Nick Yphantides


Nick has served in medical missions in more than thirty countries. Nick has been a vital part of preparing missionaries for the field and for shaping policy for Shepherd’s Staff.

Jim Vander Spek


Jim is a CPA who lives and works in Escondido, California. Jim has served on the board at Shepherd’s Staff Mission Facilitators since 2000.

Scott Harris

Scott spent part of his childhood as a missionary kid in Barbados. He later served in London and Hong Kong as a student minister and pastor. A graduate of California Baptist University and Golden Gate Theological Seminary, he currently serves as a trustee for the International Mission Board.

Jon Hallsted

Jon, along with his family, served as missionaries to Romania. He currently oversees HealthBridge Global, the Christian medical missions ministry that he founded upon his return home. He joined the Board of Directors of SSMFI in 2011.

Ron Clipp

Ron Clipp has served as Executive Director of Shepherd’s Staff since May, 2005. As Executive Director, Ron overseas all aspects of Shepherd’s Staff’s ministry to its missionaries and to their sending churches.


Advisory Board

Jeff Fadness


Jeff pioneered Calvary Chapel Vladimir, Russia. Pastor Jeff currently pastors Calvary Chapel of Pocatello, Idaho.

Brian Bell


Brian is Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Murrieta.