Leadership & Staff

A passionate team with a global vision

of changing the future.  

  • Harold Linder

    PRESIDENT

    Harold Linder holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Kent Christian College. He recently obtained an M.A.C.M. from Urshan Graduate School of Theology. Harold spent his early years in ministry in metropolitan New York, serving at Bethel Pentecostal Church and directing the Metro District Youth Department of the UPCI.


    He has a global vision and heartbeat. He has served national leaders and encouraged community outreach throughout Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, South America, and the Pacific regions of the world. 


    With his wife Lisa, Harold currently serves as Senior Pastor to the Heavenview Church in Winston Salem, North Carolina. They have a daughter Abigail, a son Harrison, and Max the Wonder Dog. 

  • Carl E. Morgan,  

    Chief Financial Officer

    Carl Morgan graduated with a B.S. in Business, an M.B.A., and is a licensed C.P.A.  Morgan formerly served as the Executive Finance Assistant to the Global Missions Division of the UPCI.  Currently, he maintains a position as the Executive Finance Assistant for Church Administration at the World Evangelism Headquarters and enjoys being the Missouri District Quiz Coordinator for Junior and Senior Bible Quizzing Tournaments.

  • Sandra Leaman

    Secretary

    Sandra is a Medical Management Consultant. Her professional experience has been very extensive. For the last 18 years, she has been a Coverys - Medical Management Consultant, and before that she worked as a Clinical Nurse Administrator, a Team Leader in a local hospital, an Occupational Health Nurse, and a Certified Health Unit Coordinator. Sandra has been a life-long student. She studied at Central Michigan University in the field of Community Health Administration. She studied Development Health Sciences at Delta College. She obtained her Associates Degree in Nursing and Certification Health Unit Coordinator. At Alma College, she majored in Sociology, minored in English, and also minored in Psychology. Sandra has an active membership with American Associates of Occupational Health Nurses, American Occupational Health Professionals, Michigan Association Occupation Health Nurses and has been a featured speaker for Merck Pharmaceuticals on a frequent basis conducting Osteoporosis seminars and bone densitometry promotional endeavors.

  • Mark Fowler

    Treasurer

    Mark Fowler is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.S.B.A.) and Louisiana State University Shreveport (M.B.A.). He currently serves on the administrative staff of Heavenview UPC in Winston-Salem, NC.  

  • Leroy N. Francis

    Board of Trustees

    Bishop Leroy Francis was born January 3, 1956, in Jamaica. He moved to London at the age of 7 and has lived there ever since. He was appointed pastor of Life Tabernacle in 2000 and has served as the General Superintendent of the UPC of Great Britain and Ireland since March 2002. Currently, he serves as Secretary on the Global Council and represents the Sub-Western region of Europe and the Middle East on the Executive Global Council.

  • Matthew Johnson

    Board Of Trustees

    Matthew Johnson grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and after high school followed his dream of becoming a business executive. He completed his undergrad work from Hannibal LaGrange University and later his MBA, summa cum laude, from William Woods University. He furthered his education by completing a specialty MBA in healthcare management and became board certified through the Board of Ambulatory Surgery Certification. After a successful career in healthcare marketing & public relations he was asked to lead an ambulatory surgery center. During this same period he served at his local church in youth ministry and later served as Missouri District UPCI Youth Promotions, Secretary, and finally President.

     

    It was during his sixth year serving at the ambulatory surgery center that he followed God’s plan for his life and joined UPCI Youth Ministries in St. Louis, MO. He served the team for 6 years, working as Promotions Director & Secretary, before being elected as Senior Pastor of Living Hope in the Gulf Coast. During that period Living Hope became one of the fastest growing UPCI churches within the district and under their leadership a complete campus renovation was completed. 

     

    After a prophetic dream in 2020, Pastor Johnson received the invitation to become the Senior Pastor of The Sanctuary in Columbus, Indiana. He is thankful to be partnered in ministry with his wife, Rebecca, and their two amazing children, Abriah and Jace. Their favorite pastime is visiting local coffee shops, enjoying family time, and creating memories together.

  • DR. CRYSTAL JONES

    BOARD OF TRUSTEES

    Dr. Crystal Jones is the Medical Director of Acute Disease Programs for the Marion County Health Department located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Jones also serves as a clinical assistant professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine, Infectious Disease Division at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Jones has traveled extensively and is active in international medicine. Her unique set of skills serves her well in her role as Assistant Medical Director of Compassion Services International.

