Brian O’Connell is the founder of REACT Services and has been the President and CEO since its inception in 2004. Prior to that, he held senior leadership positions with the National Association of Evangelicals, World Evangelical Alliance and Interdev. Brian has been involved in partnering and international missions for over 35 years, ministering in over 120 countries. He has facilitated understanding and action among numerous organizations, businesses, networks, and churches regarding how partnering and collaboration can bring greater Kingdom impact.
A history and political science graduate of Seattle Pacific University (WA), Brian did his graduate studies in international affairs at the American University (Washington, DC). Having been on many non-profit Boards, he currently serves on the leadership of the Refugee Highway Partnership, Facilitator of the Religious Liberty Partnership, and is on the Advisory Board of Eurasia Ministries. Brian is married to Christine, a high school math teacher, small business owner, piano teacher and choir director. They have two adult children who are both working in the aerospace industry (Joe and John), a new daughter in-law (Jessie), and now live on Whidbey Island, just northwest of Seattle.