D.J. 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.
D.J. 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 D.J. with excitement and conviction. As D.J. was completing his Masters of Theology at Dallas Seminary, he sensed God directing their ministry toward equipping house-church leaders in Asia. D.J. 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, D.J. 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, D.J. 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 D.J. and Steve full circle, as it was Steve who first invited D.J. 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.”
Board of Directors
Max is an advertising veteran of more than 28 years, primarily helping non-profits in marketing and fundraising strategies. As Senior Vice President of Consulting and Client Services at RobbinsKersten Direct, Max participates in leading key clients, managing client services, and assisting in new business development. Max has been married to his wife Allyson for more than 25 years with two children, son Max III and daughter Breck. Their family lives in Fort Worth, Texas, and attends Christ Chapel Bible Church. Max is also a long-time participant in Bible Study Fellowship.
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.
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.
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.
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. Later he became a stock broker for Edward Jones and now is one of their vice presidents in St. Louis. Greg, his wife Marian, and their children are involved in a local church and many other ministry activities.
Steve is the founder and former Executive Director of the Center for Mission Mobilization. He also founded Student Mobilization in 1986 and the Traveling Team in 1999. From 2004 to 2012, in addition to leading the CMM, he served as the Mobilization Director for Frontier Ventures. In 2019, Steve transitioned to his current position of Global Ambassador. Steve and his wife Carol have five grown children and live in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Board of Reference
Dr. Robert Lewis — Author, Founder of Men’s Fraternity, Little Rock, AR
Mr. David English — Campus Crusade for Christ, Fayetteville, AR
Mr. Noble Bowman — Leader and Speaker with Assembly of God and Chi Alpha Ministries, Springfield, MO
Dr. Waylon Moore — Author, President of Missions Unlimited, Tampa, FL
Mr. Joe White — Author, President of Kanakuk Kamps, Branson, MO
Dr. H.D. McCarty — Former Senior Pastor, University Baptist Church, Fayetteville, AR