GlobalRize employees

GlobalRize employees

GlobalRize employs more than 700 volunteers worldwide, in addition to the paid team that works every day. Below you will find some of our talented, enthusiastic and, above all, committed people. Meet Team GlobalRize! Do you think you fit in well? Then check our opportunities; you’re welcome!

Marten Visser

Missionary Director
Marten Visser is missionary director of GlobalRize. He is a pastor within the PKN and was previously a church planter in Thailand and founder of the Gave Foundation. Marten focuses on innovation and the international development of the organization.

Frans de Lange

Operational director
Frans de Lange is operational director of GlobalRize. He was previously mayor of the municipality of Elburg. He is mainly concerned with the further expansion of the organization, with PR, fundraising and personnel policy. Frans leads the office team.

Emmie Kaljouw

Teamleader English language
Emmie Kaljouw – Conijn is the English team leader. She is responsible for GlobalRize's English language activities. Previously, Emmie 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

Team leader graphic designers
Marijke Reedijk is team leader of the graphic designers. Together with a team of designers, she creates weekly images for the Dutch and English pages on Facebook and Instagram. In addition, Marijke takes care of GlobalRize's printing and promotional material.

Albert Koffeman

Coordinator likers team Facebook Biblword
Albert Koffeman is coordinator of the likers team of the Biblword Facebook page.

Gerdina Korf

Team leader She Rises
Gerdina Korf is team leader of She Rises. Together with the She Rises team, she wants to encourage, build up and encourage women to seek Jesus in all situations in their lives. She does this together with the team through social media, blogs, videos and bible courses.

Karel Remmelink

Church seeker
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 Commelin studied theology and completed the master's degree in Bible Translation. In addition to her role as a mother, she contributes to writing Bible devotions and other GlobalRize products.

Nico Bontenbal

Nico Bontenbal is contentmanager. He is responsible for the theological part of the GlobalRize content and coaches and trains the many volunteers. Nico worked in Africa for ten years to mobilize the church for missions. Before that, he worked in the business world in purchasing and marketing.

Dianne van Es

Course Coordinator
Dianne van Es is course coordinator and handles the “onboarding process” of the aspiring mentors for the English Bible course.

Joost de Jager

English course coordinator
Joost de Jager is E-course Coordinator (English) and guides new mentors through the introduction process. Before he retired, he worked for KLM for 33 years. For a large part of those years he worked as an information manager and was involved in the IT support of the processes at the airports. He then worked for 10 years at Gevangenenzorg Nederland (Prison Fellowship) and as a volunteer at the Food Bank.

Willie Jonker

Mentor coordinator BiblWord courses
Willie Jonker is a mentor coordinator for BiblWord courses. In this position she maintains contact with the group mentors. Before her retirement she worked in various positions at the Evangelische Omroep.

Willemijn de Blois

English course coordinator
Willemijn de Blois is course coordinator (English) and supervises new ones mentors through the onboarding process.

Albert David Bakker

As a programmer, Albert David is involved in the development and maintenance of software for GlobalRize on a daily basis. After attending a bible school, he wants to dedicate himself to spreading the Gospel.

Gideon van de Weg

Software developer
Gideon van de Weg is one of our software developers. He is responsible for maintaining and developing, our e-course platform. In addition to his work at GlobalRize, he studies theology.

Jelle Kaptijn

Online marketing team leader
Jelle Kaptijn manages the online marketing team. In this role he is responsible for planning, reporting and task allocation and supporting language teams. Before that he worked at various webshops.

André Scholten

Online marketeer
André Scholten is online marketeer. He is responsible for posting articles to, maintaining the website, and developing websites in new languages.

Teun van Loon

Online marketeer
Teun van Loon is an online marketer and is involved in, among other things, subtitling videos, Google advertisements, scheduling content on Facebook, and promoting the growth and reach of our English Twitter account.

