Marten VisserMissionary director
Marten Visser is missionary director at GlobalRize. He is an ordained minister of the PKN, the largest denomination in the Netherlands. Before founding GlobalRize, Marten has, among other things, worked as a church planter in Thailand and founded a missionary organisation serving refugees in the Netherlands. At GlobalRize Marten is concerned with innovation and international growth of our organization.
Frans de LangeOperational director
Frans de Lange is operational director at GlobalRize. Before joining GlobalRize, he was mayor of Elburg, a rural town in the Netherlands. His main responsibilities are facilitating the further growth of the organisation, PR, fundraising, and human resource management. He leads the office team and mentors some of the language team leaders.
IT and marketing
Jos van der MaasCTO / lead software developer
Jos van der Maas is one of our software developers. He has a degree in Maths and has previously co-owned an IT company. At GlobalRize he is chief technology officer and developer of Learnnn.com, our e-courses platform.
Jelle KaptijnOnline marketing
Jelle Kaptijn is our online marketeer. He is responsible for optimising our websites and social media pages. Before working at GlobalRize, Jelle has worked at several commercial webshops.
Harry FikseHead communication and fundraising
Harry Fikse has a qualification in fundraising and is an accredited fundraiser. In addition to working for GlobalRize he also raises funds for a different Dutch missionary organisation.
Diederik KoopsOffice manager
With his logistics management degree, Diederik Koops is our office manager. He is responsible for maintaining our financial records, managing our customer relations, co-organizing events, and leading our back office team.
Gerlinde van de PollOperational management
After studying Facility Management, Gerlinde van de Poll worked for a large health care institution. Now, at GlobalRize, she is responsible for human resources management, secretariat, administration and accomodation, in addition to making reports and working on projects.
Elly Moorlag is our secretary. She has a lot of experience in membership administration for churches. At GlobalRize Elly is responsible for scheduling appointments, ordering supplies and necessities and organizing events.
Willem van DisLanguage teams supervisor
Willem van Dis has experience working as a missionary in Nepal and Cambodia. He has also been CEO of OMF Nederland, the Dutch division of the Overseas Missionary Fellowship. At GlobalRize Willem coaches several language team leaders in Asia.
Alida WallenburgTeam leader Afrikaans
Alida Wallenburg was born and raised in Namibia and moved to The Netherlands when she married her husband. Alida studied biology. At GlobalRize she is team leader Afrikaans
Andy GameTeam leader Japanese
Andy Game leads our Japanese language team. As founder of Media7, a christian media company in Japan, he has a lot of experience in using different media to spread the Gospel in japan.
Arjan VadersTeam leader Spanish
Arjan Vaders leads our Spanish language team. He has experience working as a missionary in Peru. Arjan uses his expertise to serve God, not only at GlobalRize but also at his home church and at another Dutch missionary organisation.
Richard ChoTeam leader Thai
Richard Cho leads our Thai language team. In addition to working for GlobalRize he is District Leader North-Thailand at OMF Thailand, he leads their Internet Missionary and Digital Media department and he is involved in church planting and bible education in Thailand.
AnonymousTeam leader Arabic
Our anonymous team leader Arabic has decades of experience in media and church work in the Arab world.
AnonymousTeam leader Bengali
Our team leader Bengali worked for several years in Bangladesh. For his internet ministry he uses his network that he built up in Bangladesh.
Yohanes ManesTeam leader Indonesian
AnonymousTeam leader Laotian
The Laotian team is led by an anonymous GlobalRize worker.
Roger NdriTeam leader French
AnonymousTeam leader Kurdish
The Kurdish language team is lead by the Home for Kurds Foundation.
Alfa WijnveenTeam leader Portuguese
Alfa Wijnveen was born in Angola and raised in Portugal where she started teaching languages and literature. She has been involved in several local and national missions and out reach ministries, mostly in the areas of children and youth education. Married to a Dutch man, she is now living in the Netherlands where she serves in a local PKN church in the prayer ministry for missions.
Gerard van der VeldeAmbassador
Gerard is one of our ambassadors. It is his joy to serve in God’s Kingdom by helping to spread the Gospel en reaching people. Gerard is member of several local club boards and church committees.
Elise de KoningAmbassador
Elise is one of our ambassadors. She wants to introduce people from all over the world to the work of GlobalRize. She is dedicated to expanding an involved supporters base. Elise raises funds to support online ministry. In her daily life she works as a marketing coordinator and account manager. Elise sees the world as her target group and her Heavenly Father as the Strength she needs to reach that target group.
Gert Jan MesselinkAmbassador
Gert Jan is one of our ambassadors, as well as one of our e-coaches. The last years of his career he worked at several technology companies as deputy director. He also has a wide experience in club boards and church committees.