Meet the CMC Team

Meet the CMC Team

Jonathan Morris
President CMC International

Jonathan has been traveling to various nations for the past few years, training leaders and leading evangelism and church planting teams. He’s seen more than 100,000 come to faith in Christ, and thousands of new churches and Christian groups started. Currently, his short-term campaigns are focused in the Philippines, Latin America, South Asia, Russia and East Africa.

Jonathan is passionate about bringing people to Christ and making disciples in many regions of the world. Through his work in SPAN, he wants to see ‘people’ movements to Christ and ‘church planting’ movements so that Christ can be worshipped “in every village.”

Since 1970, he has pastored churches in the United States. He currently pastors a church in Malibu, California, USA.

Jonathan lives with his wife, Cathy, in Santa Rosa, California. His five grown children live in various locales around the United States. Currently there are twelve grandchildren.

Paul Klenner
Board Member

Paul’s goal is to serve and obey the Lord. Paul has worked with the Haiti Lutheran Ministry and Mission Fund activities for 16 years.He has joined CMC International to lead fundraising activities and travel to foreign countries as a team member on the outreaches. He also continues to serve in prison ministry with Bill Glass Champions for Life.

He also assists with the support, schooling, and mentoring of two of his precious daughters, Robin and Hollie. Their welfare is a priority in his life. In 2009 he has been called to be “Mr. Mom” to them. In addition, he is always there for his sons Logan and Brandon, to help, mentor and counsel them…and sometimes to just hang out with them.

Paul has the gift of giving and has been blessed financially in such a way that allows him to give. A favorite verse is 2Corinthians 9:8 – “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”

Cassandra Hepburn-Callis
Executive Administrator / Communications Director
CMC International

Two weeks after Hollywood Actress Cassandra Hepburn got baptized and received Jesus Christ as her L-rd & Savior, she met Pastor Jonathan and G-d convicted Pastor Jonathan to invite her out on the mission field in the Philippines back in late 2013. Since then, Cassandra continues to be on fire for the L-rd and has gone on mission trips around the world sharing her testimony and spreading the good news of the gospel. She has been to many nations & tribes whether it be in the jungles of the Philippines, the mountains & rainforests of the Amazon (Panama), Haiti, Cuba, Israel, Thailand or just around her neighborhood knocking on doors sharing the good news of Jesus Christ which has become an everyday life for her.

In early 2015, she was asked to join CMC International as the Executive Administrator/Communications Director  for CMC International(Church Multiplication Coalition) & SPANS(Strategic Partners Among Nations) a Christian non profit organization focused on discipleship & evangelism through pastors networks.

Cassandra Hepburn is married to David Josiah Callis and they minister & live in North Fork, California. She is also an actress in Hollywood which gives her access to media sources & celebrity connections to introduce the power of Jesus Christ to her contacts in the entertainment industry. This is her passion that all her peers in her industry would have a true encounter with the only living G-d and know for themselves the love that cleanses all of our sins through Jesus Christ.

Jeff & Zina Bell
CMC International Board Member

Jeff and Zina have traveled with Pastor Jonathan in Africa and Asia. They have led teams to Uganda and Ethiopia effectively for years. They also help with recruiting and training in our California setting. They have a heart to mobilize American Christians, and always be an encouragement to our overseas brothers and sisters. Jeff and Zina live in Thousand Oaks California and have grown children.

Pastor Powell Lemons
CMC Asia Board Member

Powell was born in Texas but grew up in California. He has been a pastor since 1972 and is married to Martha Granados-Lemons.  They have 3 adult children and 7 grandchildren.

Pastor Powell is on the board for CMC Philippines. He has been leading mission teams to the Philippines for 34 years, working with interdenominational groups of pastors and leaders.

He oversees organizing the visiting American team schedule for CMC outreach concerts in the Country.

Regional Directors

Jill & Luz Boyonas
CMC Asia Director

Pastor Jill left his role in management with Philippine Steel corporation to preach the gospel and lead teams in church planting all over the Philippines. Since 1999 Jill along with his wife, Luz, have organized outreaches and pastors networks. Now, Pastor Jill overseas CMC’s work in Asia. The CMC model for pastors coalitions was adapted when Jill and Jonathan Morris went to India, met Samuel Stephans of India, and learned how pastors coalitions could be used for church planting all over the world. Jill and Luz live in Compostela, Cebu, Philippines. They have 3 grown children.

Paul & Marcy Babor
CMC Asia Board Members

Paul and Marcy met when Marcy came to the Philippines for a short term mission. Later they married. Marcy and Paul actively developed the CMC pastor organizations in the Visayas region. More recently, they have developed CMC work in Myanmar and Nepal. They also oversee an internship program in Cebu, Philippines where young people from the US participate in Asian outreaches for a few months or longer learning all facets of mission activity. They have four young children and make their home Southeast Asia.

Victor & Betty Chong
CMC Latin America Director

Pastor Victor Chong Chavez was led to leave his primary career as an urban development architect to preach the gospel of Christ in Ecuador and surrounding nations. He and his wife Betty  tirelessly trains pastors and leaders to effectively evangelize, make Disciples of Christ and plant churches. They travel throughout the year, mostly developing work with CMC in Latin America and Caribbean nations. Victor and his wife Betty live in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Saazi Godfrey
CMC East Africa Director

Godfrey has a heart for rural evangelism in various tribal areas of Uganda and numerous surrounding nations of Africa. He works continually to create working teams of leaders from many backgrounds and mobilizes them strategically to evangelize and plant churches all over Africa. Godfrey lives with his wife, Edith, and twelve children in Kampala, Uganda.

Mezgebu Tsemru
CMC North Africa Director

Mezgebu became a Christ follower while a university student and then a leader in the emerging “Emmanuel” movement. He travels all over Ethiopia and other African nations organizing CMC pastors networks and leading evangelism outreaches. He lives with his wife, Nigist, in Addis Ababa along with their three children. Mezgebu strongly feels that this is “God’s time” for his nation and boldly promotes the cause of Christ, unity among believers, and the priority of great commission evangelism and discipleship.

Our Mission

A church in every village

READ MORE

14,000

CHURCHES PLANTED

60+

COUNTRIES