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North America Team
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA, THE BAHAMAS, BARBADOS, CANADA, DOMINICA, GRENADA, GUIANA, JAMAICA, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES, ST. KITTS & NEVIS, ST. LUCIA, ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES, SURINAME, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, & THE UNITED STATES

Our Regional Leaders each oversee a grouping of states/ provinces where they work with, encourage and support our huddles leaders and promote network events in their region. To help us serve on this team, email philip@smallgroupnetwork.com

Philip Byers
North America Director
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Kiersten Telzerow
North East Regional Leader
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Cynthia Considine
Mid Atlantic Regional Leader
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Greg Anderson
Southeast Regional Leader
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Brian Naess
Midwest Regional Leader
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Brian Brunke
South Central Regional Leader
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Central Regional Leader
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Mark Kendall
North Central Regional Leader
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Jeff Sobczak
Mountain Regional Leader
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Heather Lee
Norcal/ NW Regional Leader
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Adam Workman
SoCal/ Hawaii Regional Leader
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Dennis Funk
Eastern Canada Regional Leader
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Western Canada Regional Leader
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Latin America Team
ARGENTINA, BELIZE, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, CHILE, COLOMBIA, COSTA RICA, CUBA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HAITI, HONDURAS, MEXICO, NICARAGUA, PANAMA, PARAGUAY, PERU, PUERTO RICO, URUGUAY, & VENEZUELA

Our Latin America team exists to connect with, encourage & support the hundreds of thousands of small group point people & ministry leaders in Latin America! Please visit & share our new website https://reddegrupospequenos.com with your Spanish-speaking ministry friends, pastors & small group point people. To help us translate resources, email steve@smallgroupnetwork.com

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Latin America Director
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Mauricio A Rojas
Communications Director
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Mexico Regional Leader
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Central America Regional Leader
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North Andina Regional Leader
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South Andina Regional Leader
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Southern Cone Regional Leader
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Brazil Regional Leader
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Guianas Regional Leader
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Caribbean Regional Leader
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Africa Team
ALGERIA, ANGOLA, BENIN, BOTSWANA, BURKINA FASO, BURUNDI, CAMEROON, CAPE VERDE, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHAD, COMOROS, CONGO, CÔTE D’IVOIRE, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, DJBOUTI, EGYPT, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, ERITREA, ETHIOPIA, GABON, THE GAMBIA, GHANA, GUINEA, GUINEA-BISSAU, KENYA, LESOTHO, LIBERIA, LIBYA, MADAGASCAR, MALAWI, MALI, MAURITANIA, MAURITIUS, MOROCCO, MOZAMBIQUE, NAMIBIA, NIGER, NIGERIA, RWANDA, SÃO TOMÉ AND PRINCIPE, SENEGAL, SEYCHELLES, SIERRA LEONE, SOMALIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SUDAN, SOUTH SUDAN, SWAZILAND, TANZANIA, TOGO, TUNISIA, UGANDA, ZAMBIA, & ZIMBABWE

Our Africa team exists to connect with, encourage & support the hundreds of thousands of small group point people & ministry leaders in Africa. To help us serve on this continent, email steve@smallgroupnetwork.com.

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Manie Groenewald
Southern Africa Regional Leader
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Arnold Kirubi
East Africa Regional Leader
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Oluwadare (Joseph) Kolawole
West Africa Regional Leader
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North Africa Regional Leader
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Central Africa Regional Leader
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Oceania Team
AUSTRALIA, FIJI, KIRIBATI, MARSHALL ISLANDS, MICRONESIA, NAURU, NEW ZEALAND, PALAU, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, SAMOA, SOLOMON ISLANDS, TUVALU, TONGA, & VANUATU

Our Oceania team exists to connect with, encourage & support the hundreds of thousands of small group point people & ministry leaders in Oceania. To help us serve this region, email tracey@smallgroupnetwork.com.

Tracey Ware
Oceania Director
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South Asia Team
BANGLADESH, BHUTAN, INDIA, MALDIVES, NEPAL, PAKISTAN, & SRI LANKA

Our South Asia team exists to connect with, encourage & support the hundreds of thousands of small group point people & ministry leaders in Asia. To help us serve on this continent, email dharshan@smallgroupnetwork.com.

Dharshan Fernando
South Asia Director
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East Asia Team
CHINA, JAPAN, NORTH KOREA, SOUTH KOREA, MONGOLIA, & TAIWAN

Our East Asia team exists to connect with, encourage & support the hundreds of thousands of small group point people & ministry leaders in East Asia. To help us serve this region, email our director at sean@smallgroupnetwork.com.

