Jeffrey Jones, Chairman of the Board

Bloomington, Indiana

Jeffrey C. Jones of Bloomington, Indiana, is the CEO and chairman of an educational publishing and professional development company with offices in three countries. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Indiana University in 1980. Since then, he has worked in various marketing, fundraising, management and business services roles. Jones also serves on the boards of the Navigators, a global Christian ministry dedicated to personal discipleship, and of Rachel’s Challenge, an anti-bullying nonprofit organization committed to individual transformation and safer schools. He and his wife, Margaret, have four children.

Dr. Thomas J. Lowell, Vice Chairman

Cary, North Carolina

Although presently living in the United States, Dr. Lowell knows what it's like to be a field missionary. He leads TWR's board with over 35 years of experience, 14 of which were spent in Bonaire and Guam. Since transferring to TWR's International Headquarters in 1979, his responsibilities have included director of international operations and executive vice president. He became president in 1994 and served in this role until June 30, 2002. He was named Chairman of the Board following the death of Dr. E. Brandt Gustavson, who was chairman for five years. Dr. Lowell and his wife, Glenda, have three sons and one daughter.

Daniel Blakely, Secretary

Michigan

Since the early 1980s, Mr. Blakely has served as president of Blakely Products Company, a family-owned floor covering business with six locations. Blakely received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Business Management) in 1970 from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. He is a longtime member of Community Baptist Church in St. Clair Shores, and his wife, Janet, is a former overseas missionary.

Bert Stokes, Treasurer

Greensboro, North Carolina

H. Bert Stokes earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Western Carolina University. He has previous board experience with the Greater Greensboro Youth for Christ and Faith in Focus. He is currently vice president of the Vance H. Havner Scholarship Fund and elder at Friendly Hill Church PCA in Jamestown, NC. Mr. Stokes is a certified public accountant and senior partner at Davenport, Marvin, Joyce and Company, an accounting firm in Greensboro.

Lauren Libby, TWR President & CEO

Hailing from a small farming community in Kansas, Lauren became global media ministry TWR’s fourth president in December 2008. He formerly served with The Navigators in Colorado Springs, Colo., in various senior executive roles. Lauren is member of the Board of Directors for the National Religious Broadcasters, the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and Northwestern College. Additionally, he cofounded Educational Communications of Colorado Springs, which comprises 15 radio stations and 28 translators.  Lauren and his wife, June, have one adult son.

Ross Campbell, Board Member

Canada

David Ross Campbell owns and operates Camaco Financial Group Inc. and works in the area of financial planning. He earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and holds Chartered Life Underwriting (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations. A member of Southview Alliance Church in Calgary, Campbell currently serves as vice chairman of the TWR’s Canadian Board of Directors. Mr. Ross and his wife, Nancy, have five children.

Valentine Gitoho, Board Member

Kenya

A business consultant from Nairobi, Kenya, Valentine Gitoho has served on the board of TWR-Kenya. She was raised in Christian home but did not become a believer in Christ until she was 32. With more than 30 years experience with audit, tax, banking and consulting, she has spent numerous years as a financial management consultant for both secular and Christian organizations. Mrs. Gitoho received a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA from University of Chicago Business School. She and her husband, James, have two children.

Werner Kroemer, Board Member

Austria

Mr. Kroemer served as TWR's vice president of global operations before retiring in 2016. Over more than 20 years with TWR, he helped negotiate vital contracts with international broadcasting outlets. He also was an active board member of Evangeliums-Rundfunk International, based in Wetzlar, Germany, and was instrumental in founding ERF Medien Austria in 1981. Both ERF organizations are national partners of TWR. A former vice president of Ericsson-Schrack AG, an electronic manufacturing company, Mr. Kroemer and his wife, Anne-Johanne, have four daughters. 

Ken Larson, Board Member

Minnesota

Mr. Larson is founder of Slumberland Furniture in Little Canada, Minnesota, a home furnishings retailer with over 125 stores in the U.S. Midwest. He also has oversight experience through serving on more than 10 nonprofit boards. He and his wife, Barbara, are collectors of ancient biblical manuscripts and founded God's Ancient Library, through which they have donated 40 rare Torah scrolls to seminaries, museums and other organizations. The couple has five children.

Dr. Tracy McKenzie, Board Member

Wake Forest, North Carolina

A former marketing and financial analyst, Dr. McKenzie is a professor of biblical studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also served previously as a pastor, teacher of Latin and Greek, and representative of The Navigators ministry. McKenzie earned Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy degrees at Southeastern. He also conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Göttingen in Germany. He and his wife, Beth, have four children.

Dr. Sona Minz, Board Member

New Delhi, India

Born to a “God-fearing tribal couple from central India” who sent her to a school where Scripture was a daily part of the curriculum, Dr. Minz’s Ph.D. in computer science was earned at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University, a leading institution where she then became a faculty member and administrator. She first learned of TWR India because of its broadcasts in her native language, Kurux, and later helped train the ministry’s staff in computer skills. Today she serves on the board of TWR India, is married to the Rev. Batuel Ekka, and is the mother of a son and daughter.

Klaus Rempel, Board Member

Brazil

A board member of TWR’s partner ministry in Brazil since 2000, Mr. Rempel was led to the Lord at the age of 18 by former TWR missionary Edmund Spieker. He has worked as a mechanical engineer and partner at Rempel & Co. Ltd., a family business started by his father. He currently serves as part-time senior pastor of the Evangelical Free Church of São Paulo. Mr. Rempel’s wife, Celina, is an active volunteer national coordinator for TWR’s Project Hannah. The couple has two children.

Sal Sberna, Board Member

Houston, Texas

A pastor, motivational speaker and video host of the “Experiencing God Online” Bible study series, Sal J. Sberna III serves as senior pastor at Metropolitan Baptist Church of Houston. He was recently interviewed on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” about his teaching series “The Theology of the iPod.” A graduate of Criswell Bible College, Dr. Sberna also earned an M.B.A. from Dallas Baptist University and a doctorate from Trinity Seminary. He and his wife, Kristi, have two grown children.

Willie Yang, Board Member

China

Born in China but raised in Argentina, Mr. Yang graduated from Buenos Aires National University Law School in 1981. He has worked as an attorney for two different law firms and was the vice president of California National Bank. Currently, he is the chairman of Pony China Ltd., which was recently sold to Adidas. He and his wife, Clare, have a daughter and a son.

Barry Yen, Board Member

Hong Kong

A partner in the business law firm of Messrs So Keung Yip & Sin (SKYS), Mr. Yen has been practicing law in Hong Kong and serving as legal adviser to a wide array of prestigious corporations over matters of intellectual property rights, trademarks, design and patents. Barry Yen received degrees in Art and Law from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.  Mr. Yen’s wife, Tina, serves as a school administrator. The couple has a son, Joshua.