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Board of Directors

David Reeves, President/CEO

David Reeves is a passionate leader who leverages the best in people and technology to accelerate the global Church-Centric Bible Translation movement. David has more than 39 years of international leadership experience in the nonprofit and for-profit technology, translation and transportation sectors, where he managed business operations in Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa and Eurasia. In addition to leading multi-departmental, multicultural teams toward accomplishing God’s purposes, David is gifted in building and training others and then empowering them for Kingdom impact.

Michael Vos, Chairman

Michael Vos is CEO of BILD International. For nearly two decades, Michael has worked to develop, empower and equip leaders. Prior to joining BILD, Michael rose through the ranks of an industry-leading precision agriculture company. Throughout these years, Michael also applied his developmental skills to church leadership, chairing his church’s board of administration, preaching sermons, and teaching adult education courses. In his role at BILD and the Antioch School, Michael is building a global network that identifies, trains and equips leaders at every level to impact their communities for the Gospel. Michael also directs the development of leaders nationally and in the context of the CityChurch of Ames/Des Moines (Iowa). Michael and his family reside in Des Moines.

Dr. Max Anders, Vice Chairman

Founder and president of The 7 Marks Resource Group, providing resources and strategies for discipleship worldwide, and is creator of the Brave New Discipleship System. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, he has taught on the college and seminary level, was an original team member with Walk Thru the Bible Ministries and is a veteran pastor. Max is the author of more than 20 books, including the bestselling "30 Days to Understanding the Bible" (500,000 copies in print), and is creator and general editor of the thirty-two volume Holman Bible Commentary series. He lives with his wife, Margie, in Indianapolis. Max also serves as senior pastor at Geist Chapel Indianapolis.

Aaron Erickson, Treasurer

Aaron Erickson has worked in the technology industry in numerous capacities, including sales, business development, social media, and marketing. Aaron has also provided computer software training and business research for Christian radio stations in many parts of the world. A graduate in Global Studies from the University of Northwestern (St. Paul, Minnesota), he is currently pursuing a Master of Biblical and Theological Studies degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Al Anderstrom, Secretary

Al and his wife, Joyce, live near the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, close to their four sons and their wives—and their 10 grandchildren. Al spent 26 years in the business world, working in the areas of finance and business consulting in the agricultural industry. Since 2005, he has served as an associate pastor at a local church and most recently in a leadership role with Reach the Rest, a ministry focused on taking the Gospel to the remaining unengaged and unreached people groups around the world. Al also serves on the board of Serving & Equipping North Africans, a broadcasting, church planting and leadership training ministry based in France. His passion is to see the Gospel advance to places where it’s not yet and to see healthy, reproducing churches birthed and led by well-trained, doctrinally-sound shepherd/leaders.

Dr. Joel Hunter

After 32 years as senior pastor of Northland Church in Longwood, Florida, Dr. Joel Hunter transitioned from that role while still pursuing his mission to live his best imitation of how Jesus lived. Dr. Hunter is a nationally and internationally known advocate for the poor and victims of human trafficking. He’s also a passionate advocate for the inclusion in church and society of people dealing with disabilities, for racial equality and reconciliation, and for peace. Currently, as founder and chairman of Community Resource Network, he focuses on helping homeless families. Named Orlando’s No. 1 voice for philanthropy and community engagement by Orlando Magazine, Dr. Hunter (who is neither partisan nor politically oriented) often relates to public officials in a pastoral role. He was a spiritual adviser to President Obama, and he served on the boards of both the National Association of Evangelicals and the World Evangelical Alliance.

Stories From the Field

  • Ten Times Faster

    • March 14, 2023

    Imagine you are ordering a new internet connection or cable TV or maybe something new from Amazon and you get the message saying, “Your town is too remote and we can’t serve your area at this time. We...

  • Meet Amy & Priscilla

    • March 14, 2023

    unfoldingWord operates as a catalyst for the Church-Centric Bible Translation movement. We collaborate as part of the body of Christ to develop and implement strategies and unrestricted biblical resou...

