International DirectorRoy 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.
Board ChairmanMarcus began following Jesus as a sunburned teenage surfer. Now he's a bit slower and maybe a bit wiser, but still stoked. In particular, he's stoked to help CS to take God's promise of joyful, eternal life to the surf communities of the world. Marcus brings to this calling over 12 years service to Christian Surfers International, and his earlier experience in pioneering local CS mission, along with insights from leadership and board roles in financial services, industry organisations, a national governance accreditation program, education and his local churches. He is married to Anne with 3 adult children and six grandchildren.
Operations ManagerCasey has been a part of Christian Surfers since the late 90s, having served as a local mission director before taking the plunge into full-time staff with CSUS in 2005. After filling a finance role with them for a decade, Casey and his family joined the newly formed CSI office in Jeffreys Bay. Casey is married to Jennifer, and together they have two children, Ezra, and Caris.
Brett & Gill Davis
Founder/Adviser // Board MemberBrett pioneered the Christian Surfers movement in Australia as their first National Director in 1983, then pioneered the international movement since 1999. As an unchurched surfer he was reached by a fellow surfer and wants other surfers to have the same opportunity. He brings a lifetime of experience and contacts and is forever networking with CS and other agencies worldwide. He is still surfing, diving and adventuring, and has a secret outlet in wood-turning and gardening. He believes his far greater achievement is his wife Gillian persisting with him for over 20 years. He has three children – Jackson, Taylor and India.
As Brett's 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.
Europe Regional Coordinator, CSUK National DirectorPhil has been the founding UK Director since 1999, works full-time with CSUK and has looked after the development of CS in Europe for over 15 years. Passionate, energetic and fun-loving with his local surf break 25km inland at the Severn Bore, Phil was formerly a leading manager in Exel Logistics and applies his skills in networking and leadership throughout UK and beyond. Married for 30 years to wonder wife Annie, he has two kids, Abi and Joseph. Phil loves the Chelsea football team, photography and Croyde low tide barrels.
Australasia Regional CoordinatorRic has personally experienced what God did through the CS Groundswell story and the CS house in Cronulla in the early 80's. God's journey has included service with YWAM, the first Surfers for Missions DTS in '96, Cross-Cultural Teams Coordinator work for CS Australia and now very happily married to Kirsten who has had her own journey cross-cultural journey with God doing community development work. Our goal is to see one CS team planted in each surfing nation in Australasia.
North America Regional CoordinatorDustin is an American living in the Dominican Republic (DR) with his wife, Emily. He moved to the DR in the summer of 2008 and helped pioneer the CSDR movement, functioning as their National Director until 2013. Dustin spent two years in training under previous Regional Coordinator, Cal Fisher, before taking over as RC himself in 2014. Dustin has been a youth leader, worship leader, therapist, and is currently in leadership at his home church in the DR. Dustin and Emily continue living in Cabarete, DR as they serve the North American Region.
Pacific Regional CoordinatorNev lives with his wife Maryanne and their two girls, Makayla and Jessa, in the rural city of New Plymouth on an amazing stretch of New Zealand's surf coast known as Taranaki. He owns more chickens than anyone could possibly imagine and they take up all of his time not spent with family, surfing or being phenomenally active.
South America Regional CoordinatorLearning to surf in 2002 when he was 35, Aldo may have been a late-bloomer as a surfer, but as Christian since 1980 he brought strong maturity as the National Director of CS Peru before taking on the Regional Coordinator role at the beginning of 2012. Accompanied by his wife Estela and daughters Antonella and Camila, Aldo lives in Punta Hermosa which is one of the most popular surfing crossroads in Peru, near the massive city of Lima where the family attend Christian Missionary Alliance church. Aldo would also like everyone to know he is a regular-footer and local of Caballeros Beach which is a very nice right point.
Africa Regional CoordinatorAlex is a passionate surfer (and a grom at heart) who tries to spend as much time in the water as on land. He spent two years living in South Africa serving with Christian Surfers Africa under the guidance of super-grom Roy Harley. During that time he connected and built relationships with the different contacts, clubs, and missions in the African region and was blown away to see the awesome things that God is doing in the there. Alex studied Marketing and Communications at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and currently works in the Membership Department of the International Surfing Association. He desires to share the joys of life, surfing, and ultimately Jesus with others!
Aaron & Shannon Hughes
Communications Manager // ChaplainInvolved with Christian Surfers for over 25 years and on staff with CSI for over a decade, it's safe to say Aaron has grown up in CS. Marrying Shannon, who had previously been a CSALT student and on staff with CS South Africa, in 2016, the pair who could call 4 different nations home, now live in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. Aaron spends most of his time in the office on a computer, while Shannon spends as little time there as possible, serving and working many events for the WSL and ISA as both chaplain and commentator. They share a fondness for alternative surf craft mostly riding logs, mid-lengths, finless and twinnies. They also don't know how to surf lefts any more...
Zach & Dani Smith
Groundswell AidZach and Dani Smith work with GroundSwell Aid, and split time between South Africa and the USA. When in the US, Zach trains professional athletes, researches, writes, and teaches other coaches. Dani works with at a North Point Ministries church plant, Gwinnett Church. They love adventure and building community.
Prior to their lives together, Dani served in Cambodia as a missionary for two years, teaching at a Christian international school and church planting. She also worked for the Denver Rescue Mission, and Star of Hope Mission, doing homeless ministry. Her university degree is in communication and her masters degree is in Bilingual Education. She enjoys running marathons and mentoring girls.
Zach moved to Jbay in 2010 after God called him away from pursuing a Doctorate in Law to full time ministry. He worked youth in the townships of JBay in various capacities including running an after school tutoring program with an arts and sports component. His university degree is in Political Science and his masters degree is in Sports Management. Besides surfing, he enjoys playing music and mountaineering.