Wade previously served as CIY’s senior director of global research and development. Wade is a long-time friend and supporter of Christ In Youth, having worked as an employee for the organization during two separate periods as well as serving on the board of trustees for many years. In his role as vice president of research and development, Wade works to develop CIY’s partnership with networks, churches and youth ministry groups internationally to expand CIY’s mission to call students to be Kingdom workers throughout all the world. Wade also works with all teams to help move new initiatives forward, and works closely with the executive team to advance CIY’s myriad of ministry tactics. Wade has a bachelor’s degree in Biblical literature from Ozark Christian College, a master’s degree in Intercultural Studies from Biola University and is currently a PhD student at Biola. He and his wife Beth have been married for 25 years, and they have eight children.