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Moody Aviation - nationwide

Ken Bugh

Ken Bugh represents Stewardship with a primary focus on Moody Aviation. Before coming to Moody in 2007, Ken began his career in the office products industry. Starting as a sales representative in Houston, Texas, he worked his way up to executive VP of marketing and later as president through a 23-year career. It was at this point God called Ken and his wife, Liz, into pastoral ministry in England. In England, as pastor of a Baptist Union of Great Britain church, Ken worked with a friend to organize American Pastor Interim Ministries which focuses on the revival of dying Baptist churches in the UK. When he and Liz returned to the United States, he managed the LifeWay Christian Bookstore on the Moody Bible Institute campus in Chicago. Today, Ken has a goal of sustaining Moody Aviation until Jesus returns. He also serves as the pastor of First Church Carriage Inn where he and Liz minister to a retirement community. Ken and Liz live in Huntsville, Texas. They have a daughter and son-in-law and three grandchildren.
Contact Ken
ken.bugh@moody.edu

Cecil Bedford

Cecil Bedford represents Stewardship with a focus on Moody Aviation. Growing up as a missionary kid in British Columbia, Canada, Cecil had a heart for missions and particularly missionary aviators. Following graduation from high school, Cecil attended Millar Memorial Bible Institute in Saskatchewan for one year, and then the British Columbia Institute of Technology for a Diploma of Technology in Electronics with a concentration in circuit design. He then worked for a communications company before enrolling at Moody Aviation as a student. Cecil graduated from Moody Aviation with a BS in Missionary Aviation Technology with a flight emphasis. Although he had planned on working with JAARS/Wycliffe after graduation as a missionary, Cecil was asked to remain at Moody to work in the avionics department where he served for the next 15 years before being promoted to maintenance department manager. When Moody Aviation relocated from Elizabethton, Tennessee, to Spokane, Washington, Cecil was promoted to program manager and served for 13 years until his retirement on June 30, 2016. Cecil and his wife, Joyce, live in Mead, Washington, and have three grown children and 6 grandchildren.
Contact Cecil
cecil.bedford@moody.edu

Alabama

Northern Alabama

Harold Baker

Harold Baker is the representative for Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, northern Alabama, and the northwest corner of Georgia. He graduated with a BA from Columbia Bible College in 1980. After serving for a few years as a missionary in the Dominican Republic, he earned an MBA degree and spent almost 10 years owning and operating two restaurants. Harold then worked as a business consultant with the Small Business Administration in Georgia. He has served in the Stewardship Department at Moody since 2012. Harold has been an elder in his church and loves to read, play golf, travel, and teach the Bible. He and his wife, Meg, have been married for 30 years and have four daughters, one of whom is a Moody alum.
Contact Harold
(706) 508-5441
harold.baker@moody.edu

Central/Southern Alabama

Rocky Payne

Rocky Payne serves as the Eastern Regional Manager for Moody Bible Institute, supervising the stewardship activity in the eastern region of the United States. In addition, Rocky interacts regularly with Moody partners who live in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Rocky’s service at Moody Bible Institute began in 1997 as a Moody Radio station manager. In 2004, he accepted new responsibilities in the area of stewardship. Rocky understands that a biblical steward seeks to honor Jesus Christ with an increasing personal application of time, talent, and resources in support of gospel ministry. We give and love because He first gave His love (1 John 4:19). It is with joy that Rocky seeks to relate how God is accomplishing great commission work through Moody. Rocky and his wife Cathy have two children and they reside in the metro Atlanta area.
Contact Rocky
rocky.payne@moody.edu

Alaska

Jay Pounder

Jay Pounder serves as the representative for Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. He received his degree from Spokane Community College in criminal justice. Jay served as a reserve deputy with the Spokane County Sheriff’s department for two years. He spent 15 years in the banking and financial industry where he both led teams and helped many clients recognize their financial goals. More recently he led a large team of financial analysts who assisted large corporate clients with complex account payables. He also spent additional time volunteering with wish-granting organizations to terminally ill children. Jay grew up in the church and he and his wife have assisted with both planting and leading churches in the Spokane area. Jay lives in Spokane, Washington with his wife and four children on their family farm.
Contact Jay
jay.pounder@moody.edu

Arizona

Ron Storm

Ron Storm serves as the Western Regional Manager for Moody Bible Institute, supervising the stewardship activity in the western region of the United States. He also serves as a representative in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada. Ron received his undergraduate degree from San Diego State University and Master’s in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from California State University at Fullerton, California. He is a California native and currently resides in Ontario, California. Prior to joining Moody, he served for more than three decades in Christian Social Services working with victims of abuse and neglect. During that time, Ron also served as CEO of Hillview Acres Children’s Home for 12 years.

