Your team just got a lot bigger

Well-drillers. Rain-Makers. Resource-releasers. Mountain-conquerors.

Phil Stolberg

Chief Operating Officer

Mike Rogers

Chief Intelligence Officer

James Read

Chief Creative Officer

Heidi Caster

Senior Vice President, Client Partnership

Shellie Speer-Burnett

Senior Vice President, BDI Academy

Stephanie Tippitt

Senior Vice President, Digital Strategy

Anna Wooton

Senior Vice President, Finance

Angella Hubbert

Vice President, Data Services

Tiffany Quast

Vice President of Media Operations & Strategy

Mindy Sherfy

Vice President, Client Strategy

Brian Tucker

Vice President, Client Strategy

Sarah Wallin

Sarah Wallin

Vice President, Creative Director

Melissa Afable

Melissa Afable

Creative Content Specialist

Nik Ahlstam

Nik Ahlstam

Digital Production Designer

Sandra Almanzi Junior Production Manager

Sandra Almanzi

Junior Production Manager/Purchasing Agent

Tamie Booth - Account Director

Tamie Booth

Strategist/Account Director

Mindy Bortz

Mindy Bortz

Design Manager/Senior Designer

Joel Buck - Writer

Joel Buck

Writer

Carmen Campbell

Carmen Campbell

Senior Director of Production

Chelsea Campbell

Chelsea Campbell

Graphic Designer

Erika Castro

Erika Castro

Production Artist

Audriana Murillo

Audriana Costi

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Michelle Culbertson, Strategist/Account Director BDI

