Thought Leader - Day 1 General Session
Dr. Naomi Overton was named the President and Chief Executive Officer for Stonecroft in September 2018 by the National Board of Directors.
Dr. Overton specializes in transformational leadership, strategy development, and innovation, all with an eye on long-lasting results. She continually works to exceed expectations no matter the subject matter or organization. At Stonecroft, she will focus on the Ministry’s goal: women reconciled to God through Jesus Christ.
Her strengths include engaging stakeholders in an organization’s mission, identifying growth opportunities, and using her emotional and cultural intelligence to bring others into the big picture.
She came to Stonecroft from World Vision as a writer and speaker, as well as former National Director of the National Leadership Council. Before that, Dr. Overton served at Compassion International as the Director of Product Strategy and Child Advocacy. She also founded Women of Compassion, a global mentoring and leadership development group.
Her experience also includes service as President and CEO of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International, where she developed five new products and set the organization on a course for learning and adapting to new generations. Dr. Overton also launched several new programs for MOPS and helped achieve an annual Best Christian Workplace Award.
Dr. Overton has a Doctorate in Missions from Fuller Theological Seminary, where she received the 2017 Leadership Award for her work on “Whole Children for the Whole World; A Transformational Narrative Model.” She holds an MBA in Organizational Entrepreneurship from UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management. Her Bachelor of Arts degree is in Political Science with Communications from Stanford University, which is where she began a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Dr. Overton is married to her college sweetheart, Frank. They live in Colorado and have three grown children. She is a self-titled adventurer, as she has climbed the Grand Teton for HIV-AIDS programs.