Ron and his wife, Linda, have three grown sons and a guardian daughter from China. Two of his sons are Moody Alumnus and his daughter is a student at Moody. Ron’s passion for Moody grew out of him being a Moody parent for over seven years and seeing the impact of Moody’s ministry in the lives of his sons.
Contact Ron
ron.storm@moody.edu

Arkansas

Harold Baker

Harold Baker is the representative for Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, northern Alabama, and the northwest corner of Georgia. He graduated with a BA from Columbia Bible College in 1980. After serving for a few years as a missionary in the Dominican Republic, he earned an MBA degree and spent almost 10 years owning and operating two restaurants. Harold then worked as a business consultant with the Small Business Administration in Georgia. He has served in the Stewardship Department at Moody since 2012. Harold has been an elder in his church and loves to read, play golf, travel, and teach the Bible. He and his wife, Meg, have been married for 30 years and have four daughters, one of whom is a Moody alum.
Contact Harold
(706) 508-5441
harold.baker@moody.edu

California

Ron Storm

Ron Storm leads the team of representatives who serve in the western region of the United States. He also serves as a representative in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada. Ron received his undergraduate degree from San Diego State University and Master’s in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from California State University at Fullerton, California. He is a California native and currently resides in Ontario, California. Prior to joining Moody, he served for more than three decades in Christian Social Services working with victims of abuse and neglect. During that time, Ron also served as CEO of Hillview Acres Children’s Home for 12 years.

Ron and his wife, Linda, have three grown sons and a guardian daughter from China. Two of his sons are Moody Alumnus and his daughter is a student at Moody. Ron’s passion for Moody grew out of him being a Moody parent for over seven years and seeing the impact of Moody’s ministry in the lives of his sons.
Contact Ron
ron.storm@moody.edu

Colorado

Larry Wahr

Larry Wahr is the representative for Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. He graduated from the Ohio Institute of Technology and began a 26-year career in weighing/printing technologies as a product marketing manager. He also worked with product development, marketing, and sales support and then transitioning to sales, moving to Colorado as Regional Sales Manager for the western United States. He grew up on a small family dairy farm in south central Michigan, raised and was brought to faith by his Christian family. His sister Linda has served here at Moody for more than 30 years and introduced Larry to Moody. Joining Moody in 2008, he “has been blessed by the powerful impact Moody has on equipping young people with a passionate desire to serve our Lord around the world.” Larry enjoys living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and is an avid climber/mountaineer and skier. Larry and his wife of over 30 years, Pam, have four children and three grandchildren.
Contact Larry
larry.wahr@moody.edu

Connecticut

Jen Ilchishin

Jen Ilchishin serves as a representative in the Northeastern United States. She is an alumna of Moody Bible Institute, having a BA with a concentration in Jewish Studies. After graduation, she served with Chosen People Ministries in Chicago and then in New York. They both served the Russian Jewish community of New York while her husband, Slava, attended seminary.

Jen and Slava relocated to the Washington DC area in 2016, where she is pursuing an MA in Biblical Studies. Jen enjoys reading, running, and a good cup of coffee. She and her husband attend McLean Presbyterian Church.
Contact Jen
jen.ilchishin@moody.edu

Delaware

Jen Ilchishin

Jen Ilchishin serves as a representative in the Northeastern United States. She is an alumna of Moody Bible Institute, having a BA with a concentration in Jewish Studies. After graduation, she served with Chosen People Ministries in Chicago and then in New York. They both served the Russian Jewish community of New York while her husband, Slava, attended seminary.

Jen and Slava relocated to the Washington DC area in 2016, where she is pursuing an MA in Biblical Studies. Jen enjoys reading, running, and a good cup of coffee. She and her husband attend McLean Presbyterian Church.
Contact Jen
jen.ilchishin@moody.edu

Florida

Doug Crisafulli

Doug Crisafulli serves as the representative for southeast Florida. Originally raised in the Boston area, he has lived and worked in South Florida since 1991, where he has enjoyed the local Moody radio station, WRMB, for more than two decades. Before joining Moody in 2015, Doug held Operations and Executive Management roles in the Hospitality & Technology industries. He remains actively involved in his local church as part of the leadership team and using his gifts of hospitality, organization and administration to serve the church body and to minister to the community. “I am humbled and encouraged daily to work with the many faithful Moody ministry partners here who joyfully share their time, talents and treasures for the Kingdom.” Doug and his wife, Lisa, reside in Boynton Beach and are blessed with three adult children.
Contact Doug
doug.crisafulli@moody.edu

Bob Eckart

Bob Eckart is the representative for north central Florida. He graduated from the Navy School of Music in 1967. He served in the U.S. Army between 1967 and 1970 with the third Armored Division Band stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. Before joining Moody in 2007, Bob worked in real estate and foodservice sales. Bob teaches the Crown Biblical Financial Study at his church. Bob and his wife, Heidemarie, have one son, Christopher, and four grandchildren who live in Lecanto, Florida.
Contact Bob
(352) 249-8265
bob.eckart@moody.edu

Steve Kile

Steve Kile serves as a representative in the southwest Florida. Steve earned a BS from the Business School at Florida State University. Prior to salvation, he worked in the hospitality industry. At the age of 39, Steve met the Lord. Through Moody Radio he was encouraged and discipled. He then dedicated himself vocationally to Moody in 1995, a ministry that produces results for God’s Kingdom. Knowing Moody alumni that have ministered in Muslim countries encourages Steve to continue this work through Stewardship. He and his wife, Kelly, reside in Punta Gorda, Florida.

