Missionary-sending organization Reach Beyond welcomed Daniel Enns as its ninth president earlier this month as it approaches its 90th year of international ministry.
“We are privileged to announce Daniel Enns as our next president,” said Jack Harrison, Reach Beyond’s Trustee Board Chairman, in an announcement. “This is a complex time in the Mission’s history, and Daniel is uniquely gifted to lead us into this new chapter. His experience and aptitude in missional, financial, legal, and logistical considerations is remarkable, while being impassioned to the cause of Christ and the work of our missionaries and partners around the globe.”
Enns and his wife, Evangeline, began their ministry career with Reach Beyond (then HCJB) more than 30 years ago, serving in Ecuador from 1987-1995 as an engineer and nurse, respectively. Coming off the mission field, Enns gained additional experience in the for-profit world through roles including General Manager/Founder of Crown Satellite and later the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Comtech EF Data in Phoenix, Arizona.
In 2015, Enns retired from business and returned to missions, first serving as an International Mission Board missionary reaching out to urban professionals in Madrid, Spain, and then returning to Reach Beyond. A member of Reach Beyond’s Board of Trustees since 2014, Enns officially joined the Reach Beyond staff in 2018. He has served as an Assistant to the President, mobilizing bi-vocational missionaries among Latin America churches to reach unreached people groups, and later as CFO and Vice President of Finance and Business.
Enns now takes over for Steve Harling, who served as Reach Beyond President for the past four years.
“Since 2016, Steve worked tirelessly to bring new energy to Reach Beyond,” said Harrison.
“Under his leadership, he focused each of us on disciple-making, engaged with churches, built a pipeline of new missionaries and candidates to minister to unreached people groups, and reaffirmed our commitment to our valued partners and projects,” he continued. “Steve’s unrelenting passion has always been to see unreached people come to Christ, and he has left an indelible mark, challenging us in the pursuit of new opportunities to do Great Commission work.”
Since launching HCJB Radio in Quito, Ecuador in 1931, Reach Beyond has been working to help unreached people everywhere to hear about Jesus, see Him in action, and learn how to follow Him. The organization creates opportunities for Jesus followers to engage their skills, resources, and prayers in reaching the unreached. It leverages nearly nine decades of strategic partnership and strengths in media, medicine, and community development to now proclaim and demonstrate the Gospel where Jesus is least known.
By NRB Staff
Published: May 28, 2020