SAT-7 names new executive director

By December 15, 2004

USA (SAT-7/MNN) — SAT-7 North America announces the appointment of Debbie Brink as Executive Director following the resignation of Ron Ensminger, who has served in that capacity for nine years. Board Chair Ray Padron appointed Vice President and Chief Development Officer Debbie Brink as Acting Executive Director effective immediately. Brink has worked with Christian mission agencies for 25 years, including SAT-7 for the past three.

Ron Ensminger leaves SAT-7 to become Managing Partner of Strategic Resource Group, located in Flagstaff, Ariz. and Newport Beach, Calif. Strategic Resource Group is a ministry working among the people of the Middle East, North Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula, connecting people and resources with projects, churches and ministries in the region.

Ray Padron noted that Ensminger “has been tireless in his efforts to see SAT-7 grow from humble beginnings to a satellite network being viewed by 5-7 million people in the Middle East. He almost single-handedly built the North American operations from scratch and we look forward to future partnerships with him in his new role with Strategic Resource Group.” SAT-7 is one of the ministries in the Strategic Resource Group portfolio.

Ensminger commented that, “It has been my privilege to be a part of the team that founded what many said wasn’t possible. Yet SAT-7 has pioneered Christian television broadcasting in the greater Middle East. My passion remains focused on this strategic region of the world.”

SAT-7 is a Christian satellite television ministry helping to encourage and strengthen the Middle Eastern Church in order to impact culture by providing indigenous programming that will inspire, inform, and educate the people of the region. The channel airs 24 hours of television programming per day, including children’s programs, documentaries, homilies, music videos, cartoons, films, and situation comedies.

The JESUS Film has been shown multiple times on the SAT-7 channel over the years. “As Sanabel,” produced by SAT-7, is one of the premiere children’s television shows of the Middle East. More than 60 percent of SAT-7’s programs are created by Arab Christians for Arab viewers.

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