On May 11, 2020, Reach Beyond welcomed Daniel Enns as its ninth president in 88 years of international ministry. Daniel steps into this position during a time of change and uncertainty for the world, but with a rock-solid confidence that God hasn’t changed His directive of reaching the unreached for His Kingdom.
“We are privileged to announce Daniel Enns as our next president,” says Jack Harrison, Reach Beyond’s Trustee Board Chairman. “This is a complex time in the Mission’s history, and Daniel is uniquely gifted to lead us into this new chapter. His experience and aptitude in missional, financial, legal, and logistical considerations is remarkable, while being impassioned to the cause of Christ and the work of our missionaries and partners around the globe.”
It is no secret that international missions work has become more complicated through the years. In 1931, when Clarence Jones set off for Ecuador to begin the radio ministry that would become Reach Beyond, he couldn’t have fathomed how complicated country jurisdiction, licensing, visas, security and taxes would become. But it is this level of complication through which Daniel is well-suited to lead.
Over the years, Daniel has seen God bring him and his family full circle. Daniel and his wife, Evangeline, both TCK’s (third culture kids), began their ministry career with Reach Beyond (then HCJB) more than 30 years ago, serving in Ecuador from 1987-1995 as an engineer and nurse. Coming off the mission field, Daniel gained additional experience in the for-profit world, including starting his own business and ultimately serving as the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Comtech EF Data in Phoenix, AZ.
In 2015, Daniel retired from business and returned to missions, first serving as an IMB missionary reaching out to urban professionals in Madrid, Spain, and then returning to Reach Beyond. A member of Reach Beyond’s Board of Trustees since 2014, Daniel officially joined the Reach Beyond staff in 2018. He has served as an assistant to the president, mobilizing bi-vocational missionaries among Latin America churches to reach unreached people groups, and later as CFO and Vice President of Finance and Business, and now as President.
Daniel takes over as President for Steve Harling, who served faithfully as President for the past four years. “Since 2016, Steve worked tirelessly to bring new energy to Reach Beyond. Under his leadership, he focused each of us on disciple-making, engaged with churches, built a pipeline of new missionaries and candidates to minister to unreached people groups, and reaffirmed our commitment to our valued partners and projects,” says Jack Harrison. “Steve’s unrelenting passion has always been to see unreached people come to Christ, and he has left an indelible mark, challenging us in the pursuit of new opportunities to do Great Commission work.”
Reach Beyond is a sending organization that wants unreached people everywhere to hear about Jesus, see Him in action and learn how to follow Him. We create opportunities for Jesus-followers to engage their skills, resources and prayers in reaching the unreached. We have been doing this for nearly 90 years, since launching HCJB Radio in Quito, Ecuador in 1931. We
leverage nearly nine decades of strategic partnership and strengths in media, medicine and community development, to now proclaim and demonstrate the Gospel where Jesus is least known.
For more information, visit our website at www.reachbeyond.org