Sean Lee
East Asia Director
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Do Youl Kim
South Korea Regional Leader
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SouthEast Asia Team
BRUNEI, CAMBODIA, INDONESIA, LAOS, MALAYSIA, MYANMAR, PHILLIPPINES, SINGAPORE, THAILAND, & VIETNAM

Our Southeast Asia team exists to connect with, encourage & support the hundreds of thousands of small group point people & ministry leaders in Southeast Asia. To help us serve this region, email our director at danielang@smallgroupnetwork.com

Daniel Ang
Southeast Asia Director
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Dan Gunadi
Southern Regional Leader
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Peter Mang
Northern Regional Leader
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Eurasia Team
Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Tukmenistan, Turkey, & Uzbekistan

Our Eurasia team exists to connect with, encourage & support the hundreds of thousands of small group point people & ministry leaders in Eurasia. To help us serve this region, email our director at mattpage@smallgroupnetwork.com

Matt Page
Eurasia Director
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Europe Team
Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, & Yugoslavia

Our Europe team exists to connect with, encourage & support the hundreds of thousands of small group point people & ministry leaders in Europe. To help us serve this region, email our director at ben@smallgroupnetwork.com

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Europe Director
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Tihomir Tenev
Eastern Europe Regional Leader
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Southern Europe Regional Leader
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Northern Europe Regional Leader
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Western Europe Regional Leader
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Middle East Team
Bahrain, Cyprus, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, & Yemen

Thank you for your passion for the Middle East! Although we do not have any specific leaders yet to oversee this region, we are praying that God would send them so we can connect with, encourage & support the hundreds of thousands of small group point people & ministry leaders in this region! If you are interested in helping us to impact this area for Christ, please email steve@smallgroupnetwork.com

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Peter Mang

Northern Regional Leader

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

+95 9252899155

peter@petermang.com

Peter T. Mang is the founder and Managing Director of Peter Mang Company Limited, a private family enterprise that is a growing business as mission founded in March 2018. The Company seeks to provide services in livelihoods improvement and family empowerment, family healthcare and caregiver education, executive coaching and leadership development, executive education and professional development, professional psychotherapy and counseling, business solutions and management consulting, missional entrepreneurship ecosystem development, micro and small business development, professional web design and development solutions, and freelance services marketplace.

For more details about Peter T. Mang, please visit www.petermang.com

Tihomir Tenev

Eastern Europe Regional Leader

Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia

+359 89 9822722

tihomir@dovebulgaria.org

Tihomir Tenev was born and grew up in a pastors’ family. He graduated Bible collage in 1991 in England after which he joined a team in Bulgaria for a mass evangelism. In 1993 he started his ministry as a pastor in his native city – Sliven. In 1995 for the first time he heard about the cell church structure through small groups ministry and recognizes it as the strategy God gives for the church today. Tihomir's heart is to see the Church of Christ today strong and functioning in its full potential. He believes that a healthy church should be growing fathers and disciples who make other disciples and through whom the next generation will be able to receive at least a double portion. Tihomir also serves as Eastern Europe Regional Leader for the Small Group Network and he has started a movement of small groups all over Bulgaria with the heart of planting more and more churches through fathering and making disciples through the life of small groups ministry!

Matt Page

Eurasia Director

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus , Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

678 764-7488

mattpage@smallgroupnetwork.com

To help in this area, please email Matt

Matt has served the local church through Family Ministries, Global and Domestic Missions, and Small Groups since 2003. Currently he serves as the Groups Director / Pastor at Southside Church. His family has lived in Kentucky, Delaware, Ohio and currently resides in Atlanta, GA. One of the most influential moments in Matt’s life was his first mission trip, which was to Ivanovo Russia, where he fell in love with the people and culture of Russia. Recently he enjoyed spending time in Kyrgyzstan supporting local leaders who run a rehabilitation center. His passions in ministry are seen most clearly in discipleship and global ministry. He enjoys spending time with his wife Jazz and son Jude, exploring their city and trying new restaurants.

Dan Gunadi

Southern Regional Leader

Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore

909-489-4974

dan@smallgroupnetwork.com

Daniel Gunadi came to the US when he was 14 years old. He now lives in California with his wife, Win, and two sons and actively serves the Lord.
Dan is a Christian entrepreneur and serves as managing partners in several global companies, including a Founding Partner of the John Maxwell Team – an elite, global community of certified coaches, trainers, and speakers. Dan also founded the Accelerated US Relocation Services – an international educational company focus on providing immigrants with legal paths to US citizenship. Dan also involved actively with Global Impact Alliance, Inc. – an innovative technology company headquartered in Southern California. Dan serves as a Board member for Future Business Leaders of America - a non-profit educational association for middle school, high school, and collegiate students who are interested in developing their leadership skills, learning more about the free enterprise system and giving back to the community. Dan is currently serving as a Ministry (301) Champion and Small Group Community Leader at Saddleback Church.

