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Meet Our Team

Sandy Douthey

Administrative Coordinator

BSB 283 | 325-674-3711 |

Sandy has been around Missions through her time as a youth leader in her church and with her time working for a church planting organization. Sandy has led trips nationally and globally. She has a passion for the refugees she has met on her global trips and has received training in trauma healing and lay counseling. She is working on completing her degree in Psychology here at ACU.

When she is not working or studying, she enjoys going to Colorado with her husband Mark and her daughter Mikayla. She loves animals and currently has one dog and two cats. She enjoys baking and hanging out with her friends and family.

Larry Henderson

WorldWide Witness Director

BSB 288 | 325-674-3757 |

Larry came to ACU from Bangkok, Thailand where he lived for 35 years. He spent 10 years growing up in Thailand before enrolling as a student at ACU, but returned to work there with his wife after graduation. Both of their children were born and raised in Bangkok, coming to ACU after high school. Larry’s work was centered in leadership training, but he also was involved in church planting and stabilization. His wife Pam, taught at the International School Bangkok.
When Larry isn’t spending time mentoring students in his office, he’s often preaching at churches in West Texas, traveling to visit family, or skydiving!

Zane McGee


BSB 284 | 325-674-3769 |

After studying missions in college, Zane and his wife, April, lived as church planters in Niterói, Brazil, where he worked on ministries geared toward discipleship and adult education. Upon returning to the US, Zane continued his interest in religious education by pursuing a masters and then Ph.D. in New Testament at Emory University. He loves the interaction of teaching in the classroom and his academic interests include the Pauline letters and the imagery of the church as family.

Zane enjoys the ongoing engagement with missions and education provided through the various programs offered by the center. He lives in Atlanta, GA, where he and April stay busy wrangling their many children, though you’ll spot him on campus throughout the semester. Whenever free time presents itself, Zane appreciates catching up on lost sleep and enjoys all things related to art.

Joel Ruch

Global Service Director

BSB 287 | 325-674-3761 |

Joel is most captivated by Jessica, their two daughters and son, the great outdoors, and the equal participation of women and non-Western Jesus-followers in local efforts to live together in Jesus’ Kingdom.

Joel and Jessica were 14 years into a lifelong, culturally immersive Kingdom effort when they were unexpectedly shut out of their large East Asian host country. After spending two years trying to get back in, they let go of that dream and returned to North America in 2022.

Joel grew up in Vancouver, Canada. He and Jessica each have a B.A. and M.A. from ACU and an M.A. from HIU in California. They both speak Mandarin and love trying to experience life together in Jesus’ Kingdom with others.

Savannah Gery

Travel Coordinator

BSB 286 | 325-674-3703 |

Savannah transitioned to working full time for the Halbert Center after graduating in December of 2023. She graduated from ACU with a degree in Children and Family Ministry and a minor in Child and Family Services. While at ACU, she was involved with the Halbert Center as a student employee, an officer with Missions Students’ Association, and participated in a WorldWide Witness trip. When she isn’t working, she volunteers with a local non-profit, Palm House, serving with their children’s program. In her free time she loves being outside, exploring God’s creation, reading, and playing games.