Contact Steve
steven.kile@moody.edu

Georgia

Harold Baker

Harold Baker is the representative for Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, northern Alabama, and the northwest corner of Georgia. He graduated with a BA from Columbia Bible College in 1980. After serving for a few years as a missionary in the Dominican Republic, he earned an MBA degree and spent almost 10 years owning and operating two restaurants. Harold then worked as a business consultant with the Small Business Administration in Georgia. He has served in the Stewardship Department at Moody since 2012. Harold has been an elder in his church and loves to read, play golf, travel, and teach the Bible. He and his wife, Meg, have been married for 30 years and have four daughters, one of whom is a Moody alum.
Contact Harold
(706) 508-5441
harold.baker@moody.edu

Rocky Payne

Rocky Payne serves as the Eastern Regional Manager for Moody Bible Institute, supervising the stewardship activity in the eastern region of the United States. In addition, Rocky interacts regularly with Moody partners who live in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Rocky’s service at Moody Bible Institute began in 1997 as a Moody Radio station manager. In 2004, he accepted new responsibilities in the area of stewardship. Rocky understands that a biblical steward seeks to honor Jesus Christ with an increasing personal application of time, talent, and resources in support of gospel ministry. We give and love because He first gave His love (1 John 4:19). It is with joy that Rocky seeks to relate how God is accomplishing great commission work through Moody. Rocky and his wife Cathy have two children and they reside in the metro Atlanta area.
Contact Rocky
rocky.payne@moody.edu

Hawaii

Ron Storm

Ron Storm leads the team of representatives who serve in the western region of the United States. He also serves as a representative in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada. Ron received his undergraduate degree from San Diego State University and Master’s in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from California State University at Fullerton, California. He is a California native and currently resides in Ontario, California. Prior to joining Moody, he served for more than three decades in Christian Social Services working with victims of abuse and neglect. During that time, Ron also served as CEO of Hillview Acres Children’s Home for 12 years.

Ron and his wife, Linda, have three grown sons and a guardian daughter from China. Two of his sons are Moody Alumnus and his daughter is a student at Moody. Ron’s passion for Moody grew out of him being a Moody parent for over seven years and seeing the impact of Moody’s ministry in the lives of his sons.
Contact Ron
ron.storm@moody.edu

Idaho

Jay Pounder

Jay Pounder serves as the representative for Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. He received his degree from Spokane Community College in criminal justice. Jay served as a reserve deputy with the Spokane County Sheriff’s department for two years. He spent 15 years in the banking and financial industry where he both led teams and helped many clients recognize their financial goals. More recently he led a large team of financial analysts who assisted large corporate clients with complex account payables. He also spent additional time volunteering with wish-granting organizations to terminally ill children. Jay grew up in the church and he and his wife have assisted with both planting and leading churches in the Spokane area. Jay lives in Spokane, Washington with his wife and four children on their family farm.
Contact Jay
jay.pounder@moody.edu

Illinois

Chicago Metropolitan Area:

Bob Toyama

Bob Toyama serves as a representative in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Bob earned his BS from the University of Illinois, Chicago campus, in 1977. Before joining the Moody team in 2014, Bob worked in the financial industry for over 30 years. Bob enjoys encouraging partnership and donor relations to advance the work of Moody. He and his wife Mary, and their two daughters live in Chicago.
Contact Bob
robert.toyama@moody.edu

Northern Chicago Suburbs:

Ed Jordan

Ed Jordan serves as a representative for the northern Chicago suburbs. Ed graduated from Moody in 2007 and went directly into youth ministry, returning to serve at Moody for a few years. Afterward, he left to pursue educational administration in Texas and to complete his masters in higher education administration. Now, Ed is excited to return to Moody once again, engaging with ministry partners in the northern suburbs of Chicago to help launch equipped people into ministry. Ed and his wife, Emily, have been married for more than 15 years and have two children, a daughter and a son.
Contact Ed
ed.jordan@moody.edu

Western Chicago Suburbs:

Steve Shambora

Steve Shambora is the representative for the western suburbs of Chicago. Born in Elmhurst, Illinois, Steve has also lived in Ohio, Nebraska, Missouri, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania after completing his degree at Ohio State University. He worked for Edward Jones after college and then worked for Lord, Abbett and Company. Steve travels to Haiti for ministry and, along with his wife, Michelle, started a non-profit organization that supports financial education. Steve and Michelle have two children.
Contact Steve
steve.shambora@moody.edu

Southern Chicago Suburbs:

Jeff Bope

Jeff Bope serves as a representative for south and southwestern Chicagoland, in addition to northwest Indiana. Jeff grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2011. After his time at Moody, he served as an associate pastor in Pennsylvania before returning to his alma mater. He and his wife, Mallory, who is also a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, have two children; a son and a daughter.

Contact Jeff
jeff.bope@moody.edu

Southern Illinois:

Gerad Hall

Gerad Hall serves as a representative for Iowa, Missouri, and southern Illinois. Gerad is from the Quad Cities region of eastern Iowa and western Illinois. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Moody. Prior to coming on staff with Moody, he served as a family pastor in East Moline, Illinois, for more than 9 years. He and his wife, Melissa, have been married for more than 10 years and have 2 sons.
Contact Gerad
gerad.hall@moody.edu

Indiana

Northwest Indiana:

Jeff Bope

Jeff Bope serves as a representative for south and southwestern Chicagoland, in addition to northwest Indiana. Jeff grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2011. After his time at Moody, he served as an associate pastor in Pennsylvania before returning to his alma mater. He and his wife, Mallory, who is also a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, have two children; a son and a daughter.
Contact Jeff
jeff.bope@moody.edu

