Get to know us
Get to know us
Doug King was born in Charleston W. Va. and grew up in NE Ohio. (Go Buckeyes!) He graduated with a dual degree in Theology and Biblical Languages in 1973. He worked with his father, author, scholar and speaker Max King, to eventually form Presence International. Doug has a background in business, being founder and CEO of a technology company in Atlanta, Ga. for 20 years. Since 2010, Doug has been the president of Presence, leading this growing network to engage emergent, integral, and interspiritual organizations and idea leaders in shared goals for the common good. Doug also serves on the Advisory Board for Forum 21, a United Nations NGO. Doug lives with his wife, Denée, in Dacula, Georgia.
Robert Costa is married to Rita and they have five children. Robert has extensive business interests and remains Chairman of the Company that he founded, Costa Asset Management P/L – Robert is a director of Global Reconciliation P/L, and holds various philanthropic Community appointments. Robert’s passion for Presence is encapsulated in their mutual perspective of the Oneness of Humanity.
Robert L. Hunter lives in Billings, Montana (USA) where he raised four children with Carolyn, his wife of thirty years and counting. Rob also has thirty years experience in health care-related services, and currently is President of the Big Sky Region for First Choice Health, which provides network services, third party administration, medical management and employee assistance program services to health plans and plan sponsors. He holds a Master of Health Administration degree from the University of Washington (1985), a Bachelor’s degree in biology from George Fox University (1980) and Certification as an Employee Benefits Specialist from the IFEBP/Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania (2002). In addition to his advisory board service on behalf of Presence, Rob also serves in voluntary governing board capacity for two local non-profits – a healthcare organization foundation and an area trails advocacy group – plus heads the Chairman’s Roundtable for the Billings YMCA annual campaign. His favorite avocations are reading, writing, bicycling, running, water sports and travel.
Sonnyboy Skosana lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is married with two daughters. Sonnyboy has been working in the IT industry for the past twenty years and is currently an independent consultant providing business analysis and IT solutions to a variety of industries. He holds a postgraduate certificate in Business Leadership from the Graduate School of Business Leadership of the University of South Africa (2001), and a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Software Engineering, also from the University of South Africa (1995). For the past ten years he has been chairperson of Hilaros, a group dedicated to the study of the biblical narrative and human spirituality in general. He has been involved with Presence International since 2008.
Riley O’Brien Powell earned her BA in Art History from Wheaton College, M.Div from Princeton Seminary, and M.A. in Education from Harvard University. She is a mother of four, raising them with her husband, Skip Powell, MD. She is a covenant participant and theologian-in-residence at Solomon’s Porch in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can find more of Riley’s writing on her blog at Living the Question.
Markus Mosimann lives in Winterthur, Switzerland. He has four children with his wife, Christine. Markus is President of Mosimann & Partner Ltd, an Electrical Engineering Office in Zurich, where he has worked since 1993. In addition to his technical and commercial education (Wetzikon and Zurich), he holds a Bachelor’s degree in business economics from the KLZ, Zurich (1994), and a certificate as Integral Business Practitioner (2010). In 2011, he and his wife founded a Crêperiein the Old Town of Winterthur (grepery), which serves also as a platform for meetings and discussions within the integral movement in the region of Zurich. He is a member of the Integral Forum Zurich, where he supports an evolving perspective on the biblical narrative.
Mike Morrell serves as Communications Director for Presence International. His background is in author coaching and publishing consulting; through Speakeasy, he has cultivated a hive of over 1,000 avid spirituality and culture bloggers who cross-pollinate quality books and ideas. He is a founding organizer of the justice, arts, and spirituality Wild Goose Festival. Mike curates contemplative experiences via Authentic World, Relational Yoga, the ManKind Project and (H) Opp, taking special joy in holding space for the extraordinary transformation that can take place at the intersection of anticipation, imagination, and radical acceptance. Mike lives with his wife, Jasmin, and two girls, Nova Rain and Jubilee Grace, in North Carolina.
Max King is an author, scholar, and Bible teacher. In 1971 Max published The Spirit of Prophecy, creating a stir in his denomination and bringing the field of covenant eschatology to the forefront of biblical theology. In 1989, Max expanded this work by founding a series of annual Presence conferences and publishing the Presence Journal, leading to the formation of Presence as a 501c nonprofit. He is also the author of The Cross and Parousia, and the upcoming Gospel of God. Max and his wife, Navella, live in Dacula, Georgia.