Back Row: Peggy Bopp, Vice President for Financce and Admin; James Dougherty, President, National Director; Sue Brage, VP for Communications

Front Row: Barry Potter, VP for Personnel; Lisa Dougherty, National Director; Rodney Pennington, VP for Mobilization.


President and National Directors

President and National Directors

Investing in mission leaders for tomorrow through discipleship.

James and Lisa Dougherty met in high school in Papua, Indonesia. Their third culture kid experiences lead both of them to intentionally seek God’s heart for the nations. They spent their college years preparing to go overseas.

In 2006 they moved to Asia where they spent more than ten years serving students, migrant workers, young professionals, business entrepreneurs, and young church leaders.

God used this time to deepen James and Lisa’s heart for the church among East Asia’s peoples. As they helped Christians and churches around the world get involved with God’s work in Asia, their heart and vision for mobilization ministry grew wider and deeper.

Beginning in 2016, they served as OMF’s International Coordinator for Mobilization. In this role they supported mobilization ministries in forty OMF centers around the world. This provided opportunities to learn about how God is raising up his global church for missions.

In 2019, James and Lisa returned to the United States to serve as the OMF U.S. President and Co-National Directors. They live in Denver with their two children. Their home church is Fellowship Denver Church.


Your generous support helps send new missionaries to East Asia’s unreached peoples.