Crown Leadership Team
Chuck Bentley, CEO
In 2000, while a business owner in Dallas, Texas, Chuck Bentley was deeply impacted as a student in a Crown Bible study. The entire direction of his life was changed when he realized that he was attempting to serve two masters, God and money, and failing at both.
Robert Dickie, III, President
After prayerful consideration and hard work on both sides, Robert Dickie III, former Air Force Captain and interim COO of Crown Financial, will assume the role of president of Crown Financial Ministries effective July 2, 2011, the Board of Directors announced today. As part of an effort to increase Crown's overall impact in global ministry, and to prepare Crown for its next phase of expansion, Bob and the directors have worked steadily over the last six months to build the foundational relationship necessary to achieve these goals.
Jan Strydom, VP - Global Career Development
Jan Strydom was born in Pretoria, raised in South Africa and received a BA with Honors in Social Studies from the University of Potchefstroom and a B Theology from CLF. He did further post graduate studies at Unisa. His prior experience includes seven years in corporate business (Anglo American), four years as Registrar at the University of Vista and 13 years as a Pastor in a vibrant local church.
Bill Winter, VP - Marketing and Product Development
Bill Winter comes to Crown with more than 20 years of medical device product marketing experience. During that time he has come to be known globally as a consummate product champion. He has developed and managed a variety of products from surgical instruments to powered surgical equipment to implants used to correct orthopedic birth defects.
Wilson Cheah, VP - Asia Pacific Area
Wilson Cheah is serving Crown Financial Ministries as the Vice President for the Asia Pacific area. He comes with a business background, which spans over 35 years across a wide spectrum of industries from fast moving consumer goods to leisure and retailing.
Frank Gonzalez, VP - Latin America
Frank Gonzalez started his professional development at a very young age. At 17 he completed a course on credits analysis and Banco de Lara, a regional bank in Venezuela, recruited him.
For the next 18 years he continue to work in the banking industry, working at an executive level at several important banks in his country such as Interbank and Banco Mercantil.
Sheila Thompson, VP - Relationship and Knowledge Management
Sheila has been serving Crown Financial Ministries since 1992. She came to the ministry with 13 years of experience in the corporate world, bringing a background of both marketing and computer science. Initially, she started her journey with Crown in the Seminar Department and soon became Vice President, Customer Operations in 1994.