Langham Leadership

Our leaders consider it a privilege and blessing to be used by God to serve the global church through the ministry of Langham Partnership. Read more about these godly men and women with a heart to bring God’s Word to God’s people around the world.

International Leadership Team

Chris Wright

Chris Wright

Global Ambassador

Chris Wright represents and promotes the vision and work of Langham around the world through his international travel, his speaking and writing ministry as a Christian scholar and author, and in sharing the spiritual and strategic leadership of the organization.

Riad Kassis

Riad Kassis

International Director

Riad Kassis is a Langham Scholar from Lebanon and is deeply committed to global theological education. He has served as International Director of the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE), Regional Director for Overseas Council, as well as visiting professor of Old Testament at The Arab Baptist Theological Seminary and Near East School of Theology in Beirut, and the Dean of the Program for Theological Education by Extension in Syria and Lebanon.

Riad obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Economics in Damascus, Syria. He went on to obtain his Master of Divinity from Alliance Biblical Seminary, Manila, Philippines and Master of Theology from Regent College, Canada. Riad received his Doctor of Philosophy in Old Testament as a Langham scholar from The University of Nottingham, UK and his Master of Nonprofit Management from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.

Hani Hanna

Dr Hani Hanna

Director of Langham Literature

Hani Hanna is a Langham Scholar from Egypt who possesses a deep understanding of the importance of theological literature in equipping leaders for the global church. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in Egypt and came to Langham after serving in many roles at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo (ETSC), most recently as president. He and his wife, Lucy, have two children and live in Cairo, Egypt.

Lina Toth

Lina Toth

Director of Langham Scholars

Lithuanian by nationality, Lina Toth joins Langham following her ministry at the Scottish Baptist College, where she served as Assistant Principal and Lecturer in Practical Theology. She earned her PhD at the International Baptist Theological Seminary (Prague; now IBTS Amsterdam), and for a number of years has held a number of positions there, most currently as a Senior Research Fellow. A musician as well as a theologian, she is particularly interested in ethics, spirituality, and theologies of culture. Her second love is history—not so much dates, but people and stories which have shaped the world we have today. She is an author of several books, the most recent of which is Singleness and Marriage after Christendom: Being and Doing Family.


Paul Windsor

Director of Langham Preaching

Paul Windsor coordinates an international team of trainers who facilitate Langham 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 to Auckland, New Zealand.

Ben Homan

Ben Homan

President, Langham Partnership USA

Ben Homan joined the leadership of Langham Partnership in August 2010. Previously, he was president and CEO of a Christian relief and development organization for nearly 10 years. In 2006, Ben was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the HELP Commission, an entity established by Congress to review U.S. foreign assistance programs and recommend reforms. He was president of the Association of Evangelical Relief and Development Organizations (AERDO) and chairman of the USAID's Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid.

Ben is an alumnus of Biola University, the University of Nebraska, Shanghai Normal University, and Washington University. He taught at the University of California-Irvine and was vice president at Covenant Theological Seminary.

John Libby

National Director, Langham Partnership UK & Ireland

John is an ordained minister in the Church of England and comes to Langham after many years in Parish Ministry. His job is to raise the profile, funding and administration, giving maximum support to our three international ministry streams. A place on the international executive team helps define strategy such that those three streams deliver maximum positive global impact. John spent 16 years in international banking with significant experience in senior financial management in the UK and USA. Ordained in the Church of England, he spent 18 years as vicar of St. James, Carlisle. As a Christian entrepreneur John built and fund-raised for charitable enterprises including the Kepplewray Trust, with connections in Africa.


Gillean Smiley

CEO, Langham Partnership Australia

From 2008 to 2012, Gillean was Chief Executive of the Bible Society in South Australia and the Northern Territory. She was subsequently manager of Peirson Services, a ministry arm of the Ann Street Presbyterian Church Brisbane. She has served as CEO of Langham in Australia since 2014.


Victor Sun

General Secretary, Langham Foundation Hong Kong

Victor Sun was born in Hong Kong and brought up in a Christian family. Before joining Langham Foundation in 2005 as General Secretary, Victor has an MBA degree from Michigan University on tax-based leverage leasing. He then spent 25 years with the HSBC group as a merchant banker, fundraising for government projects and investment banking based in Hong Kong, China and the United Kingdom. He was appointed Advisor China Affairs to the Group Chairman of the HSBC Holdings plc in 1997. Victor now lives in Hong Kong with his wife Mary.


