Who We Are

Ellen Livingood, President & Director

Ellen founded Catalyst in 2005 and continues today as its director. With unique expertise built on wide experience in both agency and church, she brings to Catalyst an extensive background in communications, mission agency administration, mobilization, and consultation. For a number of years, she served as both coordinator of TEAM’s church partnerships office and director of global outreach at Grace Point Church in Newtown, PA. Today from a base in suburban Philadelphia, Catalyst serves the missions community across North America and around the globe, calling on the expertise of various other experienced mobilizers as needed.

The Board

Chris Jones

Executive Director, The North American Azerbaijani Network

Mary Lederleitner

Researcher, author, and consultant, Faith and Learning International Adjunct professor, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Shannon Libengood

Executive Director of Spiritual Development, North Way Christian Community, Wexford, PA

Robert Smith

Physician and President, Dayton Chest Medicine

Catalyst Services wants to set off a chain reaction,
powerfully connecting churches and agencies for greater global impact.

What We Do

Catalyst helps mission organizations and local churches to expand and improve their global efforts. Since its launch, Catalyst has served agencies such as Christar, Pioneers, OMF International, SIM-Canada, and many others. Catalyst has also assisted local churches large and small through resourcing, training, and coaching their leaders.

Our free monthly Postings Articles newsletter regularly gets a “thumbs up” from our readers. And Catalyst’s partnership tools guide churches and agencies to stronger collaboration.