CMA has split the United States into six regions with one Evangelist overseeing each region, one Evangelist to work special projects in order to support the growth of the ministry, and one Youth Evangelist. The purpose of a Regional Evangelists is that of a pastor who provides leadership, spiritual wisdom, and training in the ministry of CMA. Regional Evangelists are also ready and willing to equip the saints to do the work the Lord has placed on the hearts of CMA members across the nation.
Jerod and Jennifer McPherson serve as Vice President Evangelistic Outreach, leading the National Evangelists Team. They joined the ministry in 2003 as National Evangelist – Youth Movement and spent the past 10 years developing the Youth Movement structure and student ministry across the nation. Jerod and Jennifer have raised their four children while traveling the roads of this great nation, ministering at rallies and events. They have strong family values and they desire to see entire families touched by the hand of God through CMA. Jerod and Jennifer maintain their duties with the Youth Movement.
Kerry and Debbie Gibson serve as the Vice President Ministry Development. In this position, Kerry works special projects, serving as Fast Lane Liaison, and working on the development and growth of CMA International. Kerry and Debbie have been a part of CMA since 1995 and served as Mississippi State Coordinators. In 2005, he became National Evangelist – Special Projects and in 2006 replaced Curtis Clements as the National Evangelist – South Central Region. He transitioned into the position of National Evangelist – Fast Lane in 2012. Kerry and Debbie have true servant’s hearts and have a deep desire to help people see the love God has for them. It’s all about Jesus!
John and Holly Ogden serve as a ministeringteam in the South Central region of the United States. John has been raised around the ministry of the Christian Motorcyclists Association. After rededicating his life to Christ in 1998, he moved to Hatfield, Arkansas and began working at the CMA National Headquarters. He has served as the team lead for the Fast Lane Team and National Evangelist – Fast Lane. Holly Ogden dedicated her life to Christ and joined theministry of CMA after her dad, a motorcycle safety instructor, introduced her to some members during a bike show in 1999. Holly is also the Executive Assistant to John Ogden Sr.
Tom and Kathie Palazzolo serve as a ministering team in the West region of the United States. In 1978, as young adults, they found God had all the answers to life’s really hard questions and they longed to share that revelation with the world. In 1992 the CMA National West Rally was held in their home community of Logan, Utah. They werethrilled to discover that God could use their love of motorcycling to open doors to share their faith in Jesus Christ. They found their place in ministry, helped to start a CMA chapter, served as officers, became Area Reps in 2002 for the Tri-State (Utah, Idaho, and NE Nevada), and then State Coordinators in 2006. In 2010, they joined the CMA national staff as Special Projects Evangelists and moved to their current position in January of 2012.
Rick and Eileen Steffy serve as ministering team for CMA in the Northeast region of the United States. Throughout the year, you can find Rick and Eileen traveling all over the Northeast region to speak at Seasons of Refreshing, State, and National Rallies. You can also find them attending and working at many secular events in their area. Not only do they enjoy ministering and encouraging members, but also they have a desire to fellowship and work with them at the different events they attend. The Steffys have served CMA since January of 1993. Rick and Eileen truly believe that God has placed them in their positions. Rick and Eileen make their home in Ephrata, Pennsylvania.
Randal and Lisa Tebeau serve as a ministering team for the Southeast part of the United States. They became involved in CMA as a way to fellowship with other Christians who enjoy riding motorcycles. They joined the CMA family in 1996 and have served in state leadership positions since 1999. Before moving into state leadership Randal served in a local chapter as vice president and president as well as becoming an approved speaker for Georgia. In early 1999 Randal was appointed as an Area Rep for Georgia. In September of 1999 Randal and Lisa accepted the position of Georgia State Coordinator where they served until they came on staff as National Evangelist over Special Projects in January 2007. Randal and Lisa are excited in their role as National Evangelist for the Southeast and they look forward to working with CMA members in their region and from all across the country changing the world, one heart at a time.
Hiram and Sharon Villaseņor serve as a ministering team for the Rocky Mountain part of the United States. They joined CMA in 1995 and soon after that, in 1997, became New Mexico State Coordinators. In March of 2003, Hiram came on staff as National Evangelist – Southwest. Hiram and Sharon both love to see God at work in the lives of CMA'ers who are struggling with life. They believe it is important for CMA members to understand the heart of the CMA ministry. The Villaseņor's are committed to changing the world, one heart at a time. Hiram and Sharon make their home in Aztec, New Mexico.
Roger and Rayleen Wilson serve as a ministering team for the North Central part of the United States. After a dramatic salvation experience in 1979, Roger became interested in motorcycling and the Wilsons attended their first CMA rally. They were sold on CMA after that first event. Roger and Rayleen went on to catch the vision of going to where the people were and became very involved in the secular rally ministry. The Wilsons acted on God's calling and joined the CMA staff in 2000. Roger is the National Evangelist – North Central. Roger and Rayleen's favorite part of the CMA ministry is simply the people. They make their home in Ottumwa, Iowa.
As of summer 2014 Peter and Connie Helgerson, a delightful couple from the Northeast, are the newest addition to CMA’s team of dedicated and committed Evangelists. They bring with them a varied background in education, teaching, and administration, with Connie specializing in special education to the disadvantaged and those with disabilities, and having done carpentry on the side his whole life Peter swings a pretty mean hammer. They have the gifting of encouragement and with their heart for people will definitely be a blessing to CMA and the membership. Keep an eye out for them at an event near you as they travel all over the United States this coming year. Peter rides a 2012 Ultra Limited and Connie is cruising on a brand new Street Glide.
Please meet our newest “Evangelist in Training,” Jay and Jane Wilber. Born, raised and born again in Indiana, this charming couple has one recently married daughter. Tentatively, they will be spending the next year or so around Hatfield getting a taste of each department in the International Support Center and are specifically tasked to work with the Media Department researching ways to educate the membership to all of the valuable training, self-help and inspirational media products CMA has available. Jane, with over 25 years of administrative experience and Jay, having spent his career of 32 years in sales, they should be just the right folks to help out with that project. From Road Captain, President, Secretary, Area Reps and then State Coordinators in 2010 the Wilbers have come up through the ranks just like every other Evangelist before them. With a great attitude and a cheerful willingness to jump in there where ever needed, they have already been a big asset around here during preparations for the 40th Anniversary Changing of the Colors and will be an even greater asset as Regional Evangelist to the membership in the future.