Global Scripture Impact® (GSI) was created out of a vision for transparency, integrity, accountability and stewardship. Its tools can uncover the best Scripture-based ministry opportunities around the world. Its tools can also strengthen an under-performing Scripture-based ministry.

GSI is the research arm of American Bible Society (ABS), headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. GSI was started in 2006 to provide ABS with the project impact evaluation and analysis required to inform its ministry investment decisions. GSI helps ABS fund more effective ministry programs, as well as verify and measure the program’s impact. GSI accomplishes this by researching projects around the world and comparing them to established Best Practices in the particular field.

Mark Forshaw
Director

Mark came to GSI after working for the World Health Organization, Geneva Global, Tearfund UK and African Inland Mission. With this vast experience, Mark has published on the subject of community and Christian responses to HIV/AIDS and spoken on these issues at the White House and Congressional staff briefings. He has a master’s degree in international development and management from the University of Greenwich London and a bachelor’s degree, Joint Honors Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Salford, Manchester, UK. He continues his role as a co-convener of the Spritual Metrics Conference with Eastern University Graduate School of Leadership and Development. He is a member of the Royal Africa Society.

Ellen Strohm
Operations Manager

Ellen is responsible for client development and operations, empirical research and financial operations for GSI. She came to GSI after serving as Africa area operations manager for Geneva Global. She studied at The Kings College in New York City, as well as the Danbury Hospital School of Surgical Technology, Danbury, Conn. She continues to serve as Conference Director for Spiritual Metrics conference, co-sponsored with Eastern University Graduate School of Leadership and Development. She has 30 years of experience working in children’s ministry and Christian education.

Jane Wathome
Project Development Manager

Jane has more than 30 years of executive and operational experience in designing and managing non-profit programs. Prior to joining Global Scripture Impact seven years ago, she led integrated programs funded by multiple donors, such as USAID, the World Bank, United Nations, European Union, DFID, CIDA, the Nordic countries, international NGOs, foundations, and individual philanthropists. A native of Kenya, she received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in literature from the University of Nairobi. She also has an advanced certificate in non-profit management from La Salle University, Philadelphia.

Barb Delp
Research Communications Manager

Barb came to GSI with more than 20 years of daily newspaper experience, primarily with newspapers owned by Gannett Co. and the New York Times. She has been involved in philanthropic publishing for seven years, working first for Geneva Global and joining ABS in her current capacity in 2007. She has a bachelor of arts degree in communication from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Fla.

Frederick Barasa
Senior Research Analyst

Frederick came to GSI with experience in the field, as well as a research background. He served as a program manager for Geneva Global and, before that, for Handicap Initiative Supporting and Networking in Kenya and Somalia. Prior to that, he worked as a social worker with orphans in Kenya. He received his master’s degree in social work and a bachelor’s degree in sociology, economics and political science from Dr. Babaseheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Maharashtra, India. In his current position, he researches projects in India and East, Central Africa, Southern and West Africa. He speaks English, Swahili, Luhya and Hindi.

Lindsay Reilly
Research Analyst

Lindsay joined GSI after serving as the monitoring and evaluation manager for the New Partners Initiative (under PEPFAR/USAID) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with Geneva Global. She also served as the manager for The Collaborator for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research at Messiah College. Her focus at GSI is on the Middle East, West Africa, China, domestic projects and capacity building. Lindsay has a bachelor of arts degree from Messiah College, Grantham, Pa., and is completing work on a master’s degree in intercultural relations, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, Pa.