Don served as Vice President of World Impact for 27 years, as VP of Administration and later as VP of Strategic Planning, where he coordinated dozens of collaborations to empower the urban poor. He led the expansion of The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) by forming over 250 partnerships in 12 years. He serves on the advisory board of the Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association and has authored six books used to train leaders in the inner city and in prisons: Climbing Up (prisoner re-entry); The Heroic Venture (leadership); Jesus Cropped from the Picture (the Church); Fight the Good Fight of Faith (discipleship); Think Again (transformation); The Onesimus Project (church re-entry ministry). He earned an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering before working in aerospace and management consulting.
Vice President of Prison Ministry Mobilization
Cathy served as Incarceration Ministries Specialist for World Impact from 2012-2018, having expanded The Urban Ministry Institute's leadership training program to 70 prison locations in 12 states. She has an MA in Communicative Disorders and worked for several years as a research and clinical audiologist at The House Ear Clinic, publishing articles and contributing to cutting-edge advancements in hearing technology. She and her husband have two sons, Ryan and Mark, and daughter-in-law Janée.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DR. EDITH ROBINSON-DAVIS
Don served as Vice President of World Impact for 27 years, as VP of Administration and later as VP of Strategic Planning, where he coordinated dozens of collaborations to empower the urban poor. He led the expansion of The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) by forming over 250 partnerships in 12 years. He serves on the advisory board of the Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association and has authored six books used to train leaders in the inner city and in prisons. He earned an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering before working in aerospace and management consulting.
Ryan Allsman is CEO of EmpowerTech LLC, a software development company he launched in 2017. Ryan has worked as a software developer and consultant since 2010, providing service for companies in Oil and Gas, Entertainment, Medical Education, as well as non-profits and churches. In 2014, he helped The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) develop several web applications to assist in their expansion. He is excited to be involved with Completion Global's work in innovation for the Great Commission. Ryan has a BS in Information and Decision Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Chair and Treasurer
Harold was employed at Boeing Wichita for twenty years working in engineering and operations management. In 1999, Harold and his wife Kathy joined the missionary staff of World Impact as church planters, and also gave oversight to several other ministry operations. In 2006, Harold became the Executive Pastor at East Evangelical Free Church, where he developed a growing interest in international missions. In 2015, he rejoined World Impact to launch the language translation initiative for The Urban Ministry Institute. Now retired, he continues to support language translation projects with other ministries. Harold has engineering degrees from Kansas State University, and an Executive MBA from Friends University.
Dr. Edith Robinson-Davis is a pastor at St. John African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Dudley, NC, giving pastoral care in addition to her teaching and administrative duties. She is a church-planting trainer and leadership developer, certified by The Urban Ministry Institute. She has served as a chaplain, counselor, and professor during her years of ministry, after 15 years of service as the Executive Director of New City Resources in Jackson, Michigan. Dr. Davis earned a doctorate at Duke University, in addition to two Masters degrees (MDiv and Education). She has a passion for discipleship and leadership development to help the church carry out the purposes Jesus has in the world.
Mary is Dean of The Urban Ministry Institute of Topeka. She served as City Director for World Impact Topeka for three years. Her experience includes 23 years as a pastor’s wife serving in education, youth, and family ministry; 17 years in small business ownership and public service (State government regulations and curriculum development). With Topeka Rescue Mission, she helped developed Restore Hope, a program serving women victimized by human trafficking. Mary has a passion for leadership development and mobilization. She holds a B.S. in Bible/Christian Education with Emphasis in Counseling from Manhattan Christian College and the Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.