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.
The “original” Guidelines team member, (as Harold & Darlene’s Sala eldest child), Bonnie is committed to Guidelines’ original mission of reaching, teaching and touching the world with the message of the Gospel and to leading a ministry built upon prayer.
Bonnie writes and guest-hosts the "Guidelines for Living" devotional and began Guidelines’ THRIVE ministry to women. Bonnie is passionate about partnership, developing opportunities to serve the Body of Christ in first-generation churches throughout the world and Guidelines’ Community Radio project.
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
Born and raised in the Philippines, Luisa joined Guidelines 18 years ago, after a successful career in luxury hotel management. Luisa coordinates Guidelines’ ministry in the Philippines and manages all digital media. As Guidelines’ programs are produced in an increasing number of languages, Luisa’s responsibility for coordinating translation, production, distribution and our partnerships has grown! She also produces the program, Mula sa Puso, in Taglish (Filipino). Luisa is the author of two books: "What Women Can Do When Life Falls Apart" and "When a Man Loves a Woman," (released by OMF). Luisa has raised twin daughters and is married to Ken Collopy.
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 joins Guidelines with a background in both corporate and non-profit finance. She was with the Disney Company for 10 years and has served as Treasurer of her home church, Trabuco Presbyterian Church, for 5 years. Tracy holds a Master of Business Administration from Chapman University. Tracy is vigilant in ensuring that Guidelines' 53 year commitment to the highest standard of financial integrity is upheld. In addition to running all things financial at Guidelines, Tracy has run countless marathons and keeps up with her husband, Eric and their 3 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.