David C. Cook: Publisher of Sunday school curriculum, children's discipleship, books and Christian materials for the church and home. Brands include David C. Cook, Godprints, Scripture Press, Echoes and Accent.

About David C Cook

The Board of Trustees


Photo of Cris DoornbosMr. Cris Doornbos

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.


Photo of Beth GuckenbergerMrs. Beth Guckenberger

Beth Guckenberger holds double honor degrees from Indiana University. She and her husband Todd left their hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio in 1997 to begin the international arm of Back2Back Ministries Inc, a leader in orphan care where they currently serve as Executive Directors. They have lived internationally for seventeen years, returning recently to the States and traveling frequently to the Back2Back sites in Jos, Nigeria, Hyderabad, India, Cancun, Monterrey, and Mazatlan, Mexico and Port au Prince, Haiti.

Beth is an author, radio show host, conference speaker and mother to ten children. An avid reader and lifelong student, Beth enjoys fine literature and quotes from great minds, however, lately her favorite quotation is, "Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says, "Oh Crap! She's up!"

Beth joined the David C Cook Board of Trustees in June 2013 and serves as Chair of the Ministry Advancement Committee as well as a member of the Donor Development Committee.


Photo of Robert HeadDr. Robert L. Head

Robert L Head, Ph.D has an impressive background which includes many years of experience in education and banking. He most recently retired as the 17th president of Rockford University (2008-2016). He was previously president of the Urbana University in Ohio and a vice president at Benedictine University in Illinois. He served as vice president for trust services at Toledo Trust Company, in Ohio, and vice president for trust services at Northern Trust Company in Chicago during the 80s and 90s. Dr. Head and his wife, Sheryl, have three adult children.

Dr. Head has served on many boards including Swedish American Health System, Keith Country Day School, the Golden Apple Foundation, the Rockford Rotary Club, Alignment Rockford, Blackhawk Area Council Boy Scouts of America, The Rockford Chamber of Commerce, Kobe College Corporation, the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities, and the Associated Colleges of Illinois. He has served as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 9 and was a member of the Steering Committee for Transform Rockford.

Robert originally joined the Cook Board in June of 2016. He serves on the Finance & Audit Committee and the Ministry Advancement Committee.


Photo of Denny JohnsonMr. Denny Johnson

Denny is active on several Boards of Directors within his community including Founder and Chairman of the Board of Kids-Around-the-World and he is Past Chairman of the Board of Swedish American Health System. Denny also served as a Board member of Bank One and Rockford College. He attended Bethel University in St. Paul, MN and J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Evanston, IL.

Denny joined the Cook Board in 2007 and after a one year hiatus in 2013, he returned to Trustee service in 2014. Denny is active as a Committee Chairman for the Finance & Audit Committee as well as his dedication to the work of the Executive Committee.

Denny and his wife, Evie, have three children and eight grandchildren, all living in Rockford, IL.


Photo of Joe KochMr. Joseph (Joe) Koch

Mr. Koch is the Managing Director of Oxford Mountain LLC, a privately owned agricultural and investment firm. He is also the retired President and Chief Operating Officer for Fellowes, Inc, Itasca, Illinois, a 4th generation family business which is a global leader in office products. Prior to his tenure at Fellowes, Joe was a Senior Vice President for Bank of America and Bank of America Securities. He is also a Director of Overseas Council, Indianapolis, Indiana and the VP of Strategic Planning for the Central Region of the Boy Scouts of America. Joe holds a BS in economics, Magna Cum Laude, from Miami University and a MM in finance and marketing from Northwestern University.

Joe has been an active supporter of David C Cook for over two decades and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He and his wife, Paige, now enjoy life in Park City, Utah.


Photo of Greg Lucid Mr. Greg Lucid

Greg earned a recording engineering degree from Full Sail University and then later earned his degree from Asbury University in Mass Communications/Media Management. Over his 15-year short career, Lucid has helped guide the careers of two out of the three best-selling female solo artists in CCM history - Sandi Patty and CeCe Winans in addition to many other talented artists. More than a manager, Greg bypassed traditional channels to create unique paths to the marketplace with various faith based content that he brokered/created with his Lucid creative team. To date his innovative approach has generated twelve #1 chart-topping records that he either executive produced or distributed, and continues to create brands in the faith based marketplace. Donning his "Executive Producer cap", Lucid has not only won a Dove Award, for helming the platinum selling DVD, Mark Schultz - Live: A Night of Stories and Songs, but most recent he's captured the attention of the movie world too with his Executive Producer work on Harris III's innovated short film, "Entangled." "I am not conventional in the way I work a business deal or create a new product," Greg explains, "I just look for those who promote the Creator, then I promote them, creatively."

