Management

Marten Visser
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 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

Emmie Kaljouw - Conijn
Emmie Kaljouw - ConijnTeam leader English
Emmie Kaljouw – Conijn leads our English language team. She is responsible for all our activities in the English language. Emmie previously worked in radiotherapy for 17 years, where she was involved in international studies and conferences in addition to treating patients. She also studied Theology.
Marijke Reedijk
Marijke ReedijkTeam leader graphic designers
Marijke Reedijk leads our team of graphic designers. The team is responsible for producing new visual content for our English and our Dutch pages on Facebook and Instagram. Marijke is also responsible for all our printed  promotional material.
Albert Koffeman
Albert KoffemanCoordinator likers team Facebook Biblword
Albert Koffeman is coordinator of the likers team of the Biblword Facebook page.
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.
Gerdina Korf
Gerdina KorfTeam leader She Rises
Gerdina Korf leads the She Rises team. The teams aims to encourage and motivate women all over the world to trust and seek Jesus in every situation in their life. In order to achieve this, She Rises uses social media, blogs, videos and bible courses.
Karel Remmelink
Karel RemmelinkChurch Finder
As a retired consultant, Karel Remmelink has a lot of experience with personal conversations and giving advice. The combination of fifty years of pastoral and teaching work in the Christian field makes him not only an experienced mentor but also an ideal church finder for students who have completed the course.
Grietje Commelin
Grietje CommelinChief editor Biblword.net
Grietje studied theology and mastered in Bible Translation. Next to being a mother, she supports GlobalRize by writing bible reflections and other content for GlobalRize.
Dianne van Es
Dianne van EsCourse Coordinator
Dianne van Es coordinates the courses that we offer. She also oversees the application process of new candidate mentors for the English Bible Courses.
Joost de Jager
Joost de JagerEnglish Course Coordinator
Joost de Jager is the coordinator for our English language E-courses and leads new mentors through the orientation for new mentors. He worked 33 years for KLM before he took retirement. Most of those years he was an information manager and was involved with the IT support for the processes at airports. Afterward, he worked 10 years with Prison Fellowship Netherlands and as a volunteer for the Food Bank.
Willie Jonker
Willie JonkerMentor Coordinator
Willie Jonker coordinates the mentors for the BiblWord Courses we offer. In that function, she maintains contact with the Group Mentors. Before her retirement, she worked in different positions for the Dutch Evangelical Broadcasting Company (Evangelische Omroep).
Willemijn de Blois
Willemijn de BloisEnglish Course Coordinator
Willemijn de Blois is the coordinator for our English language E-courses and leads new mentors through the orientation for new mentors.
Nico Bontenbal
Nico BontenbalContent manager
Nico Bontenbal is content manager. He is responsible for the theological part of the GlobalRize content and for the training and coaching of GlobalRize’s large number of volunteers. Nico worked in Africa for ten years to mobilize the church for missions. Before that he had a career in business in purchasing and marketing.

IT

Albert David Bakker
Albert David BakkerProgrammer
Programmer Albert David Bakker is busy each day with the development and maintenance of GlobalRize’s software. After attending Bible College, he wanted to put his energy into spreading the Gospel.
Gideon van de Weg
Gideon van de WegSoftware developer
Gideon van de Weg is one of our software developers. He is responsible for maintaining and developing Learnnn.com, our e-courses platform. Besides working for GlobalRize, he is studying Theology.

Marketing

Jelle Kaptijn
Jelle KaptijnOnline marketer
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.
André Scholten
André ScholtenOnline marketer
André Scholten is in charge of our online marketing. He is responsible for placing articles on Biblword.net, the maintenance of the existing GlobalRize websites, and the development of websites in new languages.
Gabriëlle Hollaar
Gabriëlle HollaarOnline marketer
As an online marketer, Gabriëlle Hollaar is responsible for optimizing the user experience and advertisements of our websites and social media channels. She previously served as a missionary and studied cognitive psychology.
Teun van Loon
Teun van LoonOnline marketer
Teun van Loon is an online marketer and his activities include subtitling videos, Google ads, scheduling content on Facebook, and promoting the growth and reach of our English Twitter account.
Jan Schraal
Jan SchraalOnline marketer
As an online marketer, Jan Schraal is responsible for Facebook Advertising and the newsletter, among other things. After studying theology abroad for two years, he works again for GlobalRize.

Office

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.
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 MoorlagBoard and management assistant
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.
Karin Boer
Karin BoerAdministrative Assistant
Karin Boer is our administrative assistant. She helps with organizing events and supports our secretaries and our language teams. She and her husband, Bert, form a Pastor couple in Emmeloord.
Esther Visser-den Hertog
Esther Visser-den HertogCourse Developer and Head Editor Communications
Esther Visser is the author of our courses and our Communications Head Editor. She was a missionary to Thailand and has worked as Head Editor for De Waarheidsvriend, the weekly paper from the Reformed Association within the Protestant Church of the Netherlands.
Naomi Dickhof
Naomi DickhofHR coordinator
Naomi Dickhof studied Social Work and then completed a master’s degree in Sociology. Within GlobalRize she works as an HR coordinator. In practice, this means that she is involved in writing and rolling out the policy for both employees and volunteers. In addition, she takes on a number of HR tasks.
Harry Raaphorst
Harry RaaphorstConsultant R&D
Harry Raaphorst is consultant for Research and Development. His previous jobs include working for Open Doors and he has been the CEO of several IT companies.
Hester Zoutman
Hester ZoutmanHead of communication and fundraising
Hester Zoutman is head of communication and fundraiser at GlobalRize. She also supervises the Dutch language team. She has been active as a speaker and organizer of events for many years. She has passion for Europe and young people.
Hennie van de Worp
Hennie van de WorpVolunteer coordinator
Contact with people is important to Hennie. Previously as a maternity nurse and now in pastoral care in the church and with women and their families who have come to live in Oldebroek as asylum seekers (Luz group). Within GlobalRize, Hennie is a mentor and, as a volunteer coordinator, she will pay attention to our volunteers.
Gert Jan Messelink
Gert Jan MesselinkProject leader Church Map NL
Gert Jan is Project leader Church Map NL, 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.

