2022 Faculty

Subject to change

Eunice Au

Director, ICC Academy

Eunice is an avid reader and loves learning. Since 2012, she has been motivated to create interactive, online learning experiences both in the US and internationally. She has served in the Institute as the Director of the ICC Academy since its inception. Most recently, with her husband Au, she relocated to Singapore to serve with OMF, a global fellowship of Christians with a heart for East Asia. She is now enjoying gardening year-round, buying fresh produce in open-air wet markets, and connecting with her three daughters in the US via WhatsApp. She loves to empower others to serve with excellence and integrity, to follow Christ with confidence, and to labor with faithfulness for the advance of God’s heavenly kingdom.

Ka-Neng Au

Archivist / Librarian, OMF International

During his 30-year career as a Research Librarian at Rutgers University, Ka-Neng Au authored several book chapters and journal articles, taught for a few years at the Rutgers Business School, and presented at professional conferences in Asia, Europe, and the US. Since 2018, he has been serving with OMF International with his wife Eunice at the headquarters in Singapore. His favorite aspect of his role as the Librarian and Archivist is reading books published by or about OMF or its members. With ICC, he has travelled with several IMPACT teams and played tour guide in Singapore.

Chloe Ball

ICC Alumna

My name is Chloe Ball and I come from Michigan, the Great Lake state. I have been involved in the Institute for Cultural Communicators for fourteen years as a student, leader, and ambassador. Since serving as an ambassador for the Institute I have been studying music education at Eastern Michigan University and running my own private piano studio. My husband and I are expecting our first child this summer. I am thrilled to come back and serve in as iCON Staff and come alongside all who come together to celebrate our 25th anniversary in life-giving community!

Josiah Becker

ICC Alumnus, Media Team

Lydia Bloomer

ICC Alumna

Hey there, I’m Lydia! Along with my four younger siblings and a couple of cats, I live in Ohio. I’ve been in ICC for nine years, and in 2019, I had the amazing experience of being a part of the fall ambassador team. I am looking forward to serving as iCON staff, and being a part of the life-giving community as we celebration our 25th anniversary.

Joshua Boulden

Actor, Sight & Sound Theatres
Master of Ceremonies

Since interning with ICC’s 2011 fall tour I’ve been pursuing a career in acting along with some singing and dancing here and there, depending on the show. My absolute favorite plays are that of the Shakespeare variety, but I love a good musical too. Theatre is my calling from God and He has directed my every step. He even sent me to attend the Conservatory at Sight & Sound Theatres in 2014 where I met my beautiful wife, Charis, and we’ve been performing and adventuring together ever since. Our latest adventure took us to Washington D.C. where I attended graduate school at the Academy for Classical Acting with the Shakespeare Theatre Company at The George Washington University. I have great love for the spoken word and storytelling, but when I’m not performing I enjoy playing co-op board games with my wife, catching up on my Scottish history and kilt culture, or sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee or on the special occasion an old fashioned chocolate milkshake.

Abou Camaera

Church Planter, Radio Host, and Advocate for Child Bride Victims

From the Fulani clan of West Africa, Abou Camaera joins us at iCON 2021 from The Gambia where he directs The Reformed National Church of The Sahel, a ministry that supports 225 female students. In a culture where girls are frequently given as brides at a young age rather than provided with an education, he and his family are using communication, leadership, and education for real influence!

Pastor Abou received theological and divinity degrees from universities in both the Philippines and Nigeria, sharing God’s love as he planted 36 churches and worked to dig wells for communities with no clean water. Now, he’s using ICC’s Beginning Public Speaking to help female students achieve new, extraordinary opportunities in Africa!

Anna Carrion

ICC Department of People Care

Anna and her family first became involved with ICC in New Jersey 12 years ago. After moving to Ohio, she started the first chapter in Columbus with her two sons. She has served on the People Care Team for two years. Anna earned a BS in Industrial Management Engineering at De La Salle University. Growing up in the Philippines, a culture with a strong focus on family, Anna taught computer software to business and bank professionals. She and her husband of 28 years, Anton, moved to the United States in 1994 where she discovered her love of ballroom dancing. Anna has two grown sons, who have served with ICC as touring ambassadors.

Joshua Curry

Joshua Curry

ICC Alumnus

Josh is the second of six children in his Ohio-based family, with a passion for using creativity through digital media. A member of ICC since 2014, Josh aims to be a fun and engaging Ambassador at every event at which he serves. He can’t wait to connect with students all over the globe in life-giving community.

