Staff Leadership

Aaron Fruh

Board member, President and CEO

Aaron Fruh served as the lead pastor of Knollwood Church and headmaster at Knollwood Christian School in Mobile, Alabama for 24 years. Aaron has authored three books about Israel and is a weekly guest on the national American Family Radio Network, where he discusses issues about the Middle East conflict.

Board of Directors

Danny Sellers

Board Member and Chairman of the Board

Business consultant with extensive experience in financial management and executive roles. Danny Sellers was CFO of Atlantic Marine and Atlantic Dry Dock and then president and CFO of Atlantic Marine Holding Company. He is a board member of Regent University and has served as its board chairman.

Bill Carmichael

Board Member and Secretary

CEO and Publisher for Deep River Books and CEO of Writer’s Edge Service. Bill Carmichael was a board member and vice-president of Assist International, a non-profit humanitarian relief organization. From 1979-1994 he was CEO of Good Family Magazines.

Rey Dempsey

Board Member

Rey Dempsey has coached men’s college football at Youngstown State, Memphis State and Southern Illinois, where he led his team to the NCAA 1-AA National Championship. He also coached special teams for the Detroit Lions.

Bruce Pearl

Board Member

Head coach for men’s basketball at Auburn University. Bruce Pearl previously was head coach for men’s basketball at Milwaukee and Tennessee. He served as the head coach for the Maccabi USA men’s basketball team that won the gold medal at the 2009 Maccabiah Games, and also worked as a commentator for ESPN for several years.

Renee Werbin

Board Member and Vice-President

Founder, owner and president of SRI Travel. Renee Werbin has been a frequent guest on CNN, FOX, and CBS, and keynote speaker at women’s events, journalism schools, news organizations and company events. She is co-founder and publisher of Travelgirl magazine.

Ron Strand

Board Member and Treasurer

Founder, president and CEO of Calico Building Services, a national facilities maintenance company headquartered in Orange County, California. Ron and his wife Kathy founded The Upper Room Presents in 2009, which hosts Christian musical artists, comedians and speakers of note. Ron also serves on the board of directors of an organization which defends religious liberties in the courts.

Scott McHugh

Board Member

International Christian leader and Ministry Executive with over 40 years of experience in multiple fields. Scott McHugh is the president of The Lassa Foundation, a nonprofit committed to education, humanitarian aid, development and diplomacy.