Our Team

Board and Management

Our Board of Directors meets twice annually and is in regular contact throughout the year to actively govern the organization in matters of strategy and oversight.

Our Management Team is made up of contract and volunteer workers who are responsible for the organization’s day-to-day activities.

Also on the Management Team

Board of Directors

David Alonso

David has university degrees in Communication (1989) and Aesthetic (1992, Art Philosophy) and has a professional certification in Donor Marketing & Behavior (Merkle, ex-Domain Group, 1999). David has been working in the non-profit industry since 1993, acquiring broad expertise in communications and marketing since 1999. He has worked on both agency and client sides, from Domain Group (Paris Agency, Merkle Group, 1999) to UNICEF France (Fundraising manager, 2004) and back to agency (Faircom, 2009). As a fundraiser, he has served a little less than 200 organizations from a wide variety of sectors: religious, humanitarian, social, medical, cultural, and animal. Since 2015, he has been working as the Communication Manager for SEL France (the French partner of Compassion International and TearFund).

David Alonso

David has university degrees in Communication (1989) and Aesthetic (1992, Art Philosophy) and has a professional certification in Donor Marketing & Behavior (Merkle, ex-Domain Group, 1999). David has been working in the non-profit industry since 1993, acquiring broad expertise in communications and marketing since 1999. He has worked on both agency and client sides, from Domain Group (Paris Agency, Merkle Group, 1999) to UNICEF France (Fundraising manager, 2004) and back to agency (Faircom, 2009). As a fundraiser, he has served a little less than 200 organizations from a wide variety of sectors: religious, humanitarian, social, medical, cultural, and animal. Since 2015, he has been working as the Communication Manager for SEL France (the French partner of Compassion International and TearFund).

David Broussard, President*

While pursuing his degree in French at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and during his fifth trip to France in 1994, David gave his life to Christ. Upon his return to the United States in 1995, he began to work with international and national fellowship groups in varying roles of leadership. In July of 2001, he and his wife moved to Washington, DC where David began working full-time in the non-profit sector and founded Impact France. David leads the Impact France team in daily operations and strategic direction. He and his family currently live in the Atlanta metro area.

While pursuing his degree in French at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and during his fifth trip to France in 1994, David gave his life to Christ. Upon his return to the United States in 1995, he began to work with international and national fellowship groups in varying roles of leadership. In July of 2001, he and his wife moved to Washington, DC where David began working full-time in the non-profit sector and founded Impact France. David leads the Impact France team in daily operations and strategic direction. He and his family currently live in the Atlanta metro area.

Cole Costanzo

Cole Costanzo has more than two decades of experience working with leaders in the private, public, and non-profit sectors at the local, national, and international levels. He has worked directly with such organizations as The Coca-Cola Company, the US Government, and NATO. Since 2007, Cole has focused exclusively on global non-profit and Christian ministry leadership working in private philanthropy, as an Executive Director and, most recently at DickersonBakker – a consulting firm focused on advancing non-profits through Executive Search, Strategy, and Fundraising Consulting.

Cole came to faith through sports ministry in high school. He has spent extensive time overseas and has lived in France on several occasions as well as in Brussels, Belgium. He completed his graduate studies in Paris and is honored to serve alongside the rest of the board and leadership at Impact France.  He’s also an avid cyclist and the lucky father of two awesome little girls!

Cole Costanzo has more than two decades of experience working with leaders in the private, public, and non-profit sectors at the local, national, and international levels. He has worked directly with such organizations as The Coca-Cola Company, the US Government, and NATO. Since 2007, Cole has focused exclusively on global non-profit and Christian ministry leadership working in private philanthropy, as an Executive Director and, most recently at DickersonBakker – a consulting firm focused on advancing non-profits through Executive Search, Strategy, and Fundraising Consulting.

Cole came to faith through sports ministry in high school. He has spent extensive time overseas and has lived in France on several occasions as well as in Brussels, Belgium. He completed his graduate studies in Paris and is honored to serve alongside the rest of the board and leadership at Impact France.  He’s also an avid cyclist and the lucky father of two awesome little girls!