Brian Eliason

Brian Eliason

Western Area Coordinator

Brian Eliason has been married to his wife Robin for 27 years and has a wide and varied background. From being a literal rocket scientist to conducting an orchestra, Brian has been a creative coach his entire life and has thoroughly enjoyed helping to homeschool his daughter. He has been evaluating speakers for over 30 years and he recently stepped down from being the Modesto, CA Teaching Leader for Bible Study Fellowship after 17 years, but still says he’s not the public speaker in his family. After all, he is also the brother of Dr. Moon.

Rachel Eliason

ICC Alumna

From the Central Valley of California, Rae has been attending ICC conferences since she was five years old. She’s been invested in ICC’s media training for years, and loves filming and editing. In addition to her hobbies of 4-wheeling, water-skiing, and art, Rae is looking forward to spending time team-building with the ICC Ambassadors and sharing all that God is teaching her about positive influence.

Catherine Gunther

Catherine Gunther

ICC Alumna

Hailing from Annapolis, Maryland, Catherine joins our Summer Institute Staff as the youngest of nine siblings and a 13-year ICC veteran. Her training through the Institute has helped her grow in expressing her thoughts and feelings, as well as in listening to and respecting those of others. When she’s not busy with schoolwork, Catherine loves to edit videos, create vibrant art, and play piano. She's excited to be serving this year's Fall Ambassador Team as a liasion. 

Charlotte Gunther

ICC Alumna

Joining our iCON staff from Annapolis, Maryland, Charlotte Gunther is an ICC veteran - having been a part of the organization in some way for 16 years! After completing her own Young Speakers Guild training, Charlotte served on staff for eight previous ICC events. She shares: “I have found the skills ICC teaches aren’t just classes to take or a checklist to check off, but rather competencies I am always using and always improving. I’m pumped to work with ICC again this year!” A true creator, Charlotte loves art of all kinds - from cross-stitch to ceramics.

Gary Gunther

Director, Capital Investment and Long Range Planning, United States Navy

Retired United States Naval Commander and Licensed Professional Engineer, Gary Gunther currently serves as the Director of Capital Investments and Long Range Planning for the United States Navy. During his 22 year long career in the Navy, Gary served at sea as a Surface Warfare Officer on USS Elmer Montgomery (FF-1082) as well as an engineering instructor at Surface Warfare Officers School Basic before transferring to the Civil Engineer Corps, where he was responsible for civil engineering projects at the Naval Hospital Bethesda, Naval Station Guam, Submarine Force U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, and Public Works Center Pearl Harbor Hawaii. After retiring from the Navy, he led the efforts of a government and contractor team which was responsible for the information management and telecommunications portion of the renovation of the Pentagon prior to and following the 9/11 attacks. Later he transitioned to government civil service and was the Deputy Branch Head for the Enterprise Integration Branch. In his current role, he develops long range plans to address Navy facility challenges and develops facility sustainment policy. 

Mary Gunther

ICC Chief Influence Officer

Mary Gunther understands what it means to operate in a rapidly changing environment. And she likes it that way! A graduate in the 2nd class of women from the United States Naval Academy in 1981 and mother of nine, she has been involved in leadership education for the past 25+ years. After attending her first ICC conference in 2005, she brought ICC conferences to Maryland and started the first ICC Chapter. Mary’s interests are varied and diverse: from graphic design, organizational health, strategic action, latest tech trends, and visual storytelling. Along with her experience and training in leadership development, Mary holds a certificate in Art Integration across Curriculum from the Kennedy Center in Washington DC as well as a certificate in Christian Nonprofit Leadership from Christian Leadership Alliance. She assumed her current role Chief Influence Officer in May 2017. Mary lives in Annapolis MD with her husband and a rapidly changing at any time number of children.

Dana Hagood

Showcase Evaluator

Dana Michael Hagood currently works as the Executive Director, Human Resources Regional Operations for USAA and is responsible for coordinating the Human Resources function for the Colorado Springs campus (workforce of approximately 1,750 employees). He joined USAA in 1991. Dana has an extensive HR background to include: Recruitment/sourcing, Employee Relations and Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion, Performance & Change Management, Compensation, Training and Benefits/Payroll administration. He is also a Culture Shaping Facilitator. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of Northern Colorado. He also currently holds the Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) designation. He has worked in the banking, aerospace, insurance and financial services industries. Dana is married, is the proud father of 6 children and equally proud of his 6 grandchildren.

