In addition to our (mostly unpaid) staff mentioned on this page, GlobalRize has hundreds of volunteers, among them e-coaches, graphic designers and members of our social media teams. All this unselfish commitment is the mainstay of our work.
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.
Jaap van HartenTeam leader English
Jaap van Harten leads our English language team. He has worked in pharmacy his whole career: first as a pharmacist and clinical pharmacologist, later in the pharmaceutical industry, in medical communications, academic publishing and in software development. He is responsible for all our activities in the English language.
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 KoffemanCoordinator likers team Facebook Biblword
Albert Koffeman is coordinator of the likers team of the Biblword Facebook page.
Christine Gijsbertsen-RipText editor social media
Christine Gijsbertsen-Rip is a text editor on social media. She is responsible for the texts that we post on Facebook and Instagram in English and Dutch.
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 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.
As a retired consultant Karel has a lot of experience with coaching and consultancy. Combined with 50 years of experience in both pastoral work and Christian education, this makes him a very well-prepared e-coach. Karel has coached over a thousand students in his life.
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.
Charlotte VisserCoordinator of Instagram Biblword and Team leader for the Polish Language Group
Charlotte Visser is the coordinator of Instagram Biblword and the team leader for the Polish Language Group. She also takes care of worship live streams and has input in thinking of new strategies, promising possibilities and creative solutions. Charlotte studied management and music.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 HertogCourse Developer and Head Editor Communications
Course 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.
Willie TimmermanCoordinator of Volunteers
Willie Timmerman coordinates our volunteers. She worked in different management functions in the Health Care branch before her retirement. She develops and implements our policy for volunteers: she advises the team leaders and maps out the wishes and needs of our volunteers.
Willem van DisLanguage team 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 VadersCoordinator 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.
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 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 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.
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.
Hester ZoutmanLanguage team supervisor
Hester Zoutman supervises language teams. Within GlobalRize she will focus on the European languages (including Dutch). For years she is active as a speaker and organizer of events. She has a passion for Europe and young people.
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.
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.
AnonymousTeam leader Arabic
An anonymous employee with decades of experience in the Arab world in media and church work leads the Arab work.
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.
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.