Chairman of the Board - Australia
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.
Board Member - USA
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 is currently President of the Big Sky Region for First Choice Health. He holds a Master of Health Administration degree from the University of Washington, a Bachelor’s degree in biology from George Fox University and Certification as an Employee Benefits Specialist from the IFEBP/Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. 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 YMCAannual campaign. His favorite avocations are reading, writing, bicycling, running, water sports, and travel.
Board Member - South Africa
Sonnyboy Skosana and his wife, Sibo, live in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is married with three 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.
Board Member - USA
RILEY O'BRIEN POWELL
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.
Board Member - USA
Dr. Trapp is a retired periodontist. He began his spiritual journey at the age of 30. After two decades of compulsively studyingmajor systematic theologies and especially eschatologies, he arrived at the conclusion that the Biblical narrative concludes with fulfilled prophecy and a God who is the “All in all” – not all in ‘some’. As a Marine officer in Vietnam whose unit endured the highest casually rate in Marine Corps history, he experienced the horrors that a divided humanity can inflict on each other. Today he looks forward to a reconciled world at peace.
Board Member - Switzerland
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.
MAX KING, Founder
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 newly published, "Irrevocable". Max and his wife, Navella, live in Stow, Ohio.
Board Member - Canada
Dr. David Lavigne lives in Waterloo, Ontario Canada. He currently sits on the Board of Governors, and serves as Vice-President and Chancellor of Philadelphia International University. David oversees the Department of On-line Learning and Continuing Education. His leadership and theological experiences include 30 years as Bishop of the Evangelical Christian Church in Canada (Christian Disciples), and 20 years as President of Waterloo Bible College, Waterloo, Ontario. David has earned a Bachelor in Biblical Theology, Masters in Biblical Theology, and three Doctorates in Ministry, Counselling and Biblical Theology, and a Ph.D. in Theology from Dayspring Christian University.