Six national Directors spread out over the United States govern the ministry of CMA. The purpose of a CMA Director is to provide spiritual vision and leadership for CMA. CMA Directors also work hard to direct the integrity of the CMA ministry in such a way as to make the organization a powerful spiritual influence in the secular motorcycling arena.
John Ogden Sr. is the CEO/Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Christian Motorcyclists Association. He and his wife, Rebecca, have been members of CMA since 1982, serving in various ministry and leadership roles and have been involved in evangelism for over 40 years. John served as one of the CMA National Directors prior to 2000 before he was appointed as the CEO/Chairman of the Board of Directors. John spent over thirty years in the corporate world as a leader and executive before God called him to his current position. Today, he leads CMA USA into being a more effective ministry and travels around the USA and the world, teaching leadership and teambuilding skills, seeking to encourage and grow CMA nationally and internationally.
Charles and Joann Hale have been long standing members of CMA since 1987. Charles has served as a CMA Director since 1993. Charles’ earliest active involvement in the ministry of CMA was, like the other Directors, that of chapter officer. Possessing a most personable personality, everyone who meets him enjoys his company. This particular characteristic has opened many doors for Charles among the secular biking crowds in his area. And yet, he enters the doors of the secular world without compromising his integrity. Today, Charles and Joann continue striving to break down barriers in the secular arena. They make their home in Atlanta, Texas.
Lyle and Peggy Herman have been members of CMA since 1982. During their many years of service to CMA, the Hermans have held chapter officer positions for many years and served as North Dakota State Coordinators for 10 years before becoming part of the Board of Directors in the fall of 2004. Lyle and Peggy are honored and ready to serve CMA anyway they can. They believe that God is raising an army within CMA to spread the Gospel to the utmost parts of the world. The Hermans make their home in Mandan, North Dakota. They believe that through the empowering and equipping of the Holy Spirit we can continue changing the world, one heart at a time.
Bob and Wanda Sandberg have been long-term members of CMA beginning in 1979. Over the course of the next two decades, Bob would serve in a variety of leadership positions both on the chapter and state level. Prior to Bob’s appointment as CMA Director in 2003, he served as the Northern California State Coordinator since 1989. The Sandberg’s bring with them the valued asset of having grown with CMA. They have seen the vision molded and shaped by God to take a fresh form over the past two decades. Bob and Wanda both see CMA as a big family, and they look forward to the opportunity to work with members by sharing the good news of Jesus Christ to the lost. Their home is in Twain Harte, California.
Chet Upp and his wife, Eileen, have served CMA for many years. Since joining CMA in 1991, the Upps have actively served at the chapter, state, and national level. They joined the Board of Directors in the fall of 2004. They have delightful personalities and a heart for serving. Chet and Eileen have their heart set on serving God and His servants through CMA, changing the world, one heart at a time. The Upps make their home in Mena, Arkansas and look forward to planting seeds wherever the Spirit leads them.