Leadership Bios

MAF Executive Leadership Team

Leadership Bios

John Boyd, President

As president and CEO of Mission Aviation Fellowship, John Boyd is responsible for the ministry’s strategic direction, assuring that MAF remains true to its mission and the Great Commission.

John Boyd was born in Dunbar, Scotland, moving to Rhodesia (now known as Zimbabwe) with his parents at age three. He grew up in Rhodesia and began his professional career there, in law enforcement. He later moved to South Africa where he held several executive level corporate positions. It was in South Africa that John accepted Jesus Christ as his savior, and also met his wife, Tanya.

As a boy, John developed a keen interest in aviation and in later years earned commercial fixed wing and helicopter pilot licenses with instrument ratings. In 1990 he was able to combine his aviation hobby with his business skills to become marketing director for Court Helicopters. John worked for Court until 1993, when he answered God’s call to enter the mission field as a pilot for MAF in 1994.

John’s first MAF mission assignment, to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (then called Zaire), was cut short when the DRC experienced a coup several days after the Boyds arrived in the country. John then flew for MAF in Haiti and Lesotho, becoming intimately acquainted with the inner workings of the organization. MAF-South Africa invited John to become its CEO in 2000, a position he held until 2003 when he was asked to relocate to the U.S. to serve as vice president of Ministry Advancement for MAF-US. John became the eighth president of MAF-US in January 2008.

John lives in Idaho with his wife and three children.

Dave Fyock, Executive Vice President

As executive vice president, Dave Fyock provides critical counsel to all areas of MAF, with direct oversight of Finance and Accounting, Information Technology, Ministry Partnership, the MAF-Advocate Wing, and the MAF Foundation.

Dave grew up in a Christian home and accepted Christ as his savior at young age. His parents served as missionaries with New Tribes Mission, taking the family to Mexico and Venezuela.

Dave attended LeTourneau College where he majored in aviation technology, earning a flight instructor license as well as an airframe and power plant (A&P) mechanic license. Before joining MAF he worked as a flight instructor and an A&P mechanic. He was ordained as a minister and served as an assistant pastor. Dave also worked for United Parcel Service for seven years, including four years in various management roles.

Upon joining MAF in 1992, Dave and his wife, Hilda, were assigned to Albania where MAF had been asked to provide logistics support to the Albania Health Projects (AHP), a group committed to developing the health care system of Albania. Dave later became manager of the MAF Albania program, as well as the general secretary of AHP and the administrator of the Albanian Encouragement Project (AEP), a consortium of 72 mission agencies working in Albania. He also served on the board of the ABC Clinic in Albania, of which he was a founding member.

In 2000 Dave and his family moved with MAF to San Jose, Costa Rica, where he served as director of MAF’s Latin America region, a position he filled until October 2005. While in Costa Rica he spent three years as a board member of the Spanish Language Institute.

In 2005 the Fyock family returned to the U.S. where Dave became chief financial officer and vice president of resources at MAF headquarters. In 2008 he was named executive vice president.

Dave resides in Nampa, Idaho, with his wife and two sons.

Barbara Bowman, Vice President, Ministry Advancement

As vice president of Ministry Advancement, Barbara Bowman oversees MAF’s fundraising, marketing, communication, and gift processing functions, as well as donor and church relations.

For some 30 years, Barbara has been actively involved in Young Life, an international youth ministry. She has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit management and corporate career management, including ten years with the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce where she served as vice president of Member Services, senior manager of the Small Business Division, and director of the Center for Workforce Leadership.

Barbara joined MAF in February 2010, serving as director of Marketing & Communication before being named vice president of Ministry Advancement in January 2011. Barbara believes that stewardship plays an important role in the life of all believers. Her vision for MAF ministry advancement is to enable ministry supporters to grow in the grace of giving while enabling MAF to remain steadfast in its mission of sharing the love of Jesus Christ through aviation and technology.

Barbara has actively served on many nonprofit boards and community coalitions in the areas of economic development and human services. She currently serves as board chair of the Idaho Nonprofit Center, an organization that advocates for nonprofits throughout Idaho. She enjoys mentoring young professionals affiliated with Boise Young Professionals, and works with adolescents as a Young Life leader.

Barbara holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Mesa State College. She and her husband live in Boise, Idaho. They have two adult children.

David Wunsch, Vice President, Operations

As vice president of operations, Dave Wunsch oversees all of MAF’s overseas programs as well as the Learning Technologies and Aviation Resources divisions.

Dave grew up in Papua New Guinea where his parents were pioneer missionaries in the interior. When Dave was a boy, his mother developed a tropical ulcer on her leg that quickly became serious. As she was unable to walk out from the remote mission station to the nearest airstrip, villagers carried her in a chair through miles of jungle, across valleys, up mountains and over swift rivers. This was a life-changing event for young Dave, emphasizing the importance of reliable transportation in remote areas, and strengthening in his heart desire to become a missionary pilot.

Dave and his wife joined MAF in 1976, serving in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea for 17 years. He filled many roles over the years, including pilot/mechanic, base manager, flight operations manager, and manager of the Papua, Indonesia program. In 1993, the family relocated to MAF-US headquarters where Dave first served as director of MAF’s Asia region before transitioning to a strategic role in the operations division. He became vice president of operations in 2008.

Dave holds a bachelor’s degree in aviation management from Lewis University in Illinois, as well as a commercial pilot license with instrument and multi-engine rating, and an FAA airframe and power plant mechanic license. He received a master’s degree in management and international business from the University of Redlands. Dave completed additional course work at Chicago State University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

He is married to Jean, who serves with MAF as senior ministry partnership coach. They have two adult children.

Gene Jordan, Vice President, Human Resources

As vice president of human resources, Gene Jordan oversees MAF staff recruitment and non-technical training, employee benefits and services, volunteers, and management of MAF’s U.S. buildings.

Gene is a lifetime missionary. He grew up as a "missionary kid" in Quito, Ecuador, where his parents served with HCJB World Radio, a short-wave missionary radio station. About the time he was three years old, Gene flew with Nate Saint to the jungle where Gene's father provided music for evangelistic meetings. Says Gene, “I am extremely thankful for my family. It was around the dinner table, following family devotions, that I gave my heart to the Lord. It was growing up in Ecuador that defined my desire to be a missionary.”

After graduation from Moody Bible Institute's flight program, Gene briefly worked for a Florida aviation company before joining MAF in 1977. Gene and his wife, Lynn, were assigned to the MAF program in Shell, Ecuador, where Gene served as pilot, mechanic, base manager, chief pilot, and Ecuador program manager. Over the years he also filled several strategic management roles, including South America chief pilot, South America area manager, and Latin America regional director.

In 2000, Gene was asked to relocate to MAF headquarters in the U.S. to become MAF’s director of communication, sharing the MAF story with individuals and churches. In 2002 he became vice president of personnel, a position eventually renamed vice president of human resources. Gene says that it has been exciting to see God build His church in the Amazon jungle, and he enjoys the challenge of preparing pilots, mechanics, teachers, computer whizzes, and administrators to reach those areas of the world that have not yet heard the Good News.

Gene and Lynn have two grown daughters.

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