President & Founder
Board and staff President, Scott Brawner, is Concilium’s senior co-founder and provides direct leadership for Concilium Secure and Concilium Respond.
He accepted Jesus as his personal Savior in January of 1987 at the age of 16 and went on to serve in the United States Army with the First Ranger Battalion in Operation Desert Storm as a sniper and team medic.
Scott was called to ministry on active duty, has a Masters in Christian Education, and is a licensed and ordained pastor. 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, coordinating security for more than 5,000 Southern Baptist missionaries and personnel serving in more than 140 countries worldwide.
In 2005, Scott launched and remains Executive Director of Fusion: a unique ministry utilizing intense practical and spiritual training, personal self discipline, and dynamic international ministry opportunities to empower Christian young people to walk with Jesus for a lifetime.
Fusion has trained and equipped hundreds of young adults to faithfully serve in national and international public and private sectors.
In 2009, Scott coordinated the creation and launch of the Risk Management Network: an interactive network of more than 100 Christian security and risk management professionals, representing over 50 mission agencies and NGO’s, who are globally responsible for more than 100,000 missionaries, NGO personnel, and their expatriate families.
In 2010, Scott collaborated with US State Department and members of the private sector to create the Faith-Based Working Group (FBOWG). Scott served as founding private sector co-chair for the FBOWG at the group’s inception. The FBOWG champions the needs of faith-based organizations at the US Department of State and collaborates with other US government agencies on projects impacting the safety and security of American faith-based workers around the world.
In 2013, Scott was asked by the US Secretary of State to join the prestigious Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC).
The Council is comprised of 34 private and public sector members that represent specific private industry and key federal agencies. OSAC exists to provide direction and guidance for security programming that benefits the U.S. private sector overseas. Scott currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the Council.
In 2014, Scott co-founded Concilium Inc, a US based non-profit organization that desires to see Christians of all ages engaged in ministry with boldness, legitimacy, and competency.
Concilium seeks to glorify the Lord with biblically centered approaches to security best practices, risk mitigation, member care, and crisis management. The Concilium team trains, equips, and resources the global expatriate Christian community for the strengthening of security and resilient ministry, and is committed to the mentoring, empowering, and releasing of the next generation of Christian leaders to share God’s love with the world.
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 Missouri with his wife and three children.