We joined staff with Athletes in Action in 2002, after Ben’s graduation from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. We were drawn to the ministry through a short-term basketball trip Ben took to Kazakhstan, and so began our AIA journey in the basketball ministry. It wasn’t long before we felt the tug on our hearts to focus on international ministry, and given Ben’s Indian heritage, ministry to South Asia was a natural fit.
In 2006, we moved to Bangalore, India for 14 months to train Campus Crusade staff in sports ministry. Though we have moved back home, we continue to focus on international sports ministry. Recently, we have been asked to give leadership to AIA's Global Leadership Team and our U.S. International staff.
Ben is a graduate of Gordon Conwell Seminary and Hobart College. As the son of immigrants from India, he is proud to be serving the people of South Asia. His love of sports started early when his mom let him play soccer and roller hockey, and he went on to excel at football, basketball and lacrosse. As a college football player, he first began to see sports as a platform for ministry, and though playing football is in his past, watching it is still one of his favorite things to do.
Though Susie once prided herself on her very small amount of basketball talent, she now avoids most sports. Before mothering took over most of her time, she served AIA as the Communications Manager. Now, she is focusing her out-of-home work on becoming a better graphic designer, and helping Ben in his ministry whenever possible.
Our son, Simon was born in 2005, and he is the proud and caring big brother of Talya (born 2008), and Charlie (born 2009), who was officially added to our family in January 2010.