Our Team

Staff

Dr. Stephen Mansfield

Executive Director
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Dawn M. Barbee

Director and Assistant Professor
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Colleen Bray

Senior Program Manager

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Advisory Board

Christine
Auker

Program Director
National Christian Foundation, LWL

Scott
Auker

Principal
SunCap Real Estate Investments

Jon
DeGaynor

President & CEO

Stoneridge, Inc.

Phyllis Hendry
Halverson

President Emeritus
Lead Like Jesus

Roland
Heersink

Founder

God & Work

Formal photo of Grace Kurian at the GO in Miami, Fla., on Jun. 19, 2015.

Grace
Kurian

Executive Director

NextEra Energy, Inc.

James William Inglis

President

Inglis Retailing

Brad
Oaster

Owner & Founder

Oaster Development, LLC

Rob
Rabenecker

CEO

RER Restaurant Enterprises, LLC / Chick-fil-A

Sandy
Rogers

Lead Author
Leading Loyalty: Cracking the Code to Customer Devotion

William
Traywick

CEO & Owner
KAJA, LLC

Phillip & Lisa A
Wardell

Phillip: President & CEO
Access Insurance Underwriter, LLC

Lisa: Owner & President
Divie Decor, LLC

Karl
Watson Jr.

CEO
Forterra, Inc

Our Partners

Stephen Mansfield is a New York Times best-selling author and a popular speaker who leads a speaker training firm based in Washington DC. He is also a part-time Senior Fellow of Public Leadership and Executive Director of the Center for Global Leadership at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

He first rose to global attention with his groundbreaking work, The Faith of George W. Bush, a New York Times bestseller that Time magazine credited with helping to shape the 2004 US presidential election. The book was a source for Oliver Stone’s award-winning film “W.” Mansfield’s The Faith of Barack Obama was another international bestseller. He has written celebrated biographies of Booker T. Washington, George Whitefield, Winston Churchill, Pope Benedict XVI, and Abraham Lincoln, among others.

Stephen’s humorous but fiery Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men has inspired men’s events around the world. The Miracle of the Kurds has been selected as “Book of the Year” by Rudaw, the leading Kurdish news service. As a result of this book, Mansfield has become a respected voice
in support of the Kurds worldwide.

Mansfield speaks widely about about men, leadership, faith, the power of heritage, and the skills required to shape modern culture.

He also leads The Mansfield Group, a speaker training firm based in Washington, DC, that works with top politicians, CEOs, educational institutions, and artists.

Dawn Barbee is a strong higher education professional with a Doctor of Education focused on Higher Education Leadership and Management. She has significant experience in teaching and administration in both academe and church settings. As Director of the Center for Global leadership, she oversees the development and implementation of academic programs, such as PBA Lead, and other certificate programs and services offered through the CGL.

Dr. Barbee is known for excellence in scholarship and effective teaching in the areas of higher education, leadership, and biblical studies in online and in-person courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels. She has a demonstrated ability to design course curricula with transformational learning experiences and to connect with students and support their educational success. Her passion is to creatively integrate faith and learning to holistically develop students of all ages, preparing them to positively impact the world in their God-given vocation.

Outside academe, Dr. Barbee served on staff at a large church in adult spiritual formation, teaching, developing small group leaders, and speaking at retreats. She has also worked as a corporate chaplain and in mortgage banking.

Dr. Barbee’s research interests include Christian higher education leadership; Christian leadership formation; individual and group Christian decision-making; the spiritual formation of students in Christian colleges and universities; the integration of faith, learning, and living in curriculum and co-curriculum design; the role of soul care in higher education administration and student development; and the spiritual health of teams and leaders.

Colleen Bray serves as the Coordinator and Senior Program Manager for Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Center for
Global Leadership.  Colleen’s area of focus is leadership development of programs for students, c-suite business
executives and university staff.  She comes to the Center for Global Leadership with a vast number of experiences in
both business and ministry, making PBA’s CGL an excellent fit.  Colleen brings 27 years of full-time administrative,
ministry and teaching experience in program development to the position. Additionally, strategic planning and
execution of programs, courses, retreats and events, both small and large scale, is a proven strength and benefit to
the continued development of the Center for Global leadership. Colleen brings creative and engaging strategies to
program marketing, development and execution. A proven track record of Colleen’s ability to bring various entities
together to achieve the smooth and successful delivery of a product is of great advantage to the Center for Global
Leadership.