Most of Indiana:

Scott Friend

Scott Friend serves as a representative in Ohio and northeast Indiana. Scott earned a BS in Business Management from Ball State University in 1986. He worked in the food service industry for ten years after graduation. Scott then held various positions in nonprofit administration and ministry work for 21 years and earned the level of Certified Fund Raising Executive. Coming to Moody, Scott felt honored to be a servant of God through this capacity. “Moody Radio played a key role in encouraging my life and knowledge of the Lord,” Scott says. “I’m filled with joy to be able to give back to this ministry.” Scott enjoys cooking, gardening, and teaching Bible classes. Scott and his wife Carolyn have two adult children.
Contact Scott
scott.friend@moody.edu

Iowa

Gerad Hall

Gerad Hall serves as a representative for Iowa, Missouri, and southern Illinois. Gerad is from the Quad Cities region of eastern Iowa and western Illinois. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Moody. Prior to coming on staff with Moody, he served as a family pastor in East Moline, Illinois, for more than 9 years. He and his wife, Melissa, have been married for more than 10 years and have 2 sons.
Contact Gerad
gerad.hall@moody.edu

Kansas

Larry Wahr

Larry Wahr is the representative for Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. He graduated from the Ohio Institute of Technology and began a 26-year career in weighing/printing technologies as a product marketing manager. He also worked with product development, marketing, and sales support and then transitioning to sales, moving to Colorado as Regional Sales Manager for the western United States. He grew up on a small family dairy farm in south central Michigan, raised and was brought to faith by his Christian family. His sister Linda has served here at Moody for more than 30 years and introduced Larry to Moody. Joining Moody in 2008, he “has been blessed by the powerful impact Moody has on equipping young people with a passionate desire to serve our Lord around the world.” Larry enjoys living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and is an avid climber/mountaineer and skier. Larry and his wife of over 30 years, Pam, have four children and three grandchildren.
Contact Larry
larry.wahr@moody.edu

Kentucky

Harold Baker

Harold Baker is the representative for Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, northern Alabama, and the northwest corner of Georgia. He graduated with a BA from Columbia Bible College in 1980. After serving for a few years as a missionary in the Dominican Republic, he earned an MBA degree and spent almost 10 years owning and operating two restaurants. Harold then worked as a business consultant with the Small Business Administration in Georgia. He has served in the Stewardship Department at Moody since 2012. Harold has been an elder in his church and loves to read, play golf, travel, and teach the Bible. He and his wife, Meg, have been married for 30 years and have four daughters, one of whom is a Moody alum.
Contact Harold
(706) 508-5441
harold.baker@moody.edu

Louisiana

Harold Baker

Harold Baker is the representative for Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, northern Alabama, and the northwest corner of Georgia. He graduated with a BA from Columbia Bible College in 1980. After serving for a few years as a missionary in the Dominican Republic, he earned an MBA degree and spent almost 10 years owning and operating two restaurants. Harold then worked as a business consultant with the Small Business Administration in Georgia. He has served in the Stewardship Department at Moody since 2012. Harold has been an elder in his church and loves to read, play golf, travel, and teach the Bible. He and his wife, Meg, have been married for 30 years and have four daughters, one of whom is a Moody alum.
Contact Harold
(706) 508-5441
harold.baker@moody.edu

Maine

Jen Ilchishin

Jen Ilchishin serves as a representative in the Northeastern United States. She is an alumna of Moody Bible Institute, having a BA with a concentration in Jewish Studies. After graduation, she served with Chosen People Ministries in Chicago and then in New York. They both served the Russian Jewish community of New York while her husband, Slava, attended seminary.

Jen and Slava relocated to the Washington DC area in 2016, where she is pursuing an MA in Biblical Studies. Jen enjoys reading, running, and a good cup of coffee. She and her husband attend McLean Presbyterian Church.
Contact Jen
jen.ilchishin@moody.edu

Maryland

Jen Ilchishin

Jen Ilchishin serves as a representative in the Northeastern United States. She is an alumna of Moody Bible Institute, having a BA with a concentration in Jewish Studies. After graduation, she served with Chosen People Ministries in Chicago and then in New York. They both served the Russian Jewish community of New York while her husband, Slava, attended seminary.

Jen and Slava relocated to the Washington DC area in 2016, where she is pursuing an MA in Biblical Studies. Jen enjoys reading, running, and a good cup of coffee. She and her husband attend McLean Presbyterian Church.
Contact Jen
jen.ilchishin@moody.edu

Massachusetts

Jen Ilchishin

Jen Ilchishin serves as a representative in the Northeastern United States. She is an alumna of Moody Bible Institute, having a BA with a concentration in Jewish Studies. After graduation, she served with Chosen People Ministries in Chicago and then in New York. They both served the Russian Jewish community of New York while her husband, Slava, attended seminary.

