COMMUNICATORS FOR CHRIST FACULTY 2020

Intern Team

Joshua Boulden

Hi there! I’m Josh Boulden. Since interning with ICC’s 2011 fall tour I’ve been pursuing a career in acting along with some singing and dancing here and there, depending on the show. My absolute favorite plays are that of the Shakespeare variety, but I love a good musical too. Theatre is my calling from God and He has directed my every step. He even sent me to attend the Conservatory at Sight & Sound Theatres in 2014 where I met my beautiful wife, Charis, and we’ve been performing and adventuring together ever since. Our latest adventure took us to Washington D.C. where I attended graduate school at the Academy for Classical Acting with the Shakespeare Theatre Company at The George Washington University. I have great love for the spoken word and storytelling, but when I’m not performing I enjoy playing co-op board games with my wife, catching up on my Scottish history and kilt culture, or sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee or on the special occasion an old fashioned chocolate milkshake.

Charis Boulden

Greetings and salutations! My name is Charis and I hail from the cornfields and woodlands of northern Maryland. I went to school for theatre, ending up at Sight & Sound Theatres’ Performing Arts Conservatory program where I met my husband, Josh, and first heard about ICC. While I missed out participating in ICC growing up, I’m greatly looking forward to adventuring with the intern team and getting to experience something that has been such an influential part of my husband’s life. In my free time, this nerd enjoys writing fanfiction (although, I would love to write something I could legally publish one day), stage combat, artsy crafty projects, occasionally dabbling in costuming, and spending time with my hubby.

Daniel Lukachick

Fall Intern

Hello! I am Daniel Lukachick. I grew up in the American South where the weather is hot and the humidity is hotter! Although some may say mud is disgusting, I grew up running through swamps, making mud cakes when it rained, and pulling anything we could find behind our four wheeler! Ever since I can remember, my father has been teaching me about woodworking, building, and fixing things. I love doing anything adventurous or creative. I discovered ICC when I was a young child, roughly 15 years ago. I treated ICC like it was just another school thing I had to do, but little did I know how much the Institute was actually shaping the person I was becoming. ICC has taught me how to create ideas, put those ideas into words, and speak those words with confidence. I can’t wait to go on this journey with you! I hope to see you soon!

David Stamp

Fall Intern

Hello, my name is David Stamp. I am 18 years old and I hail from the small state of Rhode Island. For the past year I have had the honor of serving on ICC’s Northeast Area Student Leader Team (ASLT). I come from a large family with five sisters and two brothers. Some of my hobbies include rock climbing, swimming, hiking, camping, and any other outdoor activities. You can bet that wherever I go I have a book (either hardcopy or downloaded on my phone) and am looking for a good tree to climb and a place to read. After a break, I re-joined ICC back in the fall of 2018 and if you had told me then that God was calling me to apply to this Intern team I would have said, “No way.” However, one of the most impactful things I have learned through ICC is how God can bring inspiration and direction from anywhere and anyone. I am looking forward to working and growing with my team. I can’t wait to meet you all somewhere on this tour.

Doug Ruff

Fall Intern

Hi everyone! My name is Doug Ruff and I’m from South Carolina, the Palmetto State. I’ve been part of the ICC community since 2013. For the past three years I’ve had the privilege of being able to serve on the Southeast Area Student Leader Team (ASLT) and the Global Student Leader Media Team (GSLMT). Some of my passions include photography, collecting Legos, and studying Russian and Central Asian geopolitics. Through ICC, I’ve discovered a love for film and storytelling, and I’ve had the opportunity to co-produce a documentary film for a church in Nashville, Tennessee with ICC’s Frame It Up program. When I first joined ICC, I was scared of simply sharing my ideas, not to mention the whole public speaking aspect of it. However, at my first ICC event I saw that the people there truly cared about me and wanted to hear my ideas. This year, I am incredibly excited to help create meaningful experiences for you.

