Cris Doornbos, Chief Executive Officer
Cris Doornbos is a 30-year veteran in the Christian publishing world, serving the last nine years as CEO of David C Cook, a non-profit international publishing and music ministry. His efforts have taken David C Cook, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, from five international ministry programs in eighteen countries to 78 programs in 183 countries. He travels the world, working with government officials and non-governmental organizations, local lay leaders, pastors, and worship leaders in order to better understand their needs and determine if David C Cook can serve those needs.
"The local church is God's Plan A, and there is no Plan B," says Cris. "Developing resources with local leaders for local use is what we do. We're not just sending our current products globally; we're actually co-producing materials to meet the needs of local culture."
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Cris still carries a sense of pride for the city and great hope for its future. He and Trudy, his wife of 30 years, have two adult children. He is a certified scuba diver, waterskies a slalom course, and enjoys snow skiing and hiking the mountains of Colorado.
C. Ryan Dunham, President, Integrity Music
With a BA in Communications and over 20 years of experience in the field of Christian resource sales and marketing, C. "Ryan" Dunham serves as President of Integrity Music, the music publishing and recording division of David C Cook.
Before arriving at DCC, Ryan spent 14 years at Zondervan, a division of Harper Collins Publishers, in various sales positions including vice president of sales, setting global sales strategies along with leading, the sales, merchandising and retail marketing teams.
Ryan joined David C Cook, then Cook Communications Ministries, in 2006, as Sr. Vice President of Sales and Marketing leading the organization through a rebranding effort that ultimately led to changing the name back to David C Cook. In addition to his global marketing responsibilities, he sets sales strategies for all distribution channels and builds market share and brand awareness for the organization's various product lines, as well as overseeing David C Cook's Canadian distribution division. Joining Integrity Music in 2011 was a natural fit for Ryan, who grew up in a musical family. `I am thrilled and humbled by the opportunity to lead Integrity Music, a global music organization that creates songs of substance for the local church around the world.'.
With that challenge complete, Dunham took on a new adventure in 2011, accepting the position of President for Cook's global music division consisting of the Kingsway and Integrity Music labels. Having grown up in a musical family, Dunham felt it was a natural fit: "I have always loved music," he explains. "I grew up in a house where I saw my father and all of his siblings rehearsing, touring and performing in churches around the Midwest. And over the years, I had opportunities to work with other music companies, but it was just never the right fit or time. I am thrilled and humbled by the opportunity to lead Kingsway and Integrity Music today."
Ryan and Jodi, his wife of 19 years, have two sons, Jonah and Seth. When the couple isn't busy shuttling between the boys' athletic events, you will find them riding their Harleys, playing tennis, golfing, hiking or skiing.
Sean Everhart, Chief Information Officer
A 16-year veteran of the Microsoft Corporation, Sean Everhart joined David C Cook in 2013, bringing with him a wide range of technology experience from engineering and support to strategic consulting and technical sales. Sean holds a BS in Computer Science from Wake Forest University.
"Being part of something that makes a difference for the kingdom of God on a daily basis here at David C Cook was an opportunity too compelling to pass up," Sean says. "This opportunity at David C Cook gives me the chance to combine my passion for technology with my desire to serve and make a lasting impact in our world."
Sean is currently a partner with Apps for the Greater Good, a community-focused group that provides affordable technology solutions to individuals facing physical and cognitive disabilities, and serves on the board of directors for Bridges Christian College. Sean and his wife, Laura, have four young children and have always been active in the local church and non-profits.
Gary Hopwood, Chief Global Officer
Having lived on four continents and worked in 30 different countries, it's only logical that Gary Hopwood's dedication to global outreach translates well into his professional life. Joining David C Cook in 2010, Gary has been our "feet on the ground" in Beijing, China, for the past three years, developing ministry, publishing, marketing and distribution strategies for print and digital resources.
With a graduate degree in business from Northwestern in Chicago and decades of international business and ministry experience, including 18 years at United Parcel Service and various positions at Perimeter Church in Atlanta, Gary excels at building and managing teams in rapidly changing economic and technological environments. "After almost ten years in Beijing, living stateside is a big change," Gary says. "But I'm excited about the opportunity to help lead David C Cook's focus on equipping local churches on a global scale with discipleship and worship resources."
Gary and his wife, Lissa, who first met at Wheaton College, have three grown children: Ben, who is married and working in China; Stephen, who serves overseas with the United States Navy; and Rebecca, a registered nurse in Nashville, TN, who is married and has one daughter, Adalyn. When he is not traveling internationally, Gary enjoys swimming, wilderness camping and is looking forward to long motorcycle rides in the Rocky Mountains.
Tim MacDonald, Chief Advancement Officer
Tim MacDonald is a highly accomplished senior leader with more than 20 years' experience in the relationship building business. His expertise is in the sales and marketing of organizational projects, programs and products. The past seven years he spent as a consultant assisting real estate companies with entitlement, property acquisition, lease negotiations and sales to the investment community for both commercial and municipal clients. Other experience includes years as an Executive Pastor at a large, multi-site church, and public relations and advancement for national personalities and ministries.
Born in Montreal, CA, Tim was raised primarily in the Boston area and is a rabid Red Sox fan! He and Lainie, his wife of 25 years, have three boys, and they enjoy cheering for the boys at their various activities. He also enjoys family gatherings, golf, nature, and international travel.
Scott Miller, Chief Operating Officer
Scott Miller joined David C Cook in 1997, originally as Chief Comptroller, arriving with 12 years professional experience at Price Waterhouse, Hewlett-Packard, and Deluxe Corporation. With a BA from the University of Delaware and an MBA in Finance from Cornell, Scott has invested 20 years teaching graduate level finance courses at a local University.
As part of his executive operational responsibilities at DCC, Scott's role is to oversee Finance, Accounting, Operations and Legal. "Motivation is easy to come by working at David C Cook," Scott says, "knowing that what we do every day equips the local church around the world to teach millions about Jesus."
Scott and his wife Cynthia enjoy all the outdoor activities in Colorado with their five children. They have a passion for worldwide evangelism, leading mission trips in Africa, Asia, and South America as well as volunteering in their local church.