Stephan Bauman


Stephan Bauman is the president and CEO of World Relief, where he oversees 2,500 staff around the globe. His pursuit of justice led him to Africa, where he lived for eight years, most recently in Rwanda with his wife, Belinda, and two sons, Joshua and Caleb.

Stephan lives to see people everywhere rise to the call of justice and give their lives in ways that empower the poor toward real change—a journey he continues to pursue.

He holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University, Wheaton College, and the University of Wisconsin and is an ordained minister and a certified public accountant. Stephan considers his African friends his most important teachers, and his wife, Belinda, his most important mentor.

Stephan’s first book, Possible: A Blueprint for Changing How We Change the World (Multnomah Books, 2015) is an eloquent and personal call to reconsider what it means to change ourselves so that we can change the world.

Stephan, Belinda, and their two sons live in Baltimore, Maryland, and together enjoy the woods, the arts, and late night conversations with friends. 

Twitter: @stephanjbauman