Paul has a deep background in both software design and in ministry. He started his career as a Data Systems Technician Petty Officer in the US Navy Submarine Service, and then spent three decades developing data-centric software. Paul is an eleven-time Microsoft MVP award recipient, author of several books on software development including the best-selling SQL Server 2008 Bible, and has presented seminars, training courses, and conferences in the US, Canada, UK and Europe.
With his interest in missions, he has presented at several ICCM (International Conference on Computing and Mission) conferences in the US and Europe, and was the co-chair for ICCM US 2012 and 2013. He was the Enterprise Data Architect for Compassion International and has consulted for several ministries and mission organizations. As a layperson, Paul attended Reformed Theological Seminary.
Paul was previously widowed and is now married to his beautiful wife, Edie. They have a 10-year-old daughter and 2 adult children, and live in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Paul’s favorite pastime (other then writing SQL code) is listen to Jesus music from the 70's (Phil Keaggy, 2nd Chapter of Acts, Larry Norman, Lamb, Honeytree, Randy), while grilling ribeye steaks with real charcoal and a few pieces of hickory wood. He also collects pre-KJV English Bible replicas - Geneva 1560 is his favorite translation.
Juan Cabrera has served in both ministry and IT for over 25 years. He started his careers as an Electronic Support Technician and quickly moved into the IT arena in the area of Helpdesk support, Systems Analyst and Executive Director of IT.
Juan used his technical skills to serve as a missionary in Quito, Ecuador, with HCJB Global (now Reach Beyond). After living in Ecuador for 10 years, he moved to Colorado Springs, CO, and worked at the International Headquarters, where he served as the VP of Global IT, for the past five years.
The interest in missions has been a focus for Juan for many years. He not only served overseas, but also, like Paul, was involved with ICCM (International Conference on Computing and Mission) for over 10 years and co-chaired the event in 2012. Juan is quite involved in his local church and also leads a weekly small group bible study in his home.
Juan is married to a wonderful lady, Londa and they have two adult sons living in Colorado and a 6-year-old son as well. Juan’s hobbies include, building projects around the house and playing all types of sports.
Dave Crim graduated from Taylor University with a BS in Computer Science in 2005. He worked at Taylor in the IT department in various infrastructure support roles working on the network, servers, and security before moving to a full-time Cyber Security position in the electrical utility industry in 2013.
Dave first became interested in using technology for missions work while at Taylor as a student in 2003. He was working as an intern in the IT department and got involved with hosting the annual ICCM US conference at Taylor. He has remained involved in ICCM and has grown to help with various leadership roles, serving as co-host for several of the last few years and teaching various sessions. Dave has worked both on project teams, and as an adviser and consultant for several of the organizations he has made contact with through ICCM.
Dave married Flora in 2011. They now live in Fishers, a suburb on the north east side of Indianapolis in Indiana where they have settled down and hope to start their family. Outside of IT and missions work, Dave enjoys photography, woodworking, and being outdoors.