Russell Thorp

Executive Director, Langham Partnership New Zealand

Russell was born in Papua New Guinea (PNG) of missionary parents. He and Pearl married in 1982. After training at Laidlaw College, earning a Master of Theology degree, they went back to PNG and served on the faculty of Christian Leaders Training College (CLTC). Prior to taking up his former role, as Mission Director, Global Connections in Mission (GC3), he was Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Carey Baptist College, Auckland, and prior to that, a senior lecturer at Pathways Bible and Mission College. Russell and Pearl live in Auckland. They are parents of four adult children.


Steven Van Dyck

National Director, Langham Partnership Canada

Since 2018, Steven has led Langham Partnership Canada as National Director. Steven is a chartered accountant with extensive Canadian and African professional experience. A graduate of the Th.M. program at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, and an ordained minister with parish experience, he served most recently with SIM, teaching theology at Shalom University in Bunia, DR Congo.


Femi Adeleye

Director for Africa, Langham Preaching

Dr. Femi Adeleye is an internationally renowned New Testament scholar, teacher, author and leader for the global church. Originally from Nigeria, he spent more than 30 years in leadership with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES). Today he serves in Ghana, where he leads Langham's pastor training movement in Africa.


John Corban

International Finance Officer

Born in Tanzania, John is passionate about seeing the Church strengthened and mature; his family has a long history with mission work around the world. Prior to his work with Langham, John was an Accountant in the corporate sector for many years. He and his family live in Auckland, New Zealand.


Seble Daniel

Executive Director for the Women's Commission at the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA)

Dr. Seblewengel Daniel is a Langham Scholar who serves as the Executive Director for the Women's Commission at the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and teaches part time at the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology (EGST) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In the Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church, she serves as the deputy chair of women. In 2015, she joined The International Fellowship of Mission as Transformation's (INFEMIT) Networking Team as the second representative for Africa. Her doctoral research focused on the perceptions and identity of Ethiopian Orthodox believers and evangelicals in Ethiopia.


Craig Hoffman

Growth Campaign Director / Global Strategist / IT Coordinator

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 the 10x growth of an engineering missions organization, launching offices in the Middle East and West Africa, and leading 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 4 children.


Elspeth Mackay

Program Liaison Executive

Elspeth joined the Langham Partnership team in 2016 and serves as Program Liaison Executive, based at the Langham Service Centre in Carlisle. Program Liaison is a key connection between the activity of the Langham Programs (Scholars, Literature and Preaching) and the fund-raising and marketing activity of the National Members. Prior to joining Langham, Elspeth worked in University administration. Elspeth and her husband Donald live in Carlisle, UK, and they have two adult daughters.


Carolyn Slavik

Vice President, Langham Partnership USA

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.


Rico Villanueva

Regional Commissioning Editor, Langham Literature / Scholar Care Coordinator, Langham Scholars

Rico serves as the Regional Commissioning Editor for Langham Publishing and Scholar Care Coordinator of current Asian Langham scholars. He is author of several books, including "The Uncertainty of a Hearing: A Study of the Sudden Change of Mood in the Psalms of Lament" and "It's OK to be Not OK: Preaching the Lament Psalms." He teaches part-time at the Asia Graduate School of Theology and Loyola School of Theology in Manila.

Langham Partnership International Council


Milton Acosta

Professor, El Seminario Biblico de Colombia (Medellín, Colombia)

Milton is an Old Testament professor at the Seminario Bíblico de Colombia in Medellín. He is the author of "El humor en el Antiguo Testamento" (Puma, 2009) and Old Testament editor of the "Comentario Bíblico Contemporáneo." His areas of research include rhetorical patterns in the Hebrew Bible, forced migration, and violence in the Bible. He also leads a small group of pastors and academics in Medellín who explore the issue of worship and liturgy in evangelical churches.


Denis Browne

Owner, Heat Transfer (Auckland, New Zealand)

Denis has been a trustee since 2005. A Chemical Engineer by training, he spent 23 years in the corporate sector working for a Swedish multinational in a number of countries, including in the Majority World. He now runs his own company selling heat exchanger products to building services and industry, and lives in Auckland.

Lina Toth

Joel Carpenter

Provost emeritus & professor emeritus, Calvin University (Chicago, Illinois)

Joel Carpenter is Provost emeritus and professor emeritus of Calvin University, where he also founded and directed the Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity. Before coming to Calvin, he was the director of the religion program of the Pew Charitable Trusts. A historian by profession with advanced degrees from the Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Carpenter has taught at Calvin, Trinity International University and Wheaton College. At Wheaton he was the director of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals. Dr. Carpenter has published extensively in the field of American religious history, most notably the award-winning Revive Us Again: The Reawakening of American Fundamentalism (Oxford, 1997). More recently, he has been studying Christian movements in Africa and Asia. His latest book is Christianity Remade: The Rise of Indian-Initiated Churches (Baylor, 2022), which he edited for its late author, Paul Joshua.


