Andres Panasiuk, Latin America
Peter Briscoe, Compass Europe
Richard Samuel, Compass India
James Sim, Compass Asia-Pacific
Dr. Prasantha Jayawardhana, Compass Australia
Dr. Prasantha Jayawardhana (also known as PJ) is the chairperson for Compass- finances God’s way in Australia. PJ is excited about helping people grow and develop in their knowledge, understanding and application of the Biblical perspective on finances. He is passionate about building a generational board that will guide Compass into the future.
PJ graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science with First Class Honors in 1988. He went on to complete a PhD in spatial modelling in 1993. He spent the next 10 years working in the mining industry setting up spatial information systems for mineral exploration and environmental management. In 2003, with God’s help he embarked as a consultant to the mining industry to help train mine staff on the implementation and use of spatial information systems. In 2008 he became a born again Christian and gave his life to Christ. In 2013 he returned home to run the family businesses.
PJ has been happily married to Gwenda since 1995 and they have three teenage children. You can contact PJ and the Australian team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dan Schilling, Compass North America
Dan serves as the North American Director for Compass- finances God’s way. He has a passion for discipleship and to free God’s people, rich or poor, from the bondage that comes from loving, trusting & serving the wrong “master”…MONEY not God!
As a gifted speaker and teacher, Dan connects with audiences of all ages conveying practical insight & revelation into God’s word. His wit, humor and candidness will grip inspires the hearts of listeners to fulfill God’s plan for their life. The mix of authenticity & passion engages audiences with laughter and tears, leaving a lasting impression on their heart for years to come!
Dan has been in full time ministry for the majority of his career and in financial ministry since 2004. In 2011 he began leading the North American team for Compass. Dan also served four years as a Christian School Administrator & boys basketball coach. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and while in college worked for the Ohio State Men’s Basketball program.
He & his wife Cheri live on a farm in Ohio along with their seven sons; Caleb, Joshua, David, Isaac, Jeremiah, Jesse and Noah. You can contact Dan by clicking here.
Ray Borg- Compass Canada
Ray is the National Director of Compass Canada. Ray has always believed that all we own belongs to the Lord, however, personally learning about God’s principles for financial stewardship taught by Howard Dayton has led to a much greater understanding and freedom in the area of finances. Since that time, he desires for or that others to come into the same revelation and freedom. Ray is a firm believer in the importance of encouraging the Body of Christ to be found faithful in the stewardship of their finances and possessions.
Having worked as a social worker for most of his career, Ray has a first hand knowledge of the impact and devastation poor financial management imposes on people’s lives. His life experience includes involvement with church leadership on many levels and having “service on” on several ministry Boards. As a pastor, he has a passion to mentor others and provide advice and counsel. As part of a global team of intercessors over many years, he has traveled internationally to teach on prayer for personal, city and national transformation. Ray is a teacher of the Word who uses his own personal experiences to provide greater insight and application.
Ray is married to Arlene and they reside in Ottawa, the national capital of Canada. He has two adult children: a daughter who is married and a son.
You can learn more at the Compass Canada website www.compasscanada.org.
Ken Battles, Compass Urban Stewardship Ministries
Ken Battles has been given the spiritual gifts of teaching, advising and encouragement. Ken has spent years teaching God’s perspective of finances, love and leadership at Antioch MB Church of Oviedo. Under the leadership of his Pastor Charles Jones he has built a team at church that serves with excellence. His enthusiasm and willingness to serve is contagious. He also serves as a deacon and in other ministries.
As a result of the spiritual nurturing at Antioch and a mentoring and personal relationship with Howard Dayton, Ken accepted this limited capacity leadership role in the Compass Ministry. He feels empowered by the Holy Spirit to improve the spiritual health of churches and African-Americans through a holistic approach to teaching and implementing biblical principles of stewardship. His vision is to see churches and individuals discover and fulfill their God-given purpose by learning and applying God’s stewardship principles of finances, love and leadership.
Ken graduated from Alabama A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science in 1978. He met his wife Sharon there and they have been married since 1980.
Ken has had a very successful career with more than thirty-five years of diversified Information Technology experience. His skills and expertise include global service management, process management, process improvement and optimization, project management, IT general controls, IT security, and collaborative leadership. Learn more about the Compass Urban Stewardship Ministries.
Jon & Evelyn Bean, Compass Catholic
Jon and Evelyn Bean have been married for over 43 years, and are members of St. Stephen Catholic Community in Winter Springs, FL since 1986, when they first moved to the Orlando area. Since that time they have been very involved in both parish and Diocesan activities. They are Commissioned Lay Ecclesial Ministers of the Diocese of Orlando.
In 1987, they took a non-denominational Bible Study that taught Biblical financial principles. The results changed their lives as they learned to become stewards of all God’s blessings. Their marriage became stronger, and they began to treat money and possessions as tools rather than items signifying success and importance.
They each spent over 30 years in successful careers with major corporations. They are now full time volunteers in Compass Catholic Ministries, a 501c3 organization they founded in 2010. They are passionate about teaching Biblical stewardship and helping others to understand that a stewardship way of life can fulfill the unique purpose God has for each one. Learn more about Compass Catholic Ministries.