Sabrina Brun-Dufoix

It is in Nimes, close to her family and her Huguenot origins, that Sabrina lives with her husband Jean Louis and her son Simon. Trained for 15 years at the school of high level sport in the equestrian world, as a competitor, coach and trainer, as well as ten years in a company in human resources, she now works as a personal and professional coach for associations, small and medium-sized companies, but also large groups. “My life and that of my family is centered on the desire to serve my country and more particularly to support today’s leaders and accompany tomorrow’s leaders in their mission.”
Sabrina Brun-Dufoix
It is in Nimes, close to her family and her Huguenot origins, that Sabrina lives with her husband Jean Louis and her son Simon. Trained for 15 years at the school of high level sport in the equestrian world, as a competitor, coach and trainer, as well as ten years in a company in human resources, she now works as a personal and professional coach for associations, small and medium-sized companies, but also large groups. “My life and that of my family is centered on the desire to serve my country and more particularly to support today’s leaders and accompany tomorrow’s leaders in their mission.”

Clément Diedrichs

Clément is the Director of the National Council of French Evangelicals (CNEF).  He worked first as an agricultural engineer for 18 years, in an advisory society, specializing in business management, human resources, and quality control. By that time, he was a member of a church implantation team in West of France. He was the pastor of this church for 12 years and came to work “full time” for the Lord in 2006.  At first, his main task was working for the French Evangelical Federation and building the CNEF. He became director of CNEF as soon as the CNEF was officially brought into existence in June 2010.  He is married and has four children aged 24 to 14 and lives in Chartres.

Clément is the Director of the National Council of French Evangelicals (CNEF).  He worked first as an agricultural engineer for 18 years, in an advisory society, specializing in business management, human resources, and quality control. By that time, he was a member of a church implantation team in West of France. He was the pastor of this church for 12 years and came to work “full time” for the Lord in 2006.  At first, his main task was working for the French Evangelical Federation and building the CNEF. He became director of CNEF as soon as the CNEF was officially brought into existence in June 2010.  He is married and has four children aged 24 to 14 and lives in Chartres.

Bryan Miesel, Director of Stewardship Engagement*

Bryan has an extensive background in marketing, business development, and strategic planning in both corporate and ministry settings. He has a missionary upbringing with educational and living experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in France for 10 years. As the son of missionary parents, his eyes were opened at an early age to the great power of God’s finances at work through the faithful support of donors which enabled his parents to fulfill the calling which the Lord had placed on their hearts. Bryan leads Impact France’s efforts in deepening and stewarding relationships with those called to pray and financially support Impact France and its partners.

Bryan also serves as a Client Care Account Manager with Money for Ministry where he cultivates and stewards relationships with faith-based nonprofits to maximize legacy gifts and planned giving growth to further Kingdom work. He and his wife, Carrie, reside in the Franklin, Tennessee area and have three adult children and two grandsons. Bryan holds a BA in Economics and French from Wheaton College and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Bryan has an extensive background in marketing, business development, and strategic planning in both corporate and ministry settings. He has a missionary upbringing with educational and living experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in France for 10 years. As the son of missionary parents, his eyes were opened at an early age to the great power of God’s finances at work through the faithful support of donors which enabled his parents to fulfill the calling which the Lord had placed on their hearts. Bryan leads Impact France’s efforts in deepening and stewarding relationships with those called to pray and financially support Impact France and its partners.

Bryan also serves as a Client Care Account Manager with Money for Ministry where he cultivates and stewards relationships with faith-based nonprofits to maximize legacy gifts and planned giving growth to further Kingdom work. He and his wife, Carrie, reside in the Franklin, Tennessee area and have three adult children and two grandsons. Bryan holds a BA in Economics and French from Wheaton College and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Management Team

Greg Apkarian, Partnership Relations Coordinator

Greg and his family came from the US to France in 2016 for a year abroad, but more was waiting for them. Seeing the Lord’s amazing hand in opportunities for ministry, career and education, they have prayerfully been making France their home since then. Greg’s service in his local church, Trinity International Church of Paris, prepared him to eventually join the board of the church & missions union, AECM France (a.k.a. C&MA), where he is currently Treasurer.  Through these roles Greg had gotten to know and love the mission of Impact France, and felt led to use his unique position as an American living in France to start serving with them in 2019. Greg and his wife Liz are blessed to have two daughters who are growing up as a delightfully confused blend of cultures!

