The Mission

Actions, Driven By Values.

CityServe International trains and resources the local church to compassionately live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ in their community. Our vision is to see the local church fulfill its calling to be a stronger catalyst for healthier communities and the restoration of broken lives.

We desire to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ who trust His Word, pursue excellence, serve with humility, communicate transparently, practice accountability and honor others.​

Our Leadership Team:

  • Dave Donaldson
    Dave Donaldson Co-founder, Chairman of the Board

    Dave Donaldson has invested his life in inspiring, equipping and resourcing leaders in more than 100 countries to bring aid and opportunity to millions of needy and under-resourced people.

  • Wendell Vinson
    Wendell Vinson Co-founder, Vice Chairman

    Along with his wife Lynda, the Vinsons have served as the senior pastors of Canyon Hills Assembly of God in Bakersfield, California for more than 33 years.

  • Dave Pavlin
    Dave Pavlin Co-founder, Secretary & Treasurer

    Dave Pavlin is the co-founder and former owner of Therapy Support, Inc., a specialty medical equipment company that serves patients and partners throughout the Midwest.

  • Chuck Bengochea
    Chuck Bengochea Co-founder, Board Member

    Chuck Bengochea has more than 40 years of successful business leadership – most recently as the CEO of Family Christian Stores and HoneyBaked Ham.

  • W. Burl Evans
    W. Burl Evans Co-founder, Board Member

    Burl Evans is a business and technology executive specializing in project management and content creation for IT professionals.

  • John Hughes
    John Hughes Director, National Grants Center

    John Hughes brings more than 20 years of executive grant writing experience to the National Grants Center. He has also served as a pastor, community organizer and university professor.

  • Karl Hargestam
    Karl Hargestam Executive Director, CityServe SoCal

    Karl Hargestam is an author, speaker, entrepreneur and life-long global missionary and evangelist. He is the founder of Mission One Eleven and Joshua Campaign International.

  • Ryan Odle
    Ryan Odle Special Assistant, Executive Office

    Ryan has an extensive background in administration and non-profit business through his years assisting the executive team at Convoy of Hope.

  • Champion Slye
    Champion Slye Community Manager

    Champion Slye is a field expert in digital community and social media engagement.

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