BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Clint Davis - President Clint lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is the CFO for Air Hygiene International, Inc., where he has been working since 2003. Before joining Air Hygiene, he lived in Jinja, Uganda, where he helped start The Source Cafe and co-founded Kibo Group. He and his family lived in Jinja for 6 years. He graduated in 1993 with a BBA from Harding University and received his MBA from the University of Tulsa in 2003. He and his wife Briley have three kids.

Clint Davis - President

Clint lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is the CFO for Air Hygiene International, Inc., where he has been working since 2003. Before joining Air Hygiene, he lived in Jinja, Uganda, where he helped start The Source Cafe and co-founded Kibo Group. He and his family lived in Jinja for 6 years. He graduated in 1993 with a BBA from Harding University and received his MBA from the University of Tulsa in 2003. He and his wife Briley have three kids.

Mark Moore - Vice President Mark lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife Marnie and four kids.  He served for 9 years as a missionary/ development worker in Uganda and returned in 2003 for graduate school at Georgetown University.  In DC, Mark served as an Africa Specialist for Science Application International Corporation (SAIC), a legislative fellow and Africa specialist for the United States Senate in the Office of Senator Mary Landrieu and the policy director of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI).  Mark is currently the CEO of MANA Nutrition  and the co-founder of Calorie Cloud, a tech start up that harvests unwanted calories in the US and sends them to food insecure areas of Africa.  Mark is a proud graduate of Harding University.  

Mark Moore - Vice President

Mark lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife Marnie and four kids.  He served for 9 years as a missionary/ development worker in Uganda and returned in 2003 for graduate school at Georgetown University.  In DC, Mark served as an Africa Specialist for Science Application International Corporation (SAIC), a legislative fellow and Africa specialist for the United States Senate in the Office of Senator Mary Landrieu and the policy director of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI).  Mark is currently the CEO of MANA Nutrition  and the co-founder of Calorie Cloud, a tech start up that harvests unwanted calories in the US and sends them to food insecure areas of Africa.  Mark is a proud graduate of Harding University.

 

Doug Townsdin - Treasurer Doug lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a partner in the national audit methodology group for Grant Thornton LLP. Before joining Grant Thornton in 2005, he worked for 5 years as CFO of Lowrance Electronics, Inc. and 15 years as a Senior Manager at Arthur Andersen. He graduated from Harding University with a BBA and is an active CPA.  

Doug Townsdin - Treasurer

Doug lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a partner in the national audit methodology group for Grant Thornton LLP. Before joining Grant Thornton in 2005, he worked for 5 years as CFO of Lowrance Electronics, Inc. and 15 years as a Senior Manager at Arthur Andersen. He graduated from Harding University with a BBA and is an active CPA.

 

Greg Taylor - Secretary Greg and his wife, Jill, have three children: Ashley, Anna, and Jacob. Greg is the preacher for The Journey. He has a B.A. in Journalism and an M.Div. from Harding Graduate School of Religion in Memphis, Tennessee. With John Mark Hicks he co-authored Down in the River to Pray. He is the author of High Places: a novel and other books. He blogs at gregtaylor.org/. Before coming to Tulsa, the Taylors lived in Nashville, Tennessee for four years, and Greg edited Wineskins Magazine. From 1994-2001 the Taylors lived in Jinja, Uganda, where they worked with a church planting team, an experience that forever changed their lives.  

Greg Taylor - Secretary

Greg and his wife, Jill, have three children: Ashley, Anna, and Jacob. Greg is the preacher for The Journey. He has a B.A. in Journalism and an M.Div. from Harding Graduate School of Religion in Memphis, Tennessee. With John Mark Hicks he co-authored Down in the River to Pray. He is the author of High Places: a novel and other books. He blogs at gregtaylor.org/. Before coming to Tulsa, the Taylors lived in Nashville, Tennessee for four years, and Greg edited Wineskins Magazine. From 1994-2001 the Taylors lived in Jinja, Uganda, where they worked with a church planting team, an experience that forever changed their lives.

