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Every Child, Every Nation, Every Day

Executive Leadership Team

Junghwan (Jeremiah) Cho


I have served with Child Evangelism Fellowship® since 1988 in various roles in my home country of South Korea and as a missionary to Sri Lanka. In 2014 I became the regional director for the Middle East. During the eight years in that role, God blessed the work in the region and new nations were opened for CEF® ministry. My burden continues to be that we can reach at least five percent of the children around the world, which is 100 million, with the Gospel. In 2022 God called me to serve as president of CEF. My wife Sarah and I have four grown daughters and one grandson who live in South Korea. Because of our passion to reach lost boys and girls of the world, Sarah and I were willing to move from Korea to the U.S. We love the CEF family and the ministry.

Fred Pry

Acting Vice President of Administration

God called me to be a CEF missionary in 2003 after 25 years in the business world. My journey with CEF began as a local director in Pennsylvania. I then accepted the appointment as Virginia state director, followed by joining the staff at International Headquarters in 2015, serving as Director of Literature, then Assistant Vice President of USA Ministries, and currently as Acting Vice President of Administration. My wife Dawn serves in Creative Services. She and I have raised four children, three of whom served in Christian Youth In Action® and the fourth continues to volunteer in CEF. It is a privilege to serve our Lord and reach the most vulnerable of society with the Gospel.

Jeff Nichols

Acting Vice President of USA Ministries

Over 30 years ago God called me to ministry. I received a Christian education degree and master’s degree in business and served in churches in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Tennessee. In 2020 I became state director for CEF of Tennessee and served in that role for nearly four years. I enjoyed working with CEF staff around Tennessee to see boys and girls hear about Christ’s love for them. In early 2024 God called me to serve at CEF International Headquarters as Acting Vice President of USA Ministries and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for the children of the USA. My wife Debbie and I have two adult daughters and three grandchildren.

John Luck

Vice President of Global Partnership Ministry

I grew up in a church with a long history of working with CEF. My first official association with CEF came when, as a businessman, I was asked to serve on the local committee for CEF of Greater Richmond in Virginia. I saw God use CEF to impact the next generation for Christ and soon my time and energy were less devoted to my business and more to the work of reaching children with the Gospel. In 2008 I served as volunteer project manager for Good News Across America and continued for several years. In 2011 I began to work full time at International Headquarters. I currently serve as Vice President of Global Partnership Ministry, working to resource and assist Gospel ministry around the world. I enjoy teaching God’s Word.

Lynda Pongracz

Vice President of Education

After serving with CEF for 11 years as a local and state teacher trainer, God burdened my heart for a wider training ministry. Although I knew it would be difficult to leave my family and friends on the East Coast, God led me to work with the Department of Education at our International Headquarters in Missouri. My ministry here has enabled me to train workers from around the world and assist in developing curriculum, including The Wonder Book and Wonder Devotional Books. Now as Vice President of Education, I have the joy of overseeing our training programs worldwide.

Ron York

Vice President of Operations

My wife Dee and I were born in Massachusetts and grew up in New England. In 1997 I graduated from Toccoa Falls College. I first worked with CEF while in college helping to teach and host 5-Day Clubs. In 2001 Dee and I came to serve at CEF International Headquarters. After working in Information Technology, I served as International Director of Wonderzone and currently as Vice President of Operations. My wife and I have three adult children—Amanda, Andrew and Zachary. Our family has enjoyed serving together in summer ministry opportunities such as Good News Across America.

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Dean Hunsucker

Executive Director of Global Literature

Born and raised in Indiana, I spent my formative years in the inner-city of Indianapolis as a pastor’s kid. Motivated by a deep commitment to address the spiritual needs of at-risk children and the homeless, I began preaching at the age of 14. After 18 years of impactful ministry in the inner-city, my family and I answered a call to serve at the CEF International Headquarters in Warrenton, Missouri. I served as Associate Executive Director of Support Services for five years, and in 2023, transitioned to Executive Director of Global Literature. In my current role, I enjoy overseeing the worldwide development, translation, production, and distribution of CEF literature, with a mission to make the Gospel accessible to every child and teacher in every country and language. My wife Bethany, our three children, Tre, Makenna, and Kendra, and I are dedicated to the mission of bringing the transformative power of the Gospel to Every Child, Every Nation, Every Day.

Peggy Kampmann

Executive Director of Finance

I was born and raised in Iowa and accepted Jesus as Savior at age ten. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting at the University of Northern Iowa, I worked as an auditor for eight years. During this time, I passed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. In 1997, God called me to serve at CEF International Headquarters as Chief Accountant and in March 2020, I began leading the Financial Services department. My husband Steve and I have two adult sons. In Jeremiah 17:7 we read, “Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.” May I continue to trust God as I serve with CEF.

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Carla Ratcliff

Executive Director of Creative Services

After teaching elementary school and serving in direct ministry to children in our church, God opened the door for me to assist in the development of CMI Online™ in the Department of Education at International Headquarters. In 2007 my husband Jack and I, along with our two children, moved from the suburbs of Atlanta to quiet Warrenton, Missouri. Now as Executive Director of Creative Services, I lead our team as we develop both digital and print materials for teachers and children around the world. I have seen God do exceedingly and abundantly more than I could have asked, thought, or imagined and am incredibly blessed every day to participate in the work of reaching children for Him.

Reese Kauffman

President Emeritus

Raised in a pastor’s home in Indiana I trusted Jesus as Savior at age eight. In 1967 I founded Kauffman Products, Inc., a manufacturer of high-volume metal stampings and components for automotive, appliance, and military industries. In 1975 I joined the local CEF committee in Indianapolis and in 1977 the CEF International Board of Trustees. On October 1, 1989 I committed to serve for one year as president, which extended to nearly 33 years. My wife Linda and I have three adult children and six grandchildren and live on Sanibel Island in Florida. It has been a privilege for us to serve with this ministry that is committed to the vision to reach Every Child in Every Nation with the Good News of Jesus and to disciple each one who receives Jesus to walk with God Every Day.