Daniel Ang

Southeast Asia Director

626-345-4443

danielang@smallgroupnetwork.com

To help in this area, please email Daniel

Daniel is serving as an international community leader in Saddleback Church, California. He has been involved in small group for almost 20 years. He found his extended spiritual family and met his wife through small group. Being a small group host also brings him more connection to the church family. He’s also serving as a children leader in Bible Study Fellowship. He has a heart to serve for singles, marriage couple and children. His life purpose is to bring more young generations to experience and have personal relationship with God. Daniel and his wife, Anny, are both business owners and entrepreneurs. His family lives in Orange County, California.

Sean Lee

East Asia Director

China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan

949-232-5855

sean@smallgroupnetwork.com

To help in this area, please email Sean

Sean Lee, PH.D & MBA, has over 25 years’ experience specializing in global strategy and management, board advisement and C-level executive roles for multinational business enterprise, tech ventures and startups. He has been making devotional efforts to integrate Christian faith into business and work disciplines and for Great commissions. He has been making devotional efforts to integrate Christian faith into business and work disciplines and for Great commissions. He organized international seminars and business missions by working with missionaries around the world including Russia and Indonesia, China, Vietnam and Turkey, served a church mission committee developing policies and procedures and bi-annual mission conventions to mobilize Christian missions, participated in global leadership training of Global PEACE program at Saddleback church, served as a board member of Faith and Worklife, and has advised and mentored to MBA and business school program at Crowell school of Business of Biol University

JJ Jackson

Team Africa

jjjackson@harvest.co.za

JJ is a Steering Elder and Pastor of Small Groups at Harvest Christian Church, a resource Church in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. JJ heads up a Huddle as well as trying to aid as much of South Africa and the country to Share the resource and training to empower Small Group Leaders, and develop the SGN in the regions. He is passionate about sharing what God has taught us to empower the local churches, and align them with the vision of the local church. JJ is also a Coffee snob, surfer and has completed 5 full Ironman races.

Arnold Kirubi

East Africa Regional Leader

Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda

+254720849823

arnoldkirubi@gmail.com

Arnold serves as the Lead Pastor of Beulah Community Church in Kenya, and has led small groups ministry since 2003. He is passionate about helping believers mature in their faith and in their walk with Christ. Arnold will be working with pastors and churches in East Africa to help them develop spiritually healthy small groups. 

Manie Groenewald

Southern Africa Regional Leader

Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

+2782-770-7465

manie@smallgroupnetwork.com

Manie is leading the Lyttelton East Church on the southern side of the capitol, Pretoria, in South Africa. As the Country Leader for South Africa, Manie helps small group point leaders throughout the country to get excited about small group ministry in their respective churches, helps leaders to start new huddles and to get connected to one another for mutual support and sharing from their meaningful experiences around small group ministry. 

Mauricio A Rojas

Associate Latin America Director

+506-8845-4087

mauricio@smallgroupnetwork.com

Mauricio A Rojas Mauricio lives in Costa Rica and is a member of the Saddleback Church online community.   His passion is to serve God by supporting and equipping Pastors and Small Group Leaders in Latin America with the tools and training that will allow them to develop healthier Small Groups while growing numerically.  He truly believes that Small Groups can make an impact in peoples lives, engaging them into a more profound relationship with God.  For over 4 years now, Mauricio and his wife have opened their home to host and lead a married couples Small Group.  Mauricio loves new technologies, but more importantly, he enjoys time with family and friends.  He and his wife Susy have two children, Marissa (13) and Isabella (11); they enjoy being outdoors and going out to dinners as a family.

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Dennis Funk

Eastern Canada Regional Leader

Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec

519-660-8465

dennissf@navigators.ca

Dennis serves as the Director of Ministry Resources & Small Groups Network for The Navigators of Canada. He oversees the Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime provinces.

Adam Workman

SoCal/ Hawaii Regional Leader

Hawaii, Southern California

410-596-8714

aworkman@sandalschurch.com

Adam is the Small Groups Pastor at Sandals Church in Riverside, CA. He oversees the Southern California/Hawaii Region of the SGN.

