OUR TEAM

 

Our Team

FOUNDERS

STEVE STEWART

FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT
  • About Steve

    Steve Stewart is the founder and president of Impact Nations. As a young married man, Steve encountered Christ in 1976; his life immediately and radically changed. Years of church ministry later, in 2003, Steve had an encounter that changed his life’s direction. While flying home from Korea, he sensed the Lord come near to him and asked, “What do you want to do with the rest of your life? I will let you do anything.” Steve’s response was, “If I can do anything, then with the rest of my life I want to rescue lives: spiritually, supernaturally, economically, medically, educationally.”

    From that encounter was birthed Impact Nations.

CHRISTINA STEWART

CO-FOUNDER and JOC Director
  • About Christina

    Christina Stewart is the Director of Journeys of Compassion for Impact Nations International Ministries. She has facilitated Journeys to nearly 20 developing nations in the last 15 years. These trips empower others to rescue lives and transform communities through medical clinics, distribution of water filters, evangelism and healing prayer. She has led teams into prisons, garbage dumps, tribal villages, and urban slums. Christina’s passions include teaching, empowering and releasing people to discover that they can impact the world for the Kingdom. She loves finding the disadvantaged and providing opportunities for lasting change. In recent years her focus has increasingly been on rescuing women out of prostitution, bringing restoration, healing and the reality of their new future in Jesus.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

KEN ROUNDS

ELMVALE, ON, CANADA
BOARD CHAIR
  • About Ken

    Ken grew up on a Beef and Cash Crop Farm, graduated with a BSc in Agricultural Mechanization and Ag Business in 1984. It was in University where he met his Bride Geri. Ken worked in the Agricultural Industry in Sales, Marketing and Corporate Training for about 10 years after graduating from university. A couple of years after purchasing their farm in 1994, Ken started a corporate training and consulting business contracting his services to many national and international companies. Ken’s passion is equipping and teaching.

    Over the years Ken and Geri have initiated a number of businesses mostly related to Agriculture and Solar and are energized by the adventure of entrepreneurship. Together they operate Rounds Ranch, an AgriTourism business, where they are open to the general public. The Ranch offers school tours, day camps, birthday parties, weddings, corporate events, festivals, seasonal events etc. They love to serve Jesus. They take the winter season when the Ranch is closed to the public to participate in mission activities.

    Ken and Geri have one daughter and three amazing grandchildren.

CYNTHIA PEARSON

ASIA
  • About Cynthia

    Cynthia grew up in Central America as a missionary kid. Her experiences as a third culture child gave her a heart for the nations. She is certified in hygiene and sanitation through Lifewater International. Together with her husband, David, they founded I Thirst International in 2009, a non-profit committed to providing clean water in developing nations. They have been volunteering with ImpactNations since 2012. Currently, they oversee clean water projects and community transformation. Cynthia does ground coordination on some of the Journeys of Compassion. David and Cynthia have four grown children and reside in the Fingerlakes region of New York State.

GAR LIEBLER

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, MI
  • About Gar

    Gar Liebler is the Chairman and Visionary of a national real estate conglomerate headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Gar has served on various professional boards, charities, and ministries. He is the co-founder of Kingdom Causes, a 501c3 charity that seeks to partner with other believers in sustainable business ventures. He joined the Impact Nations board in late 2017. Gar and his wife Carine reside in Oakland Township with their four children. He is an avid skier, outdoorsman, football coach, and enjoys anything his kids are doing.

TIM STEWART

ALBUQUERQUE, NM
BOARD SECRETARY
  • About Tim

    Tim has been with Impact Nations since March of 2017. He oversees the daily operations, working closely with our staff and oversees partners to ensure that our projects and ongoing programs are carried out with efficiency and integrity. He is also responsible for maintaining our website and managing our social media. In fact, he is typing this right now. Tim and his wife, Bethany, moved from Vancouver, Canada, to Albuquerque in June of 2017 in order to be a part of the Impact Nations team. They are passionate about raising their children to love Jesus and they're excited to partner with Impact Nations in rescuing lives.