  • Lloyd Shirley

    Board of Trustees

    Lloyd Shirley graduated with a BA degree in theology. After pastoring in Minnesota, he became a missionary to the islands of the Caribbean, eventually holding several leadership positions as Regional Field Supervisor and Director of Education and Associates In Missions throughout the Central American region.  He retains his Associate in Missions status and travels overseas to minister and teach in  Bible Colleges. He continues to serve as an Honorary member of the Global Missions Board.

  • SCOTTY SLAYDON

    BOARD OF TRUSTEES

    Scotty Slaydon is a 1988 honors graduate from Jackson College of Ministries and served as missionary to the country of El Salvador from 1989 to 2006.  In El Salvador, he supervised both a mobile medical clinic and a fixed location clinic. He has been involved in humanitarian ministry for 12 years in an organizational capacity as well as hands-on involvement in more than 20 countries around the globe.  In 2007 he was named Director of Compassion Services International and served in that capacity until 2017 when he began serving on the Board of Trustees.

  • Eric Morley

    Legal Counsel

    Eric Morley received his B.A. from American University in Washington, D.C. and his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law. A licensed attorney, Eric also serves in the United States Air Force Reserves as a Judge Advocate. Eric also teaches as an adjunct professor at Urshan College.


    Eric's full-time job is as the Director of Operations and Finances for the Pentecostal Publishing House.  


    Eric enjoys traveling and has visited various nations in the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa. Eric and his wife Janna live in St. Louis and have two sons, Henry and Harrison.

  • Cylinda nickel

    Executive director

    Cylinda Nickel grew up in the islands of the Caribbean. She was raised with a global vision and compassion for others. The people and circumstances she encountered during that time sparked a passion for changing the world. 


    A graduate of Indiana Bible College, she focused her efforts on strengthening missionary kids for 20 years. She served as the assistant coordinator and office manager to MK Ministries for 11 years. She has traveled to 54 nations and is a sought after international speaker. Cylinda brings global experience, fresh vision, and a sincere burden to the job of Executive Director at CSi.

  • Dr. Marcus Cobb

    Executive Board, Director of Medical Missions

    Dr. Marcus Cobb graduated with a B.S. in Biology and an M.D. degree from the University of Cincinnati.  After completing a three-year residency in Internal Medicine at the Good Samaritan Hospital of Cincinnati, he began a 17-year career as a private practitioner in Primary Care Internal Medicine.  He is actively involved in many community and civic organizations and as a public speaker on multiple current health topics.

  • Dr. Robbie Crawford

    Executive Board, Director of Education

    Dr. Robbie Crawford received her Ph.D. in Education in 2016 and has worked for over 25 years as a teacher and educational administrator. Aside from teaching a diversity of grades preschool through college, Crawford has been the director of six early childhood centers, consulted in 14 states, conducted seminars in five countries, and authored six books. She currently serves as the director of New Life Preschool in St. Louis, Missouri.  

  • Jeremy Doughty

    Executive Board, Director of Humanitarian Aid

    Jeremy Doughty


    Jeremy grew up in a pastor's home and churches where world missions was always prominent. Consequently, Jeremy has traveled to thirty-seven countries across the world. He has been directly and indirectly involved with building/renovating four churches in the Dominican Republic.  Jeremy also spent two and one-half months in Estonia working with the Russian, Belorussian, and Ukrainian people left in Estonia from the former Soviet Union.

     


    Jeremy has been a special educator for the last twenty-two years as teacher and administrator. He oversees professional development of staff for a special education district of almost two hundred eighty employees as well as trainings to twenty-eight school districts over eight counties in Illinois.


    Jeremy has been engaged in local civics for the last twenty years. He served on his local Public Works board and in 2018

    was elected to his local County Board. There he serves on several committees including Health and Safety Committee, Emergency Food and Shelter Board, Public Health Board, and Road and Bridges Committee.


    Jeremy serves as an Associate Pastor of Apostolic Center Church in Mattoon, Il.

  • Mark Hattabaugh

    Executive Board, Director of Global Disaster RElief

    Mark Hattabaugh is a graduate of Christian Life College, Stockton, CA. Having been raised overseas as a missionary kid he has command of he Spanish and Portuguese languages. 


    He is the Sr Pastor of The Pentecostals of Cooper City and is very active in his local community as:


    Commander: Law Enforcement Chaplaincy for Department of Chaplains of the UPCI (Law Enforcement and Fire Rescue)

    Sr. Police Chaplain – Miramar Police Department

    Fire Chaplain – Miramar Fire Department

    President: Cooper City Christian Academy

    President/Founder: South Florida Bible Institute

    Director: Youth On Missions (Global Youth trips 34 years)


    He is the husband of Esther and father to Mark Hattabaugh II

    He has a global passion and vision.