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Kim Wriston

Kim Wriston joined SAT-7 USA in 2015 and works in our Easton, MD office, where she serves as Project Manager overseeing Women for Middle East HOPE Initiatives and Projects, USA event planning and management, Prayer team associate and Facilities manager.

Kim’s experience in the fast paced corporate world prepared her for the fast paced environment and continuing growth of SAT-7’s ministry.   Her goal is to bring Hope and Love to the MENA and her passion and love for the Middle East and the culture has made her a great asset to our team.

Before moving to Easton and joining SAT-7, she was involved in Christian ministry for many years, from feeding the homeless on the streets in Baltimore City to assisting her husband in his former Pastoral responsibilities.  Kim is a tremendous teacher, communicator and leader.  Over the years she has been highly regarded by many as a great role model for women.

Debbie Brink

With over 40 years of ministry and development experience, Debbie Brink has served SAT-7 in a variety of roles since 2001. She currently focuses on development of major funding through foundations and individuals.  During her tenure at SAT-7, she founded Women for Middle East HOPE, an initiative that reaches across borders and connects hearts and hands with the serious spiritual and practical needs of Middle Eastern and North African women. She is the author of HOPE for the Hopeless study guide for women to understand the issues women face in the Middle East and North Africa. Find out more at www.wfmeh.org.

Before joining SAT-7, she served as vice president of ministry advancement at Far East Broadcasting Company, regional director of advancement for Prison Fellowship Ministries, and director of development stewardship at Fuller Theological Seminary. She also served 12 years with Campus Crusade for Christ.

Debbie holds a B.A. in business management from Slippery Rock University. She also completed a certificate program at the Institute of Biblical Studies and received certification in fundraising from the University of California, Irvine. She lives with her two cocker spaniels and is a member of Shore Harvest Presbyterian Church in Easton, MD.

Nancy Stafford

Nancy Stafford has served on the Board of SAT-7 USA. Her longstanding interest and love for women in the Middle East led her to help launch Women for Middle East HOPE. She has visited Egypt, Lebanon, and Cyprus, and hosted “Partnering for the Impossible” about SAT-7 satellite television’s impact in the Arab world. A popular speaker, Nancy travels extensively sharing with women’s groups, colleges, churches, corporations, and other organizations.

An actress for 30 years, Nancy has starred in movies and TV series, including 5 years as Andy Griffith’s law partner, Michelle, on “Matlock”, and 3 years on the Emmy-award winning “St Elsewhere”. She starred in the ABC series “Sidekicks”, and began her television acting career on the NBC daytime drama “The Doctors”.

She received the 2011 Movie Guide Grace Award nomination for Inspiring Acting for her role in the film “Christmas with a Capital C”. Her film “SuperHeros Don’t Need Capes” is on DVD and the film and Study Guide are used in Anti-Bullying campaigns nationwide. Her latest films “Christmas Oranges” and “Christmas for a Dollar” are on DVD, and “Assumed Memories” and “A Season of Miracles” will be released shortly.

Kay Arthur

Kay is the teacher and host of Precepts for Life, a daily television, radio, and online program which takes the student through the Bible book-by-book, verse-byverse using the Inductive Bible Study Method. Precepts for Life has an audience reach of over 75 million households and broadcasts into over 30 countries. Kay and her husband Arthur currently reside in Tennessee.

Judy Douglass

Native of Dallas, Texas, Judy is a graduate of the University of Texas with a degree in journalism. She has served as Editor of a magazine targeting college students and another for young adults and has authored three books. Judy’s passion is to encourage God’s children—especially His daughters—become all they were created to be and to accomplish all they were created to do. In more than 40 years on staff with Cru, she has done that through writing, editing and speaking. As she partners with her husband Steve to lead Cru, she focuses on the Women’s Resources Center of the organization. Judy travels all over the world to speak and is known for her realness. Judy resides in Orlando, Florida, with her husband, Steve. They have three children, Debbie, Michelle, and Joshua and five grandchildren, Madison, Carter, Aidan, Ethan and JB.

Debra Maffett

Debra Maffett is an Emmy-nominated broadcast veteran who has hosted, written, and produced thousands of hours of network, cable, and syndicated programs. From David Letterman to a regular on Hollywood Squares, from The Tonight Show to Good Morning America, after being crowned Miss America 1983 Debra had the unique opportunity of being interviewed and/or guest hosting on national shows and news outlets from coast to coast. A stint co-hosting the Rose Parade Telecast with Mary Hart led to a three-year commitment co-hosting a nightly news magazine show for Fox Television in Los Angeles. While in California Debra also guess starred in a series of NBC specials, co-hosted television pilots, was a field reporter for the internationally syndicated Guinness Book Of World Records with David Frost, and Alive and Well, a national daily health and fitness show that aired on the USA Network Debra’s creative abilities in television landed her in Nashville Tennessee, where she enjoyed a high-profile career in the country music arena. One of the family friendly national programs she created was a country music show called “Hot Hip & Country.” In partnership with Gaylord Entertainment, Debra produced over 150 half-hour original episodes. While delivering “Hot Hip & Country” into national syndication, Debra simultaneously hosted “TNN Country News,” a national daily news-magazine show. Debra’s love for television, songwriting, and old books put her on a path that led to a deeper encounter with Christ. A large and effectual doorway of opportunity was opened for her to minister the Gospel on the LeSea Broadcasting Network. For ten years Debra co-hosted and field produced feature segments for the internationally syndicated “Harvest” television series.

Debra’s recent work includes producing inspirational programs and documentaries for Christian Television, and media coaching and consulting for numerous nonprofit organizations.

Janet Parshall

Host of “In The Market With Janet Parshall” a nationally syndicated radio program that is carried on Moody Radio and airs on over 700 stations all across the nation, from Alaska to the Virgin Islands. Janet has been consistently profiled as one of the top 100 talkers in Talkers magazine. She is the recipient of several broadcasting awards, including NRB’s ON-AIR Personality of the Year award in both 2008 and 2011. In 1998, Parshall joined the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the National Religious Broadcasters, positions she continues to retain. Janet speaks regularly across the country on family values and biblical truths. In 2005, President Bush asked her to represent the US at the United Nations for the UN Commission on the Status of Women. Parshall and her husband, Craig, live in Virginia, and have four children and six grandchildren.

Joni Tada

Founder and chief executive officer of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, is an international advocate for people with disabilities. A diving accident in 1967 left Joni Eareckson, then 17, a quadriplegic in a wheelchair. After two years of rehabilitation, she emerged with new skills and a fresh determination to help others in similar situations. She founded Joni and Friends in 1979 to provide Christ-centered programs to special needs families, as well as training to churches. Joni and Friends serves thousands of special-needs families through Family Retreats, and has delivered over 100,000 wheelchairs and Bibles to needy disabled persons in developing nations. The Christian Institute on Disability is the educational and training arm of Joni and Friends through which Mrs. Tada and her team help develop disability ministry courses of study in major Christian universities and seminaries. Joni’s lifelong passion is to keep bringing the Gospel to the world’s 1 billion people with disabilities. Joni and her husband Ken have been married for over 30 years and reside in Calabasas, California.