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EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM Global

President

Bob Burckle

President

  1-800-486-1818
  president@eem.org
Bob Burckle is President of Eastern European Mission and also has served on the EEM Board over 20+ years.  His professional training is as an Electrical Engineer with a Bachelor and Master’s degree from the University of Louisville.  While working in the industry, he earned his MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of North Texas.  Bob’s work in small and large technology companies has allowed him to apply best business practices to the operations at EEM.  He has traveled extensively in different countries as part of his responsibilities as a missions chairman, deacon, and elder at various churches.  He has been married for over 40 years to his wife, Joan.  They have two adult daughters, Lauren and Brittany, and two granddaughters, Harper and Madison.  Bob is humbled to know that he and his colleagues have been chosen and are privileged to spread God’s Word throughout Eastern Europe.

Vice President

Dirk Smith

Vice President
  501-278-1738
  dsmith@eem.org
States/Territories: Arkansas, Missouri, Northeast

Dirk’s responsibilities consist of the oversight of fundraising and marketing and assisting with US operations. Dirk joined EEM following his highly successful tenure as a development officer with his alma mater, Harding University.  An accomplished manager, he earned experience in business development with an eye for revenue building through positions with firms like Jackson & Coker in Dallas, TX and T. Williams Consulting serving clients in PA, NJ and NY. He holds a BA in Mathematics and an MBA with a focus in Organizational Development and Ethics. Dirk is married to the love of his life, Wendy and they have three adult children, Taryn, Tyler and Trevor.  Dirk is an experienced presenter and storyteller and loves sharing the stories of what God is doing through the ministry of EEM.

Vice President, European Operations

Bartosz “Bart” Rybinski

Vice President, European Operations
  bartosz.rybinski@eemeurope.org
A native of Warsaw, Poland, Bart is no stranger to the mission world, having served as a Single Adults Minister in the U.S. and done mission work in Europe after tenure as a manager in Poland’s IT industry. He holds Master of Arts and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from Oklahoma Christian University, and he and his wife Tamika, a Denver, CO, native, have three children. Bart is headquartered in EEM’s Vienna, Austria, office.