Christian Surfers International will soon be entering a new phase, with the announcement on the first night of conference of Roy Harley as the next International Director of our global network of 36 national missions. Roy, who is currently the African Regional Coordinator, will be working alongside our founder and current International Director Brett Davis, before taking on the role during 2015.
220 surfers from 26 nations are gathered here for our Groundswell Conference in Costa Rica and they were stoked to welcome Roy, along with his wife Sharon. They also showed their affection and respect for Brett and Gillian Davis, following Brett's 14 years of service in the role, with an extended standing ovation.
When Roy takes on responsibility for mission leadership, Brett will continue with CS as Founder Adviser, where he will focus on advice, advocacy, training and coaching.
Roy talked with the crew about his personal journey of commitment to reaching surfers for Jesus, and about his hopes for the global mission. Watch the video below to see Roy and Brett discussing Roy’s story and his heart for surfers, and how their roles are evolving.