Board of Advisors

Mr. Gary Tygesson is a retired partner in the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney. He has over 35 years of experience advising publicly-held companies and their Board of Directors on capital markets transactions, corporate governance issues and SEC compliance matters. Gary lives with his wife Jane in Edina, MN and has two adult children.

Dr. Pum Za Mang Associate professor of World Christianity at Myanmar Institute of Theology, has published numerous scholarly articles throughout the world, such as in the Asia Journal of Theology, Independent Journal of Burmese Scholarship, International Bulletin of Mission Research, Journal of World Christianity, World Christianity and Interfaith Relations, and many other publications. He is currently a Research Scholar at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Mr. John March is a retired Corporate Vice President of Cargill, Inc., based in Minnetonka, MN, and a past chairman of the National Oilseed Processors Association. John currently resides with his wife, Sallie, in Edina, MN.

Mr. Warren Staley served as CEO of Cargill, Inc., an international marketer, processor and distributor of agricultural food, financial and industrial products (1999-2007). Mr. Staley currently serves on the board of directors of PACCAR Inc., and previously served on the boards of directors of U.S. Bancorp (1999-2008) and Target Corporation (2001-2007).

Mr. Mark Thompson is Chief Investment Officer at Riverbridge Partners, based in Minneapolis. Mark served for three years as a Board member of Faith, Hope, and Love Global Ministries Board to help launch the new ministry. He currently resides with his wife, Kim, Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Rev. Dr. Zau Sam, Ph.D. is pastor of the First Kachin Baptist Church of America, Omaha, Nebraska and President/Program Director of the Foundations – Ola Hanson Bible Institute, a Certificate Program of the Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Shawnee, Kansas. “Sam” just finished advanced Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) and plans to serve as a bi-vocational pastor, splitting his time between the church and the Chaplain ministry.