Yvonne Hagood

Showcase Evaluator

Yvonne joined an ICC chapter with her 3 daughters in 2009. During the years that followed, ICC developed not only her daughters but also her and influenced her family. She went on to serve as Sponsor, State Coordinator, Area Coordinator, International Director of ICCFS and CFC, the Director of Planning and Programming, and was a member of the Global Executive Team. She retired from an official ICC role in 2019 but is still involved assisting with translation of the ICC BPS curriculum.

Samuel Hoisington

ICC Alumnus

Joining us from Virginia, Samuel Hoisington enjoys all things leadership, computers, and Chick-Fil-A (which happens to be where he works)! He has a passion for games of all kinds. He has been a part of ICC for over a decade now, and is joining us as a member of the alumni staff. You may find Samuel throughout iCON serving as our facilities and transportation coordinator, making sure the property looks great and getting people where they need to be. He’s looking forward to seeing everyone at the Training Center and online for all the iCON 2021 fun!

Jane Lukachick

Jane Lukachick

Student Leader Liaison Coordinator

When Jane attended her first Communicators for Christ conference in 2007, she was sold and helped start a chapter with a friend in Prairieville, La. Two years later she became Chapter Sponsor and served that way for several years, then as Area Leader, and then as Area Coordinator for the South Central Area. Now she’s stepped into a new role: Coordinator for the Area Student Leader Teams. She and her husband, Mark, have 10 children, 8 grandchildren and have been married for 37 years. One of her favorite “hobbies” is traveling with Mark around the country, visiting all of them.

Deborah Mackall

Global Resource Team

Deborah Mackall and her husband have 7 children, spanning 21 years from oldest to youngest. She loves communicating and connecting with others and for many years secretly longed to be a story teller. Recently she completed a Writing for Children course and has finally admitted that her ultimate goal is to write non-fiction novels. You will probably never find her far from a stash of chocolate or the next party idea. Deborah attended her first Communicator's for Christ Conference in 2006, where Dr. Moon's words resonated in her heart. Having been searching for good mentors for her boys, she really wanted this community for her entire family. In 2009, she joined chapter with the agreement she would sponsor a new chapter the following year. And in 2015, she stepped into the Area Coordinator role for 4 years. She is currently an Area Leader on the Global Resource team, supporting the Mid-Atlantic Area while working to invent her new role in resources.

Dr. John McLean

ICC Board Member and Businessman

Dr. John McLean sees a better future — he’s a visionary and an entrepreneur. His latest project is the building of a string of micro-hospitals in the U.S. All of his six children received years of ICC training, and he’s convinced that his two grandchildren, who participate in an ICC chapter currently, will be prepared for their futures because of it. East Asia is special to him; three of his adopted children are of Asian descent, and he has done years of work with a Philippine orphanage. He believes in the benefit of the ICC training and has frequently backed that up with donations to make it possible for students to experience the transformation of the ICC community.

Lisa McLean

People Care Team

With a degree in education and twenty years’ experience in home education, Lisa McLean shares her extraordinary gift of problem solving through relationship in her work as ICC’s Director of People Care. She uses her role to equip people to parent, mentor, and love well. Lisa and her husband have raised their six multicultural children (five of whom are adopted!) with a heart for genuine cultural communication. All of their children spent years training with ICC - and one currently serves as an Area Leader. They now have two grandchildren in ICC chapters! Having traveled internationally with ICC several times, working with a global community challenges her to develop new skills and ways of thinking, to learn from other cultures, and to appreciate the immensity and diversity of the Church. Her passion: to disciple Christ-followers in wisdom, respect, and holiness.

Dr. Teresa M. Moon

ICC President/CEO

ICC founder, Dr. Teresa Moon continues to serve as the organization’s President and CEO. Her mentees have spoken at the White House, Congress, the G8 Summit, the United Nations and in countries around the world. After 30 years of training organizational leaders, teachers, parents, students, and youth workers in 16 countries and in every state in America, Dr. Moon is more committed than ever to equipping authentic leaders who engage and transform culture. Dr. Moon is a nationally recognized speaker, leadership consultant, author, communications coach, and President of Communicators Advantage Project (CAP), a publishing and consulting company. Teresa enjoys thought provoking books and movies, leisurely lunches and walks, bold coffees and ideas, and brainstorming culture and the future intergenerational teams. Her favorite Millennials are her two grown sons, Wendell and Devin. Teresa and her husband David call Tennessee home.