Michelle Culbertson

Strategist/Account Director

Arlene Devlin, Database Manager

Arlene Devlin

Database Manager

Allson DeVriendt

Alison DeVriendt

Senior Project Manager

Joshua Fleck - Senior Designer

Joshua Fleck

Senior Designer

Stephanie Forrester BDI

Stephanie Forrester

Project Manager

Donna Goldsberry

Donna Goldsberry

Data Specialist

Courtney Hlebo

Courtney Hamilton

Associate Creative Director

Jane Henry, Account Executive BDI

Jane Henry

Account Executive

Erika Hunter

Erika Hunter

Account Executive

Nicole Ige-Hutto

Nicole Ige-Hutto

Director of Digital Strategy

Nate Ingalls

Nate Ingalls

Video Manager

Angel Jimenez Data Specialist

Angel Jimenez

Data Specialist

BDI Staff Josh Kang

Joshua Kang

Digital Marketing Specialist

Amanda Kirby, Account Executive

Amanda Kirby

Strategist/Account Director

Cynthia Komski - Bookkeeper

Cynthia Komski

Bookkeeper

BDI Agency Staff Anna Koons

Anna Koons

Creative Content Manager

BDI Staff Maddie Lara

Maddie Lara

Marketing Coordinator

Peter Lee

Peter Lee

Account Manager

Carol Li, Director of Project Management

Carol Li

Senior Director of Project Management

Benny Lindahl

Data Specialist

Letty Lopez

Letty Lopez

Data Services Supervisor

Micah Mann

Micah Mann

Strategist/Senior Account Director

Genevieve McDermott, Senior Writer

Genevieve McDermott

Senior Writer

Mike Mekredijian

Associate Account Executive

Andrea Mills

Andrea Mills

Senior Creative Content Specialist

Justine Morales

Justine Morales

Digital Technology Specialist

Allison Myrick

Allison Myrick

Associate Creative Director

Rachael Neal - BDI Academy Support Executive

Rachael Neal

BDI Academy Support Executive

Lindsay Olk

Lindsay Olk

Senior Project Manager

Lauren Or

Lauren Or

Studio and Storytellers Specialist

Raquel Price

Raquel Price

Associate Account Executive

Ashley Prior

Ashley Prior

Digital Marketing Manager

Jhovany Quiroz

Jhovany Quiroz

Producer, Video & Storytelling

Matthew Rayburn

Matthew Rayburn

Strategist/Senior Account Director

Nick Ricards

Nick Rickards

Data Specialist

Patty Rios

Account Specialist

Maria River - Production Manager

Maria Rivier

Production Manager

Amanda Robledo

Amanda Robledo

Account Executive

Ashlee de Roca, Account Manager BDI

Ashlee de Roca

Account Manager

Catherine Ryan - Writer

Catherine Ryan

Writer

Jennifer Salas

Executive Assistant

Lena Salazar

Lena Salazar

Senior Production Artist

Triana Shelton - Account Specialist

Triana Shelton

Account Specialist

Domitille Sia-Holik, Digital Marketing Coordinator

Domitille Sia-Holik

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Julie Siemens

Julie Siemens

Senior Data Specialist

David Stolberg - STRATEGIST/SENIOR ACCOUNT DIRECTOR 2023

David Stolberg

Strategist/Senior Account Director

Ronai Streater

Ronai Streater

Account Specialist

Jennifer Tse Data Specialist

Jennifer Tse

Senior Data Specialist

Stephanie Turner - Digital Media Manager

Stephanie Turner

Digital Media Manager

Mindy Vanderhoeven

Mindy Vander­Hoeven

Director of Digital Analytics and Operations

Gisel Vazquez, Digital Graphic Designer

Gisel Vazquez

Digital Graphic Designer

Lori Vernon

Lori Vernon

People & Culture Office Manager

Rosemary Weik, Senior Production Manager

Rosemary Weik

Senior Production Manager

Ashlee Williams, Proofreader & Creative Specialist

Ashlee Williams

Senior Creative Content Specialist

Katrina Williams

Katrina Williams

Senior Marketing Manager

McKennah Williams, Director of Human Resources

McKennah Williams

Senior Director of People & Culture

Tina Wooton

Tina Wooton

Project Manager

Board of Directors

DR. JOHN C. REYNOLDS

John C Reynolds

Dr. Reynolds has offered consulting, coaching and counsel to non-governmental organizations in over 40 countries. He previously served as World Vision International’s global chief information officer (1991-2000), and as executive VP at Azusa Pacific University for 12 years. With a PhD in Higher Education Leadership, and a formidable history of serving and leading others, John regularly speaks both nationally and internationally as a specialist in applied organizational effectiveness.

Today, John oversees providing flexible and affordable higher education, as president of Los Angeles Pacific University, and he serves on several other nonprofit and educational boards, including Christian Leadership Alliance (current chair), LCC International University (Lithuania), African Enterprise (USA), Azusa Pacific International (South Africa) and LCC International Fund (USA). In all things, he seeks to follow his personal life mission statement: “to positively transform lives through learning and knowledge, in a way that develops others to maximize their God-given potential.”

DR. LORNA DESHAY

Dr. Lorna DeShay has over 30 years of marketing experience. Having worked in publishing, construction, non-profit, and education institutions, Lorna brings marketing knowledge from these various entities. She received a B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University, an MSA in Leadership from Central Michigan University, and a Ph.D. in Marketing from Northcentral University.

Currently, Lorna teaches Marketing for several universities in their online programs for undergraduates, MBA students, and doctoral students. She has a passion for teaching and assisting students in helping them reach their education goals. Lorna believes that Jesus went to the cross for all to be saved and for Christians to rely on the word of God over things we can see, feel, or experience. Her favorite scripture is Matthew 6: 33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Lorna believes that God wants us and expects us to seek him first in our decisions. We should not come to God after we made our own decisions and then want him to bless them, but instead seek him about what decisions he has outlined for our lives and then follow his path. She honors her relationship with Christ and seeks him daily.

BOB JOHANSEN

Bob Johansen

Bob Johansen brings a pastor’s heart and over 40 years of experience in finances and operations to the BDI Board. Throughout his career, Bob has had the pleasure of serving many nonprofit organizations, as Senior Vice President and CFO at Azusa Pacific University, and as CFO for Russ Reid Company. With his B.S. in Accounting from Cal Poly Pomona, his M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University, and as a CPA, Bob is a highly skilled trusted advisor in the financial services space.

Today, Bob serves as Vice President for Finance & Business and CFO for Life Pacific University, in San Dimas, CA. He loves Jesus Christ, lives to serve, and is a family man through and through. When he’s not serving nonprofits, he enjoys serving his family through the gift of hospitality, spending time with his four children and nine grandchildren who keep him busy on weekends.

MIKE PATE

Mike Pate

Mike Pate is the Executive Director of Camping for Transformation Ministries (TM), a regional association of more than 170 churches. TM camps minister to tens of thousands of people of all ages every year, and under Mike’s leadership, the camps have tripled in impact, size and revenue in the past 10 years.

