Bruce Wear, M.D., Chairman
Since 1986 Bruce has worked as a physician and held various leadership roles; most recently as chairman of his medical group and head of the information technology team.
Bruce joined the board of Global Teams in 2012 and was appointed chairman of the board in April 2019. Prior to his involvement with GT, he served as chairman of the board of another mission organization. Bruce has had a long passion for cross-cultural ministry dating back to college days when he attended the Urbana Student Missions Conference. Together with his Chinese wife, they have ministered among international students throughout the years. In addition, Bruce has served as chair of his church’s cross-cultural team and made diverse short-term mission trips to various regions of the world. Since 1986 Bruce has worked as a physician and held various leadership roles; most recently as chairman of his medical group and head of the information technology team. Together with his Chinese wife, they have ministered among international students throughout the years. In addition, Bruce has served as chair of his church’s cross-cultural team and made diverse short-term mission trips to various regions of the world. Since 1986 Bruce has worked as a physician and held various leadership roles; most recently as chairman of his medical group and head of the information technology team.
Thom Shaw, J.D.
Thom serves as Global Teams’ Board Secretary and is an attorney in private practice specializing in business and estate planning law.
He and his wife Sheryl are Floridians who have an appetite for caring for others. In addition to his service to Global Teams, Thom’s ministries include volunteer youth work at his church, helping ‘widows and orphans’ in his legal practice, and praying for people to save a child’s life by changing their minds outside of abortion clinics. Thom has had a big impact on Global Teams by helping the organization to flourish while God opens doors to the unreached. And vice versa, as Thom shares, ‘Global Teams has taught me not to assume certain unreached groups can never be reached and not to assume that third world countries cannot be actively involved in sending missionaries.’ Global Teams does both on a daily basis.
Walt L. Hanline, Ed. D.
Dr. Hanline is Executive Director at National Center for Executive Leadership and School Board Development. His work centers on serving school districts, non-profits, cities, and charter schools by working with board members and executives in the areas of team building, strategic planning, collective bargaining, CEO evaluation, and board governance.
Dr Hanline received his doctorate from the University of Southern California and served as a public school teacher, founding Superintendent/Principal of Ventura Missionary School, and as a public school superintendent in California and Oregon for 33 years.
Walt and his wife Edith reside in Lakewood, Washington and have two grown sons, David and Jason. Walt became a Christian in 1972 and has served in a wide range of roles in churches, including serving as a deacon, an elder, in addition to serving on the Pastoral staff at Ventura Missionary Church. The Hanlines have been actively supporting missions over their 44 years of marriage, with a heart for Bible translation
David M. Hasz
David M. Hasz is President & CEO of Bethany International and President of Bethany Global University, a four-year degree-granting institution that is focused solely on training career missionaries.
He has participated in over 30 short-term trips and now oversees BGU students in 10 locations who are serving 13-month terms as intermediate missionaries. Prior to joining BGU, he served with Teen Mania Ministries, a short-term youth mission-sending organization.
David graduated with a B.S in Education from Oral Roberts University in 1991 and an MA in Intercultural Leadership from Bethany Global University in 2016. His doctorate is in Strategic Leadership with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership and Global Missional Leadership, earned from Faith International University in 2021.
In 2019, David completed his first Ironman triathlon, and he has run several marathons, including the Boston Marathon. He and his wife, Cassandra, live in Minnesota and have six children and six grandchildren.
Amy has a passion to mobilize young people and churches to pray, give and go to foster disciple making movements among unreached people groups. She has served with Youth with a Mission (YWAM), Caleb Project, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, Teen Mania, and Frontiers.
Leading youth teams to Yemen, India, Turkey, Malaysia, China and Thailand has helped her training remain practical and reproducible, as she continues to train young people in YWAM and churches in Perspectives. Amy and her husband raise cattle in Wyoming and home educate one son, while their other son attends high school.
Brad Hawkins’ desire to follow God and his entrepreneurial spirit have been instrumental in the development and growth of several companies. He is Co-Founder and CEO of Wide Fi, developing SaferNet, a CyberSecurity and Internet App.
His roles have included owning, leading and operating: an investment management company for 20 years, a financial life training and coaching company, an international LED light manufacturing company based in Hong Kong, an oxygen delivery company throughout the Colorado Vail Valley, a software development company, event centers and wedding venues, and a software based network security company. Brad has been involved in business for missions ministry work in Rwanda for over 10 years and before that in Guatemala. Brad has authored 5 books and 10 online financial courses. Brad sat on the board of several companies and non-profit organizations and received a degree in theology from CFNI in Dallas, Texas and a second degree in Business Administration and Finance from Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colorado. He and Latisha — his wife of 30 years — are both Colorado natives. They have two boys and two girls who range in age from 22 to 30.