About FLAG

Who lawyers are -- and what they do -- matters. We believe impact occurs when your personal, professional, and spiritual lives are in balance, integrating faith with life and work.

Advisory Team

Meet professionals from around the world who help carry the vision of FLAG

FLAG Staff Members

Meet the FLAG staff members who want to help you make an impact

How to Know God

Would you like to know God personally? What does it take to begin a relationship with God?

Global Convocation 2022

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Connection

Learn and grow online with professionals in the law worldwide.

ROBERT TRIERWEILER, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR

Bob graduated from The Ohio State University School of Law summa cum laude in 1976 and began his legal career at Porter Wright Morris and Arthur in Columbus, Ohio. For 29 years he practiced law in private practice and corporate settings primarily in the areas of environmental, real estate, business, and corporate law. During that time he served in several capacities including Senior Environmental Counsel for a Fortune 150 company and as Counsel and Manager of Real Estate for a national proprietary educational institution.

Bob became a missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ in 2005 where he serves as Senior Legal Counsel and Director of Legal Ministries in the General Counsel’s Office. His areas of responsibility have included real estate, corporate and domestic and international business. He now spends much of his time in his role as International Director of Faith and Law Around the Globe (FLAG) initiative that is designed to mobilize lawyers around the world to be effective witnesses for Christ.

He is married to Janice, also a missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ, and has two adult children.

FLAG Staff Members

John W. Westmoreland, Executive Director 

John is passionate about engaging lawyers and law students with the hope of the gospel, helping them integrate their faith and practice, and expanding the reach of the ministry around the world. 

Prior to joining the FLAG leadership team, John spent over 20 years in public service and private practice, working as a tax attorney and consultant for businesses and tax-exempt organizations. His many experiences include serving as a federal legal clerk for the U.S. Tax Court and as the Chief Tax Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee. He was a principal and in-house tax counsel of a large financial services partnership in the United States, as well as an adjunct professor at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. 

John received Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees in Accounting, both with highest honors, from the University of Missouri and a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri, where he served on the Law Review. John is married to Vonda, the Communications Coordinator for FLAG, and they have two daughters. 

Robert Trierweiler, Founder & Director Emeritus

Bob graduated from The Ohio State University School of Law summa cum laude in 1976 and began his legal career at Porter Wright Morris and Arthur in Columbus, Ohio. For 29 years he practiced law in private practice and corporate settings primarily in the areas of environmental, real estate, business, and corporate law. During that time he served in several capacities including Senior Environmental Counsel for a Fortune 150 company and as Counsel and Manager of Real Estate for a national proprietary educational institution.

In 2005, Bob became a missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ where he serves as Senior Legal Counsel and Director of Legal Ministries in the General Counsel’s Office. His areas of responsibility have included real estate, corporate and domestic and international business. He now spends much of his time in his role as International Director of the Faith and Law Around the Globe (FLAG) initiative that is designed to mobilize lawyers around the world to be effective witnesses for Christ.

He is married to Janice, also a missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ, and has two adult children.

Karen Burroughs, Chief of Staff

Karen serves as the FLAG team’s Chief of Staff. She has spent over 30 years with Cru, many of which were in Eastern Europe and Leadership Development and Human Resources. The vision of FLAG captured her attention, and she is eager to serve legal professionals as they impact society with truth and righteousness.

In her free time, you can find Karen in jail! She is heavily invested in personal ministry to the incarcerated in the local county jail. She is married to Pat and they have a son, daughter-in-law, and grandson. They also are blessed to have been foster parents and continue to enjoy the fruits of that investment.

 

David Westmoreland, Well-Being Coordinator

As FLAG's Well-Being Coordinator, David facilitates safe places for lawyers and law students facing personal and mental health issues to find hope and help through Christ. David identifies with the drive to succeed that so many have in the legal profession. He also appreciates the pressure and responsibility placed on lawyers as they serve their communities and judicial systems. He knows demands of the profession and personal issues are serious stressors to lawyers.

David graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master of Accounting. He worked in public accounting for two years before joining Cru. For nearly two decades, David helped start campus movements and coached student and volunteer leaders across several college campuses. David is married to Heidi, and they have two daughters.

Vonda Westmoreland, Communications Coordinator

Vonda is the Communications Coordinator for Faith & Law Around the Globe. Originally from Missouri, she has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, Missouri, and a Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership with honors from Maryville University in St. Louis. Vonda has worked in marketing positions with for-profit and nonprofit organizations, as a senior editor for an international newswire, and as the director of communications for a large congregation in Missouri. Her calling is to make ministry visible and accessible to the people it is intended to serve. Vonda and her husband John have two daughters. 

 

Rev. “Shay” Mpunga Mukengashay, Ministry Associate

Rev. Shay was the Director of Campus Crusade for Christ in Francophone Africa, with his base as Abidjan, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, until he retired from that position in 2014. He then joined the FLAG team to concentrate on reaching legal professionals in Francophone Africa.

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