Chairman. Marcus has been a surfer for over 30 years and a follower of Christ for longer, having grown up in a Christian family and got to know Jesus while a teenager. He is stoked to help CS take God’s promise of a joyful, eternal life to the surf communities of the world. Married to Anne with 3 adult children and three grandchildren, Marcus has extensive experience as a senior executive in a global financial institution. He has served as a chairman in banking and the social sector, and built a reputation for a constructive, principled approach to relationships. As well as his 10 years service to Christian Surfers International, and earlier role in pioneering the local CS mission in Kiama, NSW, Marcus has experience in social venture establishment, local church governance, Sunday School teaching and youth work. His commitment to being on the board is to help CSI in its mission to support and encourage CS leaders in the nations of the world. Email Marcus
International Director. Roy is multi-talented at home with a guitar, kiteboard, camera or surfboard. He is the pioneering national director of CS South Africa and has been in full-time ministry for over 10 years. He has also been a missions pastor and web designer. Roy is married to Sharon with daughter Cailyn and son Nathan. If he's not answering his phone, it's likely the waves are cooking and you'll find Roy in the lineup at J-Bay. Email Roy
As Brett Davis’ wife, Gill has walked a long journey with CS and knows the movement and its people. Mother to 3 children, homemaker, hospitality queen and never-ending host of CS people and beyond. Gill is also a public speaker in her own right, teaching in churches and evangelistic meetings about being more authentic in life and faith. She is currently assistant director of the Anglican Education Commission, impacting kids with the gospel. Gill is a summer surfer when Brett tows her out, but fully immersed in the beach culture. Email Gill
Eric has been an internationally recognised surfboard shaper for many years and is currently employed by HIC. He has much experience within the surfing industry as both a shaper, dealing with professional surfers (including recent world champion Andy Irons) and marketing. He is an elder at his The Mission church. Eric helped host the first two CSI International Conferences back in 1993 and 1995 and has kept in touch with the development of CSI. He is married to Sue with 3 children. Email Eric
Jonathan says, "I don’t surf and can't swim very well." He has been involved with the CSI board for 9 years and visited the CS missions extensively over his travels. He has a background in international sales and marketing and has been mission active for most of his adult Christian life (20+ years). Currently in Venture Capital, big V little C and directs 9 companies along with being actively involved in an inner city church plant. He is married to Liz and they have no children but an ample collection of fine wines and cars. Email Jonathan
Ruthie loves the beach and met Christian Surfers in 2004 in Peru, where she lives. Even though she doesn’t surf, she has been involved with the CS Peru ministry over the last few years. She is an economist with a Master of Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University (USA). Her professional background is related to public policy analysis in Peru’s National Tax and Customs Agency and the Peruvian Health Care Social Security. She has been a Christian since she was 11, and most of her Christian service has been in youth and adult counseling, as well as Bible teaching (20+ years). She has also trained at the Haggai Institute for transcultural mission and is committed to support the CS ministry with her talents in order not only to reach the surfing community for the Lord, but also help the CS community keep in the Christian path. Recently, she has also become a member of both the Administrative Committee at her local church in Lima, and of the CS Peru board.
Mark lives in Cape Town, South Africa. He's married to Raine and has two young daughters, Reese and Paige. An all round waterman, whose first passion is surfing, his favourite board is his 9'2" rhino chaser. After getting saved and discipled from within the first Son Surf club in South Africa (later became Christian Surfers SA) he's known his calling is to see surfers saved and discipled. From a 12 year old grom to a club leader to the chairman of the CS South Africa board and now on the CSI board. Mark considers himself a jack-of-all-trades and really thrives on the challenge of being out of his depth, he's currently plying his trade as an expert witness in the field of Forensic Accounting whilst doing some property development on the side. Email Mark
Mark was born in Norway and grew up in the Midwest of the United States. He went to UC Santa Barbara in the 90's but was late to the surfing game until a few years after university. Mark worked 10+ years in the digital advertising industry in Los Angeles, California - where he worked for Surfline.com, Surfer Magazine, Surfing Magazine, and several others. He also co-led the Los Angeles chapter of CSUS for a few years while grounded to several great churches. Mark worked closely with CSUS to strengthen partnerships with Walking On Water, Hurley, Zico, Dragon, SURFER, Life Rolls On, Surfrider Foundation, etc. as well as help lead the national Paddle for Daisy event. He still retains his ties to the surf industry through his site, TheInertia.com, and has a big heart for chaplaincy. Mark is currently running his own action sports marketing company in Newport Beach, California. Email Mark