Mike has sat on numerous boards for nonprofits and local governing bodies over the years, and he currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Christian Community Credit Union (with over $600 million under management). Mike has seen fundraising from all sides – as a Project Director for an international relief agency, as the owner of an advertising business and as Director of Development for Multnomah University. In all things, he seeks to follow his personal life mission statement: “to help people and organizations be all that God has designed them to be.”

MICHAEL J. TOMLINSON

Michael Tomlinson, BDI CEO and President

Michael is an accomplished marketing and media executive who has developed highly successful fundraising programs for faith-first charities and organizations across the U.S. and abroad.

Michael, (or “MT,” as he is known to colleagues and friends), has more than 25 years leading organizations in the strategic development, ideation and execution of integrated fundraising, marketing, print, direct mail, broadcast and digital media that fuel growth. He knows how to build brands and move donors, particularly in the faith-first space.

He holds a master’s degree in Organizational Management and Marketing and has served in executive leadership roles at faith-forward organizations including: Focus on the Family, David C. Cook International, Dunham+Company and Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk ministry, where he led all marketing and communications and served as Chief Operating Officer.

“MT” is passionate about leveraging traditional and contemporary communication platforms to expand resources and bring people together, aligning opportunity and capacity for clients.

Michael’s vision is fueled by the mandate that we’re all called to be generous with our time, talent and treasure in the pursuit of The Great Commission. He fervently believes one of the most compelling ways to share this Good News is through meeting the felt needs of hurting people.

“MT” is an active member of The Giving Institute and passionate about leveraging traditional and contemporary communication platforms to expand resources and bring people together, aligning opportunity and capacity for clients.

RANDY W. BREWER | FOUNDER, EMERITUS

Randy Brewer

1961 – 2021

Randy Brewer spent his professional life in marketing, PR and fundraising for nonprofit organizations. At Brewer Direct, Randy’s leadership led to multiple millions of dollars generated and hundreds of thousands of new donors acquired to help nonprofit ministries throughout the United States.

An ordained minister with degrees in Education and Ministry, and graduate studies in both Theology and Business Management, he has worked for Focus on the Family, World Vision and at a local newspaper group. Randy also served on the board as Vice Chairman of African Enterprise USA, a 50-year-old evangelistic and relief ministry in Africa and was an active member of International Full Gospel Fellowship, which both provide help to the world’s hurting. In the last several years of his life, he launched his own philanthropic venture, Randy W. Brewer Foundation, to further Christ’s love through supporting wellness and education for young people around the world.

Randy authored three inspirational books. In his last book, In the Valley of the Shadow of Death Randy wrote about his final journey. His words will give you a vibrant hope as you discover that God is still good, even in the darkness, even as we wait restlessly for God’s voice: “Enter into my presence.” In Finding My Voice: A Story of Grace, Hope and Healing, Randy told the gripping true story of his battle with a rare throat cancer that threatened his speaking voice entirely, but led him to discover a new Voice calling. In his book, Releasing Generosity, Randy explored a key question that Voice challenged him to answer: “What will you do with the love you’ve been given?” His response, expressed in this powerful book, is a compelling “manifesto” on the heart behind giving. Learn more about the books and ways to get your own copies by clicking the link below.

LAURIE BETH JONES | EMERITUS

Laurie Beth Jones

The author of 14 books, including Jesus CEO, Laurie has received global recognition for her leadership principles that empower people to discover the divine excellence in themselves and in those they serve. Having owned a successful marketing company, Laurie brings her business and leadership expertise as a speaker and trainer to all pillars of society, including business and government, faith and service organizations and the disenfranchised.

She was recently named one of the top 30 leaders in the United States by Barna Group. As a business-development coach and consultant to CEOs and organizations, Laurie has shared her wealth of experience with major companies including Tyson Foods, Purina-Nestle, Neiman Marcus, Pfizer, CitiFinancial and American Express. In all she does, Laurie states her guiding personal life mission statement as follows: “to recognize, promote and inspire divine connection in myself and others.”

ROB TAYLOR | EMERITUS

Rob Taylor

Rob brings over 40 years of business and accounting experience to a wide array of clients, including nonprofits. Working with senior nonprofit executives, he has developed and implemented strategic plans and critical performance measures, as well as overseen process improvements across departments. He has also advised business corporations and partnerships, and he frequently leads seminars on accounting and other key issues nonprofits face.

Highly skilled in tailoring experiences that benefit others, Rob does this both professionally and personally – through his management services for nonprofits, and in his vacation time spent leading adventure trips to Costa Rica and China that encourage people to stretch their limits.

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