An American Mission

Board of Trustees

Gerald D. Wisneski Chairman

Gerald D. Wisneski

Gerald D. Wisneski was elected as the chairman of trustees at the May 26, 2009 meeting. Elected to the Board of Trustees on March 25, 1997, he is one of the owners of Stillman Volvo, West Chester, Pennsylvania. His wife’s name is Judy, and they have three children and two grandchildren. He attends the Church of the Good Samaritan; over the years he has served as an elder, Sunday school teacher, and Bible study leader.

Titus Awokuse

Titus Awokuse was elected to the Board of Trustees on May 16, 2016. Titus is Chairperson and Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics (AFRE) at Michigan State University. He earned a Ph.D. in agricultural and applied economics from Texas A&M University. He is an internationally respected scholar who has published his research in top field economic journals. Titus has consulted for private businesses, national governments, international development agencies, and non-governmental organizations. In recent years, he has served in his church as an elder, Bible study and prayer ministry leader, and volunteered as a board member for various non-profit organizations. He and his wife, Tina, are blessed with three children.

James (“Jim”) W. Bowdre

Elected to the Board of Trustees on March 25, 2003, Jim Bowdre is retired from IBM, where he worked as a human resources partner in case management & appeals. His wife’s name is Janice, and they have two adult daughters. He is a member of Hope Community Church, where he serves as an elder.

R. Rich Cundall

R. Rich Cundall was added to the Board of Trustees in October 2009. He is the first pastor selected to the board and the first member from the West Coast. His church, Hessel Church in Sebastapol, California, has been associated with ASSU/AMF/InFaith since 1912. Rich grew up in a pastor’s home and accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at the tender age of four. In 1982 Rich graduated with a B.A. in biblical studies and soon after married his childhood sweetheart, Laurie. He spent two years playing professional basketball in France before returning to school to earn a Master of Divinity degree, which he received from Talbot Theological Seminary in 1986. Rich has ministered since then at Hessel Church, initially working with the youth and becoming senior pastor in 1992. In 2000 he completed a Doctor of Ministry degree from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Rich and Laurie have four children: Carly, Candace, Rose, and David.

Jeffrey DeVault

Jeffrey DeVault first became aware of InFaith (then ASSU) when he heard someone who served with the mission speaking at Aldan Union Church near Philadelphia; he later spent a week with Bob and Sharon Mathieu during a summer in the 1970s. Jeff brings his experience as a financial advisor to the board’s Investment Committee. He and his wife, Christine, are soloists and section leaders at Ardmore Presbyterian Church. They have two married children, Amy and Jeffrey.

Nora Kanoy

Nora Kanoy
Nora Kanoy was elected to the Board of Trustees at its January 25, 2011 meeting. Nora and her husband, Chuck, live in San Clemente, California. Nora, a graduate of the University of Southern California, handles the medical insurance aspect of the couple’s insurance and financial planning agency. She is involved in her local church as a women’s Bible study discussion leader and is very interested in American history and the spiritual roots of this country. The Kanoys have three daughters and four grandchildren.