Jen and Slava relocated to the Washington DC area in 2016, where she is pursuing an MA in Biblical Studies. Jen enjoys reading, running, and a good cup of coffee. She and her husband attend McLean Presbyterian Church.
Contact Jen
jen.ilchishin@moody.edu

Michigan

Jeff Roloff

Jeff Roloff serves as the Midwest Regional Manager for Moody Bible Institute, supervising the stewardship activity in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. He is the primary contact for friends and donors in the State of Michigan. Jeff earned his BS from Huntington University in 1997 and his MBA from Anderson University in 2001. Prior to coming to Moody, Jeff served as the Associate Vice President for Advancement Services at Cornerstone University, Director of Advancement at Kuyper College and Director of Major Gifts at Huntington University. Jeff and his wife Christy, and two children are members of Ada Bible Church and reside in West Michigan. He is honored to represent, and encourage support of, the students and ministries of Moody.
Contact Jeff
jeff.roloff@moody.edu

Minnesota

Larry Wahr

Larry Wahr is the representative for Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. He graduated from the Ohio Institute of Technology and began a 26-year career in weighing/printing technologies as a product marketing manager. He also worked with product development, marketing, and sales support and then transitioning to sales, moving to Colorado as Regional Sales Manager for the western United States. He grew up on a small family dairy farm in south central Michigan, raised and was brought to faith by his Christian family. His sister Linda has served here at Moody for more than 30 years and introduced Larry to Moody. Joining Moody in 2008, he “has been blessed by the powerful impact Moody has on equipping young people with a passionate desire to serve our Lord around the world.” Larry enjoys living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and is an avid climber/mountaineer and skier. Larry and his wife of over 30 years, Pam, have four children and three grandchildren.
Contact Larry
larry.wahr@moody.edu

Mississippi

Harold Baker

Harold Baker is the representative for Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, northern Alabama, and the northwest corner of Georgia. He graduated with a BA from Columbia Bible College in 1980. After serving for a few years as a missionary in the Dominican Republic, he earned an MBA degree and spent almost 10 years owning and operating two restaurants. Harold then worked as a business consultant with the Small Business Administration in Georgia. He has served in the Stewardship Department at Moody since 2012. Harold has been an elder in his church and loves to read, play golf, travel, and teach the Bible. He and his wife, Meg, have been married for 30 years and have four daughters, one of whom is a Moody alum.

Contact Harold
(706) 508-5441
harold.baker@moody.edu

Missouri

Gerad Hall

Gerad Hall serves as a representative for Iowa, Missouri, and southern Illinois. Gerad is from the Quad Cities region of eastern Iowa and western Illinois. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Moody. Prior to coming on staff with Moody, he served as a family pastor in East Moline, Illinois, for more than 9 years. He and his wife, Melissa, have been married for more than 10 years and have 2 sons.
Contact Gerad
gerad.hall@moody.edu

Montana

Jay Pounder

Jay Pounder serves as the representative for Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. He received his degree from Spokane Community College in criminal justice. Jay served as a reserve deputy with the Spokane County Sheriff’s department for two years. He spent 15 years in the banking and financial industry where he both led teams and helped many clients recognize their financial goals. More recently he led a large team of financial analysts who assisted large corporate clients with complex account payables. He also spent additional time volunteering with wish-granting organizations to terminally ill children. Jay grew up in the church and he and his wife have assisted with both planting and leading churches in the Spokane area. Jay lives in Spokane, Washington with his wife and four children on their family farm.
Contact Jay
jay.pounder@moody.edu

Nebraska

Larry Wahr

Larry Wahr is the representative for Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. He graduated from the Ohio Institute of Technology and began a 26-year career in weighing/printing technologies as a product marketing manager. He also worked with product development, marketing, and sales support and then transitioning to sales, moving to Colorado as Regional Sales Manager for the western United States. He grew up on a small family dairy farm in south central Michigan, raised and was brought to faith by his Christian family. His sister Linda has served here at Moody for more than 30 years and introduced Larry to Moody. Joining Moody in 2008, he “has been blessed by the powerful impact Moody has on equipping young people with a passionate desire to serve our Lord around the world.” Larry enjoys living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and is an avid climber/mountaineer and skier. Larry and his wife of over 30 years, Pam, have four children and three grandchildren.
Contact Larry
larry.wahr@moody.edu

Nevada

Ron Storm

Ron Storm leads the team of representatives who serve in the western region of the United States. He also serves as a representative in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada. Ron received his undergraduate degree from San Diego State University and Master’s in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from California State University at Fullerton, California. He is a California native and currently resides in Ontario, California. Prior to joining Moody, he served for more than three decades in Christian Social Services working with victims of abuse and neglect. During that time, Ron also served as CEO of Hillview Acres Children’s Home for 12 years.

Ron and his wife, Linda, have three grown sons and a guardian daughter from China. Two of his sons are Moody Alumnus and his daughter is a student at Moody. Ron’s passion for Moody grew out of him being a Moody parent for over seven years and seeing the impact of Moody’s ministry in the lives of his sons.
Contact Ron
ron.storm@moody.edu

New Hampshire

Jen Ilchishin

Jen Ilchishin serves as a representative in the Northeastern United States. She is an alumna of Moody Bible Institute, having a BA with a concentration in Jewish Studies. After graduation, she served with Chosen People Ministries in Chicago and then in New York. They both served the Russian Jewish community of New York while her husband, Slava, attended seminary.

Jen and Slava relocated to the Washington DC area in 2016, where she is pursuing an MA in Biblical Studies. Jen enjoys reading, running, and a good cup of coffee. She and her husband attend McLean Presbyterian Church.
Contact Jen
jen.ilchishin@moody.edu

New Jersey

Jen Ilchishin

Jen Ilchishin serves as a representative in the Northeastern United States. She is an alumna of Moody Bible Institute, having a BA with a concentration in Jewish Studies. After graduation, she served with Chosen People Ministries in Chicago and then in New York. They both served the Russian Jewish community of New York while her husband, Slava, attended seminary.

