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. 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 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!

Lars Dunberg


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.

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.

Tony Lombardi

Tony is a Global CIO and Shared Services Executive, currently with The Andersons and previously a VP at Armstrong. At Armstrong he developed and led a multi-sourced Global IT and Global Business Services organization with over 7,000 staff in the US, Europe, China, India and Australia. He is skilled in leading people and developing strong technical and operational teams. He has been a follower of Jesus since 1987. He and his wife Edna live in Maumee, OH and have three grown daughters who are married, plus seven grandchildren!

Ellen Sousa

Ellen is originally from Brazil and comes from a family where her dad and grandfather were both pastors. Her family moved to the US in 1992 for safety reasons after they suffered a kidnapping attempt. After graduating from seminary at Christ for the Nations, Ellen also became a Real Estate agent and subsequently a Real Estate Broker. In 2014, her and her husband felt called to start a Brazilian speaking church in Orlando, Florida, where they both continue to serve. Ellen and her husband Eliald have two teenage sons.

ServeNow is a not-for-profit charity under IRS code seciton 501(c)3 based in Colorado Springs, CO. ServeNow is funded by individual donors, foundations and churches. All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. ServeNow is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), signifying a commitment to the highest standards of fiscal responsibility.