Meet the Board

Robert Shaffer

Rob joined the board in 2015 and is currently serving as board chair. He is married to his wife Vickie and has three sons. Rob is president of Air-Squared, a manufacturer of oil free scroll solutions for the compressor, vacuum pump, and expander industry. He has also had a distinguished career as an engineer. Rob loves to climb the 14 footers of Colorado!

Fred Sharpe

Fred joined the Board in March 2014, and served as chairmen for three years. Fred is a Healthcare and Business Executive with experience in all aspects of  business leadership and organizational development. Fred has served as president, chief dental officer, senior officer and regional dental director for several managed care insurance and dental companies. Currently working with Avesis Inc, a national Third Party administrator for dental, vision and hearing program.

Fred holds a Master of Arts, Cross-Cultural Ministries from Dallas Theological Seminary, A J.D, from William Mitchell College of Law, and a D.D.S from Northwestern University Dental School-Chicago.

Fred is married to Sherrie Ross. They live in the winters in Kingwood, Texas and in the summers in Dillon, Colorado. They are proud parents of three dachshunds.

Kyle Pewitt

Kyle joined the Board in March 2013 and is in his second term. Kyle Pewitt is the Chief Financial Officer of Solara Surgical, Dallas. He has over 20 years of executive leadership experience in operations and organizational transformation, as well as financial management. In addition to healthcare, his experience encompasses logistics, financial management and non-profit, including Executive Pastor of a large church in the Oklahoma City area. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. He also received an MBA in International Business Management from Oklahoma Baptist

Gentry Gardner

Gentry joined the Board in March 2013. He works in the IT-industry and lives in Colorado Springs with his wife Gayleen. They have three grown sons. He also runs a non-profit organization called Sure Passage. Gentry serves on the Finance Committee and loves the outdoors!

Ian Faulds

Ian is married to Helen and works as a Consultant Engineer in the nuclear industry. He lives on the edge of the English Lake District. Ian in on the board of Mediaserve and joined the board of ServeNow in 2016.

He has served in numerous leadership roles in different churches and on the mission field has lead many teams and preached in different countries. He studied in a bible school in Sweden for 2 years.

In 2011 Helen started PovertySwap, a charity that supports Christian projects in Ethiopia, Romania, Nepal and India. Ian also serves on the board of PovertySwap.

Per-Ove Lannero

Per-Ove Lannero chair of the board of ServeNow Sweden was elected to the global board of ServeNow in November of 2015. Per-Ove (or Peo) is married to Eva, and they have three adult children. He was director of an interdenominational youth center in Gothenburg, worked for the Billy Graham Team for Eurofest in Brussels, was Nordic director for Living Bibles International, Executive Director for InterSkrift, Dagen Publishers and Executive Director for InterFilm.

Lars Dunberg

Founder

Lars has been in ministry for more than 50 years, serving as president of British Youth for Christ 1968-1970, president of Living Bibles International 1977-1992 and of International Bible Society 1992-1998. In 1998 he and his wife Doreen founded Global Action and served there until 2012. In 2013 he became the chair of ServeNow and then appointed president in April 2014. Lars has served as a Salvation Army officer in UK and Sweden, and as an ordained minister with the Covenant Church of Sweden. He is the author of some 15 books and author and/or editor in chief for the Basic Things you Need to Know series.

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“Serving people in need by caring for orphans, widows, underprivileged children and youth as well as equipping the Church for greater fulfillment of its ministry and providing humanitarian assistance where needed.”

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