About CEF


Together We Are Stronger

The first CEF Global Event took place in 2010 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. A small group of dedicated high-achievers gathered from around the world with one common purpose: to collaborate and advance solutions to the world’s greatest problems. 

In a world full of good and bad economic actors, this group was noticeably different. These were God’s economic actors. The common denominator in the CEF community is an unwavering commitment to advancing biblical solutions to the world’s greatest problems so that real, lasting, redemptive change results.

Since this first meeting, CEF has become a global platform for leaders to collaborate and introduce strategic ideas for the spread of God’s economic principles and the goodness of Jesus Christ.

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Who Are We?


We are a network of people who believe that Jesus is Lord, His Word is True, and His purposes guide our lives.


We consist of generous experts and industry leaders contributing to the GDP of our respective nations through our work.


We are made up of individuals who are compelled to honor, work alongside, and share with others in order to accelerate collective impact for good.

We intentionally curate a trustworthy community of individuals with aligned values and facilitate connections between them.

Board of Advisors

Suparno Adijanto

Managing Director, Bumi Raya Group | Indonesia

Marissa Baragar

Commissioner, Busana Apparel Group | Indonesia

Chuck Bentley

Executive Director, CEF I USA

Doug Blumhardt

President & Managing Consultant, Business & Technology Consulting, LLC | USA

Tom Darden

CEO, Cherokee | USA

Dale Dawson

Founder and CEO, Bridge2Rwanda | USA

Bob Dickie

CEO and Co-Founder, Bonvera | USA

Valentine Gitoho

Founder, LEEDS Foundation | Kenya

Darin Owen

CEO, Style Eyes of California Pty Ltd | South Africa

Joe Panter

Chairman, Caddis Partners | USA

Timo Plutschinski

Director, World Evangelical Alliance’s Business Coalition | Germany

Charles Raymond

President, Raymond Construction Co., Inc. | USA

Rico Rieder

Director, Medical Center Maienfeld | Switzerland

Luke Roush

Co-Founder and Managing Principal, Sovereign’s Capital | USA

Jon Spear

Managing Partner, Hickory Street Ventures | USA

Dub Stocker

Founder, Lonestar Resources, Inc. | USA

CEF Staff

Chuck Bentley

Founder, Executive Director

Lauren Spear

Event & Programming Director

Jay Hein

Director, CEF Network

Tracey Fries

Production & Media Coordinator

Grant Webster

Member Services

Handre de Jongh

Forum Coordinator

Gareth Paul

Director of Global Membership

Ann Bentley

CEF Insights