TOPIC Appoints Dr. Rick Kingham as International Director

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January 26, 2010

The Board of Directors of Trainers of Pastors International Coalition (TOPIC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Rick Kingham as International Director effective February 1, 2010.

Dr. Kingham succeeds the Rev. J. Paul Landrey, who has served TOPIC as International Director since its founding in 1999.  Kingham most recently served as the President of The Center for Glocal Leadership, a ministry organization that provides coaching, training and mentoring to Christian leaders in developing countries.  He is a former Senior Pastor of the Overlake Christian Church in Redmond, WA, prior to which he served as an Executive Vice President for Promise Keepers, and as President to the National Coalition of Men’s Ministries.  

Rick and his wife Tracey have ministered internationally for many years, with a heart for the leaders of the Body of Christ. They have three adult children and 9 grandchildren.  

TOPIC was founded as dozens of leaders of nonformal pastoral training organizations responded to the vision cast by Ramesh Richard and RREACH.  It addresses the needs of large numbers of untrained pastors in Africa, Asia, and Latin America in coordinated ways. TOPIC enables more pastoral trainers to more effectively train more pastors more quickly.  Its vision is to see every church served by equipped and maturing pastoral leadership.  It is a Global Partner of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and serves over 300 training organizations and ministries in the non-formal training of pastors.  Information regarding TOPIC can be found at www.topic.us. 

Contact:  J. Paul Landrey;  [email protected]; (402) 681-9491

Board Members:
Steve Kemp, BILD International
J. Paul Landrey, TOPIC
Craig Parro, Leadership Resources International
Ramesh Richard, RREACH/ Dallas Theological Seminary
Dale Schlafer, Center for World Revival and Awakening
Henry Tan, Campus Crusade for Christ International