is the senior executive responsible for the division that includes
donor relations, church relations, service programs, and marketing &
communications. A former multimedia journalist, he also has executive
level experience in outreach and community relations with major media
organizations, nonprofits and churches. LaVeist
has engaged in several ministry areas, including prisons, youth
mentoring and Christian education. He is a published author of four
books and has contributed commentary to others. LaVeist
is a graduate of executive leadership programs, including the Maynard
Institute, the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative, and LEAD Peninsula, a program of the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. A member of Calvary Community Church in Hampton, LaVeist
believes it is important for supporters to understand the nuances of
how modern Mission Network workers and partners are effectively engaged
in God’s work in a forever evolving and diverse world.
is a doctoral candidate in technology and media studies at Old Dominion
University in Norfolk and has earned degrees from Tufts University, The
University of Arizona, and The Lincoln University of Pennsylvania.