Cris Doornbos is a 35-year veteran in the Christian communication world on world, and he has been the CEO of David C Cook for the last twelve years, serving church leaders worldwide to raise up the next generation of disciples. His efforts have taken David C Cook, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, from five international ministry partners in eighteen countries to 127 partners in 142 countries. He travels the world, working with government officials and non-governmental organizations, pastors, worship leaders, and local lay leaders in order to better understand their needs and determine if David C Cook can serve those needs.
“The local church is God’s Plan A, and there is no Plan B,” says Cris. “Developing resources with local leaders for local leaders use is what we do. We’re not just sending our current products globally; we’re actually co-producing those materials glocally to be er meet the needs of the local church around the corner and around the world.”
Cris has faithfully attended New Life Church for 12 years, serves as an Elder and is active in other areas of leadership and church discipleship.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Cris still carries a sense of pride for the city and great hope for its future. He and Trudy, his wife of 34 years, have two married adult children, and one granddaughter. He is a certified scuba diver, waterskies a slalom course, and enjoys snow skiing, hiking and motorcycling the mountains of Colorado.
President, Integrity Music
A 25-year music industry veteran, Jonathan Brown (better known as JB) serves as President of Integrity Music, David C Cook’s global music division. JB joined Integrity in 2012 as the Managing Director of our European operation and Integrity’s Vice President of International before moving to his current role in 2017.
Throughout his career, JB has worked with artists and songwriters like Rend Collective, Tim Hughes of Worship Central, Martin Smith, Matt Redman and Stuart Townend. JB held posts at Word Records (UK) before forming Fierce! Distribution and was part of the team that established global platforms for artists such as Delirious?, Graham Kendrick, Moya Brennan and others.
JB is a focused, passionate and highly energized marketing creative, with a heart to curate and amplify worship songs and artistry for every tribe, nation and tongue. His heart’s desire is to facilitate highways around the world for songs to travel beyond their own language and national boundaries.
Beyond the titles, accolades and achievements, JB is most energized by helping people worldwide experience the manifest presence of God. In JB, you’ll find someone who is just as likely to bring strategy to an idea as he is to shed tears when a song connects with his heart.
JB and his wife Jenny have been married for nearly 25 years. They, along with their four children (Benjamin, Ethan, Joy-Lily & Reuben) and dog Rosy, recently relocated from the UK to Nashville, TN.
Throughout a career that spans a massive technology conglomerate, several remarkable government institutions, and a life-giving nonprofit, Jon’s hallmark has always been leading diverse teams to remarkable results through unrelenting innovation. “Be it Apple, the Air Force, or Compassion, Int’l, I have been incredibly fortunate associated with people devoted to realizing their potential for enormous impact. We always focus on getting out of our own way to really dream a little,” says Jon.
In many ways, the people of David C Cook are living out those values. “This is a unique place – a nonprofit ministry dedicated to serving people both around the corner and around the globe. We are poised – always – to make radical changes to our mission based on the developing needs of those we serve. It is a privilege to work alongside exceptional people in striving each day to deliver real, lasting impact.”
Few people are blessed to work at the intersection of publishing, technology, mission and ministry in a place with the courage to attempt what hasn’t been done. “It is terribly exciting place to be, for a time such as this.”
Jon lives with his family in Colorado. When he is exceptionally lucky, he cooks dinner for them next to a beach following a long day of scuba diving.
Scott Miller joined David C Cook in 1997, originally as Chief Comptroller, arriving with 12 years professional experience at Price Waterhouse, Hewlett-Packard, and Deluxe Corporation. With a BA from the University of Delaware and an MBA in Finance from Cornell, Scott has invested 20 years teaching graduate level finance courses at a local University.
As part of his executive operational responsibilities at DCC, Scott’s role is to oversee Finance, Accounting, Operations and Legal. “Motivation is easy to come by working at David C Cook,” Scott says, “knowing that what we do every day equips the local church around the world to teach millions about Jesus.”
A 16-year veteran of the Microsoft Corporation, Sean Everhart joined David C Cook in 2013, bringing with him a wide range of technology experience from engineering and support to strategic consulting and technical sales. Sean holds a BS in Computer Science from Wake Forest University.
“Being part of something that makes a difference for the kingdom of God on a daily basis here at David C Cook was an opportunity too compelling to pass up,” Sean says. “This opportunity at David C Cook gives me the chance to combine my passion for technology with my desire to serve and make a lasting impact in our world.”
Sean is currently a partner with Apps for the Greater Good, a community-focused group that provides affordable technology solutions to individuals facing physical and cognitive disabilities, and serves on the board of directors for Bridges Christian College. Sean and his wife, Laura, have four young children and have always been active in the local church and non-profits.
