Thank you for your interest in learning more about The Navigators®. The Navigators is an international, interdenominational Christian ministry established in 1933. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, The Navigators has spread to more than 100 countries.
The Navigators family includes our staff and those who work alongside our staff, whose hearts beat with the passion of our motto: “To Know Christ and to Make Him Known®.” We are a community of hundreds of thousands of everyday people who influence others for God’s glory in our normal pathways of life.
The mission of The Navigators is to advance the gospel of Jesus and His Kingdom into the nations through life-on-life mentoring—or discipling—relationships with people, and equipping them to do the same for others. It’s what we call “generational multiplication,” as described in 2 Timothy: And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others (2 Timothy 2:2 NIV).
Mutua Mahiaini has been serving with The Navigators for more than 36 years—first, as a staff member, then as national director in Kenya and Côte d’Ivoire before being appointed Africa regional director in 1998. Mutua committed his life to Christ as a child and was discipled by The Navigators. Mutua has a master’s degree in French and taught in Kenya before joining The Navigators staff in 1981. Mutua and his wife, Stephanie, were married in 1982 and have four adult children.
Dr. Doug Nuenke came to know Christ at Texas Christian University through the influence of a group of friends. In his early years with The Navigators he helped to create and direct the EDGE Corps® program. Doug was selected as U.S. president of The Navigators in 2008, and continues to lead with the fervor that only comes from a continually growing and passionate relationship with God. Doug and his wife, Pam, live in Colorado Springs, Colorado and have three adult children.
Chairman, U.S. Board of Directors
DG Elmore became chairman of The Navigators board of directors in August 2011, after serving on the board for 14 years. DG was introduced to The Navigators while at Indiana University, when he and his wife, Gini, became involved in a Navigators Bible study. Today, he continues to live out the values of The Navigators in his many business ventures and among his family and friends. DG and Gini live in Bloomington, Indiana, and are the parents of six teenage and adult children.
Board of Directors
Letter from the President
During a mission trip to the island of Sumatra years ago, I joined a group of Americans, Sumatrans, and visiting Indonesians to climb the long-dormant Mount Merapi. As we descended into the volcanic pit, the mountain stirred from years of silence and began to rain glowing, super-heated rocks and ash. We scrambled to escape, praying for deliverance. Later, we built a makeshift emergency room and worked to treat our injuries. The help of that small, diverse community meant survival.
This year, The U.S. Navigators saw that same kind of unity lead us into a richer community and a fuller witness to a watching world.
We worked in unity as our Collegiate Navs and Nav20s ministries partnered to see graduates transition out of college life and stay connected with other believers and with The Navigators Calling. Our NavWorkplace and Nav Neighbors ministries are combining efforts that increasingly reach men and women where they live, work, and play.
In the last year, The Navigators expanded by 354 staff to reach into more places with the love of Christ and disciple among the lost! We have 2,659 Navigator staff members serving on college campuses, military bases, in workplaces, churches, local communities, and major cities.
I pray you will be encouraged as you read all the amazing things God is doing around the world through The Navigators. Thank you for being part of this ministry. Together, I know we can advance the gospel into all the nations and disciple the next generation of Christ followers.
You are invited to read Doug’s blog at makingwaves.navigators.org.