About Our Team

We serve with the International Executive Team (IET) to lead The Navigators by strengthening, developing, and empowering our Worldwide Partnership.

Mutua & Stephanie Mahiaini moved to Colorado Springs from Nairobi, Kenya in April 2012. Mutua committed his life to Christ at the age of ten and was later discipled by The Navigators. Mutua spent two years in France earning his masters degree as a professor of French. He taught French in Kenya for two years before joining Navigator staff in 1981. Mutua and Stephanie were married in 1982. Stephanie has her B.A. in music and education and was also discipled by Navigators. Mutua was appointed National Director of Kenya in 1986, and in 1995 they moved to Côte d’Ivoire to lead the national work and coach leaders in other French-speaking countries. In 1998, Mutua was appointed Africa Regional Director. Mutua joined the International Executive Team as Vice President in September 2011. In February 2015, Mutua was chosen as The Navigators 5th International President. The Mahiainis have four adult children.

David & Renée Lyons grew up by Lake Erie in Ohio. David met Christ at a Billy Graham Crusade, and Renée opened her heart to Christ while growing up in a pastor’s home. They began working with the Navigator Collegiate Ministry at Virginia Tech and then directed the U.S. Navigators International Student Ministry for 15 years. In 2004, the Lyons family moved to Colorado Springs to serve as Director of International Operations. David took on the role of International Vice President in January 2010. David coauthored a book with his sister titled Don’t Waste the Pain. The book, along with an interactive website with the same name, provide a valuable resource for people who want to grow through the pain in their lives.

Alan officially joined the International Executive Team in January 2013. He was born and raised in Penang, Malaysia and comes from a Taoist Buddhist background. He met Christ through The Navigators while studying at the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1973. After working as an accountant, Alan came on staff with The Navigators in 1979. He started the work among Asian students in Melbourne and led that effort for nearly nine years. In 1984, Alan returned to Malaysia where he served as a staff trainer and Campus Director. He served as the National Director for Malaysia in 1988 until 1999. Starting in 1993, he also joined the Asia Executive Team. Since then he has been traveling throughout Asia coaching and encouraging Navigator staff and labourers. In 2006, the Asian Navigators selected Alan as the Regional Director of the Navigator work in Asia. Alan is married to Connie and they are blessed with 3 boys – Rowan (25) Benjamin (22) and Timothy (20).

Mike & Audrey Shamy are both New Zealanders. Mike has a B.A. in Education and History from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch and Audrey is a nurse. From 1973-79, Mike taught history in a high school, then joined Navigator staff in 1980. From 1989-96 Mike led the ministries throughout New Zealand working to pioneer ways to bring Christ to those with little interest in Christianity. Mike coached Navigator ministries in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. In 1999 he and Audrey moved to the U.S. to lead the Metro Mission. In 2004, Mike joined the International Executive Team and is the link person for the Europe and Latin America Regions. In 2007, Mike and Audrey moved back to New Zealand from where Mike continues in the same capacity. The Shamys have four adult children and three grandsons.

Eddie has served with The Navigators in several roles since he met them as a university freshman at in 1974. These include collegiate ministries in four states, an overseas tour in Russia, and 16 years on the leadership team of the US Navigators, where His focus was ethnic diversity. He now serves as International Vice President on The Navigators International Executive Team. He also holds a Master of Arts in New Testament from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.