Greg Apkarian

Greg and his family came from the US to France in 2016 for a year abroad, but more was waiting for them. Seeing the Lord’s amazing hand in opportunities for ministry, career and education, they have prayerfully been making France their home since then. Greg’s service in his local church, Trinity International Church of Paris, prepared him to eventually join the board of the church & missions union, AECM France (a.k.a. C&MA), where he is currently Treasurer.  Through these roles Greg had gotten to know and love the mission of Impact France, and felt led to use his unique position as an American living in France to start serving with them in 2019. Greg and his wife Liz are blessed to have two daughters who are growing up as a delightfully confused blend of cultures!

Hélène Dupré, Director of Institutional Funding

Hélène has a master’s degree in Cooperation with Latin America (2003) and Sustainable Development (2004) and moved from her native France to Mexico in 2006, where she worked in the social and sustainable development field, urban poverty alleviation, violence prevention, and gender perspectives for Mexican agencies, international organizations, and NGOs. She received Christ in 2008 and has had in her heart ever since to help her people back home come to His feet and reconnect with their Creator. She reached out to Impact France in September 2016 and became progressively involved in the grant area – becoming our Director of Institutional Funding in September 2021. She is the happy mother of two kids growing in the love of Christ: Chloé and Luca.

Hélène has a master’s degree in Cooperation with Latin America (2003) and Sustainable Development (2004) and moved from her native France to Mexico in 2006, where she worked in the social and sustainable development field, urban poverty alleviation, violence prevention, and gender perspectives for Mexican agencies, international organizations, and NGOs. She received Christ in 2008 and has had in her heart ever since to help her people back home come to His feet and reconnect with their Creator. She reached out to Impact France in September 2016 and became progressively involved in the grant area – becoming our Director of Institutional Funding in September 2021. She is the happy mother of two kids growing in the love of Christ: Chloé and Luca.

Alex Ford, Communications Coordinator

Alex considers it a joy and honor to help the gospel go forth to all nations, including France, through the ministry of Impact France. She assists with social media, as well as various tasks related to the Pray for France campaign. Alex’s love for France began at a young age. Her father worked for a French company for several years, which sparked her interest in the country of France, as well as French culture. She and her husband have been connected with missions in France for 10 years. Alex and her family reside in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. She and her husband, Coleman, have two children, Colette and Matthieu.

Alexandria Ford

Alex considers it a joy and honor to help the gospel go forth to all nations, including France, through the ministry of Impact France. She assists with social media, as well as various tasks related to the Pray for France campaign. Alex’s love for France began at a young age. Her father worked for a French company for several years, which sparked her interest in the country of France, as well as French culture. She and her husband have been connected with missions in France for 10 years. Alex and her family reside in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. She and her husband, Coleman, have two children, Colette and Matthieu.

Vincent Guillemoteau, Pray for France Coordinator

Abducted by child soldiers during the civil war in Liberia in 1993, Vincent made a promise to the Lord: “Lord, if I come out of this situation alive, I promise to belong to you.”  He is here and has kept his promise! After having worked for several years in humanitarian aid (Handicap International, Save The Children Fund, Action Contre la Faim, France Volontaires) and in project management within different companies, he joined TopChrétien as a volunteer in 2010 and later in a missionary role of Gospel Presentation Site Manager. He is also the project managers for the Pray for France campaign within Impact France and responsible for the YouTube channel of Joyce Meyer Ministries Francophonie. Vincent is in full-time in the service of Jesus and participates in conferences, meetings, and trips, wherever needed.

Married to Anne, they have four children: Amaury, Arnaud, Océanne and Maëlys. I am passionate about digital and social media with an appetite for reading, walking, cinema, and intercultural exchanges. Vincent’s missionary website is http://vincentguillemoteau.com/ and his testimony can be seen here: https://mystory.me/story/vincent/

Vincent Guillemoteau

Abducted by child soldiers during the civil war in Liberia in 1993, Vincent made a promise to the Lord: “Lord, if I come out of this situation alive, I promise to belong to you.”  He is here and has kept his promise! After having worked for several years in humanitarian aid (Handicap International, Save The Children Fund, Action Contre la Faim, France Volontaires) and in project management within different companies, he joined TopChrétien as a volunteer in 2010 and later in a missionary role of Gospel Presentation Site Manager. He is also the project managers for the Pray for France campaign within Impact France and responsible for the YouTube channel of Joyce Meyer Ministries Francophonie. Vincent is in full-time in the service of Jesus and participates in conferences, meetings, and trips, wherever needed.

