Co-Serve staff currently work to develop cultures of
servant leadership at the following locations around the globe:
KAZAKHSTAN: The Kazakh-American Free University
UKRAINE: Borys Grinchenko Kiev University
PHILIPPINES: Center for Servant Leadership Philippines
AFGHANISTAN: Institute for Leadership Development and Afghans for Progressive Thinking
THAILAND: Payap University and Karen Leadership Development Program
BRAZIL: Instituto Teológico Boa Terra
USA: Deschutes Economic Alliance (Bend, Oregon)
Co-Serve is grateful for its partnership with the following organizations:
Center for Sharing
Center for Servant Leadership at Marylhurst University
Warner Pacific College
Concordia University Portland
Northwest Nazarene University
P.O. Box 2099
Sandy, OR 97055
Phone: (503) 737-9363
Dr. Marshall Christensen, Leadership Team Member. Marshall has dedicated his career to higher education and helping students prepare for life. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon and he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He worked for 15 years as the president of Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon. He is a professor of history and the international provost for the Kazakh-American Free University in Kazakhstan.
Dr. Daniel Ballast, Leadership Team Member. For twelve years, Dan helped to develop international higher education as vice-president of the Kazakh-American Free University in Kazakhstan. He now lives with his family in the Philippines, where he helps to direct Co-Serve's programs around the world.
Bob Maddox. Bob has a Masters degree and has been doing leadership training around the world for the past 25 years. He's a Life Coach, Consultant and Leadership trainer and he is currently working on leadership development in Asia.
Lu Hawley. Lu works to build community and develop servant leaders as she teaches and mentors students in Thailand. She works specifically with Masters students at Payap University and with students from the Karen hill tribes in the Karen Leadership Development Program.
Gary Williams, Afghanistan Champion. Gary practiced servant leadership for many years as the COO at Western Partitions, Inc. in Portland, Oregon. He now champions and directs Co-Serve's programs in Afghanistan.
Claudia Lewis, Administrative Assistant. Claudia works part-time with Co-Serve, handling various administrative tasks for the organization. Claudia also volunteers and works at Camp Kuratli, a Salvation Army camp outside of Portland, Oregon.
In addition to these staff, Co-Serve carries out its programs with the help of numerous partners and volunteers in the USA and around the world.
Michael Marsh, Chair. Mike has served for over 30 years in Oregon government. He now consults and assists state and local governments with accountable, citizen-focused financial management. He has an MBA and is a Contributing Professor at Willamette University Graduate School of Management.
Tabatha Taylor, Vice-Chair. After involvement in Oregon’s political process, Tabatha has spent the last 18 years in the healthcare industry. Tabatha currently works for Providence Health & Services in Portland, Oregon. She has extensive experience in disaster recovery of information technology and emergency preparedness. For HAM radio fans her call sign is KE7YIZ.
Geoff Guilfoy, Secretary. Geoff is a principal with Lumen Leaders LLC and he is an Executive Professor at Willamette University's Atkinson Graduate School of Management. Geoff was formerly a principal at AKT LLP where he directed the company's management consulting services.
Jonathan Martin, Treasurer. Jonathan Martin worked for 15 years in China where he taught English and English Literature. He now directs the global outreach department at Good Shepherd Community Church in Boring, Oregon. He is the author of "Giving Wisely," a book on financial stewardship in charitable giving.
Robert Christensen. Bob Christensen is the pastor of Mt. Scott Church of God in Portland, Oregon. He and his wife Barbara have served in ministry together in the United States and in Brazil.
Dr. Andrea Cook. Dr. Andrea Cook currently serves as the President of Warner Pacific College. She has spent most of her career in higher education in the State of Oregon, including 15 years at George Fox University and, since 2008, at Warner Pacific. At Warner Pacific, she has been a driving force behind the college embracing its identity as an urban campus dedicated to serving the City of Portland.
David Knauss. David works as a professional coach, accredited by the International Coaching Federation, for senior executives and teams. Through coaching, David partners with clients to bring clarity, confidence and direction moving from where they are now to where they want to be. David worked formerly as the president of Interlink Resources, Inc., an international non-profit.
Lynne McNamee. Lynne has had extensive experience in team building and leadership as part of an international career with the U.S. Air Force Reserve. She recently retired as Lieutenant Colonel. In her most recent assignment, she helped to cultivate relationships and facilitate communication between the U.S. and Central and South Asian countries.
Dr. Bill Russell. Dr. Bill Russell serves as Executive Director for Community Relations for Northwest Nazarene University. He is also a Professor of Business Law and Business Ethics and teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs at the university's School of Business. Prior to working at NNU, Dr. Russell practiced law for over 20 years and in 1995 founded an international consulting firm.
Co-Serve International is a 501(c)(3) public charity.