Wendell Moon

Wendell Moon

Wendell is impacting the marketplace as a Brand Architect, transforming businesses through dynamic storytelling. His creative consultancy has collaborated with Red Hat (IBM subsidiary), Chiro-CEO (co-founded by Dr. Josh Axe), Tidelift, GiANT, and Lenovo. With 150+ hours in film and television, Wendell’s production portfolio includes Netflix, Discovery Channel, NBC, and CNN. Wendell is passionate about creating impactful experiences through written and visual storytelling. He lives in Nashville with his wife and newborn son.

An Normand

ICC Curriculum Development

A physical therapist by training, An worked with typically- and atypically-developing children for twenty years before making a career shift. She became involved with ICC ten years ago, where she has since been fulfilling one of her great passions: equipping and mentoring adults. An is of Belgian descent and a strong advocate for intergenerational and intercultural communication. She loves learning by immersion and her vision is to be a reflective listener who creatively reframes other people’s thinking.

Keri Power

Area Coordinator, Central Area

Keri is a Nebraska girl living in a Louisiana world. Her family moved to Louisiana in 2015: husband John of 27 years and two awesome kiddos, Kaleigh and Jesse. Keri loves to read, homeschool, work puzzles, and she absolutely treasures any time spent with family. Keri and John had a desire for their children to be effective communicators, as they believe that words have power, so later in 2015, the family joined the Institute for Cultural Communicators, jumping in with both feet. ICC has been essential in helping them to achieve that goal. Moreover, ICC has empowered Keri to step out of her comfort zone and work on her own communication skills. Serving in adult leadership roles available to her, beginning with Chapter Sponsor and Student Leader Liaison, she is currently the Area Coordinator for the Central area. She loves working with both students and adults, building relationships and hearing their stories.

Kaleigh Power

ICC Alumna

Hello there, ladies and gentlemen! My name is Kaleigh Power, and I am from the unique city of Shreveport, Louisiana where I once saw an alligator crossing the street just a couple blocks from my house. When I’m not studying or working, I like to be reading or writing. Words are enchanting to me, and I love to express my thoughts and feelings through writing. I also love playing music, listening to many different kinds of music, and writing music on the piano, ukulele and clarinet. I love being with people, having meaningful conversations with friends, and making people smile and laugh with corny jokes! I’ve been a part of ICC for almost six years, and in that time I have learned how to express my thoughts in a way that will positively influence others and help me create lasting connections and friendships (Something very important to me). I look forward to helping other students do the same as I serve as an ICC ambassador.

Julie Rambo

Eastern Area Coordinator

Julie Rambo is an artist, gardener, lover of Jesus, and a homeschool graduate. Julie believes teens should be challenged to step out of their comfort zone.
At 17 she became the director of a children's ministry running 12-week Bible camps with teams from across the Eastern United States. She has also been assistant director for Child Evangelism Fellowship and Children Director for her church Lebanon PCA, in Winnsboro, SC. Julie has a deep rooted passion that the gospel be shared to the world. She attended Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn, NY. She acquired a degree in Communication Design, with an emphasis in Illustration. Her dream is to create art that shares a story.
Julie continues to reside in South Carolina with her husband, Matt, and they homeschool their four children. Julie has served as a chapter Sponsor for 3 years, a Student Leader Liaison and now serves as the Eastern Area Coordinator for ICC. Julie wants to influence today's culture by discipling the next Christian generation. Julie has been a successful leader - fundraising for her area; helping grow leaders and resources; and building influence in her community.  Julie has played an integral part in creating partnerships with pastors in West Africa. Julie thrives despite having chronic Lyme disease. In her spare time, she is always creating and teaching art lessons and exploring with her kids.

Jonathan Ricks

ICC Alumnus

Jonathan Ricks is joining us again for another extraordinary International Convention! A proud Chick-Fil-A team member, MBTI practitioner, and college student, Jonathan’s contagious spirit and humor make him the perfect fit as our “Experience Guy!” If you can’t visit him at home in Louisiana, you might be able to find him online hanging out on Discord with his friends. He’s looking forward to working with our Student Leaders and creating a fun-filled, best-convention-ever experience for families around the globe!

Nicole Ricks

ICC Global Director | Student Leadership

Nicole Ricks loves young people and her life reflects that call. For over 9 years, she has served and mentored both students and adults. As Director of Student Leadership, Nicole is an innovator who is intentionally challenging and supporting Area and Global Student Leadership Teams as well as the adult liaisons around the globe. She has launched new online curriculum and created tools to support the growth and development of her teams.  Ahe is a natural nurturer, a lover of fun and friendship, and a pursuer of excellence. In addition to her work in ICC, Nicole is a registered nurse serving in the midst of the ongoing pandemic.