Gabriella Boyes

Fall Intern

Hello! My name is Gabriella, but you may call me Gabby. I live in Baltimore Maryland, just a few blocks from where the Olympic swimmer, Michael Phelps, grew up. When I’m not doing school work, I enjoy listening to political podcasts, reading dystopian novels, and braiding hair. This year I am 17 going on 18, which isn’t quite how the song goes…maybe I can adapt it? One of my hobbies is writing ICC parodies of well known stories and songs. I’ve been part of ICC’s global community for 9 years. One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is that feedback is there to build you up, not tear you down. As an Ambassador for the Institute, I’m really looking forward to mentoring the students I will get meet. I can’t wait to connect with you!

Gwen Wittel

Fall Intern

Hello there! My name is Gwen Wittel. I live in the Garden State, also known as New Jersey, where we have super good pizza. I am the youngest in my family – and the only asian in the family. I was adopted at 14-months old. I love puns any day, any time. I also love connecting with others one-on-one and having wonderful conversations. ICC has given me the ability to step out of my comfort zone and try hard things. One of those was serving on last year’s IMPACT Team. Learning how to respond and act in different situations has strengthened my character, particularly my patience. I’ve heard others say that an ICC Internship has helped them grow in so many ways. I may not grow past 5 feet, 2 inches, but I look forward to taking the skills ICC has taught me and applying them to this internship – gaining more skills and growing into the person God has called me to be. And I can’t wait to share what I’m learning with you!

Joanna Johnson

Fall Intern

Hi! My name is Joanna, and I live in Minnesota, the land of 11,842 lakes. The one I live closest to is shaped like a spoon; although, it’s named Boon. Some things I enjoy doing are painting, perfecting my smoothie recipes, and making music with my siblings. In fact, I’ve studied violin for 14 out of my 17 years on this earth. When I was younger, one of my dreams was to become an author. Despite the fact that I have yet to publish anything, I still love to write. I have been coming to ICC events since 2010, and throughout my journey, I’ve learned how to better express my ideas and listen to others’ ideas as well. I’m grateful for the opportunity to join with you on this next adventure!

Kim Curry

Fall Intern

Hi! I’m Kim. I’m from the corny state of Ohio. As the first child of six, I would categorize my family as chaotically good. We’re busy, but have a great time together. I enjoy quite a few things, including but not limited to, climbing, cooking, reading, school (believe it or not), and martial arts. I am always ready to have a conversation about philosophy or go on an adventure. Not only am I thrilled about the adventure of internship, but I am also looking forward to the incredible conversations and learning opportunities on our journey. I am hyped to learn more about what it means to be an intentional leader and communicator. And I can’t wait to share what I’m learning with you!

Lydia Bloomer

Intern Steward and Staff Liaison

Hey there, I’m Lydia! Along with my four younger siblings and a couple of cats, I live in Ohio. I’ve been in ICC for seven years, and last year, I had the amazing experience of being a part of the fall ambassador team. I am looking forward to supporting this year’s ambassador team, and being a part of the Institute’s life-giving community!

Adult Leaders

Abi Shepherd

Media PREP and Production Steward

Hey! My name is Abi Shepherd. I come from New Zealand and Singapore. I’ve spent about half my life in each country. Last year I served as an Ambassador for the Institute. I produced media for the 2019 Communicators for Christ international Conference Tour and 2020 IGNITE Winter Advance. I am currently serving as an alum with ICC, producing media and mentoring the Global Student Leader Media Team. I really love historical fiction, but I’ll take most books – if you’re offering any!I also really like tea…especially with a good book on the side. I look forward to connecting with you over this summer, and maybe finding out what your favourite books are…

Amy Yen

Online Global Coordinator

Amy is one of the pioneers that started the first ICC international chapter in Singapore in 2010 and helped organize the first CFC Conference in East Asia in 2014. She was an ICC Chapter Sponsor before starting the first UK chapter in Leeds. She saw the need for ICC in Europe and went on to organize and host the first CFC Europe in Nov 2019.

Before homeschooling her children full time, Amy was a lecturer in the local polytechnic, training students in intercultural communication and life skills subjects. Her passion for intercultural studies has led her to Indonesia, Australia, and Vietnam as well as finding a home in both Singapore and the UK. Amy is also active in her local church ministries like the English class for migrant ladies, and café ministry for the homeless and needy.

