MAF Leadership

John Boyd, President and CEO

John Boyd, President and CEO

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.

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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, VP of Operations

Dave Fyock, Vice President of Operations

As vice president of Operations, Dave Fyock oversees the following divisions of MAF: Field Operations, Aviation Resources, Technical Resources, Finance and Legal, Safety and Quality, and Special Projects.

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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, and in 2014 Dave became vice president of Operations.

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

Barb Bowman, VP of Ministry Advancement

Barb Bowman, Vice President of Ministry Advancement

As vice president of Ministry Advancement, Barbara Bowman oversees these MAF divisions: Advancement Services, Development, Marketing and Communication, Ministry Partnership, and the Advocate Wing.

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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 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.

Gene Jordan, VP of Personnel

Gene Jordan, Vice President of Personnel

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

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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.

Board of Directors

Laura Mae (Larrie) Gardner, D.Min.

Board Chair
Dallas, TX

David Bixby, PhD.

Vice Chair of the Board
Azusa Pacific University
Azusa, CA

John Boyd

President and Chief Executive Officer
Mission Aviation Fellowship
Nampa, ID

Debbie Aho

Counselor, Coach, Consultant
Developing and Shepherding International
Brainerd, MN

J. David Grizzle

New Enterprise Formation and Organizational Strategy
Dazzle Partners, LLC
Lexington, VA

Pramod John

Chief Executive Officer,
Oration Health, Inc.
Hayward, CA

Larry Jones

Senior Vice President, Bible Translation
The Seed Company
Arlington, TX

Eric Kellerer, Ed. D.

Director, Center of Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Northwest Nazarene University
Nampa, ID

Rebecca Lee

Retired Legal Counsel
San Joaquin County
Boise, ID

Montie C. Ralstin, Jr.

Retired Pastor
Boise Valley Christian Communion
Boise, ID

Greg Smith

Property Manager
Seeds On Earth
Fresno, CA

Karl D. Stoltzfus, Sr.

Dynamic Aviation
Bridgewater, VA

Robert Stutzman

Stutzman Public Affairs
Sacramento, CA

Robert Swanson

Attorney at Law
Boutin Dentino Gibson Di Giusto Hodell Inc.
Sacramento, CA

William Yantiss

Executive Vice President
PRISM Solutions, LLC
Centennial, CO