Our Team 2017-06-30T19:53:05+00:00

Our Team

Founders & Directors

Gary and Glenna FlokstraGary and Glenna Flokstra

Gerard (Gary) & Glenna Flokstra III served as appointed missionaries with the Assemblies of God World Missions for 19 years.  They have been involved in overseas ministries for over 33 years. Gary began working with book and resource distribution to missionaries and overseas schools stateside in 1998 at Africa Library Services.  He was director of that ministry from April of 2000 until December 2003.

Their mission adventures began in 1980 in Brussels, Belgium.  After spending one year at Continental Theological Seminary in Brussels they served for ten years at Asia Pacific Theological Seminary in Baguio City, Philippines. Both assignments included library development, book and resource distribution, and library training for students.

While in the Philippines, Gary started an internship program to train librarians who worked in theological libraries.  At one time there were 13 librarians in various schools that had gone through the training.   He was president of the Philippine Theological Library Association (PTLA) and founding president of the Baguio-Benquet Theological Library Association.

Both Glenna and Gary continue to travel overseas to provide library training, evaluations, and support to schools around the world.

Gary holds a BA in Bible from Central Bible College, Springfield, Missouri and a Master’s in Library Science from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Glenna holds a BA in Christian Education from Central Bible College and has completed 12 hours towards a Master’s in Pastoral Counseling. In addition, Glenna has a diverse background in managerial skills, accounting, and computer programs and systems gained over the last 14 years in a plethora of training settings and assignments.

In their spare time, Glenna and Gary mentor one-on-one and teach mentoring.  They are regularly active in their local church volunteering in various ministries.  They enjoy the outdoors by camping, hiking, and traveling.  They have been married for 36 years and have two children: G.J (the Fourth) and Bianca.  GJ manages a local used book store and is married to a delightful lady by the name of Melissa.  They have given Gary & Glenna two awesome granddaughters, Keturah & Khloe.  Bianca is currently serving with World Vision International out of their DC office as Program Management Officer, Food Security and Livelihoods and Resource Development and Management International Programs Group.  She was recently engaged to Victor and the family is looking forward to an upcoming wedding.

General Office Assistant (Shipper and Book Encoder)

Our team is growing. We are currently seeking candidates for this position. If you, or someone you know, would be a good fit, please contact us at info@4wrd.org.

Board Members: 4 the World Resource Distributors

Dana Joy Cavallaro
Dana Joy CavallaroBoard Member
Dana is a spirit-filled minister, doctoral student, and conference speaker who has been in ministry for over 30 years. Her vision is to help people find their identity in Christ, and to realize that a life of freedom and wholeness is possible through the power of the Holy Spirit as set forth in Isaiah 61:1-3.

Ordained Assemblies of God minister and credentialed with the Assemblies of God since 1983, she is also a teacher/certified trainer with Leadership Training International.

Dana’s education includes a B.A. Evangel University, and an M.Div. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. In addition, Dana is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Regent University.

During her spare time, Dana is a dynamic conference and retreat speaker. She worked as Associate Pastor for 11 years before taking on the role of full time motherhood and home school teacher. Her claim to fame is that she met Gary and Glenna Flokstra in 1980 while serving on a mission’s assignment to Continental Bible College in Brussels, Belgium. Little did she know that their paths would cross around the world and they would work together again. She and Dan believe that God has blessed Gary and Glenna with a dream to impact the world with the resources necessary to transform lives for Jesus Christ. They feel privileged to be a part of this great opportunity.

Dana has been married to Dan since 1983, and they have two sons, Robbie and Nathan. The family enjoys the water and warm summers.

Board Member since 2003.

Dr. Barbara (Cavaness) Parks
Dr. Barbara (Cavaness) ParksBoard Member
Dr. Barbara Parks is a Missionary Educator with the Assemblies of God World Missions. She serves as the resident educator in West Africa, Indonesia, Philippines, and Singapore, and as an adjunct teacher in Mongolia, Ethiopia, Togo, India, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, New Zealand, and others.

Barbara is also an Adjunct Professor at Evangel University and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, both in Springfield, MO.

She is the co-author of three books: God’s Women—Then and Now; Unbelievable, Yet True; and This End Up!

