Main GSSM Staff

Staff Member Position Educational Experience Sports Experience
Russ Carr President/Founder Professor of Education, Coach, Athletic Director University Soccer & Baseball Coach
Alyssa Carr Mahone Executive Director B.A. Degree in Biblical Studies/Minor in Missions    

Certificate: Word of Life Bible Institute

Certificate: International Sports Leadership School (ISLS)

University Women’s Basketball, Softball, Youth Basketball Coach
Larry Leatherman Management Team; Dean of Faculty Teacher/Coach/Pastor University Soccer Player & Coach, Wrestling Coach
Sandie Leatherman Management Team; Faculty Development Teacher/Coach    

BA Social Science and 90 post graduate units in Education

Certified International Coaching Federation Life Coach

Skiing Instructor & other sports
Aimee Blanks Director of Student Relations Bachelor of Science in Communication, Worked in Church Administration 6 years  
Barnabas Mwesiga Field Director, Africa Teacher/Coach Former National Coach of Uganda Soccer Player for National Team
Sequoi Phipps Associate Director B.A. Degree in Geography/Minor in Urban Studies Women’s Volleyball Player, High School and Club Volleyball Coach


GSSM Faculty/Instructors

Steve Clark     Waco, TX

Dr. Bill Gribbin           Forest, VA

Larry Leatherman     Truckee, CA

Sandie Leatherman  Truckee, CA

Hannah Baltz  Truckee, CA

Jered Boyd        Olympia, WA

Dave Carr           Middleown Springs, VT

Gary Collins      Green Valley, AZ

Jeri Collins         Green Valley, AZ

Phil Eager          La Paz, Mexico

Board of Directors

Mr. Ron Brenneman Phoenix, Arizona

Dr. Robert Bryant      Santa Barbara, California

Mr. Michael Cahill     Santa Barbara, California

Mr. Russ Carr             Amherst, Virginia

Dr. Ken Chalfant       Lynchburg, Virginia

Dr. Rolland Jacks       Santa Barbara, California

Rev. Larry Leatherman         Truckee, California


Board of Reference

Mr. Chris Appel         Laguna Beach, CA

President, Adventure Education

Former All-American Basketball Player, National Basketball Coach for Central African Republic


Mr. Doug Burke         Houghton, NY

Professor, Head Soccer Coach, Athletic Director (Retired) Houghton College, New York


Dr. Robert Gustavson            Siloam Springs, AR

Professor, Head Soccer Coach (Retired)

John Brown University


Dr. Dean Hirsch         Monrovia, CA

President, World Vision International (Retired)


Mr. Chet Kammerer  Los Angeles, CA

Former Basketball Coach at Westmont College & Los Angeles Lakers.

Player acquisition and evaluation for Miami Heat of NBA


Dr. Edward Norman             La Mirada, CA

Dean, Biola University (Retired)


Mr. Tom Roy              Warsaw, IN

President, Unlimited Potential International

Former Pro-Baseball Player


Mr. Steve Sampson   Agura Hills, CA

U.S. National Soccer Coach, Costa Rica National Soccer Coach (Retired)

Consultant, TV commentator


Dr. James Witty         San Luis Obispo, CA

President, Care Corps International


Rev. Tim Wood          Ometepec, Mexico

Pastor, Sports Ministry Advisor, Advocate


Mr. Barnabas Mwesiga         Kampala, Uganda AFRICA

Ugandan National Soccer Coach (Retired)

Teacher, Director of Sports Ministry Africa


Mr. Fred Sanborn      Phoenix, AZ

Youth for Christ Director (Retired)

Businessman, Church Leader