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Zack Guthrie, P.E.

President/Executive Director

President The Guthrie Group, Inc.

Whether leading teams of 12 – 18 people facilitating Kaizen, or in professional training environments – Zack continually challenges students to implement change. His versatility and insight provide value to his clients at various stages during their lean journey, from policy deployment, assessments and analysis to project implementation, whether in manufacturing or transactional environments.

Zack has worked in a multitude of industries across the US and abroad over the past fourteen years, working in over 100 unique cities in training and Kaizen event facilitation. He having received two Industrial Engineering degrees and from NC State and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of North Carolina.

Zack enjoys spending time with his wife, Kristin, and their children. Amanda Joi, Lauraleigh, Wyatt, McKay, Carter & Reade.

Robert Pittard

Board Member

Before coming to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in 2009 Robert did independent global consulting specializing in turnarounds and mergers. Previously, Robert had a lengthy career in Textiles as Vice President of Global Operations for Burlington House and its entire suite of businesses. Robert pioneered many management innovations and strategies, participated in business turnaround activities from the United States to China and managed supply chains from Mexico to Turkey to India and other global locations.

Mr. Pittard’s primary calling is to serve the less fortunate as evidenced by the mission activities he has led in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico for Mayan Indians, Taiwan, South Korea (where he spent time with the founder of Yung Nak Presbyterian Church and its many outreach ministries), Indonesia, UK (ministry to Southeast Asians) and especially India where Mr. Pittard has been involved in outreach to rail station orphans in Northern India.

Bob Young, C.P.C.U.

Board Member

Bob graduated with a BA in Religion and a Masters of Divinity degree. He spent five years as an associate pastor in Pennsylvania and two years as senior pastor in New Jersey.

For eleven years Bob served on the board of directors for Child Care Ministry, a foster care agency in Greensboro. While on the board he and his wife Lou were foster parents of several children. Bob also served on the short term missionary leadership team at Westover Church. During this time he traveled on numerous mission trips, including Cuba, China, and Vancouver Island, Canada.

His passion is to see National missionaries being trained and equipped to take the gospel to people in their own country. Bob enjoys working, skiing, biking, and traveling with his wife.

Lynn Everswick

Board Member

Global Ministry is part of Pastor Lynn Everswick’s DNA. His parents were Pioneer Missionaries to Zimbabwe, Africa where he was born and raised. Lynn has ministered in church planting and served as a pastor for 14 years in Zimbabwe. He was then asked to be an administrator in the International Headquarters of TEAM where he was given oversight of the ministry in Africa, South West Asia, and the Middle East for the next 14 years.

In 1998, Lynn joined the Westover Church staff in Greensboro, NC. There he began developing a 10-year vision in Global Ministries focusing on the least reached people of the world. Many short-term mission teams and full-time workers have gone out as a result of this initiative. A subsequent 10-year vision, based on Isaiah 61:1-3 was initiated in 2011.

Lynn retired in 2017 and moved to Austin TX where he is living near family. Lynn now serves on the Global Team at The Lakeway Church in TX. His heart and strong conviction is that the healthy local church needs to continue to share the gospel and have a heart for local and global outreach.

Katie Hart

Administrator

Katie is originally from California and has lived in five other states before moving to North Carolina in the summer o 2016. She graduated from Purdue University Fort Wayne with a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Public Communication. Her background includes marketing, promotions, and event planning. From organizing education workshops and appreciation events, to increasing brand awareness, Katie loves applying her skills to various projects. She has worked for both non-profit and for-profit businesses and appreciates the unique challenges of each. In her free time, she enjoys reading, going to the beach, and spending time with her friends and family.

Jasmine Caruthers

Administrative Support

With office and creative expertise, Jasmine has come on board with TGG to assist with administrative work and external sales/marketing strategies. Her skills include graphic design and photo editing/manipulation using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Lightroom. After spending most of her life in Virginia, Jasmine moved from her hometown of Danville to Richmond, to attend Virginia Commonwealth University to study Creative Advertising. She eventually met her husband, Joshua, and relocated to Winston Salem to start their family. Jasmine now spends most of her time either chasing after her two energetic toddler boys Jai and Jonah, or shooting photography with her husband. She is thrilled to be a part of GOW Ministries (Guthrie Orphans and Widows) sharing the love of Jesus to children in need.

Jennifer Humphrey

Sponsor Liasion

Jennifer grew up in Raleigh, NC and graduated from Meredith College in 1991. She is married to Reed Humphrey and they have 3 children.

After staying home for 14 years, Jennifer returned to the classroom to teach part-time. She is ESL/Spanish and elementary certified and for the past 6 years has enjoyed working with both middle and high school students at the Newcomers School for refugees and immigrants. She has a heart for the least advantaged and looks forward to serving with GOW.

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