Dede Ruff

Director, ICC Forensics Society

Dede Ruff enjoys the challenge of intentionally innovating. This year, as Director of ICC’s Forensics Society, she’s helped to innovate a new online tournament experience that has brought together intergenerational teams from four countries and expanded opportunities for real-world training. Entering her 8th year in ICC, she loves learning - and trying- new things, especially if they’re challenging. Dede earned her BA in Economics from Washington and Lee University as part of the second co-ed class at the all-male school. She has served as and ICC Chapter Sponsor and then as Southeast Area Coordinator for 3 years. She is part of the new online chapters ICC is launching this year and looks forward to developing community in new ways. Her love of community comes from living in a small town where everyone knows your name. She and her husband operate a 6th-generation family business and live in a house built by his family in 1904 which requires lots of innovating to work with life in 2020.

Doug Ruff

ICC Alumnus

ICC alum Doug Ruff is serving as a Media Team Steward at iCON 2021! He’s been a part of the ICC community since 2013, serving as a Student Leader and Ambassador. Doug’s passions include photography, collecting Legos, and studying Asian geopolitics. Through ICC, he has discovered a love for film- specifically sharing the types of stories he can emotionally invest in. Here’s a bit of his story: “When I joined ICC, I was scared of simply sharing my ideas, not to mention public speaking! However, at my first ICC event I saw that the people there truly cared about me and wanted to hear my ideas.” That’s why he’s back again!

Abi Shepherd

Abi Shepherd

ICC Alumna

Hey! My name is Abi Shepherd. I come from New Zealand and Singapore. I’ve spent about half my life in each country. Last year I served as an Ambassador for the Institute. I produced media for the 2019 Communicators for Christ international Conference Tour and 2020 IGNITE Winter Advance. I am currently serving as an alum with ICC, producing media and mentoring the Global Student Leader Media Team. I really love historical fiction, but I’ll take most books - if you’re offering any!I also really like tea...especially with a good book on the side. I look forward to connecting with you over this summer, and maybe finding out what your favourite books are...

Cassandra Shepherd

Cassandra spent her growing up years on sheep and cattle farms in New Zealand before completing a degree in Management Studies with a focus on Organisational Development and Change. Her experiences in the army, the agriculture industry, farm education, business lending as a relationship manager, living abroad, and in educating her own children make her uniquely qualified as a mentor and leader. In 2014 Cassandra and her girls attended an ICC event in Singapore. She found a community where she could contribute her diverse talents and her passion for people and strategic planning. She now serves as the Director of International Relations, based in Singapore. She enjoys networking with people from different cultures and helping people to catch a vision for the possibilities God has in store for them and their families.

Grace Wood

Grace Wood

ICC Alumna

Gracie comes from New Jersey, where her life is filled with anything and everything music-related! Through ICC, she’s discovered that God not only gave her a singing voice, but a voice to share His glory through competent communication. She loves to share this adaptation of a favorite Eric Liddell quote: “God made my mouth. And when I speak, I feel his pleasure.”

Amy Yen

East Asia Coordinator

Amy is one of the pioneers that started the first ICC international chapter in Singapore in 2010 and also helped to organise the first CFC Conference in East Asia in 2014. She was a Chapter Sponsor in 2017-2018 before starting the first UK chapter in 2019 in Leeds. She saw the need for ICC in Europe and went on to organise and host the first CFC Europe in Nov 2019.

Before homeschooling her children full time, Amy was a lecturer in the local polytechnic, training students in intercultural communication and lifeskills subjects. Her passion is in intercultural studies, having spent time doing research in Indonesia, Australia and Vietnam.

Amy and her family has been in Leeds for the past 20 months with missionary organisation, WEC International. She is involved with Arts Release’s multicultural worship band, as a singer and trainer. During the Covid lockdown, she helped to coordinate and host the first online training for Simply the Story. Amy is also active in her local church ministries like the English class for migrant ladies, and café ministry for the homeless and needy.

In her free time, Amy enjoys walking, reading, watching Korean drama and films on Asian migrants, and preparing cuisines from different cultures for the family.

Michaela Young

ICC Alumna

Michaela joins our Ambassador team from Minnesota, where she is often found working as a barista and playing ultimate frisbee. For nine years, she has been developing her passion for storytelling through ICC. The uplifting atmosphere and intentionality of the ICC community inspired her to become a student leader, and she is eager to continue building life-giving community during the Communicators for Christ tour.