Serving Christ together with you

Our leadership team supports the people and purposes of Cadence International.

Headquarters

Cadence Executive Leadership provides overall strategic planning, direction, shepherding, stewardship, and spiritual guidance to the mission and vision of Cadence International.

David Schroeder, President

David was born and raised with his five siblings on the mission field of northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. His parents ministered to the lumbermen and fishermen in the remote town of Tahsis. Joining Cadence International originally to perform with the Malachi Singers, his heart for reaching the military with the gospel has steered his thirty plus years of ministry.

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Travis Akins, Vice President for Operations

Travis and Brandi have been married since 1999 and have five children. They have a passion to reach the military and care for them as they have had many family members serving our country. Travis has served in a variety of roles including Architect, Law Enforcement Deputy, Global Missions Operations, Law Enforcement Chaplain, and Pastor. Brandi serves as a nurse to care for patients and families during some of their greatest times of need.

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Natalie Harper, CFO/Director of Finance

In January of 2000, Natalie moved to Colorado with an accounting degree and a heart to serve the Lord. She began her career in nonprofit financial management, which led her to Cadence in 2008. Natalie considers it a privilege to serve the Lord in her role at Cadence, as well as being mom to her adopted daughter, Alaya.

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Todd Tillapaugh, Vice President for Field Ministries

Todd was raised in Denver, Colorado and started serving with Cadence as an intern in 1985. Todd has a deep passion for the local church and loves playing basketball. Todd has three children and he and wife Karla live in Westminster, CO.

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Division and Field Leaders

Cadence division and field leaders provide supervision, oversight, shepherding, and care for staff and their families located in a region or specific ministry around the world.

Division Leaders:
Paul Bradley, Foreign Armed Forces
Todd Tillapaugh, U.S. Military

Field Leaders:
Tim Bettger, Southern USA
Craig Jentink, Central USA
Brian Kleager, Europe
Dave Lambert, Asia
Danny Perez, Eastern USA
Jim Turnage, LifeCompass

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provides overall governance and guidance for the mission of Cadence International and oversight to the stewardship of its staff and finances. Coming from diverse backgrounds, board members offer their own expertise and life experiences to the organization. Board members also periodically visit staff on the field where they obtain a first-hand view and connection to the people and ministries they serve.

Terry Anderson, Board Chairman
John Albers, Board Vice-Chairman
David Jongeward, Board Secretary
David Schroeder
Drew Arliskas
Patricia Cole
Claudia Ingram
Albert Jarrell
Thom Scheffel
Cindy Zulli