Board of Directors

Dr. Steve Van Horn served on the Lay (church focused) Ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ from 1972-78. He graduated from the International School of Theology, San Bernardino, CA,  in 1981 with an MDiv degree. He then served as a senior pastor for 15 years and an associate pastor for an additional 10 years. He earned his Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree from Western Seminary, Portland, OR, in 1996. In 1998 Steve traveled to Africa to teach at the Nairobi International School of Theology for the first time. That trip was the beginning of his ministry in Africa. In 2003, after his fourteenth trip to Africa, he founded ITEM and became a half time pastor and half time missionary. In 2005 he left pastoral ministry to devote full time to his missionary work through ITEM.
Greg Gadeholt is a long-time associate of ITEM President Dr. Stephen Van Horn, first serving on the board of Faith Bible church where Dr. Van Horn pastored in the 1980s and 1990s. Mr. Gadeholt was also vice-chairman of the affiliated Christian school for several years. Following a merger with Calvary Chapel Worship Center in the 1990s, Mr. Gadeholt joined the board of the new church, where he continues to serve to this day. When the church supported Dr. Van Hornís launch of ITEM in 2003, Mr. Gadeholt became a founding board member of ITEM. Mr. Gadeholt retired from Intel in 2015 after spending many years in technical and managerial roles in the validation of several of the companyís flagship microprocessors. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Irene and their children, and playing the French horn.
Gordon Krenn has been a passionate supporter of ITEM from the early days, with a desire to see His Word accurately proclaimed, bringing blessings to others that come with a true knowledge of God.  ITEMís goal of making disciples by utilizing Scripture alone has the ability to truly transform those taught, and reaching thousands of everyday individuals like myself who may never had heard the Truth.  He has been married to his wife Janice for over 30 years, and his entire career has been in Information Technology.
Chris Shepherd is ITEM's newest board member and brings many organizational and leadership skills. Chris is Chief Operations Officer at 3 Sys, which helps companies with compliance management, physical and cyber security, project management and personnel risk assessment.