Successfully stewarding a multi-national organization with an extraordinary vision requires leaders committed to excellence, innovation and servant leadership. OM is blessed with a dedicated team of executives and board members who exhibit these qualities as they draw upon a wealth of professional experience from the nonprofit, for-profit and missions sectors.
George Verwer was born in New Jersey, USA, in 1938. When he was 14 years old, a woman named Dorothea Clapp gave him a copy of the Gospel of John. Mrs. Clapp prayed for 18 years for the students at George’s school to become passionate Jesus followers and take His message to the ends of the earth. Three years later, George attended a Billy Graham rally in New York City, where he made a personal commitment to Christ. His entire life was changed.
Dale Rhoton, co-founder of Operation Mobilisation (OM), was born in 1938 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. It was through the influence of the Christian and Missionary Alliance pastor that Dale came to faith in Jesus Christ.
Dale attended Maryville College in Tennessee where he met fellow student George Verwer. After two years, the two transferred colleges, Dale to Wheaton, about 50 kilometres west of Chicago, and George to Moody, in the centre of the city. At Wheaton, Dale completed his bachelor’s degree and an M.A. in New Testament.