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.


Tom Mauriello

Tom Mauriello

Executive Director

I love Reliant because:We get to use our gifts and experiences each day to serve the Kingdom!

Right this minute I'm probably: at 40,000 feet or at home manning the grill.

When it comes to chili — beans or no beans?No beans, the way God intended it.

I am responsible for…

Leading the organization and office team to accomplish our mission - mobilizing missionaries for the great commission! As executive Director I also act as a bridge between the Board of Directors' direction and governance and management providing ongoing day-to-day leadership.

I lead today because…

I've served in and worked with churches my whole life. From setting up chairs to deacon and treasurer and everything in between! Professionally, I've been in non-profit and religious management for almost 20 years. My time at Reliant began in 2001 when Reliant, then GCM, was moving to Orlando and I moved with my wife to begin a role as Finance Manager. Over time I had opportunities to further lead with Technology and then as Operations Director. In June of 2006 I was asked to as the Interim Executive Director, being affirmed fully for the role in December of that year.

I am motivated by…

I love being able to support and come under the mission of so many amazing churches, missionaries and ministries doing Kingdom work across the world! My heart is that we can put together systems, technology and services that empower and equip local churches and expressions of the Gospel.