Jen and Slava relocated to the Washington DC area in 2016, where she is pursuing an MA in Biblical Studies. Jen enjoys reading, running, and a good cup of coffee. She and her husband attend McLean Presbyterian Church.
Contact Jen
jen.ilchishin@moody.edu

New Mexico

Larry Wahr

Larry Wahr is the representative for Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. He graduated from the Ohio Institute of Technology and began a 26-year career in weighing/printing technologies as a product marketing manager. He also worked with product development, marketing, and sales support and then transitioning to sales, moving to Colorado as Regional Sales Manager for the western United States. He grew up on a small family dairy farm in south central Michigan, raised and was brought to faith by his Christian family. His sister Linda has served here at Moody for more than 30 years and introduced Larry to Moody. Joining Moody in 2008, he “has been blessed by the powerful impact Moody has on equipping young people with a passionate desire to serve our Lord around the world.” Larry enjoys living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and is an avid climber/mountaineer and skier. Larry and his wife of over 30 years, Pam, have four children and three grandchildren.
Contact Larry
larry.wahr@moody.edu

New York

Jen Ilchishin

Jen Ilchishin serves as a representative in the Northeastern United States. She is an alumna of Moody Bible Institute, having a BA with a concentration in Jewish Studies. After graduation, she served with Chosen People Ministries in Chicago and then in New York. They both served the Russian Jewish community of New York while her husband, Slava, attended seminary.

Jen and Slava relocated to the Washington DC area in 2016, where she is pursuing an MA in Biblical Studies. Jen enjoys reading, running, and a good cup of coffee. She and her husband attend McLean Presbyterian Church.
Contact Jen
jen.ilchishin@moody.edu

North Carolina

Rocky Payne

Rocky Payne serves as the Eastern Regional Manager for Moody Bible Institute, supervising the stewardship activity in the eastern region of the United States. In addition, Rocky interacts regularly with Moody partners who live in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Rocky’s service at Moody Bible Institute began in 1997 as a Moody Radio station manager. In 2004, he accepted new responsibilities in the area of stewardship. Rocky understands that a biblical steward seeks to honor Jesus Christ with an increasing personal application of time, talent, and resources in support of gospel ministry. We give and love because He first gave His love (1 John 4:19). It is with joy that Rocky seeks to relate how God is accomplishing great commission work through Moody. Rocky and his wife Cathy have two children and they reside in the metro Atlanta area.
Contact Rocky
rocky.payne@moody.edu

North Dakota

Larry Wahr

Larry Wahr is the representative for Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. He graduated from the Ohio Institute of Technology and began a 26-year career in weighing/printing technologies as a product marketing manager. He also worked with product development, marketing, and sales support and then transitioning to sales, moving to Colorado as Regional Sales Manager for the western United States. He grew up on a small family dairy farm in south central Michigan, raised and was brought to faith by his Christian family. His sister Linda has served here at Moody for more than 30 years and introduced Larry to Moody. Joining Moody in 2008, he “has been blessed by the powerful impact Moody has on equipping young people with a passionate desire to serve our Lord around the world.” Larry enjoys living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and is an avid climber/mountaineer and skier. Larry and his wife of over 30 years, Pam, have four children and three grandchildren.
Contact Larry
larry.wahr@moody.edu

Ohio

Majority of Ohio:

Joe Santuomo

Joe Santuomo serves as the representative for Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. Raised north of Columbus, Ohio, Joe received an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Kent State University and then received a master’s in Applied Politics from the University of Akron. Prior to coming to Moody, Joe spent 12 years in development including Kent State University and University Hospitals in Cleveland.

Joe and his wife, Amy, have been married for more than 15 years and have two children. They have attended The Chapel in Akron since 2006. Joe roots for all Cleveland sports teams, the Ohio State Buckeyes, and the little league baseball team he coaches.
Contact Joe
joe.santuomo@moody.edu

Southwest Ohio:

Scott Friend

Scott Friend serves as a representative in Ohio and northeast Indiana. Scott earned a BS in Business Management from Ball State University in 1986. He worked in the food service industry for ten years after graduation. Scott then held various positions in nonprofit administration and ministry work for 21 years and earned the level of Certified Fund Raising Executive. Coming to Moody, Scott felt honored to be a servant of God through this capacity. “Moody Radio played a key role in encouraging my life and knowledge of the Lord,” Scott says. “I’m filled with joy to be able to give back to this ministry.” Scott enjoys cooking, gardening, and teaching Bible classes. Scott and his wife Carolyn have two adult children.
Contact Scott
scott.friend@moody.edu

Oklahoma

Larry Wahr

Larry Wahr is the representative for Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. He graduated from the Ohio Institute of Technology and began a 26-year career in weighing/printing technologies as a product marketing manager. He also worked with product development, marketing, and sales support and then transitioning to sales, moving to Colorado as Regional Sales Manager for the western United States. He grew up on a small family dairy farm in south central Michigan, raised and was brought to faith by his Christian family. His sister Linda has served here at Moody for more than 30 years and introduced Larry to Moody. Joining Moody in 2008, he “has been blessed by the powerful impact Moody has on equipping young people with a passionate desire to serve our Lord around the world.” Larry enjoys living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and is an avid climber/mountaineer and skier. Larry and his wife of over 30 years, Pam, have four children and three grandchildren.
Contact Larry
larry.wahr@moody.edu

