Leadership Team

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Rev. Dr. Rob Weingartner

Executive Director

Rob Weingartner was called as Executive Director in 2002 following pastorates in Indiana and Ohio. A graduate of Pittsburgh (M.Div.) and Princeton (D.Min.) seminaries, he served as a member of the General Assembly Council and the Worldwide Ministries Division committee. Rob has also served on the boards of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Presbyterians for Renewal, New Wilmington Mission Conference and Presbyterian Global Fellowship.

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Rev. Dr. Jeff Ritchie

Associate Director for Mission

Rev. Dr. Jeff Ritchie has been in mission service for over 30 years. He was a Presbyterian mission co-worker in South Korea from 1980-89. From there he joined the General Assembly staff in the Office of International Evangelism for eight years. He has been on the staff of The Outreach Foundation since 1998. Jeff is married to the Rev. Megan Knox Ritchie. The Ritchies have two grown children and two grandchildren.

 

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Linda Patrick

Associate Director for Administration and Finance

Linda Patrick joined our staff in 1996 after a career as a partner in an international accounting firm. She serves The Outreach Foundation as the Associate Director of Finance and Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant.

 

Rev. Steve Bryant

Booth Leadership Initiative

 

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Marilyn Borst

 

Associate Director for Partnership Development

In August 2009, Marilyn Borst joined the staff of The Outreach Foundation. As Associate Director for Partnership Development, Marilyn focuses upon relationships in the Middle East, implementing new strategies for engaging small churches in global mission and in creating new avenues along which women may use their unique gifts in global engagement. Prior to this, Marilyn served for over six years as Director of Global Ministry at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, where she oversaw the international partnerships of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s largest congregation in over 33 countries. She has traveled extensively, nurturing relationships with church leaders, assessing ministry initiatives, and leading short-term mission teams. Over the past few years, her journeys have taken her to China, Pakistan, North Korea, Costa Rica, Cuba, Barbados, Jamaica, Malawi, Mozambique, Kenya, Lebanon, Iran, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, and Israel/Palestinian territories. Before moving to Atlanta in late 2002, she spent two years as the Executive Director of Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding, a national network of Christian individuals and institutions which promotes dialogue, fellowship, partnership, and mutual understanding between North America and the Middle East. She was ordained in Houston as both deacon and elder and has recently been appointed to the Board of Trustees of Johnson C. Smith Presbyterian Seminary in Atlanta. 

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Tom Widmer

Director of Development

Tom Widmer began work as the Director of Development in November 2011.

An elder and member of Third Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia, Tom fell in love with God’s mission in the world while an elder at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church near Chattanooga, in part, through a trip to Kenya with The Outreach Foundation.  For a number of years Tom and his wife, Katie, have felt the Lord drawing them deeper into mission work, including in their East Richmond inner-city neighborhood where they are involved in a creative new church development effort, an affordable housing ministry and other relational ministries.

Professionally, Tom’s work has focused on developing successful sales and marketing organizations in hospitals and healthcare services.  With strong experience in planning, communications and training, Tom’s background will be very useful as he now joins us in a funds development ministry.  His winsome faith and enthusiasm for The Outreach Foundation’s mission – engaging Presbyterians and global partners in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ – are contagious.

Tom works from an office in Richmond, collaborating with Outreach staff, trustees and supporters from across the country.  Tom and Katie have a married son and daughter and four grandchildren.