Diederik Koops

Financial administration
Diederik Koops studied Logistics & Economics at the Hogeschool Windesheim in Zwolle. At GlobalRize, Diederik is responsible for the financial administration, co-organizing events and managing the office organization.

Gerlinde van de Poll

Head of Operations
Gerlinde van de Poll is head of operations. She is involved in the organization of human resources, secretariat, administration and accommodation, reports and project work. After the Facility Management course, she worked for eleven years at a large healthcare institution.

Elly Moorlag

Board and executive assistant
Elly Moorlag is a secretary. She worked for many years as an employee at the Church Office of the reformed municipalities of Nunspeet and Elburg. At GlobalRize, Elly is responsible for the secretariat and supporting the board, management and management.

Esther Visser

Developer courses and editor-in-chief communication
Esther Visser is a course writer and communications editor. Before that she was a church planter in Thailand and she gained experience as editor-in-chief of the magazine De Waarheidsvriend of the Gereformeerde Bond within the PKN.

Naomi Dickhof

HR coordinator
Naomi Dickhof studied Social Work and Services 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. She also takes on a number of HR tasks.

Netty van de Berg

Relationship manager
Netty van de Berg is a relationship manager. She contributes to the GlobalRize network of entrepreneurs and churches. This so that meaningful relationships arise and flourish, so that our work feels supported and supported.

Harry Raaphorst

Advisor R&D
Harry Raaphorst is Research and Development advisor. He has worked for Open Doors and was a director of a number of IT companies.

Hennie van de Worp

Volunteer 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 came 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

Project leader Church Map NL
Gert Jan is Project Leader Church Map NL and mentor for the bible course. In the last years of his career he worked as an interim director in technically oriented companies. Furthermore, Gert Jan has held many board positions in church and club life.

Arjan Vaders

Language Team Leader Spanish & Coordinator Language Team Facilitator
Arjan Vaders is language team leader Spanish and Dutch and coaches team leaders of new languages. He served as a missionary in Peru until 2012 and is grateful to lead teams to deliver on GlobalRize's screen-to-church strategy.

Elsa van Wessel

Language team supervisor
Elsa coaches team leaders of languages ​​in (Eastern) Europe, Central Asia and Russia. She has worked as a missionary in Central Asia for years. It is her dream that people online will be touched by God's Word in the farthest corners of the former Soviet Union.

Martin Stoffer

Dutch language team leader
Martin Stoffer is Language Team Leader Dutch. He supports the mentors, guides the process from screen to church. Is involved in the translation process of articles and looks for new opportunities in the Dutch language area.

Alicia Coetsee

Team leader African
Alicia was born in South Africa and still lives there. From an early age, her heart has been set on following and serving Jesus. She has done missionary work in Malawi and Swaziland. Her involvement with Bybelwoord started as a translator and designer, but she is now active as an Afrikaans language team leader.

Aad van der Maas

Team leader Albanian
Aad van der Maas is a regional coordinator at the GZB. In Albania/Kosovo he works as coordinator of the FOKUSI programme.

Woudineh Endayelalu

Team leader Amharic
Woudineh Merin is team leader Amharic. He pastors the Vineyard Church in Ethiopia which he was a part of at its founding since 2008. He currently lives in France with his family due to a work 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 in training key leaders for the Ethiopian Evangelical Churches.


Team leader Arabic
The Arabic team leader lives in the Gulf region and from there manages various sub-teams who live all over the Arab world and who have a passion for reaching the many unreached in this region with the Gospel.


Team leader Bengali
This anonymous employee has worked in Bangladesh for several years. He is the Bengali language team leader and makes grateful use of the network he has built up in Bangladesh.

Jorien van Beek

German language team leader
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 training as a paediatrician. Jorien is the German language team leader and, together with a small team of employees, ensures that the German course page and Facebook page are in order.


Finnish team leader
As a Finnish Team Leader, I am inspired and motivated by Acts 6:7 “And the Word of God went abroad.” My hope is that people will be encouraged to follow Jesus and will be built up in faith.

