Reaching Souls International

Staff

Dustin K. Manis

President & CEO

Education & Experience:
  • B.A. in Organizational Communication from the University of Oklahoma
  • M.A. in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • Has been a team member of Reaching Souls since 1997
  • Has been the CEO of Reaching Souls since 2009
  • Was named President & CEO in February 2014

dustin [at] reachingsouls [dot] tv

Brent A. Parsons

Chief Operating Officer

Education & Experience:
  • B.A. from Oklahoma Baptist University
  • M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Former lead pastor of First Baptist Church Newcastle
  • Has been a team member of Reaching Souls since 2008

brent [at] reachingsouls [dot] tv

Robin L. Palesano

Chief Financial Officer

Education & Experience:
  • B.S. in Accounting and Business Administration from Southwestern Oklahoma State University
  • Former minister of administration at Southern Hills Baptist Church, Oklahoma City
  • Former minister of education and administration at First Baptist Clinton, OK
  • Has been a team member of Reaching Souls since 2008 and was named CFO in 2009

robin [at] reachingsouls [dot] tv

Jim Falkenberg

Special Assistant to the President

Education & Experience:
  • Has been a team member of Reaching Souls since 2005
  • Formerly served as president of Bible Literature International
  • Has invested over 35 years in international missions

jimf [at] reachingsouls [dot] tv

Marcus Wilson

Associate Director of Development

Education & Experience:
  • Has been a team member of Reaching Souls since 2016
  • Bachelor of Science in Education from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2011
  • Former teacher and coach in Perryton, TX
  • Former Assistant Camp Director at Panfork Baptist Camp

marcus [at] reachingsouls [dot] tv

Wayne Fagala

Special Projects Manager

Education & Experience:
  • B.S. in Agronomy and Natural Science from Panhandle State University
  • Has been a team member of Reaching Souls since 2007
  • Formerly served as a fuel inspector for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission as well as a pastor at Western Hills Church

wayne [at] reachingsouls [dot] tv

John McCloy

Missions Associate

Education & Experience:
  • Currently serves as Associate Pastor at Franklin Baptist Church
  • Has been a team member of Reaching Souls since 2010
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, expected graduation date May 2018

john [at] reachingsouls [dot] tv

Mike Talkington

Missions Associate

Education & Experience:
  • B.S. in Agriculture Economics from Oklahoma State University
  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University
  • Has been a team member of Reaching Souls since 2011
  • Practiced veterinary medicine in private practice and as an employee of the State of Oklahoma before joining Reaching Souls

mike [at] reachingsouls [dot] tv

Marie Wear

Event Planner

Education & Experience:
  • Has been a team member of Reaching Souls since 2013
  • Formerly worked in the hotel industry as a Sales Manager and Event Planner

marie [at] reachingsouls [dot] tv

Beverly Smith

Assistant to the President & CEO

Education & Experience:
  • Beverly joined our staff in 1996
  • She is our longest serving team member aside from Ben Manis
  • Has received extensive training in data base management and our proprietary management softwares

bev [at] reachingsouls [dot] tv

Dana Morris

Assistant to the CFO

Education & Experience:
  • Has been a team member of Reaching Souls since 2013
  • Formerly served as District Treasurer for Anadarko Public Schools for 25 years

dana [at] reachingsouls [dot] tv

Victoria Mitchell

Development Assistant

Education & Experience:
  • Associate Degree in Business from Oklahoma City Community College
  • B.S. in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma
  • Has been a team member of Reaching Souls since 2013

tori [at] reachingsouls [dot] tv

Nicole Womack

Missions Assistant

Education & Experience:
  • Has been a team member of Reaching Souls since 2016
  • Former Administrative Services Manager at BluSource
  • Former Barista and Administrative Assistant at Grounds for Compassion
  • A.A. in Diversified Studies from Oklahoma City Community College

nicole [at] reachingsouls [dot] tv