New Board Members

Join us in welcoming our two new board members, Mark Carpenter and Alfred Lee:

Mark is chairman and CEO of Editora Mundo Cristão, one of Brazil's largest publishers of Christian books. Formerly an editor at Tyndale House Publishers, Mark was founding president of the Brazilian Association of Christian Publishers (ASEC). He is widely known and respected in the global Christian publishing community. Mark earned a BA from Bethel College (IN) and an MA from the University of São Paulo.

No stranger to MAI, Mark served 13 years on our Board of Directors (1997-2010). His Editora Mundo Cristão publishing house hosted the LittWorld 2006 conference in Brazil. Mark has served as a trainer at MAI workshops in Lebanon, Peru, Ecuador and other places.

Mark and his wife, Laurie, live in São Paulo.  They have three grown children.

Alfred S. Lee is a lawyer with the firm, Pluymert, MacDonald & Hargrove, Ltd., in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. He concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning and administration and asset protection/bankruptcy. 

Al earned his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his law degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Al was baptized and grew up in the Korean-American church, though at the time “faith was not as important as performance,” he recalls. He made a renewed commitment to Christ while attending Dartmouth College through the ministry of Campus Crusade.  As a student he took part in short-term missions trips to Daytona Beach, FL, and St. Petersburg, Russia.  After graduation from college, Al accepted his grandfather’s invitation to live with him for a time in South Korea to study the language and learn more about his Korean heritage.

Al and his wife, Misun Yu, have two children, ages 9 and 10.

Al’s current and past affiliations include serving on the Planned Giving Council of the North Shore Hospital Foundation and the Board of Administer Justice of Elgin, IL. He is a Christian Conciliator Certification Candidate through the Institute for Christian Conciliation of Peacemaker Ministries.

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