Board of Directors
Charles Pollak, Ph.D. — President
Chuck is an educator and broadcaster with over thirty-five years’ experience in broadcasting, journalism and higher education. He coordinates Sharing Management Seminars for broadcast and industry professionals from Russia to Belize. He helped establish Christian radio and television stations in North/Central America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. He speaks on Middle Eastern missions and broadcast issues as a guest on CBN’s 700 Club, the Richard Roberts Show, 100 Huntley Street, Messianic Vision, the BBC, CBS & NBC Nightly News as well as international newspaper and radio interviews over the years. Chuck serves as a Communications Professor at Benedict College, and organizes and leads teams throughout the developing world.
Kathleen Pollak — Vice President
Kathleen Pollak grew up in New York City. As part of her broadcast experience, she drove through tank columns and military border checkpoints as she traveled daily from Israel to work at the Voice of Hope Christian radio station in Lebanon in the 1980’s. She worked with the Christian Broadcasting Network’s 700 Club for 15 years. She has an extensive background in charity fund raising and database management working with TV, Direct Marketing and Telephone fund raising campaigns. Currently she works with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and directs the writing and production of all printed materials. Kathy, and her husband Chuck, travel internationally to train men and women to use the media for Christ.
Dr. Don S. Clark, Ph.D –Secretary/Treasurer
Originally trained as a scientist in biochemistry, and overseeing research and development within the pharmecuetical industry, Don embarked on his first mission trip with Sharing in 1991. It was a life-changing event. In fact, that trip began a journey into missions which has included prisons, broadcasting, Mercy Ships, team missions, and service on the board of Sharing International since 1991.
David Briggs, Pastor
David Briggs and wife, Melta, have been involved with missions since 1974. During this time they have been Senior Pastors, and traveled to share the message of the gospel in over forty countries of the world as well as ministering throughout the United States. David is involved in world missions and leadership training. Currently he is an elder and the Missions Director in a local cell-based church with an attendance of over 3,000 people in Lake Worth, Florida. David has been a member of Sharing’s Board of Directors for over 15 years.
Larry Brewer, Pastor
Larry D. Brewer, pastor of an inter-denominational church (City of Refuge Church) in Andrews, Texas for eleven years, is heavily involved with local ministries and churches. He is a member of the Board of Sharing Ministries International, and Andy Atadero Ministries. Larry is married with three children and nine grandchildren. His oldest son Mike and his wife Rachel are the youth ministers at the City of Refuge.
Larry’s professional career includes working for Unisys Corporation as an account and territory manager for seventeen years. He graduated from Texas Tech in 1975 with a degree in General Business. He attended Law School at Texas Tech, graduating in 1978 with a Jurisprudence Doctorate degree, and maintains his membership in the State Bar of Texas.
Dan Wynia, Director of Concerts & Major Events
Dan went to work for the Northwestern College Radio Network shortly after graduating from Northwestern in 1976. He started at Northwestern’s flagship radio station KTIS, spent 10 years at Northwestern’s radio station in Sioux Falls, SD and then was transferred back to the Network offices in 1987. He has held many leadership positions over the years, and is currently responsible for overseeing the concert and special events ministries of Northwestern Media’s owned & operated radio stations. This involves planning and implementing concerts with the top names in Christian music in the 8 communities where Northwestern Media owns radio stations. Dan also serves on the mission task force committee, helping to decide what mission projects Northwestern Media will be involved in. He has been heavily involved in working with Christian media in the country of Belize, partnering with Sharing Ministries in leading teams from the University of Northwestern, St. Paul and KTIS to conduct media training seminars. Dan and his wife Susan are the parents of 2 children, and find great joy spending time with their 3 grandchildren.
Richard A Smith, Owner/Managing Director
My Refuge Christian Ministries
Richard was born in Crooked Tree Village, June 14th 1963. At the age of 14 he ventured out to Turneffe Islands to begin work in the Tourism Industry. Later he travelled down to Belmopan to work as a Pastry chef and Salesman alongside his sister where he remained there for several years. On September 4th 1984, Richard gave his life to Christ before deciding to take a one-year break to join YWAM. This break turned into a 7 year journey, where he visited 19 countries and 44 states. After which he felt challenged by God to start the first Christian radio in Belize as well as assisting in pioneering 10 other Christian stations.
Richard has served in Christian media for the past 25 years as a Director, engineer, and Radio talk show host (having started the first Christian Talk show ‘Eyes on the Nation’). Richard has also been involved with Mission teams hosting for 34 years. He has also been a part of the political arena where he ran as an independent candidate. Apart from that he offers constant assistance to the Belmopan Government, Police and the larger community. Over the course of his walk with Christ, God has given him many visions to start many events, some of which are still prominent today such as the first Christian parade ‘Taking Back the Land’ which began in 1991 and the Belize Gospel Expo, established in 2013. Richard continues to find new ways in how he can unite churches, connect with local and international ministries and raise up leaders that will impact the nation for Christ!