 

John Barton Dr. John Barton is Director of the Center for Faith and Learning at Pepperdine University where he also serves on the faculties of Seaver College’s Religion and Philosophy Division, the Graduate School of Education and Psychology’s program in Social Entrepreneurship and Change, and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. In addition to serving on Kibo’s board, John is also on the board of the Missio Dei Foundation and is co-editor of Leaven: A Journal of Christian Ministry. He is married to Sara Gaston Barton and they have two children, Nate and Brynn. They lived and worked as missionaries in Uganda from 1994-2002. While there, John received a Ph.D. in philosophy from Makerere University in Kampala. He also has special interest in the study of world religions and is specifically active in initiatives related to Christian/Muslim interactions.

John Barton

Dr. John Barton is Director of the Center for Faith and Learning at Pepperdine University where he also serves on the faculties of Seaver College’s Religion and Philosophy Division, the Graduate School of Education and Psychology’s program in Social Entrepreneurship and Change, and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. In addition to serving on Kibo’s board, John is also on the board of the Missio Dei Foundation and is co-editor of Leaven: A Journal of Christian Ministry. He is married to Sara Gaston Barton and they have two children, Nate and Brynn. They lived and worked as missionaries in Uganda from 1994-2002. While there, John received a Ph.D. in philosophy from Makerere University in Kampala. He also has special interest in the study of world religions and is specifically active in initiatives related to Christian/Muslim interactions.

Deron Smith Dr. Deron Smith is married to Becca since 1992, and they have three daughters, Abby, Makayla, and Toria.  He has been Preaching Minister at East Sunshine Church of Christ in Springfield, Missouri since 2004.  Deron and Becca served with a team of missionaries based in Jinja, Uganda from 1994-2002.  They lived in Bristol, England in 2002-03, where Deron pursued his Ph.D. in Theology from Trinity College of the University of Bristol, completing the degree in 2004.  Deron works closely with other Greater Springfield denominations to help bring good to the local community.

Deron Smith

Dr. Deron Smith is married to Becca since 1992, and they have three daughters, Abby, Makayla, and Toria.  He has been Preaching Minister at East Sunshine Church of Christ in Springfield, Missouri since 2004.  Deron and Becca served with a team of missionaries based in Jinja, Uganda from 1994-2002.  They lived in Bristol, England in 2002-03, where Deron pursued his Ph.D. in Theology from Trinity College of the University of Bristol, completing the degree in 2004.  Deron works closely with other Greater Springfield denominations to help bring good to the local community.

Leon Roby Blue Dr. Leon Roby Blue practices cardiology at Heart Clinic Arkansas. He graduated from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock in 1976. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians, Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, American Heart Association, and American Society of Echocardiography. He lives in Searcy, Arkansas with his wife Margaret. They have two children. Leon is an active long distance runner and has led Medical Mission trips to the Caribbean, South America and Africa. Leon is one of the original founding members of Kibo Group.

Leon Roby Blue

Dr. Leon Roby Blue practices cardiology at Heart Clinic Arkansas. He graduated from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock in 1976. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians, Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, American Heart Association, and American Society of Echocardiography. He lives in Searcy, Arkansas with his wife Margaret. They have two children. Leon is an active long distance runner and has led Medical Mission trips to the Caribbean, South America and Africa. Leon is one of the original founding members of Kibo Group.

Danette (Danny) Cagnet Danny graduated from Harding University with her BBA in Marketing and MBA with emphasis in Management/Leadership.  Danny lived in Uganda for two years where she served at the Source Café. She co-founded Kibo Group alongside Clint Davis and Mark Moore.  She currently lives in Rochester Hills, Michigan with her husband Scott and two girls.  She has worked at Rochester College since her return from Uganda and has served in several capacities during her 14 years there including:  Assistant Professor of Business, Freshman Advisor, and Interim Dean of Students.  She now serves as the Dean of the School of Business and Professional Studies.  She is involved with the Experience Africa Student Internships/Kibo Fellows program and serves on the Rochester church of Christ missions committee.

