Meet some of the Fuel International Staff
Dan Crosby, President & Founder
About thirty years ago Dan took his first short-term mission trip and was HOOKED! It was on this trip that God opened his eyes to a whole other world and broke his heart for those that have yet to hear about Jesus; His mercy, grace and compassion for them. Since then Dan has traveled and ministered in over 25 different nations of the world and sending teams to many of these places. Dan has been a part of sending thousands to the nations in teams like; youth, college, and family, doing water filtration, disaster relief, construction, and drama evangelism. Dan has a passion to see the Priority People Groups (PPG’s) reached and believes that short-term missions has a role to play in that, so much so that, he built a team with Maria that ended up planting a church among a 99.9% muslim community through short-term teams – check out the full story and video here.
Dan has earned his masters in International Organization Leadership.
Dan has a pastors heart and is very apostolic in nature. He and his wife are also church planters and believe in and love the local church and this generation, and know the impact they can have in the nations of the world.
Dan was director of Aquire the Fire in the early years and later was also the Executive Director of Global Expeditions. He was also missions pastor for 9 years in NW Indiana.
Maria Crosby, Vice-President, Secretary, & Founder
This woman loves the nations of the world. Maria went on here first mission trip to Guatemala back in 1987 and has not stopped since, not even to have babies! Her oldest was in her womb as she and Dan ministered throughout China and walked on the Great Wall to later return when the child was only 3 months old. Maria’s youngest was literally potty trained in a van traveling through Tanzania While mobilizing the churches to reach their PPG’s. Maria is not just married to a church planter and missionary, but has been an integral part in mobilizing and training this generation to take them to the nations of the world. Maria believes in this generation and that they can change the world. So much so, that they continue to pour their lives into youth, college and young adults every week through training and discipleship.
Maria graduated with a Bachelors in Spanish Education. Co-director of Aquire the Fire in the early years and was co-missions pastor in NW Indiana.
Brian Chinn, Database Tech
Brian began his missions journey in the 90s going with a youth group on a mission trip to the US. This began his obsession with missions for youth. Since then he worked for a nationwide missions organization organizing and leading trips around the world. He has extensive knowledge in setting up trips to various countries globally and the US. He has developed partnerships with people around the world that enable Fuel to partner in the locations.He has extensive leadership on missions having traveled to places like Russia, South Africa, Peru, Panama, Ecuador, Columbia, England, France, Italy, Mexico just to name a few.
Brian was the Operations Director for Global Expeditions for several years – has his Bachelors degree in Organizational Leadership and prior to working for Global Expeditions was the IT Director for a nationwide group of radio stations owned by Radio Training Network, which includes The Joy FM in Florida and HIS Radio in the Carolina’s.
Mary Ellen Crosby, Treasurer
Mary Ellen Crosby began her journey with missions as she was born in the mission field in Mexico City. Her parents were Wycliffe missionaries. Her parents translated the Bible in the Zapotaco language. Mary Ellen has worked for Oral Roberts University in their accounting department for over 30 years, and she has overseen the accounting for Fuel International since 2005.
Brooke Emary, Administrative Assistant
Brooke interned with WYAM in Kono, Hawaii. The training was geared for missions training with a focus on anti-human trafficking. She was trained to go out in the streets with outreaches starting from Atlanta all along the coast down to Keywest in addition to outreaches in Costa Rica. Brooke has also done missions in South Africa and Puerto. She is an administrative assistant in the Fuel International office.