Sudip Khadka, a native of Nepal, is the founder and president of Compassion for Asia. In 1989 after a powerful encounter with Jesus Christ, he dedicated his life to full-time ministry. Since then he has poured his life into helping his nation of Nepal and reaching Asia. Sudip holds Master’s Degrees in both Political Science and Theology. In 2005 he married Anne Lise, a native of Norway after meeting in the U.S. while they were both studying for the ministry. They have three beautiful children and split their time between Nepal, Norway, and the U.S. Together they have worked to train indigenous leaders, care for widows and orphans, and provide aid and relief to the poor. Read more…https://compassionforasia.com/meet-sudip-anne-lise/
Scott Ritzheimer has served on the board of Compassion for Asia since 2016. Scott is the CEO of StartCHURCH, a growing company that partners with churches, ministries, and missions organizations throughout the US to ensure that they are operating efficiently and effectively. Scott supports Compassion for Asia bringing strong leadership skills, administrative acumen, and understanding of systems and processes to the organization. Scott lives in Peachtree Corners, GA with his wife, Hilde Marie, and their two sons
Dave Stafford oversees the finance and administrative arm of Liberty Ministries, under the direction of Buford Lipscomb. Dave is an ordained minister under the covering of Liberty Network and desires to see people come into the fullness of relationship with Jesus, through the power, person and presence of the Holy Spirit. He is a native of Liverpool, a large industrial city in the northwest of England. The Stafford’s were involved with their local church for over 26 years. This is was an Independent, Spirit-filled, congregation that was born out of the Charismatic Renewal of the late 60’searly 70s. Dave is married to Margaret, his wife of 29 years.Dave was employed in a large telecommunications company for over 32 years. The expression marketplace ministry had not been used during this time, but that was what Dave was called to do, minister the love of God to those he worked alongside. After 32 years he resigned his managerial position and moved to Pensacola in January 2003.He and his wife, Margaret, moved to pursue the call of God on their lives. Dave was greatly affected by the attending the Revival at Brownsville Assembly, in Pensacola, in 1998, which resulted in him attending Brownsville Revival School of Ministry. Dave was invited onto staff at Liberty Church and subsequently Liberty Network and Liberty network International. Dave serves at Compassion for Asia board as a treasurer. It was at BRSM that he met both Sudip and Anne Lise, and it began a continuing relationship. Dave’s heart is to see nations reached.
Jim Mather has been involved in full time international ministry since 1992. Initially Jim and his family served in Northen Pakistan helping to establish the Gilgit Eye Hospital. After 5 years service in Pakistan, the Mather family moved to Mobile, Alabama to direct an international student ministry focused on the campus of the University of South Alabama. Along with international student ministry Friends of Internationals also works among refugees and other internationals living in the Mobile area. Jim developed a friendship with Sudip Khadka in 2002 while Sudip visited the FOI ministry in Mobile. After a number of short terms trips to Nepal to assist Compassion for Asia the relationship has deepened and Jim has now accepted the role as board of director at Compassion for Asia.