About Us

U.S. Staff

Malcolm Webber, Executive Director
MalcolmOriginally from Australia, Malcolm came to Christ in 1980. He is married to Ruth; they have six children. Malcolm is the founder and executive director of LeaderSource SGA, an international leader development ministry. The mission of LeaderSource SGA is to catalyze indigenous movements of healthy leader development around the world, especially in areas of fast church growth. He is also the founder and senior pastor of Living Faith Fellowship – a multicultural church in Indiana, USA. With a successful background in the business world, Malcolm holds his Ph.D. in the field of organizational leadership and works with Christian leaders in many nations. He has written over 30 books, the most popular of which is To Enjoy Him Forever, and his writings have been published in both scholarly and popular journals. His writings are read by thousands of leaders around the world every month at HealthyLeaders and LeadershipLetters. Malcolm is deeply committed to the preeminence and centrality of Jesus Christ, the priesthood of every believer, healthy leadership and holistic leader development, and the global calling of the local church.

Robert Walter, Senior Trainer and Consultant
RobertRobert Walter worked with LeaderSource part time for three years, and then joined us full time in 2007. A gifted teacher, he facilitates our U.S. ConneXions courses and does frontline training and ministry for experienced Christian leaders in the nations. Robert is also on the leadership team of a network of churches called the Alliance of Renewal Churches (ARC) and is an adjunct faculty member at The Master's Institute in Minnesota.

Before being called to into ministry, Robert had a successful career as a petroleum geologist in Texas where he later pastored a church for 15 years. He now lives in Virginia with his wife, Vilia and some furry four-legged creatures who like to dig in his garden but never plant anything.

Jim Brenneman, Teaching and Resource Development
Jim BrennemanRaised in a wonderful Christian family, Jim Brenneman became a believer at a very young age. As a result of pondering the glory of God in the starry skies, and through hearing the Gospel in good upbringing, he trusted Jesus and the Cross when he was only 5 or 6 years of age.

Setting aside a four-year college scholarship, he attended Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas, and began teaching the Bible while still in his teens. He has been involved in teaching ministry since 1972, expounding the Scriptures in weekly study groups, seminars, and conferences. Jim has taught numerous classes in biblical Hebrew and biblical archaeology, and has directed two study tours in Israel. Since 2001 he has made several trips to Asia, teaching the Bible to emerging national leaders.

Now working with LeaderSource in the development of curriculum, Jim Brenneman writes materials for biblical instruction and leader-building with special attention to cross-cultural relevance and personal transformation through a living relationship with Jesus Christ. Jim has never been to seminary, but he bears a burden to see sound theology and biblical truth communicated in an “Everyman” style.

Sarah Webber, Director of Operations
Sarah WebberSarah directs and manages many tasks including assisting the Executive Director, communicating with domestic and international staff, coordinating travel for staff and ministry partners, planning and executing all LeaderSource events, including U.S. training events, and responding to international field requests. After Sarah graduated from high school in 2007 she participated in the nine-month ConneXions school in Elkhart, IN. The experience sparked a desire in her to see healthy leaders established in the body of Christ worldwide. Sarah came on staff at LeaderSource in 2009. She graduated summa cum laude in 2015 from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Currently, she lives in Champaign, Illinois, with her husband, Matt.

Joshua Webber, HealthyLeaders.com and Administration
Josh WebberJosh has been actively involved in the church his whole life and his passion is seeing young adults truly experience God. He works for LeaderSource SGA in the areas of local and national leader development. In his free time, he builds custom furniture and enjoys being outdoors either scuba diving or mountain biking.

Simon Walsh, Full-Stack Developer
Simon WalshSimon manages app, design, and web projects at LeaderSource. Simon spent over 5 years working for Apple where he contributed to the development and automation of many internal app, design, and web projects.

Bill and Carol Frisbie, West and Central Africa Directors
Bill and Carol FrisbieTogether Bill and Carol have served in active ministry and leadership internationally and in local U.S. churches for over 30 years. Both Bill and Carol spent their childhood formative years living abroad, Bill in Thailand and Iran, Carol in Brazil. The Frisbie family served as part of a church planting team in Senegal, and continues to have a heart for reaching the unreached people groups of this region. Bill holds an M.A. from Regent University. He served 10 years as part of the Faculty of Goshen College and four years in small business management. For over eight years Bill served as Pastor of Care and Connectivity in a local congregation. Carol holds a B.S.N. degree and is a Registered Nurse. They have three daughters, a son, three sons-in-law and two grandchildren.