Having lived on four continents and worked in 30 different countries, it’s only logical that Gary Hopwood’s dedication to global outreach translates well into his professional life. Joining David C Cook in 2010, Gary has been our “feet on the ground” in Beijing, China, for the past three years, developing ministry, publishing, marketing and distribution strategies for print and digital resources.
With a graduate degree in business from Northwestern in Chicago and decades of international business and ministry experience, including 18 years at United Parcel Service and various positions at Perimeter Church in Atlanta, Gary excels at building and managing teams in rapidly changing economic and technological environments. “After almost ten years in Beijing, living stateside is a big change,” Gary says. “But I’m excited about the opportunity to help lead David C Cook’s focus on equipping local churches on a global scale with discipleship and worship resources.”
Gary and his wife, Lissa, who first met at Wheaton College, have three grown children: Ben, who is married and working in China; Stephen, who serves overseas with the United States Navy; and Rebecca, a registered nurse in Nashville, TN, who is married and has one daughter, Adalyn. When he is not traveling internationally, Gary enjoys swimming, wilderness camping and is looking forward to long motorcycle rides in the Rocky Mountains.
Mrs. Beth GuckenbergerView Full Bio
Mrs. Beth Guckenberger
Beth Guckenberger holds double honor degrees from Indiana University. She and her husband Todd left their hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio in 1997 to begin the international arm of Back2Back Ministries Inc, a leader in orphan care where they currently serve as Executive Directors. They have lived internationally for seventeen years, returning recently to the States and traveling frequently to the Back2Back sites in Jos, Nigeria, Hyderabad, India, Cancun, Monterrey, and Mazatlan, Mexico and Port au Prince, Haiti.
Beth is an author, radio show host, conference speaker and mother to ten children. An avid reader and lifelong student, Beth enjoys fine literature and quotes from great minds, however, lately her favorite quotation is, “Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says, “Oh Crap! She’s up!“
Beth joined the David C Cook Board of Trustees in June 2013 and serves as Chair of the Ministry Advancement Committee as well as a member of the Donor Development Committee.
Dr. Robert HeadView Full Bio
Dr. Robert Head
Robert L Head, Ph.D has an impressive background which includes many years of experience in education and banking. He most recently retired as the 17th president of Rockford University (2008-2016). He was previously president of the Urbana University in Ohio and a vice president at Benedictine University in Illinois. He served as vice president for trust services at Toledo Trust Company, in Ohio, and vice president for trust services at Northern Trust Company in Chicago during the 80s and 90s. Dr. Head and his wife, Sheryl, have three adult children.
Dr. Head has served on many boards including Swedish American Health System, Keith Country Day School, the Golden Apple Foundation, the Rockford Rotary Club, Alignment Rockford, Blackhawk Area Council Boy Scouts of America, The Rockford Chamber of Commerce, Kobe College Corporation, the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities, and the Associated Colleges of Illinois. He has served as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 9 and was a member of the Steering Committee for Transform Rockford.
Robert originally joined the Cook Board in June of 2016. He serves on the Finance & Audit Committee and the Ministry Advancement Committee.
Mr. Todd RankinView Full Bio
Mr. Todd Rankin
Todd Rankin currently serves as CEO/Managing Member of Provident Investment Company, LLC, an investment firm based in Boulder, Colorado. Todd consults regularly with senior executives who operate portfolio companies on a regular basis, advising them on matters related to governance, strategic planning, capitalization, mergers and acquisitions and human resource management. Prior to working in the field of principal investment, Todd worked as an attorney in the areas of securities law, corporate finance and venture capital finance.
In addition to serving on a large number of for-profit boards of directors, Todd currently serves as Chairman of the Board of United World Mission, Chair of the Board Development and Finance Committees of Overseas Council and is active as an alumni board volunteer in a variety of capacities with Harvard University and Harvard Business School. He serves as an elder at his local church, which he co-founded.
In his free time, Todd enjoys endurance mountain bike racing, ultra-marathon running and triathlon. He has been married for 27 years to his wife, Celia. They have one daughter, Faith, who is 17 years old.
Mr. Rankin joined the Cook Board in June of 2014 and serves on the Finance & Audit and Governance Committees.
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Mr. Denny Johnson
Denny is active on several Boards of Directors within his community including Founder and Chairman of the Board of Kids-Around-the-World and he is Past Chairman of the Board of Swedish American Health System. Denny also served as a Board member of Bank One and Rockford College. He attended Bethel University in St. Paul, MN and J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Evanston, IL.