An Normand

ICC Curriculum Development

A physical therapist by training, An worked with typically- and atypically-developing children for twenty years before making a career shift. She became involved with ICC ten years ago, where she has since been fulfilling one of her great passions: equipping and mentoring adults. An is of Belgian descent and a strong advocate for intergenerational and intercultural communication. She loves learning by immersion and her vision is to be a reflective listener who creatively reframes other people’s thinking.

Anna Carrion

ICC Department of People Care

Anna and her family first became involved with ICC in New Jersey 10 years ago. After moving to Ohio, she started the first chapter in Columbus with her two sons. She has served as the Great Lakes Area Coordinator for three years. Anna earned a BS in Industrial Management Engineering at De La Salle University. Growing up in the Philippines, a culture with a strong focus on family, Anna taught computer software to business and bank professionals. She and her husband of 26 years, Anton, moved to the United States in 1994 where she discovered her love of ballroom dancing. Anna has two grown sons, who have served with ICC as touring ambassadors.

Brian Eliason

Western Area Coordinator

Brian Eliason has been married to his wife Robin for 27 years and has a wide and varied background. From being a literal rocket scientist to conducting an orchestra, Brian has been a creative coach his entire life and has thoroughly enjoyed helping to homeschool his daughter. He has been evaluating speakers for over 30 years and he recently stepped down from being the Modesto, CA Teaching Leader for Bible Study Fellowship after 17 years, but still says he’s not the public speaker in his family. After all, he is also the brother of Dr. Moon.

Cassandra Shepherd

ICC Director, International Relations

Cassandra spent her growing up years on sheep and cattle farms in New Zealand before completing a degree in Management Studies with a focus on Organisational Development and Change. Her experiences in the army, the agriculture industry, farm education, business lending as a relationship manager, living abroad, and in educating her own children make her uniquely qualified as a mentor and leader. In 2014 Cassandra and her girls attended an ICC event in Singapore. She found a community where she could contribute her diverse talents and her passion for people and strategic planning. She now serves as the Director of International Relations, initially based in Singapore, but now living in Hamilton, after the family returned to New Zealand in 2020. She enjoys networking with people from different cultures and helping people to catch a vision for the possibilities God has in store for them and their families.

Cindy Peyton

Mid-Atlantic Area Coordinator

Cindy Peyton and her family joined ICC in 2013. She served as LIFE chapter sponsor for two years before stepping into the role of area coordinator this year. These roles have provided an outlet for her drive to see others grow and develop, an inner drive that first led her to teach English for 9 years in public schools. That desire along with an M.A. in English have equipped her to write curricula and teach high school literature and writing courses at her local homeschool co-op. She’s also taught workshops to help other moms refine and improve their curricula.

Deborah Mackall

Mid-Atlantic Area Leader

Deborah Mackall and her husband have 7 children, spanning 21 years from oldest to youngest. She loves communicating and connecting with others and for many years secretly longed to be a story teller. Recently she completed a Writing for Children course and has finally admitted that her ultimate goal is to write non-fiction novels. You will probably never find her far from a stash of chocolate or the next party idea. Deborah attended her first Communicator’s for Christ Conference in 2006, where Dr. Moon’s words resonated in her heart. Having been searching for good mentors for her boys, she really wanted this community for her entire family. In 2009, she joined chapter with the agreement she would sponsor a new chapter the following year. And in 2015, she stepped into the Area Coordinator role for 4 years. She is currently an Area Leader on the Global Resource team, supporting the Mid-Atlantic Area while working to invent her new role in resources.

Dede Ruff

Director, ICC Forensics Society

Dede Ruff enjoys the challenge of intentionally innovating. This year, as Director of ICC’s Forensics Society, she’s helped to innovate a new online tournament experience that has brought together intergenerational teams from four countries and expanded opportunities for real-world training. Entering her 8th year in ICC, she loves learning – and trying- new things, especially if they’re challenging. Dede earned her BA in Economics from Washington and Lee University as part of the second co-ed class at the all-male school. She has served as and ICC Chapter Sponsor and then as Southeast Area Coordinator for 3 years. She is part of the new online chapters ICC is launching this year and looks forward to developing community in new ways. Her love of community comes from living in a small town where everyone knows your name. She and her husband operate a 6th-generation family business and live in a house built by his family in 1904 which requires lots of innovating to work with life in 2020.

