e3 Partners is governed by a Board of Directors who provides guidance and oversight. We are managed by a talented Cabinet with decades of experience in ministry, international missions, and business administration.
Board of Directors
Darrell Bevelhymer worked most of his career in the electric power business in the US and UK and in both public and private companies. He is still associated with Tenaska (a privately held independent power producer) as a board member and part owner.
In addition, he is a board member and investor in scientific research and development in the agriculture industry.
He is presently involved in several start-up companies in various disciplines.
In the not-for-profit space, he is the founder and chairman of school children mentoring organization that supplies approximately 400 mentors to public schools usually in underprivileged areas. Also on the board of two international Christian mission organizations.
Mr. Bevelhymer graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in electrical engineering and was Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. He is the past chairman of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and past president of the congregation of St Paul Lutheran Church in Ft Worth, Texas.
Mr. Bevelhymer is married with three children and eight grandchildren.
President and CFO
Jim Shannon is a Liberty University alumnus with an extensive background in both finance, and mergers and acquisitions. He has a contagious exuberance for sharing the gospel and has been training 4 fields in his church and overseas since his early retirement in 2013.
His professional background includes senior executive positions with Hospital Corporation of America, Triad Hospitals, and LHP Hospital Group.
Jim has an extensive history with e3 Partners, having participated in many short-term church planting trips and has even served as a guest speaker on Missions Related Fundraising for new e3 staff.
He serves as a deacon at his local church, teaches a Bible Fellowship class and is active in the NoPlaceLeft network in Dallas/Fort Worth.
Chief Missions Officer
Claudia Adame is the Chief Missions Officer of e3 and oversees the implementation of the field ministry with firsthand experience; having led short-term mission teams and doing training in several countries in Africa, Europe and Latin America. Her life verse is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength,” and believes that God equips people for the calling he has given them. She leads a highly committed team of Regional and Country Directors that equips and strengthens believers to serve God’s purposes around the world through church planting multiplication. Claudia has been an integral part of e3 Partners since 1997.
Global Chief Operating Officer
Scott and his family spent the last two years as long-term missionaries in India. He has experience starting and growing businesses, planting churches both domestically and abroad, and he has a degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Scott and his wife Emily live their lives with a daily mission; to leverage all the gifts, skills and talents God’s blessed them with to bring glory to His Kingdom. They have been 4 Fields practitioners for several years and worked extensively with e3 Partners’ teams throughout their time in India.
They have 3 young girls who keep their home life both fun and unpredictable.
Scott exudes a love for the Lord and a desire to spread the gospel to all nations. His vast experience both in the field and on the logistical side of things make him a unique asset for e3 Partners.
Chief Strategy Officer
Jeff served ten years in South Asia where God granted his family the privilege to see the first believers come to Christ of a people group who was unreached and unengaged. He served as a trainer to church planters and a Player Coach to both company and national Strategy Coordinators. He joined e3 Partners in 2013 as the US Director of Strategy with the vision to target the 50 largest, most diverse cities in the US with a strategy to multiply disciples and churches using the 4 Fields strategy. Currently, Jeff is the Chief Field Strategy Officer with a vision to train and equip believers worldwide to multiply disciples and churches.
Jeff and his wife, Angie, have been married for 26 years. They have 3 adult children, plus one son-in-law.
Middle East - Central Asia
Alan and Marlo Mitchell