Denny joined the Cook Board in 2007 and after a one year hiatus in 2013, he returned to Trustee service in 2014. Denny is active as a Committee Chairman for the Finance & Audit Committee as well as his dedication to the work of the Executive Committee.
Denny and his wife, Evie, have three children and eight grandchildren, all living in Rockford, IL.
Mr. Joseph (Joe) KochView Full Bio
Mr. Joseph (Joe) Koch
Mr. Koch is the Managing Director of Oxford Mountain LLC, a privately owned agricultural and investment firm. He is also the retired President and Chief Operating Officer for Fellowes, Inc, Itasca, Illinois, a 4th generation family business which is a global leader in office products. Prior to his tenure at Fellowes, Joe was a Senior Vice President for Bank of America and Bank of America Securities. He is also a Director of Overseas Council, Indianapolis, Indiana and the VP of Strategic Planning for the Central Region of the Boy Scouts of America. Joe holds a BS in economics, Magna Cum Laude, from Miami University and a MM in finance and marketing from Northwestern University.
Joe has been an active supporter of David C Cook for over two decades and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He and his wife, Paige, now enjoy life in Park City, Utah.
Mr. Greg LucidView Full Bio
Mr. Greg Lucid
Greg earned a recording engineering degree from Full Sail University and then later earned his degree from Asbury University in Mass Communications/Media Management. Over his 15-year short career, Lucid has helped guide the careers of two out of the three best-selling female solo artists in CCM history – Sandi Patty and CeCe Winans in addition to many other talented artists. More than a manager, Greg bypassed traditional channels to create unique paths to the marketplace with various faith based content that he brokered/created with his Lucid creative team. To date his innovative approach has generated twelve #1 chart-topping records that he either executive produced or distributed, and continues to create brands in the faith based marketplace. Donning his “Executive Producer cap“, Lucid has not only won a Dove Award, for helming the platinum selling DVD, Mark Schultz – Live: A Night of Stories and Songs, but most recent he’s captured the attention of the movie world too with his Executive Producer work on Harris III’s innovated short film, “Entangled.“ “I am not conventional in the way I work a business deal or create a new product,“ Greg explains, “I just look for those who promote the Creator, then I promote them, creatively.“
Greg joined the David C Cook Board of Trustees on June 2014. He also serves as a member of the Donor Development and Ministry Advancement Committees. Greg and his wife, Melissa, have five children and live in Nashville, TN.
Dr. David Metcalf II, PhDView Full Bio
Dr. David Metcalf II, PhD
As an independent researcher, analyst and consultant, Dr. David Metcalf combines business sense and technology efficiencies to provide effective results. His approach has saved companies millions of dollars while guiding business transformations for learning organizations. Specific areas of focus include: learning business strategy, performance measurement, operational excellence, outsourcing, blended learning and mobile learning.
David joined the Cook Board in June 2012. He serves as Chairman of the Finance/Audit Committee and serves on the Executive Committee and the Technology & Digital Development Committee.
David and his wife Katy along with their two children, Adam and Andrew enjoy life in Merritt Island, FL.
Dr. David RogersView Full Bio
Dr. David Rogers
David is currently a Research Associate, Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab at the Institute for Simulation & Training. David is an extremely well traveled and talented individual having attended John Hopkins’ Center for Talented Youth. During high school, David won national level speech and debate competitions, became an Eagle Scout, and earned the highest SAT scores in the history of the boarding school. He is a graduate of the Air Force Academy.
After managing the Aid & Development program in Southern Sudan, David returned to the US to pursue an advanced degree studying philosophy and anthropology and received his PhD in 2013.
David originally joined the Cook Board in November 2009 and has been on hiatus. He serves as Chair of the Technology/Digital Development Committee and serves on the Executive Committee and the Ministry Advancement Committee.
Mr. John RoteView Full Bio
Mr. John Rote
John joined the Cook Board in 2006 and served as Chairman of the Board from 2009 to 2012. He currently serves as Chairman of the Donor Development Committee and also serves as a member of the Executive Committee as well as the Ministry Advancement Committee.
John spent 28 years in Global Advertising and General Management at Procter & Gamble and SC Johnson before he and his wife, Cindy, decided to take a leap into full time Kingdom work. John is the Chief Advancement Officer at Overseas Council in Indianapolis, Indiana. John’s wife, Cindy, is a full-time volunteer for Overseas Council. Cindy and John are blessed with 4 daughters, all of whom graduated (or will graduate) with various degrees from Belmont University in Nashville, TN.
He received his undergraduate degree from Penn State University and a Masters in Business degree from the Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University.