Barbara has earned a B.A. from Central Bible College, an M.A. in Cross Cultural Studies from Assemblies of God Graduate School (AGTS), an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Barbara is married to Paul, and both are privileged as missionary educators to continue to “entrust to reliable people” many Bible truths about women in ministry and biblical strategies for engaging Muslims. Their ministry regularly takes them around the world.

Board Member since 2009.

Carrol Deal
Carrol DealBoard Member
Carrol is Director of Development and Resource at Southern Missouri District of the Assemblies of God. He is an international church planter and pastor currently assisting in church plants and Bible school development in Central Africa. He also serves as a non-resident missionary to Equatorial Guinea.

Carrol and his wife Gayle have been appointed missionaries with the Assemblies of God since May 1985, serving in Equatorial Guinea, Africa from October 1987 – March 2013.

In Equatorial Guinea Carrol served as the general superintendent for thirteen years, and later served as the vice-superintendent and missions director.

Prior to their missions appointment, Carrol and Gayle pastored Vienna Assembly of God in Vienna, MO and Calvary Assembly of God in Rolla, MO. Carrol also served as associate pastor at South Side Assembly of God in St. Louis, MO.

Carrol’s education includes a B.A. in Psychology at Southeast Missouri State University and an M.A. in Missiology at AGTS.

Carrol and Gayle have two sons and four grandchildren.

Board Member since 2017.

Ronald Maddux
Ronald MadduxBoard Member
Ronald Maddux has served as the Northern Asia Regional Director for the Assemblies of God World Missions for the past 14 years.

While under appointment with the Assemblies of God World Missions, Ron served as a missionary in Hong Kong and Thailand. Currently he serves as Regional Director for Peninsular Asia (Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand), and as non-resident Director of the Asia Pacific Center for Leadership and Missions – a department of the Asia Pacific Theological Seminary (Baguio, Philippines).

He also serves as a Board Member for Global University, Sunrise Educational Foundation (chairman and executive director, Hong Kong), Xi’an International School (Xi’an, China), and Ecclesia Ministries and Bible College (Hong Kong).

Board Member since 2012.

Craig Stoll
Craig StollBoard Member
Craig Stoll has over 25 years of experience in the Christian retail industry, primarily involving buying and promoting Christian books and Bibles. He currently serves as Sales Promotion/Category Development Manager for Christian Book Distributors (CBD) in Peabody, MA.

He has been actively involved in helping to provide books and other resources to Majority World Bible colleges, seminaries, and pastoral training organizations since 2007.

Craig and his wife Denice live in the beautiful Seacoast region of New Hampshire. They have three children and one grandchild.

Board member since 2015

Board Members: 4WRD Book Connection, Inc.

Dan Cavallaro
Dan CavallaroBoard Member
Dan is currently employed by Isilon, a division of EMC Corporation.
He received a BA in Finance and Economics from Bentley College and an MBA from Babson College.

Dan is actively involved in volunteer ministry in his local church. He is married to Dana and they have two children.

Board Member since 2006.

Brion Lamar
Brion LamarBoard Member
Brion Lamar works for the General Council of the Assemblies of God in the office of IT Web Development as Programmer Analyst I. He has a Certificate of Achievement in Computer Information Science and a Certificate of Specialization in Computer Information Science. Brion also has an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Computer Information Science.

Brion is married to Paula. An avid golfer, Brion almost shot par on a golf course once! Brion is very active in volunteer ministry and is regularly active in his local church as a Camera Operator for Live Production.

Board Member since 2007.

Neal Ruhter
Neal RuhterBoard Member
Neal Ruhter is the manager of both the industrial and commercial business lines for Tennant Company for this region.

He is a graduate of the University of California at Fullerton with a BA in Business Administration. Neal is the recipient of many sales awards from Tennant Company over his 29 years with them.

Neal has also served on the board for West Covina Christian School, (West Covina, California) as board member and chairman. He has also served at Bethany Baptist Church (West Covina, California) as Deacon and Chairman of the Board.

Neal is active in volunteer ministry and currently serves on the James River Church security team. He also co-leads a Life Group for James River Church.

Neal is married to Linda and has raised four children, all who, along with their spouses, have a commitment to the Lord and are walking with Him. Neal has supported his spouse in her ministry position at James River Church for over 10 years, and in additional positions of ministry in other states. He has walked with the Lord since April 1974, been married for 38 years, and is the proud grandparent of nine grandchildren.

Board member since 2011.