President and Owner of Newcastle Financial Advisors, Inc. | Fullerton, CA
Serving the community for over 30 years as a trusted financial advisor, Tim has achieved his qualification as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP(c)) and is a member of Kingdom Advisors, a ministry to encourage the use of biblical principles in personal financial consulting. He also served as board chair for Special Olympics Southern California during the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. Tim is also a coveted speaker for the Special Needs Coalition, which promotes best practices in legal and financial matters for families with a member with special needs. Tim and his wife, Cathy, live in Fullerton, California and have six adult children.
Executive Vice President and Senior Partner, Harbert Management Corporation | Birmingham, AL
An attorney by training, Will has contributed significant expertise to the business as mission initiatives that Novo undertakes around the world and Novo’s strategic direction. He and his wife, Maggie, have been advocates and supporters of Novo for years. They reside in Birmingham and have three adult children.
Board Finance Chair / Treasurer
Principal Software Engineer | Irvine, CA
Gary Knutson has been a software engineer for over 25 years, specializing in the development of financial and mortgage applications. He currently is a principal software engineer for a software consulting firm located in Irvine, California. Gary and his wife, Kelly, live in Irvine, California and are the parents of two teenage sons. Over the past 12 years, they have regularly served in a variety of ministry capacities in children’s ministries through their local church.
President, Curtain Wall Design and Consulting, Inc. | Dallas, TX
Charles has worked in the building construction industry for over 40 years as a structural engineer. He specializes in exterior cladding design for high performance projects around the world. Charles is an active elder at Highland Park Presbyterian Church. He and his wife, Laura, champion several ministries and treasure interaction with Novo staff. They have four married children.
President, Novo | Fullerton, CA
Sam has served as the president of Novo since 1985. His passion for leadership development, discipleship, and the spread of the good news of Jesus around the world has led Novo into over 85 countries and a variety of innovative ministry models contributing to contemporary movements of the gospel. Today, Sam focuses his efforts on developing Disciple Making Movements (DMM) and empowering the national leaders who head up Novo’s partner organizations in the CoNext Network. Sam and his wife, Patty, are based in Fullerton, California. They have two married children.
Oscar M. Price III
Partner, Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt, LLC | Birmingham, AL
Oscar has practiced law for over 30 years, as well as running a commercial roofing contractor for five years. Oscar has primarily represented small businesses and construction companies. He has held leadership responsibilities in his church and various Christian organizations, primarily in the area of discipleship. Oscar and his wife, Sand, live in Birmingham, Alabama and have four adult children.
Vice President of Finance, MK Battery | Costa Mesa, CA
Heather is currently the Vice President of Finance at MK Battery, a distribution company in Southern California. She graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a BA in Business Administration and also holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a CPA license. Heather contributes much to the Novo Board from her business and finance background combined with her church and ministry experience. She is the mother of two adult sons and enjoys her grandchildren.
Keith Uebele has been involved with Novo around the world since 1995, with a particular interest in the Middle East. Keith retired from Intel in 2016 after completing a 32-year career. His strategic and executive skills have been particularly applicable within Novo. Keith and his wife, Ellen, live in Portland, Oregon and have three adult children.