Dijea Young

North Central Area Coordinator

With 30 years of experience as a teacher, accrediting consultant, exchange student host and parent, Dijea Young finds her passion in mentoring the next generation. One of Dijea’s earliest memories of coaching communication skills is the image of her eldest son in tears on his bed after receiving feedback from Mommy. The rest of her kids are grateful she met ICC mentors soon afterward! Now serving as ICC’s North Central Area Coordinator, Dijea is thrilled to have the opportunity to guide coaches who mentor the next generation.

Eunice Au

Director, ICC Academy | CFC Parent-Teacher Curriculum Designer

Eunice is an avid reader and loves learning. Since 2012, she has been motivated to create interactive, online learning experiences both in the US and internationally. She has served in the Institute as the Director of the ICC Academy since its inception. Most recently, with her husband Au, she relocated to Singapore to serve with OMF, a global fellowship of Christians with a heart for East Asia. She is now enjoying gardening year-round, buying fresh produce in open-air wet markets, and connecting with her three daughters in the US via WhatsApp. She loves to empower others to serve with excellence and integrity, to follow Christ with confidence, and to labor with faithfulness for the advance of God’s heavenly kingdom.

Jane Lukachick

South Central Area Coordinator

Jane attended her first Communicators for Christ conference in 2007. She was sold. She helped start a chapter in 2009 with a friend in Prairieville, La. Two years later she was Chapter Sponsor for several years. She is now Area Coordinator for South Central Area. She and her husband, Mark, have 10 children, 5 grandchildren and have been married for 35 years. One of her favorite “hobbies” is traveling around the country visiting her children and grandchildren.

Joan Martin

Great Lakes Area Coordinator

Joan is magnetically interested in Peacemaking and anything relational – a gift she brings to our CFC conference faculty roster! As a bit of an eclectic, she enjoys water sports, the pets on her hobby farm, volleyball, and mostly non-fictional reading. On weekends away, she assists her hubby in their entrepreneurial business of equine photography or spends weeknights watching her kids play sports on various homeschool teams. Joan is a unique introverted Edleman Red, a lover of cappuccino and homemade desserts, and an ever-growing member of the ICC community.

Dr. John McLean

ICC Board Member and Businessman

Dr. John McLean sees a better future — he’s a visionary and an entrepreneur. His latest project is the building of a string of micro-hospitals in the U.S. All of his six children received years of ICC training, and he’s convinced that his two grandchildren, who participate in an ICC chapter currently, will be prepared for their futures because of it. East Asia is special to him; three of his adopted children are of Asian descent, and he has done years of work with a Philippine orphanage. This is his third trip to East Asia with an ICC team! He believes in the benefit of the ICC training and has frequently backed that up with donations to make it possible for students to experience the transformation of the ICC community.

Julie Rambo

Southeast Student Liaison

Julie Rambo is an artist, gardener, lover of Jesus, and a homeschool graduate. Julie believes teens should be challenged to step out of their comfort zone. At 17, she became the director of a children’s ministry running 12-week Bible camps with teams from across the Eastern United States. She attended Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn, NY to study Communication Design, with an emphasis in Illustration. Her dream is to create art that shares a story. Julie lives in South Carolina with her husband and their four children. As a Chapter Sponsor and Student Leader Liaison for ICC, Julie wants to influence today’s culture by discipling the next Christian generation. Julie has been a successful leader – fundraising for her chapter; helping grow leaders and resources; and building influence in her community.

Kate Wood

Northeast Area Coordinator

Kate is a career educator who landed her dream job in 2006 when she began homeschooling her 4 children. Her first taste of ICC was evaluating at an ICCFS tournament in 2014. She was elated to find out that a chapter existed at their local homeschool co-op and has been enjoying this communication/leadership training journey with her daughters, Keri and Gracie, ever since. Kate now serves as the Area Coordinator for the Northeast Area. She is stretched and exhilarated by the challenge of providing irresistible mentoring to other adult leaders, while at the same time, undergoing vibrant transformation in her own personal development.

