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.

Jim Shannon


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.

Claudia Adame

Executive Vice President – Missions Support

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.

Scott Cheatham

Executive Vice President – Operations

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.

Jeff Sundell

Executive Vice President – Strategy

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.

Mike Jorgensen

Executive Director – I Am Second

Mike Jorgensen’s leadership has impacted e3 Partners for over 20 years, blending his zeal for missions with creativity and perseverance.

Today, Mike is leading I am Second, an instrumental tool empowering believers to share their stories with those who do not know Christ.

Prior to joining e3 Partners in 1992, Mike was a partner with two law firms, including Bracewall and Guiliani.

He and his wife, Woodlyn, live in Iola, TX and have three grown children.

Glenn Gaines


Jarrell Prince


Robert Gunn


Ralph Manning


Brett Flagg


Christopher Harmon


Darrell Bevelhymer

Duane Falk



Tim Alexander



Bill Payton



Steve Carswell

Latin America


Troy Cooper

North America



Middle East – Central Asia

Julia Schatz

Alan and Marlo Mitchell

Steffoni Sharp

“My favorite part about e3 is that they are so intentional. They work hard to ensure that your trip makes a difference in people’s lives.”

// Jenny