Staff Directory

Don Parsons

Director for Global Partnership

Jeff Gage

Program Director

John Eichholz

Field Director

Brad Warren

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Stephen Bickley

International Trainer

Dave DeHaan

Director of Church Partnership

Michael McKittrick

Program Director

Wylan Swets

Tech Specialist

Craig Parro

President

Since joining Leadership Resources International in 1989, Craig directed its international ministry, and as of January 2010, he now serves as President. A graduate of TEDS (M.A., Mission), Craig is a stimulating teacher and has equipped and encouraged pastors and churches throughout the U.S., Latin America and Asia. Craig also serves on the Board of Directors of TOPIC (Trainers of Pastors International Coalition), an association of pastoral training organizations focused on accelerating pastoral training worldwide. Craig has authored articles appearing in several magazines. His first book, Unlikely Warriors, was published in 1992. He is also co-author of Finishing Well in Life and Ministry.

Bill Mills

Founder

Bill Mills is one of the founders of Leadership Resources International. His ministry began in youth work, where God gave him a heart for encouraging young people by teaching them the Bible. That same vision has remained through the development of our church conferences, pastoral training, and work with missions. Bill’s passion is still to bring the encouragement of the Scriptures to God’s people in order to equip them for ministry, and God has graciously allowed him to fulfill that passion through many hundreds of conferences throughout the world. Bill studied at North Park College, Northern Baptist Seminary, Luther Rice Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Two of Bill’s great joys are sharing this work with his life partner, Karen, and fishing with his two sons, Peter and Joel.

Todd Kelly

Global Ministries Director

Todd oversees the direction of all of Leadership Resources’ pastoral training venues around the world as well as LRI’s staff of international directors and teachers. Todd came to Leadership Resources in 2002, after 15 years of pastoral ministry in churches in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Illinois. Todd brought his appreciation for expository preaching and a conviction of the life-giving power of God’s Word to his task of shaping Leadership Resources’ curriculum early on. Since then, he has encouraged and equipped pastors in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and has played a key role in forming crucial partnerships with other missions organizations in our common effort of training national pastors. Todd enjoys spending time with his family and catching King Salmon in the Kenai River of Alaska.

Tim Sattler

Tim Sattler

International Training Director

Tim’s greatest passion in ministry is for the exposition of God’s word with application from His heart for the church and the lost. He enjoys leading, equipping, and encouraging other pastors in their ministry of the Word. Tim provides strategic direction and training for our staff of international trainers and curriculum writers, and oversees the implementation of pastoral training around the world.

Paul Adams

Curriculum Coordinator Curriculum Team

Don Couwenhoven

Program Director

Doug Dunton

Regional Director - Africa

Kevin Halloran

Content Strategist / International Trainer - Latin America

Tim Henry

Finance Director

God led Tim Henry to Leadership Resources in 2014 after a 22 year career in program and executive leadership at a mature Chicago not-for-profit. Tim finds it greatly encouraging to be able to serve with his gifts and experience in a ministry that God is using so powerfully to advance his kingdom in the nations.

Tom Hill

Conference Coordinator

David Horecny

Production Coordinator

Melanie Lachcik

Director of Partnership Engagement

Melanie has a passion to use her skills and abilities to impact the Kingdom. God led her to do just that at Leadership Resources in 2012. Melanie serves the partners at Leadership Resources by connecting them to the work they have invested in. She enjoys talking with people and sharing her passion about how individuals can make an eternal impact through missions. She and her husband have settled into the Chicagoland area after moving from Michigan where she grew up.

Jeff Lampos

Assistant to the President

Sean Martin

Program Director - TNT Europe

Karen Mills

Assistant to the Founder

Tom Newton

Church Partner Coordinator

Joe Paglia

Director of Global Operations

Patricio Paredes

Regional Director - Latin America

Phil Smith

Executive Director

While pastoring a church in Southeast Alaska, Phil started training pastors with LRI in Far East Russia.  Through those trips he caught the vision and need for pastoral training internationally. After 10 years pastoring in Alaska, he joined LRI in 2013 as LRI’s Global Ministries Field Director, shepherding and overseeing LRI’s international regional directors and their teams. In 2017 he took on the role of Interim Executive Director to provide leadership for the restructuring of LRI’s growing organization and ministry.

Juan Torres

Program Director

Gloria Twietmeyer

Event Volunteer Coordinator

Cory Van De Griend

Director of Communications & Technology