Stephan Bauman is former president and CEO of World Relief, an international relief and development organization that serves more than five million vulnerable people each year through more than 100,000 church-based volunteers. Bauman’s pursuit of justice led him to transition from a successful career in the Fortune 100 sector to Africa, where he directed relief and development programs for nearly a decade before returning to the United States to lead World Relief’s global operations. Bauman 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.
Possible: A Blueprint for Changing How We Change The World is Bauman’s first book. Bauman, who has spent decades working on the frontlines of West Africa and other impoverished and oppressed regions of the world, proposes a shift in thinking about social justice and creating sustainable change. His insights offer inspiration, motivation, and a game plan for those who see suffering and want to answer the question: How can I help?
Bauman is often asked to address international humanitarian issues at the White House, Congress and in other public policy forums. He has been quoted on social justice topics in such major media outlets as the Wall Street Journal, NPR, BBC, Christianity Today and more. Bauman holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University, Wheaton College, and the University of Wisconsin. He is a poet, an author, an ordained minister, and a Certified Public Accountant. He considers his African friends his most important teachers, and his wife Belinda his most important mentor. Bauman, Belinda, and their two sons, Joshua and Caleb, live near Washington, D.C., and enjoy the woods, the arts, and late-night conversations with friends.