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Every Child, Every Nation, Every Day

Executive Leadership Team

Reese R. Kauffman


reeseRaised in a pastor’s home in Indianapolis, Reese trusted Jesus as his Savior at age eight. In 1967 he founded Kauffman Products, Inc., a manufacturer of high-volume metal stampings and components for automotive, appliance and military industries. In 1975 Reese became a member of the local CEF committee in Indianapolis and in 1977 the CEF International Board of Trustees. On October 1, 1989 Reese committed to serve for one year as president and has continued to serve full time since without compensation. Under Reese’s leadership CEF has grown from reaching 1 million boys and girls per year in less than 100 nations to millions of children around the world. God has given him a passion for global evangelism and discipleship among children. Reese’s goal is to keep the ministry on point for future generations. Reese and his wife Linda have three grown children and live on Sanibel Island in Florida.

Moises Esteves

Vice President of International Ministries

moisesI was born and raised in Portugal, where God called me to full-time service when I was 17. In 1993 God led my family to move to the USA to work with Child Evangelism Fellowship. Now as Vice President of International Ministries I help organize the work of CEF around the world. There is no greater joy than to share the Gospel with boys and girls. Children represent a small percentage of the population but they are 100 percent of our future.


Ron York

Executive Director of Support Services

ronyork-1My wife Deana and I were born in Massachusetts and raised in the New England area. I graduated from Toccoa Falls College in 1997. I first worked with CEF while in college helping to teach and host 5-Day Clubs. We came to serve at CEF International Headquarters in 2001. I started in the Information Technology Department and have served as director of Information Technology, international director of Wonderzone and in 2015 began serving as executive director of Support Services. My wife and I have three children, Amanda, Andrew and Zach. Our family has enjoyed serving together in summer ministry opportunities like Good News Across America.

Lynda Pongracz

Executive Director of Education

After serving with CEF 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 lead 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 executive director of Education, I have the joy of overseeing our training programs worldwide! How thrilling to realize that.