Rev. Timothy Goropevsek has been part of the steering committee for CDI and became its Executive Editor on July 7. He has served as the Chief Communications Officer of the World Evangelical Alliance for more than eleven years. Originally from Switzerland, he studied theology and journalism at Olivet University in the United States and is currently completing his PhD in Global Theology with a focus on effective media engagement. He has written articles that have been published in Christian newspapers and magazines in Europe and the United States and has authored a book chapter titled “The Cultural Mountain of Media: A Global Strategy to Turn the Tide” for Half-way Up the Mountain: Restoring God’s Purpose in this Chaotic World. He also serves as Chief Communications Officer for the World Evangelical Center.
Gordon Showell-Rogers’ advisory role for Christian Daily International plays to his strengths in strategic leadership in global Christian movements. He has lived and worked in different countries and travelled extensively in every region of the world, so is well-connected with the Christian church globally. In the course of his life he has served as a high school teacher, assistant pastor of a local church, General Secretary of a national IFES movement (Austria), the first National Director of Friends International (UK), General Secretary of the European Evangelical Alliance and Associate Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance.
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Christopher Chou
CDI is an initiative of The Christian Post. Dr. Christopher Chou began serving as Chief Executive Officer of The Christian Post (CP) in August 2018. Before coming to CP, Dr. Chou served eight years as the Chief-of-Staff and Chief Operating Officer at the World Evangelical Alliance, opening its New York offices, and revitalizing key operations in the areas of communications, development, finance, administration and human resources to better serve Christians in over 120 countries.
Rev. Timothy Goropevsek
Acting Managing Editor
Heather Pubols has produced content about and from the majority world church for more than 20 years. As an experienced communications professional, she has directed story gathering strategies on a global scale. Multiculturally competent with experience living in four countries outside the US over a nine-year period, since 2000 she has traveled to around 50 countries and worked with colleagues from more than 60 nations. Most recently she facilitated more than 30 majority world authors to publish in a professional journal for which she serves as editor. Prior to this, she launched and led a globally dispersed photojournalism team that served more than 100 organizations. She is passionate about seeing content produced that informs and inspires people to be more engaged in complex global issues. After living abroad in Kenya, South Africa, Germany and the UK, she and her husband are now based in the USA.
Religious Freedom Editor
Jeff M. Sellers is founder and editor of Morning Star News (morningstarnews.org), an independent news service covering persecution of Christians. He has reported on persecution, economy, politics and cultural issues as a freelance journalist in Madrid, Spain and Mexico City, and after obtaining a Master’s in Marketplace Theology from Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, he served as an associate editor at Christianity Today magazine and as an editor at Open Doors International.
Africa Region Editor
Jim Olang is a seasoned communication and development expert hailing from Kenya, holding a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communications (Honours) and a Masters (MA) in Theology from the Africa International University. With a wealth of experience in strategic religious engagement, Jim currently serves as the Head of Communications and Programs at the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA). He is also a key member of the Global Leadership Team of the Refugee Highway Partnership. In addition, Jim acts as the Africa Coordinator for Edifi, a Christian Podcasting Network. Drawing from a diverse background working with international organizations, Jim brings a unique blend of skills and a profound commitment to both the proclamation and demonstration of the gospel.
Latin America Editor
Javier Bolaños is a journalist with 20 years of experience in radio, television and print media. He has extensive knowledge of the Latin American reality, having traveled to practically every country in the region. He has been the Regional Producer for Latin America of the Global News Alliance (GNA), a news cooperative that is currently a partner of Christian Daily International. He was General Producer of CBN News' Mundo Cristiano newscast for 10 years and until recently also served as director of Evangélico Digital, an online publication focused on Latin America connected to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance. He has been an international correspondent for various media covering presidential elections, natural disasters, and major sporting events such as the Olympics and World Cups.