North America Zone

“In North America we continue to have a two pronged approach. First, we believe strongly that the church in the locality is where training for Christian service and leadership should occur. With that in mind, we continue to help local churches start Schools of Ministry using our dynamic curriculum.

Secondly, we offer a hybrid program consisting of online learning in partnership with local church mentoring. We are seeing incremental growth, but solid growth as more and more communities grasp the responsibility and privilege of training their own in their own community, in partnership with Vision.”– Dr Stan DeKoven

Dr. Stan DeKoven is the founder and President of Vision International Ministries, with programs including:

• Vision International University
• Vision International Training and Education Network, with Learning Centers in over 150 nations worldwide.
• Vision Publishing
• Walk in Wisdom Ministries
• International Association of Christian Counseling Professionals

Further, Dr. DeKoven is the author of over 40 books and guides in practical Christian living, all of which are an outgrowth of his extensive teaching ministry both nationally and internationally.

Dr. DeKoven is a graduate of San Diego State University, (B.A. Psychology), Webster University’ (M.A. Counseling), Professional School of Psychological Studies (Ph.D.,Counseling Psychology) Evangelical Theological Seminary (D.Min.) and is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor. As an Ordained minister and professional caregiver and educator, he is actively establishing educational programs and counseling ministry around the world and equipping God’s leaders to equip the saints for end-time harvest.

Dr. Tal Klaus and his wife Dee, have ministered together since their marriage in 1982.

They were involved in prison ministry in several jails and a federal prison for over 15 years, during which time they both earned their Ph.D.s. They are ordained ministers and are associate pastors at Summit Church, San Marcos, California (summitsanmarcos.com) where they oversee the Transformation Center (counselling) and are involved in the adult Christian Education.

In their role of Christian Education they partnered with Vision International University to bring courses to Summit. They developed and taught courses in Chaplaincy and Women’s Ministry for Vision and have been part of the Vision family since 1994.

Zone Leader: Stan DeKoven Ph.D with Tal Klaus Ph.D. sdekoven@vision.edu