2018 Board Nominees (Ballot Closed)


Randy MacFarland

Dr. Randy MacFarland

Re-Elect as Board Chair

Parker, Colorado
Randy is recommended for a 1-year term as Chair of the WorldVenture Board of Directors. He has provided excellent leadership as Board Chair, Board Vice-Chair and a Member-at-Large for several years. He leads the Board in their engagement with setting the future direction of the mission and enjoys serving God in this leadership role. Randy served as a church planter and pastor (CBHMS), and was part of the faculty and administration of the New England Center of Seminary of the East before his appointment as VP of Training & Mentoring at Denver Seminary in 1997. Randy is currently the Chief Academic Officer & Chief Administrative Officer at the seminary, and is known for his expertise in mentoring, theological education and the application of theology to daily life. Randy and his wife, Karen, live in Parker, Colorado and attend Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Maggi Garrison

Mrs. Maggi Garrison

Re-Elect as Board Vice-Chair

Phoenix, Arizona
Maggi is recommended for a 1-year term as Vice-Chair of the WorldVenture Board of Directors. She has served faithfully as Vice-Chair and a Member-at-Large for the past five and a half years, and brings an exceptional knowledge and understanding of missions and the local church to our Board. Maggi is the Mission Coordinator and the Women’s Ministry Director at Palmcroft Church, and believes that the challenges of doing missions in our world today make this an exciting time to serve. It is her desire to see the Lord glorified through the obedience of the body of Christ to the Great Commission and the formation of partnerships with vital global ministries. Maggi and her husband, Brent, live in Phoenix, Arizona.

Andy Spohrer

Rev. Andy Spohrer

Re-Elect as Board Secretary

Brewer, Maine
Andy is recommended for a 1-year term as Secretary of the WorldVenture Board of Directors. He has served faithfully in this capacity for the past five and a half years. Most recently, Andy served as Interim Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Brewer, Maine. He also served in several capacities with WorldVenture including being a church planter in Ireland and the East Regional Ministries Director. Having given much of his life to WorldVenture ministries, Andy brings a deep understanding of the workings of the Mission to our Board. He has built valuable relationships with our U.S. supporting churches. Andy and his wife, Nancy, split their time between Main and Connecticut.

Tom Hayes

Mr. Tom Hayes

Re-Elect as Member-At-Large

McKinney, Texas
Tom is recommended for a 3-year term as a Member-at-Large on the WorldVenture Board of Directors. He is currently Executive Vice President of International Ministries for Insight for Living, where he selects, trains, and equips national partners to serve as field pastors; identifies new ministry opportunities; and develops growth strategies. Prior to accepting the EVP position with Insight for Living, Tom served as Pastor of Missions and Community Impact at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco. Tom brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the areas of missions in the local church and community to our Board, and will play a significant role in assisting WorldVenture with future strategy and direction. Tom and his wife, Katie, live in McKinney, Texas.

Tom Buxton

Mr. Tom Buxton

Re-Elect as Member-At-Large

Littleton, Colorado
Tom is recommended for a 3-year term as a Member-at-Large on the WorldVenture Board of Directors. He is currently Principal of Interbizgroup, LLC, which assists office products businesses in improving their margins while increasing customer loyalty. Tom has served with multiple other businesses helping them to re-create themselves and increase their profitability. He has also served on the Youth for Christ board in Denver, as Chairman of the Board of Elders and Interim Pastor at Our Savior’s Church in Lakewood, and has coached football for 15 years at Lakewood and Columbine High Schools. Tom and his wife, Jenny, live in Littleton, Colorado.