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Timothy Khoo, President and CEO

Timothy Khoo


Timothy stepped into the role of President and CEO after Ron transitioned to the role of President Emeritus in June of 2013. Timothy was unanimously chosen as Ron’s successor by the PFI Board of Directors with approval from the national affiliates and Board of Trustees. Timothy came to PFI in 1989 to serve as training director.  He later became PFI's Executive Vice President and in this role he oversaw PFI’s Institute for Leadership Formation (ILF).  Based in PFI’s Singapore office, the ILF trains and assists national PF leaders with leadership and management skills.  Timothy was ordained to the Deaconate of the Anglican Diocese of Singapore in 2003, and in  May 2013 was ordained to the Priesthood. He serves as a Missionary Priest of the Diocese to prison ministry in a non-stipendiary capacity.  Prior to joining PFI, Timothy was the Chief Management Trainer in the Management Education Branch for the Ministry of Defence.  Timothy graduated Summa Cum Laude (Highest Honors) from Oral Roberts University in the United States with a double major in Psychology and Theology and a minor in Business Administration.  He was listed in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges in 1985, a distinction conferred on those who have displayed character, scholarship and leadership.



Frank Lofaro, Chief Operating Officer


A highly-regarded non-profit executive, Frank Lofaro returned to Prison Fellowship International in 2012 to oversee all aspects of the organisation’s planning, development and operations. Frank originally joined Prison Fellowship International in 1993 as executive director. In this role, he launched new ministry programmes that are still used worldwide. In 1999, he began working with Prison Fellowship in the US as senior vice president of programmes. There he developed the nationwide Angel Tree Camping programme and InnerChange Freedom Initiative, a biblically based corrections programme. In 2002, Frank became the director of the National Resource Centre for Compassion Capital Fund, a US government initiative to increase the scale and effectiveness of faith-based and community organisations. From 2006 until 2011, Frank served as president and CEO of the Christian Leadership Alliance, an organisation representing 10,000 members focusing on issues of management and leadership from a biblical perspective.

Frank received an undergraduate degree in economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his MBA from Long Island University. He has also studied law at St. John's Law School in New York.




 Ron Nikkel, President Emeritus

Ron NikkelRon Nikkel served as president and CEO of PFI for 31 years, from 1982 until June of 2013. Prior to joining PFI, Ron held national leadership positions with the juvenile offender programme of Youth for Christ in Canada (1973-78) and the United States (1978-1982).  Ron was born in Alberta, Canada.  He holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and English (BA) and a graduate degree in theology (MPS); he has studied at the University of Winnipeg (English & Psychology), University of Lethbridge (Psychology), York University (Social Work), Wycliffe College (theology), and Loyola University (theology).

In addition to his work with PFI, Ron has served as chairperson of the United Nations Alliance of Non Governmental Organisations in Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (1988-1996) and Vice President of the International Association of Volunteers in Criminal Justice (1983-1986).  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Advocates International, The Jericho Road Foundation, and Love in Action.  He serves on the Advisory Council of the Centre for Religion and Democracy and is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Ron is the author of Your Journey with Jesus (2006) and Radical Love in A Broken World (2011)




Jack Kiervin, Chairman

Timothy Khoo, President and CEO

Ian Elliott, Vice Chair (New Zealand)

Andy Corley, Treasurer (England)

Charles Cofie, Secretary (Ghana)

Paul Cowley, Alpha (England)

Ida Drameh, (The Gambia)

Melissa Kwee (Singapore)

Tom McCabe (USA)




Ian Elliott, Chair

Timothy Khoo, President and CEO

Hans Barendrecht, Europe

Pauline de Ferrero, Peru (At-Large)

Win Callender , North America / Caribbean

Lacides Hernandez, Latin America

Jack Kiervin, Canada (At-Large)

Roy Moussalli, Middle East

BVR Rao, Asia

John Rucyahana, Africa (At Large)

Michael Wood, Pacific

Symphorien Toi, Africa

Pawel Wojtas, Europe (At-Large)

Ronald Nikkel, President Emeritus

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