Papa’s got a brand new gig

Big day here in the Foley household. Below you’ll find the press release that will come screaming across the wires today. I imagine I’ll be on Larry King by nightfall.

This blog won’t change, but my W2 form now has.

It’s surprising how little changes with this move, really. It gives me more time for consulting and writing (thank God–my book on Transformational Giving and churches is due out early next year, which means I really really REALLY need to start writing…any day now…). And I need to spend the summer thinking through the next step off the TG cliff in training for nonprofits and churches. All of this will be a hoot, and I hope we’ll get to do it together, you and me.

In the mean time, as I say hello to my cool new role at Seoul USA/.W, let me say the warmest of goodbyes to my colleagues at Mission Increase. It was genuinely, sincerely, unabashedly great fun. I am grateful for your blessing this new endeavor and will look forward to continuing to navigate and map the great ocean of Transformational Giving with you even as we sail for distinct new adventures. There be dragons there, but what fun would it be were there not?

Seoul USA/.W Announces Foley as New CEO

Co-founder Eric Foley joins staff as “international ambassador of Transformational Giving”

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (June 7, 2010)—Seoul USA/.W, the international consulting firm for nonprofits and churches, announced today that co-founder Rev. Eric P. Foley has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Foley joins Seoul USA/.W co-founder and President Hyun Sook Foley and Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel Matt Dubois on the organization’s three-person Executive Committee.

The appointment coincides with his resignation as Vice President of Training at Portland, OR-based Mission Increase Foundation.

“As CEO of Seoul USA/.W, I have been afforded the ideal platform to expand my writing, teaching, and consulting work to encompass churches and the international NGO community, even as I continue to broaden and deepen Transformational Giving practice and theory with nonprofits in North America,” Foley announced. “It means a great deal to me that I have the support and encouragement of Mission Increase Foundation to pursue this new role as international ambassador and advocate for the Transformational Giving principles and practices we developed together during the time I served as MIF’s Vice President of Training.”

“We appreciate Eric’s contributions to Mission Increase Foundation in his role as Vice President of Training over the last 4 years and the many nonprofits that he has impacted through his training,” said Dave Farquhar, Mission Increase Foundation President. “Mission Increase Foundation looks forward to continuing to develop Transformational Giving curriculum and encouraging nonprofits and helping them grow through our granting and training programs. We congratulate Eric in his new role with Seoul USA/.W and we also look forward to working together with Eric and Seoul USA/.W in developing and spreading Transformational Giving to new constituencies across the world.”

Seoul USA/.W

With offices in Colorado Springs and Seoul, Korea, Seoul USA/.W provides consulting to equip nonprofit organizations and churches to coach their constituencies to full maturity in Christ in the causes they represent. Foley’s blog is available at

Mission Increase Foundation

Headquartered in Portland, OR with offices in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Colorado, and North Carolina, Mission Increase Foundation ( is a charitable foundation that transforms lives for Christ by providing grants and free training to Christian nonprofit organizations.

About Pastor Foley

The Reverend Dr. Eric Foley is CEO and Co-Founder, with his wife Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, of Voice of the Martyrs Korea, supporting the work of persecuted Christians in North Korea and around the world and spreading their discipleship practices worldwide. He is the former International Ambassador for the International Christian Association, the global fellowship of Voice of the Martyrs sister ministries. Pastor Foley is a much sought after speaker, analyst, and project consultant on the North Korean underground church, North Korean defectors, and underground church discipleship. He and Dr. Foley oversee a far-flung staff across Asia that is working to help North Koreans and Christians everywhere grow to fullness in Christ. He earned the Doctor of Management at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio.
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6 Responses to Papa’s got a brand new gig

  1. Suzanne says:

    In the fine words of Thucydides, “The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.” Congratulations on your new venture!

  2. EFoley says:

    Great quote, Suzanne! There’s nothing like a little Thucydides in the morning.

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  4. Don Riker says:


    May the Lord richly bless you as you begin this new season in your journey. Thanks for all you have done in your work with MI to stimulate important conversations and paradigm shifts.


  5. Sabrina says:

    Hi Eric,
    I was just on the MIF web site and was wondering where you had gone… must have missed Larry King that night. Congratulations on your new role! My best to you and your family.

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