Dr. Naomi Cramer Overton brings people together to help create things new and exciting. As a natural “connector,” she has worked alongside and united leaders from more than 20 top nonprofits. She has served as a senior leader at two of the USA’s largest faith-based NGOs, World Vision and Compassion International, and as President & CEO of MOPS International. In addition, she has created and led multi-ministry advisory teams, served as a delegate to the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization, and held a post on the 4/14 Movement’s North American Task Force. Prior to entering the faith-based nonprofit world, Naomi led a successful consulting firm serving Fortune 50 clients. She is highly networked and has seen excellence in leadership, both in the for-profit and nonprofit realms.
A graduate of Stanford, Naomi also holds an MBA from UCLA and a doctorate in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, where she received their 2017 Leadership Award for a model she developed based on research with 30,000 families to move churches and families to give, serve and live out God’s mission. At MOPS, she led and learned from more than 250,000 Millennial and Gen-X families and the churches that were effectively reaching them. She currently speaks nationally for World Vision US and has written numerous published articles and papers. Naomi and her college sweetheart, Frank, live in Colorado where they enjoy hiking and opening their home to their rural neighbors. They have four children and one burrito-grande-sized dog.