Carl oversees all the ministries of, and those associated with Northland. He is an ordained pastor and has a doctorate in educational leadership. Prior to coming to Northland, Carl led a consulting firm Trajectory Solutions, Inc. and has been CEO of several global ministries including Open Doors, USA and Biblica - The International Bible Society (Publisher of the NIV Bible.) He has also been a pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA and an adjunct professor at several educational institutions. Carl and his wife Kim have four grown children - Caroline, James, Claire, and Alexandra.