Oregon

Jay Pounder

Jay Pounder serves as the representative for Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. He received his degree from Spokane Community College in criminal justice. Jay served as a reserve deputy with the Spokane County Sheriff’s department for two years. He spent 15 years in the banking and financial industry where he both led teams and helped many clients recognize their financial goals. More recently he led a large team of financial analysts who assisted large corporate clients with complex account payables. He also spent additional time volunteering with wish-granting organizations to terminally ill children. Jay grew up in the church and he and his wife have assisted with both planting and leading churches in the Spokane area. Jay lives in Spokane, Washington with his wife and four children on their family farm.
Contact Jay
jay.pounder@moody.edu

Pennsylvania

Western Pennsylvania:

Joe Santuomo

Joe Santuomo serves as the representative for Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. Raised north of Columbus, Ohio, Joe received an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Kent State University and then received a master’s in Applied Politics from the University of Akron. Prior to coming to Moody, Joe spent 12 years in development including Kent State University and University Hospitals in Cleveland.

Joe and his wife, Amy, have been married for fourteen years and have two children. They have attended The Chapel in Akron since 2006. Joe roots for all Cleveland sports teams, the Ohio State Buckeyes, and the little league baseball team he coaches.
Contact Joe
joe.santuomo@moody.edu

Eastern Pennsylvania:

Jen Ilchishin

Jen Ilchishin serves as a representative in the Northeastern United States. She is an alumna of Moody Bible Institute, having a BA with a concentration in Jewish Studies. After graduation, she served with Chosen People Ministries in Chicago and then in New York. They both served the Russian Jewish community of New York while her husband, Slava, attended seminary.

Jen and Slava relocated to the Washington DC area in 2016, where she is pursuing an MA in Biblical Studies. Jen enjoys reading, running, and a good cup of coffee. She and her husband attend McLean Presbyterian Church.
Contact Jen
jen.ilchishin@moody.edu

Rhode Island

Jen Ilchishin

Jen Ilchishin serves as a representative in the Northeastern United States. She is an alumna of Moody Bible Institute, having a BA with a concentration in Jewish Studies. After graduation, she served with Chosen People Ministries in Chicago and then in New York. They both served the Russian Jewish community of New York while her husband, Slava, attended seminary.

Jen and Slava relocated to the Washington DC area in 2016, where she is pursuing an MA in Biblical Studies. Jen enjoys reading, running, and a good cup of coffee. She and her husband attend McLean Presbyterian Church.
Contact Jen
jen.ilchishin@moody.edu

South Carolina

Rocky Payne

Rocky Payne serves as the Eastern Regional Manager for Moody Bible Institute, supervising the stewardship activity in the eastern region of the United States. In addition, Rocky interacts regularly with Moody partners who live in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Rocky’s service at Moody Bible Institute began in 1997 as a Moody Radio station manager. In 2004, he accepted new responsibilities in the area of stewardship. Rocky understands that a biblical steward seeks to honor Jesus Christ with an increasing personal application of time, talent, and resources in support of gospel ministry. We give and love because He first gave His love (1 John 4:19). It is with joy that Rocky seeks to relate how God is accomplishing great commission work through Moody. Rocky and his wife Cathy have two children and they reside in the metro Atlanta area.
Contact Rocky
rocky.payne@moody.edu

South Dakota

Larry Wahr

Larry Wahr is the representative for Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. He graduated from the Ohio Institute of Technology and began a 26-year career in weighing/printing technologies as a product marketing manager. He also worked with product development, marketing, and sales support and then transitioning to sales, moving to Colorado as Regional Sales Manager for the western United States. He grew up on a small family dairy farm in south central Michigan, raised and was brought to faith by his Christian family. His sister Linda has served here at Moody for more than 30 years and introduced Larry to Moody. Joining Moody in 2008, he “has been blessed by the powerful impact Moody has on equipping young people with a passionate desire to serve our Lord around the world.” Larry enjoys living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and is an avid climber/mountaineer and skier. Larry and his wife of over 30 years, Pam, have four children and three grandchildren.
Contact Larry
larry.wahr@moody.edu

Tennessee

Harold Baker

Harold Baker is the representative for Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, northern Alabama, and the northwest corner of Georgia. He graduated with a BA from Columbia Bible College in 1980. After serving for a few years as a missionary in the Dominican Republic, he earned an MBA degree and spent almost 10 years owning and operating two restaurants. Harold then worked as a business consultant with the Small Business Administration in Georgia. He has served in the Stewardship Department at Moody since 2012. Harold has been an elder in his church and loves to read, play golf, travel, and teach the Bible. He and his wife, Meg, have been married for 30 years and have four daughters, one of whom is a Moody alum.
Contact Harold
(706) 508-5441
harold.baker@moody.edu

