UB Global team

Our five-person team works with our missionaries, national partners, and local churches to mentor and mobilize the next generation of cross-cultural workers.

Jeff Bleijerveld, Director

Jeff Bleijerveld has been Director of UB Global since March 2008. He oversees the international efforts of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA. Prior to becoming Director, Jeff served for 24 years as a pastor, missionary, and mission administrator. When Jeff is not in the office or traveling the world to visit staff, he enjoys paddling, camping and photography.

Jeff Bleijerveld, director of Global Ministries
Frank Y

Frank Y

Frank joined the staff in September 2011. He supervises overseas staff, works with new staff on-boarding, and engages with local churches. When he’s not facilitating individuals and organizations collaborating in Great Commission efforts, Frank dabbles in volleyball and photography.

Michelle

Michelle Harris

Michelle came on staff in July 2016. She supervises UB Global’s work in Africa. Michelle is passionate about the beauty of the international church and the ways we can learn from and serve one another. She loves to write and read, and her favorite question is, “What are you reading?”

David Kline

David Kline

David Kline joined the UB Global staff in May 2014. David works as a mobilizer and is passionate about seeing people more fully embrace their role as global Christians. He also works with video and other media.

Jana Gass

Jana Gass

Jana has been administrative assistant for the UB Global Team since January 2013. She takes care of much of the office administration. Having herself served overseas for 7 years in Papua New Guinea, she provides valuable insight and experience around the office and to our overseas staff.