11 Jul

Meet the Team

Mark and Rhoda Lloydbottom

Mark and Rhoda Lloydbottom: National Directors

Mark and Rhoda were called originally by God to lead Crown Financial Ministries in the United Kingdom. At the time of their calling they realised how God had been preparing them throughout their lives for ‘such a time as this’. They have always been passionate about teaching others about what the Bible has to say about money, wealth and possessions. Subsequently, they felt God’s calling to align their ministry with Howard Dayton who was one of Crown’s founders and also founder of Compass.

Mark and Rhoda have belonged to three Bristol churches and one in Woodstock, Georgia. In these churches they have served in a number of capacities. Mark has been a church leader, teacher and trustee and together they have been Sunday school teachers and youth group leaders. On the occasion of their public baptisms God gave Mark and Rhoda Psalm 40:3: He has put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust the Lord. They believe that Compass is integral to God’s plan to fulfil that promise.

They are committed to seeing Christian Financial Compass established in the United Kingdom and to serve and train the church by providing study materials and forums for the comprehensive financial teaching in the church.

Mark and Rhoda Lloydbottom married in 1973 and live in Bristol where the Compass UK office is based. 

Business Background

Mark’s 35-year professional career saw him start his training as a student in Wolverhampton before qualifying as a chartered accountant with Deloittes in Southampton 

and then building three successful businesses. For sixteen years he built an accountancy business that served over 1,000 clients in Bristol. While building this business Mark developed a range of teaching programmes and management systems which he launched into the UK by founding Practice Track. For fifteen years Mark was at the helm as Practice Track became recognised as the UK’s premier publishing and marketing company for accountants. His company annually published over 750,000 budget reports and tax cards for accountants to distribute to their clients. During his time building this company Mark worked closely with a number of US organisations and gained extensive experience in anglicising US materials. He also developed Profit Plus™, a comprehensive system designed to help accountants advise their clients on how to improve their business profitability. Subsequently he was the founder of PracticeWEB, a company that provides content for, hosts and manages the websites of over 600 firms of accountants including four firms in the Top 30. When building these companies Mark presented his management and marketing lectures in over 200 venues throughout the UK and the US and for all UK accountancy bodies. Throughout the development of the businesses Rhoda has worked on the next job that needed doing. Concentrating on the administration and accounting responsibilities she has worked alongside Mark using her talents and forever extending her capabilities.

Mark has spoken at conferences on accounting firm marketing and management for over 20 years throughout the UK, Europe and North America and he has consulted on committees and working parties with a focus on the future of the accounting profession for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Peter BriscoePeter Briscoe: Head of Europe

Peter Briscoe studied Industrial Chemistry and Management at Loughborough University of Technology, England. He moved to The Netherlands in 1974 and was asked by his company to set up a subsidiary in Holland from 1978 where he was Managing Director until 1986.

From 1987-1989, Peter was Executive Director of the Christian Businessmen’s Committees (CBMC) in The Netherlands. In 1990 Peter set up “Synthesys”, a consulting company specialising in the development and marketing of industrial chemical specialties. When the Berlin Wall collapsed and opportunities to develop business in Eastern Europe opened up, Peter launched Europartners, a movement dedicated to reaching European business and professional people for Christ and helping Christians in positions of leadership in business, politics, and other professions to "go and make disciples in all nations." By 2002 there were local national movements in 28 European countries, encompassing around 500 local groups and some 5000 active co-workers. Now, Peter continues as a Board member to lead this organisation as it reaches and teaches top leaders about Jesus.

From 2002, Peter took an assignment as Managing Director of HE Space Operations with offices in Houston, Katwijk and Bremen, serving the European Space Institutions, and specialised in providing professional services for human spaceflight activities. Peter led a team of some 50 people, made up of medical doctors, biologists, engineers, physicists and business specialists. Two new programmes in which the company is involved are the Galileo GPS satellite systems and the "Aurora' Journey to Mars programme. 

From March 2007, Peter retired once again from business to develop the ministry of Crown Financial Ministries. Peter left Crown in 2012 to take responsibility for establishing Compass in Europe.

At home in Leiden, Peter is a member of the Leiden Baptist Church where he chairs the elder board. He has been married to his Dutch wife Didie since 1972 and they have three grown-up daughters.

Global Leadership

Howard DaytonHoward Dayton, Founder & CEO

Howard Dayton graduated from Cornell University and served two and a half years as a naval officer. After developing a successful railroad-themed restaurant in Orlando, Florida, Howard began his commercial real estate development career in 1972, specializing in office development.

After a business partner challenged him to study the Bible to discover what God teaches about handling money, Howard’s life was profoundly changed. The Lord gave him a passion to share these life-changing principles, resulting in the authorship of five books, Your Money: Frustration or Freedom, Your Money Counts, Free and Clear, Your Money Map and Money and Marriage God’s Way. He also has authored five popular small group studies and produced several video series.

Howard founded Crown Ministries in 1985 which merged with Larry Burkett’s Christian Financial Concepts in September 2000 to form Crown Financial Ministries. During his tenure as CEO, Crown became the world’s largest financial ministry teaching more than 50 million people in 80 countries. He served as host of the nationally syndicated radio programs, Money Matters, How to Manage Your Money and Ted and Tony.

Howard transitioned from the role of CEO at Crown and in 2009 founded Compass—Finances God’s Way. Compass’ primary focus is on teaching God’s financial principles through small group studies.

Howard married Beverly in 1971 and they have two children: Matthew (married to Michelle) and Danielle (married to Kyle Hasbrouck) and one grandchild. Howard and Beverly reside in Central Florida and have led 55 small groups.

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