Board of Directors – God has blessed CWO with a wonderful Board. Together with the Staff they are working to keep the current projects moving and keeping an eye on the future with a view toward the ministry’s expansion into new areas.
Compassion World Outreach was founded by Clark Ivey. Clark was a pastor for over 20 years and taught theology at the college level for 10 years. In 2006 God gave Clark a burden for the world’s pastors who work in areas without the availability of conservative Bible training. So, Clark and his wife Louise founded CWO to bring educational resources to the world’s pastors and church leaders where they will minister and serve in their own country.
Louise Ivey is the Secretary-Treasurer of CWO. Louise has always had a heart for missions and takes seriously The Great Commission. She, too, has been broken hearted by the lack training available to 95% of the world’s pastors. Louise uses her skills in composition, accounting and fund raising with a view toward the expansion of CWO’s vision into every part of the world.
Mike Maxey, Chairman of the Board: Mike was born and raised in Georgia. After earning a Master of Accounting Degree from the University of Georgia, he worked 29 years at Ernst and Young LLP in South Carolina, and was responsible for several large international clients including Michelin and Home Depot. As a partner in Ernst and Young for 21 years he was in charge of the tax practice in Greenville which employed about 70 people. Upon retirement the family moved to Athens, Georgia in 2005. He and his wife Debra are active in their church where Mike is chairman of the Missions Ministry team. He’s participated on mission trips in Zambia, Mozambique, Romania, Peru and the United States.
Doug Kleweno: Doug was raised on a cattle ranch in Washington state. He received a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Washington State University and completed graduate studies in statistics at Oregon State University. His 42 year career in Agricultural Statistics with the U.S. Department of Agriculture included overseeing national survey programs, consulting in numerous countries, and serving as the southeast regional director managing a multi-million dollar program with several hundred employees. Doug was fortunate to grow up in a Christian home and made a public profession of faith at age 8 in a country church. Because of his life experiences, he knows the importance of Christian education through Sunday School and discipleship training. He served as Sunday School/Education Administrator for over twenty years while living in the Washington, D.C. area. He has also served as a deacon and choir member for many years. He met his wife Beverly in a young adult singles class while attending church in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have lived in multiple states with their two children, but now reside in Athens, Georgia, and are active in their church and community.
Aaron Meyers: Aaron was born in Oklahoma and grew up on a ranch. He accepted Christ at the age of 7 and was baptized at a country church. After graduating from Oklahoma State University with a BS degree in Marketing, Aaron began working with Tom James Clothing in Atlanta. He eventually became the Tom James International President. Aaron taught Sunday School for 30 years and served as a deacon. He has also served on the Boards of Crossover Communications International and the Jack Hazelwood Evangelistic Association. Aaron and his wife Sandra are both active members of their church near Athens, GA.
Ron Wolf: Ron was born and raised in Ohio. After school he served in the US Air Force. Ron later became a partner in Glasrite, Inc (a manufacturing company with plants in four states) and sold this company in 1997. After accepting Christ as savior in 2008, Ron was baptized by his plant manager who had shared the Gospel with him. Ron is also a member of the Southern Gospel Promoters Association and has brought many top Gospel singing groups to his church near Athens, GA. Ron and his wife Barbara are both avid students of the Bible with hearts for missions and evangelism.
Ed Wiezorek: After graduating from the UGA (BBA ’72; MBA’75) Ed received an MS/CIS degree (’98) from Georgia State University. He’s a Senior Technical Program Manager at AT&T. Ed and Shelby, his wife of 40+ years, moved to Oconee County where they joined Prince Avenue Baptist Church in 2014. Active in his local church, Ed is an ordained Deacon, was a Sunday School teacher, and has served on the Finance, Personnel, and Capital Campaign Committees. He is also a commissioned “Stephen Minister” and “Stephen Leader”. For seven years, Ed served on the Board of Directors at The Place of Forsyth County. Ed and Shelby have a heart for missions and are excited about what God is doing through CWO.