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The Cutting Edge Ministries
Getting to Know the Staff, Board of Trustees, and Advisory Panel


jeani1.jpg (16795 bytes)Jeani McKeever

     Jeani McKeever is President and Co-Founder of The Cutting Edge Ministries and edited The Cutting Edge newsletter (formerly End-Times News Digest) from 1980-2006. She is author of The Mighty Mouth and an award-winning book, Fit As A Fiddle. In addition, she compiled the superb Scriptural devotional series, Wisdom for Living 1, 2, & 3. After twenty-two years of editing a popular column on health and nutrition entitled "Temple Tips," she expanded this into a second newsletter, entitled The Health Digest, published from 2002-2006.
    In addition, Jeani has shared wisdom God has given her through radio and television talk shows, speaking engagements, and audio and video teaching tapes. For many years she has studied and taught on what we can do to be better stewards of our physical health, as well as focusing on the prime necessity of growing to spiritual maturity in Christ, being grounded in the Scriptures and in an intimate personal relationship with Christ Jesus. She is an experienced editor of over thirty books. She also loves to minister in song, and has a consuming passion for worshipping the Lord and helping others to love Him first and foremost.

shone1.jpg (13377 bytes)Jim Andrews

     Jim Andrews is computer consultant to the Ministry and is currently also helping with data entry for your orders and updating our data system. He was on staff for over ten years, responsible for the development of most of the computer systems used today to maintain our contributor information and subscription fulfillment needs. His company, Tak-a-BYTE Computer Consultants, provides a variety of computer-related.services for its clientele.


Cathy Gallatin

      Cathy Gallatin is a talented artist in her own right, with a passion for Jesus and people.  She is serving as Ministry Assistant to Jeani McKeever.  She answers the phone and returns your calls, processes website orders, does typing for the ministry and supply maintenance, as well as other assorted duties.  She cheerfully ships out your orders and maintains inventory in our shipping room. In addition, she helps assemble our monthly special personalized mailing to our valued Cutting Edge Partners.  It is likely that you will speak with Cathy, if you call to place an order or for prayer.

shone1.jpg (13377 bytes)Shone Ellis

     Shone Ellis is a long-term past assistant to Jeani McKeever. As such, Shone continues to serve in consulting matters to do with typesetting and related programs. She remains an invaluable asset.


The Cutting Edge Ministries
Board of Trustees

Terry Calkin
Senior Pastor
Greenlane Christian Centre
Auckland, New Zealand

        Terry Calkin is senior pastor of Greenlane Christian Centre in Auckland, New Zealand and a church planter in India and Papua New Guinea.  As well, he has served for years as our valued Chairman of the Board of The Cutting Edge Ministries.  Terry has a driving and contagious passion for the church to be the witness to the world of Christ’s love that God has called us to be.

Jeani McKeever

        Author, speaker, editor, columnist, musician, minister, one who loves God first and foremost.  Jeani’s over-whelming passion is to help others grow in faith: “...for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ” (Eph. 4:12).


Harry Stiritz, CPA

        Lifelong CPA, ordained minister, trusted and faithful friend in Christ, Harry has served on the Board of Trustees since the inception of this ministry.  He has served well and faithfully, helping us to make wise fiscal choices and decisions.


Tommy Tenney
President, Godchasers

        Tommy Tenney has ministered in more than fifty-two nations. Three generations of ministry in his family heritage have given him a unique perspective on life.  After authoring over thirty books and thirty years in ministry and marriage, he can say from the well of experience, “God is faithful.”

Advisory Panel

Jim Burck

         Dr. Jim Burck lives in Powhatan, Virginia with his wife Pat. They have been in the ministry for 54 years, while pastoring, church planting, world traveling, and being the Program Director for Rapha Psychiatric Hospitals in Texas. He is the author of: Prayer Therapy: The Healing of the Whole Person. Currently, Jim serves as the Program Director of Logoseducators.net.

Gifford Claiborne

         Gifford Claiborne has been in Christian work and ministry since 1961. Azusa College grad, with a major in Biblical Literature and Psychology, Gospel Quartet singer, past Minister of Music and Youth in Colorado, past Admissions Director at Azusa Pacific College & later Director of P.R. and then Director of Development. In 1980, with three friends, Giff launched a new church, Faith Community Church of Covina, where he served as Exec. Pastor for 5 years. From 1985 until 2000, he worked with the Los Angeles Mission as Director of Development, and the San Diego Rescue Mission as Executive Director. He has been a pioneer in the creative forefront of thinking “outside the box” for Rescue Mission fund raising. Since 2000, he has been involved in leading house churches in CA. Since 2012, he has been an Elder with Faith Community of the Inland Empire’s House Church Network. He also served in past years as a valuable Board Member for Omega Ministries (now The Cutting Edge Ministries).

Susan Critelli

         Susan Critelli has been a partner of Cutting Edge Ministries since 1987. For the past twenty five years, she has also taught Sunday School, homeschooled her own two children, and been a small group leader in her church’s high school ministry. She began marketing online and developing websites in 1997 as a way to supplement the family income. Those worlds converged when she offered to update the Cutting Edge website and help develop a social media presence for the ministry. Her desire is to help Cutting Edge Ministries reach the next generation of Christians – using cutting edge methods to present the timeless message of salvation in Jesus Christ.

Stuart Gramenz

         Stuart Gramenz has preached the gospel to hundreds of thousands with signs and wonders confirming the word. In 1983, he established Faith Centre in Hyderabad, India, resulting in hundreds of churches being planted by its past students. Author of numerous thought-provoking books, including How To Heal the Sick, he is presently church planting in Australia and providing equippping materials to help bring the church to full maturity. He recently established Spirit Led Academy, an online ministry school.

George Ramirez

        Simply put, George has the DNA of an entrepreneur. Enthusiastic speaker, author, trainer and coach for 19 years. Co-founder of Mentorship Enterprises LLC, a company (and website) that focuses on providing the most comprehensive, informative and interactive location for access to the world of Self Improvement. His varied background includes having taught public school for 11 years, private academy 4 years; published in 18 books; featured in 3 movies; organized and ran a financial services team of 56 agents for over 7 years; owned a real estate company for 9 years; traveled to 26 countries; trained educators, sales teams, corporate teams, business owners and entrepreneurs on “effective communication” for the last 18 years.

Ministry Founder

James M. McKeever, PhD

         The late Dr. James McKeever made his living as an economist and investment advisor, but his heart and passion was teaching the Bible and sharing the good news found in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He authored over thirty Christian books, including books on biblical prophecy, finances, Christian living (becoming more like Jesus), living off the land, and more. The Victory Bible Reading Plan that he compiled has helped multiplied thousands to develop the habit of reading the Bible regularly. A prolific author, he also was editor of End-Times News Digest from 1979-1995 (later renamed The Cutting Edge), and spoke to both secular and Christian audiences all over the world and on numerous television and radio broadcasts. His love for the Lord and desire to follow Him was a hallmark of his varied and intriguing life.

Phone: 541-500-1738