Language teams

Arjan Vaders
Arjan VadersTeamleader Spanish & Coordinator language team supervisor
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.
Elsa van Wessel
Elsa van WesselLanguage team supervisor
Elsa coaches teamleaders of languages in (Eastern) Europe, Central Asia and Russia. She worked as a missionary in Central Asia for years. She is passionate about sharing the Gospel with the many unreached people groups of the former Soviet Union.
Martin Stoffer
Martin StofferTeam leader Dutch
Martin Stoffer is Team Leader Dutch. He supports the mentors, guides the process from screen to church. He is involved in the translation process of articles and looking for new opportunities in the Dutch language area.
Woudineh Endayelalu
Woudineh EndayelaluTeam leader Amharic
Woudineh Merin is an Amharic Language Team Leader. He is a pastor for the Vineyard Church in Ethiopia which he was a part of its founding since 2008. He is currently living in France with his family because of a job assignment his wife has to do. While in France, he is part of the pastoral leadership team for the Ethiopian Evangelical Christians Fellowship in Lyon. Woudineh invests his time training key leaders for the Ethiopian Evangelical Churches.
Richard Cho
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.
Daniel en Else Mic
Daniel en Else Mic Team Leader Romanian
Daniel and Else Mic are the first couple to lead a team together. Daniel is Romanian who lives in the Netherlands. He is married to Else, who lived as a mission kid in Romania. They have a warm heart for the Romanian people and see this ministry as an answer to their prayer.
Freddy De Gouanou Souemi
Freddy De Gouanou SouemiTeam leader French
Freddy De Gouanou Souemi is a young leader with a passion to empower young people and to lead them in servant leadership. He completed his master’s degree in general linguistics in January 2019 and is a translator and public speaker. He is currently the National Program Coordinator of the International Christian Students Fellowship in Ivory Coast. For GlobalRize, Freddy is the French Language Team Leader and manages the team of mentors. He receives supervision from his rector and is coached by GlobalRize.
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.
Jorien van Beek
Jorien van BeekTeam leader German
Jorien van Beek is married and has 3 children. She is originally from the Netherlands, but has been living in Germany for 8 years because of her pediatric training. As a German language team leader, she has recently been allowed to organize the German course page and Facebook page with a small team of employees. With the hope that many German-speaking people will also be reached with the Gospel.
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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.
Alfa Wijnveen
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.
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AnonymousTeam leader Kurdish
The Kurdish language team is lead by the Home for Kurds Foundation.
Anonymous
AnonymousTeam leader Arabic
The Arab team leader lives in the Gulf region and manages various sub-teams that live throughout the Arab world, who have a passion for reaching the many unreached in this region with the Gospel.
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Vacant Team leader Burmese
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VacantTeam leader Hindi
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VacantTeam leader Polish
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AnonymousTeam leader Russian
The Russian team is led by a Korean missionary who lives and works with her husband and children in the former Soviet Republic
Aad van der Maas
Aad van der MaasTeam leader Albanian
Aad van der Maas is the Regional Coordinator Eastern-Europe at GZB. In Albania / Kosovo he works as coordinator of the FOKUSI program.
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AnonymousTeam leader
An anonymous language team leader living in the Middle East coaches team leaders in languages spoken in much of the Islamic world: from Arabic to Indonesian and from Kurdish to Bengali.
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AnonymousTeam leader Finnish
As a Finnish team leader, I am inspired and motivated by Acts 6:7 “And the Word of God spread.” My hope is that people will be encouraged to follow Jesus and be built up in the faith.
Elias Phanuel Musigwa
Elias Phanuel MusigwaTeam leader Swahili
Elias is currently the GlobalRize mentor for Swahili speakers and works as the pastor of Anglican Church of Tanzania Diocese of Tabora and he is the headmaster of St. Peter secondary school. He married to Jesca and together are blessed with two sons and a daughter.
Pabitra Tandi
Pabitra TandiTeam leader Odia
Founder of Path Finder Gospel Mission (PFGM) Odisha. Doing Church planting work at Odisha,  Since 2001 onwards. With my Wife Kuni Tandi and myself we are doing social development among the poor people and proclaim the Gospel of Lord Jesus Christ. We are living in Kalahandi district, Western part of Odisha, India.
Martin Smith
Martin SmithTeam leader Tamil
Pr. Martin Smith is team leader Tamil. His ministry includes education, sports, and social and spiritual welfare. His focus is mainly on changing people’s lives through the Word of God. He does this by conducting discipleship training, seminars, pastor fellowships, preaching, teaching and mentoring.
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Alicia Coetsee
Alicia CoetseeTeam leader Afrikaans
Alicia was born in South Africa and still lives there today. Since she was young, her heart has been fully aimed in following and serving Jesus. She has done missionary work in Malawi and Swaziland. She has been involved with Bybelwoord for the last five years. Starting as a translator and designer, she has now been called to fulfill the role as language team leader for Afrikaans.

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.