Ben and Annette Homan

Key Leaders

A Letter from Ben Homan

Blessings on you!

Langham Partnership’s deep relationships with key global church leaders helped launch a dialogue, out of which grew an audacious path that has called Langham into an historic expansion – over 100% since 2016. The call to expand Langham’s work meant that we needed to turn to the Lord for $40.8M in resources, beyond the extraordinary provision that we see each year!

And I have good news. There is only $1M left to go “All In for the Global Church!” Wow! And time for us to indeed sing, “Praise God from whom all blessings flow!”

We would love to invite you to sing along and even consider becoming a part of this historic expansion.

If you decide, prayerfully, to help on this “final stretch” of the “All In” campaign of Langham Partnership, your impact will be felt in more than 85 countries around the world. Whether you give $500, $5,000, or $50,000, and/or include Langham in your will, your generous gift will multiply the number of faithful pastors in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

In this website, you will learn more about this effort. We’ll also be reaching out to share more of how God is at work. If you have questions, please reach out to our “All In” campaign director, Craig Hoffman (

“All In for the Global Church” is a bold initiative in response to the most urgent need of the church around the world: more biblically trained leaders and resources to proclaim Christ. But this global need requires a global response—and that’s why we invite you to make a gift and say, “I’m All In for the Global Church!”

Ben Homan


Ben Homan


Before joining Langham Partnership in 2010, Ben served for nearly a decade as president of a Christian relief and development organization where he led assessment teams to Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan’s Darfur region, and other devastated zones of the world. Prior to that, he taught at UC Irvine and was a vice-president at Covenant Theological Seminary. In 2006, Ben was appointed by the White House to a Congressional Commission tasked with recommending reforms for the whole of U.S. foreign assistance. Ben and his wife, Annette, live in Whitefish, MT, and have three children.

Jack Degrenier


In his 30+ years in development and vision implementation, Jack has served ministries like Greater Europe Mission, Partners in Christ, and Food for the Hungry, where he spent 12 years before joining Langham. He has a master’s in educational administration, and he helped start a Christian school that still provides students a strong biblical foundation today. Jack and his wife, Debbie, have three adult children and nine grandchildren. They live in Cave Creek, Arizona.

Carolyn Slavik


Carolyn joined the Langham Partnership team in 2003 as a project manager for the Scholars program. She went on to serve as Scholar Director for three years before becoming Vice President for Operations and Development in 2005. Prior to joining Langham, Carolyn had a long career in high tech, primarily focused on customer relationship management. Carolyn lives in Napa, CA, where she attends The Father’s House church. She has four adult children and ten grandchildren.

Craig Hoffman

Director – Growth Campaign and Strategic Planning, Langham Partnership USA.

Since 2016, Craig has directed Langham Partnership’s global long-term strategic planning and the All In Growth Campaign that is propelling it. Prior to that, Craig helped lead an engineering missions organization, taking multi-disciplinary teams to design hospitals, orphanages and infrastructure projects for ministries in 30+ developing world countries. Craig has served as chairman of the Association of Christian Relief and Development organizations, has a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, and started his career as a Civil Engineer with ExxonMobil. He and his wife Susanne reside in Colorado with their four children.

Riad Kassis


Riad has been the international director of the scholars program since 2012 and is a Langham Scholar himself, having completed his PhD studies at Nottingham University, UK. He served as the International Director for the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE) for seven years before leaving to focus more on his role with Langham. He also served as a regional director with the Overseas Council International-USA. He is a respected lecturer and author in Arabic and English, as well as a visiting professor at The Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Lebanon. He lives with his wife, Izdihar, in Lebanon, and they have two adult children.

Paul Windsor


Paul was raised in a missionary family in India. After seminary at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (US), he returned to his native New Zealand to serve as a pastor, a lecturer, and then principal of Carey Baptist College. He joined Langham Partnership in 2008. Since 2013 he has served as director of Langham Preaching, equipping leaders who nurture preaching movements around the world. Until 2020, he and his wife, Barby, were based in Bangalore, India — but the arrival of COVID-19 took them home, where they enjoy their five adult children and seven grandchildren.

Chris Wright

Global Ambassador, Langham Partnership International

Chris is a respected theologian and award – winning author of 30+ books, including the critically acclaimed The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative. His most recent book is The Great Story and the Great Commission (Baker, 2023). Chris and his wife, Liz, live in London and have four grown children and eleven grandchildren. Chris and Liz belong to All Souls Church, Langham Place, in London, the church where Langham Partnership’s founder, John Stott, was rector emeritus.

Board of Directors

Don Brown  
President/CEO, Family Office Wealth Management Consulting Services
Orlando, FL

Joel Carpenter, Chair
Retired Provost and Professor, Calvin University
Chicago, IL

Lynn Cohick
Provost/Dean & Professor, Northern Seminary
Elmhurst, IL

Earle “Chip” Combs IV 
President, E. M. Combs & Son
Barrington, IL

Bob Crawford
Attorney, Crawford Maunu PLLC
Appley Valley, MN

Jenny Cromartie
Teacher, Rivendell School
Arlington, VA

Eidi Cruz-Valdivieso
Director of Higher Education Engagement, 
Ashoka: Innovators for the Public Washington DC

Benjamin Homan (ex-officio)
President, Langham Partnership USA
Whitefish, Montana

Stanley John 
Professor of Intercultural Studies,
Alliance Theological Seminary
Bronx, New York

Ilya Manzyuk
Executive Pastor, Genesis Church
Roseville, CA

Margaret Mwenda
Chief Operating Officer, Calvin Theological Seminary
Grand Rapids, MI

Brad Palmer, Vice-Chair 
Principal, Cross Street Partners
West Chester, PA

Santiago Proaño
Senior Manager Product Marketing, Compassion International
Tempe, AZ

John Rain
Retired Attorney, Thompson & Knight, LLP 
Dallas, TX

John C. Swanson, Secretary (ex-officio)
Retired School Administrator
Carol Stream, IL

Thomas Tolleson
Financial Planner, Wellspring Financial Services
Atlanta, GA

Luder Whitlock
Retired, Seneff Family Foundation; The CNL Charitable Foundation
Orlando, FL