Stephan Bauman is the President and CEO of World Relief, an international organization that serves four million vulnerable people each year through more than 100,000 volunteers in the local church. Stephan’s pursuit of justice led him to transition from a successful career in the fortune 100 sector to Africa, where he spent eight years overseeing relief and development programs for international NGOs before returning to the United States to lead World Relief’s global operations. Stephan lives to see people everywhere rise to the call of justice and give their lives in ways that empower the poor towards real change. He considers himself on that journey. Stephan holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University, Wheaton College and the University of Wisconsin. He is a poet, an author, an ordained minister and a Certified Public Accountant. He considers his African friends his most important teachers, and his wife, Belinda, his most important mentor. Stephan, Belinda, and their two sons, Joshua and Caleb, live in Baltimore, Maryland and, together, enjoy the woods, the arts and late night conversations with friends.