Bob Blincoe is president of US Frontiers, coaching new team leaders to go and preparing new churches to send. Bob led a Frontiers’ team to the Middle East following the Gulf War. Prior to that, he and his wife taught English in Thailand.
Fawn Brents and her husband, Charlie, served with Gospel Missionary Union in Ecuador for four years. She has been a real estate broker-officer with Kansas City Real Estate for over 20 years and leads the missions committee at her church.
Greg Carter served a cumulative 30+ years in two local churches as outreach pastor before retiring in 2018. He is also founder of Future Missionaries, and author of Skills, Knowledge, Character: A Church-Based Approach to Missionary Candidate Preparation.
Matthew Ellison is the president and co-founder of Sixteen:Fifteen where he coaches with churches in strategically focused missions. Prior to that he served as a missions pastor at a mega-church for 9 years.
Jamie Farr is senior director of people engagement with Wycliffe Bible Translators. His responsibilities include oversight of a national team to speak, promote, recruit and place people in positions to serve with Wycliffe globally.
Brian Gibson is executive director with TRAIN International in Joplin, MO, training cross-cultural workers for effectiveness, and coaching churches towards being mission critical. He and his wife Stacey served 7 years as church planting disciple-makers in Kosova.
Dave Hansen served for 11 years as a missionary in Italy. He was with Back to the Bible for 23 years then served with Avant Ministries for 10 years. He and his wife Judy are now retired and reside in Arkansas.
Larry Janzen and wife Marbi have served with Avant Ministries in Belize, Guadalajara, Mexico, and Uruguay. They are currently developing a strategy to see Latin Americans become active participants in global mission.
Lorrie Lindgren has been the executive director of Thrive Ministry since 2005. She has established partnerships with over 500 mission agencies and led retreats for 2,700+ missionary women around the world.
Jon Luesink and wife Jill served with Avant Ministries for eight years leading a church planting team to Prague, Czech Republic. Jon is presently serving with Avant’s Canadian office as director of mobilization.
Josh McQuaid currently serves as the Director of Youth and Mission at Redeemer Church of Knoxville, TN (PCA). Formerly he was TEAM's Director of Organizational Engagement and also served as a pastor and missions mobilizer. The son of missionaries, he grew up in Bolivia and Paraguay.
Harold and Kerry Peters served the Lord faithfully in Mali, West Africa with Gospel Missionary Union from 1967 to 2005. They now reside in Salmon Arm, British Columbia Canada.
Michèle Phoenix was raised in France with a Canadian father and American mother. She is a mentor, writer and speaker with a heart for MKs. She taught for 20 years at Black Forest Academy (Germany) before launching her own ministry advocating for Third Culture Kids.
Neal Pirolo is founder of Emmaus Road International and author of Serving as Senders Today, The Reentry Team, and many others. He and his wife Yvonne have been in ministry for over 40 years and live in San Diego, CA.
Art and Vicki Reyes have been church planters with The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM) since 1992, starting churches in San José del Cabo and La Playa on the southern tip of the Baja peninsula of Mexico.
Kendra Cervantes Valdez served with Camino Global on a church planting team in Uruguay for two years. She also served on staff of her church as director of mission, sending out hundreds of short-term missionaries and overseeing partnerships with missionary organizations.
Jurg VanDyk serves as the Director for New Initiatives and Special Projects in Africa with The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM). He and his wife Minda and their three children are currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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