We’re honored to have an active board composed of these members:
Jeff Basik is a founding partner in Retirement Advisors, Inc., an investment and financial planning company in Ft. Myers, Florida. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and is a retired Lt. Col from the United States Air Force Reserves. He received his Masters in Business Administration from Bentley College in Boston. Jeff is very active in his local church and serves on the Board of Directors on several Christian organizations. Jeff first visited Vision Nationals in India in 2004 and has returned twice since then. Jeff has been married to his wife, Kathy for 29 years and they have three grown children.
“God touched my heart in a powerful way on my first visit to the campus and I have been thrilled to have had the opportunity to share their wonderful work with my family and friends over the years. I have just recently returned from visiting the ministry and it is amazing how God continues to pour out his blessings upon them in ways we would have never have dreamed of just a few years ago!” – Jeff
Joe Stengele currently serves as the Manager of Student Partnerships and Ministry for Samaritan’s Purse. Joe studied Biblical Literature and Business at Northwest University and has been in ministry for 10 years. Joe, his wife Lauren, and their two kids live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
“Two things I am passionate about are developing leaders and planting churches. Arjuna and Vision Nationals have been successfully developing leaders and planting churches throughout Southeast Asia for over 25 years. Since meeting Arjuna in 2009 and traveling to India to see the work firsthand, I have continued to be blown away by the evidences of God’s grace in the work of Vision Nationals.” – Joe
In 1985, the Chiguluri family lived with Rob Hunter and his family while Arjuna Chiguluri, Vision Nationals’ founder, attended Talbot Seminary. Rob has served as Chairman of the Board since the inception of Vision Nationals. Rob is a pastor at Ridgway Community Church and works in real estate development. Rob, his wife Annette, and all three of their children have visited Vision National’s campus in India.
“I have known Arjuna for over 25 years and have had the pleasure to minister alongside him all of those years. I find him to be a man after Gods heart, committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God continues to bless Arjuna’s faithfulness and hard work; partnering with the ministries of Vision Nationals is an investment providing great returns.” – Rob
Tom Ward is the Teaching Pastor at Eastpoint Community Church. With over 30 years of church ministry experience, including a bachelor’s degree in religious education and a doctor of divinity degree, Tom’s most comfortable when he’s casting vision and creating change. Tom and his wife, Gloria, live in Newark, DE.
“Vision Nationals has been a strategic partner with Eastpoint Community Church since 2004. We have been thrilled to see how God has blessed this ministry, allowing Vision Nationals to have such a huge impact for the Kingdom of God in so few years. This could only be a God-thing and we are greatly blessed to be a part of it.” – Tom