Meet the Staff
Dr. Rex Rogers
Dr. Rex Rogers has served as President of SAT-7 USA since 2009. He grew up in Ohio with dedicated Christian parents and accepted Christ as Savior at 6 years old. Dr. Rogers is grateful for the opportunity to serve in Christian ministry and leadership, and loves the people and cultures of the Middle East.
Dr. Rogers pursued a career in Christian higher education for 34 years. From 1991 to 2008, he served as president of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, MI. He was responsible for the undergraduate college and the graduate program at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and Asia Baptist Theological Seminary, based in Singapore. During that time, he managed the university's Christian radio stations, including an internationally syndicated program, Mission Network News, and a nationally distributed children's radio ministry, His Kids Radio.
From 1993 to 2009, Dr. Rogers wrote and recorded Making a Difference, a daily radio feature applying biblical principles to a wide range of contemporary issues. In December 2011, Dr. Rogers launched a new video column, “Making a Difference with Rex Rogers,” produced by MissionsInMedia.com. He applies Christian worldview to current events and issues and offers practical observations for everyday life. The video column is posted at westmichiganchristian.com and relevantchristian.com.
Dr. Rogers is the author of two eBooks, Living For God In A Changing World (2011) and with co-author Dr. Rick Amidon, Today You Do Greatness: A Parable On Success And Significance (2011), and two books: Gambling: Don’t Bet On It (Kregel, 2005; Baker, 1997) and Christian Liberty: Living For God In A Changing Culture (Baker, 2003).
For more information about Dr. Rex Rogers, read his Personal Bio and Testimony of Faith.
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Vice President for Finance and Administration
Ruth Thomas joined SAT-7 USA in 2003 and manages the office in Easton, MD, where she oversees personnel, finance, and IT systems.
Ruth's experience in human resources, accounting, and IT management equipped her for the fast-paced environment and growth of SAT-7's ministry. Ruth recently served for 3 years as the president of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Preston, MD.
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Senior Vice President
With over 30 years of ministry and development experience, Debbie Brink has served SAT-7 in a variety of roles since 2001. She is currently the Executive Director of Women for Middle East HOPE, an initiative that reaches across borders and connects hearts and hands with the serious spiritual and practical needs of Middle Eastern and North African women. Find out more at www.womenformiddleeasthope.org.
Before joining SAT-7, she served as vice president of ministry advancement at Far East Broadcasting Company, regional director of advancement for Prison Fellowship Ministries, and director of development stewardship at Fuller Theological Seminary. She also served 12 years with Campus Crusade for Christ.
Debbie holds a B.A. in business management from Slippery Rock University. She also completed a certificate program at the Institute of Biblical Studies and received certification in fundraising from the University of California, Irvine.
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Director of Church Connections
Before joining SAT-7 in 2003, Dennis and his wife Cindy served for over 20 years in the US, France, Mali, and Cote d'Ivoire in a variety of ministry roles — including Bible school education, field leadership, urban church planting, dorm parenting, guest house ministry, and media. Dennis grew up in West Africa as a TCK (Third Culture Kid) where his parents were international workers with the Mali, West Africa church. Dennis helped pioneer the FM radio project in Mali, using specially designed, solar-powered FM radio stations for church-based sustainable development.
Dennis and Cindy work as a team to apply their international experience and knowledge of cross-cultural ministry to the advancement of SAT-7, speaking and informing as they network with churches throughout the US.
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Senior Development Officer
Bob Weszely has a deep passion for the Middle East and enjoys sharing with others about how SAT-7 is making God's love visible in the region. His diverse background includes over 7 years with Campus Crusade for Christ, 3 years with World Christian Magazine, 4 years in corporate development with World Vision, and a year of ministry in the Middle East while living in Turkey.
A graduate of Bradley University in Peoria, IL, Bob joined SAT-7 in 2009 and resides in Chicago.
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Associate Director of Church Connections
Ray Henain joined SAT-7 in 2014 as Associate Director of Church Connections. Originally from Egypt, he has also lived in different Arab countries during the last 20 years before moving to the USA with his wife, Sue, in 2010. Ray holds a BA and M. Div. in Theology in addition to an electronic engineering degree. He has previously been a pastor, soft skills trainer, and English-Arabic translator. He now works with Dennis Wiens to reach the Arab Church and Arab community in North America.
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Joshua Vervin comes to SAT-7 with a wealth of professional experience in the film and music entertainment industries. He has worked as director of marketing for a record label, and executive assistant to a former Sony VP, where he conducted creative marketing campaigns in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. As a marketing consultant, Joshua has equipped and trained industry professionals and graduate students providing them with intricate tools and skills for industry advancement.
Additionally, he is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, a classically trained violinist, and signed his first recording contract at 26 years of age. Joshua is a two-time featured musician appearing with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the guidance of an Emmy Nominated conductor, and a collaborator with the Washington National Opera.
He is a member of the National Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences, and THE GRAMMY AWARDS. His music projects have been featured on CBS, Xbox Radio, BBC, MTV, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, as well as Grammy Awards Voting ballot categories like “Record of the Year,” major motion pictures, and a television web series. He also devotes his time to volunteer alongside healthcare practitioners at local hospitals, giving music therapy to those in need. Joshua is also a feature film screen writer, published author, and a member of the Los Angeles Writers Guild of America.
Joshua is proud to be a part of SAT-7, and its mission in furthering the kingdom of God in ways that he could not while working in Hollywood.
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