Our Leadership


Board of Advisors 

Bob holds a degree in Admin. Sciences from Yale College and a J.D. from the University of Wyoming Law School where he served as a senior editor on its law review. A shareholder at Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A., Bob is the Coordinator of the Church & Ministry Law Practice Group serving churches, para-church organizations, ministries and secular charities nationwide. His interaction with such groups has extended to personal time in Board of Director positions at: Scottsdale Christian Academy, Solid Rock Foundation, the Christian Education Legacy Fund, and much more. Bob and his wife, Kathy, have two sons.


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Bob has spent 40 years serving government, higher education and the broader nonprofit sector. He has been a consultant/trainer/coach for more than 500 nonprofit CEOs and boards over the past 30 years, mainly in the faith-based community. Bob has a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Higher Education from Michigan State University. His publications include: Nonprofit Board Answer Book, Presidential Transitions in Private Colleges, Good Governance for Nonprofits, a chapter in Turnaround: Leading Stressed Colleges and Universities to Excellence, and more than a dozen other published chapters, articles, and commentaries.


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Jonathan has been a non-profit coach and trainer in AZ for more than a decade, and is the Founder and CEO of Venture 1:9. Venture 1:9 leads non-profits to a place of courage, health, sustainability and impact through free training, coaching and granting.

After graduating college, Jonathan spent 17 years in church leadership, pastoring two local churches near Washington, D.C. and Columbus Ohio. Jonathan taught, preached, led and motivated paid and volunteer staff to achieve the mission, vision and purpose of these local churches in their respective communities.

In early 2008, Jonathan moved to Phoenix, AZ to launch and lead Mission Increase AZ (MI AZ), a ministry to strengthen Christian non-profit organizations. Under Jonathan’s leadership, MI AZ engaged hundreds of non-profits, granted more than $2m for community and Kingdom impact, and built a close-knit family of Christian ministry leaders.

Jonathan also serves as an Adjunct Professor for Johnson University (Tennessee/Florida) and Point University (Alabama/Georgia), teaches at the CCV Leadership Institute, and is a coach and mentor for various community leaders.

Jonathan and his wife, Karla, live in Anthem AZ and have three children – Austin, MJ and Justin.


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Gary Gillespie is a pastor at Copper Hills Church in Peoria, Arizona serving their weekend programming, missions, and community arts ministries.  He graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Music and worked in the entertainment and broadcast markets before entering full time ministry.  Gary also serves on the Board of Directors for School Connect, a nonprofit collaborative community initiative supporting education.  He has a master’s degree in Christian Leadership from Hope International University and has two daughters, both of whom are active in social justice and community service.


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Jason is the founder and CEO of 1MISSION, a community development organization giving people in poverty the opportunity to earn a house by serving their community. Since 2008, 1MISSION has built over 900 houses throughout Mexico, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, with house recipients completing more than 160,000 hours of community service.

He’s also the co-founder of Mission Create, a nonprofit incubator. Since 2012, Mission Create has launched over 90 nonprofits.

Just after community college, Jason began his vocation as a professional firefighter/EMT in Scottsdale, Arizona. At the same time, he started Trinity Landscape, which became one of the fastest-growing commercial landscaping companies in Arizona.

He left his career as a firefighter to co-found 1MISSION with his wife, Tina, in 2008. He serves on the board of the Global CHE Network, representing over 500 NGOs around the world focused on serving the holistic needs of people. Jason, Tina, and their four kids currently live in Phoenix.


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Tina grew up in Tom’s River, New Jersey and studied at Monmouth University, where she earned a BS in Business Administration. During college, she began to work in commercial real estate, doing business in New Jersey and New York. After moving to Arizona in 2003, she obtained commercial real estate and broker licenses and co-founded TAG Commercial.

Feeling a desire to connect her work with a greater sense of purpose, in 2010 Tina joined the Global Outreach department at Christ’s Church of the Valley in Peoria, Arizona, where she served for five years. A co-founder of 1MISSION, a community development organization with work in Mexico, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, Tina has also been involved with Mission Create since the beginning. She loves working with social entrepreneurs, helping to bring their ideas to life by bridging the gap between the often distinct worlds of church and business.

Tina lives in northwest Phoenix with her husband, Jason, and their three kids.


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An entrepreneur at heart, Cathy serves the for-profit and nonprofit sectors in a number of different capacities. As Founder and CEO of Midas Capital Management, Desert Gardens Properties and other businesses for more than 30 years, she oversees the operations of these companies. In addition, she is currently Executive Director for the Christine Ostwinkle Foundation for Lupus, Executive Director for the Oliva Family Foundation for Education, Executive Advisor for Shannon Hoffpauir Ministries, Board Member for the Peoria Education Foundation. She is a longtime resident of Glendale, Arizona, and community and family is important to her. She and her husband René have been together for over 33 years, having been married for more than 26 of them. They also have 3 wonderful children together, Alec, Samantha, and Madison.


Board of Directors Emeritus 

Larrie is the Lead Global Outreach Director at Christ’s Church of the Valley in Peoria, Arizona. He believes that the work and activity of global and local outreach wins people to Jesus Christ because it extends the Church into other nations and the knowledge of Jesus Christ through the work of our partners.

Larrie’s heart for justice is seen through his volunteer work. He is the founder and past President of Stop Child Rape for Profit, Inc. DBA; Streetlight, Founder and current President of CCV Youth Sports, Inc., and Founder of Mission Create. He also serves on several international outreach boards that focus on improving community health and economic development.

Larrie had previously worked as an executive of Intel Corporation for 19 years. He had also served 8 years in the US Army during the Vietnam Nam era.

He has been married for 47 years to Sheila and has two daughters and seven grandchildren.