Kurt Parsons - Chief Executive Officer
A retired Naval Aviator and Navy Diver with 21 years of military experience, Kurt has received 41 different awards including the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Air Medal and Combat Action Ribbon. While defending the United States all over the world, his service has included both ground and aerial war-fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. Additionally, Kurt is an ordained pastor, and is most passionate about sharing the love of Christ.
Pete Larson - Chief Financial Officer
Pete currently serves as a Senior Advisor for Platform Systems, Inc., bringing over 25 years of executive-level leadership in the aviation, engineering and technology fields. Pete has served as President/CEO, Vice President, and/or CFO for several successful companies including General Dynamics, Cessna and Mooney Aviation. Pete and his wife Judy volunteer their time leading bible studies and mentoring Midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy. The love they have for their neighbors and surrounding community is depicted through their continued ministry to others.
Britton "Britt" Gardner - VP / Chief of Security
Britt resides in Dallas, Texas and works for the U.S. Government. He carries 21 years of expertise in law enforcement, tactical operations, and investigations. Britt began his career with the Amarillo Police Department and has continued to serve in positions of public service. His career has given him countless opportunities to lead operations in 75 countries across the globe. Britt and his wife, Charity, and their families believe in the value of serving others before self. Their desire is to serve ministries across the globe with the talents God has entrusted to them.
Charity Gardner - Director Medical Engagements
Charity has served as a military medical professional for 13 years. Her service to various populations across five continents created her drive to make a global impact for change in public health, with a special passion for the people of Africa. Charity has a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and worked with the Panamanian Ministry of Health at the culmination of her education in public health. Across varying people groups, she has recognized one continuing theme; to treat a person’s physical health can only assist them in this life. To reach them for a spiritual eternity is our greatest mission.
Molly Talmadge - VP/ Chief of Operations
Molly is an active-duty Naval Officer who balances her time between being a new mother, a wife to a service-member and serving as an Engineering Project Manager in the Navy’s Civil Engineering Corps. As a Mechanical Engineer and graduate from the United States Naval Academy, she is passionate about executing projects that improve the quality of life in conflict nations around the world. Involved in ministry and community outreach her whole life, she loves to serve Christ in the communities hardest to reach.
Arianne Teeple - Director of Media
Arianne has over 10 years of experience as photojournalist dedicated to using visual storytelling to reveal the strength behind the human condition in order to spark action. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photojournalism from the Corcoran College of Art & Design in 2006. She has worked for national and international publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, United Press International, Washington Examiner and more. Recently she has supported missions efforts through her photography in Honduras, El Salvador, and South Sudan.
Denise O'Neil - Director Children's Programs
Denise comes to No Greater Commission after serving in multiple areas of child care. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from California State University Northridge. During her final year in college she began volunteering at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles while completing her degree. As a weekly volunteer in the Hematology/Oncology clinic, she discovered her heart for working with children. Following college, she built a foundation in various child care capacities. God has afforded her the opportunity to work in foster care, early childhood education, and international missions. She has traveled internationally to various locations throughout Central and South America.
Vicque Clark - Director of Accounting
Vicque graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Education. She has 12 years experience as an educator and 19 years experience as a business owner. She currently owns her own company managing payroll and accounting for several Colorado based companies. Vicque is also a cancer survivor.
Due to the nature of their (or their spouses’) active military service, the remaining members of the NGC leadership team are not identified at this time. For more information about these men and women please contact our public relations representative.