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Major Bill Hurula, TechMission Board President

Major Hurula is the former Chief Financial Officer for the National Headquarters of the Salvation Army and currently serves as an Internal Auditor for The Salvation Army Western Territory. He also does financial consulting for nonprofit organizations in Western Michigan. A graduate of the Salvation Army College For Officer Training, Major Hurula has served the Salvation Army for over 40 years in numerous leadership positions across the country that updated and reorganized the Salvation Army’s financial systems. As a national project manager for the Salvation Army, Major Hurula led a national initiative called eQuip for Success, in conjunction with the Beaumont Foundation of America, to establish some 200 computer labs across the country to benefit the under-served in America. Major Hurula holds an MBA from Olivet Nazarene University.


Steve Nelson

Steven Nelson is Senior Director of External Relations at Harvard Business School. Most recently, Steve served as Executive Director of the MBA Program at Harvard Business School, where he oversaw the delivery of programs and services to 1,800 full-time students and 140 teaching faculty. Before that, as Executive Director of the Initiative on Social Enterprise, he led a major effort at HBS focused on the leadership, management, and governance of nonprofit organizations, and the role of business in society. Steve earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in chemistry, with a concentration in biochemistry and molecular biology. He currently serves on the board of The Harvard Cooperative Society (The COOP) and the Council of 125 at Gordon College, and previously as a director on the boards of the Northwestern Alumni Association, Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding, Project Bread, Daybreak, and the advisory boards of TechMission, Pura Vida Partners, and Victory Charter Schools in New York.


Dr. Melissa Patton

Dr. Melissa Patton is on Faculty with Eastern Florida State College where she teaches Psychology. She also serves as adjunct faculty with City Vision University and Eastern Tennessee State University. She is the President and CEO of the Patton Colsulting Group which provides evaluation, research, fund development and individual planning services to schools, public agencies and non-profit organizations. She received her EdD in Higher Ed Leadership and Organizational Change fromm Benedictine University, her MA in Community Counseling from Concordia University-Chicago and her BA in English/Creative Writing from Drake University.

Jeremy Del Rio

Jeremy Del Rio

Jeremy Del Rio, Esq. co-founded and directs 20/20 Vision for Schools, a movement to transform public education that launched in New York City in 2008, and connects, trains, and mentors youth workers regionally through Urban Youth Workers Institute and locally as the chair of the Coalition of Urban Youth Workers. He has consulted ministries and nonprofits since 2000; and directed Generation Xcel, a holistic youth center in Manhattan, from 1996-2006. Jeremy was the founding, bivocational youth pastor at Abounding Grace Ministries (1994-2004), and also worked as a corporate attorney in New York. He has contributed to four recent books, including Deep Justice in a Broken World (Zondervan/YS 2008) and The Justice Project (Baker Books 2009), and his articles have appeared in Charisma, Willow, The Journal of Student Ministries, Relevant, and elsewhere.

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Dr. Jay Gary

Dr. Jay Gary is the former Graduate Program Director in School of Business of LeTourneau University. He previously served as the Program Director of a Master of Arts in Strategic Foresight at Regent University.  He also previously served as the Alliances Manager for the Laussanne Movement. He also served as the National Director for the Institute of International Studies, where he managed a 10-person team to develop the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course, which has become the most widely used course in training Christians about global missions.

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Ron McConico

Ron McConico is the founder and executive director of Youth Resources, a ministry that trains, equips and resources urban youth workers in the Minneapolis, St. Paul area. He has taught as an Adjunct Professor at North Central University in the business department teaching MS Office products. With over 36 years of experience in urban ministry, Ron has developed technology, youth, and job skills training programs for numerous organizations. He has worked with adults and youth in developing technology and employment readiness skills. He is currently working on his Master of Arts in Social and Civic Entrepreneurship at Bakke Graduate University. As an indigenous youth worker from Minneapolis he has experienced many of the things urban youth go through. Because of his past he has made a lifetime commitment to Youth Ministry.

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Dr. Brad Smith

Dr. Brad Smith is the President of Bakke Graduate University, which is focused on developed global, urban, transformational leaders. He previously served as the President of Leadership Network, which was founded by Bob Buford. He previously served as the Director of New Programs for the Center of Christian Leadership in Dallas Seminary. He received a Bachelor of Business Management from Texas A&M, Masters of Theology for Dallas Theological Seminary, Doctorate from Bakke University.


Dr. Walker Tzeng

Dr. Walker Tzeng is the Executive Director of the World Evangelical Theological Institute Association (WETIA). He also serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Olivet University. He serves on the board of Association for Biblical Higher Education and the National Association of Evangelicals. He is on the International Leadership Forum of the World Evangelical Alliance and formerly served as their IT Director. He received his B.S. in Cybernetics from UCLS, his M.Div. from Olivet University and his D.Min from Olivet University.