Mary Evans

Visiting Lecturer, Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology (Warrington, England)

Mary taught mathematics for two years at a Manchester comprehensive school before studying for four further years at LBC. She then continued on the staff at LBC/LST for the next 30 years becoming vice-principal for the last few years. During that time she had experience as a visiting lecturer for varying lengths of time in Pakistan, India, Brazil, Rumania, Croatia and Zambia as well as in Canada and Australia. She has also had the opportunity to visit mission work, often involving theological colleges, in Ecuador, Ghana, Nigeria and Niger. Her involvement on the councils of Bible Society, Global Connections, EA, Latin Link and SIM (not all at the same time!) has also been fairly extensive. She taught Old Testament Studies for three years at the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology in Addis Ababa. Mary has authored several books including the BST commentary on 1 and 2 Samuel and the Tyndale Commentary on Judges.


Rosalee Velloso Ewell

Director of Church Relations for the United Bible Societies (Birmingham, England)

Dr C. Rosalee Velloso Ewell is a Brazilian theologian from the city of São Paulo. She currently serves as Director of Church Relations for the United Bible Societies. Previously, she served as Principal/CEO of Redcliffe College in the United Kingdom. Dr Ewell holds a PhD from Duke University (USA) in biblical theology and has previously served as professor of Bible and theology at the South American Theological Seminary in Londrina, Brazil. She is the New Testament editor of the Comentário Bíblico Contemporáneo and has written and edited various books and articles. Rosalee currently lives in Birmingham, England, with her family where they are part of an urban community group called Companions for Hope. In her professional and personal life she is deeply committed to pursuing Christian unity across church traditions and learning from what God is doing through Christians all around the world, especially those witnessing in places of conflict and persecution.


Patrick Fung

OMF Global Ambassador, OMF International (Singapore)

Rev. Dr. Patrick Fung is the Global Ambassador of OMF International (formerly the China Inland Mission). Previously, he served as OMF's General Director, and was the first Asian General Director in the 140 years since the mission organization was founded. He and his wife, Jennie, previously served as medical missionaries in South Asia. Patrick is actively involved in missionary training and preaching ministry. Patrick was one of the plenary speakers at Urbana 2009 & 2015, the Cape Town 2010 Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization and one of the Keswick Bible conference speakers in the UK in 2011. The mission of OMF is to glorify God by the urgent evangelization of East Asia’s millions. OMF currently has more than 1600 workers from 30 countries. Patrick has two children, Elaine (22) and Samuel (16). His wife, Jennie, continues to be involved in medical care for missionaries as well as publication of Missions resources.


Timoteo Gener

President and Professor of Theology, FEBIAS College of Bible (Manila, Philippines)

Timoteo Gener (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is President and Professor of Theology at FEBIAS College of Bible in Manila, Philippines. He is the former President of the Asian Theological Seminary, also in Manila ( A practitioner of local theology and a distinguished member of the World Evangelical Alliance Task Force on Ecumenical Affairs, he has coedited The Earth is the Lord’s: Reflections on Stewardship in the Asian Setting (2011), published jointly by OMF Lit and Asian Theological Seminary.


Rula Khoury Mansour

Founding director of Nazareth Center for Peace Studies and Associate Professor at Nazareth Evangelical College (Nazareth, Israel)

Rula Khoury Mansour is a Palestinian Christian from Nazareth, Israel. She is the founding director of the Nazareth Center for Peace Studies and associate professor of Reconciliation Theology and Christian Ethics at Nazareth Evangelical College. She lectures, conducts research, offers training and consultations in churches and different institutions locally and internationally. She has authored a book and contributed articles and chapters to various journals and volumes. Previously, as a lawyer, she worked for over a decade as a public prosecutor and was the deputy head of the prosecution office in Nazareth.

Rula holds a PhD in Peace Studies and Theology from the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies in the UK, a Master's in Conflict Resolution from Tel-Aviv University (Cum Laude), and a law degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Rula and her husband, Bader, live in Nazareth with their three sons: Adi, Rami, and Sami.


