Who is Reliant?

We were born in 1989 as a mission support agency for a small group of campus church planters. A lot's changed since then! (Less stonewashed jeans, for one).

Today we mobilize church planters and missionaries across like-minded missional groups and church-planting networks. As we've expanded our partnerships, we've adopted a new name. Yet our devotion to Jesus' command to "Go and make disciples..." remains. It's who we are.

Board Members

Adam Havey

Adam Havey

Executive Vice President Emergent BioSolutions

Board member since:11/5/2015

I love Reliant because:I have seen Reliant’s missionaries and church agents work hand in hand with local churches and communities over the past 15 years and they have made a real difference for the Gospel.

I serve Reliant because:Part of my personal mission is to grow and serve others to expand the Gospel. As a Christ follower, serving is an important aspect of our walk. Reliant is a great opportunity for me to utilize my talents to serve others.

A favorite scripture of mine is:“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” -Jeremiah 29:11

My local church home is:Riverview Church, Holt, MI

I enjoy:Starbucks, Basketball and Fishing

Adam Havey is the Executive Vice President and President, Biodefense Division of Emergent BioSolutions, a publicly-traded global specialty life sciences company dedicated to protecting and enhancing life. Emergent develops and manufactures medical countermeasures that address public health threats such as biological and chemical agents as well as emerging infectious diseases. Adam oversees a division with over 1,000 employees across 10 locations worldwide that is responsible for advanced development, manufacturing, and government contracting and sales of vaccines, therapeutics, and medical devices.

Adam is a seasoned leader with more than 15 years of strategic and operations management experience—previous leadership includes president of Emergent Biodefense Operations Lansing, vice president of business operations, senior director manufacturing development, director, facilities, resource planning and security operations, and project manager. Prior to joining Emergent, Adam led product development programs in Women’s Health at Eli Lilly.

In addition to his service on the board of Reliant Mission, Adam is fervent advocate of the Lansing, Michigan community, serving on the boards of Demmer Center for Business Transformation, the American Red Cross, Central and Northern Michigan Region and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership. He is a frequent supporter of local organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House and the Lansing Promise.

Adam is LEAN and Six Sigma certified. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Michigan State University.