Meet the Team
Dr. Harold J. Sala
Founder & Chairman of the Board
Speaker, author and Bible teacher, Dr. Harold Sala founded Guidelines in 1963. Pioneering the five-minute commentary in Christian radio, Dr. Sala’s daily "Guidelines for Living" is heard the world over in a variety of languages. Sala, who holds a Ph.D. in biblical text, has authored over 60 books published in19 languages. He speaks and teaches frequently at conferences, seminars, and churches worldwide. Residing in Mission Viejo, California, Harold has been married to Darlene for nearly wonderful 60 years.
As Guidelines’ president, Bonnie is committed to Guidelines’ original mission of transforming lives with the message of Jesus by creating devotional content that is shared around the world. Bonnie writes and guest-hosts the "Guidelines for Living" daily devotional and leads Guidelines’ THRIVE ministry to women. Bonnie is passionate about partnership, developing opportunities to serve the Body of Christ in first-generation churches and planting Community Radio stations in unreached or underserved communities. Prior to her work with Guidelines, Bonnie used her broadcast journalism and business degree in financial tech marketing. She has two adult sons.
Author & Speaker
Darlene Sala has had an active ministry role as pastor’s wife, counselor, Bible teacher, missionary and author. Darlene’s ministry centers on helping women realize their worth as beloved in Christ. Her best-selling release, "Created for a Purpose—Hope for the Woman Struggling with Self-Esteem" and her "Encouraging Words" program have resounded with women throughout the world. Her latest book, "Journey into Grace," was co-authored by Bonnie Sala and Luisa Ampil and is available here. Darlene speaks at family conferences and churches in the United States and internationally. Darlene is the mother of three adult children and grandmother of eight: seven handsome grandsons and one Princess.
Director of Media and Philippine Ministry
Luisa manages the ministry’s rapidly growing number of local and international broadcast partnerships. She also helps produce the popular Guidelines for Living and Encouraging Words devotionals in English and Spanish as well as her own Mula sa Puso (From the Heart) Tagalog devotional. Luisa treasures her husband Ken, their adult twin daughters and Newman, their terrier. She is an author and international speaker as well as a women’s ministry leader and Bible study teacher at her church.
Christi came to Guidelines from a background of 12 years in donor relations with the ministry of Joni & Friends as well as years as an administrator in Christian education. As an enthusiastic people person, Christi excels at ministry relations, praying with listeners over the phone and helping donors match their Kingdom passion with Guidelines' ministries. Christi also coordinates marketing communications and care for Guidelines' missionaries throughout the world. Christi is a worship leader in her local church, is married to Bjarne Haukebo (yep...Norweigian). The Haukebos have an adult son and daughter.
Tracy Van Denburg
Vice President of Finance
Tracy Van Denburg has a background in both corporate and non-profit finance. She was with Disneyland for 10 years and currently serves as Treasurer for her home church, Trabuco Presbyterian Church. Tracy has a B.A. in Economics from UCI and holds an MBA from Chapman University. In running all things financial at Guidelines, Tracy is vigilant in ensuring that Guidelines' commitment to the highest standard of financial integrity is upheld. Tracy and her husband, Eric, enjoy golfing and hiking together. The Van Denburgs have three adult children.
Director of Marketing
Steven Ma joins Guidelines with a background in missions and marketing. He has a B.A. in Intercultural Studies from Biola University and an M.A. in International Relations from Victoria University in New Zealand. Steven has traveled to several countries on missions trips, and has worked with nonprofits in the US with marketing. His role at Guidelines is to create a compelling and unified message through the website, newsletters, and social media. He is married to his wife Betsy and has a newborn baby boy.
Terry Wedel was called to ministry with Guidelines after 35 years of media management, production and education - much of it with Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA and Cox Communications. Terry has also been an audio-visual volunteer at his home church for more than 25 years. He has a B.A. in Politics from Pomona College and an M.A. in Communications from Cal State Fullerton. Each week, Terry ensures the high quality of all Guidelines’ audio devotionals. Terry’s wife, Rosie, has been heard on Los Angeles radio stations for more than 30 years. They have two adult children.