Bob Jepsen Executive (retired), ExxonMobil Corporation

bobjepsen@gocorps.org

Bob Jepsen recently retired from ExxonMobil after 34 years of service in the Refining and Supply business. He and his wife, Pat, were both trained as engineers, and have two grown children who traveled with them on assignments in the US, Brussels and Singapore. Bob's has multiple connections with evangelical organizations, which he and Pat continue to actively support today. They are excited about how God is using GoCorps to enable under-utilized resources to be part of His plan to reach the world. Bob and Pat live in Whitefish, Montana and love hosting visitors to enjoy God's spectacular creation.

George Bache Engineer Consultant, Bache Consulting

georgebache@gocorps.org

George Bache is a consultant and educator in the engineering field.  Previously, George has served as the executive pastor at Bethel Church (Richland, Washington) and as the director of the Institute of Outreach Ministries at Azusa Pacific University. While at Azusa Pacfic University, George did extensive study and research of the short term mission movement in the US and out of that helped to initiate the first of its kind campus based mid-term missions pathway called HISyears, helping the university to provide a wholistic ministry of missions mobilization. George has two grown daughters and he and his wife live in Richland, Washington.

Jolene Erlacher Founder, Leading Tomorrow

joleneerlacher@gocorps.org

Jolene is the daughter of missionaries. She became passionate about mobilizing the next generation for ministry while working at North Central University in Minneapolis, MN. Her book, Millennials in Ministry, addresses the challenges and opportunities of young adults today who desire to work in the church or missions.  Leading Tomorrow is the company Jolene founded to help churches, non-profits and businesses effectively engage and equip younger generations. Jolene has a doctorate in leadership from the University of St. Thomas and continues to teach online courses for NCU and Wilson College. Jolene is married to Matt; they have two young daughters and are based in NC. 

Paul Van Der Werf Executive Director, GoCorps

paul@gocorps.org

Paul Van Der Werf caught a vision for the least reached and global poor after going on a short term mission trip while  a sophomore at Wheaton College. Since then he's lived and ministered in the Red Light District of Amsterdam for a year right after college and then moved to border town in Mexico to do ministry and development for four years.  He has traveled to all 50 states and has been to over 40 countries. He's passionate about college students finding the place where their passions intersect with God's global purpose.  Paul founded GoCorps in 2009.  He is married to Julia and they have two young sons and are based in Minneapolis, MN.

Rebekah Basinger Founder, Basinger Consulting

rebekahbasinger@gocorps.org

Rebekah Burch Basinger is an independent consultant for board development and fundraising who works mostly with faith-based nonprofits and ministry organizations. Over the years, her consulting practice has been enriched by her experiences on the boards of numerous organizations, beginning with her children’s daycare center, extending to MAP (Medical Assistance Programs) International, ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability), MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International, and continuing today with GoCorps.

Rebekah received a B.A. in English from Trinity College, Deerfield, Ill., a master’s in English from Wichita (Kan.) State University, and holds a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from Temple University. She and her husband, Randall, live in Dillsburg, PA, and are the parents of two adult sons and grandparents of six exceptional grandchildren. 

Thai Lam Director, Luke18 Project

thailam@gocorps.org

Thai Lam is the Director of the Luke18 Project, a campus prayer and missions movement and is a part of the leadership team of IHOP-KC. His passion and work is focused on establishing a culture of prayer and worship and lifestyle of discipleship and missions on college campuses and is committed to calling a generation to wholehearted allegiance to and radical pursuit of Jesus. Originally from San Francisco, Thai attended the University of California, Berkeley where he came to know Jesus as Savior and Lord. Before transplanting to Kansas City in 2008, Thai pioneered and led campus ministries at various campuses in California and also helped plant BayPointe Church in San Jose, California. Thai and his wife Angela have three children are based in Kansas City.