Ted joined the board of Mission Dispatch in 2013. Two years later he became director of this service to missionaries around the world. Ted’s Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry are from Fuller Theological Seminary. His life calling all along has been coaching and encouraging church and ministry leaders who face career and personal changes. His ministries have included guiding churches through transition and crisis, a national concert ministry, and with his wife Linda hosting personal renewal retreats through Leadership Renewal Center.

Ted and Linda have been married for more than 45 years. They have a married son and four grandchildren. Countless photos are available upon request.



Jon Sween is the President of Marketplace Connections (MPC) which is a ministry to people in the marketplace in the Seattle area.  MPC reaches out to the business community with monthly meetings, Discovery Groups and Entrepreneurial Leadership training locally and in India.

Jon has a B.A. in History from the University of Washington in Seattle and a Masters in Leadership Development from Fuller Theological Seminary. Jon has been in the leadership development business for 35 years and has worked in Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, India and Africa. His passion is to coach young emerging leaders in how to lead in every area of their life.

Jon has been married for 40 years to Pat and has three grown daughters who are all married and has ten grandchildren.


Founder & Board Member

John Taylor currently is a church architect located in the Seattle suburb of Edmonds, WA working with an average of 25 churches per year. He is also currently an elder at Northsound Church in Edmonds leading and assisting in house group ministry, outreach to guests to the church, as well as church involvement in community outreach.

He is a founding board member of Mission Dispatch and served as it’s chairman since its beginning nine years ago in 2003. He and his wife have made 25 trips to eastern Europe serving as the chairman of Nehemiah Ukraine, assisting in the building of a leadership training center there in 2000.

Having a heart for one on one personal discipleship and training includes; men’s retreat speaker, board member of World View Matters, and supporter of missionaries worldwide.


Vice President

Dan  has served on the board of the board of Mission Dispatch as Vice President since 2010. He and his wife, Ileana  have a daughter, Abri and live in Everett. Dan has a Missions degree from Northwest University; served 1 year in the Philippines, 9 years in Honduras with Alternative Missions, and has taken more short term mission trips than he can count and the number is growing. He served as the Missions Director @ Canyon Creek Church for 7 + years. Dan & Ileana are also involved with his parents, Don & Katie Fortune, in the Discover Your Gifts Ministry.

Keith Hook

 Board Member

Keith and Judy have  have 3 married daughters and 7 grandchildren. They have served several churches as pastor, lived on the mission field in Asia, and hosted 60+ international students in their home over the past 20 years. Keith has served with Mission to Unreached Peoples in the areas of training and member care and has also taught 20 + different classes as Seattle Bible College as well as serving as an instructor for the course, "Perspectives on the World Christian Movement". He is a trained life coach and a blogger at "reflectmore.net"


Board Member