Married to Anne, they have four children: Amaury, Arnaud, Océanne and Maëlys. I am passionate about digital and social media with an appetite for reading, walking, cinema, and intercultural exchanges. Vincent’s missionary website is http://vincentguillemoteau.com/ and his testimony can be seen here: https://mystory.me/story/vincent/

Jessica Shady, Administrative Assistant

Jessica, along with her husband and three daughters, has lived in France since 2016. From their home north of Paris, they host a new church plant and seek to see movements of disciple making in the French-speaking world. She earned her business degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana in 2007, where she became a believer through a local campus ministry. Prior to moving to France, Jessica held finance and administrative positions supporting diverse global teams. Jessica uses art and fitness as ways to dive deeper into relationships and build connections. She is also passionate about family ministry and cultivating practical and engaging resources for children, youth and adults to grow in their faith individually and as cohesive and strong family units.

Jessica, along with her husband and three daughters, has lived in France since 2016. From their home north of Paris, they host a new church plant and seek to see movements of disciple making in the French-speaking world. She earned her business degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana in 2007, where she became a believer through a local campus ministry. Prior to moving to France, Jessica held finance and administrative positions supporting diverse global teams. Jessica uses art and fitness as ways to dive deeper into relationships and build connections. She is also passionate about family ministry and cultivating practical and engaging resources for children, youth and adults to grow in their faith individually and as cohesive and strong family units.

Erin Venable, Communications Manager

Erin Venable has over 15 years of experience in marketing and communications, encompassing everything from writing ad copy, organizing branding campaigns, and other digital and traditional marketing efforts, to public relations, event planning, and volunteer management. She has extensive experience in both the public and private sector, running marketing campaigns and strategizing ways to get the right message to the right audience.

Erin and her family lived in France for 5 years, where their time was centered around facilities maintenance for a long-running language school, providing music for local church services, and playing as a family band at regional events and festivals.

For fun, she loves road trips, world travel, being in nature, reading, and going on adventures with her husband and children. Erin and her husband also enjoy hosting friends for cozy dinners complete with baguettes and French wine.  When not at work or home, you can usually find her at the local coffee shop drinking a latte and polishing off an iced sugar cookie.

Erin Venable, Communications Manager

Erin Venable has over 15 years of experience in marketing and communications, encompassing everything from writing ad copy, organizing branding campaigns, and other digital and traditional marketing efforts, to public relations, event planning, and volunteer management. She has extensive experience in both the public and private sector, running marketing campaigns and strategizing ways to get the right message to the right audience.

Erin and her family lived in France for 5 years, where their time was centered around facilities maintenance for a long-running language school, providing music for local church services, and playing as a family band at regional events and festivals.

For fun, she loves road trips, world travel, being in nature, reading, and going on adventures with her husband and children. Erin and her husband also enjoy hosting friends for cozy dinners complete with baguettes and French wine.  When not at work or home, you can usually find her at the local coffee shop drinking a latte and polishing off an iced sugar cookie.

Vanessa Vannoy, Development Coordinator

Vanessa began working with Impact France in the summer of 2015 in an administrative role and is now the Development Coordinator. She has a deep love for the French people and France, where she served as a missionary in Paris for close to 7 years. She returned to the US in the summer of 2014 to pursue further education. In May 2019 Vanessa earned her Master of Divinity from Columbia Biblical Seminary. In addition to her role with Impact France she is the Children’s Pastor at Vineyard Community Church in Augusta, GA. Her passion is seeing people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Vanessa Vannoy

Vanessa began working with Impact France in the summer of 2015 in an administrative role and is now the Development Coordinator. She has a deep love for the French people and France, where she served as a missionary in Paris for close to 7 years. She returned to the US in the summer of 2014 to pursue further education. In May 2019 Vanessa earned her Master of Divinity from Columbia Biblical Seminary. In addition to her role with Impact France she is the Children’s Pastor at Vineyard Community Church in Augusta, GA. Her passion is seeing people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.