U.S. leadership of Langham Partnership
Benjamin K. Homan, U.S. President
From 2001 until 2010, Dr. Homan served as president and chief executive officer of a Christian relief and development organization. Homan has led assessment teams to Iraq, Afghanistan, tsunami-ravaged Indonesia, Sudan’s Darfur region, and other devastated zones of the world. Prior to that, he taught at the University of California-Irvine and was a Vice-President at Covenant Theological Seminary. In 2006, Homan was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the HELP Commission, an entity that was established by Congress to recommend reform of all of the U.S. government’s foreign assistance. Homan also served as president of the Association of Evangelical Relief and Development Organizations (AERDO) and as chairman of the USAID’s Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid. Homan joined the leadership of Langham Partnership in August 2010. Ben and his wife, Annette, live in the Phoenix, Arizona area, and have three children. Homan is an alumnus of Biola University, the University of Nebraska, Shanghai Normal University and Washington University.
U.S. Board of Directors
John Rain: Chair, Attorney, Thompson & Knight, LLP, Dallas, TX
Benjamin K. Homan (ex-officio): President, Langham Partnership USA/John Stott Ministries, Cave Creek, AZ
Matt Allmand: President, Orthman Manufacturing; and Business Consultant, Holdrege, NE
Joel Carpenter: Professor of History, Director – Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
Lynn Cohick: Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
Chip Combs IV: President, E. M. Combs & Son, Barrington, IL
Michael Cromartie: Vice President, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, D.C.
Chris Gonzalez: Pastor, Missio Dei Communities, Tempe, AZ
Carrie Boren Headington: Missioner for Evangelism, Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, Dallas, TX
Greg Jao: Vice President and director of campus engagement, InterVarsity/USA, New York City, NY
Schuyler Marshall: Chair, The Rosewood Corporation, Dallas, TX
Brad Palmer: Principal, Cross Street Capital, Wayne, PA
Jack Swanson (ex-officio): Secretary/Treasurer, Retired School Administrator, Wheaton, IL
Ken Thrasher: Co-Founding Shareholder, Bennett Thrasher PC
Jason Trimiew: Head of Supplier Diversity, Facebook, Menlo Park, CA and Principal, Trimiew Strategy Group
Luder Whitlock: President, Excelsis; Executive Director, CNL Charitable Foundation, Seneff Family Foundation, Orlando, FL
U.S. Advisory Board
John Ortberg: Author & Senior Pastor, Menlo Church, Menlo Park, CA
Nancy Seay: former Langham Partnership USA board member, Dallas, TX
International Leadership of Langham
Chris Wright is the International Ministries Director.
His job is to represent and promote the vision and work of Langham around the world through his international travel and speaking and his writing ministry as a Christian scholar and author, and to share in the spiritual and strategic leadership of the organization. An ordained pastor in the Church of England, Chris spent five years teaching the Old Testament in India, and thirteen years as Academic Dean and then Principal of All Nations Christian College, in England.
Mark Hunt is the Executive Director.
His job is to provide international executive leadership to the senior team of ministry directors and national executives, and to facilitate the integration and effective operation of all Langham’s work around the world. Prior to coming to Langham Mark spent nearly 30 years as a publishing executive with Zondervan, during which time he was also a Langham US board member and for several years Chair of the Langham Partnership International Council.
Paul Windsor is the Director of Langham Preaching.
Paul coordinates an international team of national and regional co-ordinators and trainers who facilitate Langham Preaching movements around the world. A New Zealander who currently lives in Bangalore, India, Paul also teaches homiletics at the South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS). He has served as the Associate Director of Langham Preaching, and has also served as Principal of Carey Baptist College, Auckland, New Zealand.
Riad Kassis is the Director of Langham Scholars.
He is himself a Langham Scholar from Lebanon and is deeply committed to global theological education. Riad has served as Regional Director for the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe for Overseas Council as well as visiting professor of Old Testament at The Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon – which is where he lives. Riad combines this Langham appointment with another role, as the Director of ICETE (the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education).
Pieter Kwant is the Director of Langham Literature.
A Dutchman who has lived in South Africa, he has worked for several Christian publishers, including the one he founded himself, Piquant Editions. Pieter oversees the work of the Langham Literature Warehouse and Service Centre in Carlisle, England.