Meet the Founders
About the Mileys
George was one of the leaders who laid the foundations of the work of Operation Mobilization (OM) in India in the 1960s. He was subsequently the pioneer leader of the OM ships LOGOS and DOULOS. In 1987 he founded Antioch Network, a still-expanding relational fellowship of Christian leaders, the ministries they lead, and the networks to which they relate. Through initiatives of prayer, church planting, leadership development, reconciliation and discipleship, Antioch Network is “Preparing the Way for the Lord”.
Hanna was born in 1932 into a Jewish family who lived in Gemünd in the Eifel region of Germany. As Nazi intimidation and violence against Jews escalated, her parents Markus and Amalie Zack sought ways for them and their only daughter to escape. On July 24, 1939, they placed 7-year-old Hanna on a Kinder Transport to England and safety. Unable to leave, Markus and Amalie were ultimately deported to the ghetto in Lodz, Poland, and gassed to death in Chelmno on May 3, 1942.
Hanna’s search for a personal relationship with Israel’s God culminated when she placed her faith in Yeshua (Jesus) as her Jewish Messiah when she was a young adult. She and George (from the United States) met in Belgium and were married in India. The Mileys have spent more than 45 years ministering worldwide to people about the love God has for them and his power to transform the inner life into the likeness of his Son. Their work has taken them to some 100 countries.
The Mileys are active in the ministry of reconciliation. They often travel to Hanna’s home region of Germany, teaching and living out Christ’s power to shape forgiveness and healing in the inner life. They have a deep love for German people and many of their dearest friends are Germans. But their ministry extends beyond this to wherever divisions among individuals and groups are entrenched. Their special passion is to cultivate unity among the Christian traditions through confession (acknowledging openly how we have wronged each other), repentance and asking for and extending forgiveness. Now in their senior years, George and Hanna are committing their life-teaching to writing, and imparting it to the generations who follow them.
Ludwig and Cecily Benecke
Ludwig and Cecily Benecke live in a small town in the north of Bavaria, Germany. As a mixed- denominational couple (Lutheran and Catholic), they have served for several years in initiatives that seek to increase unity within the universal Church. Through one of these initiatives – Wittenberg 2017 – they first got in touch with Antioch Network in 2014.
Thomas and Amy Cogdell
Thomas and Amy Cogdell, have served on the Antioch Council since 2011. After leading the Austin (TX) House of Prayer for over a decade, they moved to the small town of Elgin, TX to found Christ the Reconciler, a ministry center devoted to hospitality, spiritual formation, and prayer for Christian unity. The Cogdells have a strong personal interest in Christian reconciliation because Thomas is Protestant and Amy is Catholic. Their hopes and prayers for unity led to the initial vision of the Wittenberg 2017 gatherings.
J.K. has been involved from the early days of Antioch with local churches, leadership development, and cross-cultural work. He has a passion for the nations, and for developing younger leaders.
Hans-Peter and Verena Lang
Hans-Peter and Verena Lang, live in a small town in the North-Eastern part of Austria. They were introduced to AN at a meeting in Antakya, Turkey in 2010. They both served for many years as regional and national leaders in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Austria. In the last twenty years, their main focus has been on reconciliation between churches and on the unity of the Body of Christ, especially in the initiative “Wittenberg 2017”. Their passion is to serve as bridge-builders in the Body of Christ.
Daniel Malakowsky joined AN to assist in the development and oversight of Apprenticeship to Jesus. Apart from his work with AN, Daniel has served in local churches, primarily in the areas of mission and outreach, and has a heart for spiritual formation and reconciliation. In 2020 Daniel began serving as the U.S Director of Antioch Network. He resides in Arizona with his wife, Evelynn, and their three children.
George and Hanna Miley
George and Hanna Miley, George was one of the foundation laying leaders for the work of Operation Mobilization (OM) in India in the 1960s. He was subsequently the pioneer leader of the OM ships Logos and Doulos from 1971 to 1985. In 1987 he founded Antioch Network. The Mileys have been active in the ministry of reconciliation. Now in their later years, George and Hanna are focused on committing their life-teaching to writing, and imparting it to the generations who follow them.
Randy Shreckengast joined Antioch Network in 2001 after 15 years of serving in local church leadership. His passion is missions, and his gifting is in administration. In 2005, Randy assumed the role of V.P. of Operations, overseeing all the day-to-day functions of Antioch Network including finances and personnel. Randy and his wife, Diane, live in Pennsylvania.
David and Greetje Sanders
David and Greetje Sanders have been serving the Lord for almost 40 years in the city of Berlin, Germany. Initially, their focus was on ministry to Turks but now God has opened the door to many other nations. They are learning to become a father and mother for the harvest and finding others in the city with the same call. This includes a strong involvement with Teen Challenge and their commitment to the least in society.
Ryan Thurman lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, Noleen and their four children, they have been serving with Antioch Network (AN) since 2005. In their early days with AN they worked very closely with the council and Daniel and Evelynn Malakowsky, in the founding and development of Apprenticeship to Jesus. This rich and maturing experience helped prepare Ryan for his current role serving AN, as the International Director.
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