Texas

Ken Bugh

Ken Bugh represents Stewardship with a primary focus on Moody Aviation. Before coming to Moody in 2007, Ken began his career in the office products industry. Starting as a sales representative in Houston, Texas, he worked his way up to executive VP of marketing and later as president through a 23-year career. It was at this point God called Ken and his wife, Liz, into pastoral ministry in England. In England, as pastor of a Baptist Union of Great Britain church, Ken worked with a friend to organize American Pastor Interim Ministries which focuses on the revival of dying Baptist churches in the UK. When he and Liz returned to the United States, he managed the LifeWay Christian Bookstore on the Moody Bible Institute campus in Chicago. Today, Ken has a goal of sustaining Moody Aviation until Jesus returns. He also serves as the pastor of First Church Carriage Inn where he and Liz minister to a retirement community. Ken and Liz live in Huntsville, Texas. They have a daughter and son-in-law and three grandchildren.
Contact Ken
ken.bugh@moody.edu

Utah

Larry Wahr

Larry Wahr is the representative for Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. He graduated from the Ohio Institute of Technology and began a 26-year career in weighing/printing technologies as a product marketing manager. He also worked with product development, marketing, and sales support and then transitioning to sales, moving to Colorado as Regional Sales Manager for the western United States. He grew up on a small family dairy farm in south central Michigan, raised and was brought to faith by his Christian family. His sister Linda has served here at Moody for more than 30 years and introduced Larry to Moody. Joining Moody in 2008, he “has been blessed by the powerful impact Moody has on equipping young people with a passionate desire to serve our Lord around the world.” Larry enjoys living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and is an avid climber/mountaineer and skier. Larry and his wife of over 30 years, Pam, have four children and three grandchildren.
Contact Larry
larry.wahr@moody.edu

Vermont

Jen Ilchishin

Jen Ilchishin serves as a representative in the Northeastern United States. She is an alumna of Moody Bible Institute, having a BA with a concentration in Jewish Studies. After graduation, she served with Chosen People Ministries in Chicago and then in New York. They both served the Russian Jewish community of New York while her husband, Slava, attended seminary.

Jen and Slava relocated to the Washington DC area in 2016, where she is pursuing an MA in Biblical Studies. Jen enjoys reading, running, and a good cup of coffee. She and her husband attend McLean Presbyterian Church.
Contact Jen
jen.ilchishin@moody.edu

Virginia

Jen Ilchishin

Jen Ilchishin serves as a representative in the Northeastern United States. She is an alumna of Moody Bible Institute, having a BA with a concentration in Jewish Studies. After graduation, she served with Chosen People Ministries in Chicago and then in New York. They both served the Russian Jewish community of New York while her husband, Slava, attended seminary.

Jen and Slava relocated to the Washington DC area in 2016, where she is pursuing an MA in Biblical Studies. Jen enjoys reading, running, and a good cup of coffee. She and her husband attend McLean Presbyterian Church.
Contact Jen
jen.ilchishin@moody.edu

Washington

Jay Pounder

Jay Pounder serves as the representative for Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. He received his degree from Spokane Community College in criminal justice. Jay served as a reserve deputy with the Spokane County Sheriff’s department for two years. He spent 15 years in the banking and financial industry where he both led teams and helped many clients recognize their financial goals. More recently he led a large team of financial analysts who assisted large corporate clients with complex account payables. He also spent additional time volunteering with wish-granting organizations to terminally ill children. Jay grew up in the church and he and his wife have assisted with both planting and leading churches in the Spokane area. Jay lives in Spokane, Washington with his wife and four children on their family farm.
Contact Jay
jay.pounder@moody.edu

West Virginia

Jen Ilchishin

Jen Ilchishin serves as a representative in the Northeastern United States. She is an alumna of Moody Bible Institute, having a BA with a concentration in Jewish Studies. After graduation, she served with Chosen People Ministries in Chicago and then in New York. They both served the Russian Jewish community of New York while her husband, Slava, attended seminary.

Jen and Slava relocated to the Washington DC area in 2016, where she is pursuing an MA in Biblical Studies. Jen enjoys reading, running, and a good cup of coffee. She and her husband attend McLean Presbyterian Church.
Contact Jen
jen.ilchishin@moody.edu

Wisconsin

Ed Jordan

Ed Jordan serves as a representative for the northern Chicago suburbs. Ed graduated from Moody in 2007 and went directly into youth ministry, returning to serve at Moody for a few years. Afterward, he left to pursue educational administration in Texas and to complete his masters in higher education administration. Now, Ed is excited to return to Moody once again, engaging with ministry partners in the northern suburbs of Chicago to help launch equipped people into ministry. Ed and his wife, Emily, have been married for more than 15 years and have two children, a daughter and a son.
Contact Ed
ed.jordan@moody.edu

Wyoming

Larry Wahr

Larry Wahr is the representative for Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. He graduated from the Ohio Institute of Technology and began a 26-year career in weighing/printing technologies as a product marketing manager. He also worked with product development, marketing, and sales support and then transitioning to sales, moving to Colorado as Regional Sales Manager for the western United States. He grew up on a small family dairy farm in south central Michigan, raised and was brought to faith by his Christian family. His sister Linda has served here at Moody for more than 30 years and introduced Larry to Moody. Joining Moody in 2008, he “has been blessed by the powerful impact Moody has on equipping young people with a passionate desire to serve our Lord around the world.” Larry enjoys living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and is an avid climber/mountaineer and skier. Larry and his wife of over 30 years, Pam, have four children and three grandchildren.
Contact Larry
larry.wahr@moody.edu

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