Entrust Leadership

The Entrust Board of Directors is pleased to announce the transition of Chris Goree into the role of Entrust CEO.

We owe many thanks and deep appreciation to David Goodman for the 11 years in which he has provided godly leadership to Entrust. We are grateful for all that David and Nancy have poured into the ministry and staff – their lives, gifts, support and love. David accepted the role of CEO at a difficult time in Entrust's history and has provided stable and effective leadership that has enabled Entrust to move forward successfully in fulfilling the mission God has called Entrust to accomplish. We are all thankful that David and Nancy will continue to serve with Entrust. David will serve as special advisor to the CEO, and Nancy will work with Women-to-Women Ministry Training, where she has had significant success and influence. Together, David and Nancy will continue to help Entrust accomplish its mission. We look forward to celebrating David and Nancy's loving leadership with all Entrust staff at an online mini All-Staff Conference in May 2021.

As of October 23, 2020, Chris Goree has transitioned into the role of CEO. The Board is excited to see how God will use Chris to lead Entrust into the future. We believe that God has brought Chris and his wife Laurie to Entrust at an important time for our ministry and world. As the world continues to change at an even greater speed, the need for trained leaders who multiply leaders into future generations is even more critical. Chris' previous experience in training leaders will be extremely valuable as he provides leadership for the ministry and staff of Entrust. Laurie's training and experience will enable her to have a significant ministry to our staff and Entrust.

SENIOR STAFF

CEO Chris Goree

Chris came to faith in Christ as a child and was raised in a family that was dedicated to serving the Lord. Chris and his wife Laurie met through a campus ministry at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Chris practiced law in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for several years while leading ministries in his church and in their neighborhood. Those ministries led to God's calling to full-time ministry. Chris and Laurie moved back to Norman to lead campus ministries developing students into multiplying leaders around the world. Chris served on a regional leadership team overseeing ministry in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana. Laurie is on staff with Entrust as an organizational strategist. They have two married adult children.

COO Mark Huffman

In 2006, Mark and his family moved to Odessa, Ukraine, to plant churches and train the next generation of leaders and cross-cultural workers in the former Soviet Union. After planting two churches, as well as training and sending around 90 missionaries, God brought Mark and his wife, Kim, back to the U.S. in 2017 to continue serving on a broader global basis, with Entrust. As COO, Mark is responsible for the operation of all Entrust programs, and manages our program and regional directors. He and Kim live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

CFO Lynn Eber

Lynn received Christ through the ministry of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship in her sophomore year in college. She served nine years with Campus Crusade in England, Germany and the Czech Republic. After returning to the U.S., she earned an accounting degree, worked for a CPA firm and came to Entrust to serve as finance director. She also occasionally helps facilitate Entrust training as a mentor for Women-to-Women Ministry Training (WWMT). She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Douglas Adams

“My goal as a board member is to serve the Entrust community (including its leaders, staff members, supporters, support staff and friends) through prayer, policy making, financial support, providing of counsel and accountability as we work together to achieve our calling of multiplying church leaders..."

Mary M. Dean

“One of the first people Glenn and I supported right after we were married was an Entrust staff person. I became personally involved with Entrust as part of a team that traveled to Moscow, Russia for a long- term training project in partnership with the Russian Baptist Union…”

Chris Goree

“I am humbled and excited to serve the Entrust community. The Lord used Psalm 105:1 to call me into full-time Christian service. ‘Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; make known among the nations what He has done.’ I know of no other ministry that better embraces…”

Richard D. Harig

“I lived in Vienna with my family from 1992-1994, where our closest friends were Entrust staff. I got to know the ministry through those on the ground doing the good work of Entrust. After leaving Vienna, I realized the Lord’s purpose in having us there was to meet the people of Entrust..."

Ernest Jaffarian

“Multiplying leaders for multiplying churches.  God has called Entrust to respond to a clear need in His work and plan and I’m honored to be allowed to participate.  It is my prayer that the giftedness and experience that God has graced me with in business can be used to assist the ministry...”

Dr. Andrew B. Seidel

“I am excited to be part of Entrust because Entrust is an innovative ministry to church leaders in many areas of the world. My particular passion is the training of pastors in countries where pastoral training is difficult to obtain; my focus is providing training in pastoral ministry and leadership.”

Dr. Joy Dahl

“Entrust has an incredible legacy of training and equipping leaders around the world to effectively train and send others into their communities and workplaces. It is truly an honor to serve in the mission of this organization. I appreciate the fact that integrity and accountability…”

Dr. Lydia Floren

“Entrust is made up of compassionate, godly people who are focused on communicating God's truth to the world in a culturally sensitive way. I appreciate the fact that the organization is managed responsibly and with integrity.”

Dr. Roger Gulick

“In 1986, the president of Entrust asked my wife and I to travel with him behind the Iron Curtain and do some teaching of church leaders who could not get biblical and theological training other than through Entrust. I saw the hunger these men had to be better equipped to lead in their churches..."

Timothy J. Hogan

"My connection with Entrust began when a mentor asked me to join him in the Czech Republic for a training session. From that experience, I recognized Entrust’s strategic mission to train those who desperately need it, but who don’t have the resources to study abroad...”

Terry A. Klare

“My wife and I have known and supported missionaries in various services throughout the U.S. and other places in the world. As I near the end of my work career, I desire to become more involved in cross-cultural ministry and play at least a small part in spreading God’s word to others...”

 

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