Jeff Denlinger

Jeff Denlinger


Dr. Jeff Denlinger serves as President/CEO of WorldVenture, providing excellent leadership as we refocus our ethos and efforts on reaching the last, the least, and the lost. He came to WorldVenture in 1988 as a mid-term missionary working in the Philippines. In 1990, Jeff and his wife, Christine, became career missionaries with WorldVenture in Venezuela. Jeff was asked to become a member of the leadership team at the home office in 2002 to provide oversight to the development of teams and the implementation and achievement of strategic priorities of WorldVenture ministries around the world. Jeff and Christine have two grown children and two grandchildren.


Dennis Vogan

Vice President of Personnel

Since 1995, Dr. Dennis Vogan serves on the leadership team at WorldVenture. He is currently the Vice President of Personnel. His responsibilities include leadership in Human Resources, missionary care, and training for missionary service. In 1976-1978, Dennis and his wife, Linda, served with CBFMS in the Philippines at Faith Academy, a school for missionary children. Following graduate work, they were appointed in 1981 to return to the Philippines with WorldVenture, where Dennis served as Superintendent of Faith Academy from 1984 to 1995. Dennis and Linda have been married 42 years and have four grown children and two grandchildren.


Marty Shaw

Vice President of International Ministries

Dr. Marty Shaw joined WorldVenture’s executive leadership in 2013. Marty has served with WorldVenture since 1983 when he was appointed to Japan as a missionary. From there he became the Coordinator of Global Strategies and the International Ministries Director for Asia and the Pacific Region. Marty has strengthened WorldVenture by implementing mission strategies like the 360° approach, while bringing missiological insights and Kingdom-development experience. While leading the Asia and Pacific region, Marty opened nine fields. He and his wife Denise have two children.


John Benza

Vice President of Finance & Administration

John Benza has served on WorldVenture’s executive leadership team since 2011, where he oversees the Finance department, the IT department, and the building and grounds. Before coming to WorldVenture, John was the Director of Administration at Bridges Community Church in California. John also was a consultant with Altos Technical Support, an executive leader with IBM, and co-founder of an advanced web analytics firm. He brings expertise to WorldVenture in leadership, professional training, and innovative recruitment strategies. John has been married to his wife, Debbie, for more than 30 years, and they have one son, Jesse.


Dougg Custer

Vice President of Mobilization

Dr. Dougg Custer joined WorldVenture’s executive leadership team in 2014. Before that, he served for 11 years as the International Ministries Director for Europe and the Middle East, providing leadership and direction for all the mission fields. He joined WorldVenture in 1979 when he and his wife, LeAnn, became church planters in Austria. During Dougg’s leadership in Austria, other WorldVenture fields and mission organizations regarded the Austrian field as a respected model of prayer, unity, and member care. Dougg and LeAnn have three children and five grandchildren.