CRAIG STEPHENS

DOORALONG, AUSTRALIA
  • About Craig

    Craig is a Salvation Army Officer who has a deep hunger for encounters of God. Married to Danni with 3 children (Judah, Ilisha and Malachi), he got wrecked by encounters of the Holy Spirit during the Toronto blessing in 1998 and the grace of Evangelist emerged on his life. As The Australian Eastern Territorial Evangelist he has been training and equipping The Salvation Army in the ministry of evangelism across the country. He and his wife were appointed managers of The Salvos “Dooralong Transformation Centre” (addictions treatment centre) between 2013-2017 where they saw “the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved” (first time salvations) every day for more than 18 months.

    Craig is currently appointed across the central coast responsible New Expressions of The Salvation Army, and is released by his apostolic divisional leader to pursue whatever God puts on his heart – how blessed is that!

    Currently Craig oversees a small network of house churches called “community tables”, a company of people gifted in evangelism across 20 churches, Crazy Love outreach and evangelism as well as serves his wife’s outreach ministry Equine Connections. And just for fun he has a “New Expressions” radio program on Rhema Central Coast.

 

BOARD OF ADVISORS

 

DAVID PEARSON

ASIA
  • About David

    David has owned and operated Pearson Construction LLC for 25 years. He, along with his wife Cynthia, founded I Thirst International in 2009. David is certified by Living Water International in well drilling and hand pump repair. David has been volunteering with ImpactNations for over three years. He is passionate to do his small part in Gods expansive kingdom, joining Jesus as He works among the poor bringing spiritual and physical transformation. David, with his wife Cynthia are in charge of Impact Nations water development projects, and community transformation projects.

ARTHUR HAND

TERRIGAL, AUSTRALIA
  • About Arthur

    Arthur grew up in Sydney and worked as a primary school teacher for 40 years. For 10 of these years he taught children with learning disabilities. Before retiring, he was teaching children computer skills and maintained the school’s computer network.

    Since 2015, Arthur has travelled 14 times with Impact Nations to eight developing nations. Seeing the profound changes that these journeys and programs make to individuals and communities is what keeps him going back for more.

    Arthur is married to Anne and they oversee the prayer ministry at their church and are involved with the Central Coast prayer and evangelism ministries.

ANNE HAND

TERRIGAL, AUSTRALIA
  • About Anne

    Anne grew up in Sydney and spent most of her life as a registered nurse - including 17 years as a Nursing Officer in the Australian Army. Her career saw her work for 12 months with the UN in a developing nation as well as on exchange for 2 years to the British Army. Following her Army career, Anne worked in aged care as a community care manager. Before recently retiring, Anne worked as the Pastoral Care Coordinator at her church. Anne & Arthur now oversee the prayer ministry at their church and are involved with the Central Coast prayer and evangelism ministries.

    Anne is married to Arthur and they have been involved with Impact Nations since 2015. She is passionate to serve God through Impact Nations and through her daily life.

GERI ROUNDS

ELMVALE, ON, CANADA
  • About Geri

    Geri grew up on a Dairy Farm, graduated with a BSc in Agricultural Economics in 1984. It was at the University of Guelph where she met her hubby, Ken.

    Upon graduating from university Geri worked in the Agricultural Industry for about 10 years primarily as a loans officer for a large Agricultural Lender. A couple of years after purchasing their farm Geri resigned from Farm Credit and took the lead role in managing the day to day business of the farm. Geri’s passion is marketing.

    Over the years Ken and Geri have initiated a number of businesses mostly related to Agriculture and Solar and are energized by the adventure of entrepreneurship. Together they operate Rounds Ranch, an AgriTourism business, where they are open to the general public. The Ranch offers school tours, day camps, birthday parties, weddings, corporate events, festivals, seasonal events etc. They love to serve Jesus. They take the winter season when the Ranch is closed to the public to participate in mission activities.

    Ken and Geri have one daughter and three amazing grandchildren.

 

STAFF

 

TIM STEWART

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
  • About Tim

    Tim has been with Impact Nations since March of 2017. He oversees the daily operations, working closely with our staff and oversees partners to ensure that our projects and ongoing programs are carried out with efficiency and integrity. He is also responsible for maintaining our website and managing our social media. In fact, he is typing this right now. Tim and his wife, Bethany, moved from Vancouver, Canada, to Albuquerque in June of 2017 in order to be a part of the Impact Nations team. They are passionate about raising their children to love Jesus and they're excited to partner with Impact Nations in rescuing lives.

