Global Christian Connexion

Board of Directors

More information is coming soon on these board members!

Jackie Bunch, USA

Verlaini Cintra, Brazil

Paul Chimhungwe, Eswatini

Katherine Ann Haggard, USA

Lyndsay and Lorraine Jacobs, New Zealand

Stan Litke, Canada

Marsha Relyea Miles, USA

Richmond Nelson, Jamaica

Rick Reisinger, USA

David Thompson, United Kingdom

Bethany Watkins Lowry, USA

Robert Wetzel, USA

Newell Williams, USA

Dr. Alicia Crumpton, USA

Alicia grew up within the SCM tradition.  Her family attended the First Christian Church, her grandfather's family was Disciples of Christ.  She did my undergraduate work at Lincoln Christian University.  Years later she was asked to teach at LCU within their MA in Organizational Leadership program and at Johnson University.  During her time at JU, she led the Center for Global Studies, a consortium of eight SCM universities working together to offer a fully online PhD in Leadership Studies program, directed the PhD, and coached students in their research.  She was honored to participate in the Stone Campbell Dialogues which ultimately led to her being asked to serve on the boards of Stone Campbell Journal, Global Christian Connexion, and Common Grounds Unity.  She didn't see her engagement with the SCM coming but when those doors started opening, she felt compelled to participate in what she saw as God's efforts to draw us together.  

Bafundi (BJ) Mpofu, Zimbabwe

Jason Thompson, USA

Jason Thompson is the Executive Minister at the Harpeth Hills Church of Christ in Brentwood, TN. He also serves as a partner with Hope Network Ministries and as a Senior Consultant with the Carpenter’s Plan. Before moving to Nashville in 2004, Jason ministered in the Atlanta area for eleven years. Jason holds religious degrees from Faulkner University and Harding School of Theology. He completed additional studies at Emory University and was awarded a Doctor of Education degree in Learning Organizations and Strategic Change from Lipscomb University. Jason was named by the Nashville Business Journal in 2009 as part of its inaugural class of the 40 leaders in Nashville under the age of 40 making a difference in Middle Tennessee. Over the past fifteen years, Jason has professionally consulted in the areas of governance, leadership, strategic planning, personnel recruitment, and capital fundraising with over fifty organizations in nine states and four countries. Jason is married to Megan, and they have three children: Kelsey, Ella Grace, and Will Hudson.

Andrzej Bajenski, Poland

Władysław (Maui) Dwulat, Poland

Rev. Wilmose Kiplagat, Kenya

Wimose Kiplagat serves as the Senior Pastor/Bishop of New life Christian Church in Kenya, a member of the Stone-Campbell Movement as well as the CEO of Providence International Schools. He has been a believer since 1987.

Wilmose attended Abilene Christian University where he completed his BA in Bible, Youth Ministry major and a Master of Arts in Religion with a graduate certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, as well as a Master of Science in Organizational and Human Resource Development. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Leadership from Johnsons University, TN. 

After his return from the USA to Kenya in 2001, he was appointed as the General Secretary for the Kenya Church of Christ. It was during this tenure that he got fully involved and engaged in the history and rich diversity of the Stone-Campbell movement. He has participated in the Global Gatherings in Brighton and Nashville.

Wilmose is married to Annah and they have two daughters and two sons living across three continents.

Rev. Dan Yarnell, UK

Dan Yarnell has been involved in mission and theological education for over 25 years, teaching in various colleges in the Midlands. He is currently the Campus leader at ForMission College as well as a visiting lecturer at Birmingham Christian College. He is the co-author of Celebrating the Small ChurchPower and the Powers: the Use and Abuse of Missional LeadershipForming Multicultural Partnerships; and Missional Discipleship After Christendom. He was previously the National Coordinator of the Fellowship of Churches of Christ in Great Britain and Ireland and is now their National Ecumenical Officer. He has been involved in various church plants, and was for many years the Small Church Officer for the British Church Growth Association, developing resources to help smaller churches engage missionally in their ministry. He is married to Amy and they have two adult children and three grandchildren. They live in Redditch, Worcestershire, leading a mid-week church for prodigals. Dan enjoys listening to and playing live music, watching films, supporting Aston Villa, cricket and long walks, and good food with friends.

Agnieska Crozier, Poland

Dr. Doug Foster, USA

He served as General Editor and a contributor for the Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement (2004)as well as The Stone-Campbell Movement: A Global History (2013). He chaired the "Great Communion" committee of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society to plan global celebrations of the 1809 Declaration and Address of Thomas Campbell. In 2013 he published The Story of Churches of Christ, a brief introduction to the movement, and in 2014 recorded a video series with the same title. In June 2020 Eerdmans published his A Life of Alexander Campbell, the first critical biography of the American religious leader.

Rev. Dr. Ajai Lall, India

Dr. Ajai Lall is one of the Founding Directors of Central India Christian Mission (CICM) and Christian Medical Training Center. CICIM has planted over 2,500 churches in Central / North / Northeast India and in the neighboring countries. CICM also has a 140-bedded hospital in Damoh City and a village clinic in Kansa. The Nursing College with 300 plus students on the campus has B.Sc. & General Nursing approved by the Indian Nursing Council. The Children’s ministry of the mission helps over 5,000 children with their education and medical needs. Dr. Lall has written 8 books in Hindi. Central India Christian Mission has leadership training centers in Damoh, Darjeeling, and Lucknow. Dr. Lall was the President of the World Convention held in Damoh in January 2017. He was the first non-American president of the International Conference On Missions (ICOM) held in 2001 in Tulsa, OK. He is serving as the Chairperson of the Evangelical Fellowship of India and as president of the Hindi Theological Board of India. Ajai’s wife, Indu, has been equally involved with the ministry as a writer, leader, and Director of the Children’s Ministry. They have been married for 39 years and have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.