Featured Speakers

Teresa M. Moon
Founding President/CEO

Dr. Teresa Moon, President and CEO of the Institute for Cultural Communicators, has supported, equipped, and encouraged home educators for nearly three decades. In the early 90’s, she established a private school for Christian homeschooling families in CA which continues today. In 1998, she founded Communicators for Christ Conferences to train Christian homeschooled students to exercise and refine communication skills for the glory of the One who designed us to communicate. Now she is an internationally-recognized seminar speaker, education consultant, author, and leadership coach.

While educating her own sons and equipping other homeschool parents in the U.S., Dr. Moon designed curriculum and training programs to deliver ongoing resources and coaching to families in their own communities. Through ICC, this curriculum has now been distributed to 20+ countries and supports chapters and/or delegates in 7+ countries.Each year, Dr. Moon travels globally, leading educational conferences to train students, teachers, and parents to become “cultural communicators” who can impact culture through relevant communication and authentic leadership. Teresa’s students have been invited to speak on tens of thousands of platforms to influence audiences for Christ - including the White House, Congress, the G8 Summit, the United Nations and churches, schools and heads of state in more than twenty nations.

Cassandra Shepherd
Director, International Relations

Cassandra spent her growing up years on sheep and cattle farms in New Zealand before completing a degree in Management Studies with a focus on Organisational Development and Change. Her experiences in the army, the agriculture industry, farm education, business lending as a relationship manager, living abroad, and in educating her own children make her uniquely qualified as a mentor and leader. In 2014 Cassandra and her girls attended an ICC event in Singapore. She found a community where she could contribute her diverse talents and her passion for people and strategic planning. She now serves as the Director of International Relations, based in Singapore. She enjoys networking with people from different cultures and helping people to catch a vision for the possibilities God has in store for them and their families.

Mary Gunther
Chief Influence Officer

Mary Gunther understands what it means to operate in a rapidly changing environment. And she likes it that way! A graduate in the 2nd class of women from the United States Naval Academy in 1981 and mother of nine, she has been involved in leadership education for the past 25+ years. After attending her first ICC conference in 2005, she brought ICC conferences to Maryland and started the first ICC Chapter. Mary’s interests are varied and diverse: from graphic design, organizational health, strategic action, latest tech trends, and visual storytelling. Along with her experience and training in leadership development, Mary holds a certificate in Art Integration across Curriculum from the Kennedy Center in Washington DC as well as a certificate in Christian Nonprofit Leadership from Christian Leadership Alliance. She assumed her current role Chief Influence Officer in May 2017. Mary lives in Annapolis MD with her husband and a rapidly changing at any time number of children.

Lisa McLean
Director of People Care

With a degree in education and twenty years’ experience in home education, Lisa McLean has found a place in ICC to do what she loves to do: to work out problems — in relationship. As Director of People Care, she equips people to parent, to mentor, to love well. Her husband and she have six children, two who interned with ICC and one who serves as an ICC Area Leader. They now have two grandchildren in ICC chapters! Five of their children are adopted, three of them are Asian by birth; she loves the idea of mixing up the races! Having traveled to East Asia three times with ICC, working with our global community challenges her to develop new skills and ways of thinking, to learn from other cultures, and to appreciate the immensity and diversity of the Church. Her passion: to disciple Christ-followers in wisdom, respect, and holiness.

Dr. John McLean
Board Member and Businessman

Dr. John McLean sees a better future — he’s a visionary and an entrepreneur. His latest project is the building of a string of micro-hospitals in the U.S. All of his six children received years of ICC training, and he’s convinced that his two grandchildren, who participate in an ICC chapter currently, will be prepared for their futures because of it. East Asia is special to him; three of his adopted children are of Asian descent, and he has done years of work with a Philippine orphanage. This is his third trip to East Asia with an ICC team! He believes in the benefit of the ICC training and has frequently backed that up with donations to make it possible for students to experience the transformation of the ICC community.