2020 ICCM Americas Who We Arecaroline2020-06-23T13:13:45+00:00
Vince lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Donna, where they are enjoying life as grandparents to four beautiful grandchildren. They attend Austin Ridge Bible Church, where they have been members since moving to Austin in 1999. After moving to Austin, Vince has been primarily involved professionally in the analysis and optimization of software application performance, and he is currently employed full time at PayPal as a Sr. Performance Engineer. After graduating from Texas A&M in 1982, and up until they left Houston, Texas in 1999, he was involved in all phases of the software development life cycle.
Dorinda Beeley started serving in missions technology in 2002 and eventually met her husband, Greg, at the ICCM Conference. She now serves alongside Greg at LightSys Technology Services and chases their three small boys when not (or while) connecting techies with missions opportunities.
Greg Beeley is president and co-founder of LightSys Technology Services. He’s a Christian, a worshiper, a visionary, and a techie, ever seeking new and creative uses for his computer technology skills, particularly in software & networking systems and in computer security.
Roy is co-founder of Learning for Humanity, a company that provides leading-edge learning systems for all, and disrupts poverty through education. He has been a long time ICCM participant serving in various capacities at ICCM Americas from 2001-2016 and co-planning ICCM-Africa with Tim and Patricia Young. He is an avid Christ-follower who is married to Carol and father to Natalie, Jamie, and April (his niece). His most recent fantastic moment was becoming a grandfather. One piece of trivia is that he only has daughters, but he’s given away the bride four times.
Carl Daudt, employed as Systems Analyst with Taylor University, serves the ICCM 2018 Americas Conference as Platform Chair. He and his wife, Judy support missions through technology and technology related missions, adoption of college aged missionary kids, and commitment to long term relationships with missionaries and the mission 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.
Tony Fugere is a technology consulting practice lead at Accenture managing a team responsible for implementation and consulting services on the ServiceNow platform. He has an extensive consulting delivery, training/speaking and technical background in web applications and server administration with a fondness for realizing efficiencies through systems automation and process streamlining. He attended his first ICCM in 2018 as the Lord has begun to open a path of exploring a role in missions.
David is a software engineer from Australia, serving with SIM in Peru. He mentors university students, looks after the development of several mission websites (built using Drupal and ReactJS) and loves to see technology better used for God’s Kingdom. David enjoys having fun with his 3 kids, running and sleeping – though not at the same time.
Jason worked for IBM briefly as a software developer before becoming a Geek for God at DiscipleMakers college student ministry in Pennsylvania 15 years ago. He is a “jack of all trades, master of none” sysadmin, tech support provider, and amateur software developer. He loves Linux on servers, Apple end user devices, and seeing more disciples of Jesus being made. He has attended ICCM as often as possible over the past decade. Jason is married and has three children, two of them teenagers. He’s also an elder of his church.
Paul is a long-time ICCMer, tech book author, lay prison chaplain, and database/SQL expert. Paul is currently consulting for several software companies and working on his M.Div.
Darci has a Master of Science in Technology and Social Entrepreneurship from City Vision University (October 2018). She has also filled multiple roles in higher education with Taylor University:
–Collaborator, Taylor Center for Missions Computing (TCMC): Helped lead student trips to England, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Ecuador where students developed software in partnership with a missions organization.
–Adjunct Instructor, Computer Science and Engineering: Taught “Computing and Culture” to around 1000 students.
–Trainer, Taylor Spencer Centre for Global Engagement: Provided intercultural competence training for faculty and students, recently earned her Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Qualified Administrator credentials.
–Tutor Coordinator Taylor Academic Enrichment Center: Recruited, trained, and managed over 800 student tutors to support peers in academic success; especially focused on mentoring international students for success; is certified in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
Dr. Tom Nurkkala serves at Taylor University, where he is a professor of Computer Science and Engineering and the founding director of Taylor’s Center for Missions Computing. A major focus of his work at Taylor is engaging students, faculty, and staff in partnership with missions organizations. His goal is to increase partners’ ministry effectiveness through the appropriate use of computing. In addition to numerous on-campus projects, he and his ministry partner (and wife) Darci have led six student missions computing trips to England, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Ecuador.
Prior to his 12 years at Taylor, Tom worked for 30 years in the software industry as an engineer and engineering manager. He holds a BS in electrical engineering (Michigan Tech), an MA in theological studies (Bethel Seminary), and an MS and PhD in computer science (Minnesota). Tom and Darci live in Upland, Indiana, have been married for 36 years, and have three adult children.
Eric is the founder and co-director of Mark 5 Ministries, a missions support organization that sends teams of computer technicians overseas to help Christian workers. Eric is a professor of business in the Hoff School of Business at Corban University where he is in his 18th year of teaching. Eric’s current teaching focus is data analytics and business as mission. Eric’s PhD is in information systems with an emphasis on epistemology – the philosophical discipline focused on knowledge. Prior to teaching, Eric worked in the IT industry, started a small manufacturing business, and served in the U.S. Navy. Eric and Margie have been married for 35 years, have four grown children and five grandchildren.
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.
Tim Young started in ICCM in 1993 when he accidentally attended the conference. After stumbling into the conference, he attended all the sessions he could, eventually becoming a technical helper for the conference, track leader, and eventually a chair. Tim has helped with ICCM-Americas, ICCM-Europe, ICCM-Africa-EN and ICCM-Africa-FR. His role as a LightSys field consultant is to visit missions and help them with their technology. He has visited over 180 different ministry locations in 17 countries.