Team

In addition to our (mostly unpaid) staff mentioned on this page, GlobalRize has over a hundred volunteers, among them e-coaches, graphic designers and members of our social media teams. All this selfless commitment is the mainstay of our work.

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Management

Marten Visser
Marten VisserMissionary director
Marten Visser is missionary director at GlobalRize. He is an ordained pastor 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 his responsibilities are leading the English language team, innovation and growth.
Frans de Lange
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.

English

Harry Raaphorst
Harry RaaphorstCoordinator e-courses
Harry Raaphorst is part of GlobalRize’s management team and coordinates our e-courses. His previous jobs include working for Open Doors and has been the CEO of several IT companies. At GlobalRize Harry supervises the English e-courses.
Marion Reijm
Marion ReijmHead mentor
Marion Reijm is head mentor of our BiblBasics course. She has previously worked as social worker and has years of experience in internet evangelism. She takes care of training and mentoring our volunteer e-coaches.
Frans Sellies
Frans SelliesVideo producer
Frans has previously worked as teacher at a school for journalism. Now he produces videos for GlobalRize. Through the use of social media these videos are being watch by people from all over the world.
Vincent van der Stap
Vincent van der StapCourse developer
Vincent has previously worked as an IT manager at Shell. At GlobalRize he facilitates the start of e-courses in various languages. He is also developing a discipleship course that will be a follow-up to BiblBasics.
Betty Krooneman
Betty KroonemanFacebook page administrator
Betty used to be the CEO of an NGO in the Netherlands. Because of health problems she cannot hold a regular job anymore. Yet from her home she administrates Biblword on Facebook and leads a team of volunteers.
Marijke Reedijk
Marijke ReedijkTeam leader graphic designers
Marijke leads our team of graphic designers. This team weekly provides new images for our Instagram and Facebook pages. Marijke is also responsible for all our printed products and marketing material.
Rob van Lummel
Rob van LummelChief video
Rob van Lummel’s working experience includes working as a project manager radio and television at EO, the Dutch evangelical broadcasting association, and working for missionary organisation OM. In addition to working for GlobalRize he is at the moment involved in a project concerning the housing of elderly people.
Debora van Lummel
Debora van LummelChief editor Biblword.net
Debora van Lummel has an applied theology degree and currently works as a teacher in religion. At GlobalRize she is chief editor for Biblword, our website where many questions about the Bible are answered.
Catharinus Doornbos
Catharinus DoornbosChat team leader
Catharinus Doornbos works in education and as a freelance consultant on IT in education. At GlobalRize Catherinus leads our live chat team that answers incoming questions from all over the world.
Aline Westendorp
Aline WestendorpAdministrator Biblword on Instagram
Aline handles questions on our Instagram page ‘insta_biblword’ and maintains this page.
Bert Poortinga
Bert PoortingaGraphic designer
Hannah van der Burg - Smits
Hannah van der Burg - SmitsTeam leader She Rises
Karel Remmelink
Karel Remmelink
Grietje Commelin
Grietje Commelin

IT

Jos van der Maas
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.
Jeroen van Dijk
Jeroen van DijkSoftware developer
Jeroen van Dijk has a bachelor’s degree in Embedded Systems and Automation. He has experience developing software in a wide variety of settings. For GlobalRize he develops mobile applications.
Jan Schraal
Jan SchraalOnline marketing
Jan Schraal is our online marketeer. Before working for GlobalRize fulltime, he worked at one of the biggest online webshops in The Netherlands. His responsibilities are website optimisation and marketing campaigns.

Office

Harry Fikse
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 Koops
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.
Marga Staat
Marga StaatFundraiser
Marga has a lot of experience in fundraising, which she now uses to support GlobalRize. Marga approaches churches to ask them if they want to support our work.
Gerlinde van de Poll
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
Elly MoorlagSecretary
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.

Language teams

Willem van Dis
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 Wallenburg
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
Gertia van Loo
Gertia van LooTeam leader Dutch
Gertia van Loo has a degree in theology. Next to serving GlobalRize she serves in the National Reserve Corps, a corps of part-time military volunteers, part of the Royal Netherlands Army. She is leads our Dutch language team.
Andy Game
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 Vaders
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.
Reinout van Heiningen
Reinout van HeiningenTeam leader Thai
Reinout van Heiningen leads our Thai language team. He serves at OMF Thailand, our partner for the Thai ministry. Reinout has previously planted a church in Northeast Thailand and is now business manager at OMF.
Wilfred Verniers
Wilfred VerniersAssistant team leader Dutch
Wilfred Verniers has an applied theology degree. He works as a church worker and as a salesperson in a shop for kitchen supplies. At GlobalRize he is our assistant team leader for the Dutch language.
Anonymous
AnonymousTeam leader Arabic
Our anonymous team leader Arabic has decades of experience in media and church work in the Arab world.
Anonymous
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 Manes
Yohanes ManesTeam leader Indonesian
Anonymous
AnonymousTeam leader Laotian
The Laotian team is led by an anonymous GlobalRize worker.
Roger Ndri
Roger NdriTeam leader French
Sil en Hatice Korstanje
Sil en Hatice KorstanjeTeam leaders Turkish
Zmnako Karem
Zmnako KaremTeam leader Kurdish

Ambassadors

Gerard van der Velde
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 Koning
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 Messelink
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.