Brian Brunke

South Central Regional Leader

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas

713-397-1693

brian.brunke@parkwayfellowship.com

Brian serves as an Operations Pastor for Small Groups at Parkway Fellowship Church, TX and an adjunct professor at the Bible Seminary in Katy, TX. As the South-Central Region Leader, he serves Texas and Louisiana state area. In his spare time, Brian enjoysspending time with his wife and three daugthers, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors hunting and fishing.

Heather Lee

Norcal/ NW Regional Leader

Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming

209-275-0720

heatherlee@crossroadsgrace.org

Heather is the Groups Director at Crossroads Grace Community Church in Manteca, CA. She is passionate about helping other grow and serves on our team as the Northern California Regional Leader. Heather loves coffee, time with friends and going on adventures! She and her husband Seth have two kids, Rudy (11) and Cassie (13); they enjoy being outdoors and making each other laugh.

Midwest Regional Leader

Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio

 

Greg Robins

314-413-6866

greg.robins@gatheringnow.org

Greg serves as the Discipleship Director at the Gathering in St. Louis. He is responsible for their small group ministry along with providing additional adult discipleship opportunities. He oversees the states of Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri.

Mark Kendall

North Central Regional Leader

Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

623-680-0866

mark.kendall@grace.church

Mark serves at Pastor of Spiritual Development at Grace Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota and is responsible for small group ministry, along with adult spiritual development. As North Central Region Leader he serves Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska.

Philip Byers

North America Director

940-453-5779

philip@smallgroupnetwork.com

To help in this area, please email Philip

Philip is the Executive Pastor at Historic church in Dallas, Texas where he pastors the small group ministry. God used small groups to greatly change his life. His greatest passion is to help people discover their identity and calling in Jesus and then live it out! 

Tracey Ware

Oceania Director

Australia, East Timor, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

+043-5531-523

tracey@smallgroupnetwork.com

To help in this area, please email Tracey

Tracey has a heart and passion for small group ministry which goes back to her teenage years. It was in a small group that she was mentored, challenged and encouraged in her Christian walk. She believes that small groups have amazing (often unleashed) potential to impact not only the local church but our world! ?Tracey is an ordained pastor and has had many years’ experience in small group ministry in both NSW and Victoria – (Australia). She is currently the Pastor for Life Groups at Syndal Baptist Church. She was a guest presenter at the Twelve Conference in April 2015, and also established the first SGN Huddle in Australia in Sept 2015. (Melbourne VIC). Tracey is married to David and has two young adult sons. 

Ben Benjamin

Europe Director

949-500-1973

ben@smallgroupnetwork.com

Ben is a native of Southern California and loves his wife, family, and the ocean. Ben has been blessed with the gift of innovation and the spirit of a connector. He & his wife have been involved with various ministry projects in Germany since 2015 and are passionate about serving the global church. He has a heart for communities seeking healthy relationships with Jesus and is excited to help build & support small group leaders in Europe.

Jeff Sobczak

Mountain Regional Leader

Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah

520-471-0414

Jeffsobczak1@gmail.com

Jeff and his wife Tracy have a daughter Christy and son-in-law Kyle and 3 grandchildren; Cruz (4), Knox (2) and newborn Kinsley (6-4-19). Their adult son Brandon entered heaven in November 2013 (He died from a deadly infection). Jeff has served as the small group point person/small group pastor at 2 churches in Tucson, Arizona. He has a Master of Ministry Leadership Degree from Rockbridge University. Jeff is also a Michigan State graduate; Tracy and he are avid Spartan basketball and football fans.

Kiersten Telzerow

North East Regional Leader

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington D.C.

724-216-3008

kiersten@smallgroupnetwork.com

Kiersten Telzerow lives in the Washington, D.C area with her husband, Matt, and their goldendoodle named Luna! Kiersten serves as the Small Group Director at one of the campuses at National Community Church and is a Master of Divinity student at Wesley Seminary through Indiana Wesleyan University. She loves being in community with people and learning about their stories. When Kiersten is not studying, her favorite thing to do is spending time with family and friends, trying new coffees, attending leadership conferences, or reading a new book. She loves all things small groups and believes that we were never meant to exist alone - community is always better! 

Southeast Region

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee

Central Region

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska

Western Canada Regional Leader

Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Yukon

Mexico Region

Mexico

Central American Region

Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama

North Andina Regional Leader

Colombia, Venezuela

South Andina Regional Leader

Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia

Southern Cone Regional Leader

Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay

Brazil Regional Leader

Brazil

Guianas Regional Leader

French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana

Caribbean Regional Leader

Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and The Caribbean Islands

Do Youl Kim

South Korea Regional Leader

sosan@smallgroupasia.com

Do Youl Kim is a church choir member, teaches high school students at Seoul Church, and serves as Elder and the head of the Church school. He was born and raised in a third-generation Christian family and serves as President of Hansung CBMC in Korea. He previously served as a Governor of Rotary club in South Korea as President of Hana Laser.