Freddy De Gouanou Souemi

French language team leader
Freddy De Gouanou Souemi is the French language team leader and manages the team of mentors. He has a passion for empowering young people and leading them in servant leadership. He completed his master's degree in general linguistics in January 2019 and is a translator and speaker. He is currently the National Program Coordinator of the International Christian Students Fellowship in Ivory Coast.

Andy Game

Japanese team leader
Andy Game is the Japanese language team leader. As director of Media7, a Christian media company in Japan, he has a wealth of experience in using different media to reach Japanese people with the Gospel.


Team leader Kurdish
The Kurdish team is managed by the Home for Kurds foundation.

Freddy De Gouanou Souemi

Team leader Laotian
The Laotian team is led by an anonymous GlobalRize employee.

Pabitra Tandi

Team leader Odia
Founder of Path Finder Gospel Mission (PFGM) Odisha. I have been doing church planting work in Odisha since 2001. My wife Kuni Tandi and I do social development among the poor people and we preach the Gospel of Lord Jesus Christ. We live in Kalahandi district, western part of Odisha, India.


Team leader Nepali


Team leader Ukrainian


Team leader Uzbek

Alfa Wijnveen

Team leader Portuguese
Alfa Wijnveen was born in Angola and grew up in Portugal, where she started teaching languages ​​and literature. She has been involved in several local and national outreaches, especially in the field of education for children and youth. She is married to a Dutch man and now lives in the Netherlands, where she serves on the prayer team for missions at a local PKN church.

Daniel en Else Mic

Team leaders Romanian
Daniel and Else Mic are the first married couple to lead a team together. Daniel is Romanian and lives in the Netherlands and he is married to Else who lived in Romania as a mission kid. They have a warm heart for the Romanian people and see this ministry as an answer to prayer. Enthusiastically they picked up the restart of the Romanian.


Team 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

Elias Phanuel Musigwa

Team leader Swahili
Elias is currently the GlobalRize language team leader for Swahili speakers and works as the pastor of Anglican Church of Tanzania Diocese of Tabora and is the head of St. Peter Secondary school. He is married to Jesca and together they are blessed with two sons and a daughter.

Richard Cho

Thai team leader
Richard Cho is an OMF missionary in Thailand. He directs OMF-Thailand's Internet Evangelism and Digital Media Department, which deploys the GlobalRize strategy for Thailand. He is also active for OMF Thailand as regional leader Northern Thailand. He is involved in church planting and Bible teaching in Thailand.


Tagalog team leader

Martin Smith

Tamil team leader
Pr. Martin Smith is team leader Tamil. His ministry includes education, sports, and social and spiritual welfare. His main focus is on changing people's lives through the Word of God. He does this by conducting discipleship training, seminars, pastor fellowships, preaching, teaching and mentoring.


Telugu team leader


Tagalog team leader


Team leader Urdu

Courage Kuzanah

Team leader Hausa
Courage Kuzanah has followed lessons/training at GlobalRize. This in English. Since then he has been a burden to the Hausa people and longs for them to access the rich biblical content in their own heart language.

Mark Cocker

Language team supervisor Fula
Mark Cocker spent nine years as a missionary with WEC International among the Fulani people of South West Burkina Faso. His dream is for multitudes of Fulani to come to know Jesus, as their Savior and Lord, to become part of the throng of every tribe, tongue, and nation who worship around the throne of the Lamb (Revelation 7:9).

Gerard van der Velde

Gerard is an ambassador for GlobalRize. He enjoys life by dedicating himself to God's Kingdom to reach others with the Gospel. Gerard fulfills various board positions in association and church life.

Elise de Koning

Elise is an ambassador for GlobalRize. She wants to make people aware of the work that GlobalRize does worldwide, and to create and increase an engaged constituency. Elise is raising funds to support online missions. In daily life, Elise works as a marketing coordinator and account manager for "Cellro" in Veenendaal.

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