MARGARET BACA

BOOKKEEPER
  • About Margaret

    Margaret became part of the Impact Nations team in October of 2017. She is the Bookkeeper/Accountant for both Canada and the United States. The majority of Margaret's career was spent in Accounting and Finance in the healthcare industry. She is very much enjoying learning about Journeys of Compassion and working with people all across the world to spread the gospel, in addition to her accounting responsibilities. Margaret has lived in New Mexico her entire life and has been married to her husband, also a native of New Mexico, for 22 years. She enjoys spending time with her husband, her friends, and her pets.

DEBBIE PORTER

ADMINISTRATOR
  • About Debbie

    Debbie joined the Impact Nations team in April 2021. She is an assistant to Christina Stewart, overseeing Journeys of Compassion. Attending to the many details that assure each Journey is a success, she is always happy to take your call and answer your questions. Debbie has a passion for seeing people come to Christ and experience God’s love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness. Ministry in the marketplace is something that is a part of her everyday life; Sharing the freedom that comes from Christ.

ISAIAH STEARLEY

OPERATIONS ASSISTANT
  • About Isaiah

    Isaiah has been with Impact Nations since April 2019. He works with Tim and Jeri to lighten their load. Isaiah loves interacting with partners around the world to plan and sustain projects as well as communicating exciting results to donors. He is an Albuquerque native and is always looking for a mountain to climb or cliff to rappel. Isaiah is always thrilled to see the Gospel changing lives eternally and in the now!

OUR PARTNERS

Impact Nations is committed to keep our operational costs to a minimum. For this reason, we do not have satellite offices or paid staff stationed around the world. Instead, we are proud to partner with pastors, churches, and community leaders who are already making an incredible difference in their communities. It is our joy to come alongside to provide additional resources to help them accomplish their mission of making disciples and demonstrating the Beautiful Gospel.

The Remnant Generation

The Remnant Generation Rescues and Restores pregnant teen girls who have survived sexual assault. They invest in their flourishing by providing safe spaces, counseling, access to education and job training. Our hope is to see healed and empowered girls restored to their communities - transforming a culture of shame into a culture of grace.

Founded in 2011 by Annabelle, The Remnant Generation has flourished and has rescued 135 girls; giving them hope and creating a future for their babies!

92Hands

Trinity Heavenz' 92Hands is a movement empowering young adults in Uganda to transform their communities through intensive community service living to serve and share Jesus' love.

"We desire to inspire and motivate our peers to serve their communities as Jesus served us. Those who serve and those being served are transformed as they encounter Jesus' love."

Metro Pentecostal Church, Nakuru

Mike Brawan, pastor of Metro Pentecostal Church, Nakuru, has a heart for the broken and rejected in Kenya. The Daughters of Destiny program continues to excite us a women, abused and rejected by their families, recieve the skills they need to create a new life with their children.

Hope and Care Ministries

Hope and Care Ministrie's mission is to ensure that everyone at the under privileged level of society has access to basic needs of life and has been enabled to be productive, self reliant and self sufficient through:

  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship and skills Training
  • Outreach
  • Heath services

VENDORS

 

Alternativ partners with communities to deliver high-impact business training and mentorship, equipping individuals to start small businesses and break the cycle of poverty. Alternativ provides an excellent curriculum to our skills and business training programs. It is designed to be accessible by anyone including those who cannot read.

Sawyer Bucket Adapter Systems are easy to transport, install, and use. These water filtration systems are capable of filtering hundreds of liters per day and can last over 10 years if properly maintained. The filters remove 99.99999% of bacteria, 99.9999% of protozoa and cysts, and 100% of microplastics.

Sparrow Data Solutions provides impactful data solutions so that nonprofits do not have to hire full-time specialists. They do this by helping organizations collect, process, and report their work to current and potential donors using specialized GIS tools. These tools specialize in showing donors not only where their investments are being used but also the outcome of the work.

Thrive empowers people with the training and simple tools they need to grow an abundance of healthy, organic, disease-fighting foods for life, sustainably. They are spreading a naturally contagious model for growing health, organically. Thrive trains and equips communities to create Life Gardens, so they can step out of poverty and teach others to do the same.