Andrea Minor

Connections Coordinator

949-609-8530

andream@saddleback.com

Over 25 years of ministry to small group leaders and staff, and a deep love of her personal small groups led Andrea Minor to SGN to help build and envision leaders and teams to grow and experience life change together. Leadership is Andrea’s first love and watching good leaders become great leaders of small groups ministries is the best part of her job. Serving under Steve and Derek at Saddleback Central is a joy and pleasure and sitting under Rick Warren’s visionary leadership is such a blessing. Andrea has been married to Rex for 37 years and they have 3 married adult children and two darling grandkids.

Randy Grimes

Author

(541) 430-2350

randygrimes.realtor@yahoo.com

Randy has been in small groups for over 35 years so it was just natural for him to focus his doctorate research project on how small groups are the “green-house” for spiritual growth. Randy loves small groups because during the lowest point in his life, his small group encouraged him and daily prayed for him. He also enjoys writing small group curriculum that focuses on boldly living your faith between the Sundays.

Africa Director

 

West Africa Regional Leader

Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, The Gambia

North Africa Regional Leader

Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Western Sahara

South Asia Director

Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, the Maldives

Southern Europe Regional Leader

Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Malta, Macedonia, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain

Northern Europe Regional Leader

Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom

Western Europe Regional Leader

Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland

Middle East Director

Bahrain, Cyprus, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, State of Palestine, Quatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Central Africa Regional Leader

Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, DRC, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon

David Holzmann

Twitter Manager

dholzmann@erbc.ca

David Serves as the Adult Group Life Associate at Ellerslie Road Baptist Church in Edmonton, Alberta. Up in the Great White Canadian North. He provides Leadership to Small Groups, Semester Groups, Young Adults, Social Media and Production Teams. He is a member of the Edmonton Area SGN Huddle. David is Passionate about Connecting people into relationship with one another, and into communities and teams. He believes in the life changing power of a strong authentic community of believers. David and his Wife Madi enjoy trying as many new restaurants as they can, and when not hitting up the latest spot David Enjoys Long-boarding and Boards Games.

Greg Anderson

Southeast Regional Leader

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee

954-556-4298

grega@calvaryftl.org

Greg currently serves as the Pastor of Community Life at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale. He and his wife Joannie have been enjoying life together since 1987. While raising three awesome kids, they have been blessed to serve together to support small group ministry in their local churches.  Greg also served in the development of Celebrate Recovery’s national network from 2001 - 2006.  When not hanging out with his grandkids, he most enjoys coaching football and building cool stuff in his garage.

Brian Naess

Midwest Regional Leader

Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio

614-580-8990

bnaess@violetbaptistchurch.org

Brian and his wife Sarah have three children (10, 12, and 15). They enjoy day trips, camping, and spending time with family and friends. Brian serves as the small groups pastor at Violet Baptist Church in Pickerington, Ohio. He loves small groups because he enjoys connecting people to community.

Oluwadare (Joseph) Kolawole

West Africa Regional Leader

Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, The Gambia

darekolawole@me.com

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Dharshan Fernando

South Asia Director

Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, the Maldives

(+94)77 7702 115

dharshan@smallgroupnetwork.com

Pastor Dharshan Fernando has been in full time ministry for over 30 years at People’s Church Assembly of God, Colombo Sri Lanka and currently serves as the Deputy Senior Pastor. Small Groups are synonymous with The People’s Church which has over 700 groups that meet weekly. As a missionary, he has been involved in church planting and missions both locally and overseas. He is also on the Council of Colombo Theological Seminary from where he obtained his Bachelor of Theology and Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies. He is married to Deepika who is also a pastor at People’s Church and leads Kidz Klubz - a community based children’s programme for those in the 4-14 window. They have two sons Dhilhan (22) and Dhanuk (20).

Cynthia Considine

Mid Atlantic Regional Leader

Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia

301-520-7725

cynthia@smallgroupnetwork.com

Cynthia serves as the Small Groups Coordinator at Grace Community Church in Fulton, Maryland. Cynthia serves the SGN by managing the Pinterest page, leading the Central MD Huddle and serving as the Atlantic Coast Regional Leader supporting the states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Cynthia lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her husband Darin and their puggle Hemingway.