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 is an ordained minister under the covering of Global Alliance Network (GAN) and desires to see people come into the fullness of relationship with Jesus, through the power, person, and presence of the Holy Spirit. Dave is a missionary to southern Philippines with Globe International. He works with local indigenous Pastors and church groups to disciple, encourage and equip. Originally from the United Kingdom, the Stafford’s currently live in Pensacola Florida.
Dave has dual citizenship with USA and UK and is known to say, “I may look like a North American, sound like a Brit, but I identify as Filipino!”
The Stafford’s were greatly affected by the attending the Revival at Brownsville Assembly, in Pensacola, in 1998, which resulted in Dave attending Brownsville Revival School of Ministry It was at BRSM that he met both Sudip and Anne Lise, and it began a continuing relationship.
Dave’s heart is to see the nations reached by relationship with Jesus. Dave serves as Compassion for Asia board member and treasurer.
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.