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.

Keith Hook


Keith and Judy Hook have 3 married daughters and 11 grandchildren. They have served several churches as pastor, lived on the mission field in Asia, and hosted many international students in their home over the past 30 years. Keith has served with Mission to Unreached Peoples (now Beyond) in the areas of training and member care, and has taught classes at Seattle Bible College as well as serving as an instructor for the course, "Perspectives on the World Christian Movement". He currently serves as the executive director of Missions Fest Seattle which has organized a free interdenominational missions conference every fall since 2006. See www.missionsfestseattle.org.
Mission Dispatch is a regular exhibitor at the conference.


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, WA. Dan has a Missions degree from Northwest University. He served one 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 @ Venture Church for 7+ years and continues as part of their REACH team. Dan & Ileana are also involved with the ministry of Discover Your Gifts. 


Board Member

It is an honor to be able to serve the administrative needs of missionaries around the world allowing them to focus on their service to people in the name of Jesus. I joined the Mission Dispatch board in 2018 and presently serve on the board of Kidstown International, the leadership team of Missions Fest Seattle, and am a group leader for Bible Study Fellowship.

I’ve served on several boards in the recent past, including The Edmonds Waterfront Center, Edmonds Center for the Arts, the Snohomish County Public Facilities District, Breakthrough Partners, Crisis Connection, and served on several community task forces.

Prior to retiring, in my capacity as Vice President of the Credit Division of Nordstrom, I served on several credit industry boards and cross company working groups.

I’ve been blessed to be married for 50+ years to the love of my life, Leanne. Leanne recently turned over her Dance school (Barclay Shelton Dance Centre) to her protégés after over 40 years of serving the Edmonds community.

We have two children and two grandchildren whom we love deeply and pray for every day.  


Board Member

Tom became President of Youth Dynamics on March 13, 2017. He has been involved in youth ministry for over 20 years and is passionate about helping young people know the good news of Jesus Christ. Before Youth Dynamics, Tom served as Executive Director for Seattle Area Youth for Christ, Executive Director for Spokane Youth for Christ, Area Director for Spokane Valley Young Life, and was a middle school teacher. Tom and his wife Hannah have four great kids – Kendal, Abby, Sam, and Nash. The first letter of their first names spells out the word t-h-a-n-k-s, which describes his attitude about his family and serving the Lord – filled with thanksgiving.


Financial Administrator

You could say Cindy hit the road running when she was born, and that would be pretty close to total accuracy. Unlike most kids who ease into their worlds at a decently early age, Cindy was already 3½ when she greeted her sphere of problem solving. Never one to gather dust, she holds two work positions, runs a household, and in her free time breaks away from her full schedule to discover the quieter side of life.

Mission Dispatch is pleased and honored to claim Cindy as our chief financial expert, grateful that she keeps us current in all matters pertaining to managing and distributing donations for our clients throughout the world.



Heather joined Mission Dispatch in 2022 to assist with accounting and make sure clients receive accurate and timely payments. She brings over 20 years of experience in bookkeeping and accounting from a variety of industries ranging from manufacturing to financial institutions. Since 2019, Heather has also served as Board Treasurer for Best Dental Help, which works to prevent dental decay in children by bringing oral health services to Washington schools. She lives in Mount Vernon, WA, with her husband Matt, mother-in-law, two dogs, cat and parrot and enjoys dancing and being in nature.