Dr. Graham Sweeney, Chairman
Graham is Chairman of the Board for Agape Asia Foundation. He presently serves as Superintendent of Schools for the Boles Independent School District in Quinlan, Texas. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Graham is a graduate of Abilene Christian University with Masters degree in Education, as well as Doctorate in Education from Texas A&M University, Commerce. He has served at Boles for over 30 years and has been in education arena for more than 42 years. Graham serves as the president on numerous boards including: the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, the Texas Rural Education Association, the STAR of Texas (Student Transfer Access Rural Texas), the Dallas Metroplex Red Cross, the Greenville Rotary International, and the Loan Star Credit Union. Graham is married to Laura and they have two adult children, and two grandchildren.
John is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Board for Agape Asia Foundation. John has broad base experience in environmental/public health arena and venture capital investing. He holds a B.S. in Biology, an M.S. in Industrial Management as well as post graduate studies at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Upon completing his academic endeavors, he was employed in numerous technical positions as an environmental & manufacturing professional for both public and private sectors. Recently John has transitioned to investing in venture capital and private placement endeavors. He has been appointed as a technical advisor and board member for several start-up companies and investment groups. John currently resides in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He has traveled extensively to over 50 international destinations and has participated in various U.S. and international Christian missions traveling as part of a team as well as individually – including a recent journey (March 2015) to the China orphanages in the Agape Asia network.
Ronald L. Brown
Ronald serves as Chairman of the Board for Philippine Missions Inc. and will serve as Managing Director for the orphanage “Casa Esperanza of Angels” in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, Philippines, that is under construction. Born in Nashville, TN and raised primarily in the Atlanta, GA area, he attended Greater Atlanta Christian School and then Abilene Christian University, as well as Southern Tech in Marietta, GA. He has filled various supervisor and management positions in the construction, foodservice, and childcare industries in the US and was the Managing Director of China Operations for China Mission (Agape’s care center operations in China). He is married to Georgia, a retired Master Teacher of 21 years and native of Tanjay City, Philippines.
Randy is preaching minister at the Johnson Street church of Christ in Greenville, TX, where he has served since 2006; and, he has served in this same role previously at other congregations in Texas. He has a passion for music, having served as a band director in public schools and in various roles the professional music industry from singer to music production. Randy received his bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian University, a master’s degree from Pepperdine University, and a master’s degree from West Texas A&M University. Randy and his wife Debbie have three adult sons.
Julia has been serving as Managing Director of China Mission since Jan 2014. Prior to this, she had 30 years of experience in the finance and accounting area, her last 19 years in the industrial gases business, first with the BOC Group plc and later with the German-listed Linde AG Group as Regional Finance Director for Asia Joint Ventures and Finance Director, Global Electronics. A Singaporean by birth, Julia graduated with Bachelor of Accountancy (Honors) in 1983 in Singapore and obtained an MBA (Distinction) in 1993 in Manchester Business School in the UK. She has lived in HK for the last 22 years and travelled extensively on business to China and the rest of Asia.
Dan was born in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and lived there 42 years before moving to the Washington, DC, area. He and his wife Angie have 6 children from ages 37 to 17. Dan attended Western Christian College in Saskatchewan, Canada, and continued his education in trade school. He owns a plumbing business with over 200 employees and has been in the construction business for the past 40 years. He has served on many construction associated boards and Christian school boards along the way.