We simply love Jesus and want to be faithful disciples of His. There is really nothing special about us except for the redemption of Christ in our lives. We have never thought of ourselves as a “missionary family”. I started in pastoral ministry in 2006 serving as an associate pastor in a church in Dekalb, IL while I completed my Master’s degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. We have always been passionate about church planting and evangelism. In 2008 we moved to Kansas City to become part of Christ Fellowship of Kansas City in which I became an elder/pastor. We love the local church! While in Kansas City I was a bi-vocational pastor – working in the claims department as a supervisor for a major insurance company where I lead several evangelistic Bible studies during my lunch breaks.
Over the years the Lord has grown in us a greater heart for the gospel among the nations. Over time He zeroed-in our passion focusing on unreached and undiscipled people groups. Therefore we began praying for and giving sacrificially to missionaries who were taking the gospel to the unreached and eventually our passion became an overwhelming burden to go ourselves.
As a result, in August 2012, we sought the counsel of the other elders in our church to see if they believed going to the mission field was God’s will for us. They agreed that this was the will of God and as we brought what the Lord was doing to the whole church for more counsel they joyfully affirmed that this was indeed the will of God.
After spending two years further preparing for the mission field by being on staff at the Center for Pioneer Church Planting at To Every Tribe as well as helping to plant a church in Northern Mexico, our family is now ready to begin our first term on the field full-time. We will be serving with Reaching and Teaching International Ministries on a team with two other families.
Our vision is twofold: 1) to partner with and train Peruvian pastors, leaders, and missionaries to reach the unreached with the gospel of Christ and 2) to entrust biblically sound teaching to faithful men who will be equipped to teach others thereby strengthening the church in Peru.