Lisa McLean

Director of People Care

With a degree in education and twenty years’ experience in home education, Lisa McLean has found a place in ICC to do what she loves to do: to work out problems — in relationship. As Director of People Care, she equips people to parent, to mentor, to love well. Her husband and she have six children, two who interned with ICC and one who serves as an ICC Area Leader. They now have two grandchildren in ICC chapters! Five of their children are adopted, three of them are Asian by birth; she loves the idea of mixing up the races! Having traveled to East Asia three times with ICC, working with our global community challenges her to develop new skills and ways of thinking, to learn from other cultures, and to appreciate the immensity and diversity of the Church. Her passion: to disciple Christ-followers in wisdom, respect, and holiness.

Mary Gunther

ICC Chief Influence Officer

Mary Gunther understands what it means to operate in a rapidly changing environment. And she likes it that way! A graduate in the 2nd class of women from the United States Naval Academy in 1981 and mother of nine, she has been involved in leadership education for the past 25+ years. After attending her first ICC conference in 2005, she brought ICC conferences to Maryland and started the first ICC Chapter. Mary’s interests are varied and diverse: from graphic design, organizational health, strategic action, latest tech trends, and visual storytelling. Along with her experience and training in leadership development, Mary holds a certificate in Art Integration across Curriculum from the Kennedy Center in Washington DC as well as a certificate in Christian Nonprofit Leadership from Christian Leadership Alliance. She assumed her current role Chief Influence Officer in May 2017. Mary lives in Annapolis MD with her husband and a rapidly changing at any time number of children.

Mindy Johnson

ICC Community Support/Curriculum

Mindy attended her first Communicators for Christ Conference in 2010. She had never before seen speech coaching taught from the perspective of serving the audience. She was hooked! Mindy started a chapter in 2011 in Hutchinson, MN, where her family are still members. She has a BA in English/Spanish Education and loves studying leadership and improving her speaking skills. She and her husband, Ryan, have been married for 24 years and have 4 children. You will find her working in the garden, helping on the farm, teaching the teens at church, or running.

Nicole Ricks

ICC Global Director | Student Leadership

Nicole Ricks loves young people and her life reflects that call. For over 9 years, she has served and mentored both students and adults. As Director of Student Leadership, Nicole is an innovator who is intentionally challenging and supporting Area and Global Student Leadership Teams as well as the adult liaisons around the globe. She has launched new online curriculum and created tools to support the growth and development of her teams. Currently finishing her degree in Nursing and mentoring her five children, she is a natural nurturer, a lover of fun and friendship, and a pursuer of excellence.

Dr. Stacey Campbell

Professor/Consultant/Writer/Entrepreneur

From television production to art ministry, film festivals to community theatre, Dr. Stacey Campbell has a passion for the power of story and empowering others to find the best version of themselves designed by the greatest Creator. With his doctorate in Strategic Leadership and ten years experience as an Executive Pastor, Dr. Campbell uses his professional experience and mission of restorative grace to help launch and lead nonprofits and organizations to increase their impact globally. Dr. Campbell lives with his wife, three kids, and two sign-language-literate dogs, and he is thrilled to be joining the ICC – which he serves as a Board Member – at iCON 2020.

Dr. Teresa Moon

ICC President/CEO

ICC founder, Dr. Teresa Moon continues to serve as the organization’s President and CEO. Her mentees have spoken at the White House, Congress, the G8 Summit, the United Nations and in countries around the world. After 30 years of training organizational leaders, teachers, parents, students, and youth workers in 16 countries and in every state in America, Dr. Moon is more committed than ever to equipping authentic leaders who engage and transform culture. Dr. Moon is a nationally recognized speaker, leadership consultant, author, communications coach, and President of Communicators Advantage Project (CAP), a publishing and consulting company. Teresa enjoys thought provoking books and movies, leisurely lunches and walks, bold coffees and ideas, and brainstorming culture and the future intergenerational teams. Her favorite Millennials are her two grown sons, Wendell and Devin. Teresa and her husband David call Tennessee home.