2016 ICCM Speaker Bios

Greg Beeley

Greg Beeley, co-founder and CEO of LightSys Technology Services, has been serving in missions software engineering and IT for over 20 years.  His experience includes such areas as information security, software engineering, open-source technologies, networking and WiFi, Linux, and nonprofit operations.  Greg also leads LightSys’ Spring Break Code-a-Thon for Missions, which just finished its fifth year.  Greg and his wife Dorinda have a huge heart for using technology to help reach the unreached world with Jesus’ love.


Roy Campbell

Roy Campbell has worked in various IT related environments for over 30 years.  In 1999, he joined a ministry as an IT Tech and started a 16 year journey towards being involved with inner city and majority world projects leveraging technology to serve people in poverty.  Currently he’s bootstraping an eLearning company called Learning For Humanity where they are working to use technology for sustainable education. He’s been involved with ICCM since 2001 and is currently a core leader for ICCM-Africa. Roy is married to Carol.  His daughters Natalie and Jamie have both attended ICCM’s in the US. In his after hours life, he enjoys playing hockey, is a top-10 ranked Crokinole player, and enjoys board gaming.
Roy’s work currently has him researching low power technology, and overseeing infrastructure development for educational environments in the majority world. He also enjoys discussions and sessions around Culture, Technology, and Spirituality and their interactions with each other.


Carl Daudt

Carl Daudt is a member of the Information Technology Department of Taylor University.  Together with his wife, Judy Daudt, he is passionate about serving the needs of missionaries in practical ways.  They have lived out their desire to support missions through technology and technology related missions, adoption of college aged missionary kids, and commitment to long term relationships with missionaries and the missions community.  Carl and Judy served for over eleven years as advisors for the Mu Kappa student organization at Taylor University, an organization for missionary kids in college.  Carl is a geophysicist by training, and has maintained connections with international students since his graduate school days.  Carl first attended ICCM in 2001 at the JAARS facility in Waxhaw, NC.


John Edmiston

John Edmiston is the CEO of Cybermissions and has been in digital ministry since 1991, going full-time in 1994. He also teaches courses in Mobile Ministry, Theology of Technology and Emerging Media Ministry. John’s focus is on technology in missions in the developing world. John Edmiston’s projects have included: Internet evangelism, evangelistic Internet cafes, Internet radio, various training websites, dozens of ebooks, online training, and covert radio transmitters. John has 4 cats, 2 dogs and 4 parakeets and is an expert on cat hair and computers.


Tom Francis

Tom Francis is a software developer and consultant with over 20 years of experience in commercial and open source software, with particular interests on process and data security. Recently, Tom has been aiding a missions organization with one of their many software projects, and reviewing projects for LightSys sponsored Spring Break Code-a-Thons.


Gustavo Hellwig

Gustavo Hellwig has more than sixteen years of experience as a Windows network engineer. His key skills are with Office 365, Windows Servers, Active Directory, Exchange Servers, Servers hardware. He has led a session at ICCM Africa in 2015. Currently, he is a board member of RVA (Rift Valley Academy) and Information Specialist of AIM (Africa Inland Mission).
More information at: https://us.linkedin.com/in/gustavohellwig


Joseph Kejr

Joseph Kejr has been the IS Operations Manager for SIM USA office for the last four years. He is responsible for most things in the office surrounding IT including servers, workstations, printers, phones, etc. Joseph grew up on soccer and computers as an MK in Liberia and Ivory Coast. After attending Kansas State University, he immediately started working with SIM USA in user and workstation support. He worked a few years at SIM International office as a network administrator before moving back to the US office in the role he has today. He will gladly provide answers to questions based on his experience.


Paul Nielsen

Paul Nielsen has been involved with ICCM since sometime in the late 90’s. He has authored 8 technical books including the Amazon best-selling SQL Server 2008 Bible, is a 12 time Microsoft MVP, and a former Enterprise Data Architect with Compassion International. Paul focuses on data structures, enterprise workflow, and user experience.


Steve Pavarno

Steve is a software engineer with 25 years experience across industries (government, startups, franchises, non profit), tool chains (web, standalone apps, embedded control on many platforms) and domains (medical devices, education, forestry, real estate, HR, ISPs, and many more). He is interested in IT security, information strategy / governance, software process maturity and uni-cycling.


Craig Thompson

Craig is the President of Caldwell Global Communications, Inc. which specializes in Internet-based services. He has worked with organizations in Asia, Europe, Africa and North and South America on VOIP, VPN, e-mail, firewall and other IT projects. He enjoys using his talents to help missionaries, pastors and similar groups to communicate securely and effectively.


Kevin Weaver

Kevin Weaver has more than seventeen years of prior experience as a Windows network engineer. He typically assists a few dozen ministries every year, some on site and some remotely. His key skills are with Windows Servers, Active Directory, Exchange Servers, server hardware and firewalls. He also has management experience via time in the Army and later leading a small IT team at the mission Crossworld. He has led sessions at almost every ICCM in the U.S. since 2006, including a two-day workshop on Windows Server. He also teaches the Bible and theology in various settings.


David White

David is the Founder & CEO of Develop CENTS, an IT consulting and web services company in Chattanooga, TN. He works closely with nonprofits and small businesses of all sorts, has been involved with ICCM since first attending in 2011, and has led two ICCM sessions in the past. As an infrastructure engineer, he has extensive experience building, monitoring and maintaining linux systems. He is certified by Synology in their products. To view slides from some of David’s previous sessions from ICCM and other events, visit https://developcents.com/knowledge-base/#past-workshops.


Ben Woods

Ben has ten years of systems and network experience across a variety of sectors, and is currently the Systems Architect at a Missouri college. Ben’s experience covers a wide variety of specialties, including campus and data center networking, Linux and Windows systems, and storage systems and protocols, which he enjoys using to design and implement end-to-end solutions. Current interests include security, system configuration management/monitoring/automation and storage management and networking.


Antoine RJ Wright

Mobile technology enthusiast, entrepreneurial magazine founder, occasional user interface designer, and mentor. Antoine RJ Wright has participated in developing innovative approaches in web/graphic design, user experience design, and accessibility across mobile and other computing devices for educational, private, and governmental organizations. The primary voice behind Mobile Ministry Magazine (MMM), Antoine is pioneering an approach to understanding mobile devices, social web services, and their resulting effects within faith-based communities.


Tim Young

Tim Young has been in missions IT for many years. As a field consultant with LightSys Technology Services, he has worked with over 100 ministries in 15 countries. Tim loves Linux, but does most of his work in a Windows world. He has been a part of ICCM for over eighteen years, and is currently helping head up the team planting the ICCM-Africa conference.


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