Danette (Danny) Cagnet

Danny graduated from Harding University with her BBA in Marketing and MBA with emphasis in Management/Leadership.  Danny lived in Uganda for two years where she served at the Source Café. She co-founded Kibo Group alongside Clint Davis and Mark Moore.  She currently lives in Rochester Hills, Michigan with her husband Scott and two girls.  She has worked at Rochester College since her return from Uganda and has served in several capacities during her 14 years there including:  Assistant Professor of Business, Freshman Advisor, and Interim Dean of Students.  She now serves as the Dean of the School of Business and Professional Studies.  She is involved with the Experience Africa Student Internships/Kibo Fellows program and serves on the Rochester church of Christ missions committee.

Jordan Smith Jordan lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma along with his wife Heather and their 4 children.  Jordan graduated from Harding University with BBA in 2002.  He is currently the President of Stephen L. Smith Corp, a Municipal Advisory firm that focuses on tax exempt securities.

Jordan Smith

Jordan lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma along with his wife Heather and their 4 children.  Jordan graduated from Harding University with BBA in 2002.  He is currently the President of Stephen L. Smith Corp, a Municipal Advisory firm that focuses on tax exempt securities.

Brooks Davis Brooks is Principal of In Step Consulting, a firm focused on continuous improvement, management, and bank consulting.  He has been married to Jill (Smith) Davis for 26 years and has three adult children.  Brooks has served in multiple volunteer roles in Rogers, Arkansas and Searcy, Arkansas and is a shepherd at Downtown Church of Christ.  In 2011, Brooks helped Kibo Group acquire Midnight Oil Coffeehouse, which is being operated as a redemptive business and funds multiple development projects annually.

Brooks Davis

Brooks is Principal of In Step Consulting, a firm focused on continuous improvement, management, and bank consulting.  He has been married to Jill (Smith) Davis for 26 years and has three adult children.  Brooks has served in multiple volunteer roles in Rogers, Arkansas and Searcy, Arkansas and is a shepherd at Downtown Church of Christ.  In 2011, Brooks helped Kibo Group acquire Midnight Oil Coffeehouse, which is being operated as a redemptive business and funds multiple development projects annually.

Brent Abney Brent is a Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Portland, OR.  He received a BBA from Harding University in 1988 and a MBA from Concordia - Portland in 2006. He is a Certified Financial Planner practitioner. He and his family (wife Heather, children Zach, Josiah, and Avery) lived in Jinja, Uganda from 1994 to 2000.

Brent Abney

Brent is a Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Portland, OR.  He received a BBA from Harding University in 1988 and a MBA from Concordia - Portland in 2006. He is a Certified Financial Planner practitioner. He and his family (wife Heather, children Zach, Josiah, and Avery) lived in Jinja, Uganda from 1994 to 2000.

Monte Cox Dr. Monte Cox is Dean of the College of Bible and Ministry at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. After graduating from Harding, he and his wife Beth moved to Western Kenya with three other couples where they planted churches from 1982-1992. Monte has taught at Harding since 1992, founded and directed Harding's Center for World Missions from 1999-2008. He established a missionary training "village," Harding University Tahkodah (H.U.T.) in 2001 to introduce students and future cross-cultural workers to development ministry. He was named Dean of the College of Bible and Ministry in 2008.  Monte received the PhD in Intercultural Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago in 1999. He and Beth have three grown children, one granddaughter and one grandson.

Monte Cox

Dr. Monte Cox is Dean of the College of Bible and Ministry at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. After graduating from Harding, he and his wife Beth moved to Western Kenya with three other couples where they planted churches from 1982-1992. Monte has taught at Harding since 1992, founded and directed Harding's Center for World Missions from 1999-2008. He established a missionary training "village," Harding University Tahkodah (H.U.T.) in 2001 to introduce students and future cross-cultural workers to development ministry. He was named Dean of the College of Bible and Ministry in 2008.  Monte received the PhD in Intercultural Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago in 1999. He and Beth have three grown children, one granddaughter and one grandson.