Greg joined the David C Cook Board of Trustees on June 2014. He also serves as a member of the Donor Development and Ministry Advancement Committees. Greg and his wife, Melissa, have five children and live in Nashville, TN.


Photo of David MetcalfDr. David Metcalf II, PhD

As an independent researcher, analyst and consultant, Dr. David Metcalf combines business sense and technology efficiencies to provide effective results. His approach has saved companies millions of dollars while guiding business transformations for learning organizations. Specific areas of focus include: learning business strategy, performance measurement, operational excellence, outsourcing, blended learning and mobile learning.

David joined the Cook Board in June 2012. He serves as Chairman of the Finance/Audit Committee and serves on the Executive Committee and the Technology & Digital Development Committee.

David and his wife Katy along with their two children, Adam and Andrew enjoy life in Merritt Island, FL.


Photo of Bill PearceMr. William (Bill) Pearce

William (Bill) Pearce was previously Chief Marketing Officer for Del Monte Foods and Taco Bell. He also worked in Marketing and General Management roles with Proctor & Gamble and Coca Cola. Bill is on the Marketing Faculty of the Haas School of Business at the University of California where he teaches MBA students on the topics of Brand Management, Marketing and Innovation.

Bill has an MBA from Cornell University and his BA in Economics from Syracuse University.

Bill joined the David C Cook Board of Trustees in June 2013. He is a member of the Donor Development as well as Technology & Digital Development Committees.

Bill and his wife Karen have three children, Ryan, Morgan and Casey. They enjoy skiing and Lake Tahoe whenever they have a chance.


Photo of Todd Rankin

Mr. Todd Rankin

Todd Rankin currently serves as CEO/Managing Member of Provident Investment Company, LLC, an investment firm based in Boulder, Colorado. Todd consults regularly with senior executives who operate portfolio companies on a regular basis, advising them on matters related to governance, strategic planning, capitalization, mergers and acquisitions and human resource management. Prior to working in the field of principal investment, Todd worked as an attorney in the areas of securities law, corporate finance and venture capital finance.

In addition to serving on a large number of for-profit boards of directors, Todd currently serves as Chairman of the Board of United World Mission, Chair of the Board Development and Finance Committees of Overseas Council and is active as an alumni board volunteer in a variety of capacities with Harvard University and Harvard Business School. He serves as an elder at his local church, which he co-founded.

In his free time, Todd enjoys endurance mountain bike racing, ultra-marathon running and triathlon. He has been married for 27 years to his wife, Celia. They have one daughter, Faith, who is 17 years old.

Mr. Rankin joined the Cook Board in June of 2014 and serves on the Finance & Audit and Governance Committees.


Photo of David RogersDr. David Rogers

David is currently a Research Associate, Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab at the Institute for Simulation & Training. David is an extremely well traveled and talented individual having attended John Hopkins' Center for Talented Youth. During high school, David won national level speech and debate competitions, became an Eagle Scout, and earned the highest SAT scores in the history of the boarding school. He is a graduate of the Air Force Academy.

After managing the Aid & Development program in Southern Sudan, David returned to the US to pursue an advanced degree studying philosophy and anthropology and received his PhD in 2013.

David originally joined the Cook Board in November 2009 and has been on hiatus. He serves as Chair of the Technology/Digital Development Committee and serves on the Executive Committee and the Ministry Advancement Committee.


Photo of Bill JohnstonMr. John Rote

John joined the Cook Board in 2006 and served as Chairman of the Board from 2009 to 2012. He currently serves as Chairman of the Donor Development Committee and also serves as a member of the Executive Committee as well as the Ministry Advancement Committee.

John spent 28 years in Global Advertising and General Management at Procter & Gamble and SC Johnson before he and his wife, Cindy, decided to take a leap into full time Kingdom work. John is the Chief Advancement Officer at Overseas Council in Indianapolis, Indiana. John's wife, Cindy, is a full-time volunteer for Overseas Council. Cindy and John are blessed with 4 daughters, all of whom graduated (or will graduate) with various degrees from Belmont University in Nashville, TN.

He received his undergraduate degree from Penn State University and a Masters in Business degree from the Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University.


Photo of Richard SatterfieldMr. Richard (Dick) Satterfield

Dick Satterfield is the founder of Satterfield Renzenbrink Associates an executive search and placement firm that specializes in finding finance, human resources, marketing and sales talent. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, the firm works closely with five other accomplished recruiters four of whom started their careers at Procter & Gamble where he began his career.

Dick is held in high regard by his associates as a quality family man, his church commitments and his faith.

Dick joined the Cook Board November 2011. He serves as Chairman of the Governance Committee. He also serves as a member of the Executive Committee.


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