Board of Directors

Michelle Thompson: MA in Education, Instructional Leadership from Argosy University; Certificate, Montessori Theory State 1, Montessori Center International – London, England; BA in Elementary Education and Business from Bethel University. Michelle has 19 years of experience as the Executive Director and Dean of Hand In Hand Christian Montessori; current adjunct faculty member for Bethany Global University and Sarasota University; served for 20 years as the Co-Owner and Teacher at Kinderstudio of Musik.

Rebecca Dirks: Master of Counseling/Psychology from Trinity International University; Bachelor of Religious Education from Ambrose University College; Certificate of Montessori Theory from Bethany Global University. Rebecca currently serves as the director for Bethany Children’s House; served as the General Manager of Bouari Clinic of Minnesota; served two years as the program director for the Miracles of Mitch Foundation.

Randy Dirks: PhD in Intercultural Studies from Trinity International University; MDiv from Bethel Seminary; BA in Theology from Canadian Bible College; Former Pastor with the Christian Missionary Alliance; 6 years of field experience in cross-cultural missions; currently the Vice President of Advancement at Bethany International.

David Hasz: MA in Intercultural Leadership from Bethany Global University; BA in Education from Oral Roberts University; Director of Teen Mania’s Honor Academy 1996-2009, Executive Vice President Teen Mania Ministries 2009-2012; Bethany International Board of Directors 2006-2013; Executive Vice President Bethany Global University 2013- present.

Jason Lee: Master of Education, specialization in Administration & Strategic Planning, from Harvard University Graduate School of Education; BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University; owner and CEO of a multi-unit franchising business of an international F&B brand in Korea; currently the Director of International Programs at Hand In Hand Christian Montessori and the Director of Planning at KONIS, Korea; currently BOD member of the Modine Onegene Corporation, Korea.