interacting with institutions such as the United Nations, G-8 and the World Bank. Building evangelical identity, encouraging collaboration and building a strong voice for the marginalized, the poor and the persecuted are his priorities.
Geoff and Jewel were married in 1997. They make their home in Ladner, British Columbia.
Steve and Barbara Uhlmann
After 44 years of marriage and barely 5 years into retirement, Steve and Barbara faced a health crisis that left Barbara incapacitated and even with all Steve’s career success, he was unable to fix her dilemma. Now, they faced tremendous marital stress that exposed profound problems in their relationship and drove them to confront many buried issues. Over the next few years they learned the core principals of genuine biblical love: to—LOVE LIKE JESUS.
Prior to discovering what really mattered in life, Steve poured all his time and energy into his career, even as founder and owner of a successful plastic injection molding company, The Tech Group, Steve and Barbara devoted much of their time and resources to supporting marriage and family ministries around the country. After retiring and selling the business, this has become their passion. Today, they are committed to sharing their own experience to benefit others by investing in relationships, writing their book Plastic Promises, and founding the website LoveLikeJesus.com. They attend Scottsdale Bible Church where Barbara serves as a lay counselor and where Steve has served on the elder board. The Uhlmanns have been married since 1966; they have two married daughters, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren; one who was adopted as a teen, the other born in 2017 to their grandson Marc and his wife Morgan.
DAVE AND COLLEEN WALL
Dave Wall is the founder and President of Wall Capital Group. He entered the financial services industry in 1984, and earned the Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) professional designation in 1990. That same year while continuing to serve his community as a Detective for the Addison Police Department in the Criminal Investigations Unit, Dave established Wall & Associates. In 1995, he earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) designation, granted by the Investment Management Consultants Association in conjunction with the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
Dave brings a unique perspective and an exceptional service commitment to the Public Fund market that combines deep knowledge of complex financial markets acquired over more than three decades along with the experience, judgement and empathy he developed as a police officer for 21 years. Dave served as a Board member of the Illinois Public Pension Fund Association (IPPFA) for over 20 years, and has been both a speaker and an expert panel member at several of the association’s conferences.
Dave has been married to his wife Colleen for 42 years, they have two children and six grandchildren.
David and Chris Wills
David’s passions are centered on generosity and eternity, so he invests his time helping others lay-up treasure in heaven and taking hold of life that is truly life. Since, 1998, he has served as the president of The National Christian Foundation. NCF has become the largest Christian grant making foundation in the world. NCF has offices in over 30 cities across the country, holds over $2 billion in assets and serves over 15,000 families. In 2015, NCF received over $1.4 billion in contributions and distributed over $950 million in grants to over 20,000 organizations.
Wills is the co-author of two books, Investing in God’s Business and Family.Money and numerous articles. David serves on numerous boards, including Generous Giving (of which he is also a co-founder), ProVision Foundation, and Chick-fil-a Foundation.
Michael and Cathy Wise
Mike received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and a Masters in Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is completing work on a second Ph.D. in Classics at the University of Minnesota.
As Scholar-in-Residence and Department Chair of the Biblical & Theological Studies department at Northwestern Collegein St. Paul, Minnesota, Mike's focus is ancient Judaism, as a background to the rise of Christianity. He is an internationally recognized expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls and uses over twenty languages in his research. Mike's work has been profiled in Time magazine, Vanity Fair, National Geographic, the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, the Times of London, the BBC, A&E’s “Mysteries of the Bible,” and in many other media in the United States and abroad. His The Dead Sea Scrolls Uncovered (1992) was an international bestseller, translated into seven foreign languages (German, Italian, Danish, French, Portuguese, Swedish and Dutch).
Mike is ordained as a minister in the Evangelical Free Church and regularly teaches adult Sunday School classes with his wife and teaching teammate, Cathy.
Steve and Tricia Woodworth
Steve Woodworth and his wife, Tricia, were married in 1976 when Steve was in the last year of his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Washington. He also has an MBA from Whittier College. He spent the first 12 years of his career at World Vision, where he became Vice President of Marketing. He and Tricia served in Ethiopia during the widely-publicized famine in 1985. During Steve’s leadership of World Vision’s marketing, income grew from $40 million to $130 million annually.
Steve joined a small marketing agency in Seattle in the early 1990’s, which has become the largest marketing agency exclusively serving Christian organizations. Steve has served as President since 1995. Masterworks clients include Prison Fellowship, Compassion International, Focus on the Family and Jews for Jesus.
Steve and Tricia accepted an invitation to lead the Communications Working Group for the Lausanne Movement in 2006. On a pro bono basis, Steve built a team of 150 communications professionals from 27 countries for Lausanne’s third congress on world evangelization, called Cape Town 2010. It brought together 4,200 evangelical leaders from 198 nations. The outcome of the Congress, the Cape Town Commitment, is widely considered to be the core agenda for the evangelical church in our generation. Steve continues to lead the Communications Working Group and serves on the Asian Access board. Tricia is an accomplished watercolor artist and has a personal ministry mentoring teens.