Meet ICC's Global Leaders

Executive Team

Mary Gunther

Mary Gunther

Chief Influence Officer
Mary Gunther understands what it means to operate in a rapidly changing environment. A graduate in the second class of women from the United States Naval Academy in 1981 and mother of nine, she has been involved in leadership education for over 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, including 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 and a certificate in Christian Nonprofit Leadership from Christian Leadership Alliance. Mary serves as ICC’s Chief Influence Officer and lives in Annapolis, MD with her husband.
Nicole Ricks

Nicole Ricks

Director Student Leadership | Student Leadership Development Team
Nicole Ricks loves young people and her life reflects that call. For over 9 years, she has served and mentored both students and adults. As Director of Student Leadership, Nicole is an innovator who is intentionally challenging and supporting Area and Global Student Leadership Teams as well as the adult liaisons around the globe. She has launched new online curriculum and created tools to support the growth and development of her teams. Currently finishing her degree in Nursing and mentoring her five children, she is a natural nurturer, a lover of fun and friendship, and a pursuer of excellence.
Dede Ruff

Dede Ruff

Director ICCFS
Dede Ruff enjoys the challenge of intentionally innovating. This year, as Director of ICC’s Forensics Society, she’s helped to innovate a new online tournament experience that has brought together intergenerational teams from four countries and expanded opportunities for real-world training. Entering her eighth year in ICC, she loves learning – and trying- new things, especially if they’re challenging. Dede earned her BA in Economics from Washington and Lee University as part of the second co-ed class at the all-male school. She has served as an ICC Chapter Sponsor and Area Coordinator, and she is part of ICC’s new online chapters where she helps develop community in new ways. She and her husband operate a sixth-generation family business and live in a house built by his family in 1904 – which requires lots of innovating to work with life in 2021.
Eunice Au

Eunice Au

Director Academy | Global Leader Development Team​
Eunice is an avid reader and loves learning. Since 2012, she has been motivated to create interactive, online learning experiences both in the US and internationally. She has served in the Institute as the Director of the ICC Academy since its inception. Most recently, with her husband Au, she relocated to Singapore to serve with OMF, a global fellowship of Christians with a heart for East Asia. She is now enjoying gardening year-round, buying fresh produce in open-air wet markets, and connecting with her three daughters in the US via WhatsApp. She loves to empower others to serve with excellence and integrity, to follow Christ with confidence, and to labor with faithfulness for the advance of God’s heavenly kingdom.
An Normand

An Normand

Director, Global Engagement | Global Leader Development Team
A physical therapist by training, An worked with typically- and atypically-developing children for twenty years before making a career shift. She became involved with ICC ten years ago, where she has since been fulfilling one of her great passions: equipping and mentoring adults. An is of Belgian descent and a strong advocate for intergenerational and intercultural communication. She loves learning by immersion and her vision is to be a reflective listener who creatively helps other people reframe their thinking.

Global Resource Team

Lisa McLean

Lisa McLean

Global Resource Team | People Care Team
With a degree in education and over 20 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, mentor, and 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, and Lisa has been able to travel 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.
Anna Carrion

Anna Carrion

Global Resource Team | People Care Team
Anna and her family first became involved with ICC in New Jersey ten years ago. After moving to Ohio, she started the first chapter in Columbus with her two sons. She served as an Area Coordinator before joining the Global Resource Team. Anna earned a BS in Industrial Management Engineering at De La Salle University. Growing up in the Philippines, a culture with a strong focus on family, Anna taught computer software to business and bank professionals. She and her husband of 26 years, Anton, moved to the United States in1994 where she discovered a love of ballroom dancing. Anna has two grown sons who have served with ICC as touring Student Ambassadors.
Jane Lukachick

Jane Lukachick

Global Resource Team | Student Leadership Development Team

When Jane attended her first Communicators for Christ conference in 2007, she fell in love with ICC and helped start a chapter with a friend in Prairieville, Louisiana. Two years later, she became a Chapter Sponsor, then an Area Leader, and then an Area Coordinator for the South Central Area. Now she’s stepped into a new role: Coordinator for the Area Student Leader Teams. She and her husband, Mark, have ten children and eight grandchildren, and one of her favorite “hobbies” is traveling with Mark around the country visiting all of them.

Deborah Mackall

Deborah Mackall

Global Resource Team

Deborah Mackall and her husband have 7 children, spanning 21 years from oldest to youngest. She loves communicating and connecting with others and for many years secretly longed to be a story teller. Recently she completed a Writing for Children course and has finally admitted that her ultimate goal is to write non-fiction novels. You will probably never find her far from a stash of chocolate or the next party idea. Deborah attended her first Communicator’s for Christ conference in 2006, where Dr. Moon’s words resonated in her heart. Having been searching for good mentors for her boys, she really wanted this community for her entire family. In 2009, she joined chapter with the agreement she would sponsor a new chapter the following year. And in 2015, she stepped into the Area Coordinator role for 4 years. She is currently an Area Leader on the Global Resource team, supporting the Mid-Atlantic Area while working to invent her new role in resources.

Global Leader Development

Julie Rambo

Julie Rambo

Global Leader Development Team | U.S. Eastern Area Coordinator
Julie Rambo is an artist, gardener, lover of Jesus, and a homeschool graduate. Julie believes teens should be challenged to step out of their comfort zone. At 17, she became the director of a children’s ministry running 12-week Bible camps with teams from across the Eastern United States. She attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY to study Communication Design with an emphasis in Illustration. Her dream is to create art that shares a story. Julie lives in South Carolina with her husband and their four children. As a Chapter Sponsor and Student Leader Liaison for ICC, Julie wants to influence today’s culture by discipling the next Christian generation. Julie has been a successful leader – fundraising for her chapter, helping grow leaders and resources, and building influence in her community.
Amy Yen

Amy Yen

Global Leader Development Team | Global Online & East Asia Area Coordinator

Amy is one of the pioneers that started the first ICC international chapter in Singapore in 2010 and helped organize the first Communicators for Christ conference in East Asia in 2014. She was an ICC Chapter Sponsor before starting the first United Kingdom chapter in Leeds. Seeing the need for ICC in Europe, she organized and hosted the first European Communicators for Christ conference in Nov 2019. Before homeschooling her children full time, Amy was a lecturer in the local polytechnic, training students in intercultural communication and life skills subjects. Her passion for intercultural studies has led her to Indonesia, Australia, and Vietnam as well as finding a home in both Singapore and the UK. Amy is active in her local church ministries like the English class for migrant ladies and café ministry for the homeless and needy.