Ministry Developers Network is made up of more than just individuals that have been on mission trips or have financial experience.
We are a group of experienced professionals who understand what it takes to be on the field full time
and have the business expertise it takes to make sure that all the administrative needs of those serving are being fulfilled daily.

Who We Are

Executive Director, Andrew Privette

Andrew holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and a Master’s of Divinity in International Church Planting. He brings both mission work and business to the MDN team. Andrew has been on multiple short-term mission trips to Thailand, Honduras, and Cuba followed by a full-time mission stint in Southeast Asia. He has served as Deputy Director for Samaritan’s Purse, managing projects in numerous countries and continents.

Chief Financial Officer, Kris Williams

Kris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She has a strong financial background in banking, accounting with for-profit and non-profit organizations and has operated her own business. Kris has been on several short-term mission trips to Aruba and Mexico and has done field audits for several of MDN’s US-based and International ministry operations. Kris is also one of the founders of MDN.

Director of Ministry Support, Al Baanna

Al holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, with experience in business start-ups. Since 1982, Al has served in various roles in field ministry, church leadership and mission leadership, with involvement in many countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. Many of those years, Al served as Executive Director for Emmanuel Ministries and more recently for Ministry Developers Network. He is presently serving in a part-time supportive role with MDN.

What We Do

MDN partners with those who have a vision for ministry, and desire legal and administrative support so they may be released to fulfill their vision. We also provide shepherding to the ministries under our care.

We specialize in igniting start-up and existing ministries who have a heart to make disciples and proclaim Christ, equip Christian leaders, and plant churches in all nations.

MDN’s variety of services support and enhance ministries, with the goal of enabling them to realize their maximum potential in God’s service.

We are called to SERVE those who SERVE.

MDN Board of Directors

MDN is governed by an independent Board of Directors who are passionate, mission-minded church leaders. The Board establishes policy, annually reviews the mission statement, financial statements, ministry accomplishments, and evaluates the Executive Director. They are also responsible to review and approve the annual budget and assign executive compensation. Board members do not receive compensation for board service.

What We Believe

Matthew 28:19-20 states “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them
in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you…”
We all know that “the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few” (Matthew 9:37)
and that Christ is glorified by our staff and ministries

The Great Commission and a sense of compassion for the hurting and lost drives everything we do. While our missionaries and ministry workers are diverse, come from different backgrounds and Christian denominations, they all have one common purpose, a commitment to keep Christ at the center of all they do and teach that He is the only way.

Integrity, Accountability & Stewardship

MDN is committed to Integrity, Accountability and Stewardship with the resources that God has entrusted to us.
Each year, we engage an Independent Certified Public Accounting firm to audit our financial statements and file our tax returns.
MDN also adheres to stringent membership standards of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)
and subsequently holds each of its ministries accountable by these same standards.

How We Work

MDN is not a “program” ministry, but rather a “relational process” ministry. Our ministry philosophy is to follow the Hebrew “wisdom” model; that is, to provide “life-on-life” impact through relationships wherever we serve. It is our goal that we not only transfer “head knowledge” to those we serve, but that we also develop their character and ministry leadership skills. In any given ministry situation, we evaluate the need for help in eight different areas; then we develop our ministry partnership to provide assistance in those areas where the most help is needed.

We hold our ministries to a high standard of accountability and integrity, so it is important for potential staff and ministries to understand the foundational elements of who we are and how we function.