Schuyler Marshall

Retired Chair, The Rosewood Corporation (Dallas, Texas)

Schuyler B. Marshall served as President of The Rosewood Corporation from 1999-2012, after which he became Chairman of the Board. He joined Rosewood as Senior Vice President and General Counsel in 1996. Before joining Rosewood, he had been with Thompson & Knight since 1970, where he specialized in litigation. In 1982 he was selected the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Dallas and the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas by the Bar Association.

Schuyler graduated from the University of Texas with a B.A. in 1967, and received a J.D., with honors, in 1970 from the University of Texas Law School. He is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and the American College of Trial Lawyers. In addition to serving on the board of Langham Partnership, he serves as a director of Dallas Citizens Council, Reconciliation Outreach,
the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations, and Baylor Healthcare System Foundation, and is a member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas.

He is married to Lila and enjoys their children and grandchildren.


Jill McGilvray (Chair)

Retired lecturer, Mary Andrews College (Sydney, Australia)

Jill is a visiting lecturer at Sydney Missionary and Bible College and at Mary Andrews College. Her book God's Love in Action, Pastoral Care for Everyone was published in 2009 and has meant that she has spoken and taught about pastoral care and understanding grief, at churches and conferences in several states of Australia.


Gladys Mwiti

Founder & CEO, Oasis Africa Center for Transformational Psychology and Trauma (Nairobi, Kenya)

Gladys Mwiti (PhD, Clinical Psychology) is the founder and CEO of Oasis Africa - Centre for Transformational Psychology and Trauma. Mwiti also currently serves as the Chairperson of both the Kenya Psychological Association and the Kenya Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. She was previously a Member of the Board of Directors for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and Co-chair of the Lausanne Congress for World Evangelization Mental Health and Trauma Advisory Group. She has received several awards for her work including the Scholar-Leader of the Year 2010 (Scholar-Leaders International, USA), Pure and Natural Woman Award 2011 (James R. Jordan Foundation) and the Alumni of the Year Award 2014 (Fuller Seminary's Graduate School of Psychology 50th Anniversary).


Peter Penner

Lecturer at the Akademie für Kirche und Gesellschaft, Austria and Doctoral Studies Coordinator of The Central and Eastern European Association for Mission Studies (Vienna, Austria)

Peter was born and grew up in Kazakhstan, in the former Soviet Union. He studied theology and mission in Germany, USA (MDiv), South Africa (MTh and DTh) and Hungary (Dr habil). He served as pastor and theological educator, including in leadership, in different places, such as St Petersburg Christian University (Russia), International Baptist Theological Seminary (Czech Republic), and TCM International Institute (Austria). He has published monographs and articles and has edited many books in the area of Bible and mission. Peter is married to Katharina Penner. They have two children.


Finny Philip

Principal, Filadelfia Bible College (Udaipur, India)

Finny Philip (Ph.D) is currently the Principal of Filadelfia Bible College, Udaipur which is developing leaders for north Indian mission and ministry. He is the Mission Director for Filadelfia Fellowship Church of India, an indigenous registered church; Chief Editor, Cross & Crown magazine; Theological Editor (NT) for South Asia Bible Commentary, an initiative of LPRC-SA. He has published several articles. His PhD research on Pauline Pneumatology was published by Mohr-Siebeck in the WUNT series.


Peter Robinson

Academic Dean, Wycliffe Colege (Toronto, Ontario)

After completing his DPhil (PhD) in theology in the UK, Peter has served the church and the academy in a number of ways. He has been an associate priest and incumbent in the Anglican Church in the diocese of Toronto, and an adjunct professor at Wycliffe College and Tyndale Seminary. He continues to serve in the Diocese of Toronto as an honorary assistant and a member of the Postulancy Committee and the Doctrine and Worship Committee.


Steve Osei-Mensah

Work Forum Director at The London Institute of Contemporary Christianity (London, England)

Steve has been on the Langham Partnership UKI Board for a number of years. He is also a member of the board of MAF UK and MAF International. Steve has 34 years of business leadership experience in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. He has been a partner with both PwC & EY in consulting, a director/in senior management in the financial services industry (Barclays, L&G, & Cap Gemini), and a managing consultant in the Executive HR space. Steve is the Work Forum Director for LICC (London Institute for Contemporary Christianity). He combines this with his trustee roles and is also a mentor / coach and Ambassador for The IoD (Institute of Directors). Steve was recently ordained (September 2021) and serves as a part -time curate in a group of three parishes in Sevenoaks where he lives with his wife Emma. They have two grown daughters. Steve is passionate about aviation and is a qualified private pilot with UK and US licences.