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David Aikman, Founder & Member of the Executive Committee – Washington, D.C.

Former senior correspondent and foreign correspondent for TIME Magazine, David currently freelances in print, radio, and televison, writes books, and has been a consultant on foreign policy for a number of organizations, including the U.S. State Department.

Julia Bicknell
– London, England

Julia currently trains journalists in developing countries for the BBC World Service Trust, after 24 years experience in BBC international broadcasting (BBC World TV, News 24 and World Service Radio). She also holds a Diploma in Coaching from the Oxford and Cambridge Exam Board. Her radio & TV experience includes all genres and programme formats: as a team leader, producer, presenter and reporter, and she’s been a foreign correspondent for the Daily Telegraph.

Tony Carnes, Chair, Executive Committee- New York NY

Tony is Publisher & Editor of A Journey through NYC religions & Senior Writer for Christianity Today. His work and photos has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the London Telegraph, ABC World News Tonight, CBS’s 60 Minutes, and other American as well as international press. His books include New York Glory: religions in the city (with Anna Karpathakis) and Asian American Religions: the making and remaking of borders and boundaries (with Fenggang Yang).

Bret Dalton –
Black Forest, Colorado

Bret is the founder and president of The Dalton Group, an executive search and consulting firm. Bret is a West Point graduate. During his U.S. Army career Bret returned to West Point as an Associate Professor, teaching courses in leadership, motivation and organizational dynamics.

Steven David
– Bangalore, India

Steven is principal correspondent with India Today, the country’s largest news weekly. He reports on political and other contemporary issues.

Arne H. Fjeldstad, Chairman – Kristiansand, Norway

Arne has been a newspaper journalist, editor (in the Norwegian daily newspaper Aftenposten) and a magazine publisher for more than 30 years in as well as a part-time professor teaching journalism and communications. He is an ordained Lutheran minister having served in local parishes, with the Norwegian Inter Varsity (NKSS) and was the Editor for World Evangelization, the magazine of the Lausanne movement. Dr. Fjeldstad is currently the CEO of The Media Project ( .)

Gordon Govier,
Secretary – Madison, Wisconsin

Gordon is internet editor and media coordinator for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA in Madison, WI, and Region 6 Director for the Society for Professional Journalists. He is archaeology correspondent for Christianity Today and has been a columnist and contributor for the Capital Times daily newspaper and was a radio news broadcaster for more than 30 years. He is also news editor for a local Christian community internet portal called

Debbie Harmsen, Member of the Executive Committee – Dallas, Texas

Debbie is Editor-in-Chief of general non-fiction at BenBella Books, a successful boutique book publisher in Dallas, Texas, which has had two New York Times bestselling books since Debbie began there. Previously she was an Associate Editor of Fodor’s Travel at Random House, Associate Editor of Car & Travel of AAA NY, Associate Editor of AAA’s Michigan Living and Home & Away magazines, and Editor at Woodall Publications. At BenBella she works on a number of business titles as well as general interest non-fiction, including memoirs, health and nutrition books, and selp-help. At Fodor’s she edited and produced many travel guides, including an award-winning book on the national parks of the West. Some of her other volumes were Fodor’s Spain, Fodor’s New England, and Fodor’s Texas. She graduated with an MSJ from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a BA from Baylor University, and is currently working on her executive MBA through Baylor’s Dallas program. She has taught college classes in magazine editing, creative writing, and news reporting and writing.

Emeka Izeze – Lagos, Nigeria

Emeka is Editor-in-chief of The Guardian, Nigeria’s largest independent daily newspaper.

Huntley Paton, member of the Executive Committee –

Huntley is the Executive Editor of, based in North Carolina. He joined the San Francisco Business Times in 1986, when both were just getting started in journalism: The paper was a start-up and Paton was a cub reporter. Since then, he’s crisscrossed the country working for American City Business Journals in CincinnatiWashington, D.C.PittsburghCharlotteand Dallas as a reporter, managing editor, editor and publisher. He recently joined BizJournalsACBJ’s online media division, as executive editor.

Dominic Steele – Sydney, Australia

Dominic has spent ten years working in radio news in Sydney and now heads up Christians in the Media, a group of workers in the secular media. Dominic and his colleagues are working to encourage each other to grow in the love and knowledge of Jesus, to see friends come to know Jesus, and to be consistent Christians in their workplaces. Christians in the Media has five staff and also conducts a ministry to communications students.

Jaan Vaino
, Executive Director and Ex-officio – New York, New York

Jaan worked for CBS Broadcasting in New York for twenty-four years in management roles involving Finance, Marketing, Information Systems, Production Operations, Administration, and new business development. During twelve years at CBS News and CBS New Media, he helped to launch CBS News Productions, the (short-lived) CBS Eye On People cable network, and He also has been operator and part owner of a small-town radio station and a Vice President of Teachscape, an internet venture in teacher training.


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