  • Jeremiah and the Occult King

    • May 04, 2023

    When Jeremiah* first heard that his Chadian church-planting network needed his help translating unfoldingWord® Open Bible Stories (OBS), he was skeptical. “I thought Bible stories were for children, l...

  • The Exponential Journey

    • April 10, 2023

    Khartoum, Sudan, April 2021. I was sitting in a small hotel conference room with the leaders of Greater Reach Alliance and half a dozen representatives of unreached Sudanese people groups. We were ta...

  • Iran: Bibles in every language


    • Escape from Kharkiv

      • June 13, 2022

      BAM! A rocket penetrates a building, shattering windows and shaking foundations. Clatter! Bomb debris splatters cars, building façades, and adjacent roofs. Bang-Bang-Bang! The jackhammer staccato of A...

    • Innovation in Bible Translation

      • March 13, 2023

      unfoldingWord catalyzes innovation in Bible translation. Your gifts and prayers are enabling remarkable new developments! One of those is happening in a state in Asia. It began with translationCore. ...

    • Breakthrough in Chad

      • July 04, 2022

      Three churches were birthed when a local chieftain, who formerly combined Islam and the occult, came to Christ. In the another community, new believers were baptized, and two new churches were planted...

    • OVERCOMING the ODDS for 300,000 PEOPLE

      • April 06, 2022

      The challenge Pastor Manish was facing seemed insurmountable. His 300,000-member South Asian mountain people group desperately needs Scripture in the language they understand best. Pastor Manish, an e...

    • Ruska Roma celebrate first Scripture in their language

      • September 20, 2021

      EASTERN UKRAINE — To Stephen K., holding a Ruska Roma translation of 3 John means more than a chance to celebrate with his Roma friends. It’s the answer to 10 years of prayer.  In April, a team of fou...

    • Escape from Kharkiv

      • June 28, 2022

      BAM! A rocket penetrates a building, shattering windows and shaking foundations. Clatter! Bomb debris splatters cars, building façades, and adjacent roofs. Bang-Bang-Bang! The jackhammer staccato of A...

    • Oscarcito and the Yanomami

      • June 23, 2022

      Hernán walked out to board a missionary’s small plane deep in the South American rainforests. Then he paused, turned around, went back to his house, and did something unusual. “I feel like I should le...


      • April 06, 2022

      Imagine you had never heard of Noah’s Ark, Joseph’s many-colored coat, Moses and Pharaoh, or David and Goliath. You could not call on their inspiration and encouragement, because your language did not...

    • A Scrap of Paper that Changed a Life

      • March 13, 2023

      It was 2006. A young Islamic man, walking home in Khartoum, Sudan, found a scrap of paper that changed his life and began his journey to the forefront of Church-Centric Bible Translation. His name is ...

    • Bible Without a Village

      • December 27, 2021

      On December 4, our Spanish Gateway Language partners held their first translation workshop with Portuguese translators. Portuguese is the Gateway to 530 people groups representing about 50 million peo...

    • Iran: Bibles in every language

        Transform Iran President Lazarus Yeghnazar dreams of the day his country, Iran, will have Bibles in every local language. Using unfoldingWord's translation tools and Biblica's newly-revised Farsi Bibl...

      • Maryam the Librarian

        • March 08, 2023

        Maryam was a little girl living near the Iran/Iraq border when war broke out in the 1980s. When she was still very young, her family moved to Tehran to escape the fighting, but the move did not fill t...

      • Paying the Price of Persecution

        • March 13, 2023

        "We have been invited to the police station many, many times," said Pastor Vic*. "We have been harassed and so has the Bible translation team. Some of our original team members left because of the ris...

      • Zafar's Favorite Tool

        • March 13, 2023

        This year, unfoldingWord completed the initial training of the Russian Gateway Language team. All 50 Open Bible Stories and nine Scripture Book Packages are now available in Russian, serving as the Ga...

      • Inside a Church-Centric Bible Translation Workshop

        • March 13, 2023

        A large conference room in sub-Saharan Africa is filled with 45 Sudanese men and women. Gathered around tables in groups of five or six, laptops open, with soft conversations punctuated by occasional ...