WHO WE ARE

Scott Brawner, CONCILIUM PRESIDENT & FOUNDER


Board and Staff President, Scott Brawner, is Concilium’s senior co-founder and leads the ministry. 

Scott accepted Jesus as his personal Savior in January of 1987 and served in the United States Army with the First Ranger Battalion in Operation Desert Storm. 

Scott was called to Gospel ministry on active duty and is a licensed and ordained pastor. Scott holds a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in Christian Education.

Scott has worked in mission sending and security endeavors for more than 20 years, including 7 years as Director of Risk Management for the International Mission Board (IMB), and Co-founder and Executive Director of the Risk Management Network. 

Professional affiliations include Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), Risk Management Network, American Legion, US Army Ranger Association, NGO Security Network, and the International NGO Safety and Security Association (INSSA).

Scott lives in the USA with his wife and three children.

HIRAM, CONCILIUM SECURE, TRAINING DIRECTOR


Hiram is the Director of Concilium Secure trainings. Hiram and his family lived and served in East Africa as missionaries from 2014 until 2021. He has served on both a church planting team among an unreached people group in Madagascar, and he has worked in Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, and Chad as well being responsible for the Security of missionaries across the continent. Prior to serving in missions, Hiram worked in Law Enforcement in Minnesota.

J.D.V, CONCILIUM INSIGHT ANALYSIS, VICE PRESIDENT


Concilium Co-Founder and Insight Vice President, J.D.V leads Concilium’s analytical team, analyzing terrorism, conflict, crime, and their impacts on Gospel workers internationally. He has volunteered extensively in public safety organizations for more than 20 years and has led his church's security ministry for the past several years.

Jessalyn, CONCILIUM HEALTH, PROGRAM DIRECTOR


Jessalyn is the Program Director for Concilium Health, a branch of dedicated to preparing Gospel workers with needed medical training and support.

Jessalyn's background is a degree in Intensive Care Paramedicine and she worked as a paramedic and medical instructor for the Mayo Clinic for eight years before moving overseas in full-time ministry. She has spent the last seven years living overseas in East Africa with her husband and children, working both in church planting among an unreached people group and also volunteering at an orphanage for children impacted by the HIV/AIDS crisis.

Jessalyn is also passionate about the mental health and support of Gospel workers and is currently pursuing a degree in crisis counseling and she is currently a trauma healing facilitator with the Trauma Healing Institute. Jessalyn is currently living Stateside with her husband and two young children.

Jael, CONCILIUM ENGAGE, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS DIRECTOR


Jael is the Director of International Relations for Concilium Engage, dealing first and foremost with the organization's external relations while minding the sensitive nature of Concilium’s operations, staff and clients.


Jael has spent the last ten years involved in the domestic and international nonprofit sector, specifically in the Middle East.


Before joining the Concilium team in 2020, Jael earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in international affairs which she focused on national security and diplomacy. During her time as a Master of International Affairs candidate, Jael worked as a remote intern with the US Department of State’s Office of International Freedom, where she collaborated on policy recommendations regarding religious freedom violations around the world.


Jael is passionate about supporting the work of Gospel and humanitarian workers abroad through establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships with Concilium key stakeholders.

CONCILIUM SECURITY TRAINERS

Concilium security trainers draw their expertise from multiple professions including state and federal law enforcement, special operations, intelligence agencies, and decades of experience in security management from different Christian mission organizations and aid agencies.


For security reasons, Concilium intentionally obscures the identity of some directors and security trainers for their safety and that of their families.