Raj Chelvaraj, India Training Consultant
Raj ChelvarajRaj came to faith in Christ at the age of 17 and almost immediately began cross-cultural missions work through Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in India. He served with YWAM’s University of the Nations in Pune/Lonavala (1992-2009). YWAM’s University of the Nations/Pune has been a central location in South Asia to train and send many mission-leaders around South Asia and beyond. Raj has served in various leadership roles within YWAM India and assisted in leading the training campus in Pune/Lonavala (1998-2009). He also was part of the Leader Development Course Team for South Asia and was the pioneer/leader for one of the core courses (Humanities & Sciences) of University of the Nations in Pune (1998-2004). Raj is certified in both the Emergenetics Personality Profile, Singapore, and coaching from Coaching Mission International, USA.

Raj has served as Director of LeaderSource, India since 2009. LeaderSource has experienced consistent healthy growth and impact around India and Nepal. Since joining LeaderSource he has been deeply impacted by the Christ-centered focus of the ConneXions Model of healthy leader development. Raj is a gifted teacher/communicator as he unpacks the Scripture with insight, authority, humor and vulnerability. He has ministered cross-culturally in 20+ countries and lives in India with his Australian wife Brenda, who has also served in India since 1992. They have two pets and a beautiful vibrant daughter, Zoe.

Bal Bahadur, East India Coordinator
Bal BahadurBal has been serving the Lord through a holistic ministry (which includes Church Planting, Leader Development, Primary Education, Economic Development, Health and Sanitation Programs) based in S.R.N. Bhadohi District, Eastern U.P. with more than 20 champions (local and cross cultural missionaries) in his ministry over the last five years. He was impressed by the ConneXions Model at the conferences taught by Dr. Malcolm and it birthed in him a deep passion to be involved with what God is doing, especially in the area of Leader Development in the nation of India and beyond.

Board Members

Doug Rassi, Chairman
DougDoug is a native of Indiana, growing up on a traditional farm. He has spent his adult life in entrepreneurial business and is currently president of a local manufacturing company. He sees his primary field of ministry as being in business and in his work place where he is developing a healthy leadership culture. “Most of my best employees have been the beneficiaries of healthy leadership training,” says Doug. “They know how to think and act. They know how to give challenging assignments. They know how to give power away. They understand the meaning of servant leadership and they lead in that manner.” It is his desire to see this same quality of leadership developed in a greater way in this nation and across the world and is excited to be a part of it.

Stephen Ciesielski
Stephen CiesielskiStephen Ciesielski is the Operations Manager at Magnum Venus Products, an equipment manufacturer for the composites, adhesive and coatings industries. He graduated from Indiana University with a degree in business management and also went through the Connexions program back in 2002 in Elkhart, IN. After graduation from college, he spent time overseas in Armenia and Ukraine with Leadersource ministering to young adults. His heart is to see people drawn into deep intimacy with Christ, to understand their callings and develop and disciple those around them. Stephen and his wife, Adiel, have 3 daughters and reside in Knoxville, TN.

Ross Munn
Ross Munn Ross is the Chief Operating Officer at Poly-Wood LLC, a manufacturer of outdoor furniture. Ross graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelors in Accounting and an MBA. Up until recently, Ross had worked primarily in the finance and accounting field. Ross and his wife Nila live in the Goshen, Indiana area as do their five children.

David Yeghnazar
David YeghnazarDavid is the Executive Director of Elam Ministries, a mission that exists to strengthen and expand the church in the Iran region and beyond. At the heart of Elam Ministries is a passion for training leaders; Elam utilizes the ConneXions Model in its programs.

Patricia Katzer
Patricia KatzerPatricia Katzer has been serving the body of Christ in prayer, intercession and spiritual warfare for over 30 years. She is dedicated to honoring the Lord Jesus Christ and helping Christians experience the freedom He provided on the cross. Patricia and her husband Mark have eight children and twelve grandchildren.