Leadership

Executive Leadership

Walter Kim became the president of the National Association of Evangelicals in January 2020. He also serves as pastor for leadership at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Virginia, after ministering for 15 years at Boston’s historic Park Street Church. Kim received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, his M.Div. from Regent College in Vancouver, and his B.A. from Northwestern University. He regularly speaks at college campuses, churches, retreats and symposia, particularly in the areas of biblical theology and cultural issues.

Heather Gonzales, NAE vice president and COO, has served the NAE since 2005, most recently as association director. Previously, she worked for IRI, an international democracy promotion organization; Africa Inland Mission in Namibia; and several congressional offices. She holds degrees in history and business management from Huntington College and a Masters of Liberal Studies from Georgetown University.

 

Galen Carey, NAE vice president of government relations, is responsible for representing the NAE before Congress, the White House and the courts. He works to advance the approach and principles of the NAE document, “For the Health of the Nation.” Before joining the NAE staff, Carey was a longtime employee of World Relief, the relief and development arm of the NAE, serving in Croatia, Mozambique, Kenya, Indonesia and Burundi. He received an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary.

Chaplain Steven E. West, executive director of the NAE’s Evangelical Chaplains Commission, served as an active duty chaplain in the U.S. Air Force. He served in the Air Force and Army for 41 years, retiring from his distinguished career as senior chaplain for Joint Base Langley/Eustis. He is a graduate of University of Mobile, New Orleans Theological Seminary, Alabama Theological Seminary and the Department of Defense Joint Staff College.

 

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Randall Bach
Open Bible Churches

Doug Clay
Assemblies of God

John Jenkins
First Baptist Church of Glenarden

Walter Kim
National Association of Evangelicals

Jo Anne Lyon
The Wesleyan Church

Johnnie Moore
The KAIROS Company

Steve Moore
NexLeader

Carl Nelson
Transform Minnesota

Deborah Smith Pegues
Confronting Issues

Ed Stetzer
The Billy Graham Center

Board of Directors

Emmanuel Agormeda
Ryan Alexander
Dana Allin
Scott Arbeiter
Ken Artz
John Ashmen
Randall Bach
Chris Ball
Jim Baucom
Doug Beacham
David C. Brown
Glenn Burris
Galen Carey
Randy Carter
Noel Castellanos
Filiamo Chambo
Timothy Clark
Doug Clay
Steven Cole
Clint Cook
Alan Cureton
Charlie Dates
Blaine Donaldson
Steve Douglass
Brian Eckhardt
Ted Esler
Wayne Evans
Doug Fagerstrom
Todd Fetters
Heather Gonzales
Larry Graber
Carl Greene
Nick Hall
Dan Hamil
Ron Hamilton
Gary Hartke
Chad Hayward
Randy Heckert
Tami Heim
Daniel Henderson
Michael Henderson
Mitchell Hescox
Bruce Hill
Timothy Hill
Kenneth Hodder
Shirley Hoogstra
John Hopler
Allen Hughes
John K. Jenkins
Jeffrey Jeremiah
Greg Johnson
Paula Johnson
Steve Jones
Walter Kim
Kevin Kompelien
Steve Lawson
Jo Anne Lyon
Nicole Martin
Kevin McBride
Johnnie Moore
Steve Moore
Don Morris
Shirley Mullen
Kermit Nash
Rich Nathan
Carl Nelson
William Nolte
Doug Nuenke
Daryl Nuss
Kimberly Reisman
Phu Pham
Scott Ridout
Larry Roberts
Alan Robinson
Rocky Rocholl
Samuel Rodriguez, Jr.
Philip Ryken
Gabriel Salguero
Alvin Sanders
Wayne Schmidt
Eric Skytte
Deborah Smith Pegues
Dorothy Smith
George Soltero
Rich Stearns
Ed Stetzer
Phil Strout
John Stumbo
Greg Surratt
Roy Taylor
Shannon Truelove
John Upton
Colin Watson
Roger Weaks
Steve West
Greg Williams
William Wilson
George Wood