Christian Motorcyclists Association

Board of Directors


Seven national Directors spread out over the United States govern the ministry of CMA. The purpose of a CMA Director is to provide spiritual vision and leadership for CMA. CMA Directors also work hard to direct the integrity of the CMA ministry in such a way as to make the organization a powerful spiritual influence in the secular motorcycling arena.



John Ogden Sr is the CEO/Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Christian Motorcyclists Association. He and his wife, Rebecca, have been members of CMA since 1982, serving in various ministry and leadership roles, and have been involved in evangelism for over 40 years. John served as one of the CMA National Directors prior to 2000 before he was appointed CEO/Chairman of the Board of Directors. John spent over thirty years in the corporate world as a leader and executive before God called him to his current position. Today, he leads CMA into being a more effective ministry. He travels around the United States and the world, teaching leadership and team building skills, seeking to encourage and grow CMA nationally and internationally.


Dan Gromko and his wife, Lyn, have been on the Board of Directors since January 2016. They have a heart for what CMA is doing and a heart for the people, to help them become as powerful and effective as God has planned for them. That is what they are working hard to see happen. Dan and Lyn make their home in Port Saint Lucie, Florida.

Charles and Diane Hale




Lyle and Peggy Herman Charles and Joann Hale have been long-standing members of CMA since 1987. Charles has served as a CMA Director since 1993. Charles's earliest active involvement in the ministry of CMA was, like the other Directors, that of chapter officer. Possessing a most personable personality, everyone who meets him enjoys his company. This particular characteristic has opened many doors for Charles among the secular biking crowds in his area, and he enters those doors without compromising his integrity. Today, Charles and Joann continue striving to break down barriers in the secular arena. They make their home in Atlanta, Texas.


Lyle and Peggy Herman members of CMA since 1982, have held many chapter officer positions through the years and served as North Dakota State Coordinators for 10 years before becoming part of the Board of Directors in the fall of 2004. Lyle and Peggy are honored to serve and believe that God is raising an army within CMA to spread the Gospel to the utmost parts of the world. The Hermans make their home in Mandan, North Dakota. They believe that through the empowering and equipping of the Holy Spirit we can continue changing the world, one heart at a time. Bob and Wanda Sandberg


Chet and Eileen Up Bob and Wanda Sandberg long-term CMA members since 1979, have served in a variety of leadership positions, both on the chapter and state level, including Northern California State Coordinator since 1989. With the appointment as CMA Director in 2003, the Sandbergs brought with them the valued asset of having grown with CMA and seen the vision molded and shaped by God to take a fresh form. Bob and Wanda both see CMA as a big family, and they look forward to the opportunity to work with members by sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ to the lost. Their home is in Twain Harte, California.


Chet Upp and his wife, Eileen, have served CMA for many years. Since joining CMA in 1991, the Upps have actively served at the chapter, state, and national levels. They joined the Board of Directors in the fall of 2004. They have delightful personalities and a heart for serving. Chet and Eileen have their heart set on serving God and His servants through CMA, as we serve changing the world, one heart at a time. The Upps make their home in Mena, Arkansas, and look forward to planting seeds wherever the Spirit leads them.

Bob and Wanda Sandberg


Chet and Eileen Up Roger and Rayleen Wilson were appointed to the Board of Directors in 2016, after serving as National Evangelist of the North Central Region for 16 years. Their vast field experience and great love for the people of CMA and the whole world serves them well on the Board of Directors. They have a genuine concern for people, unshakable faith in the face of many difficulties, and an absolutely joyful love of the Lord. Roger and Rayleen have undoubtedly brought a very valuable and unique perspective to the table. Their home is in Ottumwa, Iowa.