Dave and Michelle have dedicated more than thirty years of their lives to full-time ministry, working to advance the cause of Christ worldwide by equipping local church leaders in Asia and serving as senior executive mission leadership in the US.
The Rofkahr’s ministry journey started in college as they grew in faith through the ministry of Cru at the University of Kansas. Following graduation and their marriage in 1985, they launched into full-time Christian work reaching students with Student Mobilization (StuMo) at the University of Arkansas and later opening the StuMo campus work at the University of Central Arkansas.
Dave and Michelle’s heart for seeing the nations reached grew tremendously as they took part in the Perspectives missions course. Through Perspectives they were encouraged and challenged by their conversations with Dr. Ralph Winter, J. Herbert Kane and especially OMF China missionary, David Adney. Adney’s stories of his mission work in China during WWII filled Dave with excitement and conviction. As Dave was completing his Masters of Theology at Dallas Seminary, he sensed God directing their ministry toward equipping house-church leaders in Asia. Dave and Michelle joined EFCA ReachGlobal and moved to Asia with their two young sons, Nathan and Joel and would shortly welcome their daughter, Rachel. Following their service and leadership in Asia, Dave was asked to return to the US to join the senior leadership team of ReachGlobal to recruit a new generation of laborers for the harvest.
Having a strong passion to reach the unreached, Dave has now said yes to the invitation from Steve Shadrach, founder of the Center for Mission Mobilization, to succeed him as the organization’s Executive Director. This move brings Dave and Steve full circle, as it was Steve who first invited Dave and Michelle to join him in college ministry over 30 years ago at the University of Arkansas.
In their words, “It is our passion to live life in such a way that at its end we will have left nothing on the table and have no regrets—having made the most of the talents and opportunities entrusted to us by the Lord to reach the least, the last, and the lost in our world.”
Dr. Steve Shadrach has a passion for developing laborers for Christ to reach the world. He has been involved with many different collegiate ministries and has served as Pastor of Students and Missions at University Baptist Church (1983-1986) in Fayetteville, AR. He is also the founder of three organizations. In 1986, he founded Student Mobilization, which focuses on evangelizing and discipling college students in the U.S. and abroad. In 1999, he co-founded The Traveling Team, which focuses on mobilizing college students throughout the country, with Todd Ahrend (who pioneered the ministry). In 2001, he turned these two ministries over to the next generation of leadership to launch the Center for Mission Mobilization (formerly The BodyBuilders), which seeks to “engage, equip, and connect believers worldwide to their most strategic role in completing the Great Commission.” From 2004 to 2012, in addition to leading the CMM, he was the Mobilization Director for the US Center for World Mission, which included leadership of the Perspectives Study Program
Dr. Shadrach has a Master’s in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry in Church and Parachurch Executive Leadership from Denver Seminary. He has written four books, The Fuel and the Flame: Ten Keys to Ignite Your Campus for Jesus Christ, Brown Like Coffee: For Students Who Think Outside the Box, The God Ask: A Fresh, Biblical Approach to Personal Support Raising, Viewpoints: Fresh Perspectives on Personal Support Raising. Steve and his family reside in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Board of Directors
Dr. Dale Burke
Dale has 35+ years of experience pastoring a wide variety of churches, from church-plants to mega-churches. He formed Leverage Leadership in 2012 to invest in the next generation of global Christian leaders and pastors. Dale facilitates training across Africa keying in on “How to Lead and Still Have A Life.” He teaches part-time at Seacoast Community Church in Encinitas, CA. Prior to Seacoast, he spent 15 years as Senior Pastor of the First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton, California. Dale attended Dallas Seminary (ThM) and received an honorary Doctoral of Divinity degree from Biola University. Dr. Burke serves as Adjunct Professor of D.Min Studies and he is the Western Coast Alumni Rep at Dallas Theological Seminary.
Dr. Andrew Moyes
Dr. Moyes attended the University of Kansas for both undergraduate training and medical school. During his undergraduate days he was actively involved with Cru, and his junior year he was discipled by D J Rofkahr. After many years without contact Andy and DJ were reacquainted through mutual friends. Their love for the Lord and for bringing the Gospel to the nations reunited them. Dr. Moyes is an ophthalmologist and founder of Moyes Eye Center. He has helped lead the iTeam, a group of eye doctors, technicians and non-medical believers that have brought sight restoring surgical care to their friends in northwest Haiti for the last 15 years. Dr. Moyes has served as vice-chairman of the board of the North West Haiti Christian Mission and as an elder in his church. He is currently enrolled in a Master of Biblical and Theological Studies program at Dallas Theological Seminary. Andy and his wife, Cathryn have been married 31 years and have a family of three daughters and one son.
Gayle is a Little Rock native, a U of A grad, an early StuMo staffer, and lifelong discipler of women. She and her husband, Taylor, live in Austin and are involved in several ministries, including their church, Austin Oaks. They have two sons and two daughters, one of which is now in heaven.
Dr. Robert Cupp
Robert brings to the CMM Board extensive ministry experience and biblical wisdom. He was the founding pastor and served as the Directional Leader of Fellowship Bible Church of Northwest Arkansas for 30+ years. He attended both Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Dallas Theological Seminary (M.A.B.S. and S.T.M.). Dr. Cupp also received his doctoral degree from Western Baptist Seminary (D.Min.) and was honored with his Doctor of Divinity (Honorary) from Hindustan Bible College (Chennai, India). He has traveled extensively training leaders in India and previously served as Chairman of the Board at John Brown University.
Dr. Todd Moore
Dr. Todd Moore is a 1993 graduate of Rice University, and received his
M.D. from UTMB in Galveston. He now practices medicine in Arlington as a colorectal surgeon. Todd married his wife Angela in 1998, and they have two sons (Drew and Luke, ages approximately 15 and 12). Angela is a dermatologist in Arlington. Both attend Pantego Bible Church in Ft. Worth, where Todd also serves on the elder board. God has given them a heart for financial generosity. They gave over 99% of their combined medical practice to a charitable foundation from which they give to Kingdom causes every year. Several years ago, they became certified presenters with “The Generosity Path,” a global initiative of the McClellan Foundation aimed to increase generous giving by global believers.
Dr. Greg Parsons
Greg and Kathleen Parsons have been on staff with Frontier Ventures since 1982. The two met in Dallas while attending seminary, and were married in 1981. Greg now serves as Director of Global Connections for Frontier Ventures, is a regular contributor to Mission Frontiers magazine and has published two books. Greg and Kathleen both also serve on the board of Frontier Ventures, as well as WCIU, Christar, and Missio Nexus.
During his college years in the 80s, Greg attended a Kaleo Summer Training Program sponsored by Student Mobilization. He served in executive leadership and as a principal in one of the countries largest financial services firms. Greg, his wife Marian, and their children are involved in a local church and many other ministry activities.
Dr. Steve Shadrach
Dr. Steve Shadrach is the founder and Global Ambassador for the Center for Mission Mobilization (CMM), which includes the ministry of Support Raising Solutions. Using SRS Bootcamps and resources, Steve and his team have trained thousands of Christian workers from over 1500 organizations around the world how to launch their personal ministries and raise their support. Steve helped found Student Mobilization, and The Traveling Team, along with the CMM (formerly The BodyBuilders). He also served as Director of Mobilization for Frontier Ventures (formerly the U.S. Center for World Mission), overseeing the global ministry Perspectives on the World Christian Movement. A former pastor and missionary himself, Steve has a Doctorate of Ministry in Church and Para-Church Executive Leadership. He and his wife Carol have five grown children and reside in Fayetteville, Arkansas.